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The capital of Tahiti, Papeete makes an excellent base from which to explore the largest of the French Polynesian islands. From hiking trails leading to refreshing waterfalls to water sports in transparent lagoon waters, the options for outdoor fun are almost endless. Here are the best ways for travelers based in Papeete to get active.
 
4WD Tours
Escape the city for an expedition into the dense rain forest–carpeted interior of Tahiti with a 4-wheel-drive excursion. Drive up Mount Marau, see the Arahoho Blowhole spurt into the air, and view waterfalls hidden in the forest, where you can take a dip in natural pools at the base of the cascades.
 
Cruises
Papeete is situated on Tahiti’s northwest coast and is the setting-off point for many island cruises. Dolphin-watching cruises tend to focus on Fisherman’s Bay, where pods of cetaceans are known to congregate in the waters. Between August and October, migrating humpbacks can often be spotted here, too. Other cruises from Papeete stop at bays around the island, where participants can swim or snorkel.
 
Surfing
Tahiti is a surfing hot spot, with well-known breaks, such as Taapuna Pass and Sapinus attracting steady streams of wave riders. The truly adventurous can tackle the gigantic waves at Teahupo’o, but be warned: The swells here are big and powerful, so it’s only for the very experienced. Go in August to watch professionals at work during the annual Billabong Pro Tahiti surf competition.
 
Hiking
If you want to strap on your hiking boots and explore the island’s interior, you’ll find lots of trail options. Starting from O Belvédère restaurant in Papeete, follow trails up Mount Aorai, which at 6,778 feet (2,066 meters), is the third-highest peak on the island—summiting usually requires an overnight stay and is not always possible during the wet season, when trails can be treacherous. An easier option near Papeete is a hike in Fautaua Valley, where two trails lead to the top and base of Fautaua Waterfall.
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Moorea Three Coconuts Trail Guided HikeHiking

Moorea Three Coconuts Trail Guided Hike

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Get acquainted with the natural landscapes of Moorea during a 3-hour guided hike on the Three Coconuts Pass trail. Starting from the Belvedere Lookout, with spectacular views over the island, you’ll follow your guide on a moderate 4-mile (7-km) path through lush rainforest. Learn about the botanical features of French Polynesia, view the peaks of Moorea and refresh yourself at a waterfall. Includes pickup and drop-off from selected hotels.
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  • 3 hours
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$57.74
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$57.74

Moorea Solo or Twin ATV TourHalf-day Tours

Moorea Solo or Twin ATV Tour

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An ATV tour may be one of the most exhilarating ways to get to know Moorea. Limited to just eight travelers, this guided tour takes you to the island's famous pineapple fields before you and your vehicle climb the peak of Belvedere for breathtaking views of both Cook's Bay and Opunohu Bay. After snapping photos, visit an agricultural school, stopping to sample some homemade jam. Cross rivers and enjoy the mountain scenery as the tour continues.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.98
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$108.98

Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep SafariDay Trips

Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep Safari

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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$93.92
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$93.92

Grand Tour Quad 3h30 Quad excursion in Moorea (single or two-seater)Half-day Tours

Grand Tour Quad 3h30 Quad excursion in Moorea (single or two-seater)

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Experience a pure moment of escape in the heart of Moorea. In love with biodiversity and nature this activity is made for you. During this excursion, discover our beautiful island and its legends. Take to the heights at “Belvèdere” and enjoy its view breathtaking on Cook and Opunohu berries. Then take advantage of a stop at the Lycée Agricole for a tasting of homemade jams and local fruit juices. Continue this walk along the many paths in the valley, cross the agricultural plantations and the Pineapple fields. Then on a last ascent, discover one of the most beautiful viewpoints on the island, "the Magic Mountain". A magnificent panoramic view of Opunohu Bay and the north coast.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$131.29
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$131.29
Price varies by group size
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4x4 Jeep Safari TourNature and Wildlife

4x4 Jeep Safari Tour

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Experience the beauty of Moorea, beyond the white-sand beaches, with this tour of the tropical island. You'll head up in a 4WD vehicle to the top of the lush mountain of Belvedere, with its gorgeous views overlooking the island and its surrounding waters. You'll also get to visit a pineapple farm, a vanilla plantation and try out local jams and liquors at the Fruit Juice Factory.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.76
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$52.76
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Aito 4WD Safari TourNature and Wildlife

Aito 4WD Safari Tour

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Traverse the dramatic jungle landscapes of Moorea by open-air 4WD vehicle — a great way to experience the island’s natural beauty. This morning tour takes you to the viewpoints of Belvedere Lookout and Magical Mountain, and visits sacred French Polynesian sites. Gaze at tropical fruits at the Lycée Agricole (Agriculture School) as your guide shares informative commentary about this idyllic island. Numbers are limited to eight passengers to ensure a small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours
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$52.80
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$52.80

Private Tahiti Island Tour - Half DayHalf-day Tours

Private Tahiti Island Tour - Half Day

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Take a tour on a trip around the island and discover some of the Treasures of Tahiti. Start with the West Coast and the famous Marae Arahurahu, religious site dedicated to the ancient gods where important ceremonies used to take place. Then continue with the visit of the beautiful gardens and waterfall of Vaipahi set in a lush tropical environment. "Do not miss the East Coast and its Blow Hole, natural site recently rehabilitated for visitors or the famous Venus Point, " who saw Captain James Cook landed. Then wrap up your island tour by a breathtaking panoramic view at the Taharaa View Point.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$464.21
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$464.21
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Small Quad Tour 2h30 Quad excursion in Moorea (single or two-seater)City Packages

Small Quad Tour 2h30 Quad excursion in Moorea (single or two-seater)

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Experience a pure moment of escape in the heart of Moorea. Lovers of biodiversity and nature, this activity is for you. During this excursion, discover our beautiful island and its legends. Take to the heights at "Belvèdere" and enjoy its breathtaking view of Cook and Opunohu bays. Then take advantage of a stop at the Lycée Agricole for a tasting of homemade jams and local fruit juices. Continue this walk along the many paths in the valley, cross the agricultural plantations and the Pineapple fields.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.00
Price varies by group size
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$102.00
Price varies by group size
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Tiger Shark ExpeditionDay Trips

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Tiger Shark Expedition

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Want to learn more about shark biology, their behavior, their role in the ecosystem, and experience them firsthand in their natural environment? This is the perfect tour for you. Join our trained and experienced guides as we introduce you to the multiple species of sharks at our dive site, including the infamous tiger shark. You will explore the waters at the White Valley dive site of Tahiti where sharks occur naturally in large numbers and with up to 6 species sighted on just one dive; tiger shark, lemon shark, nurse shark, grey reef shark, white tip reef shark, and the blacktip reef shark. Tiger sharks sightings not guaranteed but success rates are high during the season (August-November). Typically used as a scuba diving location, we are the first operators to provide freediving and snorkeling tours at this incredible location. Join us on an adventure with a unique perspective on the world of tiger sharks.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$952.23
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$1,190.28
$238.05 savings
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$952.23
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$1,190.28
$238.05 savings

4x4 Safari TourHalf-day Tours

4x4 Safari Tour

The best way to discover the island of Moorea with its legends, its stories, its magnificent viewpoints with several stops for photos. The guides are professional and native of the island of Moorea, nothing better to know the true stories of the island, to know the life of the local people formerly and nowadays, they will share their culture with love and passion, always with the smile because it's also part of Polynesian culture.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.09
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$62.09

rent your 100% electric scooterMountain Bike Tours

rent your 100% electric scooter

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Ia orana and maeva! The idea was born from a desire for freedom: * Freedom to discover Moorea at your own pace, * Freedom to move hair in the wind under the tropical sun * Freedom to feel and listen to nature without adding anything more! Who has never dreamed of Liberty by discovering the roads that border splendid lagoons, white sand beaches, green mountains? We have dreamed of it for a long time, but not at any price! Imagine a way to move on these routes described above without any effort, listening to the birds singing and enjoying the landscapes at your own pace. A 100% electric, ecological, silent means of transport, all with a really fun look. Unique in Moorea, come and try the Coco Riders and have an unforgettable time! Rental for 4h, 8h, 24h and more! They are equipped with a double seat that can accommodate 1 adult + 1 child (3 years minimum) for a maximum weight of 120kg. The speed is limited between 25-30 km / h.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.00
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$47.00
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4x4 Moorea Safari Tours : Half-day Tours

4x4 Moorea Safari Tours :

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Half Day 4WD Tour , Discover Moorea and all the highlights , stunning view , several stop for photography ... 4 hour tour in an open air vehicle morning or afternoon, departure Stop at look outs and photo opportunities See Belvedere , Magic mountain ,Rotui Mountain , Feed the Eel in the River , Valley , Cooks and Opunohu Bay Learn about Polynesian Culture from your friendly guide Experience a tour with us , is sharing a part of our history , discovering the most magical views of the island of Moorea . - Duration of the Tour : 4hour - A professional guide will show you around - Taste locally produced jams, juices, and liquors - Round-trip transfers from your hotel will be provided - Full insurance - Brand new Car - Capacity : 8 people per vehicule (up to 3 vehicle)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.38
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$53.38
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ATV MOOREA Rando Quad TourHalf-day Tours

ATV MOOREA Rando Quad Tour

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Access some of the hidden areas of Moorea—including Cook Bay, Opunohu, and the Belvedere Viewpoint—on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on this adventurous tour. A guide in the lead means you can focus on the scenery, which includes flower and fruit plantations, on the way to Magic Mountain. End with a fruity refreshment and a pineapple tasting right out of the orchard.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$223.18
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$223.18
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Traditional private tour with VaapitiSailing

Traditional private tour with Vaapiti

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Vaapiti was specially built to practice my passions, surfing, diving, fishing and particularly sailing. So since the launch of my va'a two years ago, I have been living incredible experiences. I would like to share with you this feeling of freedom that sailing and the ocean create. Coming on board is a connection to an epopee that began thousands years ago. The Vaapiti adventure is waiting for you !
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$547.53
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$547.53
Price varies by group size

Private Morning Moorea 4WD Tour with ChampagneCity Packages

Private Morning Moorea 4WD Tour with Champagne

Lean on a local's knowledge in this private half-day 4WD tour of Moorea and you'll be whisked to the best vantage points on the island for Instagram-worthy photos. You'll travel through pineapple fields, stop at a distillery to sample their wares, and see panoramic vistas many visitors miss. Your guide will serve a bottle of Champagne so you can toast the beauty of the island.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$615.39
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$615.39
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Private 4x4 Safari Tour Half Day Half-day Tours

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Private 4x4 Safari Tour Half Day

Experience Moorea like an insider, and see the city’s popular view , on a half- or full-day private tour that’s designed just for you. On this custom, private tour, you choose what you want to see in the city, and your ideal day in Moorea is pre-planned for you, complete with round-trip transportation. Catch sight of the iconic Belvedere look out or the Magic Mountain . Whether you’re interested in history, landscape, food, or something else, your guide (who’s born and raised in the Island of Moorea) helps you make the most of your time in Moorea. See the famous Pineapple plantation —if you'd like Discover the Tahitian river of Opunohu to feed the "river Eel" that only a local can show you in areas like the Marae (Tahitian temple) and the Tropical Garden through the eyes of a private, local guide Enjoy a hassle-free itinerary customized to your interests Relax with complimentary hotel pick-up Take advantage of Moorea’s #1 custom private tour company.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$453.76
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$533.84
$80.08 savings
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$453.76
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$533.84
$80.08 savings
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Private Boat Tour of Moorea LagoonSnorkeling

Private Boat Tour of Moorea Lagoon

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On this half-day boat tour you can explore Moorea Lagoon from above or below the water--or perhaps both. You and your party will receive personalized attention as this is a private tour. Swim and snorkel in the lagoon to get up close with the marine life, or stay on board to enjoy the sunshine, views of Moorea island, and maybe some dolphin watching. Your guide will tell you all about the island, its culture, and the marine life.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$216.63
Price varies by group size
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$216.63
Price varies by group size
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Moorea 4WD Tour Including Belvedere Pineapple Farm and Magic MountainHalf-day Tours

Moorea 4WD Tour Including Belvedere Pineapple Farm and Magic Mountain

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Venture beyond the resorts on this full-day tour of Moorea, which guarantees a first-hand look at all the island’s top sights and fuss-free transport between them. Get off the beaten path and venture to viewpoints such as Magic Mountain and Belvedere Lookout, see marae (Polynesian temples) and pineapple fields, and visit an island distillery. Expert narration is offered throughout.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.42
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$56.42
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6-hour Snorkeling & Lunch Tour - Shared TourNature and Wildlife

6-hour Snorkeling & Lunch Tour - Shared Tour

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Explore Moorea's lagoon in the traditional way—aboard a Polynesian outrigger canoe—during this full-day excursion. With a small group of 12 travelers or fewer, get plenty of room onboard and attention from the guides. Take in the scenery, go swimming and snorkeling, and arrive at a tiny islet for a cooking lesson (the local dish poisson cru) and a barbecue lunch.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.75
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$99.75
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Moorea Food Tour (Street Food)Day Trips

Moorea Food Tour (Street Food)

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Step into the slippers of a local  as we snack our way around Moorea with your local guide Heimata who was born and raised on Moorea.  Tama'a means to eat in Tahitian and we will be doing just that as you and your taste buds discover Moorea. During your food tour you will taste and visit authentic local finds that will offer unique flavors where locals like to eat.  The food in Tahiti consists of three cultures, Tahitian, Chinese, and French.  On the Tama'a street food tour we will seek out hidden food gems from all three backgrounds.   Guest will experience 6-8 tastings, depending on season and availability.  The tour will take between 4-5 hours. We will also stop at some breathtaking sites, and get a little cultural history of the island.   Come join us for a unique Moorea experience with Moorea Food adventures, and learn about the Moorea culinary scene.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.52
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$120.52

Enjoy Moorea Day TourDay Trips

Enjoy Moorea Day Tour

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Get an introduction to the best hidden spots in Moorea from a local on this full-day tour. Get access to a private beach, local waterfalls, mountains, and other attractions off the beaten path. Swim in a pristine lagoon and take a hike to a local waterfall that you may not otherwise find if you were simply exploring on your own. Refreshments are included along the way, and you'll have the chance to ask any questions about Moorea to your guide as you travel.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.03
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$119.03
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Private Morning Moorea 4WD Including Belvedere Pineapple Farm and Magic MountainCity Packages

Private Morning Moorea 4WD Including Belvedere Pineapple Farm and Magic Mountain

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Discover Moorea's wonders without worrying about cabs or self-drive on this private, open-sided 4WD tour. Rather than do your own driving and sightseeing research; let a driver-guide whisk you to the must-sees and introduce the island. Absorb bird’s-eye views from the Belvedere Lookout, taste jams at a tropical garden, and visit Cook’s Bay and a pineapple plantation; all complemented by your guide’s knowledge of local culture, flora, and history.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$450.00
per group
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$450.00
per group
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private Tahiti island discoveryNature and Wildlife

private Tahiti island discovery

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Our private half day tour is the best experience to discover the different aspects of the island of Tahiti. You will have the opportunity to go all around the island and visit the main natural, historical and cultural sites. Our professional driver guide can adapt the itinerary to your expectations.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$401.32
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$401.32
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Electric Bike Rental Moorea Bike Rentals

Electric Bike Rental Moorea

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Enjoy the fresh air and fabulous views aboard a fun and easy-to-operate electric bike. You’ll be provided with a map of the island, then it’s up to you to create your own itinerary. Pineapple plantations, Polynesian temples, white sand beaches...the entire island is yours to explore. Bikes are charged for 100 miles of riding and helmets and bike locks are included.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.82
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$69.82

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