The first food expedition in Tahiti.
Discover our islands in a very particular way and get a real taste of what French Polynesia has to offer. Be curious, be adventurous and try it all: raw fish, exotic fruits, punch, pastries.
We’ve worked with care to offer an atypical yet authentic way of visiting our islands. On your journey, you will meet passionate foodies who are usually behind the scenes, such as fishermen and farmers, and enjoy all the flavours our lands and seas have to offer.
But more than just taste, it’s about History. Ordering a plate at a restaurant is easy but understanding the story behind it makes it even more delicious ! We will guide you through this heritage, our traditions and the recent modernisation of our cuisine to understand better what we eat…. and who we are, us, Polynesians. How did we arrive on those remote islands ? What was our main source of food ? How have French and Chinese influenced our cuisine ? How many different techniques of fishing exist ?
By choosing this expedition, you will further help our country develop an organic, local and natural agriculture. We believe that educating younger generations to a more sustainable way of life is the key. So we invest time and money building an organic garden for the NGO SOS Village d’enfant. When booking this tour, 3% of our benefit will directly be donated to this project.
Join the first food expedition in Tahiti and embark on a delicious yet interesting journey!
*Please note that 18 years-old children and over only can join the experience.
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By choosing this expedition, you will further help our country develop an organic, local and natural agriculture.
We believe that educating younger generations to a more sustainable way of life is the key. This is why we partnered with SPG Bio Fetia*, so we can build, together, an organic garden for the NGO SOS Children's Village **.
We hope that this garden will bring joy to the kids of SOS Village d'Enfants, participating in giving them the chance to grow up in a healthy environment.
When booking this tour, 3% of our benefits will directly be donated to this project.
* Local NGO producing, labelling and promoting organic agriculture in French Polynesia.
** SOS Children's Village is the largest non-governmental organisation focused on supporting children without parental care and families at risk.
Together with Greentripper, we created a carbon offset program allowing us to invest in environmental projects in order to balance out our own carbon footprints. We calculated all the CO2 gas emissions produced during your trip and financially compensate them - all the money goes to help provide drinking water in Uganda. Thus, our colleagues at Greentripper ensure that families in Kaliro, Uganda, have access to safe water wells, avoiding the use of fires to sterilize water and limiting C02 gas emissions.
Today is all about settling down. Ask your guide to help you out with anything you need and enjoy some time by the hotel's beach. Meet us for Cocktail Hour to meet everybody and get full details on the plan for the next few days... and like we say here, manuia (cheers) !
Then follow us to the most popular spot in town for a friendly and delicious diner: the ""roulottes"", our local food trucks, offer a variety of meals, tastes and smells. Relax and mingle with locals for a typical Friday night in town !
Today we're meeting a local NGO, Bio Fetia, working to develop organic farming and provide the local population with healthy alternatives. Discover their unique fields of local heritage fruits and veggies and try out anything you'd like. But enough with the talking. Put your gloves on, pick up anything you fancy in this vast garden and get ready for cooking !
"From the farm... to the market ! Let's go for an early stroll in town and visit the biggest market on the island, just like locals do on a Sunday morning. The market is a must-do if you want to understand better our culture and mingle with locals. Dive into a small world of colours and smells, and learn about our History and traditions.
Pick up a few ingredients before heading to Tahiti's island sister, Mo'orea, where we'll be welcomed in a magnificient over-the-sea private villa. All together, we will cook one big tahitian brunch for us all to share, before enjoying our time by the sea.
Meet us again in the evening for a tasting of organic rhums and local wines."
Get your fishing rod ready, we're going on an adventure ! Today you will deserve what you eat, learning an amazing ancestral fishing technique, the stone fishing. Follow your guide and catch yourself a tasty diner !
At night, a well-deserved get-together will be organised by the beach where your host and chef will grill your catch on the barbecue. It's about time you enjoy the tasty fish you've put so much energy to get !
Let's go back in time a bit..! Back in Tahiti, we're heading to the lush valley to learn more about traditionnal and ancestral food. There, you will meet and live at the pace of a very restricted local NGO and community only Nani Travelers get to spend so much time with. This is the perfect moment for you to ask away all the questions you might have about our traditions et History.
You never really know what will be happening up there in the mountains. The community could be cooking, weaving, harvesting. Follow your intuition and explore the valley as well as Polynesian traditions with them. This is your chance to live traditionnally, and get really deep into our culture.
Back to the modern days. Follow us and discover another preserved gem of our island, the East coast. Usually less visited, this part of Tahiti is a must-do: black sand, dramatic falls, wild oceans and waves... Nature at its best !
We will stay in a private villa by the beach, hosting one of the nicest restaurants of the coast. There, you will enjoy a diner halfway between France and French Polynesia and understand better the French influence on our culture.
This is our last day together, and we're going on a road trip ! Hop on the car and let us guide you along the coast. As the sceneries are passing by, we'll make a few stops to try out street food and discover the best natural gems of our island.
We'll go with the flow and stop whenever we all feel like: food stands on the street, small family restaurants, pastry shops, bars... you name it !
For our last meal, we'll take you to one of the best restaurant of the island where modern and traditions meet, where local ingredients and international techniques are combined.
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