For all photo lovers, here is a 12 km hike on the heights of the Aakapa and Hatiheu valleys via a track in the heart of the native forest. When you reach the top, you will have a magnificent view of the whole North-East of the island, which is a fabulous observatory of endemic bird species of the Marquesas Islands.
Hike in the tropical vegetation and discover the ancient Royal Valley and the Hakaui waterfall. Departure from the hotel towards the fishermen’s wharf from where you embark for 45 min of navigation allowing you to observe the volcanic cliffs; Follow the hiking trail for 2h30 to the Hakaui waterfall, the wonder is total in front of the lush vegetation of the valley. Lunch will be taken by the river before leaving and swimming awaits you before returning by boat to Taiohae.
Discover the Marquesian handcrafts in Taipivai and the ancient remains of Kamuihei. Start your day in a 4WD vehicle with a visit to the Tapivai Valley made famous by Herman Melville in the novel Taïpi, then continue towards Hatiheu to discover the ‘paepae’ and ‘tohua’. The typical Marquesian lunch will be taken in a restaurant in Hatiheu. On the way back visit the museum and swim in the bay of Hatiheu.