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Discover Tahiti Tour

Discover Tahiti

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4 Locations (Papeete, Teahupoo, Taravao, Haapiti)
10 days
Finish on Sunday
Community
Fa'a'a airport (PPT)
Fa'a'a airport (PPT)
Maximum 12 persons
Average age range : 50 - 75
Going Solo? : Over 70% of those on our tours start off as solo travellers
COVID-19 PROTECTION GUARANTEE : If by the end of 2024, you have not been able to travel due COVID-19, we will refund any payments made. You also have the flexibility to change your dates as many times as you need, free of charge
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DAY 1 (FRI): Arrival - Papeete

Today, your tour of one of the most exclusive, most remote and most beautiful places in the world begins...welcome to Tahiti!

When you arrive in Papeete, one of our wonderful tour guides will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel where you can shower, put the jet-lag to bed, and ready yourself for the adventure.

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DAY 1 (FRI): Arrival - Papeete

Today, your tour of one of the most exclusive, most remote and most beautiful places in the world begins...welcome to Tahiti!

When you arrive in Papeete, one of our wonderful tour guides will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel where you can shower, put the jet-lag to bed, and ready yourself for the adventure.

DAY 2 (SAT): Papeete to Teahupoo

Our day begins with a formal orientation meeting where we'll explain the entire tour and how to get the most out of your time with us.

We'll then head off to the remote area of Teahupoo on the south-east coast of the island. Get ready to hang ten because the waves here are 'out of this world' amazing.

The evening will conclude with a welcome dinner to celebrate the first night everyone is all together!

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 3 (SUN): Teahupoo

Rise and shine - we have a full day of adventure!

Today we'll take you on a special boat tour to discover all the best and secret places gorgeous Teahupoo has to offer.

Lucnh will be served fresh from the deck; stunning views, delicious food and fruity punch to celebrate this unique area.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4-6 (MON-WED): Teahupoo - Taravao

About 20 minutes' drive from our homestay in Taravao is a local NGO that runs a private Bamboo workshop. Not only do the team here create beautiful constructions from sustainable material, they focus on the well-being, self-care and empowerment of local disadvantaged women. By offering a safe space, activities and information, they have created a place where women feel safe and confident to make their own choices and get back in control of their lives.

Each day, we will drive to the workshop after breakfast for a full day of hard work and uplifting energy, helping the team develop this unique centre.

In the early evenings, we will get back to our homestay to enjoy the sunset and a shared meal cooked with love.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7 (THU): Taravao - Haapiti

Today we are all heading back to Papeete. We'll pack our bags and then board a boat to the island of Moorea. For those who don't know, "Moorea" is the only correct answer to the question "Where is paradise?"!

Upon arrival, we'll amble to our comfortable, air-conditioned dorm rooms and look out to the private white sand beach which is guaranteed to leave you speechless.

This evening, a welcome dinner awaits - a very special evening with our private chef who will prepare a family buffet-style dinner just for you! Sit back and enjoy the beach vibes and VIP experience.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 8 (FRI): Haapiti

Today we'll meet with Alex, the founder of our NGO partner in French Polynesia, who will explain how we are supporting sustainable tourism in the islands.

After a short chat, we'll take a tour of a place dedicated to coral reef restoration. We'll learn more about the importance of the reefs, join a coral cutting workshop and plant our very own coral to rebuild a healthy reef.

After playing our part, it's off to enjoy some culture as we board a traditional Polynesian canoe to sail over the beautiful turquoise lagoon. Experience the chance to post sharks, stingrays, dolphins and maybe even some whales!

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 9 (SAT): Haapiti 

Today is cultural day and we've prepared a full day where all of our local knowledge will be tested: you'll be getting involved with a traditional sports contest, dancing, flower-crown making, handicrafts and cooking!

Whilst that's all been going on, our local chef will have been preparing a traditional feast just for you...we hope you're hungry!! We'll head into the garden to enjoy some music and tuck into the feast to celebrate our time together.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 10 (SUN): Depart Haapiti

Do we even want to address the goodbye? We've reached the end of the tour but only the beginning of our friendships. Don't be sad it's over because the Tahiti adventure will forever live inside each of us. We'll snap a final group photo before we part ways!

We'll help you arrange any transport you may need to the airport and see you off to your next destination.

Just remember that, with Bamboo and Discover Tahiti, you're leaving a legacy for the causes we've supported and we hope Polynesian culture will hold an extraordinary place in each of your hearts and souls forever.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Travel Highlights

  • Swimming with sharks and rays (the safe type, not the bitey type)
  • Discovering the real life of the Polynesian islanders by experiencing their life in the jungle
  • A sunset boat party
  • Experiencing the underwater civilisations within Moorea's incredible lagoon
  • Swimming in crystal blue waters

Accommodation and Meals

Accommodation throughout the tour is shared and you will be sharing rooms with other members of the group. If you would like to enquire about upgrading to a private room, please contact us to check availability and costs.

Airport Motel (Tahiti Island): Located close to the airport, this hotel is your first destination and the perfect place to rest and refresh after what will have likely been a very long journey to the island. Be honest, how much wine did you drink during the flight? Twin and double rooms here feature air-conditioning, fridge and WiFi. The hotel is not far from coffee shops, grocey stores, pharmacies, restaurants, a bus stop and, of course, the airport.

Haapiti (Moorea Island): Everyone dreams of living on the beach, right? We'll be lounging at a beautiful, family owned house here in Haapiti on the island of Moorea. You'll all be bedding in together here in shared rooms with shared bathrooms . There's free WiFi and all bedding is supplied. There's also free-use of the hotel's snorkeling gear, outrigger canoe and kayaks, just in case you need to start your day in the sea! Location-wise, the house is a stone's throw from the water and just a few minutes from white-sand beaches. 

Fare Hape (Tahiti Island): Without a doubt one of the most unforgettable experiences on this tour will be your time at Fare Hape. The accommodation is as basic as you would expect: Shared rooms in wooden houses, sleeping beneath a mosquito net, shared bathrooms and snuggling up to a wool blanket because of the unexpected cold in the Polynesian mountains. All bedding is supplied but please, please, please bring a pair of warm pjs as the nights here get chilly. This village is about as remote as it gets so something as simple as a restaurant will require a bit of a walk. That said, we won't be too removed from the modern world. You'll have access to internet, food and even a billiards table for the pool sharks.

Teahupoo (Tahiti Island): In this spacious bed and breakfast, you will enjoy the simplicity of living in the valleys between Tahitian mountains and sea in a family owned property. The owners will welcome you into their own family. The rooms are twin share with private bathrooms and fans. Located on a quiet road amongst coconut trees and colorful gardens, the hotel offers and element of isolation in the countryside. The family's neighbor adds to the friendly atmosphere and she's been known to cook up some fresh fish for our travelers...so get on her good side!

FOOD

Breakfast is included each day as well as some other meals as stated in the itinerary.

Locations

  • Papeete
  • Teahupoo
  • Taravao
  • Haapiti

What’s Included

Airport pick-up and transfer on arrival into Tahiti (if arriving on the tour start date between 6am and 8pm)
An in-depth orientation on the morning of day 2
Full support from our expert English-speaking local guides
All transfers outlined in the itinerary
9 nights' accommodation ranging from hotels to traditional homestays
All tour activities
Heaps of meals
Full pre-departure support from our ace travel coordinators
A flashy Travel Hack packed full of helpful advice
Donation to the marine conservation project

FAQ

In short - anything that’s not on the "What's included?" list in the info pack! The main things you’ll absolutely need to get that aren’t included are:

International flights - we have people join us from all over the world so we leave these flexible so you can choose the departure airport and airline that suits you best.

Travel Insurance - you can choose your own travel insurance, or we can organise this for you. You can find details on the travel insurance here and will be able to add this onto your booking.

Visas – depending on the passport you hold you may need to get a visa before you travel. Please see below for more info on visas.

Arrival

You need to book a flight that lands into Papeete's Fa'a'ā International Airport (airport code PPT) in Tahiti Island on the Friday that the tour starts, between 6am and 11pm. Providing you arrive between these hours on this day, one of the team will then be there to meet you on arrival and take you back to the hotel. If you arrive later than 11pm on the Friday start date, we will organise an airport pickup without a Bamboo representative to meet you.

If you arrive before your Friday start date, you will need additional accommodation. We can book this for you, at your own expense and you will just need to make your own way there from the airport.

Departure

This tour will end on the Sunday 10 days later in Papeete, so you need to make your departure arrangements from there that day.

Depending on your country of citizenship you may be entitled to a 90-day visa-free entry into French Polynesia (Tahiti and her islands). A quick Google search will tell you whether you need a visa or not.
This largely depends on you. Lots of breakfasts throughout the tour are included, along with a couple of dinners. The rest of the meals are up to you, and if you are having local meals it will cost a couple of dollars, if you prefer western food, it will be more depending on where you eat.
This depends on your home country and your vaccination history. You should visit a local travel clinic and see what they recommend.

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Like any country in the world, there will always be some dangers (even when in your home country!), and it is important to exercise common sense, particularly when in major cities and tourist destinations. However, the French Polynesia is a very safe country to travel in and around. You’ll also be with our award-winning team throughout your stay and will be travelling with a group.
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