Discover the best of Papeete on this full-day 4WD safari adventure tour. You’ll travel through almost impenetrable rainforest to discover some of the jewels of Tahiti. This is a rare opportunity to see the places where most tourists cannot gain access. Experience the untouched majestic beauty of Papeete and uncover archaeological sites on this full-day jeep safari tour.
- Get off the beaten track in a 4×4
- Lunch included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Conducted in English
Discover the interior of the island of Tahiti by 4 wheel drive vehicle. The tour will take you to Mount Marau. You’ll be taken to an altitude of 3600 feet, stop for a bird’s eye view of Punaruu Valley, once a fortress built by the French during the Tahitian uprising of 1844 to 1846. The site is now used as a TV relay station.
At 4320 feet, there is a magnificent panorama of the island’s highest peaks: Orohena, Aorai, Tetufera and Teamaa.
Tour continues to the Tiarei Arahoho Blow Hole, Tahiti’s biggest roadside attraction. It’s unmarked and located at the base of a steep cliff on a narrow shoulder on the mountain side of the road. Over countless years, battering surf has undercut the basalt shoreline and eroded a passage to the surface beneath the road. When waves crash against the rocks, the result is a geyser-like plume of sea water that showers on lookers.
You’ll enter the Fa’aurumai Valley to visit the three waterfalls. The rainforest on both sides of this small valley is thick, nearly impenetrable and filled with “hutu” and “mape” trees (chestnut trees, only found in the Society Islands). If you look carefully, you’ll notice star fruit, guava and “mape” along the trail. From the parking lot, it’s several hundred yards to Vaimahutu, the first fall, which cascades 100 feet to earth and empties into a pool. Continue the rainforest walk and within 20-minutes you reach the other two falls : Haamaremare Iti and Haamaremare Rahi.
A picnic lunch is served overlooking the valley at the “La Maroto” lookout.
Departure Point: Tour departs from Papeete down town hotels and the wharf
Departure Time: 9:00am – Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:00pm
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Really loved the rugged Tahiti, it is beautiful! Our tour guide was so friendly and fun.
Reviewed by: Charl E, Canada