Aerial view of Islands in the French Polynesia

Hiking and Mountain Climbing in Bora Bora: An Excursion through Paradise

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Places Visited

Bora Bora

Suggested Duration

8 Days

The best hikes lead to stunning vistas, hidden coves, and unforgettable histories; your customizable Bora Bora vacation immerses you in the adventures of island life guiding you to unconquered summits, tropical rainforest, fertile valleys, and unparalleled coastlines. Pull sweet avocadoes and colorful pineapple from the trees. As you tour Bora Bora, discover ancient temples and sanctified petroglyphs, sacred caves and archaic stones....

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Trip Highlights

  • Reach the entrance to a sacred cave, considered the physical representation of the goddess of air during a guided hike to the plateau beneath Mount Pahia
  • Trek through the Valley of the Kings with your guide for a private tour uncovering ancient stone temples and hidden villages
  • Search for playful and curious humpback whales on the South Pacific Sea during a whale watching tour followed by a picnic lunch
  • Revel in the vibrant colors of the coral gardens while exploring the celebrated lagoon of Bora Bora with a snorkeling tour
  • Spend time in the crystal clear waters of the lagoon with a close-up experience on the seafloor during an aquabike excursion
  • Visit the Marine Turtle Protection Centre to learn about the steps taken to protect, rehabilitate, and release the turtles back into the protected lagoon

Detailed Description

Relish the rewards of your 8-day adventurous Bora Bora vacation offering lush rainforest terrain and volcanic mountain peaks, coral gardens and captivating luxury. The thrills begin with your arrival at Bora Bora Airport. Your private transfer greets you and escorts you across the lagoon to reach your luxury resort. Relax in the comforts of your overwater bungalow before enjoying an introduction to the island at your preferred pace. Bask on the white sands of the coastline or wander along the main street of Vaitape to find quiet restaurants, the aroma of banana pancakes, and shimmering window displays of glossy pearls.

Meet your guide after breakfast to venture into the island’s heartland. Follow the trails to discover the ancient ruins of the first Polynesian settlements on the island. Find temples and petroglyphs on the coastline and inside the Valley of the Kings. Enjoy fresh fish grilled on porous lava stone before returning to the resort in the afternoon. Next, you embark on a cruise of the lagoon, enjoying the view of the island from the water. Snorkel along the coral gardens before partaking in an aquabike excursion, allowing you to get closer to the reef for a longer period of time.

Venture into the remarkable rainforest once more en route to the summit of Mount Pahia. Visit a local village and learn to husk a coconut before finding the sacred cave of Ana o Pea. After reaching the edges of the summit for an unforgettable view of the island and sister peak of Mount Otemanu, you return to the resort for a Polynesian dancing performance and dinner. Then you take to the air on a parasailing excursion, enjoying the views of both land and sea. Continue to the Marine Turtle Protection Centre to see the turtles and learn about the steps being taken to protect the endangered green turtles around French Polynesia.

Return to the rolling hills at the heart of Bora Bora to travel the trails leading to Mount Otemanu. Find World War II coastal defense guns and relish the tropical flora and avifauna before stopping to delight in the unparalleled panorama beside the steep basalt peak. Board a boat to view the migrating whale pods. Humpback whales leap from the water, showcasing their grand size and unique grace. Relax with a picnic on the sand of a nearby islet. On the final day, your private transfer escorts you from the resort to Bora Bora Airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$4,155 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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