Land of the Lost

Stone tikis, temple platforms and the foundations for ancient homes fill the jungles. Often covered in moss and shaded by giant banyan trees, these sites feel like something out of Tomb Raider.

Wood & Tattoos

The most revered wood carvers and tattoo artists live here. Admire Virgin Mary statues in churches, visit carvers’ workshops and, for the ultimate souvenir, get an authentic Marquesan tattoo from a master.

Crater Walks

Hike ridges to waterfall valleys and empty beaches or through lush jungles to archaeological sites. Horseback is a local mode of transport and you may find yourself riding with a wooden saddle.