La Petite Ferme
Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
Swim with Horses on an Excursion with La Petite FirmeThere's nothing more romantic or just downright cool than riding a horse in the sea. La Petite Ferme, on the main road between Fare and the airport, offers half and full day guided horse-riding trips using horses suitable for beginners and children as well as more experienced riders.
Half day rides are two hours and are offered three times a day -- we recommend the sunset ride for the most gorgeous photos, although going during the middle of the day provides that picture perfect turquoise water look. Regardless these rides take you along the beach and into the water, through coconut plantations and around the shore of Lake Fauna Nui.
You can also sign up for a full day ride that includes a vanilla plantation visit and a stop for a picnic lunch and snorkeling. Depending on the weather and your skill level on a horse, these tours can also stop off at the marae (traditional temples) the island is known for.