Set off on an educational exploration of the island and learn all about Polynesian geology, botany, anthropology, archaeology, sociology, economy, history and traditions. Your driver-guide and will share his knowledge, experience and passion for this beautiful island with such a rich culture.55 USD per adult
Village of Maeva
Huahine is renowned for its village of Maeva, where all district chiefs once lived side by side and worshiped their ancestors at their respective marae. Marae are places including stone structures set aside for religious rites and ceremonies. 200 archaeological stone structures have survived centuries of natural destruction. These structures lie within yards of one another along the shore of Lake Fauna Nui and on the sacred and scenic Matairea Hill. Visit the museum with your guide and learn about the arrival of the first navigators in Polynesia.
Vanilla plantation and fish traps
Also located in the village of Maeva, you will visit a vanilla plantation and learn how this plant cultivated and the beans prepared to become this treasure of flavor. The village of Maeva is also sheltering the remains of stone fish traps unique in French Polynesia. There are still fishermen using stone traps in the village.
Motu Maeva, Marae Manunu
Stop on a beach oceanside before visiting Marae Manunu where is located the tomb of Raiti the last great priest of the village of Maeva.
The home of the sacred blue eyes eels?you will also stop by the belvedere view point on the bay of Maroe.
You will enjoy the view on the magnificent lagoon of Huahine from Mahuti view point before continuing the discovery of the island lanscapes.
Reserved to kings, this marae is located lagoonside along a small white sand beach.
- 55 USD per adult
- 28 USD per child
Inclusions - Guided tour, Water
Schedules (transfer time from hotels not taken into account) - Morning Tour 09h00 - 12h00; Afternoon Tour 14h00 - 17h00
Pick up / Drop off - Hotel Royal Huahine base, receptions of Hotels Maitai, Relais Mahana, Pensions Fare Maeva, Tupuna, Meherio
Spoken Languages - English, French
Vehicle Info - 4X4 Ford Ranger
Information on this Factsheet is subject to change without prior notice.