Excursions around the island
Islands are extremely different from each other, so a trip inland or around any island will bring a lot of impressions. In Tahiti, you will visit the harbor from which the discovery of Polynesia by navigators Wallis and Cook began, feed huge eels with your own hands, enjoy the view of powerful waterfalls and magnificent views, visit the Marais, not to mention museums, the likes of which are nowhere else.
During your walks around the islands, you may come across plantations of tiare, “tiare”. This fragrant flower serves as the basis for the preparation of monoi. Monoi is a tan strengthening and softening oil that went on the market in 1942 and is still one of the pillars of the economy, as well as the cultural symbols of Polynesia.
Be sure to feed these peaceful, sharp-toothed giants. Unforgettable impressions. Those who do not like thrills can simply watch the dolphins, here they are extremely fond of communicating. At the Beachcomber on the Moorea you will have such an opportunity.
According to Printer Hall, each island is of volcanic origin. In some cases (Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Bora Bora), extinct volcanoes still exist to this day. In other cases (Rangiroa, Manihi…) the volcano plunged into the ocean. But around the volcanic mountains there is always a coral belt that protrudes from the water. This belt is divided into several small islands called “motu”. The islets are almost flat and covered with coconut trees. Surrounded by virgin nature, the Tahitians will set up a fabulous table for you with all kinds of Tahitian dishes cooked on the motu itself in an earthen oven.
Here you will be introduced to the history, ways of cooking, tell a couple of local anecdotes and learn to dance if you have not had time to join the Tahitian dances in the village of Tiki Village, Tiki Village, on about. Moorea.
Tiki Village deserves special attention, as the cultural heritage of Polynesia is concentrated here. Here you can taste Tahitian dishes, observe the locals and their historical way of life, watch a concert and dance with fire, as well as order a wedding ceremony according to local customs.
In addition, you can book a helicopter tour, go fishing, take a trip in a canoe or a glass bottom boat.
The market is located in the heart of Papaete.
The stalls abound with bright bouquets of orchids and other unseen plants. Here you can buy various souvenirs – mother-of-pearl trinkets, umbrellas, bags, etc. Here you can see fruits and vegetables, the existence of which you did not even know.
MUSEUM OF TAHITI
The Museum of Tahiti and its Islands will tell you about the history of Polynesia.
MUSEUM OF PAUL GAUGUIN
Here you can learn the life story of this famous artist. The museum presents letters, memoirs and, of course, paintings by Gauguin.
Shopping in six stores on Papaete
Moorea is 17 km away. from Tahiti.
The flight takes about 10 minutes, by catamaran – 25 minutes
SIGHTSEEING TOUR ON THE ISLAND
Takes approximately 4 hours.
It includes visits to small villages and stops for special Moorea mountain views, valleys and lagoons.
The highlights of the tour are the Opunohu Valley, Marae Temples, Le Belvedere Peak, which offers spectacular views of Opunohu & Cook Bay.
Your stay on Moorea would not be complete without stopping by the Polynesian village of Tiki Vilage, where you can see how the locals used to live, watch the “fire dance”, feed the sharks on the “shark feeding” excursion (and, if desired, swim among these “cute” predators), as well as walk in special spacesuits along the seabed.
An unforgettable dance show, BBQ and unlimited wine and punch await you on Tiki Island.
All you need is just a snorkel, mask and fins, and the amazing, extraordinary world of the underwater kingdom will share its treasures with you.
GLASS BOTTOM BOAT
Enjoy the underwater world on a glass bottom boat.
OCEAN SAFARI A
canoe trip to one of the islands where you will have a great opportunity to feed and maybe make friends with the sharks.
Le petit village – a small shopping center with boutiques.
Here you can buy fine clothes, jewelry, perfumes and Polynesian souvenirs.
SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF THE ISLAND
During the tour you will visit the vanilla plantations, the village of Maewa, the village of Fare and the unusually picturesque corners of the island.
This is an exciting journey through the valleys through the mountains, visiting peach, vanilla, grapefruit and other plantations.
CRUISE AROUND THE ISLAND Canoe
cruise. Stop on one of the uninhabited islands for lunch, the opportunity to dive, swim or just relax on the sandy beach.
SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF THE ISLAND
During the tour you will visit all the most interesting things on the island, including the archaeological sites of Marae Opu and Matira Point.
LAGUNARIUM AND SHARK FEEDING
After enjoying the underwater world in natural conditions, you will get a unique opportunity to get to know the cutest creatures – sharks – and even feed them from your hand.
Discover the extraordinary world of Bora Bora.
Excursions in jeeps or air-conditioned mini-buses through the rainforests.
Loisirs Safari – Full day safari through the Papenoo Valley with visits to waterfalls and swimming islands.
Visit to the ancient crater and archaeological sites of Maraa.
The soundproof helicopter tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.
This is an opportunity to look at the beauty of local landscapes from above.
The helicopter will fly over mountain peaks, green valleys, tropical forests, mountain rivers, lakes.
From a height, basalt mountain peaks, canyons and powerful waterfalls will appear.
GLASS BOTTOM BOAT EXCURSION
Enjoy the underwater world on a glass bottom boat tour.
Travel on horseback along mountain ranges cut by small mountain streams.
Along the way, you will encounter all sorts of tropical fruits and flowers.
A picnic is organized near the mountain river.
More than half of the tourists who come to Tahiti and its islands are newlyweds or those who want to celebrate a wedding anniversary or just an engagement.
The wedding ceremony itself is not official from a legal point of view, although all the participants, flowers, pareos, tapas are certainly real.
This is an opportunity to participate in an exotic performance where you are the main characters.
EXCURSION TO MARAE TAPUTAPUATEA
Tours pass through green valleys, waterfalls, peach and vanilla plantations.
Marae Taputapuatea, an open-air stone-built temple, is the religious home of the Polynesian Maohi tribe; Marai Tainuu temple with old stone statues.
The hiking tour includes a hike to the Tapioi and Temehani mountains, where you can find the rare 5-petal Tiarae Apetahi flower that opens at dawn.
Cruise the Faaroa River by speed canoe.
Usually the path leads to the small village of Tiva.
In ancient times, the brave families of the Maohi tribe traveled along this river to settle in New Zealand.
This tour also includes a stop at small uninhabited “motu” islands for picnic, snorkeling and swimming.
MUSEUM OF BLACK PEARLS
Excursion to the museum, where you will be told about the history and methods of production of black pearls.
Here you can also buy unique jewelry from the private collection of Robert Wang, the king of black pearls.