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Hakaui adventure with Tangy and Ana

Hakaui adventure with Tangy and Ana

 

Apart from making arts and crafts, we love guiding the island visitors through our beautiful valley. Exotic and mysterious, Hakaui Valley with its ancient village and the highest waterfall in French Polynesia is considered to be one of the most beautiful spots in the Marquesas Archipelago  soon to be inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

But Hakaui Valley is so much more than "just" the waterfall! No one wants to experience what everyone in the world has experienced, but something special – that only a few have experienced or no one! We take our guests to spots that were never accessible to visitors before and show them hidden gems inside our valley. (We're the only ones who offer this tour. It’s available in 3-days package below.)

Hakaui is often referred to as “The Kings Valley” as the land belonged to the last king and queen of Nuku Hiva Island. Today, the valley is home to their great-grandchildren and Tangy happens to be one of them. It is the place where Tangy has learned the art of carving and has taught Ana many traditional skills to live a beautiful life in sync with nature in the valley without any shops or modern infrastructure.

 

We offer 3 packages: 

 

1-DAY PACKAGE

 Includes:

  • Meeting Ana and Tangy at their home in Hakaui at 9:00 a.m. (look for the house with the sign "Cannibal Art")
  • 1,5h hike to Vaipo and back – the highest waterfall in French Polynesia (ticket for waterfall included)
  • Homemade lunch at our home
  • Local art and souvenirs available to purchase
  • Tour around the village and Hakatea Bay
  • 16:00 departure by boat from Hakaui back to Taiohae

PRICE: $50 per person

(In local currency: 5000 F) 

*Boat ride from Taiohae to Hakaui is not included. The prices range from $25 per person in 1 direction if there is a small group of people – all the way to $80 if you're renting the boat alone. We don't own a boat and we don't take any commission for the boat ride. Feel free to negotiate your boat ride at the fishing port in Taiohae near the market. The boat usually leaves from the port at 8:00 a.m. and the ride takes about 30 min. (We're waiting for you at our home in beautiful Hakaui.)

 

2-DAYS PACKAGE

Includes:

  • 5h breathtaking hike over the mountain from Taiohae to Hakaui and returning back by *boat
  • 2 days camping (Clean tents, mattress, sheets, blankets, pillows are provided)
  • Hiking to Vaipo – the highest waterfall in French Polynesia (ticket for waterfall included)
  • Local cuisine both days (vegan options available)
  • Swimming in the river, black volcanic beach or white sand beach
  • Evening storytelling by the fire
  • Demonstration of local art and way of living
  • Making a coconut milk
  • Traditional carving demonstration
  • Making light out of a nut "ama"
  • Cooking a traditional dish
  • Making a natural body and hair conditioner "paku eka" 

PRICE: $150 per person ($75 per day)

(In local currency: 15000 F per person which means 7500 F per day) 

*Boat ride back from Hakaui to Taiohae is not included. A boat ride takes 30 min. and the prices range from $25 per person in 1 direction if there is a small group of people – all the way to $80 if you're renting the boat alone. We don't own a boat and we don't take any commission for the boat ride. You can organize your boat ride back to Taiohae during your stay in Hakaui. 

 

3-DAYS PACKAGE

Discover the whole valley and the most special spots that public didn’t have a chance to see before. (We're the only ones who offer the tour of the whole valley.)

 

3-DAYS PACKAGE

Includes:

  • 5h breathtaking hike over the mountain from Taiohae to Hakaui and back
  • 3 days camping (Clean tents, mattress, sheets, blankets, pillows are provided)
  • Visiting banyan forest and Secret Valley
  • Climbing to the Warrior's checkpoint
  • Visiting "cursed Tiki" inside the forest
  • Hiking to Vaipo – the highest waterfall in French Polynesia (ticket for waterfall included)
  • Local cuisine all 3 days (vegan options available)
  • Swimming in the river, black volcanic beach or white sand beach
  • Evening storytelling by the fire
  • Demonstration of local art and way of living:
  • Making a coconut milk
  • Traditional carving demonstration
  • Making light out of a nut "ama"
  • Cooking a traditional dish
  • Making a natural body and hair conditioner "paku eka"

Price: $270 per person ($90 per day)

(In local currency: 27000 F per person which means 9000 F per day)

Groups of min. 2 and max. 8 people

 

Helpful tips:

Bathroom, shower, and western toilet is available. Clean tents, mattress, sheets, blankets, pillows are provided. You should be in a good sports shape for hiking. Take only what you can carry. We usually hike with our pets (a horse, 2 dogs and a cat), let us know in advance if you have allergies or any kind of problem with the animals. The adventure is available in English, French, Marquesan and Croatian language.

*It's possible to organize a boat ride and a sleepover in Hakaui without hiking over the mountain.

 

To book the adventure, e-mail us at hello@cannibal-art.com or call us at (+689) 87 32 60 80 If we don't answer, that means that we're already in Hakaui Valley without ANY signal and we can’t see your message nor answer your call. So come and meet us at our home! 😊 We're thrilled to meet you and share our home with you. 

Welcome to Hakaui!

 

Black volcanic beach in Hakaui