Things to do in Rurutu

The Island Tour:
Keen to discover the unspoilt beauty and Polynesian culture of our island? Try the island tour. A day can easily be filled visiting Rurutu - a 4WD tour in the mountains taking in the numerous plantations of local tropical fruits, vegetables, vanilla, coffee, Pandanus for weaving and taro, the pride of Rurutu and Polynesian staple.
Enjoy spectacular views of the island (don't forget your camera).
The caves, that betray Rurutu's complex geological history, complete with limestone formations.
You will visit the three main villages of the island, Moerai, Avera and Hauti, each with its 'craft center' where you can see the women of the island at work weaving Pandanus. A leisurely picnic on one of the isolated whitesand beaches on the south coast of the island will give you a welcome opportunity to relax and enjoy your own private paradise!
Throughout the tour we will be happy to share our knowledge of the island and to answer any questions you might have.

full day tour: 6500 xpf/adult, children 4-16 years 1000 xpf
½ day: 5000 xpf/ adult, children 4-16 years 1000 xpf

Horse-riding:

Viriamu, the owner, is an accomplished horseman, and he will be more than happy to take you on a horse trek into the mountains. We offer two treks, one for the less experienced horseman (~2 hour ride across the island's agricultural plateau), and a second for those with a little more experience (>3 hours) a trek across the island's agricultural plateau  to a breath-taking panorama of the island's mountain chain, the beaches, lagoon and Pacific Ocean. We recommend that you wear closed footwear and long shorts or trousers. Horse-riding novices are welcome, Viriamu's horses are well trained. Children accepted if 8 years or over and accompanied by an adult.

short trek (2 hours): 5000 xpf/pers.
long trek (~3 hours, ideal for the slightly more experienced horseman): 7500 xpf/pers. Max 4 pers.


Whale-watching:
An unforgettable opportunity to get closer to the magnificent hump-back whales, that visit Rurutu annually for the breeding season, between mid-july and late october. If the conditions and the whales permit, it is possible to get the chance to swim with these gentle giants (wetsuit and snorkelling gear provided). Whales are wild animals and there is no guarantee that you will see the whales each time, though we do our best to satisfy. Please not that we use a local service provider, we do not work with Raie Manta Club, other accommodation options exist in Rurutu for their guests.

½ day: 8500 xpf/adult, 5500 xpf/child under 12.

Guided cave visit:
Visit one of the more spectacular and inaccessible cave galleries on the island, with an experienced guide from Rurutu. The trail is steep and sometimes physically challenging, so this activity is reserved for the more active visitor. We recommend that you wear closed footwear.

½ day: 3000 xpf/pers.
Other activities:
Scuba diving, dive center on the island
Hiking in the mountains/along the beach, there are a variety of beautiful half-day hikes on the island
Take advantage of our whitesand beach - swimming/snorkelling (fins and masks available at the guesthouse)
Hire a bicycle, scooter, car or 4WD for the day