Think of paradise and the word Tahiti may spring to your mind. The islands of Tahiti are officially referred to as French Polynesia. The place is a scenic collection of volcanic islands and atolls that are strewn across the grand South Pacific Ocean. Tahiti is home to beautiful resorts, vibrant markets, unique cafes, and tempting pearl shops. With our tours of Tahiti, you will experience a mountainous heart that is decorated with high waterfalls, clear streams, and mystical valleys.
The island boasts an amazing selection of land and sea-related activities. Some of the popular activities that you can enjoy with our adventure tours in Tahiti are inner island safaris, hiking in Fautaua Valley, zip-lining, parasailing, surfing, fun boarding, stand-up paddleboarding, and many other adventures to be had. Our experienced guides will take you to every tourist destination so that you don’t miss out on any nautical adventures and breathtaking landscapes.
With our Bamboo's Tahiti guided tours, you can share your passion for traveling with us. We are here to help you discover Tahiti in the most unforgettable manner. You will have a personal Tahiti tour guide with you all along the way. But first, let’s discuss some tips, ideas, and some frequently asked questions about Tahiti so that you can plan and pack in style!
You can make your trips to Tahiti even more memorable when everything is perfectly planned. With our Tahiti group tours, you can make your experience something you can cherish for a lifetime. Below are some tips to remember before an adventure travel Tahiti:
Tahiti is a destination with sights that are so overwhelmingly serene that you won’t be able to stop your tears of excitement. With this in mind, you can start planning your trip with our Tahiti-guided tours. Putting Tahiti on the top of your bucket list will allow you to experience relaxation and adventure in a way that most people never will. Here are the top 5 reasons that will entice you to pay a visit once in your lifetime:
• French Polynesian cuisine is mouthwatering. It serves a succulent combination of French recipes and exotic ingredients that are available locally
• Tahiti has a unique and beautiful culture that will relieve you effortlessly as and when you are greeted by the wide and warm smiles of the local people
• The island water is truly blue, and the overwater bungalows will give you a luxurious and unforgettable experience
• Not many places have marine life that leaves people amazed, but Tahiti sure does. There are 800 different fish species, coral reefs, sea turtles, and even dolphins
• If you are a “travel to learn” kind of person, then you will have plenty of chances to expand your knowledge as the tales, tradition, and history of Tahiti is simply mesmerizing
Visitors come with many questions, and we have compiled the most frequently asked about Tahiti to help answer some of your inquiries.
Visa for Tahiti is not required by the citizens of the USA, Canada, British, Australia, and EU for stays of 90 days. However, a return ticket and passport are required. Chinese tourists can travel to Tahiti without carrying a visa as all the Chinese passport holders traveling through an accredited agency are not required to have a visa for stays of up to 14 days (inclusive).
The islands are two hours behind PST (Pacific Standard Time). But during Daylight-Saving Time, i.e., April to late October, they are three hours behind. Time in the Marquesas Islands is half an hour ahead of the rest of the islands.
Tahiti boasts beautiful weather all year round; thus, there’s no “bad” time to visit this beautiful place. But if you are trying to figure out the best time to plan a trip to Tahiti, it depends on what you are looking after. May to October is the “peak” running season in Tahiti. June, July, and August are known as the busiest months and are considered the “winter season” in French Polynesia. These months are popular because the temperature remains cooler and mild.
Due to the amazing year-round weather, you can plan to discover Tahiti during the off-season as well. You will get reduced rates at the resorts and resorts. If you prefer a less crowded beach then, November to April is the best time as you will get to have a more intimate and tranquil experience. You can visit Tahiti during the summer months when it is warmer and slightly humid, as you will appreciate the cooling water around the islands.
With Bamboo's Tahiti guided tours, you will not miss anything. Indeed Tahiti is filled with scenic views and beautiful markets. Here are some top attractions that you can’t miss out on:
Overwater Bungalows: The first overwater bungalows in Tahiti were built back in the 1960s to offer access to the lagoon. But now, they are considered the highest class of tropical luxury. Honeymooners widely enjoy it.
• Les Trois Cascades
Tahiti tours are blessed with scenic waterfalls, but the most popular are The Three Waterfalls, which is locally referred to as Les Trois Cascades or Faarumai Waterfalls. It’s a series of waterfalls in Tahiti Nui in the north-western area. This first waterfall is easily reachable, but you need to hike through a rainforest for the second and third waterfalls. The hiking is worth it because the third waterfall has a swimming basin at its bottom.
• La Plage de Maui:
This beach is composed of pure white sand and is on the south-eastern side. You can spare a whole day for this destination for you to sink your toes into the powdery sand.
• Huahine Natural Aquarium:
It is located near the south side of the island and allows you to mingle with the most mesmerizing marine life in the natural lagoon. You can stand on the platform, enjoy or dive into the water to have a closer look at different water species.
It is also known as “The End of the Road.” Teahupo’s is the home for surfing as the height of the waves ranges from six to twenty-five feet. All the surfers around the world highly respected this place. Tahiti is also known as the birthplace of surfing as it offers the heaviest waves in the world.
Tahiti and its islands are referred to as tropical paradise. However, their unspoiled and serene islands are not every tourist. If you are planning to visit a commercial or familiar environment like your hometown, you will not find that environment in Tahiti. These extraordinary islands are for wanderers seeking a novel, unique, and adventurous honeymoon experience. Tahiti group holidays are perfect when you want to experience a culture that is different from your own.
The best part of Tahiti is that the climate and lifestyle both call for casual and comfortable clothing. You are not required to carry heavy-embellished gowns (unless you plan to have a date night on your honeymoon). You can keep loose-fitting clothes that are made of natural fabrics. Don’t forget to pack swimsuits and shorts to be worn during the daytime for maximum relaxation. Casual shirts and shorts offer the most leisure while exploring the island. When it comes to evenings and dinner, the best choice for men is sports t-shirts and casual pants. On the other side, women can carry sundresses with cool flowery prints.
Internet connection is easily available in French Polynesia. However, be reminded that you will be on an island, so the internet speed may not necessarily be 4G or 5G. If you plan to bring a laptop or tablet, keep in mind that not all the accommodations are Wi-Fi enabled, so you may need the Ethernet cable. At some accommodations, you can get a phone modem, but it usually comes with a fee.
Brimmed hats, sunscreen, and swimsuits will be your best friend in Tahiti. Along with this, you can carry a camera, sunglasses, reef-walking shoes, and prescribed medicines (if any). You can even consider carrying a tripod to capture the best moments in the form of a vlog. Make sure that you have packed all the required documents like passport, visa, and returned tickets. Here is a quick tip, make a photocopy of your documents before leaving your country and hand them to a trusted friend. If you lose your passport somewhere during the trip, this simple step can help you save time in getting a new one.
Depending on the location, some hotels and cafes use either 110 or 220 volts. Thus, it is recommended that you should carry a converter or adaptor. It is often needed for some appliances, including laptops and tablets.
Upon your arrival, you can exchange money at Faa’s International Airport, hotels, or on a cruise ship. Most credit cards are easily accepted in all tourist areas. Thus it is not required to exchange a large amount of money. The currency used in Tahiti is known as French Pacific Franc, also referred to as XPF or CPF. It is classified into 500, 1000, 5000, and 10000 notes, and the coins are minted in the denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100. The average exchange rate for 1 USD is 77.50 XPF. However, due to currency fluctuations, make sure that you check the current exchange rates.
The official language is French and Tahitian. But English is widely spoken in tourist areas. It is suggested to learn a few basic French and Tahitian phrases to make your experience much memorable. Here are some words and greetings in Tahitian dialect:
• Good day, hello, or friendly greeting: ia orana
• Thank you: mauru’uru
• Goodbye: nana
• How are you: eaha te huru
• Welcome: maeva
• Yes: e, oia
• No: aita
• Good: maita’i
The most common and inexpensive form of transportation is the public bus system. There are 2 types of buses that you can use to discover Tahiti: the RTC large white coaches and the open-air trucks called Le Truck. Both of them frequently operate around the island. Taxis are readily available for hire at hotels, ferry terminals, and airports.
A trip to Tahiti is what dream vacations are made of. With turquoise-blue lagoons, romantic overwater bungalows, palm-fringed beaches, to lush mountains. You will experience everything "heaven" with our Tahiti group vacations as we have designed the tour packages around you. So, are you ready to discover Tahiti with us?