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Set off from the East coast towards the inner island. Explore the Papenoo crater with its waterfalls, rivers and archeological sites.
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Papeete, French Polynesia
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Spanning an area of 2000 kilometers in the South Pacific, the islands of French Polynesia represent a grand tourist destination, with diverse tropical marine wildlife to explore, natural environments, and plenty of things to do on the water, all supported by a luxurious array of resorts. Its capital city of Papeete is a hub for transportation, commerce and lodging for tourists, making it a great jumping-off point to visit other islands in the country. Travel to Papeete and experience French Polynesia in the best way possible with our 2015 tours and activities.
Start with a City Tour of Papeete and journey about the French Polynesian capital. Begin at a traditional market where Tahitian vendors display their fish, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Go on to see the Cathedral, which was constructed in 1875 and then restored in 1987. See the Vaima shopping center, the largest shopping center in Tahiti and the heart of Papeete. Visit the colonial palace and garden of the City Hall, an iconic structure in downtown Papeete. End your tour at the Black Pearl museum, the only museum in the world devoted to exhibiting the history of pearls.
Venture on an Inner Island 4x4 Safari to explore the natural beauty of the Tahiti inlands, where you’ll cross the Papenoo Valley crater and witness verdant forests and beautiful waterfalls. Or you can drive along the dirt tracks aboard a 4-wheeled buggy on an SSV Rhino tour.
Swim with the dolphins at a Tahiti Half Day Dolphin Watch. Start at the West Coast in the lagoon where you’ll stop at the fishermen’s bay where you may get to swim with the dolphins. See the surfing point of Sapinus later on. Afterwards, have lunch at the lagoon and dive into the crystal clear waters, seeing the aquatic life and shipwrecks. You can alternatively start at the East Coast where you’ll be meeting the dolphins at Matavai Bay.