Island Drive, Kia Ora & Belvedere

MOZ-105 | Moorea, Polynesia | See Special Notes

from $79.95 (AUD)*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Circle Island Tour Circle Island Tour
  • Belvedere Lookout Belvedere Lookout
You will see:

Easy

Excursion Length:
Approx. 3.5 hours

Tour Overview

Your half-day excursion begins at the pier where you'll board your air-conditioned motorcoach and ascend Mt. Rotui to Belvedere Lookout. The summit of Mt. Rotui affords panoramas of Moorea's mountains, as well as Cook's Bay and Opunohu Bay.

Make a brief stop at an ancient stone temple or "marae." The structures have lasted for centuries due to its construction made of stones that are so well stacked in a manner that fits without use of any form of adhesive. Continue on to Kia Ora lookout. Be sure to bring your camera to capture more sensational island and lagoon views. Travel a scenic route through a landscape of lush coffee plantation and pineapple fields. You'll stop briefly at a local pineapple plantation in Paopao Valley to capture views of the peak of Bali Hai used in the classic musical hit "South Pacific."

Then, it's on to Papetoai where you'll visit the island's oldest church. The Protestant church was constructed in 1822. Its octagonal shape is unique, built using the original stones of a Tahitian marae or open-air temple that originally occupied the site. This is the oldest European structure still in use in the South Pacific.

Return via a scenic route along the other side of the island, passing through Haapiti, Moorea's commercial center, and Afareaitu, the largest village on the island. You'll have time for shopping at one of the local pearl stores before heading back to the pier and your cruise ship.

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Detailed itinerary

Depart from ship to Marae for a visit to an ancient stone temple

Details:
Travel time: 00:20 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Time at site:00:15
Restrooms available?:No

Photo stop at Le Belvedere Lookout

Details:
Travel time: 00:05 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Time at site:00:15
Restrooms available?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes

Visit a local pineapple plantation in Paopaa Valley

Details:
Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Time at site:00:10
Restrooms available?:No

Photo stop at Cook's Bay

Details:
Travel time: 00:10 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Time at site:00:10
Restrooms available?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes

Photo stop for a panoramic view of Sofitel Moorea Beach Resort

Details:
Travel time: 00:20 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Time at site:00:10
Restrooms available?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes

Free time for shopping at a local pearl store

Details:
Travel time: 01:00 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Time at site:00:20 Inside Visit :Yes
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):20 Shopping available?:Yes
Currency accepted:XPF

Re-board motorcoach for return to ship

Details:
Travel time: 00:10 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Restrooms available?:No

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.