|We arrived at Papeete airport just before midnight on 01 December, shuttled to the Sofitel, and checked into our room. We slept for a few hours and woke up around 5 (10 AM in EST) and had a delicious breakfast with wonderful fresh fruit. We walked around the hotel and took some pictures, before getting picked up for our 4X4 expedition with Tahiti Safari Expedition. The tour guide took us into Papenoo Valley to see the countless waterfalls flowing down from the mountains. We stopped at the dam and the guide chummed the water to attract some eel-looking fish. It was raining so we could the Princess' Hair, five or six parallel waterfalls that only flow when it rains. After checking out a few more waterfalls, we stopped at the blowhole at Trou du Souffleur, right next to a beautiful black sand beach, where strong gusts of air blow out of a hole in the ground when the waves crash. Then we stopped to see one more waterfall, Cascade Vaimahuta, before heading back to the hotel. Unfortunately, we could only do a half-day tour due to time constraints. We checked out out of the hotel and back to the airport for a very short flight to Moorea and checked into the Sofital Ia Ora resort - a beautiful bungalow right on the beach.