Mount Otemanu, Bora Bora
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Head up to the base of Mount Otemanu, an impressive natural monument whose volcanic rock peak marks the highest point on Bora Bora. While the brittle, jagged, 727 m (2,385 ft) summit is too inhospitable to be accessed, you can hike or take a 4x4 trip up to the base of the mountain. The latter option remains the most popular, because of the jungle's density and the difficulty of the walk. Look up at the black, rugged top of the mountain (visible across the island) as it stands in sharp contrast to the lush greens and bright blues of most of the landscape. Put Mount Otemanu on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bora Bora itinerary builder.
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  • The mountain dominates the island but, like almost all the mountains, and is more beautiful seen from afar. The opportunity is to take a jeep tour with a guide to the island up to half of the mountain. You will find who teaches you to clean the coconuts, who is going to sell some clothes printed on site, who will illustrate the WWII bunker with its cannon. Bora Bora is wonderful view from the lagoon. STP.
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  • Mt Otemanu defines Bora Bora and it looks great in photographs. However, it is nearly impossible to safely summit the very top. You can reach the cave by hiking and climbing. See passages below I foun...  more »
  • It makes a beautiful backdrop to the spectacular lagoon. Lush and green. Also accessible by 4wd safari. There is an old canyon up there as well. Amazing view from the top.