2. From Papeete: Tahiti Highlights Private Tour with Transfer
Pickup at your hotel and start exploring the capital, Papeete first with visiting of central market for souvenirs and pearl shop for Jewelry and bijou. We will walk in downtown to see a colonial style City hall building and a Catholic cathedral. Then we will start our way around the Tahiti Nui Island with lookout to gorgeous lagoon, town, coral reef's patches and green mountains. Then we will visit a famous Polynesian open air temple, marae Arahurahu with impressive Tiki sculptures. Then we will explore beautiful Maraa caves, gorgeous Vaipahi water garden with colorful local plants and sacred freshwater eels, and further the breathtaking black sand surf beach with giant waves and surfers. The lunch with delicious local food in a restaurant of Paul Gauguin will be great starting point to drive to the isthmus between the two parts of Tahiti to explore Phaeton Bay, famous South Pacific hurricane hole with dozens of cruising boats from all over the world. Then our way will get us to spectacular fields and gardens of Taravao plateau and further up to the top of the mounting of Tahiti Nui with unbelievable panoramic view to fringing reef and little tropical islands, motus. Then we will go down to visit the sacred place of local shaman’s ceremonies, Faone twin waterfalls. Following the north road, we will drive to impressive valley of three waterfalls, to get immersed into the atmosphere of old legends of Tiarei area and take pictures in front of big Faarumai waterfall. We will visit famous blow hole and explore the surf waves smashing to the cliffs and will continue our way to a Mahina town with historical Venus point, where we will observe the old lighthouse and amazing black sand beach. Stories about Captain’s Cook circumnavigations, bread fruit and Mutiny on Bounty adventures, as soon as historical facts about Tahitian Royal dynasty Pomare, tattoo culture, arrival of great navigators to famous Matavai Bay and contemporary life of the country will complete your picture about Island of love. We will continue our way through all the Great Papeete towns – Mahina, Arue, Pirae, Faaa and Punauia to see Papeete from the other amazing viewpoint, Tahara. At the end of the Tour, we will bring you to a place of your choice!