Visitors who come for the first time to the Marquesas Islands are first surprised by the geography and the nature power. Wild, mysterious, fantastic, powerful ... we often miss superlatives to describe Hiva Oa.
Its tranquillity, flora and archaeological sites captivate visitors forever.
The Hiva Oa Hanakee Lodge Hotel has the privilege to allow you to discover this unique environment with a wide range of activities.
Excursions are made by the hotel's guide, in approved vehicles and it is prudent to book the excursions before your arrival to have the availability you want.
When you have booked an excursion with the Hiva Oa Hanakee Lodge Hotel, and you receive a confirmation for this excursion, you have the certainty that it will be made, regardless of the number of participants, and you will be insured by the hotel.
Tour of Atuona village during 1h30, through the cemetery, the beach, visit of the Gauguin and Brel center (Closed Saturday, Sunday and national days).
A full day guided tour by 4 wheel drive to Puamau, on the north-east tip of Hiva Oa’s island.
Breathtaking drive along the winding coastline through several valleys, until reaching the picturesque village of Puamau.
Visit "Te Iipona", the archaeological site which became famous with the tallest stone Tiki "TAKAI" (2.43 m) and the very exceptional "Makaii Taua Pepe" unique tiki represented horizontally. Lunch on site in a Marquesas house or as a picnic. Short stay at the beach on the returning way, and a stop at the rainforest of Punaei where the enigmatic "UTUKA", nicknamed the "Smiling Tiki" awaits you.
You will leave the Tahauku harbour, skirt the Hanakee Rock where you may be lucky enough to see Manta rays.
On Tahuata Island, you will visit the hamlet of Hapatoni, then stop in the village of Vaitahu to visit its church, museum and its small local market.
The people of Tahuata are known for their wood carvings on horse, pig and goat bones and surprisingly on swordfish rostrums. After that, you will go on a beautiful white sand beach, where you can swim, relax and enjoy a barbecue.
Join the Hanaiapa Valley for a 2 hour walk (one way) to Hanatekuua Bay (protect you against the heat during the walk).
You will walk along the coast to a huge coconut grove bordered by a beautiful white sand beach. Picnic on site, swimming is possible if the weather is suiting. One-day excursion for trained hikers.
Hiking in the rainforest for 2 hours and 30 minutes walking back in the woods, crossing fording river.
Discover the megalithic site with many petroglyphs and the “me’ae”, located above a tiki head.
Accessible only during dry weather.
Travel along the south coast of Hiva Oa to the Taaoa Valley, this is the last valley inhabited on the west of the island.
Visit the exceptional archaeological site Upeke, which was one of the largest ceremonial centers of Polynesia. The site occupies the entire valley. You will discover the living platforms, tiki and sacrificial altars. This is a very important place in the Marquesan mythology.
Crossing the hamlet of Taaoa, with the stone church and the small beach. Excursion of 2 hours and 30 minutes.