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Testimonials:

"You will learn allot more with Paul Atallah of Island Eco Tours..., who graduated from the University of Hawaii in Polynesian Anthropology and Archaeology. His is more than a typical safari expedition,..." Frommer's South Pacific

 
"Island Eco-Tours is the best option for those interested in natural history, archaeology and culture. Owner/guide Paul Atallah takes individuals and groups on half- and full-day four-wheeled-drive expeditions. A former anthropology student, Atallah knows his stuff and will take you where other tour operators can't...."
Rob Kay, Hidden Tahiti and French Polynesia Guide



"....will give you an in-depth briefing on Huahine’s unique charm, history, culture and tropical flora as you discover the authentic island, mountains, valleys, rivers, beaches, islets and people. This is also an interesting botanical experience for lovers of nature and green open spaces. But the main advantage that sets Paul’s tours apart is his extensive knowledge of the ancient marae temples and other archaeological sites. He worked with Professor Yosihiko H. Sinoto to help restore the stone marae in Huahine and in other islands and the knowledge he gained through his scientific research helps to make his tours even more interesting...."Jan Prince, Tahiti & French Polynesia Guide


"...the cultural highlight of our entire trip to French Polynesia came, ironically, courtesy of an ex-pat American on a Four wheel drive tour of Huahine, .... Run by Paul Atallah ...these tours are a real eye-opener to the realities of the history and everyday life in the Tahitian islands. What’s excellent is that this trained anthropologist/archaeologist/historian tour guide is full of thought-provoking insights into a place he clearly has a great love for. It just feels valuable to be in his company for a morning, being shown the impressive remains of the marae (pre-European sacred sites) in the village of Maeva. You learn much about life before Cook arrived in the late 1760s and it becomes surprisingly easy to picture the interactions between his sea-weary sailors and the sensual, open islanders...."
Daniel Scott, Travel Intelligence.com

I just wanted to write to thank you and tell you how much we enjoyed the tour that you gave us on Wednesday May 3.  We were part of the Canadian group of 6 from the catamaran.   Jodie and I really got a lot out of your tour and could have spent the day asking questions and learning. Your unique approach to teaching gave us a very good grounding in Polynesian history and culture while inspiring us to want to learn more. As we mentioned Jodie and I have spent quite a bit of time on Moloka'i and have very much enjoyed learning about Polynesian and Hawaiian culture from the people there.  Your tour gave us many new insights.  We really should have booked an all day tour. It was a highlight of our month in the Society Islands.   Once again, Mauruuru Roa Paul.   
Paul Grayhurst, Jodie Stai Kimberley, BC Canada