Tahiti Half Circle Island Tour By Bus

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    12:30 PM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please note that bookings must be made at the latest 48 hours before the date of service, for all transfers/tours from Tuesday to Friday.
    If not, the tour/transfer may.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:45pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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, Marae Arahurahu, Vaipahi Garden and Taharaa Lookout. Learn about the history of French Polynesia, soak up panoramic island views, and visit gorgeous temples 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.


Local guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible



Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 3 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 02-Nov-2022

    Excellent coverage of Tahiti, tour guide pleasant fellow, engaging, informative. Enjoyed tour despite continuous rain.

  • 31-Oct-2022

    Our guide was an excellent story-teller, weaving Polynesian history with his personal 26-year history on the island (he came here to do his mandatory military service and never returned to his native Brittany). He added new insights to the background of the marae that we had learned on an earlier excursion.

  • 31-Oct-2022

    Point Venus and waterfalls were the highlights of the tour. Beautiful views and a lot of interesting commentary from our guide

  • 22-Oct-2022

    Not happy this tour was cancelled the day before. Being on a cruise ship and having limited wifi on board I only found out it was cancelled when we docked in Papeete.

  • 17-Oct-2022

    Another amazing tour with Viator. Gerard made each stop come to life with his stories about the folklore of the Polynesian people. His knowledge of plants only made the visit to the gardens even more enjoyable!

  • 17-Oct-2022

    Gerald was entertaining and very knowledgeable about the island. He also accommodated English and French speaking guests. Since we were on a cruise, we were limited in what to bring off the ship. I would recommend the tour include a bottle of cold water and maybe a granola bar or crackers or chips, since it was 5 hours long with only opportunities to purchase drinks, but not snacks.

  • 14-Oct-2022

    Ange was a great guide and shared a lot of personal anecdotes of Tahiti, which made the experience much more personal. Small group size and comfortable van. Most stops are near the main road and easily accessible.

  • 03-Oct-2022

    As a solo travelers, it was hard to find a circle island tour where I could join a group, so this tour was perfect for me! Alain, the guide, was excellent; friendly, knowledgeable and multilingual. The sites were lovely, it was a perfect length and now that I've been all the way around Tahiti NUI, I have a better sense of where I am. Highly recommend!

  • 14-Aug-2022

    We thoroughly enjoyed this informative half day tour, our tour guide, Allen was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English, if you don't hire a car or scooter, I would definitely recommend this tour as you get a great over view of Tahiti nui! Maururu!

  • 06-Jul-2022

    Excellent tour, our guide was knowledgeable and a good drive. The gardens were the highlight for us!

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