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

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

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • 4-hour sightseeing tour of Tahiti, from Papeete
  • Walk around Venus Point where famous explorers including Captain Cook and William Bligh anchored and set up camp
  • See natural wonders including the Arahoho blowhole and Vaipahi Gardens
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Food and drinks

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12:30 PM
Please note that for tours/transfers on Mondays and Week-End days, bookings must be made at the latest 72hours before. If not, the tour/transfer may not be available due to process delay. For any departure from Cruise Dock, the pick-up time is scheduled at 1:00 p.m. A MINIMUM OF 4 PEOPLE IS REQUIRED TO OPERATE THIS TOUR
Explore the natural wonders of Tahiti, the heart of the South Pacific, on this half-day afternoon tour of the island. Following hotel pickup in Papeete, travel aboard an air-conditioned coach to scenic highlights narrated by your knowledgeable guide.

Your first stop will be on the west coast where you will visit the famous Marae Arahurahu, a religious site dedicated to the ancient gods where important ceremonies used to take place. 

Next, stop at the Vaipahi Garden. Wander around the tree-shaded landscape of waterfalls, ponds and colorful tropical flowers and listen as your guide identifies the plant life as you take in this botanical gem. 

Continue on to Venus Point, located on a black-sand beach at Matavai Bay. Observe the Victorian-era lighthouse and a monument that commemorates Captain James Cook, who observed the 1769 transit of Venus here during his work for the Royal Society.

Hop back aboard your coach and take a scenic drive to the Arahoho Blowhole, where you’re treated to a natural show of seawater that spouts skyward during large ocean swells.

Finally, visit Taharaa View Point for panoramic views of the island before returning to your hotel where your tour ends.
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Arahurahu Marae
Tahiti's best example of Marae - ancient Polynesian temples and meeting places - in all of Polynesia that has been fully restored, and is now maintained like a museum. The marae is now used for the reenactment of old Polynesian ceremonies during the July Heiva Nui celebrations. Toilets available at this stop.
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Maraa Grotto
Located at the foot of a cliff along the main road, visit the impressive grottos filled with a lake of pure water.
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Point Venus
Located in the north on the edge of Matavai Bay, it was the special scene of successive landings of European navigators. James Cook named it after the planet in commemoration of the transit of Venus that was observed during one of his scientific voyage to Tahiti. It is also one of the most beautiful black sand beaches in Tahiti. Toilets available at this stop.
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Arahoho Blowhole
A lavatube designed by liquid lava flowing under cold and hard lava, creating a channel. When waves crash against the rocks and enter this channel, the result is a powerful sea water geyser that showers on lookers.
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The Water Gardens of Vaipahi
Located in the district of Mataiea, the Vaipahi Gardens displays a wonderful selection of endemic plants set in a very exotic decor. A lovely waterfall adds up to the charm of the place. A charming little boutique displays handycrafts items to be purchased for souvenirs. Fresh local season fruits also available. Toilets available at this stop.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 3 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tahiti Nui Travel
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

  • "If you want great information and a good overview, this 4 hour tour foes to both sides of the island." See review
  • "Very accommodating, offered umbrellas On the day of the tour I tried to confirm it due to rainy weather but no one answered the phone or responded to email." See review


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Good no frills tour of Tahiti
, May 2022
The tour took us to several historic or scenic sites around Tahiti. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We learned about Tahitian life. I recommend this tour to anyone who wishes to get a good sampling of Tahiti in an afternoon
Wonderful half day tour
, May 2022
Power and beauty of the waterfall, black sand beach, lighthouse and botanical gardens. Our tour guide made the whole trip fun, entertaining and insigjtful.
Island tour in a few hours!
, Nov 2021
It was a wonderful way to see what Tahiti has to offer in half a day. It may not be the best tour for younger kids but perfect for adults. Tour guide Elise is very knowledgeable and friendly!
Great Tour!
, Jul 2021
Cookie was a great guide!! Saw the island. Learned interesting facts! Everyone should see Tahiti this way!
Excellent overview of Tahiti
, May 2021
Excellent tour with lots of history about the area. We went all around the Nui island and stopped at several key points of interest. Our guide was informative and kept us laughing along the way.
1 traveler found this review helpful
highlights of Tahiti
, Dec 2020
the tour guide was very informative and courteous. Went out of her way to deliver us back to our hotel.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Mar 2020
could not go as to the Covid virus and our cruise ship wouldn't let us off in Tahiti, We were not given a refund due to no fault of ours. Sadly we use Viator a lot and will re think that for future trips.
Beautiful island and amazing guide
, Mar 2020
We had a great time doing this tour on March 14 before we left. Beautiful island and our guide and driver K was very knowledjeable and friendly. He made this trip full of good beautiful memories for us. He really loves his island and job. Thank you
Island tour Tahiti
, Mar 2020
The tour guide was vety knowledgable and pleasant..He answered all our questions .He shated all his knowledge of Tahiti..We all truly enjoyed our tour. Thank you
Good way to spend afternoon waiting for flight home
, Mar 2020
Great way to spend the afternoon waiting for our flight. Very good tour with our guide, Cookie. Highly recommended
1 traveler found this review helpful

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