Discover the rich historic past and archaeological treasures of Bora Bora, unknown sites reachable via private roads only, such as the site of "Ofai Honu", "the turtle stone" in Tahitian, a rock embeded with petroglyphs representing the king and his sons; the private marae Hau Puni surrounded by an arboretum and medicinal plants. Without missing WW2 remaining cannons and bunkers and a stop at mama Ruta's pareo workshop. A unique tour to learn more about Bora Bora unknown cultural sites and history aboard a very comfortable 4WD.74 USD per adult
A circle island tour of Bora Bora with 5 main stops that will show you a sample of Bora Bora island's rich culture:
Ofai Honu: the "Turtle stone" in Tahitian, located on a private property mountainside in Povai Bay. This stone is embeded with petroglyghs representing turtles and symbolizing the princes of Bora Bora.
Marae Hau Puni: made of several platforms, this huge property is surrounded by an arboretum and medicinal plants. Ancient objects were found on site during the restoration.
WW2 remains: cannons and bunkers dating from World War II located on the top of a hill, guns are facing Bora Bora's unique pass. This is also a great viewpoint on Vaitape pier and Bora Bora's lagoon.
Mama Ruta's Pareo workshop: this is the opportunity to learn how pareos are tinted and patterns printed. You can also buy on choosing your colors and this will be delivered to your hotel a few days later. Season fresh fruits sampling and restrooms available.
Last stop is at "Hiro's rock": learn about the legend about this imposing rock like coming out of nowhere. 2 other cannons are also accessible from this point via a path with a panoramic view on Raiatea and Tahaa.
Many other small sites to be visited and details about Bora Bora's history and culture to learn during the tour.
- 74 USD per adult
- 37 USD per child
Inclusions - Guided tour; Spring water during the tour; Fresh fruits sample
Schedules (transfer time from hotels not taken into account) - Morning tour 08h30 - 12h00 ; Afternoon tour 13h30 - 17h00
PIck-Up / Drop-Off - All Hotels & Guest Houses with meeting point on main island, (property(ies) below with extra charge). Four Seasons - Roundtrip boat transfer for a pick up at Anau (shared transfer). Motu Hotels - Roundtrip transfers fees Motu/main island to be paid on site or through our agency. Motu Guest Houses - Roundtrip transfers fees Motu/main island to be paid on site.
Spoken Languages - English, French. On request: Spanish, Japanese, Chinese.
Vehicle Info - 4WD Land Rover Defender or Toyota Land Cruiser - 5 or 8 passengers seats
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