Bora bora 4WD Tour

Take an adventure, off the beaten track, on a Bora Bora 4WD tour. See Bora Bora from heights unreachable by foot. Learn about Polynesian culture, and history, while taking a scenic ride around the island with a fun and knowledgeable guide.

Here's: Why to take a 4WD tour of Bora Bora Island; What tours are available; and Where to book!

Why take a Bora Bora 4WD tour?

1. Climb to the highest lookouts

The moments of bumping along, up the mountainside, on a Bora Bora 4WD tour are filled with anticipation about what will be around the next bend. At the end of each rugged, trail climb there's an astonishing view! Helicopter rides are no longer available so this is the only way to see Bora Bora from above.

2. Discover the history

A Bora Bora 4WD tour is the only way to see the interesting historical artifacts left behind by US troops, after WW2. A base was hurriedly set up here to keep vigil, and provide a refueling stop for their ships on the long passages across the vast Pacific Ocean. Four pairs of guns were placed at look-out points around the mountain.

3. Enjoy the adventure

 A Bora Bora 4WD tour whizzes vacationers around the 20 paved miles of the Circle Island Road. At several points the tour turns inland; onto rutted, dirt roads. The pace slows while the driver negotiates unmaintained tracks that US troops cut through the wild inner isle - 75 years ago - to access prime lookout points, high on Bora Bora's majestic slopes.

Like life, the road will sometimes be bumpy, and at a couple of steep inclines you may wonder whether you will have to get out and push. But don't be concerned; the driver knows he's got cushy office workers in the back and he gets his thrills by making his dream job look difficult.

5. Explore the island

Enjoy the views with an open air vehicle

There are circle-island van tours which drive around the Circle Island Road, pointing out places of interest. For about the same price, a Bora Bora 4WD tour shows you the whole island; including the steep, rugged, inner parts where regular vehicles are unable to go. You feel the thrill of open spaces and view the lushness of this pristine tropical island without being "glassed in". Read about our latest Bora Bora 4WD tour adventure with Tupuna Safari 4x4 tour.

6. Learn about Polynesian Culture

Bora Bora 4WD tours head into Faanui Valley where you see small fruit plantations.  You'll visit a pareo making workshop producing painted or tie died sarongs - which are the national dress - and likely have a demonstration showing how coconut milk is made, plus taste local fruits. 

Before missionaries came, the Polynesians lived in the inner island, for security. On a Bora Bora 4WD tour you will see an ancient marae: a stone temple where a priest would pray to a tiki god each time something was needed - such as rain, wind, fish; or to win at war. The marae were placed with superb views over the lagoon.

Book a Bora Bora 4WD tour

To take a 4WD tour on your Bora Bora vacation, you have 6 excursions to choose from. See all the Bora Bora 4WD tours and excursions here.

Half Day 4WD Tour

  • 3.5 hour tour in an open air vehicle
  • morning , afternoon, or sunset departure
  • Stop at look outs and photo opportunities
  • See WWII cannons
  • Watch local artists make pareos and coconut oil
  • Learn about Polynesian Culture from your friendly guide

4WD Tour Including Traditional Polynesian feast on a motu

  • 6 hour tour
  • Circle the island and visit the most secluded spots
  • Enjoy a traditional Tahitian underground-oven lunch on a motu in the Bora Bora Lagoon
  • Have time to relax on the motu beach, snorkel, or explore the island

4WD Tour, Lunch and Shark & Ray Tour

  • 7 hour tour
  • Combine seeing Bora Bora by land and sea
  • Start with an open air 4WD tour around the island
  • Lunch at famous Bloody Mary's restaurant
  • Hop in a boat with 3 stops in Bora Bora's lagoon
  • Snorkel in coral gardens
  • Meet Bora Bora's sharks and stingrays

4WD Tour and Bora Bora Lagoon Tour

  • 8 hour tour
  • 4 hour island tour with knowledgeable guide in 4WD vehicle
  • free time for lunch at a local Bora Bora restaurant
  • Join a boat to visit the coral gardens and meet sharks and rays

4WD Tour, Lunch at Bloody Mary's and Jet Ski Tour

  • Combine the adrenaline rush of a 4WD tour, into the inner island and a fast paced jet ski tour, circling the island by lagoon
  • 7 hour tour
  • Lunch included at Boody Mary's restaurant

Private 4WD Tour

  • Enjoy a 3 hour tour with an open air 4WD vehicle all to yourself: perfect for couples, families and small groups
  • Up to 8 passengers

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