- Type: Hiking, Natural Wonders, Recreation
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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Mount Otemanu is one of two extinct volcanoes at the center of the island. Rising 2,400 feet above the lagoon, this volcanic remnant makes for a dramatic photo op or an adrenalin-pumping adventure. Many travelers like this one on TripAdvisor are floored by the mountain's otherworldly beauty: "It was awesome to see the rain clouds at the peak of the mountain and clear blue skies surrounding [it]."
You can enjoy Mount Otemanu in all sorts of ways—a 4x4 tour, a guided hiking trip, a helicopter tour or some casual snapshots on the beach. If you're looking to experience the volcano with a sightseeing tour, Maire Tours (Tel: 6184.108.40.206) is a respected company. For a 4x4 tour, the Tupuna Safari 4x4 company takes travelers on a three-hour tour of Mount Otemanu and the rest of the island for $80 USD. Other tour operators can be found in Vaitape.