If you want to learn about Polynesian culture and the lifestyle of the inhabitants of The Islands of Tahiti, then a visit to Tahiti, Moorea and the Marquesas Islands is the perfect vacation for you.

Get to the heart of French Polynesia with a three week vacation package to explore the Society Island of Tahiti and Moorea, and the Marquesas Islands of Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou and Hiva Oa.

Week 1

Tahiti & Moorea

Tahiti – Day 1 & 2

Papeete & Papenoo

  • Day 1:
    • Arrival at Tahiti-Faa’a International Airport
    • Rent a car and visit the capital, Papeete
    • Check in to your Tahitian Guesthouse
  • Day 2:
    • Explore the valley of Papenoo on a full day four-wheel drive safari
Tere Na Uta I Papenoo ©_Teriitua Maoni
Petite Hôtellerie Familiale à Tahiti © Tahiti Tourisme

Tahiti – Day 3 & 4

Teahupo’o, hiking and beach

  • Day 3:
    • Drive up the west coast of Tahiti to the peninsula, Tahiti Iti. Take a boat trip to see the legendary wave at Teahupoo and the unspoiled environment of Fenua Aihere
  • Day 4:
    • Go hiking with a guide in the valley of the Fautaua
    • Enjoy a day at one of the island’s many beaches, such as the white sandy Vaiava beach at PK 18 or the black sand beach at Venus Point
What to do in Tahiti
Fenua aihere ©_Ra_i Mao
Phare de la Pointe Vénus © Ra_i Mao Vague mythique de Teahupoo© Grégoire Le Bacon

Moorea – Day 1 & 2

Cooking and tours

  • Day 1:
    • Take the 45 minute ferry to Moorea and pick up your rental car
    • Participate in a cooking class to discover the delicious local cuisine
    • Check in to your hotel, Tahitian Guesthouse or vacation rental
  • Day 2:
    • Drive round the island, stopping at major tourist sites, including the Belvédère scenic viewpoint, Cook Bay, Opuhonu Bay, the Te Fare Natura eco-museum and the scenic viewpoint at To’atea. Spend the end of the afternoon on the beach at Temae or Ta’ahiamanu
Plat local avec du poisson © Lei Tao
Vue sur la Baie de Cook © Stéphane Mailion Photography Temae © Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort

Moorea – Day 3

Lagoon tour

  • Day 3:
    • Take a full day boat excursion to explore the lagoon and Moorea’s two magnificent bays. Go swimming with manta rays and have a picnic of traditional dishes on a motu
What to do in Moorea ?
Baignade avec raies et requins © Grégoire Lebacon
Ahima'a à Moorea © Ra'i Mao

Week 2

Nuku Hiva & Ua Pou

Nuku Hiva – Day 1 & 2

Taiohae and tour

  • Day 1:
    • Take the ferry back to Tahiti
    • Catch 3 hours, 45 minutes flight to Hiva Oa
    • One hour transfer from the airport to the main village of Taiohae
    • Check in to your Tahitian Guesthouse then visit the village by bike
  • Day 2:
    • Go for a round island tour in a rental car or on a four-wheel drive safari
Arrivée à l'aéroport de Nuku Hiva © Tahiti Tourisme
Safari 4x4 sur les hauteurs de Nuku Hiva © Grégoire Le Bacon

Nuku Hiva – Day 3 & 4

Waterfall & hike

  • Day 3:
    • Take a full day excursion to the valley of Hakaui and admire the Vaipo waterfall. During the hike you’ll meet local villagers, visit archeological sites and see some of the island’s tiki statues. After a refreshing swim in the pool at the waterfall, you’ll have lunch with a local family before setting off back to Taiohae
  • Day4:
    • Hike with a guide on the “Sentinelle” hiking trail
    • In the afternoon, take a horseback riding excursion in the hills and valleys
What to do in the Marquesas Islands
Balade à cheval © Grégoire Le Bacon
Une cascade à Nuku Hiva © Grégoire Le Bacon Tiki de Nuku Hiva © Grégoire Le Bacon

Ua Pou – Day 1


  • Day 1:

    • Catch 20 min flight from Nuku Hiva to Ua Pou
    • Check in to your Tahitian Guesthouse
    • Visit the main village of Hakahau, its agricultural cooperative, museum, craftwork center and library
Ua Pou baie Vaiehu © Bertrand Duquenne
Centre de Ua Pou © Grégoire Le Bacon

Ua Pou – Day 2 & 3

Safari tour

  • Day 2:
    • Four-wheel safari to the island’s east coast with a professional guide. Visit the isolated village of Hakatao. Make a halt at Hohoi beach, famous for its flower stones. End the day at Hakamoui Bay to watch the glorious sunset; On the west coast you can visit 3 villages: Hakahetau, Haakuti and Hakamaii and enjoy some truly magnificent views
  • Day 3:
    • Hiking enthusiasts, can take the trail to the valley of Hakahetau, accompanied by a professional guide. You’ll see some magnificent sights and learn some of the island’s tales and legends. You’ll also see the the pitons which are the pride of the local inhabitants.
Penu en pierre fleurie de Ua Pou © Teriitua Maoni Ua Pou © Grégoire Le Bacon

Week 3

Hiva Oa & Tahiti

Hiva Oa – Day 1

Jacques Brel & Paul Gauguin

  • Day 1:
    • Catch 30 min flight to Hiva Oa and collect your rental car at Atuona
    • Visit the village and its most famous tourist site, the graves of Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel in the ancient cemetery. Visit the Paul Gauguin cultural center to see how the artist lived and admire some of the works he painted while he was on the island.
Paul Gauguin © Tahiti Tourisme
Vue sur la baie d'Atuona © Tahiti Tourisme Les peintures de Paul Gauguin © Tahiti Tourisme

Hiva Oa – Day 2 & 3

Upeke & Tahuata

  • Day 2:
    • Visit the village of Taaoa in the west of the island and the famous paepae ‘Upeke’ archeological site. It’s one of the most important ceremonial sites in The Islands of Tahiti
    • Go horseback riding or hiking in the countryside
  • Day 3:
    • Visit the island of Tahuata for the day. After your arrival by boat, you’ll explore some of the island’s magnificent white sandy beaches and be served a meal of local dishes at the water’s edge. After lunch, some of the islanders will teach you how to weave coconut palms, open coconuts and introduce you to the basic steps and mouvements of traditional Marquesan dances
Marae de Upeke à Hiva Oa © Tahiti Tourisme Randonnée à cheval aux marquises © Tahiti Tourisme

Tahiti – Day 1 & 2

Safari & sailing

  • Day 1:
    • Catch the 3hours 45 minutes flight back to Tahiti from Atuona
    • Check in to your hotel
    • Take a four-wheel drive excursion to explore Tahiti’s east coast
  • Day 2:
    • Take catamaran excursion to Tetiaroa. During the long crossing, you can observe visiting whales (from July to November), playful dolphins and graceful frigate birds. When you arrive at Tetiaroa you can go swimming and snorkeling in the truly idyllic setting of Tetiaroa’s lagoon. Have lunch back on the catamaran and in the afternoon, it’s back to the lagoon for more swimming in the crystal clear warm water.
Excursion en voilier à Tetiaroa© Tahiti Fly Shoot

Tahiti – Day 3

Relax and flight back home

  • Day 3:
    • Enjoy a traditional massage at your hotel spa
    • Spend the day shopping for souvenirs and relaxing by the hotel pool
    • Catch the evening flight home from Tahiti-Faa’a International Airport
Aller au spa de l'hôtel © Tahiti Tourisme
Chambre d'hôtel à Tahiti® M Colombini Manava Suite Resort Tahiti
Vue aérienne sur l'atoll de Tetiaroa © Tahiti Tourisme

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