Some travel ideas to customize you stay in Polynesia and discover a world going beyond its magnificent landscapes
Discover the island of Tetiaroa onboard of the Ohana, the largest catamaran of Polynesia (20m long per 10 meters large). Ideal for single day cruises within the lagoon or open sea, the Ohana welcomes you in a very comfortable and agreeable cruising area. Ohana's favorite: Tetiaroa, Marlon Brando's atoll, located only 2h30 of navigation from Tahiti. During cruising time, the music is on, snacks and drinks are served while some can try out Deep Sea fishing. On the spot, you will be guide...
Set off on Moorea lagoon and head for the famous Cook and Opunohu bays for an incredible view of the mountains your guide will tell you the story. Then admire the black tip sharks and caress the stingrays. Enjoy a BBQ on a motu, during which the famous Coco & Raw fish show will be displayed. Afternoon leisure on the beach.
Please bring your swim suit, towel & fins. (Only mask & snorkel will be provided)
Embark on a confortable motorized outrigger canoe that will take you to the coral garden meet the colorful tropical fishes, swim among the stingrays and observe the black tip sharks closer in their natural environment oceanside. You will then reach the private motu to the sound ukulele where a delightful Tahitian lunch will be served. Afternoon at leisure on the private white sand motu.
Follow the guide and enter this captivating and magic world: Discover the island coast during the transfer from the pier to the Hotel Intercontinental Resort Moorea****, & after a 2Courses Lunch, start the Miti program at the Moorea Dolphin Center located inside the hotel. Listen to the keepers' educational introduction to the dolphin's anatomy, behaviour and habits, you can meet them in a shallow pool where they will perform their impressive acrobatics. Make a new friend, learn mo...
Entry into the heart of the island by a path leading to the plateau of the Bounty, stroll through the pineapple plantations, crossing rivers, Opunohu Valley and farms, The Belvedere viewpoint, tasting fresh fruit at the Lycée Agricole shop and stop at the viewpoint of Magic Mountain. After the tour, lunch at Moorea Beach Café, in a idyllic setting overlooking the lagoon for a New Cuisine in a musical ambience (3-Courses menu with 1 Maitai cocktail, 1 bottle of water for 2, coffee...
Discover the Valley of Vaipohe, a half day hiking excursion that will enable you to discover the amazing tropical lushes sceneries of Tahiti. Escorted by your tour guide, Experience the interior of the island with waterfalls along the way and countless of flora species to observe. Here's another awsome way to exerience the island of Tahiti!
Meet the dolphins at Matavai Bay on the East coast. In the morning, the best conditions are met to watch these friendly mammals at this stunning spot. This is the perfect place for an incredible experience! Your knowledgeable guide will be at your side to ensure you have a great, safe experience in the water with the dolphins, when conditions permitting.
ONO'U International Street Art Festival became a not to be missed urban culture event since its creation in 2014. More than 30 murals now embellish the city's walls bringing modernity to Papeete where a few grey walls earned a second life. You will discover no less than 25 murals during this guided walking tour in the streets of the city, the story of their creation and the artists who painted them.
Take a tour on a trip around the island and discover some of the Treasures of Tahiti. Start with the West Coast and the famous Marae Arahurahu, religious site dedicated to the ancient gods where important ceremonies used to take place. Then continue with the visit of the beautiful gardens and waterfall of Vaipahi set in a lush tropical environment. Do not miss the East Coast with the waterfall, the Blow Hole, natural sites recently rehabilitated for visitors or the famous Venus Point, who saw Ca...
Explore the Fautaua valley and admire its 130-meters high waterfall, archaeological sites and lush vegetation.
A must-do in Tahiti : Enjoy a magnificent sunset with outstanding views on Moorea's island from the lagoon of Tahiti. Cocktail in hand, you will be delighted by the unique colours of this duo moment
Moderately difficult "Canyoning" hike visiting lava channels that were formed during the volcanic period when the island was born. You will explore the rocks and vaults that Mother Nature herself has carved out. When you come out of the lava tubes, follow the river bubbling with waterfalls and have a swim in the cool water. Lunch and equipment included (headlight, gloves and coverall).
Set off on a Polynesian style outrigger pirogue for a trip to the Aquarium. The Aquarium site is 10 minutes from the diving center and within Tahiti's lagoon. The site is well-known by the divers for its clear waters and wealth of multi-coloured fish. Your guide will be with you throughout the trip.
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!
The East Coast is certainly the richest part of the island as far as History is concerned. Indeed, it is in Matavai Bay that the greatest navigators landed in the 18th century from Samuel Wallis to James Cook. You will love the magnificent black sand beaches and the mountains views from the valleys of Faarumai and Orofero. Meet the local people, see their savoir-faire and artistic talent through the art craft. Great discoveries scheduled this tour along the less urbanized coast of Tahiti.
Go on this moderately difficult hiking trail for breathtaking views of Tahiti, the ocean and surrounding valleys. The Aorai is Tahiti's third highest mountain and peaks at 2066 metres: you will hike up to the 1st mountain hut at an altitude of 1400 metres. You need to be fit and healthy for this invigorating hike. Lunch not included during this tour.
Have a once in a lifetime experience and get up close and personal with these incredible mammals. Whales come to Polynesia?s warm waters from August to November to give birth. You will see the whales jump out of the water and slap the water?s surface with their tails. The animals? welfare is a priority and during the trip the whales must not be rightened or injured. Learn all about them from your expert guide who will also advise you if you can get in the water with the whales or not.
Take advantage of your trip in Tahiti to discover the beauties of its lagoon. Different itineraries are being proposed including the discovery and observation of the Whales off the coast during the fresh season from August to October. Snacks will be served during the excursion.
Whales come to Polynesia?s warm waters from August to October to mate and give birth. Getting up close and personal with these wild sea mammals is an unforgettable experience. The wellbeing of the creature is our top priority and your guide will decide how best to proceed.
Enjoy a delicious American breakfast at the resort motu specially decorated for this occasion.
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6 times European Champion, South Pacific champion 2007 champion Tahiti 2009 etc ... Coach for the selection Tahitian (16-18 years), physical and technical preparation. Courses include transportation, board surfing and insurance.Material quality and boards of all sizes. Depending on your skills, you choose from various surf spots and different type of wave. You can try several boards during the course.
Located in the heart of the Intercontinental, the dive center TOPDIVE is ideally located for easy access to dive sites used for initiations. You will discover, for your first time, a multitude of colorful tropical fishes and you can even put you in command of an aircraft sank!
Take time to discover all the treasures of the west coast of Tahiti. From the Catholic stone church to the long black sand beach and the freshwater spring, you will visit places where Polynesians like to recharge their batteries and not to forget the few must-see places such as the Arahurahu marae or Vaipahi botanic garden. You will meet charming personalities and taste the Polynesian lifestyle. You will have lunch in a typical restaurant located in Tahiti's peninsula overlooking the beauti...
After a quick briefing from your guide, hop on your Jet Ski and follow the guide to explore the lagoon of Punaauia and Faa'a with its great view of Moorea. Depending on weather conditions and journey time, there are a range of routes you can take. For example, you may be able to go to the fisherman's bay to see the dolphins, stop for a swim at the so-called aquarium where you can admire the tropical fish and coral gardens or head right up to Papeete harbour.