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)

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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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  • Beautiful scenery but that was about it.
    Lacked organisation.

  • The only redeeming grace of this excursion was the conversation with the driver

  • Tour guide Cookie was excellent and very knowledgeable. Unfortunately it rained however we were able can to see all the sights listed. The group was small, just 7 and given this we had a pleasant afternoon.

  • Good tour, learned a lot about Tahiti.

  • Tour comprehensive--Cookie is excellent tour guide

  • We were disappointed because we assumed Tahiti had more to offer. The tour guide was fine, we made few stops but would had like to see beaches. We could had rented a car and drive around the island ourselves.

  • Cookie was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and with a great personality.

  • Our cruise ship docked in Papeete and we were advised to wait outside the Tahiti Nui Office. As this was a Sunday, the office was shut and no one to confirm our presence. However, our air conditioned coach arrived and as we had the e vouchers Cookie our driver and guide and comedian let us on. Whilst the tour took us all the way round the coast ot the main part of the island, the view point was not exactly up the mountain. Cookie was an entertaining driver who was very informative. Good value for money when compared with cruise ship prices.

  • The tour was good with a good driver but Tahiti was a disappointment as it appeared rundown and had seen better days.

  • Our guide was very good and give us lots of info on the island. Would highly recommend this tour.

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