Moorea Three Coconuts Trail Guided Hike
Follow your guide along a path that leads you through forests filled with ferns and towering Tahitian Chestnut trees, before climbing steadily to a pass. Along the way, your guide points out plants that Polynesians traditionally use for fishing, cooking, and making tapa cloth. You also learn to identify a range of bird calls and where to look for bird nests.
When you reach the foot of Mt Mou’a Roa, take in the sight of the ancient volcano's caldera and gaze at the distant peaks of Mt Rotui, Mt Tohiea and Mt Mou’a Puta. Rising dramatically from the waters of Cook's Bay, the steep jagged peaks of Mt Mouaputa are a photographer's dream. According to local legends, the hole in the middle of its peak was the result of a spear hurled by a powerful deity.
Once you have had some time to admire the stunning views and take photos, return along the same trail, stopping for a refreshing dip at a waterfall. After about three hours of walking at a relaxed pace, rejoin your vehicle for the ride back to your hotel, where your 4-hour tour ends.
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Food and drinks
- Drinking water
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Please brings closed-toe shoes suitable for walking, sunscreen, hat and insect repellent
- Please bring drinking water
- A moderate level of fitness is required
- Minimum of 2 people required for the tour to proceed
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
The hike is definitely not too hard for someone who is in good physical health and the views on the top are spectacular. The guide Michel is very knowledgeable and gave us much information about the vegetation and the area and it is indeed beautiful. My only complaint was the website is a bit deceptive claiming there is a waterfall when in fact there is none but only a tiny creek with barely a trickle of water flowing down barely enough to wet your toes.
We had a great guide and really enjoyed walking through the jungle and streams and great lookouts. Unlless it's been really dry don't take nice shoes because they will get dirty.