🏨 Half-Day Guided Hike to Afareaitu Waterfall Activity - Travel Guide

Half-Day Guided Hike to Afareaitu Waterfall

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From $72.93

46 reviews   (4.96)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Tahiti, Tahiti

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Visit a sumptuous valley with lush vegetation, rich in tropical fruits and flowers. This veritable garden of eden which bears the name of the valley of the Polynesian gods and kings will amaze you with its richness.

During your walk to the splendid Afareaitu waterfall, our guide will tell you about Polynesian legends and show you around the remains of ancient Polynesian temples. You can refresh yourself in the rivers lined with flowers, the natural basins and the splendid waterfall.

A tasting in a private tropical garden by the river will be an opportunity to quench your thirst in a friendly atmosphere.

What's Included

All Fees and Taxes

Bottled water

Fresh fruit tasting

What's Not Included

Transfer between the Hilton and the Moorea Beach Lodge (supplement of 2000 FCFP / person).

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 70

Additional Info

  • Children under 4 years old cannot participate in this activity.
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • All travelers are compulsorily vaccinated when they arrive in Tahiti.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Afareaitu Waterfalls
Getaway in the sumptuous private valley of Afareaitu, lush vegetation, forest of tree ferns, tropical fruits and flowers, archaeological sites, rivers lined with flowers, natural basins and waterfall where to bathe in a beautiful site, off the beaten track. Welcome to the Garden of Eden! Many stops along the way to discover the remains of ancient Polynesian temples, agricultural terraces and housing platforms, plants and their daily uses by Polynesians. Afareaitu means in Tahitian the valley of the gods and the kings, your guide will tell you the legends which inhabit these places. A delicious tasting of fresh fruits in a private tropical garden by the river will punctuate this half-day full of conviviality. Average level hike, it takes 45 min to go up and as much to go down.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Beautiful waterfall with fresh-fruit surprise finale!
alkorion, 06-09-2022
This guided hike was a fantastic experience that I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Moorea. It was not very rigorous, so most people should be able to complete the short hike to the waterfall. Additionally, walking sticks are provided and recommended by the staff.

Our guide was excellent, she was very knowledgeable about the local island wildlife and plants. She pointed out lots of fascinating plants and indigenous rock structures along the hike.

The waterfall itself was gorgeous and I HIGHLY recommend going for a swim, even if the water is a bit chilly. Floating in the water under the waterfall was a refreshing experience and almost spiritual given the location.

The best part of the hike was at the end they provided us with a light course of local fruits! Everything was so tasty and clearly very fresh! It was all laid out on large elephant-ear leaves and was beautifully composed.

Our guide was very friendly and even made a detour to take photos of my wife and I on our way back to the hotel.

10/10 would recommend!
Informative and fun
tomsL8539NX, 02-08-2022
We had a wonderful time with our guide, Yvette. She took us through her garden. While doing so, she introduced us to the local vegetation. She’s very passionate regarding the history of the Polynesian people and their many accomplishments. We learned a great deal regarding the history of French Polynesia while on this trip. We got to see many different plants and vegetation on the hike. The hike was not difficult. She was also very careful that we didn’t fall despite some slippery areas. She’s very cautious about everyone’s safety. Our tour was private. We went to the waterfall and swam. She was very good about taking pictures and answering all of our questions. We have many great pictures and videos from this and would highly recommend this for anyone visiting the island.
Fun waterfall hike
Noelle_C, 17-07-2022
The waterfall hike was one of the highlights of our trip to French Polynesia and we did a lot. Yvette and Tracy were outstanding guides and it was so much fun to learn about Moorea and its culture and hike to the falls. Our whole family would highly recommend the experience.
Beautiful Nature Hike, Garden Tour, Lovely Waterfall
thedjgibson, 04-06-2022
Great hosts showed a tour of the nature scene in their private garden and trail. The hosts were really good about explaining the local culture and fauna. Yvette and Tracy are stewards of their local land and culture so is a must if you want to learn about Moorea's history in addition to finding a magical waterfall.
Breathtaking waterfall!
Cole_W, 02-06-2022
Loved learning about the plants and flowers of Moorea! Hiking up to the waterfall was absolutely breathtaking and the fresh fruit after the hike was delicious. Highly recommend this excursion!
Great hike and swim!
Ellen B, 26-12-2022
Excellent staff and experience. We were a group of 4 (40’s to 80 years old) and even though the trail was muddy and slippery we were helped when appropriate. The swim at the waterfall made it all worthwhile and the fruit and coconut snack at the end was superb. I highly recommend this trip.
Must- do on Moorea
azbowz, 22-11-2022
As you can see from all the reviews, this is an outstanding tour company. We enjoyed getting to know Yvette, the owner and guide. She is so knowledgeable and passionate about what she does. It makes the tour more than just another tour.

The waterfall was not to be missed. Swimming and taking pictures was one of the highlights of our entire trip.
A Beautiful and Educational Hike
howarde639, 10-11-2022
The guides are fluent in several languages and spoke excellent English. We were picked up from our hotel in a very comfortable, air-conditioned van and driven to a parking are at the beginning of the hike. Guide Yvette first showed us about local grounds and garden with various food plants and fruit-bearing trees. At the end of the hike were were able to sample several of the fruits. The walk goes gradually uphill and overall is not that difficult, but there are some potentially treacherous short stretches higher up along a steep hillside, so keep an eye on the trail, not the camera in those places. The falls were delicate due to little recent rain, but were delightful. My wife and I were delighted with the guides and their narration of natural and cultural features and with their concern for client safety.
Would highly recommend!
Anastasia_C, 11-10-2022
The hike was personal and informative. We really enjoyed Evette and Tracy's guidance and helpfulness throughout the hike. We learned a lot about the local culture, history, and plant life. Tour guide was prompt for pickup and the fruit lunch after was amazing, fresh, and a joy to experience.
Highly recommend this hike and swimming at the waterfalls.
Justusnj, 04-10-2022
Swimming at the falls with our amazing guides Yvette and Tracy. They were so knowledgeable about Moorea’s history and folklore. Learned so much as they were very passionate about preserving the island’s past and seeing to its future. The people on tour were so friendly and this make the activity even more fun. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
pres1111, 18-01-2023
Amazing hike ! Amazing guide ! Yvette has a lot of knowledge about Polynesian history and culture . Hike started in her garden where she grows her fruits and vegetables . Along the path to the waterfall you will come across several interesting plants . My favorite is the red ginger . When you squeeze it a fluid with the consistency of a shampoo comes out and you can use it as hand soap also . Mother Nature is amazing . However this hike is not for the faint hearted . It takes 30 -40 minutes each way and it is an extremely rugged terrain and it rains a lot in January . If you have any medical alignment or back or knee issues I would not recommend . Also make sure you have real good hiking shoes . Hike ends in her garden where she treats you to fruits grown there . What an amazing day and what a beautiful memory !!!!
Pres2019, 11-01-2023
What a day !!! Amazing Guide ! Yvette is exceptional . She has tremendous knowledge of the history of Polynesia .
The hike starts in her garden she grows pretty much all the fruits and some vegetables . Along the hike path there are several additional plants . My favorite one was the red ginger you squeeze it and a fluid the consistency of shampoo pours out and yeah it’s a soap like a disinfectant and you can wash your hair with it . Mother Nature is amazing . Now let me explain about the hike it is 30 to 40 minutes each way , but not for the faint hearted. It’s a total rugged terrain and it rains so it’s super slippery and muddy . Make sure you have the best shoes . It’s quiet physically challenging but well worth it . If you have any medical alignment I would recommend not to go .
After you finished Yvette and her team serve you with fresh fruit from her garden .I have never eaten fruit like this . What an amazing memory !
You should do this!
EmmaJane_M, 04-01-2023
Incredibly informative and dun tour guides. Beautiful waterfall to swim in. Drfinetely recommend this trip!
Amazing and worthwhile experience!
Kevin H, 03-02-2023
It was a very educational and our guides were amazingly helpful. They gave us detailed background of the area and our destination along with different plant and fruit life. The hike itself was very comfortable and relaxing.