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How to Spend 2 Days in Tahiti

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How to Spend 2 Days in Tahiti
You can never really have enough time in paradise, but a couple of days in Tahiti give you the chance to experience the island’s natural riches and cultural attractions. Spend a day around the capital, Papeete, and another farther afield exploring beaches, water, and forests. Here’s how to have two memorable days in Tahiti.

Day 1: Get to know Papeete
Morning: One of the best ways to get a feel for the city is to take a walking tour, or for the more adventurous, a cycling or Segway tour. Check out the Municipal Market, the Black Pearl Museum, tropical parks and gardens, and more. 

Afternoon: Soak up some sun and play in the sand and sea. Convenient if you’re staying in town, the beach closest to Papeete is the black-sand Bain Lot, whose waves, curiously, break in both directions.

Night: Sample a range of affordable local cuisine at the food trucks that set up along Papeete’s waterfront every evening from about 6pm. There’s live music on weekends, too. 

Day 2: Explore the island
Morning: Hire a car or join a guided tour of the island, then head out to see some of Tahiti’s other treasures: the Arahurahu Marae, the old Point Venus lighthouse, the Vaipahi Gardens, the Arahoho Blowhole, and the Maraa Grotto.

Afternoon: Get out onto the water and spot marine life while taking in sea and coastal views of Tahiti. Dolphin-watching cruises are a fun family-friendly activity, and often include time for swimming and snorkeling. Alternatively, wait until early evening and set out on a sunset cruise.

Night: Splurge on an upmarket meal in Papeete on your last night in Tahiti. Fresh seafood and French-style meats feature prominently on the menus of Tahiti’s finest restaurants. Wash it down with some locally made wine, produced with grapes from the neighboring atoll of Rangiroa. 
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Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep SafariDay Trips

Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep Safari

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This full-day Jeep safari takes you through Papeete’s dense rainforest by 4WD to the interior of the French Polynesian island. Go off the beaten path of this Tahitian paradise, visiting Mount Marau, Arahoho Blowhole and the lush Cascades of Faarumai with an informative local guide. You’ll experience the majestic beauty surrounding Papeete, topped by a refreshing waterfall swim! Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Discover Papeete by SegwayCultural Tours

Discover Papeete by Segway

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Immerse yourself in the culture and daily life of Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, on this guided Segway tour that provides a complete overview of the bustling city. You'll be able to explore more than you ever could on foot, including the city center and more than 20 landmarks and sights like Papeete Market (Marche de Papeete), Territorial Assemby Gardens, Notre Dame Cathedral, and more. Your local guide shares insider tips along the way.
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Morning half-day 4h Circle island tourHalf-day Tours

Morning half-day 4h Circle island tour

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Get a round-island tour of Tahiti in just half a day, with all transportation provided, which enables you to skip the need for a rental car. Make the most of your time on the island by traveling with a guide; learn about its culture and history through engaging commentary while visiting Venus Point, Arahoho blowhole, Maraa Cave, and Marae Arahurahu.
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Papeete Walking TourWalking Tours

Papeete Walking Tour

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Enjoy a half day of exploring the capital of French Polynesia with a local guide, on this walking tour of Papeete. Your guide will tell you stories about the city’s past, and you’ll get a glimpse into local life and culture. Visit places that you might miss if traveling independently. This is an ideal trip for travelers who want to learn more about the country before or after a relaxing beach vacation.
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Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Taharaa View Point and Vaipahi GardensHalf-day Tours

Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Taharaa View Point and Vaipahi Gardens

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Get an overview of Tahiti on a 4-hour sightseeing tour of island highlights with an informative guide. Walk around the black-sand beaches of Matavai Bay at Venus Point and the Arahoho blowhole, marvel at the ancient Polynesian temples of the west coast. Wander tree-lined paths past ponds and waterfalls at the botanical Vaipahi Garden and visit the Taharaa lookout known as One Tree Hill. During your afternoon coach tour, with hotel pickup in Papeete, you’ll learn about the history of French Polynesia while soaking up panoramic island views.
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Papeete Segway Night TourCultural Tours

Papeete Segway Night Tour

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Experience Papeete like never before on this guided, 90-minute, small-group Segway tour. Glide along the illuminated waterfront of this capital city of French Polynesia and visit many of the most popular attractions and landmark locations. See Place Vai'ete, or Vaiete Square, with its food wagons and live music. Also, visit the Marina de Papeete, Paofai Park and gardens, the Monument of Independence and more. Guided Segway training plus the use of a helmet are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
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Unique Tahiti Tour - East CoastDay Trips

Unique Tahiti Tour - East Coast

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Up close, personalised and totally authentic island tours for discerning travellers. Visit our website for complete tour details and learn about other services We take you off the beaten track to be welcomed into local peoples homes, workshops and daily lives. Let us Introduce you to the wonderful Polynesians. Creating authentic encounters and sharing our island home with you what makes our tours unique. We have thought about everything from content, pace and company to our air conditioned new Mercedes vehicles Tahiti's East coast (our Jurassic coast) with its dramatic coastal scenery is in direct contrast to the west coast's classic lagoon and reef scenery. Including waterfalls and blowholes this comprehensive tour will interest anyone who likes history and natural beauty, Come walk in the footsteps of Captain Cook, the mutineers from HMS Bounty and Marlon Brando! Visiting a local sculptor at work, view points and local encounters are just a few of this tour's unique features.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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