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Explore the captivating Marquesas Islands on our array of cultural tours that offer a window into the ancient Polynesian world, available for 3 trips for 2024. Delve into Polynesian history, snorkel in crystal-clear waters, and witness a Marine Mammal Sanctuary. Spot incredible marine life, from 16-foot manta rays to colorful butterflyfish, as you cruise on small ships through this untouched paradise. Wander through villages, embark on archaeological site visits, and taste the unique Marquesan cuisine. With activities like whale watching, snorkeling, and village visits, these tours are perfect for a relaxed adventure in stunning surroundings. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and natural beauty of the Marquesas Islands, where time seems to have stood still. Contact one of Adventure Life's specialists to plan your unforgettable South Pacific cultural journey.
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An amazing sunset over Bora Bora

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
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Papeete / Papeete
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Whale Watching
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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
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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
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Tahiti / Tahiti
Archaeological Site Visits, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
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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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Explore the landscape of French Polynesia.

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
Archaeological Site Visits, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
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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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