Hiking in Fautaua valley

©Polynesian Adventure

Tahiti - 6 hours

Sport & Adventure / Mountain Side

A unique experience
  • A variety of landscapes in only one hike!
  • An easy and pleasant hike for a family day.
  • Access to a sacred polynesian place called marae.
It is the most famous valley in Tahiti, full of stories and legends. The hike starts by one hour hike on a big shady path along the river to get to the small wooden bridge. From there you can choose between two different itineraries:
  • The first itinerary will bring you above the waterfall of Loti before reaching the belvédère where you will have a beautiful viewpoint over the waterfall. Then you will visit the Fort of Fachoda, a historic landmark in French polynesia. For the more energetic visitors you will be able to continue up to the Jardins du gouverneur and to Teovere pass, with a stuning vista over the famous mountain of Diadème.
  • The second itinerary follows the river and at some places, you will have to ford streams. The path will bring you to the bottom of the Loti waterfall, and you will visit another beautiful waterfall where you will stop to have lunch.
Key information
Meeting place: Pick up at the hotels 

From May to September 

Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Size of group: Up to 8 people maximum

Make a booking at least 2 weeks in advance.
Minimum age: 12 years old if in good physical condition, otherwise 15 years old.
For adults: being in good physical condition, not being pregnant, do not have fear for heights.
Bring a swimsuit, a beach towel, a hat, some sunscreen, a raincoat, a mosquito repellent and a change of clothing.

Are included
  • Bottles of water
  • Picnic
  • Shoes and backpack if needed
Our Opinion

The Fautaua valley is a preserved site which offers a very popular relaxation area. Its magnificient panoramas, its waterfalls and pools, its historical, educative and touristic interests make this valley very attractive.