Lavatubes canyoning in Tahiti

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Discover the famous lava tunnels of HITIAA (Lavatubes) and their magnificent sculptures with an experienced instructor.

Discover the famous lava tunnels of HITIAA (lavatubes) and its magnificent sculptures with an experienced instructor in Tahiti.

Between aquatic trekking and canyoning, the crossing of the lavatubes of Hitiaa is a must for any hiker visiting the island of Tahiti.

The lava tunnels were formed during the volcanic era when the island was created. The rocks and vaults have been sculpted by Mother Nature over hundreds of thousands of years. Inside, it's dark and damp but the scenery will leave you speechless!

This tour of the lavatubes in Tahiti is for good sportsmen and hikers. You will still be accompanied by a canyoning instructor and hiking guide with many years of experience in French Polynesia.


Starting from Hitiaa, you will walk for about fifteen minutes lit by your headlamp.

You will access directly, via a private access, the third tunnel which is without doubt the most impressive. It is a large labyrinth with a water course, waterfalls, and many pools where you can jump several meters high. These tunnels are also called the golden caves because their walls are covered with a small golden algae.

At the exit of the lavatubes, you will follow a beautiful river with waterfalls where you will be able to swim. The second part of the trip is done in the middle of a luxuriant vegetation with magnificent landscapes.

The canyoning option allows you to discover the lavatubes of Tahiti in a more technical way with abseiling.


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Tresa P., United States — 02/07/2023
This was a once in a lifetime adventure! From start to finish, there was not a dull moment. From the fun 4 wheel drive car ride, to the breathtaking lava tubes, followed by repelling down a waterfall and jumping into dark caves, you won't want to miss this adventure. Not for the faint of heart!
Steven R., United States — 15/05/2023
I can’t image what our trip would have been without this experience. I certainly didn’t know the extent of what we signed up for initially, and it turned about to be the adventure of a life time. From the touring ride to the mountain bottom, to the “Indian Jones” style car ride to the trail head past the goats and chickens, to the fresh water eels in the river, to the repelling and rock jumping and forest hiking, to the spelunking; this experience will forever be the best thing I’ve ever done and most adventure I’ve ever had. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart. It has some gnarly rock jumps and repelling.
Mathieu N., New Zealand — 06/01/2023
Super activité qui est un MUST pour les fans de canyoning ! C'est une unique occasion de découvrir les tubes de lave et de magnifiques endroits inaccessibles. Je le referait sans aucune hésitation lorsque nous reviendrons. Allez-y les yeux fermés !
Thomas S., Germany — 13/10/2019
Exciting canyoning in a dark cave: Jumps, climbs, abseiling. Beautiful and extraordinary nature
Bruce H., United States — 17/03/2022
Much more then expected

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