Learn how to sway your hips to the sounds of the Tahitian drums and the ukulele. Your instructor will first show you the different ways to wear a Polynesian pareo, then teach you the basics of this traditional art. You`ll learn the movements that make up the Oritahiti (rapid, rhythmic dance) and of the Aparima (slow, sensual dance). Price is per person based on two people traveling together. Available only to guests of Le Taha'a Resort and Spa.
This trail is arguably Moorea`s most popular hike. Begin with a hike along part of the crater to the edge of the volcanic funnel. From there climb to the Pass of the Three Coconuts where you may enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the ancient volcano. Difficulty: moderately advanced. Elevation gain: 850 feet. Operates: Everyday
Venture into Moorea`s lush interior along a forest trail that runs along the foot of the ancient caldera. Pass through fragrant pineapple fields before discovering the ancient archaeological sites and then the forest of the Tahitian chestnuts (mape). The hike culminates at the Pass of The Three Pines with views of magnificent Cook`s Bay. Difficulty: easy. Elevation gain: 660 feet. Operates: Everyday
Cross the fragrant pineapple plantations before entering the tropical forest path. From there climb to the Pass of the Three Coconuts where you may enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the ancient volcano. Finally, stop at the Tray of the Bounty for panoramic views at the foot of the volcano crater. Difficulty: moderate. Elevation gain: 850 feet. Operates: Everyday
Explore the sacred island of Raiatea and it's rich culture with a half-day island discovery tour. Led by a knowledgeable guide, you will travel in an open-air 4x4 vehicle and see the remarkable lagoon and Faaroa Bay as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Taputapuatea, the largest marae in French Polynesia. Ages 3 and up. Price is per person.
Explore the island of Huahine on this 4x4 island tour. Start by visiting Fare, the main town of Huahine, followed by a visit to the village of Maeva where you'll tour the ancient Marae (archaeological sites). You'll then continue on and visit a vanilla plantation and then have a chance to see and feed the sacred blue-eyed eels of Faie. You'll end the tour with a stop for a panoramic view at the Belvedere lookout point. Fruit and soft drinks are provided on the tour. Tour requires a minimum of 4 persons to operate. Operates: Everyday
Make your way around the island of Tahiti on this informative excursion with Marama Tours. Your friendly, English-speaking guide will take you to the most popular sites around the island and provide interesting narrative along the way. Stops include landmarks such as Point Venus, Vaipahi Waterfall and Maraa Fern Grotto. Departs: Everyday
Hike to Mount Aorai, the second highest peak in Tahiti, on this guided adventure with Marama Tours. You will discover lush valleys, cascading waterfalls and other natural wonders along the way. This excursion can accommodate any range of skill and requires at least two people to operate. The tour begins at 9:00AM and ends at 1:00PM. Operates: Everyday
Explore the beautiful interior of Taha`a by 4x4 and discover its luxurious tropical vegetation with a friendly guide. You`ll taste the local fruit and admire breathtaking views of the magnificent turquoise bay of Haamene. This excursion also includes a visit to the pearl farm and a traditional vanilla plantation. Available for guests staying at Le Taha`a Island Resort and Spa.
Circle the island with your professional and experienced guide. Learn the island`s legends, discover the American WWII cannons, visit an ancient temple (marae), and meet a local family who will serve you fruit from their plantation. You will also visit villages where you will learn how to make your own sarong and discover the local fauna of the island.