Discover the amazing nature sanctuary that is Bonjouir's Garden of Eden. Located on the far end of Tahiti Iti, it is one of the most preserved areas of the entire island of Tahiti. The garden spreads from the shores of the ocean to the majestic mountain of Fenua Aihere. Ocean-side, you will find a wide variety of supple and colorful flowers; on the mountain-side, you will find an arboretum including all local fruits, varieties of tubers - used in traditional cooking such as taro, fafa, manioc - and even centenary 'mape' trees. A river winds across with freshwater swimming ponds throughout, and vestiges of Marae Tapihoa and Pae Pae can be found towards the back of the garden.
During the visit, you will experience two guided tours; one explaining the local flora, and the other on the legends of the Fenua Aihere, while also tasting fresh local fruits along the way. For the more adventurous, you can swim in the river, hike up to enjoy the panoramic views and even feed eels.
Please note: Please bring a bottle of water, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, mosquito repellent and wear comfortable walking shoes. The tour starts and ends with a short drive to and from Teahupo'o Marina. Kindly note that wildlife is not guaranteed (eels can swim upstream if there's a strong current). Guests who decide to hike should be prepared with closed-toed shoes and proper clothing. Guests are encouraged to bring their swimsuit. Changing rooms are available at the Guest House.