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Authentic Tahiti Discovery - Half Day West Coast Tour

Excursion shared
Tahiti

The west coast of Tahiti is full of beautiful natural and archaeological sites: freshwater source, botanical garden, traditional temple (marae), caves... Meet the local population and discover the Polynesian way of life. Fill up with colors and flavors!

82 USD per adult

Highlights

CATHOLIC CHURCH: enter the courtyard of the St Francis-Xavier Catholic Church in the municipality of Paea. This magnificent stone church was built in 1855. You may also meet the guardian of the place, a sweet lady with a strong personality!

MARAE ARAHURAHU: the most beautiful and extensive marae of Tahiti is divided into several platforms and regularly hosts traditional dances shows and ceremonies. This majestic place at the foot of the mountain is surrounded by lush vegetation. Toilets available at this stop.

TAHARUU BLACK SAND BEACH: long black sand beach, very frequented by the surfers with a view on the impressive relief of the island ... The mouth of the Taharuu river also attracts families who come to swim in the fresh water. A small restaurant serving drinks is available on site and is open from Tuesday to Sunday.

VAIPAHI GARDEN: this beautiful "Water garden" after its Tahitian name, gather many exotic plants and trees. It is also crossed by streams, a small lake and you can discover a waterfall. Follow your guide through the "porcelain roses", bamboo trees and other tropical plants. Souvenir shop and season fruits available on site. Toilets available at this stop.

VAIMA SPRING: the Vaima river is one of the favorite places of local people who come refresh themselves and swim in this pure water. Walk along the river to discover a little ?private bath? and a natural "jacuzzi". The river is also home to some eels that you may be lucky enough to see.

MONOÏ FACTORY: this factory supplies many large European cosmetic groups. Discover the process of making this oil with the sweet fragrance of tiare with your guide and visit the laboratory where the different ingredients of the cosmetics are assembled for the local market. A shop is available on site, let yourself be tempted by a scrub, a massage oil or a body lotion with sweet fragrances.

MARA?A GROTTO: the caves of Mara'a are nestled at the foot of the mountain. Surrounded by lush vegetation, they are filled with a freshwater lake. You will visit the largest of the 3 caves.

FRUITS & VEGETABLES SELLER: stop at this fruit and vegetable vendor who has set up stall at her home by the roadside. Fill up with colors and flavors by tasting some seasonal fruits.

Rates

- 82 USD per adult

- 82 USD per child

Practical info

Inclusions ? Guided tour, Transfers to/from tour departure point, water or fruit juice, fresh season fruit sampling

Schedules (transfer time from hotels not taken into account) ? Morning tour 08h30 ? 13h00; afternoon tour 13h30 ? 18h00

Pick-up / Drop-Off ? InterContinental, Tahiti Nui, Tiare Tahiti, Airport Motel, Manava,
Tahiti Ia Ora (ex Le Meridien), Royal Tahitien, Tahiti Pearl Beach, Pension de la Plage, Relais Fenua

Spoken Languages - English, French, Spanish

Vehicle Info ? 7-seat Mercedes Minivan

Information on this Factsheet is subject to change without prior notice.

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