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Discover Tahiti Tour

Discover Tahiti

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YOUNG @ HEART (AGE 50 +)

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4 Locations (Papeete, Moorea, Fare Hape, Teahupoo)
10 days
Finish on Sunday
Marine Conservation
Fa'a'a airport (PPT)
Fa'a'a airport (PPT)
Maximum 12 persons
Average age range : 50 - 75
Going Solo? : Over 70% of those on our tours start off as solo travellers
COVID-19 PROTECTION GUARANTEE : If by the end of 2023, you have not been able to travel due COVID-19, we will refund any payments made. You also have the flexibility to change your dates as many times as you need, free of charge
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Itinerary

DAY 1 (FRI): Arrival - Papeete

The excitement, the anticipation, the wonder. Today your tour to one of the most exclusive, most remote, and most beautiful places in the world, Tahiti, begins. 

When you arrive in Papeete, one of our BamFam tour guides will collect you from the airport and escort you to the hotel where you can shower, put the jet-lag to bed, and ready yourself for the adventure.

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DAY 1 (FRI): Arrival - Papeete

The excitement, the anticipation, the wonder. Today your tour to one of the most exclusive, most remote, and most beautiful places in the world, Tahiti, begins. 

When you arrive in Papeete, one of our BamFam tour guides will collect you from the airport and escort you to the hotel where you can shower, put the jet-lag to bed, and ready yourself for the adventure.

DAY 2 (SAT): Papeete to Haapiti

Our day begins with an epic Bamboo orientation. We'll sit you down and explain the entire tour, what we do & what to expect. Once through the orientation, we'll jump right into our first project - its a mix of beach clean up, plastic pollution awareness, and cultural awakening.

From there, we'll head to Moorea and get ready to be amazed by the beauty that it has! This place is paradise, and you will quickly see why. 

In the evening, we will have a welcome meal - Moorea style. Get your taste buds ready to be blown away! 

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 3 (SUN): Haapiti

Waking up to the sound of the ocean is a cure-all, so soak it in and get geared up for the action-packed day! We are going to get up close and personal with some local marine life!

There is no guarantee that you will meet them, but our guides will do their best to get you some encounters with these magnificent creatures while respecting their local habitat.

After a morning of marine life 101, we will have a picnic like no other.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

DAY 4 (MON): Haapiti

This morning, the giving back begins. The local NGO we work with is one of the world-leading experts in cutting and preserving coral reefs. We will also support the natural balance of Polynesia by cleaning the island's beach fronts and teaching local people the importance of sustainability and environmentalism.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 5 (TUE): Haapiti to Fare Hape

Today we are all heading back to the island of Tahiti and taking a trip to one of French Polynesia's most sacred destinations: the heart of Tahiti, Fare Hape.

Crossing from Moorea to Tahiti by boat, we'll then hop on an epic 4x4 jeep journey into the center of the island to spend the next two days at a secluded, ancient village hidden in the mountains and jungle.

For thousands of years, Fare Hape was virtually untouched by the western world, and the sacred Polynesian rituals and beliefs lie at the heart of Tahitian values. The day's highlights center around understanding this 1,000s-year-old culture, including astronavigation, and simple development of traditional houses from natural materials.

We'll also introduce you to the local Haururu organization who invests and protects the island's sacred grounds. While here, they'll have you constructing Polynesian homes, planting medicinal herbs, clearing the jungle, river damming, and essentially helping to build the infrastructure for an entire irrigation system. Roll up them sleeves BamFam!

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

DAY 6 (WED): Fare Hape

Yesterday we learned about the jungle and today we'll explore it. Wandering through like Tarzan and Jane, we'll follow the sounds of the jungle, tracking animals, and veering towards the faint splashes in the distance. The splashes, of course, can only mean one thing: Waterfalls. Who's up for a swim?

After a dip (and lunch), it's back to Fare Hape to continue our projects.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

DAY 7 (THU): Fare Hape to Teahupoo

Bidding farewell to the local people of Fare Hape, we head off to the remote area of Teahupoo on the south-east coast of the island.

On our way to Teahupoo, we will make a stop at the "Cultural Centre" in Papara. Get your dancing shoes on and drumming hands ready, cause we will learn directly from the locals all about their island rhythm. The day concludes with relaxing, stunning sunsets, delicious meals, and even more drinks. Paradise!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 8 (FRI): Teahupoo

Rise and shine because we have a day full of adventure! We will whisk you off for another day full of adventure and beauty on this unique boat tour! The gorgeous caves of Vaipori await you. 

Lunch will be cooked fresh from the boat deck! Don't forget your suncream!

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 9 (SAT): Teahupoo to Papeete 

We're taking off the Bamboo ball-and-chain and letting you into the wild world of Teahupoo this morning. Packed with one-of-a-kind nature, feel free to explore the surrounding waterfalls, go hiking, kayaking, or even just spend the morning sun-tanning along the waterfront. Just get back by early afternoon, so we can shuttle you to Papeete, where we'll gather for our final group meal and toast to Tahiti...on our private boat, of course.

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 10 (SUN): Departure - Papeete

We've reached the end of the tour but only the beginning of our friendships. Don't be sad it's over because the Tahiti adventure will forever live inside each of us. We'll snap a final group photo, which we'll then keep under our pillowcase, only to look at late at night and remember the fun we had.

Beyond that, we'll help you arrange any transport you may need to the airport and see you off to your next destination, be it home, another leg of your vacation.

Just remember that, with Bamboo and Discover Tahiti, you're leaving a legacy for the causes we've supported, and we hope Polynesian culture will hold an extraordinary place in each of your hearts and souls forever.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Travel Highlights

  • Swimming with sharks and rays (the safe type, not the bitey type)
  • Discovering the real life of the Polynesian islanders by experiencing their life in the jungle
  • A sunset boat party
  • Experiencing the underwater civilisations within Moorea's incredible lagoon
  • Swimming in crystal blue waters

Accommodation and Meals

Accommodation throughout the tour is shared and you will be sharing rooms with other members of the group. If you would like to enquire about upgrading to a private room, please contact us to check availability and costs.

Airport Motel (Tahiti Island): Located close to the airport, this hotel is your first destination and the perfect place to rest and refresh after what will have likely been a very long journey to the island. Be honest, how much wine did you drink during the flight? Twin and double rooms here feature air-conditioning, fridge and WiFi. The hotel is not far from coffee shops, grocey stores, pharmacies, restaurants, a bus stop and, of course, the airport.

Haapiti (Moorea Island): Everyone dreams of living on the beach, right? We'll be lounging at a beautiful, family owned house here in Haapiti on the island of Moorea. You'll all be bedding in together here in shared rooms with shared bathrooms . There's free WiFi and all bedding is supplied. There's also free-use of the hotel's snorkeling gear, outrigger canoe and kayaks, just in case you need to start your day in the sea! Location-wise, the house is a stone's throw from the water and just a few minutes from white-sand beaches. 

Fare Hape (Tahiti Island): Without a doubt one of the most unforgettable experiences on this tour will be your time at Fare Hape. The accommodation is as basic as you would expect: Shared rooms in wooden houses, sleeping beneath a mosquito net, shared bathrooms and snuggling up to a wool blanket because of the unexpected cold in the Polynesian mountains. All bedding is supplied but please, please, please bring a pair of warm pjs as the nights here get chilly. This village is about as remote as it gets so something as simple as a restaurant will require a bit of a walk. That said, we won't be too removed from the modern world. You'll have access to internet, food and even a billiards table for the pool sharks.

Teahupoo (Tahiti Island): In this spacious bed and breakfast, you will enjoy the simplicity of living in the valleys between Tahitian mountains and sea in a family owned property. The owners will welcome you into their own family. The rooms are twin share with private bathrooms and fans. Located on a quiet road amongst coconut trees and colorful gardens, the hotel offers and element of isolation in the countryside. The family's neighbor adds to the friendly atmosphere and she's been known to cook up some fresh fish for our travelers...so get on her good side!

FOOD

Breakfast is included each day as well as some other meals as stated in the itinerary.

Locations

  • Papeete
  • Haapiti
  • Fare Hape
  • Teahupoo

What’s Included

Airport pick-up and transfer on arrival into Tahiti (if arriving on the tour start date between 6am and 8pm)
An in-depth orientation on the morning of day 2
Full support from our expert English-speaking local guides
All transfers outlined in the itinerary
9 nights' accommodation ranging from hotels to traditional homestays
All tour activities
Heaps of meals
Full pre-departure support from our ace travel coordinators
A flashy Travel Hack packed full of helpful advice
Donation to the marine conservation project

FAQ

In short - anything that’s not on the "What's included?" list in the info pack! The main things you’ll absolutely need to get that aren’t included are:

International flights - we have people join us from all over the world so we leave these flexible so you can choose the departure airport and airline that suits you best.

Travel Insurance - you can choose your own travel insurance, or we can organise this for you. You can find details on the travel insurance here and will be able to add this onto your booking.

Visas – depending on the passport you hold you may need to get a visa before you travel. Please see below for more info on visas.

Arrival

You need to book a flight that lands into Papeete's Fa'a'ā International Airport (airport code PPT) in Tahiti Island on the Friday that the tour starts, between 6am and 11pm. Providing you arrive between these hours on this day, one of the team will then be there to meet you on arrival and take you back to the hotel. If you arrive later than 11pm on the Friday start date, we will organise an airport pickup without a Bamboo representative to meet you.

If you arrive before your Friday start date, you will need additional accommodation. We can book this for you, at your own expense and you will just need to make your own way there from the airport.

Departure

This tour will end on the Sunday 10 days later in Papeete, so you need to make your departure arrangements from there that day.

Depending on your country of citizenship you may be entitled to a 90-day visa-free entry into French Polynesia (Tahiti and her islands). A quick Google search will tell you whether you need a visa or not.
This largely depends on you. Lots of breakfasts throughout the tour are included, along with a couple of dinners. The rest of the meals are up to you, and if you are having local meals it will cost a couple of dollars, if you prefer western food, it will be more depending on where you eat.
This depends on your home country and your vaccination history. You should visit a local travel clinic and see what they recommend.

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Like any country in the world, there will always be some dangers (even when in your home country!), and it is important to exercise common sense, particularly when in major cities and tourist destinations. However, the French Polynesia is a very safe country to travel in and around. You’ll also be with our award-winning team throughout your stay and will be travelling with a group.
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