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"Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point
"Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point Grotto Caves of Maraa and Vaipahi Gardens""After pickup from your hotel set out to explore the island of Tahiti traveling by air-conditioned coach with an experienced local guide. Your first stop: Venus Point located on Matavai Bay. The stop got its name from Captain James Cook who observed the 1769 transit of Venus from this point as part of his work for the Royal Society. As you walk around the black-sand beach
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"Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point
"Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point Grotto Caves of Maraa and Vaipahi Gardens""After pickup from your hotel set out to explore the island of Tahiti traveling by air-conditioned coach with an experienced local guide. Your first stop: Venus Point located on Matavai Bay. The stop got its name from Captain James Cook who observed the 1769 transit of Venus from this point as part of his work for the Royal Society. As you walk around the black-sand beach
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Papeete City Tour Including the Black Pearl Museum
"After pickup from your hotel visit the Municipal Market where vendors sell fish fruit vegetables an abundance of crafts and other goods among the colorful stalls. Once you've browsed the goods head to the Cathédrale Notre-Dame one of the few early colonial buildings that remain in Papeete. The centrally located cathedral was completed in 1875 and restored in 1987. Note the mixture of Tahitian and European styles in the stained-glass windows and statues that adorn the church.
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Waterfalls at Trois Cascades Te fa'auruma'i

This is located on the opposite side of the road from the Araaoaho Blowhole, just before the tunnel or just after the tunnel depending on which direction you are going. There are 3 waterfalls. There was a wooden bridge that had a chain blocking your path but we stepped over it. Not sure why it was there, the path was fine and there was nothing dangerous about it.

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GracesTrips
Aug 19, 2014

Tahiti Safari Expedition

Tahiti Safari Expeditions has two half-day tours and one full-day tour. We did the half-day tour that included Papenoo Valley. The tour guide picked us up at the hotel and took through Papeete and across the northern part of Tahiti Nui to Papenoo Valley. We drove into the valley and stopped to look at several waterfalls, including Cascade Topatari, Cascade Vaiharuru, and Cascade Puraha. There was a dam at Cascade Puraha and the tour guide chummed the water with bread to attract some eel-looking fish. We continued on into the valley and looked at some other waterfalls, including the Princess' Hair, which only flow when it rains. In fact, many of the waterfalls in the valley on flow when it is raining, so this may be the one time to hope for rain on vacation! The tour guide also taught us about Polynesian culture and demonstrated how people communicated before cell phones - blowing a conch shell or banging on chestnut trees. We departed from the valley and went to Trou du Souffleur blow hole at Arahoho Beach. The water was choppy so the blow hole was fairly strong - it knocked one guy over into the street. Finally, we went to the Faaruma Waterfalls and took a short walk to Cascade Vaimahuta. On the way back to the hotel, we stopped and got some fresh fruit from a stand along the road.

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jmpncsu
Dec 31, 2011

Waterfalls in Tiarei

We rented our own car and drove around the island. We had a free map from the car rental place that showed certain stops we might like to make. At Tiarei we found three waterfalls that we can hike to. The hike to the first waterfall was a short 5 minute walk. The other two were alittle more of a walk and it seemed longer because it started to get more and more humid and the mosquitos and gnats came out. We took wonderful pictures here but after a while we needed to get out of here because we were so uncomfortable. The gnats got in my eyes, it was horrible. But I have to say, the waterfalls were beautiful.

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malianrob
Jun 24, 2010

Spring Gardens, South coast Rd.

A beautiful well maintained (French run) FREE park with access to several hiking trails. The trails consist of a small loop, about 1 1/2 hour, a large loop, about 2 1/2 hours and a descending trail next to a small river with some waterfalls.
This one is NOT listed in the Frommers guide book. Freely translated it is called the spring or water gardens. Jardin de eau. (If I remember correctly).
It is a VERY steep hike up to the trail, and it is clearly marked. There are several trail marker (in English) on the trail so you won't get lost. This is what I expected that there would be more of in Tahiti, however for most trails you need a guide. This one, you bring some food and water, enjoy the view, hike around and take the waterfall trail down.

Note: There are 2 gardens on the Soutcoast Rd. 1 is listed in Frommers. This is NOT that one. Across from the garden is a little park with 2 picnic benches, if you pass the Maaraa caves it will come up on your left. This one is worth it and it is FREE. That in itself is amazing in Tahiti.

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fphic
Apr 16, 2008
 
 
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Waterfalls

While on our safari, we saw literally hundreds of waterfalls. It was cloudy and rainy while we visited Tahiti, so the rainfall formed many waterfalls that cascaded over the basalt cliffs. It was beautiful. Many tour operators will take you into Tahiti's interior to view the waterfalls, but we used a gentleman by the name of Patrick. He was very helpful and explained the flora, fauna, and history of the island along the way.

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ahouse2003
Jul 04, 2006

Trois Cascades

A short drive off of the main road around the island (marked with a sign) will take you to the beginning of a foot path. A short hike will take you to not one, but three, beautiful waterfalls. They are not far from each other and the hiking paths in between are also worth the walk.

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Jacquelynn
Nov 05, 2005

Visit Vai Haruru

During our 4x4 Safari, we ventured into the mountain passage of Tahiti, where we came upon one of the nicest small island waterfalls I have ever seen, and according to the guide, it was only 10% the pressure it is normally!

The name of this beautiful waterfall is Vai Haruru meaning "Pounding Water". The area around this waterfall was also quite interesting, and might make for a nice picnic spot... unless the water is pounding too hard!

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ATXtraveler
Apr 03, 2005

Faarumai Falls

A dirt road leads to the three Faarumai Waterfalls. We park in the makeshift car park near a bamboo grove and walk along a muddy path to the first of three falls. The other two aflls are within reach too, five more minutes for the second and 30 minutes for the last one. Along the trail there are many fruits growing, star fruit and guava mainly.

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grets
Sep 13, 2004
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"Tahiti - but is it paradise?"
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"Tahiti: More than Stepping Stone to Fr. Polynesia"
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"Tahiti"
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"Tahiti ... Queen of the Pacific"
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"Tahiti, Tropical & Pricey!"
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Vaimahuta Waterfall

A 20 metre high waterfall with a beautiful veil of water cascading over the rocks. At the bottom is a shallow pool where you can bathe underneath the waterfall. The force of the water tumbling down is incredible!

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Sep 13, 2004

Faarumai waterfalls

Just past the blowhole is a marked 1.3 km dirt road leading to the three Faarumai Waterfalls. Walk through the Bamboo grove several hundred muddy metres to Vaimahuta, the first fall. Bring a swimsuit and some insect repellent and try standing under the falls - an exhilarating experience. The other falls are accessible but necessitate a good hike.

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Helga67
Feb 07, 2004

Faarumai Waterfalls

These waterfalls on the east coast are the most impressive waterfalls on the island that can be reached easily from paved roads.

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Jim_Eliason
Nov 03, 2009

Things to Do Near Tahiti

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Papeete

This is one of the first places you see when you come to Tahiti because this is where the airport is. Most people land here at night and leave Papeete in the morning to go on to another island. Its...
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Botanical Gardens & Gauguin Museum

Even before we arrived in Tahiti, I was looking forward to seeing the museum. My boyfriend and I are big fans of artwork by Dali, Chagall, Picasso & many others. I hoped we would see paintings by Paul...
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Musée de Tahiti et des Iles

This anchor is in the entrance to the Tahiti Museum. although it is pretty huge, it is easy to miss it unless you are looking out for it. The anchor originally belonged to one of Captain James Cook's...
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