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Sailor's Days in the Marquesas

An exciting program of activities has been organised for the BPO and PO sailors on the stunning Marquesan island of Ua-Pou on the 10th and 11th of April.

A warm Marquesan welcome

A warm Marquesan welcome

The Ua-Pou Tourism Committee, and the communities of Hakahau and Hakahetau, have organised two ‘Sailors Days’ of activities including:

 

10th April

 – Welcome to the port of Hakahau with tasting of local fruits and drinking coconuts

– Circuit visit of the Valley with Tour Guide

– Discovery of the Cultural Center with Museum and demonstrations of Carving, Arts and Crafts and Local products from the Cooperative Te Oa Pohue No Ua-Pou

– Excursion in 4×4 to Hoihoi Beach

To see the famous “Flower Stones”, semi- precious stones that are found in only 2 places in the world, Brazil and Ua-Pou.

– Beach BBQ

 

11th April

– Welcome at the Chief’s Place of Hakahetau by the Parents of  the Students Association

– Discovery of the student- initiated Marine Education Reserve with local Primary School students.

– Walking/hiking around the Boucle of Poumaka

– Vaiea Waterfall

– Petanque/Boules game with villagers

 

 Followed in the evening by:

– Cultural dance performance at the site Te Tahuna

– Umu Kai: Traditional feast from the underground oven.

 

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