Moorea 4WD Safari Adventure
Moorea, French Polynesia
- Magic Mountain: Head up this steep, jagged outcrop on a four-wheel drive vehicle for most of the way. Then, finish the journey on foot over a lovely path, upward to spectacular island views.
- Belvedere Lookout: Enjoy magnificent Opunohu Valley views of Cook's Bay, Opunohu Bay, and the jagged peaks of Mount Rotui between them.
- A taste of the island: Visit the Lycee Agricole, Moorea's famed agricultural school and take in the smell of the tropical fruits, then stop at Manutea distillery for a taste of fresh fruit juices.
- Explore the island: Ride across large banana, vanilla, grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple plantations, and take in the island's lush and colorful vegetation.
- Roundtrip transportation: Hotel pick-up and drop-off from most hotels is included; a small fee may apply at some hotels.
About This Moorea Tour
The natives call it Rotui; James Michener named it Bali Hai, but people who visit the summit of this jagged, lush, 2,951-foot peak, unscaleable without motorized help, come away with a single comment: magical.
And so, Magic Mountain gets its name. Not because some ancient god stood on it to call forth the stunning lagoon that surrounds the island. Not because doomed lovers fought to be together and in their tearful embrace created the blues of the surrounding waters.
Not even because some old legend says this pinnacle in the shape of shark tooth bit off a chunk of land and formed Opunohu Bay.
But when you do ascend the mountain, the last leg on foot through a path surrounded by oranges, lemons, and grapefruits, and reach the viewpoint from which you can see the varying blue shades of the lagoon and unspoiled Opunohu Bay, you'll feel what all who've come before you have.
And it's magical.
Good maraes make good neighbors
A marae, as you'll see on this tour, is an open-air temple that was used for religious, political, and social activities – including human sacrifice. But it had other purposes. Marae were built across the land to act as property deeds, show inheritance, and mark property boundaries. So a marae could be the site where someone was ceremoniously killed, or a way for two neighbors to avoid killing each other.
We pick up/drop off at: Sofitel, Manava Beach (ex Pearl), Hilton, InterContinental, Les Tipaniers, Hibiscus, Kaveka, Fenua Mata'i'oa, Green Ldg, Fare Vaihere, Te Fare Mihi, Fare Miti, Linareva, Village Temanoha, Moorea Bch Ldg. Please confirm at checkout.
Juices and other products are available for purchase at the plantation.
Itinerary and order of the visited sites may change without prior notice according to weather conditions or other circumstances.
Operates everyday except Sunday & Public Holidays
Although the majority of roads are paved, expects some bumps along your ride. Little walking required. You need to be able to get in/out of the vehicle. Some paths are not paved and up inclines. This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.
Adventure, Wilderness/Wildlife, Scenic
4WD Mazda Open Le Truck-type vehicle
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for travelers 3 years of age and older.
Special Medical Restriction
Touring in 4x4 vehicles may include rough off-road driving and steep ascents and descents. It is therefore not recommended to pregnant women, persons suffering from motion sickness, vertigo, back or neck issues, or excess weight.
Non-refundable if canceled within 7 days of requested services.
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