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Live one of the below 15 unique French Polynesia cultural experiences for 2024 or 2025. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Discover unique local cultures on trips that include activities like village visits, snorkeling, cruises, scuba diving, and small ship cruises and cost from $4,117 for experiences of 9 to 16 days. Tell us about your ideal French Polynesia cultural trip and our French Polynesia experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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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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Bora Bora
$5,630
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More Tuamotus & Society Islands

11 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Explore Papeete, Tahiti
  • Discover Fakarava
  • Experience Rangiroa
  • Explore Huahine
Starts / Ends:
Tahiti / Tahiti
Activities:
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day cruise to and from Tahiti aboard the Paul Gauguin. Explore the Tuamotu Archipelago's treasures, including overnight in UNESCO-listed Fakarava and the discovery of Rangiroa's famed black pearl farms. Unveil the marvels of the Society Islands—from Bora Bora's …
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An amazing sunset over Bora Bora
$12,363
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Ancient Polynesia: Tuamotus and Marquesas Islands

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Dive and snorkel in clear waters
  • Learn Polynesian history
  • Experience Marine Mammal Sanctuary
  • Lookout for animals
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience an unforgettable 10-day journey around Ancient Polynesia aboard the National Geographic Orion. Behold 16-foot manta rays, colorful butterflyfish, whales, and other impressive marine life. Explore the sparsely populated Marquesas Islands, encounter moss-covered giant tikis on Hiva Oa, …
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Lagoon of Bora Bora, French Polynesia
$4,138
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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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Woman snorkeling in clear water in Bora Bora
$6,003
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Gems of Polynesia

9 Day Itinerary
  • See the famous beaches in Tahiti
  • Engage in water activities
  • Learn about Polynesian culture
  • Taste local street food in Moorea
  • Learn about Moorea's culture
  • Swim in Bora Bora's emerald waters
Starts / Ends:
Tahiti / Tahiti
Activities:
Kayaking, Local Market Visits, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Why not enjoy an extraordinary 9-day journey and experience the Gems of Polynesia—Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora? Begin in Tahiti, where vibrant markets and black-sand beaches unfold cultural treasures. With this relaxing itinerary, you'll have time to independently explore the Museum of …
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Pacific marine turtle
$5,863
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Tahitian Getaway

9 Day Itinerary
  • See the famous beaches in Tahiti
  • Engage in water activities
  • Learn about Polynesian culture
  • Taste tropical fruits in Raiatea
  • Swim in Bora Bora's emerald waters
Starts / Ends:
Tahiti / Tahiti
Activities:
Kayaking, Local Market Visits, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Set out on an exciting 9-day leisure trip to Tahiti, where each moment reveals a new aspect of paradise. Start in Tahiti, where immaculate scenery highlights the island's inherent beauty. Explore white-sand beaches that stretch along turquoise waters, offering a perfect setting for relaxation …
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Island of Tahiti from above
$4,116
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Majestic Tahiti

4 Day Itinerary
  • See the famous beaches in Tahiti
  • Enjoy water activities
  • Learn about Polynesian culture
  • Taste local street food in Papeete
  • Learn the rich local culture
Starts / Ends:
Tahiti / Tahiti
Activities:
Kayaking, Local Market Visits, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Easy Active
On this 4-day French Polynesia adventure, discover how majestic Tahiti is and uncover diverse cultures and lush landscapes in the vibrant region. Travel across the breathtaking islands of the Society Archipelago. Explore the volcanic island during a 4WD vehicle expedition in the Papenoo Valley. …
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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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Women wearing traditional dress of the South Pacific.
$8,590
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Society Islands, Cook Islands, Tonga & Fiji

16 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Discover Motu Mahana beach
  • Tour Fiji's capital city, Suva
  • Experience unique Tongan culture
  • Snorkel one of the largest reefs
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Lautoka
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Follow in the wake of explorers on this comprehensive 15-day South Pacific cruise onboard Paul Gauguin. Discover the South Pacific’s most storied, beautiful, and culturally vibrant islands, towns, and cities.No matter what kind of experience you seek, there are treasures to discover at every …
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Coral grouper, diver, & school of fish
$8,400
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Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands

Lautoka - Tahiti - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Visit Lautoka, the Sugar City
  • Explore fascinating Suva
  • Enjoy Tongan culture and food
  • Discover dramatic Bora Bora
Starts / Ends:
Lautoka / Papeete
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 14-day Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands Cruise from Lautoka to Tahiti aboard Paul Gauguin,the trip unveils diverse cultures and lush landscapes in the vibrant region. Encounter Fiji's colonial charm, unwind on Bora Bora's immaculate beaches and explore Aitutaki's …
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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
$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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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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