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Tahiti Island Crossing

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From $95.88

167 reviews   (4.27)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Tahiti, Tahiti

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover the best of Tahiti on this full-day 4WD safari adventure. You'll travel through almost impenetrable rainforest to discover some of the jewels of Tahiti. This is a rare opportunity to see the places where most tourists cannot gain access. Experience the untouched majestic beauty of Tahiti and uncover archeological sites on this full-day 4WD safari tour.

Please note that bookings must be made at the latest 48 hours before the date of service, for all transfers/tours from Tuesday to Friday.
If not, the tour/transfer may not be available due to process delay....

Please note that bookings must be made at the latest 72 hours before the date of service, for all transfers/tours on Mondays and Week-End days.
If not, the tour/transfer may not be available due to process delay....

What's Included

Hotel & wharf pickup and drop off

Local guide

Service fee

Transportation by 4WD vehicle

What's Not Included




Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 7
  • ADULT: Age: 8 - 99

Additional Info

  • Maximum tour size: 6 people
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • What to bring: hat, sunscreen, swimsuit, comfortable walking shoes and towel
  • infants and children 0 - 04 years old not allowed
  • Maximum Weight per person: 95kg/209.43lbs
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a full refund.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a 50% refund.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, you will receive a 0% refund.

  • 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

You will get to the heart of the island by exploring the main crater in the Papenoo Valley.

• Admission Ticket Free


We landed in Tahiti July...
Natalie_R, 28-08-2022
We landed in Tahiti July 23 at 5am and booked this tour for a 9am pickup, since our room wasn't available until 3pm anyway, this was a great way to spend the day! I get car sick when I read on my phone for too long, so my husband and I proactively took Dramamine. We sat on benches in the back of the pickup truck until we got off the main road. Once we were officially on the tour– heading toward the center of the island, we were able to stand on the seat cushions and hold on to the metal bars for balance. This was really the best way to see all the views! Note: You will get tossed with the potholes if you stand.

The tour was amazing. It felt like we were entering Jurassic Park. It was so green and the cliffs so tall! We saw so many waterfalls that we lost count. We went on the tour in late July so it was during the dry season, but you could still tell where all the waterfalls occur during the wet season. We spent most of our trip on the water so this was an amazing experience to see the inside of a volcano and see the Tahiti countryside.

Tips: Bring cash for lunch, wear a swimsuit (you will have a chance to swim!), apply sunscreen, bring a towel, if you have water shoes you can bring those (this would have been nice for the swim spot; alternatively you can wear shoes to the water's edge and go in barefoot), and I recommend wearing tennis shoes that can get dirty. Also at the lunch spot, you check out at a register, so don't make our mistake where we sat and waited for the bill for 15 minutes.
Polynesian culture
Melvin_P, 07-07-2022
Great tour , guide Maco is super knowledgeable and speaks good English. Lean a lot about Tahiti and Polynesian culture. Will do it again.
Had a wonderful...
Bryan_H, 07-06-2022
Had a wonderful experience on the tour with Eric! He was super informative and friendly. The sights were amazing to see, everything from the plants, trees, birds, mountains, lakes, oh and waterfalls soooo many waterfalls. The road is rough but Eric drove it slow and steady. The restaurant at the half way point is cash only.
Elice_C, 31-05-2022
I loved the swimming in the river, the lunch place was beautifull and the food was good!! Great tour, beautifull scenery
Fun tour across the...
Tim_D, 31-12-2022
Fun tour across the island, unfortunately the restaurant was closed for renovations so we had to stop and pick up lunch to bring. Definitely recommend this if you are staying on Tahiti and have time.
Tahiti Safari Tour
Wally_J, 18-12-2022
The beauty of the valley was unexpected. Our guide proved to be an excellent driver and we'll informed. We would recommend this tour highly.
A Must-Do Trip
Robert_S, 01-12-2022
Great trip across the interior of the island. Spectacular scenery. A must-do on the island of Tahiti. Road is rough but well-graveled the whole way. Lots of pot holes but driver was good about going slow. Mostly a single lane mountain road over extremely steep terrain. Truck was fairly new and in good condition with padded seats in the bed and an optional rain cover. Some previous negative reviews were obviously city folk with unrealistic expectations. You’ll be glad you took this trip!
We've Looked at Tahiti from Both Sides Now
Christopher_S, 13-11-2022
We crossed the island on this incredible trip on a rainy day after a torrential downpour. The waterfalls were astounding. I wish our talented driver were able to talk to us while he was driving because he supplied lots of information when we were stopped and asked questions. The lunch at the mountaintop restaurant seemed a bit pricey, but it was really good (I had the sashimi). The owner of the tour company was flexible with rescheduling when we missed our pickup time due to HEAVY northbound traffic on the west side of the island (plan lots of extra time if you have to drive). This trip was absolutely terrific and our group of three septuagenarians recommend it. You can do it!
Excellent tour and guide.
VAUGHN_J, 31-01-2023
We had a great time. Sydney was an excellent tour guide with many interesting stories and facts about the island and culture. High recommendation for the tour and tour guide.
Buckle up
James_N, 28-01-2023
Exciting and interesting! We put our faith in our driver, Eric, and his trusted steed as the journey could not be enjoyed or performed without either.
Unforgettable Tour
Katy_B, 12-01-2023
This tour was amazing! The views are breathtaking! The tour guide was very knowledgable. The roads were a bit bumpy but that’s expected from a rainforest. Unforgettable experience to say the least! A must if limited time on the island.
Amazing view
Sung_H, 08-02-2023
The views is wonderful and amazing. And you will be enjoying the off-road riding experience if you take this trip. Don’t expect comfort. It would be better to bring your lunch. It takes 6hr.
Magnificent Tahiti, better with sunny weather
Alex_C, 05-06-2022
Glad I did this tour! While visibility was more limited on a rainy day, the sights of the mountains and waterfall of the interior were still amazing. We didn’t swim nor did we visit the archeological sights, possibly due to the rain. I’d recommend wearing a mask to avoid the exhaust while driving on the road.
Beautiful outing, Nature at its finest
patsy, 27-11-2022
There were four couples in our group…2 French and 2 American. Our tour guide, Sidney, spent equal time explaining to both groups in our native tongue. The tour itself was beautiful unbelievable amount of waterfalls seen. It rained on us second half of tour but was still wonderful. We learned about different flowers in the area and Sidney answered any and all questions we had. The restaurant was closed the day of our tour so we were stopped at a market to pick up snacks for a meal. Also there were absolutely no restroom facilities the entire day. That is the only downfall to this tour. Both the other American couple and us were in our 70’s+ and it was a wonderful time. I would not let age stop you from booking this tour. The lack of toilet facilities might. Overall it was a beautiful day. While we did not swim, those that did said it was wonderful. You won’t see anything like this in the rest of Tahiti.
Not for the weary traveller
S7227BGjoyceg, 02-02-2023
The waterfalls were beautiful to observe, but the trip was extremely arduous. This made it long and uncomfortable. The restaurant only took cash, no charges. This should have been stated in the listing. We had signed up for an English language tour. The other people on the tour were French speakers with limited English. This hampered our conversations with them. Also, even though the guide Pito was bilingual, he was able to speak to them at greater lengths since that was his primary language. We would have preferred to be with English speakers. If you take this tour, be aware that the roads are very rough.