Excursion Details

Island Drive, Kia Ora & Belvedere

MOZ-105 | Moorea, Polynesia | See Special Notes

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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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    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.