Immersion into the Polynesian culture
Culture & Traditions
The ARIOI experience is a journey through time, an authentic cultural discovery full of stories. The ARIOI experience goes beyond the silent beauty of our landscapes: it's a total cultural immersion! From Tahitian dance to polyphonic singing, traditional ukulele percussions, discover the Tahitian artistic universe but also Polynesian traditions through workshops of braiding, tapa making, cooking, and agriculture. Tahitian, cultural and legends classes will complete this cultural immersion among the "Ma'ohi" people. More than a discovery! You will feel the Polynesian MANA! Arioi Experience has the will to share its knowledge, to reconnect the Polynesian population to its cultural identity, and to promote it throughout the world. Arioi Experience is a team passionate about its culture, its traditions and the ancestral way of life. It is also a team committed to solidarity, ecological and social causes: the cultural center pays 10% to 15% of all income, to their association which guarantees access to cultural activities for disadvantaged children. This cultural center will make you discover the riches of Polynesia in an authentic way: a culture, a people, and traditions.
Transfers in all hotels and guesthouses of the island
|Open:||Tuesday for the 'Uratea experience.
Monday and Saturday for the Marotea experience.
Monday for the Maro'Ura experience.
|Duration:||Experience ‘Uratea (2h) - From 9:00 to 11:00 am : Discovery workshops & tastings. Experience Marotea (Half-day) - From 9:00 am to 1:30 pm : Initiation workshops & traditional lunch.
Experience Maro’ura (Full day) - From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm : Cultural workshops & Preparation of Tahitian Oven « Ahima’a ».
|Size of group:||
3 persons minimum & 20 persons maximum for the experience ‘Uratea.
Experience Marotea : a traditional welcoming ceremony, Orero; 4 workshops to discover Polynesian culture (dance, percussion, cooking, crafts, etc.); drink breaks (no alcohol and unlimited) and sweet / salty snack (depending on the market and the season); tasting a ma'a Tahiti (traditional Tahitian meal); a red feather, symbol of 'Arioi to take away the memory of this experience.
Experience Maro’Ura : a traditional welcoming ceremony, Orero; a visit to the center and its vegetable garden; 7 Discovered workshops on culture: dance, percussion, cooking, crafts, traditional practices, etc. ; beverage breaks (no alcohol and unlimited) and sweet / savory snacks (local products according to market); opening the oven and tasting 'Ahima'a; a red feather, symbol of 'Arioi to take away the memory of this experience.
- Return transfers from your accommodation to the Cutural Center.
More than a discovery, come and feel the Polynesian Mana! Meet a team passionate about its culture for a cultural immersion, for all the passionate and the curious ones of the Polynesian culture: discover the experience 'ARIOI.