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Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep Safari

Arue, French Polynesia
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


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
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.
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You will get to the heart of the island by exploring the main crater in the Papenoo Valley.
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There get ready to discover the lush vegetation of Tahiti with its giant ferns and colorful plants. You will cross rivers, view impressive waterfalls and pure mountain streams.
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During the tour, time will be given for lunch (at your own expenses) while looking at the marvelous panorama of the valley. Visit archeological sites and learn more about the local flora and fauna. Way back to your hotel after this great experience.
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What is the maximum group size during Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep Safari?
This activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers.

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Reviews by Viator travelers
, Mar 2020
The tour was wonderful. The guide was excellent and we saw the most amazing scenery. Even though it rained, I would rate it very highly.
Car Safari Tahiti Nui Volcano
, Mar 2020
Very well organized 8h trip up to the heart of the Tahiti Nui volcano. Nice views of waterfalls and explanation of local ecosystem by a very knowledgeable local tour guide/driver. Good 4WD car well suited for narrow and very steep dirt tracks up and down with a very safety conscious tour guide driver.
Glorious waterfalls!
, Mar 2020
We were glad we chose an interior island tour and felt that we were able to see much more than people on busses would see. Riding through the jungle and seeing the numerous waterfalls - one after another after another - was great. It actually rained the day we were on tour which we thought made it even more exciting! Lunch was good but providing approximate costs of menu selections in advance would have been appreciated so we would have been financially prepared.
, Feb 2020
A wonderful experience. Beautiful nature, amazing views of the waterfalls. I recommend trying. Have a great day in Papeete.
Tahiti island culterra
, Feb 2020
It was very interesting to drive inside Tahiti island cultera. The driver was very experienced and very patient to drive stip, narrow, one-way path. Beautiful place to see with a lot of waterfalls, lakes and extremely stip peaks all around. We were lucky to get under the rain and to see “virgin hair” - numerous thin waterfalls running down the hills. Well organized lunch in the mountain restaurant. Highly recommend to those who would like to get whole day escape from hot beach.
Fun 4WD drive across Tahiti
, Feb 2020
Awesome scenery, great route and a wonderful place for lunch high on the mountain summarizes a fantastic day on Tahiti.
Amazing rainy jeep tour
, Feb 2020
The Jeep ride and the views were fantastic. The language barrier was a challenge, bit we had some other guests on the tour who could translate for us.
Nice view of the Inner Island of Tahiti
, Jan 2020
The guide was very knowledgeable and was very friendly. The guide gave us enough time to explore as well as enjoy the tour inclusions. Good overview of the island. We loved the Jeep!
Don't miss it!
, Aug 2019
This trip is 100% worth while and should be amongst the top 3 in terms of your visit to Tahiti- yes it is a long day, the road is bumpy and you need to take extra water but the views are spectacular- our guide also explained the flowers and plants around and was incredibly skilled at driving the very difficult road but making sure everyone got photos they wanted and points of interest were explained!
Great views with a good driver but light on information
, Aug 2019
We enjoyed our Safari. The views are quite stunning and the driver handled the roads flawlessly. The trip is not for the faint at heart. There were 20° grades all right on the mountain edge. We were disappointed though that the driver did not take much time to share much information with us about the sites we were seeing, the history of the island, or its people. We were glad we did the trip but it would have been much better had the driver also been a guide.

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