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Hiking Getaway at Afareaitu's Waterfalls - Half Day / Moderate Level

Half day hiking in the magnificent Valley of Afareaitu, lush vegetation, forest ferns, fruit and tropical flowers in abundance, archaeological sites, waterfalls, and rivers lined with flowers and natural pools where you can swim. Welcome to the Garden of Eden! Many stops on the way to discover the plants and their daily use by the Polynesians. Your guide will tell you the legends surrounding the valley. Braiding sessions with coconut leaves, swims, tasting fresh organic fruits will also round off this pleasant half day tour.

Highlights

On this half day hike, you will discover… 

The richness of the local flora: you will meet many flowers, plants, trees and fruits on the way. Your guide will explain their medicinal properties and their use in everyday life, such as the breadfruit tree whose trunk was used as candles for lighting but also as ink for tattoos. Braiding session of coconut leaves and tasting of local fruits with your guide.

Archaeology: many remains of Polynesian dwellings are still visible today. Your guide will tell you some local legends linked to the Afareaitu ‘s valley. 

Natural sites of great beauty: many natural pools present in the valley formed by river beds. You can enjoy a refreshing swim in one of them. And if the weather permits, the end of the route will lead you to the Afareaitu’s waterfall. 

Practical Info

Inclusions – Return transfers from/to your accommodation ; Half day hiking ; well experienced local guide ; fresh fruits and fresh fruit juices. 

Pick up / Drop off – Sofitel, Green Lodge, Kaveka, Manava, Poerani Moorea, Hilton, Pension Motu Iti, Fare Vaihere 

Vehicle Info – Hyundai minibus for transfers 

Languages – English, French, Spanish, Italian 

Child policy – Minimum 8 years old 

Operates everyday except Sunday, 2 pers. mini. / 8 pers. maxi, (Adults or Child from 8 yrs.o minimum 12 y.o requested). 

Do Not Forget : Backpack (Sac à dos), Bottle of water (Eau), Camera (Appareil photo), Changing clothes (Rechange), Comfy clothes (Tenue confort), Hat (Chapeau), Hiking shoes (Souliers rando), MosquitoSpray (Anti-moustique), Suncreen SPF50 (Crème solaire), Swimsuit (Maillot de bain), Sunglasses (Lunettes soleil), Towel (Serviette de bain), 

Important Remarks

Itinerary and order of the visited sites may change without prior notice according to weather conditions or other circumstances. August 2017 Most excursions require healthy conditions. Pregnant women/disabled guests/babies… our services must be notified in advance! 

Hiking tours may involve strenuous and lengthy hike over uneven terrain, uphill and downhill trails, and under limited shade. This kind of activity is recommended for guests in very good physical condition.

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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