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  • Address: French Polynesia
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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Papeete Tours

No one comes to French Polynesia looking for big city buzz, but there are at least a day’s worth of distractions to be had in its compact capital Papeete, on the island of Tahiti.

Any exploration of the city starts at the waterfront, where locals and tourists promenade at an island pace, day or night. Stalls selling fresh fruit and French pastries typify the mix of cultures here. Two relatively new squares, Vaiete and To'ata, are part of the authorities’ efforts to improve seaside facilities. 

From the waterfront, take any of the streets leading inland. You’ll inevitably end up at the Marché de Papeete, and your wanderings are also likely to take you past the charming yellow cathedral and the wide verandas of the Mairie (city hall). The Musée de la Perle is one of the best indoor attractions in Papeete.

Practical Info

Papeete is on the northwestern coast of Tahiti, a short drive from Faaa International Airport. Most of the city’s sights are concentrated on the waterfront and a few adjacent blocks.

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Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep Safari, Papeete, null
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Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep Safari

4.5 star rating: Recommended 70 Reviews

Discover the best of Papeete on this full-day 4WD safari adventure. You'll travel through almost impenetrable rainforest to discover some of the jewels of ...  Read more

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

From USD $97.48
Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Taharaa View Point and Vaipahi Gardens, Papeete, 4WD, ATV ... 
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Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Taharaa View Point and Vaipahi Gardens

4 star rating: Recommended 91 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.90
Half Day Tahiti Peninsula and Teahupoo Boat Tour, Papeete, Half-day Tours
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Half Day Tahiti Peninsula and Teahupoo Boat Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore the lesser visited south-west coast of the island of Tahiti on a boat tour around the peninsula and Teahupoo. You will discover that there is more to ...  Read more

Location: Teahupo
Duration: Flexible

From USD $105.00
Discover Papeete by Segway, Papeete, Day Cruises
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Discover Papeete by Segway

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

See more of Papeete on this comprehensive Segway tour. You’ll explore Papeete city center and over 20 of the top attractions in the area including the ...  Read more

Location: Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $92.77
Private Arrival Transfer: Papeete Airport to Hotel or Cruise Port, Papeete, Segway Tours
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Private Arrival Transfer: Papeete Airport to Hotel or Cruise Port

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Skip the worry of locating an airport taxi when you arrive at Papeete Airport (PPT) by pre-booking a convenient private transfer service with a professional ...  Read more

Location: Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $33.87
Shared Arrival Transfer: Papeete Airport to Hotel or Cruise Port, Papeete, Airport & Ground ... 
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Shared Arrival Transfer: Papeete Airport to Hotel or Cruise Port

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

Skip the stress of finding an airpot taxi to take you from Papeete Airport (PPT) to your hotel or to Papeete Cruise Port on the island of Tahiti. Instead, ...  Read more

Location: Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: Varies

From USD $24.83
Tahiti Sunset Cruise, Papeete, Airport & Ground Transfers
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Tahiti Sunset Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Take in the spectacular colors of a Tahitian sunset on an early evening cruise from Papeete. Enjoy views of Moorea from the open water as you sip a refreshing ...  Read more

Location: Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $87.71
Taxi Boat to Watch the Teahupoo International Surfing Competition, Papeete, Night Cruises
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Taxi Boat to Watch the Teahupoo International Surfing Competition

Visiting French Polynesia in August? Take a taxi boat from Teahupoo Marina to the Teahupoo break to see the world’s best surfers compete at the Tahiti ...  Read more

Location: Teahupoo, Tahiti
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Private Departure Transfer: Hotel or Cruise Port to Papeete Airport, Papeete, Surfing & Windsurfing
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Private Departure Transfer: Hotel or Cruise Port to Papeete Airport

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

When leaving Tahiti, be sure that you arrive at the airport on time with this private transfer service. Ensure your timely arrival to the Papeete Airport (PPT) ...  Read more

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

From USD $33.87
Shared Departure Transfer: Hotel or Cruise Port to Papeete Airport, Papeete, Airport & Ground ... 
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Shared Departure Transfer: Hotel or Cruise Port to Papeete Airport

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Avoid the worry of finding a taxi to take from your Tahiti hotel or cruise port dock to Papeete Airport (PPT) to catch your departure flight by pre-booking a ...  Read more

Location: Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: Varies

From USD $24.83

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