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Fun and informative jeep tour with knowledgeable Tahitian local who spoke excellent English. Saw tons of waterfalls and vista points, stopped for a swim in a fresh water river, went to small restaurant in the interior of the island where we could purchase lunch-it was beautiful. We enjoyed it!
Voyage extrêmement intéressant pour mon mari et moi. Paysages magnifques. Guides bilingues très cultivés et documentés. Repas correct.
The guide made this trip. I cannot pronounce his name, but he was a man who grew up in the forest, a true bushman. The trip into the interior of Tahiti was fascinating...we learned which plants and flowers were medicinal, how those living in the bush made utensils and the history of the forest people including a visit to the site of 1400 year old mummies! Our 4X4 climbed through amazing terrain surrounded by craggy peaks and we ended up at what appeared to be a delapidated hotel in the middle of nowhere. They had no guests but us and we had a phenomenal gourmet French lunch on the veranda overlooking the lush valley (lunch not included in tour). The other 4 people on our tour became friends which made the trip that much more enjoyable. Worth every penny!!!!
It was a great excursion the guide was very informative and the trip was breath taking. Waterfalls,gorgeous views and a great lunch.
Could not have been better. Our guide was in love with his home and made us love it too. We stopped to "play" with eels in a lake. We had a delicious lunch with a beautiful view. He told us about many hidden places where he goes fishing or has a picnic with his family. A most enjoyabe day.
Very nice jeep safari. Even if it rains on and off, you can still see the best views of Tahiti with its mountains and waterfalls. The guide Terri was nice too. In general if you want to take a jeep safari it's better to do it in Tahiti because it's larger than other islands and there are more nice spots to see
Best tour ever. guide was courteous and very knowledgeable. A great way to see 'behind the scenes' instead of just a shore tour
Review by Anonymous, May 2010
Doing what: Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep Safari
Fascinating views of beautiful back country. Our guide was very knowledgeable, charming, excellent English, and gave us much insight into life for Tahitians, as well as the ecology we travelled through. Thoroughly recommend!
Really loved the rugged Tahiti, it is beautiful! Our tour guide was so friendly and fun.
Interesting, nice journey with lots of information about the country. Unfortunately, not all topics of the description covered, therefore 4 instead of 5 starts.
The actual activity was great once we went to go on it after a lot of hassle. When I called to confirm our reservation, I was told our pick-up was at 9AM and we were waiting in the lobby only to find out they had changed the time to 215 and no one advised us. Also, on the website it says the activity is approx. 6 hours long but we only got 2.5 hrs of activity. It made us mad because we could have planned something else in the morning!!!!!
I had a fun time though there are areas that need to be improved on. I was picked up on time and was brought back to the hotel on time safely too. My concern was that the other customers or passengers on the tour were are french speaking people and so is the tour guide. He does explain a little in english but sometimes i have to ask him what things are all about. Maybe nextime if you can let the customers id they need towels or changed of clothings because they all went to the fallwith their bathing suit and towels and maybe tell them to bring mosquito repellant because i was bitten many times with either mosquitoes or ticks which itched for a long time.
Driver wasted an hour deciding to ford the water covered road. Every time another jeep was in the vicinity, driver spent personal time chatting while passengers gained nothing.
I would not recommend this tour based on our experience.
First of all, after 4 hours we had seen enough untouched jungle. But unfortuneately once you are half way in you still need to get out. Secondly the description of the tour is not accurate. We did not get to see the Tiarei Arahoho Blow Hole. To the best of my knowledge we did not do this part of the tour: "From the parking lot, it's several hundred yards to Vaimahutu, the first fall, which cascades 100 feet to the earth and empties into a pool. Continue the rainforst walk and within 20-minutes will reach the other two falls Haamaremare Iti and Haamaremare Rahi". We did see several waterfalls but we never got out and walked to one waterfall let alone 3 waterfalls. If we had known what this tour was going to be like before we went we would have canceled the tour, lost the prepaid fee and done something else we would have enjoyed more.
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