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How to Spend 2 Days in Papeete

How to Spend 2 Days in Papeete

Papeete is a good jumping-off point for exploring Tahiti and the other islands of French Polynesia. With a hybrid culture, delicious food, and beautiful nature, the city and environs have plenty to see and do. Read on for our top suggestions for a 2-day itinerary.

Day 1: Tour around town

**Morning:**Get an overview of the city on a guided walking, cycling, or Segway tour. You’ll stop by churches, gardens, museums, and hidden places you might otherwise overlook. Afterward, experience local culture and pick up a light lunch or some tropical fruit at the bustling Municipal Market. 

**Afternoon:**Take a boat ride around the coast of Tahiti. Dolphin-watching cruises are fun for travelers of all ages, and you also typically get to swim or snorkel in a lagoon. Alternatively, relax over a long, leisurely lunch, then join a sunset cruise to take you into the evening.

**Night:**Every evening, Papeete’s waterfront comes alive with food trucks and, sometimes, live music. Sample delicacies that combine the best of Polynesian and French cuisine. If you want to get the party started, seek out some local punch made with Tahitian rum.

Day 2: Explore Tahiti

**Morning:**Tahiti is more than just Papeete, so head out to see the island. Guided tours lead you to more remote places, such as traditional meeting houses (marae), caves, waterfalls, and an iconic lighthouse.

**Afternoon:**After an active morning, spend the afternoon chilling out on one of Tahiti’s black-sand beaches. The one closest to Papeete, Bain Lot Beach, is within walking distance of the center of town.

**Night:**On your last night in Papeete, try some first-rate cuisine combining French and Tahitian ingredients and flavors. Freshly caught seafood features prominently on most menus, as does French wine. Or taste Tahitian wine, produced from grapes grown on neighboring Rangiroa Atoll.

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Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Taharaa View Point and Vaipahi Gardens

Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Taharaa View Point and Vaipahi Gardens

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Get an overview of Tahiti on a 4-hour sightseeing tour of island highlights with an informative guide. Walk around the black-sand beaches of Matavai Bay at Venus Point and the Arahoho blowhole, marvel at the ancient Polynesian temples of the west coast. Wander tree-lined paths past ponds and waterfalls at the botanical Vaipahi Garden and visit the Taharaa lookout known as One Tree Hill. During your afternoon coach tour, with hotel pickup in Papeete, you’ll learn about the history of French Polynesia while soaking up panoramic island views.
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  • 4 hours
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Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep Safari

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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TAHITI Morning Halfday 4h Circle Island Tour on Sharing

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TAHITI Morning Halfday 4h Circle Island Tour on Sharing

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Get a round-island tour of Tahiti in just half a day, with all transportation provided, which enables you to skip the need for a rental car. Make the most of your time on the island by traveling with a guide; learn about its culture and history through engaging commentary while visiting Venus Point, Arahoho blowhole, Maraa Cave, and Marae Arahurahu.
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  • 4 hours
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Papeete Walking Tour

Papeete Walking Tour

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Enjoy a half day of exploring the capital of French Polynesia with a local guide, on this walking tour of Papeete. Your guide will tell you stories about the city’s past, and you’ll get a glimpse into local life and culture. Visit places that you might miss if traveling independently. This is an ideal trip for travelers who want to learn more about the country before or after a relaxing beach vacation.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Moorea Sunset Sailing

Moorea Sunset Sailing

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Board a traditional Polynesian pirogue for a sailing tour during sunset from Moorea. Get views over the tropical lagoon and take in the colors of the sunset while learning about the local ecosystem through guided commentary. Sail through Cook and Opunohu bays, sipping water and fruit juice and munching on tropical fruits during the peaceful boat ride.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Unique Tahiti Tour - East Coast

Unique Tahiti Tour - East Coast

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Up close, personalised and totally authentic island tours for discerning travellers. Visit our website for complete tour details and learn about other services We take you off the beaten track to be welcomed into local peoples homes, workshops and daily lives. Let us Introduce you to the wonderful Polynesians. Creating authentic encounters and sharing our island home with you what makes our tours unique. We have thought about everything from content, pace and company to our air conditioned new Mercedes vehicles Tahiti's East coast (our Jurassic coast) with its dramatic coastal scenery is in direct contrast to the west coast's classic lagoon and reef scenery. Including waterfalls and blowholes this comprehensive tour will interest anyone who likes history and natural beauty, Come walk in the footsteps of Captain Cook, the mutineers from HMS Bounty and Marlon Brando! Visiting a local sculptor at work, view points and local encounters are just a few of this tour's unique features.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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