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Tahiti, French Polynesia
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Duration

18 Days 17 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

About this tour

Embark on a 15-day odyssey through the paradisiacal wonders of French Polynesia with Paul Gauguin Cruises! ūüõ≥ÔłŹ Starting in Tahiti, sail aboard Le Paul Gauguin to explore enchanting islands and atolls surrounded by clear lagoons and vibrant coral reefs. ūüĆī Dive into the depths of Fakarava Atoll, a UNESCO-recognized nature reserve in the Tuamotu Islands. Next, lose yourself in the unique allure of the Marquesas Islands‚ÄĒlush green fortresses rising from the deep blue Pacific, where dense forests hide cascading waterfalls and ancient petroglyphs await discovery. Cap off your journey in the Society Islands, where turquoise waters beckon at Motu Mahana, and the iconic silhouette of Bora Bora rises from a magnificent lagoon. Explore the picturesque pineapple plantations of Moorea and be captivated by the unparalleled beauty of Huahine. ūüĆļ Get ready for an unforgettable adventure through some of the world’s most stunning destinations!

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For Enquiry of this Tour, please contact Direct Flights
Kindly send us your email to: bookings@directflights.com.au

Package expires at on 31st, December 2024

Highlights

  • Explore the depths of Fakarava Atoll, a UNESCO-recognized nature reserve in the Tuamotu Islands. ūüź†
  • Lose yourself in the lush green fortresses of the Marquesas Islands, home to cascading waterfalls and ancient petroglyphs. ūüĆŅ
  • Indulge in the turquoise waters and private paradise of Motu Mahana. ūüŹĚÔłŹ
  • Witness the iconic silhouette of Bora Bora rising from its magnificent lagoon. ūüóĽ
  • Wander through picturesque pineapple plantations on Moorea. ūüćć
  • Be captivated by the unparalleled beauty of Huahine. ūüĆļ

Included/Excluded

  • 3 nights at Te Moana Tahiti Resorts - 3* (3 night pre cruise)
  • 14 night cruise on board M/S Paul Gauguin ‚ÄúMarquesas, The Tuamotus & Society Islands‚ÄĚ in a Stateroom (Category F)
  • Airport Meet & Greet with Flower Lei
  • All onboard gratuities on Paul Gauguin
  • All shipboard entertainment on Paul Gauguin
  • All shipboard meals on Paul Gauguin
  • Shared Transfer Paul Gauguin Cruise Terminal to Tahiti International Airport
  • Shared Transfer Tahiti International Airport to Te Moana Tahiti Resorts
  • Shared Transfer Te Moana Tahiti Resorts to Paul Gauguin Cruise Terminal
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Local City Taxes (where applicable - payable locally on check in)
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package i.e. mandatory festive dinners
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

Itinerary

Arrive at Tahiti International Airport where our representative will welcome and escort you to your transfer to InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa located a short 5 minutes drive from the airport. Overnight stay in Tahiti at Te Moana Tahiti

Spend today at leisure enjoying the wonderful accommodation and facilities at InteContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa. Enjoy a great array of activities, from sports, such as tennis and volleyball, to water-based activities and cultural pursuits. With a luxury spa, fitness centre and two superb infinity pools, the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa is the quintessential island escape, with everything you need for a true French Polynesian getaway. Enjoy relaxing by the infinity sandy bottom pool or sipping delicious cocktails by the swim up pool bar.  Perhaps take the time to explore the stunning island of Tahiti with a Tahiti Island Half Day Afternoon Tour (optional extra). Overnight stay in Tahiti at Te Moana Tahiti

Spend a relaxing morning at the Te Moana Tahiti.¬†Once you have checked out of the hotel our representative will be there to transfer you to the Paul Gauguin¬†Cruise¬†Terminal which is located in town a nice 10¬†minutes drive from InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa. Receive a warm welcome onboard the Paul Gauguin from the crew and sail towards Huahine. The day is spent getting to know crew and fellow guests while exploring the vessel that will be ‚Äėhome‚Äô for the next 11¬†days. Meet¬†Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines, Tahitian hosts and entertainers that bring the spirit¬†of Polynesia to life on every Paul Gauguin voyage. Capital of French Polynesia, the city of¬†Papeete¬†is on the north-west coast of the island of Tahiti. You‚Äôll find a¬†relaxed atmosphere¬†here,where urban buzz combines with the legendary laid-back Polynesian lifestyle. Culture is not lacking. You can enjoy sites narrating the history of the archipelago, including the colonial cathedral and the¬†Maison de la reine Marau.¬†The¬†Vaipahi¬†public gardens will win you over by their abundant plant-life. The large municipal market offers local specialities: fresh fruit, spices and all kinds of fish abound on their stalls.

Dinner

During your journey at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This journey without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, depending on the activities offered, or to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Fakarava’s coral ellipsis is a narrow stretch of land sitting on a crystal-clear sea. Travellers here are surprised by the immensity of the lagoon, whose colours evoke an infinite palette. The atoll, renowned for its immaculate beaches and preserved nature, is home to rare bird species, plants and crustaceans. You’ll disembark in front of the Veke Veke guesthouse, where you will be welcomed with garlands of flowers and traditional music. You will then be able to go for a walk along the beach or put on flippers, mask and snorkel to make the most of the warm waters of Fakarava and observe its brightly coloured coral.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

During your journey at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This journey without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, depending on the activities offered, or to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your ship will take you to Omoa, a peaceful fishing village far from all civilisation, nestling in a magnificent bay on the island of Fatu Hiva. In the valley, you will be able to spot some tohua, former sacred sites, as well as the many burial caves lost in the island’s abundant tropical forest. During your port of call, you’ll be able to discover the Maison Grelet, a museum that houses remarkable wooden sculptures and local works of art. Right in front of you, the village’s artisans will demonstrate how they make tapa, a bark cloth obtained through the technique of beating layers of wood, and explain the manufacturing processes of umu hei, a bouquet garni made from a delicious mix of fragrances.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You‚Äôll immediately understand why this remote and unusual chain of islands bathing in the¬†crystal-clear waters¬†of the Pacific Ocean inspired Jacques Brel‚Äôs final album. During your cruise, we will stop at¬†Hiva Oa, considered to be the ‚Äúgarden of the Marquesas Islands.‚ÄĚ A special kind of power and charm emanate from its craggy skyline and black sand beaches. This port of call will provide you with an opportunity to visit the small village of¬†Atuona, home to the tombs of¬†Jacques Brel¬†and¬†Paul Gauguin, as well as a cultural centre devoted to the memory of the famous French painter.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Located on Tahuata, the smallest of the inhabited Marquesas Islands, the village of Hapatoni will open its doors to you. A road built in old stones will lead you from the seashore to the village cathedral. You will also find a craft centre presenting various sculptures and engravings in bone or wood. Marquesan art is, in fact, recognised all over French Polynesia. Further on, vegetation takes over, inviting you to walk among its beautiful green valleys. Here, the population will give you a proper welcome, with traditional singing and dancing. A moment of conviviality you’ll remember!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Taiohae Bay welcomes you in a sumptuous setting. Your ship will drop anchor a few kilometres from the black sandy beaches, nestled between majestic valleys. You will find yourself in the middle of the main village on the island of Nuku Hiva. You can follow the footpaths on foot or in an all-terrain vehicle. From the top of the hill of Mount Muake, a breathtaking panorama allows you to clearly identify the rocky islands that emerge on either side of the bay. Further on, the site of Piki Vehine shows its tikis, sacred statues used for religious practices. In addition, do not miss the Notre Dame des Marquises cathedral. Its distinguishing feature is that is was built using stone taken from the six Marquesa Islands.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

During your journey at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This journey without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, depending on the activities offered, or to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Located less than 200 kilometres north-west of Tahiti, Huahine Island is a secret gem in French Polynesia. You’ll love the mysterious atmosphere emanating from its voluptuous contours, its wild vegetation and stunning remote creeks.   If you explore both parts of the island, la Grande Huahine to the north, and la Petite Huahine to the south, will reveal some of its hidden treasures, as well as some archaeological remains from the Polynesian past. You can meet the local population in the main town of Fare, or in the string of villages along the coast.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Paradisiacal atoll of the archipelago of the Leeward Islands, west of French Polynesia, mythical Bora Bora offers a natural spectacle of captivating beauty. You’ll be won over as much by the white sandy beaches as by its famous lagoon, one of the most beautiful in the world, where colourful fish frolic in waters of incomparable turquoise. The island is covered with tropical vegetation, and dominated by the majestic outline of Mount Otemanu. A promenade through this volcanic landscape will enable you to discover a number of villages and meet local communities.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Feet in the sand, on the islet of Motu Mahana, our sumptuous little private paradise, you will share a very special experience around an authentic traditional Polynesian barbecue. A veritable jewel in the Taha’a lagoon, pristine atoll of the Society Islands, Motu Mahana offers an infinite palette of shades of turquoise, an idyllic backdrop for observing the majestic ballet of the tropical fish. The volcanic island of Taha’a, dominated by Mount Ohiri and Mount Puurauti, will reveal its fertile and luxuriant nature, ideal for cultivating the magnificent black pearls of French Polynesia, as well as vanilla. This rare spice, greatly in demand by gourmets, is the main economic resource of what is also known as Vanilla Island.

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A part of the Windward Island archipelago just to the west of Tahiti, famous Mo'orea will leave you with a series of unforgettable images and memories. Bask on its heavenly beaches, enjoy a dip in the turquoise waters of its lagoon, and soak up its luscious vegetation and the heady flowers that carpet the inland areas. Get the most out of this natural gem with a trip to the Mo'orea Belvedere. Exceptional views of Mount Rotui unfurl before your eyes, with the Opunohu Bay and its valley to the left, and the famous Cook's Bay, surrounded by notched, cathedral-style peaks, to the right.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tahiti‚Äôs capital city of Papeete is where we‚Äôll part ways and say ‚Äúuntil we meet again.‚Ä̬†Our representative will be waiting for you as you disembark¬†to transfer you to Tahiti¬†International Airport for your International flight back home.

Durations

18 Days 17 nights

Languages

English

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