Cultural Highlights of Huahine Nui
Duration: 2 hours
Tour Code: huh-001
Discover the small and delightfully quiet little island of Huahine where you will discover Maeva, one of the most important archaeological sites in Polynesia.
Traveling from the pier you will first visit a small "Vanilliere" where you will learn about the drying process of this famous and widely used fragrance. If you like, you may wish to purchase some as a souvenir. Next, you will visit Maeva, a well-preserved archaeological site known as a Polynesian marae.
As your tour progesses, you may also see ancient fish traps that were built centuries ago which locals still use today. Huahine is also very famous for its blue-eyed eels that populate a small river stream in the village of Faie. Before heading back to the pier, a stop at the Belvédère will give you a great opportunity to capture some stunning photographs.
Please note: This tour includes limited walking, mainly at the guests' discretion during the stops. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Light-weight clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; insect repellant; a bottle of water from the ship and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. the itinerary and order of the stops may change and the duration of the stops can vary based upon group size and interest. Restroom facilities are rudimentary and may not have running water. The proprietor may charge a small fee to use the facilities.