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Text by Bonnie Tsui

Antarctica  |  Fiji  |  New Zealand  |  Oceania

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Go Green
The lure of life as a Pacific islander is as timeworn as it is elusive (umbrellaed rum drinks and a Bob Marley soundtrack do not qualify). Enter Earthwatch Institute, our third highest rated outfitter overall, whose new archaeological expedition to the Fijian island of Viti Levu takes immersion travel to the extreme. On Rove Peninsula, fringed by a mangrove forest on one side and blooming coral reefs on the other, Bourewa Beach is the site of the earliest human settlement in Fiji. Working with a team of researchers and local university students, you'll excavate sites for provocative evidence of prehistoric life, including greenstone tools and intricately carved pottery. "So little is known about the Lapita people—the archaeologists are in the very early stages of their research—that you actually have an amazing chance of discovering something new and exciting in the field," says Earthwatch program manager Kimberly Ciano. While working the site you'll stay with villagers (a dose of Fijian hospitality isn't complete without a calming bowl of evening kava). After a turn as Indiana Jones, follow your new friends to the best snorkeling spots or on an exploration of paradise on horseback.


Outfitter: Earthwatch Institute (

Price: $2,649

Length: 15 days

Departs: January

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