travel42 Professional Cruise Port of Call Review

Hiva Oa, located 875 mi/1,400 km northeast of Tahiti, is an island rich in archaeological sites. Five huge stone tiki are in Puamau village, a steep 19 mi/30 km drive across the island from Atuona, Hiva Oa's main town.

As interesting as these ancient sites are, Hiva Oa is probably better known for the two famous Europeans who lived there. Artist Paul Gauguin spent the last years of his life on Hiva Oa and died there in 1903. A small but very modern Paul Gauguin Cultural Center is in the main v...

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