Tahiti: Around the Island

  • Port

    Papeete, French Polynesia

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Cost


    Price over $151
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 7 Hours

  • Meals Included


Head towards the east coast of the island and stop at the James Norman Hall House. The home evokes the daily life of the famous poet, writer of American contemporary literature.

Continue on to Matavai Bay, where Tahara'a Point offers a great photo opportunity. Nearby you will find Point Venus. This is where Captain James Cook observed the transit of Venus in 1769, and the only lighthouse of the island was built here in 1867.

Lunch is served at the Gauguin Restaurant (or similar); then, continue on to the Spring Garden of Vaipahi, brimming with tropical plants and trees.

Last but not least, explore the interesting Museum of Tahiti & Her Islands, located in Punaauia, on the west coast of Tahiti. The museum displays a large array of archeological finds, Polynesian artwork and costumes that tell the story of ancient Tahiti.


Bus tours operate mainly on paved roads; however, some road conditions may be bumpy. Pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems are not allowed to participate. Wear comfortable attire and walking shoes, as well as sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring sunglasses and bottled water. Expensive jewelry or clothing should not be worn on tour.