Explore Moorea's visual splendor, art and local Polynesian lifestyle during this scenic orientation drive around the island.
Depart the pier for a scenic and relaxing drive around Moorea. The distance around this idyllic island is approximately 38 miles, and offers many spectacular sites and photo opportunities. You will ride past pineapple fields and visit an ancient Tahitian stone temple, or marae, en route to Belvedere. You will also take in magnificent views of Cook's Bay, Opunohu Bay and Mt. Rotui. As you pass through the districts of Haapiti, you will see one of the island's loveliest churches before continuing through Afareitu and Papetoai.
Next, you will explore the island's artistic beauty during a stop at an art gallery in the Tiki Village. Here, you will have an opportunity to visit a replica of Gauguin's Maison du Jouir and view a large selection of the most beautiful reproductions of his artwork.
Your visit to the village features a black-and-white picture gallery showcasing the works of famous photographer A. Sylvain. Located by the ocean, the village is home to a lovely white-sand beach that offers wonderful photo opportunities. Restrooms and a small boutique are also available here. Following your visit, you will rejoin your coach for the return drive to the pier.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of easy to moderate walking/standing. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the transportation and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Light-weight clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; insect repellant; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The guide’s commentary features information pertaining to daily living in Moorea; with limited commentary on historical, cultural, or political facts.