One of the magical parts of Hokule'a's voyage around the world is the cultural exchanges.
Through technology, crew members are bringing us along with them as they spend time in an ancient village called Fare Hape.
Hokule'a Captain Ka'iulani Murphy provided an update on the visit.
"Today we visited Fare Hape, the house of the caterpillar. It's the center of Tahiti Nui and the home of Teura Wahine, [that] the Tahitians call Pele," said Murphy.
Fare Hape was abandoned in the 18th century. It is now taken care of by the Haururu Cultural Association and features a beautiful marae or religious platform.
Over the weekend crewmembers spent time there on a cultural exchange.
"When we got here they had us stop. There's a marae that we stop at to ask permission to enter and we continued in. Before we came into this place, where we are now – Fare Hape, we also did a hapu pape or immerse ourselves in the water," said Murphy.
Crew members immersed themselves in the cool waters of this majestic waterfall.
Once in the village they got to work and learned about many parts of the Tahitian culture. That included preparing the plants for planting and the mele, or chant, which went along with it.