Tahiti & French Polynesia - The Marquesas (Chapter)
This is the Marquesas chapter from Lonely Planet's Tahiti & French Polynesia guidebook.
Grand, brooding, powerful and charismatic. That pretty much sums up the Marquesas. Here, nature's fingers have sculpted intricate jewels that jut up dramatically from the cobalt-blue ocean, and waterfalls taller than skyscrapers trickle down vertical canyons.
- wandering flabbergasted amid tiki (sacred sculptures) at Puamau
- clip-clopping across the fecund interior of Hiva Oa
- gazing down impenetrable valleys while hiking across the Nuku Hiva heartland
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Nuku Hiva, Taiohae, Hakaui Valley, Toovii Plateau, Taipivai, Hatiheu, 'Ua Huka, 'Ua Pou, Hakahau, Hakahetau, Hakamaii, Hohoi, Hiva Oa, Atuona & around, Taaoa, Puamau, Hanapaaoa, Hanaiapa, Tahuata and Fatu Hiva.
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