The West Coast of Tahiti has an so much natural beauty and offers numerous archaeological sites. On this Discovery of the Authentic Tahiti - Half Day West Coast, you will learn about Tahitian traditions and culture visiting Marae Arahurahu, explore vibrant gardens and caves, visit a natural spring thought to have healing qualities and savour some local Polynesian produce.
After departing your accommodation, your Tekura Tahiti Travel tour travels to the municipality of Paea to St Francis-Xavier Catholic Church where you will meet the colourful caretaker of this impressive stone structure built in 1855. Before leaving Paea, visit Marae Arahurahu. Home to one of the best-preserved tiki statues in Tahiti, explore the open space and monuments of these ancient and sacred meeting grounds, popular for celebrations and Polynesian ceremonies.
Before reaching Vaipahi Garden, drive past Taharuu Black Sand Beach a surfers hot spot. The fresh water beach is also popular with local families. At the gardens wander through the parkland with your English speaking guide to see many exotic plants before travelling onto refreshing and healing Vaima Spring where you may spot an eel or two.
Next your tour visits Monoi Factory, where the sweet fragrance of Tiare fills the air. Here you will have the opportunity to tour the laboratory where many comestic products are made and purchase a body scrub, massage oil or body lotion. Before your half day tour ends, explore the fern cave and lush gardens of Mara'a Grotto and taste some Tahiti's seasonal fruits available from a local fruit and vegetable vendor.
Departs: 8.30 am or 1.30 pm
Duration: approximately 4.5 hours
Children: 3-11 years are charged at the adult rate.
Note: Please inform your consultant if you have any infants, persons with a disability or pregnant women travelling on the tour. Don't forget to pack your camera, wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, bring additional cash, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses and a drinking water. Tour and visited sites are subject to change without notice and are dependent on weather conditions and other circumstances beyond Tekura Tahiti Travel control.
Operated by: Tekura Tahiti Travel