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Mount Otemanu picture in Bora Bora
Mount Otemanu picture in Bora Bora
Mount Otemanu picture in Bora Bora
Mount Otemanu picture in Bora Bora
Mount Otemanu picture in Bora Bora
Mount Otemanu picture in Bora Bora

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Mount Otemanu is one of two peaks of an extinct volcano located at the center of the island. Rising 2,400-some feet above the lagoon, this volcanic remnant makes for a dramatic photo op or an adrenaline-pumping adventure. In fact, many say a trip to Bora Bora isn't complete without a visit to the top of this breathtaking mountain. And fear not, hiking isn't your only option; you can enjoy Mount Otemanu in all sorts of ways – a 4x4 tour, a boat tour, a helicopter tour or even some casual snapshots on the beach. 

Many travelers are floored by the mountain's otherworldly beauty, which can be seen from just about any corner of the island. And the 4x4 tours come highly recommended from past travelers who said they were able to reach the top of the mountain quickly allowing for more time to take in the incredible views and snap some awesome photos. If you're interested in hiking, consider tackling the smaller of the two peaks, Mount Pahia. 

Most tour operators offer Mount Otemanu excursion packages, which can be booked directly through their website. The concierge at your hotel can also set up reservations and offer recommendations. Keep in mind: Tour operators often include transportation to and from your hotel in the package price. 

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