Nature Hike through Opunohu Valley Shore Excursion Detail
Activity Level
Port: Moorea, French Polynesia
Approx. Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Adult Pricing: $129 USD*
Child Pricing: $129 USD*
*Prices vary by sail date.
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Nature Hike through Opunohu Valley

Take an enlightening hike around the ancient volcanic caldera in the center of the Opunohu Valley while marveling at the natural beauty and extraordinary vistas. The valley was densely populated before Europeans arrived in the 19th century and numerous structures that are centuries older remain, including more than 100 stone-platform temples known as maraes. They were of great religious and social importance and are now being restored, as the jungle once completely covered them. Despite the valley's enormous archaeological value, its magnificent scenery still takes center stage. As you hike through the verdant valley, you can expect to see plantations of tropical fruits such lemons, papayas, bananas and pineapples. You will also have wonderful views of the oddly shaped, heavily vegetated mountains that soar above the valley floor. The highest is Mount Tohiea, which rises nearly 4,000 feet high.


HIGHLIGHTS
• Hike around the caldera of an ancient volcano in the verdant Opunohu Valley.
• Enjoy fabulous views of the tropical scenery and the backdrop of soaring mountains.
• Gain an understanding of the archaeological importance of the valley during the hike.

HELPFUL HINTS
• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Note: This tour involves a very strenuous and lengthy 3.5-mile hike over partly-shaded and uneven terrain, uphill and downhill trail walking/hiking with an elevation gain of 1,171 feet; all in a tropical environment of high heat and humidity. Ropes may be used, hike over fallen trees and crossing wet & muddy areas may be involved. This tour is only for experienced hikers who are in excellent physical condition. Duration is dependent on group fitness level; we estimate duration between 4 to 5 hours. Participants are required to sign a waiver. Operation of this tour is dependent upon favorable weather. Sun caps; sunglasses; sunscreen; insect repellant; a few bottles of water and a snack from the ship; change of socks; and flat, sturdy hiking boots are recommended. Participants must be at least 12 year of age.
Activity Level
Port: Moorea, French Polynesia
Approx. Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Adult Pricing: $129 USD*
Child Pricing: $129 USD*
*Prices vary by sail date.
rollover for activity details: