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  • Location:Papeete, French Polynesia
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep Safari

This full-day Jeep safari takes you through Papeete’s dense rainforest by 4WD to the interior of the French Polynesian island. Go off the beaten path of this Tahitian paradise, visiting Mount Marau, Arahoho Blowhole and the lush Cascades of Faarumai with an informative local guide. You’ll experience the majestic beauty surrounding Papeete, topped by a refreshing waterfall swim! Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.


  • Uncover lush rainforest, waterfalls and archeological sites on this full-day Papeete jeep safari tour
  • Explore the inner-island of Papeete and learn about the fauna and flora of the region
  • Informative and friendly guide
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep Safari

Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep Safari

Discover the natural wonders of Tahiti on this inner-island safari tour by 4WD vehicle. After your guide picks you up from your hotel in downtown Papeete or at the wharf, hop into the Jeep for a thrilling ride — traversing rough roads best accessed by a 4x4 vehicle.

Make your first stop at Mount Marau, a former 19th-century French fortress. Treat yourself to a gorgeous vista of the lush, rainforest-clad Punaruu Valley and snap photos of the island's highest peaks: Orohena, Aorai, Tetufera and Teamaa.

Your tour continues to the Arahoho Blowhole, an unmarked roadside attraction created over eons by liquid lava, when battering surf undercut the basalt shoreline and eroded a tunnel-like passageway. When large waves crash into the rocks, watch in awe as a geyser-like plume of seawater shoots into the air and sprays onlookers. 

Check out the local surfers and the black-sand beach before re-boarding the Jeep. You’ll enter to the Faaurumai Valley near Tahiti’s north coast to visit the three waterfalls of the Cascades of Faarumai — nestled in nearly impenetrable rainforest of hutu and mape trees. It’s an easy 5-minute walk to Vaimahutu Falls, which plunges 100 feet (30 meters) into a crystal-clear pool below. 

Follow your guide along a 20-minute rainforest walk to reach the other two cascades, Haamaremare Iti and Haamaremare Rahi, and spend time at the final waterfall with a refreshing swim if you’d like. Back in your 4WD vehicle, make the return trip to Papeete where your full-day tour ends.

Customer Reviews

Lynda W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

excellent tour and guide. loved it

Albert Ford S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


Stephen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A full day in the rainforest. Hiro our guide was very informative - knew about the islands folklore, also very knowledgeable about the plants. The meal in the restaurant and show in the middle of nowhere was excellent. Well worth the money.

Tristan v New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was our last excursion before departing Tahiti. Our very friendly guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and entertaining. Views were breath-taking and the swim in the river is a definite must do. The midday stop for lunch was just the right touch.

Jackie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Was an amazing tour. Can't say enough


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Picked up on time from cruise ship. Excellent driver/guide. Was more the we had expected, and would certainly recommend this tour for the whole day.

Andrew K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Another great tour. The small group 6 people picked up on time and we had a full day up into the mountain and the local guide made sure we saw all the best views and photo stops. The lunch stop was fantastic and the staff put on a 'show' for everyone. We originally booked without lunch but my advice would be 'BOOK LUNCH' the food was reasonably priced and tastey.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

outstanding tour, excellent guide and very interesting places to see

Helen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Very good tour. Eric was great!! He knows a lot about his beautiful island, the swim stop was the highlight!!! Thank you

Christieco Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Our family of four thought it was a great tour! Sydney and the other lady (Sorry forgot her name) were both great. We were two jeeps driving together, the guides were wonderful and so accommodating. They wanted to make sure we all understood what was being said and what was happening. Lots of interesting information and lots of fun. The views were breathtaking, the jeep ride was thrilling and the swimming stop was refreshing. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see more of Tahiti.

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