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IAORANA TAHITI EXPEDITIONS' SPECIALS FOR JULY: IMMERGE YOURSELF IN HEIVA TUARO !

 An expedition which includes a complete afternoon at the traditionnal sports festival called
« HEIVA TUARO MAOHI »

Ancient  sports and traditionnal games are still practiced in Tahiti.. Sail and outrigger canoe races,stone lifting, javelin throwing, coconut tree climbing,  coconut cutting...are ones of the numerous activities coming from the traditional polynesian know-how.

 

In July , in Tahiti, it's time for the annual festival that has become emblematic of Polynesian culture, the "Heiva". The "Heiva" comes from the polynesian words meaning "to assemble", it celebrates  traditional polynesian activities, including music, dancing, singing, and sporting events. 

The "Heiva tuaro" (tuaro means sports) is then the competion's season for all those traditionnal sports that takes place during the "Heiva" festival.

All champions of French Polynesia will battle on the 14th, 16th and 17th july this year. Tahitian gastronomy and tahitian dance show will also be offered on site: don't miss that event!

 

As your guide, TEUAI, is a solid competitor in traditionnal games, he will also perform during the 2016 Heiva Tuaro Festival.

 

So, exceptionnaly, he proposes three special day tours on the 14th, 16th and 17th of july. After exploring Papenoo valley in the morning and a nice river swim, you will be guided to  the competition sites, near Papeete, in order to know about the backstage of the games and receive all explanations.

 

Of course, you will support Teuai as your champ while he is       competeting !

Expedition TUARO 1

THURSDAY JULY 14th : Papenoo expedition then 

FRUITS HOLDERS RACE

AT PAOFAI GARDENS

 

8 to 12 : Exploration of Papenoo valley

12 to 14.30 Lunch -  Weighing of the fruits charges in Paofai Gardens

15.00 to 16.30 : Carrying-fruits  race 4 catégories : Tu Hou, Vahine, Feia Api, Aito

16.45 : Traditionnal dance show

Expedition TUARO 2

SATURDAY JULY,16th : Papenoo Expedition then 

"HEIVA TUARO"

AT  TAHITI MUSEUM GARDENS

 

8 to 11: Exploration of Papenoo Valley

11.30 : Traditionnal tahitian lunch with food cooked in earth oven called Ma'a Tahiti

12.30 : Traditionnal  dance show

13.30 :  Javelin throwings in teams "patia ai"

14.00 : Lifting stones ("vahine" or ladies, light, medium, master)

15.00 : "Coprah" team competition "Tane" (men)

Expedition TUARO 3

SUNDAY JULY 17th: Papenoo Expedition then 

"HEIVA TUARO " 

AT  TAHITI MUSEUM GARDENS 

 

8 to 11: Exploration of Papenoo Valley

11.30 : Traditionnal tahitian lunch with food cooked in earth oven called Ma'a Tahiti

12.30 : Traditional dance show

13.30 : Javelin throwings "Iaora patia fa"

14h00 : Lifting stones (heavy, super heavy, extra heavy)

15h00 : "Coprah" individual competition "Tane" (men)

16h00 : Coconut tree climbing

 

IMPORTANT 

Tour rate: 9500 FCP per person

(approximately 80 €)

Lunch is at your own choice

 Why not trying the excellent tahitian lunch on site on saturday 16th or sunday 17th ? It will start at 11.30,its cost is not included in the expedition fare.

The tahitian lunch will cost you aproximatively 1500FCP or 12 € .

You can also opt for cheapest food on site or for a sandwich on the way.

 

Entrance at the HEIVA TUARO event

is free of charge