Island Drive, Tiki Theatre Village & Juice Factory
MOZ-110 | Moorea, Polynesia |
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Tour at a Glance
You will visit:
- Tiki Village Theatre
- Moorea Fruit Juice Factory
You will see:
Approx. 3.5 hours
Your half-day excursion begins at the pier where you will board your air-conditioned motorcoach and pass Cook's and Opunohu Bays travelling through a landscape of coffee plantations and pineapple fields.
Nestled under the palm fronds of a coconut plantation on the shores of Haapiti lagoon, the Tiki Village Theatre recreates old-island life with its thatched-roof pandanus houses. Stroll the village and meet the people, see demonstrations of tiki carving and mat weaving followed by a dance performance by villagers in traditional costume. The local craftsmen make their wares available for sale at the village.
Next, visit the Moorea Fruit Juice Factory where juice from local papaya, grapefruit, pineapple and other tropical island fruits is made. In addition, they produce an assortment of 10- to 40-proof fruit brandies, including star fruit, ginger and papaya, as well as 25-proof liqueurs made from coconut, ginger and pineapple. Sample these products and visit the gift shop for island souvenirs and gifts.
Then it's on to Papetoai where you will 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.
You will drive on to Kia Ora lookout for more sensational island and lagoon views and on the return route to the pier, you will pass through Le Petit Village and Afareaitu, the island's largest village.
The Moorea Juice Factory is closed on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and public holidays.
12 years & under only