French Polynesia - Society Islands and Tuamotus

Overview

November 11-21, 2020

Join our agent Dean Nelson onboard the MS Paul Gauguin in French Polynesia. This 10 day sailing of luxury will take you both on land and underwater. The Society Islands beckon with lush rainforests, crystal-clear lagoons, and warm breezes that encourage nothing but indulgent beachside lounging. Continue on to the Tuamotu Archipelago, a collection of low-lying atolls known the world ‘round for their vibrant underwater ecosystem.

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Enjoy the following highlights on this journey:

  • 2 days on the beautiful paradise of Bora Bora
  • Snorkel in sapphire coloured lagoons
  • Visit the UNESCO site of Fakarava Nature Reserve
  • Scuba dive to see gray sharks, schools of fish and untouched coral
  • Spend the day on a private islet at Motu Mahana
  • Onboard will be the National Geographic expert - Mark Eddowes. Sharing stories of French Polynesia's past.

Itinerary

Day 1 - November 11, 2020


Papeete, Society Islands

A gorgeous collection of volcanic islands strewn across the blue Pacific, Polynesia paints a stunning picture. And, as the capital city on the largest of all 118 islands, Papeete offers endless opportunities for exploration and relaxation. Dynamic dining, nightlife, and shopping can be found around every corner, and Papeete serves as a departure and arrival port for this exciting 10-day voyage.

Day 2 - November 12, 2020


Huahine, Society Islands
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Huahine is known as “The Garden Island” for its beautiful rainforests, dramatic terrain, and enchanting lagoon. Travelers will find something new to explore around every bend, from sacred sites and archeological landmarks that are among the best preserved in French Polynesia to the colorful sea life that can be experienced on a SCUBA or snorkeling expedition.

Day 3 - November 13, 2020


Bora Bora, Society Islands

You have two days here in Bora Bora. Enjoy the private island or go exploring on Mount Otemanu. With only 4,225 inhabitants and a laid-back, island vibe, visitors to this beautiful corner of the world can’t help but just relax and take it all in.

Day 4 - November 14, 2020


Bora Bora, Society Islands
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Continue to relax on the beach with access to watersports, or head to the main island for some exploring.

Day 5 - November 15, 2020


Rangiroa, Society Islands

The largest of the atolls in the Tuamotu Archipelago your experiences are plentiful here. Visit Black Pearl farms, fish breeding farms, snorkeling and Scuba diving.

Day 6 - November 16, 2020


Fakarava, Tuamotus

Located in the west of the Tuamotus group of islands is the atoll of Fakarava. This unspoiled paradise is designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This atoll has something for nature lovers, history enthusiasts and those that like to experience local culture.

Day 7 - November 17, 2020


Sea Day
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Today, spend time with your new friends onboard the MS Paul Gauguin and enjoy sailing the French Polynesian islands! The facilities onboard are yours to fully experience today.

Day 8 - November 18, 2020


Taha'a, Society Islands

Taha'a is an ideal location for a relaxing getaway. It is located in a lagoon and only accessible by boat. Here the islanders produce 80% of French Polynesia's world famous Vanilla. Paul Gauguin has their own private island in Taha'a which is yours to relax on! A beachside BBQ and traditional music will welcome you and ensure you relax.

Day 9 - November 19, 2020


Moorea, Society Islands
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Scattered with Spectacular vistas, Moorea is an island not to miss. The Volcanic peaks of the island are reflected in the waters of Cook's Bay and Opunohu Bay. Here, underwater you will find sharks, tuna, dolphins and tropical fish.

Day 10 - November 20, 2020


Papeete

We will arrive into Papeete at 7:30pm tonight. This gives you time to disembark the ship and experience Papeete's nightlife including the food truck round up.

Day 11 - November 21, 2020


Papeete

Today enjoy your breakfast onboard the MS Paul Gauguin and farewell your new friends as you make your way to the airport and home.

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11 Day Tour


Costs are based on per person, double occupancy. Taxes of $215.00USD per person are payable in addition to the stateroom price. Please ask of Agent Dean Nelson for additional information or stateroom options.

A 20% deposit is required to confirm bookings.