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