An excursion is an excellent way to discover Nuku Hiva, whether in an ATV or by boat. There are tours which last for just a morning and others which take the whole day. The village of Taiohae is easy to get to and you’ll have an instructive encounter with local craftsmen and women. Or you can take a cultural excursion in an ATV to the valley of Hatiheu in the north of the island, then follow in the footsteps of Herman Melville in the valley of Taipivai. A journey back in time with tikias traveling companions. For something more adventurous, discover the peaks and cliffs in the valley of Aakapa.