The Marquesas Islands are situated 1,500 km to the northeast of Tahiti. A land of tales and legends, called Te Henua ‘Enata in the Marquesan language, which means ‘The Land of Men’. The rugged landscape with its craggy mountains, cascading waterfalls and majestic bays, is home to an impressive number of archeological sites. Everywhere you go in these mystical islands, you are envelopped in the spiritual force that is part of Marquesan culture, the mana.
Why visit the Marquesas Islands?
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What to do in the Marquesas Islands
Rugged and mystical, the Marquesas Islands are a land where the ancestral culture thrives to this day. Hiking, horseback riding, superb dive sites, and an immense wealth of archeological treasures, will fill your vacation with unforgettable moments and wonderful souvenirs.
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Activities in the Marquesas Islands
Follow in the footsteps of Brel and Gauguin, or explore the hills and valleys on horseback. There are a multitude of activities to help you discover and appreciate the ‘Land of Men’.
The Most Beautiful Sites in the Marquesas Islands
There are so many magnificent sites to visit in the Marquesas Islands that’s it’s almost impossible to select just 10 of them. The rugged, beauty, thriving culture and fascinating history of these islands make them a unique and captivating destination. Here is a selection of just some of the superb sites to visit in the “Land of Men.”
Getting there and getting around
It’s a long way to the Marquesas Islands, wherever you’re coming from. You can get there by plane in a few hours, or by boat in a few days.
The Marquesas Islands are rich in natural sites and traditional culture. Experience the Mana in the Land of Men.
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