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Vallee de la Vanille

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Vallee de la Vanille

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Faaaha Haamene - Tahaa Commune, Patio 98734 French Polynesia
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Wolf_W wrote a review Nov 2020
Tucson, Arizona107 contributions57 helpful votes
We received a very welcoming greeting and got a tour through the orchard and details on growing and harvesting vanilla. Tour guide spoke German and English and took his time to answer the various questions we had, even though his lunch was waiting. They grow vanilla but also buy from other growers to sell at their place. Very informative visit!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Shelly K wrote a review Nov 2020
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This is a family-run operation, and from the looks of things, it ran very smoothly. We were greeted by one of the family members who spoke very clear and understandable English - a plus for those of us who don't speak French or Tahitian. We enjoyed a brief presentation of the vanilla farming, harvesting, and curing process, after which we went on a short tour around the main farming area. Of course we brought some vanilla home with us...it was our original intent, and we were surprised at the "extra" attention we got while we were there.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Pavel Petrenko wrote a review Sep 2020
Kitchener, Canada4 contributions
We did a road trip around the island, and stopped here, not expecting that a tour guide would meet us as soon as we parked and explain to us the whole process of growing and extracting vanilla. At the end of the tour, you can purchase various forms of Vanilla, among some other locally made goods.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Jacqueline J wrote a review Aug 2020
26 contributions5 helpful votes
We learned a lot about how vanilla is grown in Tahaa. The gal who showed us around and explained to us how vanilla is grown, harvested and made into extract spoke good English and was very friendly and helpful. We were glad that we were able to purchase some vanilla to take home to make into extract. Our guide went out of her way to ensure this would happen. Make sure you bring cash or Visa, since they don't take American Express.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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trav2learn wrote a review Apr 2020
Cleveland, Ohio35 contributions12 helpful votes
The plantation was part of a tour from Raiatea to Tahaa islands. I was charged 7000 local currency instead of 700 for 2 small packets of vanilla pods. US cash price was $3.50 US each or $7.00 US for two. Not having change, I used a credit card. The amount on my credit card statement was over $64 US. Since I signed - not knowing I was being charged 10 times the price - the bank would not correct the charge. Do not use a credit card there! In addition, the boat ride from Raiatea was unsafe. The operator took us through a storm on a small open boat and without life jackets. Rain was going sideways and the ride was bumpy to the point of unsafe for anyone with neck or back issues. For some reason, my original posting was removed. A double warning not to go there.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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