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. (Available in 3-day journey 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 without any shops or modern infrastructure.

 

We offer 3 different packages: 

 

This journey has 2 versions to choose from: TRANQUIL and ADVENTUROUS depending on whether you prefer a hike and an easy going day in the valley or your goal is to see as much as possible while enjoying a very active experience. The price is the same - the choice is yours! 🤩

TRANQUIL VERSION OF A DAY

Includes:

  • Meeting us at the beach in Hakaui at 9:00 a.m. 
  • 1,5 h hike to Vaipo and back – the highest waterfall in French Polynesia
  • Homemade lunch (vegetarian and vegan options available)
  • Exploring the village and Hakatea Bay
  • Local art available for purchase
  • 15:30 departure by boat from Hakaui back to Taiohae

PRICE: $75 per person

(In local currency: 7500 F) 

*Boat ride from Taiohae to Hakaui is not included. The prices range from $50 per person (round trip) 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 - or ask us to send you the contacts. The boat usually leaves from the port at 8:00 a.m. and the ride takes about 30 min. 

ADVENTUROUS VERSION OF A DAY

Includes:

  • Meeting us at the beach in Hakaui at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Hiking to Vaipo – the highest waterfall in French Polynesia 
  • Hiking to the Warrior's checkpoint  
  • Exploring the village and Hakatea Bay
  • Swimming in the river, black volcanic beach or white sand beach
  • 15:30 departure by boat from Hakaui back to Taiohae

PRICE: $75 per person (In local currency: 7500 F) 

Due to more hiking and less leisure time, a homemade lunch is not included in this journey. Please bring your own sandwich or a snack from Taiohae (town) and we will have a lunch on the go.   

*Boat ride from Taiohae to Hakaui is not included. The prices range from $50 per person (round trip) 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 - or ask us to send you the contacts. The boat usually leaves from the port at 8:00 a.m. and the ride takes about 30 min.

Includes:

  • 5h breathtaking hike over the mountain from Taiohae (town) to Hakaui and returning back by *boat
  • 2 days camping (clean tents, a mattress, sheets, blankets, pillows are provided)
  • Hiking to Vaipo – the highest waterfall in French Polynesia 
  • Local cuisine both days (vegetarian and vegan options available)
  • Exploring the village and Hakatea Bay
  • 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

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

(In local currency: 15000 F per person ---> 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 $50 per person (round trip) 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 - or ask us to send you the contacts. 

Discover the whole valley and the most special spots that public didn’t have a chance to see before.

This journey 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 
  • Local cuisine all 3 days (vegetarian and vegan options available)
  • Exploring the village and Hakatea Bay
  • 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

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

(In local currency: 27000 F per person ---> 9000 F per day)

We take groups of min. 2 and max. 10 people.

 

Helpful tips:

Bathroom, shower, and western toilet is available. Clean tents, mattresses, 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, two 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.

**Ticket for waterfall included in the price our package

Please read frequently asked questions

To book the adventure, e-mail us at hello@cannibal-art.com or call (+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 until we're back in Taiohae. We will reply as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding. 

We're thrilled to meet you and share our home with you. 😊 Welcome to Hakaui!

 

Black volcanic beach in Hakaui