Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Grotto Caves Of Maraa And Vaipahi Gardens - Papeete

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Discover the highlights of Tahiti on a 5-hour tour of the natural and cultural sites on the island. Your expert local guide shares informative commentary as you visit Venus Point, the Arahoho blowhole, the Cascades of Faarumai, and Vaipahi Garden. Learn about the history of French Polynesia, soak up panoramic island views, and visit gorgeous waterfalls and botanic gardens on this afternoon tour from Papeete.

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After pickup from your hotel, set out to explore the island of Tahiti, traveling by air-conditioned coach with an experienced local guide. Your first stop will be on the west coast where you will visit the famous Marae Arahurahu, a relgious site dedicated to the ancient gods where important ceremonies used to take place. 

For manicured landscapes, visit the Vaipahi Garden, where you can wander around a tree-shaded wonderland of waterfalls, ponds and colorful tropical flowers. Your guide can help you identify the plant life as you take in this botanical gem. 

Visit Venus Point, located on Matavai Bay. The stop got its name from Captain James Cook, who observed the 1769 transit of Venus from this point as part of his work for the Royal Society. As you walk around the black-sand beach, note the monument that commemorates Cook's work here.

Next, cruise along scenic roads to arrive at the Arahoho blowhole where, when there's a big swell, water shoots skyward, resulting in what might be a free shower courtesy of the sea! Enjoy the beauty of the black-sand beaches and turquoise sea, a popular surfing spot.

Afterwards, visit Taharaa View Point for breathtaking panoramic views over the island before being returned to your hotel in Papeete where your tour ends.

Inclusions for Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Grotto Caves Of Maraa And Vaipahi Gardens

  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Exclusions for Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Grotto Caves Of Maraa And Vaipahi Gardens

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance to the Gauguin Museum (Approximately XPF700, to be paid direct on the day of travel)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This tour was well worthwhile. Tahiti is very beautiful but limited in its tourist attractions. This tour covers what is available in a comprehensive manner. Our guide was fluent in English and French. He was also informative and had a great sense of humour.Highly recommended

  • After a slow start due to the mix up of meeting points and other problems the tour was good and the tour guide informative. The island stops were no good for anyone using a wheelchair.

  • It was good but I wish we had done this tour the first day instead of the last we toured the island and saw many of the sites that I would have liked to visit. Also, the driver was pointing out landmarks but he was driving so fast we couldn't even see them. However, the sites that we did stop were beautiful and good photo stops. Also, he spoke good English. I would recommend this tour on the first day so that you know where you want to visit for a longer period of time.

  • Really good.

  • This was a great tour. It was jammed packed with things to see around the island. I wish the tour was 6 hours instead of the 4 hours. The tour guide was excellent.

  • We were instructed by email to meet outside the Tahiti Nui Travel Office at Vaima Shopping Centre across from the Cruise Ship Pier. On arrival as with a few others we found the travel office closed and our guide turned up about 15 minutes or more late. By the time we were led to our tour bus and waited for some others to find us, we had already lost some of our tour time.
    The Tour Guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant.
    Although it was lightly raining, our stop at Marae Arahurahu was very interesting and historic. We found the Vaipahai Gardens relaxing and we were able to take photo memories with us. The down point was that we were rushed to leave and had very little time to visit the amenities or gift shop. Again it was sprinkling rain at the Arahoho Blow Hole and the highlight was when we saw several whales frolicking out to sea! The views from the Taharaa View Point were spectacular.
    Due to the late start, it was obvious that we were being hurried to make up time and although there was talk about the peak hour traffic, we reluctantly arrived back to Papeete a bit early.

  • we really enjoyed this trip. the weather was not good saw all of Tahiti.

  • Not a bad way to get an overview of Tahiti Nui. Guide was quite good but be warned there is a lot of time on the coach. Some muttering about the commentary not always flowing and we were sometimes confused as to our whereabouts on the map we were supposedly following. Stops at places of interest was for 15-20 minutes duration and seemed rushed. The highlight was at the blowhole not because of the blowing of the water but the presence of a couple of whales one of which fully breached out of the water!
    Also the Gaugain museum was closed and a pity because it would have been one of the highlights.

  • Excellent, informative and funny driver/tour guide.

  • We arrived in the parking lot 45 minutes before the tour was to take place, no one from Viator identified themselves and no vehicle with the Viator name appeared anywhere, including the 2 of us there were 4 other people from our cruise on this tour, they made it on the tour as the bus left without us, our names were not called out and no signage from Viator......this was very upsetting, a representative from the bus company that runs all the major tours spoke with us!...... after we approached him and he found us 2 seats on another tour which we were very thankful for, be careful when booking tours ....this was our 7th cruise and we have never had a problem before, this was the first time booking through Viator.

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