The giants tikis of Puamau
: A full day guided tour by 4 wheel drive to Puamau
, on the north-east tip of Hiva Oa’s island.
Breathtaking drive along the winding coastline through several valleys, until reaching the picturesque village of Puamau.
Visit "Te Iipona
", the archaeological site which became famous with the tallest stone Tiki "TAKAI" (2.43 m) and the very exceptional "Makaii Taua Pepe" unique tiki represented horizontally.
Lunch on site in a Marquesas house or as a picnic. Short stay at the beach on the returning way, and a stop at the rainforest of Punaei where the enigmatic "UTUKA", nicknamed the "Smiling Tiki
" awaits you.
: You will leave the Tahauku harbour
, skirt the Hanakee Rock where you may be lucky enough to see Manta rays
On Tahuata Island, you will visit the hamlet of Hapatoni
, then stop in the village of Vaitahu
to visit its church, museum and its small local market.
The people of Tahuata
are known for their wood carvings on horse, pig and goat bones and surprisingly on swordfish rostrums.
After that, you will go on a beautiful white sand beach, where you can swim, relax and enjoy a barbecue.