Huahine: Sacred Sites & Legendary Places
- 2.5 Hours
- 2.5 Hours
- On request
Set off on an educational exploration of the island of Huahine in a small group (maximum 8 people). Learn all about Polynesian anthropology, archaeology, history, traditions and more on this fascinating excursion. A knowledgeable American anthropologist who has lived in Huahine for many years will be your guide. Your day begins with a visit to the village of Maeva, where all district chiefs once lived and worshiped their ancestors at their marae. Marae are places for religious ceremonies. There are 200 archaeological stone structures here which have survived for centuries. Next head to a vanilla plantation to learn how this plant is cultivated to become a flavourful island treasure. In the village you will also see fishermen using old stone traps. Pass by a watermelon plantation - Huahine is known for having the best. There will be a stop on a beach before visiting Marae Manunu where the tomb of Raiti the last great priest of Maeva is located. Huahine is also the home of the sacred blue-eyed eels, a unique site to see! The last stop is to the Mahuti view point which overlooks the magnificent lagoon of Huahine.
Duration: 2.5 Hours
Departs: 9:30 a.m. - Returns: noon
Departs: 2:30 p.m. - Returns: 5 p.m.