Adventure tour and camping on Nuku Hiva Island

 

Adventure tour and camping on Nuku Hiva Island

Experience the magic of Hakaui Valley ‚Äď where creativity and adventure come to life! Beyond our love for arts and crafts, join us for an exclusive tour of this incredible haven. Nestled in the Marquesas Archipelago, Hakaui Valley boasts a beautiful village, the highest waterfall in French Polynesia, along with archaeological sites and the remains of the Komai Kea tribe - making it a truly special spot.

Join any of our 3 available adventures:

 

Embark on this journey with two options to suit your preference:¬†TRANQUIL for a relaxed day in the valley with a hike,¬†or¬†ADVENTUROUS for those seeking an active experience to explore as much as possible. The price remains the same‚ÄĒ the choice is yours! ūü§©

TRANQUIL VERSION OF A DAY

Includes:

  • Departure from Taiohae via boat at 8:30 a.m.
  • Meeting at the beach in Hakaui at 9:00 a.m.¬†
  • 1.5-hour scenic hike to Vaipo, marveling at the highest waterfall in French Polynesia and archaeological sites on the way (3 - 4 hours in total)
  • Homemade lunch at our¬†home with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • Exploring the village and Hakatea Bay
  • Refreshing swim in the river, on the black volcanic beach, or the white sand beach
  • Marquesan art and handicrafts available
  • Departure by boat from Hakaui back to Taiohae at 15:30

PRICE: $75 per person (or 7500 xpf if paying in local currency)
Please note: Minimum 2 people required.

*Boat ride from Taiohae to Hakaui is not included in the price. The cost is 8000 xpf (one way) if renting the entire boat alone, and the cost is divided among passengers for shared rides. We don't own a boat and don't charge any commission for the ride. The boat departs from the port in Taiohae at 8:30 a.m., reaching Hakaui in 30 minutes. Departure from Hakaui is at 15:30.

ADVENTUROUS VERSION OF A DAY

Includes:

  • Departure from Taiohae via boat at 8:30 a.m.
  • Meeting at the beach in Hakaui at 9:00 a.m.¬†
  • 1.5-hour scenic hike to Vaipo, marveling at the highest waterfall in French Polynesia and archaeological sites on the way (3 - 4 hours in total)
  • Hike to the Warrior's Checkpoint.
  • Exploring the¬†village and Hakatea Bay
  • Refreshing swim in the river, on the black volcanic beach, or the white sand beach
  • Departure by boat from Hakaui back to Taiohae at 15:30

PRICE: $75 per person (or 7500 xpf if paying in local currency)
Please note: Minimum 2 people required.

As the hike is more demanding, and time is limited, a homemade lunch is not provided on this adventure. Feel free to bring your own sandwich or snack from Taiohae (town), and we'll enjoy a lunch on the move. Please note that participants should be in good physical condition to do this hike.

*Boat ride from Taiohae to Hakaui is not included in the price. The cost is 8000 xpf (one way) if renting the entire boat alone, and the cost is divided among passengers for shared rides. We don't own a boat and don't charge any commission for the ride. The boat departs from the port in Taiohae at 8:30 a.m., reaching Hakaui in 30 minutes. Departure from Hakaui is at 15:30.

Includes:

  • Departure from Taiohae via boat at 8:30 a.m.
  • Camping under the stars with provided clean tents, mattress, sheets, blankets, and pillows
  • Hiking to the magnificent Vaipo waterfall and exploring archaeological sites
  • Hiking¬†to the Warrior's Checkpoint¬†
  • Enjoying homemade meals at our home with vegetarian and vegan options
  • Exploring the village and Hakatea Bay
  • Refreshing swims in the river, black volcanic beach, or pristine white sand beach
  • Evening storytelling by the fire
  • Live demonstrations of local art, from carving to traditional living:
    Making coconut milk
    Creating light from an "ama" nut
  • Marquesan art and handicrafts available for appreciation and purchase

PRICE: $75 per person (or 7500 xpf if paying in local currency)
Please note: Minimum 2 people required.

*Boat ride from Taiohae to Hakaui is not included in the price. The cost is 8000 xpf (one way) if renting the entire boat alone, and the cost is divided among passengers for shared rides. We don't own a boat and don't charge any commission for the ride. The boat departs from the port in Taiohae at 8:30 a.m., reaching Hakaui in 30 minutes. Departure from Hakaui is at 15:30.

Discover all of the valley's hidden wonders. 

This amazing journey includes:

  • A breezy boat ride from and back to Taiohae
  • Three days of cozy camping with everything provided ‚Äď clean tents, comfy mattresses, soft sheets, warm blankets, and fluffy pillows.
  • Visit to the magical banyan forest and a secret valley tucked away from the eyes
  • Hiking to¬†the Warrior's Checkpoint for an exhilarating view.
  • Exploring Kavii Kafe and an ancient burial site for a dose of history and culture
  • Hiking to Vaipo waterfall and archaeological wonders along the way
  • Enjoying delicious homemade meals every day, with options for vegetarians and vegans
  • Exploring the village and Hakatea Bay
  • Refreshing swims in the river, black volcanic beach, or white sand beach
  • Evening storytelling by the fire
  • Live demonstrations of local art, from carving to traditional living:
    Making coconut milk
    Creating light from an "ama" nut
  • Marquesan art and handicrafts available for appreciation and purchase

PRICE: $75 per person (or 7500 xpf if paying in local currency)
Please note: Minimum 2 people required.

Useful Information:

Restroom, shower, and western toilet is available for your convenience. Clean tents, comfortable mattresses, fresh sheets, warm blankets, and cozy pillows are provided. We have a variety of domestic pets in our family. If you have allergies or any concerns related to our animals, please inform us in advance. The adventure is available in English, French, Marquesan and Croatian language.

**Admission to the waterfall is covered in the cost of all packages.

PLEASE READ our frequently asked questions before confirming your booking!

To reserve your spot for this adventure, reach out to us via email at hello@cannibal-art.com or give us a call at (+689) 87 32 60 80. If we don't answer, it means we're currently in Hakaui Valley without any signal, and we won't be able to see your message or return your call until we're back in Taiohae. Rest assured, we'll respond at our earliest convenience. Thank you for your understanding.

Welcome to Hakaui! ūüėä

Black volcanic beach in Hakaui Valley on Nuku Hiva Island