Category: Adventure

Half Day Circle Island Tour, Sightseeing & Tours-Tahiti

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Discover the highlights of Tahiti on a 4-hour guided tour of the natural and cultural sites on the island.


  • Highlights
    • Learn about the history of French Polynesia, soak up panoramic island views, and visit gorgeous waterfalls and botanic gardens on this tour from Papeete. Set out to explore the island of Tahiti in an air-conditioned mini-van with an experienced, English speaking local guide. Stop at Venus Point, located on Matavai Bay. Venus Point is home to a picturesque Victorian-era lighthouse and site of Cook’s observation of the transit of Venus in 1769. As you walk around, note the monument that commemorates Cook’s work here as well as a monument commemorating the arrival of HMS Bounty on 27th October 1788. Cruise along scenic roads to arrive at the Arahoho blowhole where, when there’s a big swell, water shoots skyward, resulting in what might be a free shower courtesy of the sea! For manicured landscapes, visit the Vaipahi Garden, where you can wander around a tree-shaded wonderland of waterfalls, ponds and colorful tropical flowers. You’ll come to the top of One Tree Hill, so named by Capt. James Cook because a single tree stood on this steep headland in the late 1700s. Is it also one of Tahiti’s most magnificent vistas. You’ll look down on the north coast all the way from Matavai Bay to Papeete, with Moorea looming on the far horizon.
    • A favorite among visitors for over 100 years! The route takes in more than 71 miles of dramatic coastline scenery with wave-pounded cliffs and peaceful beaches.
    • Visit Venus Point where famous explorers including Captain Cook and William Bligh anchored and set up camp.
    • See natural wonders including the Arahoho blowhole.
    • Stop at the Paul Gauguin Museum and Vaipahi Garden.