CHRISTCHURCH, ARTHUR’S PASS, FRANZ JOSEF, QUEENSTOWN, MILFORD SOUND, FAIRLIE & FIJI
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To enhance your amazing New Zealand & Fiji vacation package, you will be offered by your tour director several optional tours and evening activities. All rates are approximates in US Dollars and are subject to change based on fluctuation of exchange rates and suppliers rates. Tours are subject to availability and minimum number of participants. Once confirmed, missed optional tours are non-refundable. Additional optional tours may be added for your enjoyment, and the optional tours listed below may not be available on all departure dates. Note that optional tours are non-refundable.
Your flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and back are on Fiji Airways. Your flight schedules are below. We recommend that you check-in 3 ½ hours before departure.
Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing immigration and customs if you are planning a connecting flight. We recommend at least 3 ½ hours. Please keep in mind that flight schedules are always subject to change.
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
Fiji Airways does not take seat requests in advance. smarTours is not involved with your seat assignment. It is between you and the airline! Seat assignment can only be arranged upon check-in at the airport.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the travel date. Non-U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations. It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip. If you failed to submit a copy of your passport with your deposit, you will need to mail smarTours one photocopy of your passport with your final payment.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Your airline tickets along with final instruction and some additional travel tips will be sent to you 7 – 10 days before the scheduled departure of your tour. Please make sure to advise us in case your address changes.
Immunizations are NOT currently required; however, you may wish to consult your personal physician or local public health authorities as to their suggestions.
Weather conditions will vary widely in the areas covered on this tour. Generally speaking, seasons in the Southern hemisphere are the reverse of our seasons. (When it is summer here it is winter there). The South Island of New Zealand will be mild during their summer (60’s and low 70’s) and cool in their winter (high in the 40’s). It is always a good idea to dress in layers. Fiji has a warm tropical climate with temperatures from the High 70’s to 80’s all year round.
NON-INCLUDED MEALS AND SIGHTSEEING
The hotels used on this tour have several dining choices from coffee shop to specialty restaurants. Average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in the coffee shop is about $20 – $25 per meal per person. Optional sightseeing tours and evening activities will be offered. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. Dollars. Your hotels will be able to exchange for you cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase) max. 44 pounds and one carry-on piece. Carry on must not exceed 18”x10”x8”. We recommend that you do not over-pack and that you take a variety of separates with climate and comfort in mind.
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I have just returned from my New Zealand & Fiji Adventure and I want to thank you all for a magnificent trip. I truly enjoyed every minute of this vacation. The flights were wonderful. Fiji Airways was fantastic. I was able to secure seats online and we had no issues with the flights at all. Nadi airport was very thorough in their security checks which I appreciated very much. Customs was not an issue in all 3 countries I traveled in, including the US. Our group was wonderful. It was just the perfect size and everyone was pleasant and friendly. Our guide in New Zealand was absolutely fantastic. Adrian was warm, welcoming, enthusiastic, friendly and so knowledgeable of the country its customs and traditions. He was wonderful and I wish to extend another wonderful thanks to him for his kindness and professionalism. Our driver, Tony, was amazing. He was kind, friendly and very good at driving us all through the lovely south island of New Zealand. The South Island of New Zealand was amazing. The hotels and the staff we stayed at where fantastic. So very friendly and extremely helpful. Fiji also was wonderful. Joe our guide unfortunately was not feeling well and did not meet us the first day. He did meet us on our second day for our tour of Nadi. He was wonderful. He was helpful and such a great guide to the Fijian culture. I really enjoyed the Orchid garden and the ride to Rosie Tours owners home. Very beautiful place. The only negative was unfortunately at the Double Tree Hotel. They put a 300 dollar credit hold on my credit card and charged it. I had to fill out a form so they would reverse the charge. That is not acceptable especially since they didn't notify us of this. If I would not have filled out the form, they would have charged me. Everyone in our group was not thrilled by this. Other than this unfortunate incident, the trip was fantastic. I would definitely recommend it to others and Smartours. I look forward to going on another trip soon. Thank you all for everything.