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Embark on a journey through time with Adventure Life's selection of 14 Oceania tours, where the past whispers its stories amidst breathtaking landscapes. In 2024, these expeditions offer a profound connection to the ancient world through archaeological site visits that reveal the rich tapestry of human history etched across this vast and varied region. From Easter Island's enigmatic Moai statues to the cultural treasures hidden within Polynesia's lush islands, each itinerary promises relaxed adventure options like village visits and snorkeling alongside immersive explorations into bygone civilizations. Starting at just $2,765 to $35,646, you can witness firsthand how millennia-old traditions are preserved in remote corners of our planet. To uncover these timeless secrets and create memories that will last a lifetime, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Tahuata Marquesas
$8,400
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Islands Of The Marquesas & Tuamotus

Papeete to Papeete - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Dive into Rangiroa's local culture
  • Explore Polynesian culture
  • Enjoy Fatu Hiva's remote island
  • Explore Ua Poa's volcanic beauty
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Adventure Options, Archaeological Site Visits, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark onPaul Gauguin's15-day cruise from Tahiti and its vibrant capital city of Papeete. Discover hidden gems in lush rainforests, explore ancient archeological sites, and snorkel in crystal-clear lagoons. Raiatea's sacred landscapes and rich Maohi heritage offer hiking, snorkeling at …
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Mt. Cook
$8,570
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New Zealand Uncut: North & South Islands

Small Group Trek - 15 Day Itinerary
  • See the Waitomo glow worm caves
  • Learn about Māori culture
  • Hike Tongariro National Park
  • Experience the Abel Tasman Coast
  • See coastal limestone canyons
  • Hike Aoraki /Mt. Cook
  • See stunning view of Fiordland NP
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Queenstown
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Moderate
Set out on a 15-day hiking adventure across New Zealand, from the geothermal wonders of Rotorua to the diverse and rich terrain of the adventure capital, Queenstown. Start your adventure in the stunning Waitomo glow worm caves, leading you to the geothermal wonders of Rotorua. Next, the dramatic …
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Mt. Tongariro, Mt. Ngauruhoe, and Mt. Ruapehu
$2,764
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Northern Portion: Auckland to Wellington

Small Group Trek - 5 Day Itinerary
  • See the Waitomo glow worm caves
  • Learn about Māori culture
  • Hike the Tongariro National Park
  • Learn about New Zealand history
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Wellington
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Discover the Northern Island of New Zealand on a 5-day hiking adventure. From the geothermal wonders of Rotorua, explore the lakeside town of Taupo and hike the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Start your adventure in the majestic Waitomo glow worm caves, which will lead you to the geothermal …
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Moorea, French Polynesia
$7,700
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Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands

Papeete to Papeete - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Explore Tahiti and Papeete
  • Visit the remote island of Fakarava
  • Experience Polynesian Culture
  • Capture the Beauty of Fatu Hiva
  • See the Grandeur of the Marquesas
  • Unwind in Tahuata
  • Immerse in Rangiroa's Local Culture
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
The enchanting 15 days journey aboard the Paul Gauguin, begins in Tahiti, where the vibrant city of Papeete sets the stage for your South Pacific adventure. Immerse yourself in the local culture with Tahitian dance lessons and traditional craft demonstrations. Explore the unspoiled paradise of …
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Lagoon of Bora Bora, French Polynesia
$6,050
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Society Islands & Tuamotus

Papeete - Papeete - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Uncover hidden treasures
  • Experience Raiatea's sacred beauty
  • See Fakarava UNESCO Nature Reserve
  • Indulge in island paradise
  • Marvel at Bora Bora's iconic views
  • Immerse in Polynesian culture
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
The largest of French Polynesia's 118 islands, Tahiti and its capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin and/or end your 12-day South Pacific sojourn aboard Paul Gauguin. Delve into hidden gems amidst lush landscapes, exploring archeological wonders and underwater marvels through …
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$6,775
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Abrolhos Islands & the Coral Coast

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Discover Abrolhos Islands
  • Explore Shark Bay
  • Enjoy cultural sites
  • Visit Ningaloo Reef
Starts / Ends:
Fremantle / Broome
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This 13-day expedition explores Western Australia’s wild and largely untouched coast, with its contrasting coastal palette of rich red sands and turquoise sea. With a fascinating maritime and Indigenous history – from the Malgana people of Shark Bay to the exploratory journeys of …
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Lagoon of Bora Bora, French Polynesia
$4,138
50% off
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Discover The Marquesas

Roundtrip Tahiti - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Explore Makatea atoll
  • Take a stroll in the villages
  • Dive and snorkel in Tuamotu atoll
  • Snorkel the lagoons of Rangiroa
  • Taste Marquesan cuisine
Starts / Ends:
Tahiti / Tahiti
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
A Polynesian legend says that the gods created the Marquesas Islands to be the roof of French Polynesia. Aboard the Aranui 5, travelers are taken to the heart of Polynesian culture and traditions, to islands that have remained untouched and where time seems to have stopped. On this 12-day classic …
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Sail the crystal waters of the South Pacific reef system
$4,354
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Austral Islands

13 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Learn about sustainable fishing
  • Try traditional javelin throwing
  • Admire the works of art and craft
  • Enjoy the amenities of Aranui
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
During this 13-day cruise, exploreand marvel at the beautiful landscapes ofthe Austral and Raiateawhile aboard the Aranui 5.Discovered in the 18th century, the Austral Islands are located 600 km south of Tahiti. With breathtaking landscapes, sheer mountains, and valleys, these islands are renowned …
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Snorkel the vibrant waters of the South Pacific
$4,295
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Austral Islands

11 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Learn about sustainable fishing
  • Try traditional javelin throwing
  • Admire the works of art and craft
  • Enjoy the amenities of Aranui
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
During this 12-day cruise, exploreand marvel in the beautiful landscapes ofthe Austral and Raiateawhile aboard the Aranui 5.Discovered in the 18th century, the Austral Islands are located 600 km south of Tahiti. Breathtaking landscapes, sheer mountains, valleys, these islands are renowned for their …
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Relax on the beaches of the South Pacific
$16,404
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Tahiti to Fiji: Reefs, Lagoons and Volcanic Isles

15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Explore the lagoons and reefs
  • See cultural sites in Polynesia
  • Spot incredible flora and fauna
  • Relax on sunny beaches
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Lautoka
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The archipelagos of the South Pacific have defined our notion of “island paradise” since Robert Louis Stevenson told his tales and Paul Gauguin captured Polynesia in paint. Board the National Geographic Orion and set sail from Tahiti’s lush volcanic crags to the sparkling white …
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Paul Gauguin sits outside Bora Bora.
$5,920
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Cook Islands & Society Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Snorkel in Bora Bora
  • Spend a relaxing day on Motu Mahaha
  • Visit the famous Aitutaki lagoons
  • Experience the Cook Islands
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
On this South Pacific cruise, the region's incredible diversity of scenery is front and center. Discover the isle of Huahine, renowned for its spectacular rainforests. Then experience the unique majesty of the Cook Islands. Arid Aitutaki is virtually flat - so much so that you can spot the …
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Relax on the beaches of the South Pacific
$2,990
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Tahiti & the Society Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Spend a relaxing day on Motu Mahana
  • Explore stunning Bora Bora
  • Visit the island of Moorea
  • Experience Tahiti's capital Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Helicopter Tours, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This 8-day South Pacific cruise is perfect for those who want a core Polynesian experience.In 1891, when Paul Gauguin arrived in Tahiti, he captured the charm, culture, and languid grace of the natives in oils. You won't find his paintings here, but the original models still call this piece of …
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Explore the landscape of French Polynesia.
$7,550
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Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands

15 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Visit the remote island of Fakarava
  • Explore the island of Hiva Oa
  • Look for humpback whales
  • Snorkel in stunning Bora Bora
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
On this two-week South Pacific cruise, first call at the breathtaking isle of Bora Bora. Then it's on to the Tuamotus, specifically Fakarava, an atoll known for its pristine beaches, rare wildlife, and exceptional diving. Next, explore the mist-covered Marquesas, where you discover the islands …
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Moorea, French Polynesia
$5,500
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Society Islands & Tuamotus

11 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Enjoy two full days in Bora Bora
  • Explore Fakarava, a UNESCO site
  • Spend a day relaxing on Motu Mahana
  • Visit the Tuamotu Archipelago
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Helicopter Tours, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark Paul Gauguin to visit the Society Islands on this South Pacific cruise, including Huahine, with its stunning crystalline lagoon. The Tuamotu Archipelago awaits you next. Comprised of very low-lying atolls, none of the chain's many islets rise more than ten feet above sea level. Visit …
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