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Nuku-Hiva island. Marquesas archipelago. French Polynesia
Sylvain Grandadam/© Sylvain Grandadam
One of the top experiences to have on land in the Marquesas is to go exploring on horseback. Whether you are cantering along the beach or climbing up a steep dirt track that descends into a lush valley, taking in the unique beauty of Nuku Hiva from atop a horse allows you to get away from the island’s paved roads. A morning or afternoon equine excursion will give you a good sense of the dramatic landscape of this beautiful island paradise, much of it surprisingly untouched.