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Nature Discovery 4WD Safari- Half Day

Discover the rich historic past and archaeological treasures of Bora Bora, unknown sites reachable via private roads only, such as the private marae Hau Puni surrounded by an arboretum and medicinal plants. Without missing WW2 remaining cannons and bunkers and a stop at mama Ruta’s pareo workshop. A unique tour to learn more about Bora Bora unknown cultural sites and history aboard a very comfortable 4WD.

Highlights

A circle island tour of Bora Bora with 5 main stops that will show you a sample of Bora Bora island’s rich culture: 

Marae Hau Puni: made of several platforms, this huge property is surrounded by an arboretum and medicinal plants. Ancient objects were found on site during the restoration. 

WW2 remains: cannons and bunkers dating from World War II located on the top of a hill, guns are facing Bora Bora’s unique pass. This is also a great viewpoint on Vaitape pier and Bora Bora’s lagoon.

Mama Ruta’s Pareo workshop: this is the opportunity to learn how pareos are tinted and patterns printed. You can also buy on choosing your colors and this will be delivered to your hotel a few days later. Season fresh fruits sampling and restrooms available.

Stop at the Matira white sand beach, the most famous place in Bora Bora and the best place to enjoy the beautiful colors of the lagoon. 

Stop at the Bloody Mary’s restaurant, the oldest restaurant on the island renowned for its fish and seafood menu as well as for the list of celebrities who stop there for dinner.

Last stop is at “Hiro’s rock”: learn about the legend about this imposing rock like coming out of nowhere. 2 other cannons are also accessible from this point via a path with a panoramic view on Raiatea and Tahaa. 

Many other small sites to be visited and details about Bora Bora’s history and culture to learn during the tour. 

Practical Info

Inclusions – Guided tour; Spring water during the tour; Fresh fruits sample 

PIck-Up / Drop-Off – All Hotels & Guest Houses with meeting point on main island, (property(ies) below with extra charge). Four Seasons – Round trip boat transfer for a pick up at Anau (shared transfer). Motu Hotels – Round trip transfers fees Motu/main island to be paid on site or through our agency. Motu Guest Houses – Round trip transfers fees Motu/main island to be paid on site.

Spoken Languages – English, French. On request: Spanish, Japanese, Chinese

Vehicle Info – 4WD Land Rover Defender or Toyota Land Cruiser – 5 or 8 passengers seats

Operates everyday, 2Pers mini – 8Pers maxi per vehicle (several vehicles available) (Adults or Child 3-11 y.o – Infants, please contact our services).

Do Not Forget:  Backpack (Sac à dos), Bottle of water (Eau), Camera (Appareil photo), Comfy clothes (Tenue confort), Hat (Chapeau), MosquitoSpray (Anti-moustique), Suncreen SPF50 (Crème solaire), Sport shoes (Chaussures sport), Sunglasses (Lunettes soleil),

Important Remarks

Itinerary and order of the visited sites may change without prior notice according to weather conditions or other circumstances. Most excursions require healthy conditions. Pregnant women/disabled guests/babies… our services must be notified in advance!

Our land tours (4×4 vehicles, ATV or similar) 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, bad back, or excess weight.

All tours have been regularly tried out in order to give the most accurate information and advice. Each guest should carefully review the tour description to evaluate its own physical limits.

Guests are recommended to wear comfortable appropriate attire including shoes (walking, water or hiking as needed), sun protection (cream, hat, and rash guard), insect repellent, sunglasses, and bring a bottle of water.

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