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Embark on a voyage through time with our 15 Polynesian tours, featuring enriching archaeological site visits for 2024. The South Pacific is not just a haven of natural beauty but also a tapestry of ancient cultures waiting to be explored. From the mysterious moai statues that guard the Cook Islands to the storied remnants of Polynesian civilization in Tahiti, each tour offers an intimate glimpse into the past amidst breathtaking landscapes. Over 8 to 15 days, you'll traverse islands where traditional ways live on and history resonates in every stone and story told by village elders. Prices begin at $2,990, inviting you to delve into these island sanctuaries where myth and reality converge magnificently. To uncover these timeless treasures with Adventure Life's small ship cruises, contact one of our specialists.
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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
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Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Wildlife Viewing
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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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Enjoy a tropical escape
$4,390
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Tahiti & the Pearls of French Polynesia

Roundtrip Pape'ete - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Panorama II
  • Explore Moorea
  • Discover Makatea
  • Experience Rangiroa
  • Explore Tikehau
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Papeete / Papeete
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Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
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Variable
Embark on a 12-day cruise aboard the Panorama II. Begin your journey in Papeete, Tahiti, embraced by the traditional greeting of "Maeva." Sail to the enchanting island of Moorea for snorkeling, cultural tours, and a sailing excursion to Makatea's unique coral landscape. Explore the …
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Enjoy a tropical escape
$4,190
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Tahiti & Islands of French Polynesia

Roundtrip Pape'ete - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Panorama II
  • Explore Moorea
  • Discover Taha'a
  • Experience Bora Bora
  • Discover Huahine
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Papeete / Papeete
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Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
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Variable
Embark on a 12-day cruise aboard the Panorama II from Papeete, Tahiti, to Moorea's azure waters for snorkeling and a captivating island tour. Huahine's tropical paradise beckons with a Private Motu Picnic and snorkeling adventure. Delve into Bora Bora's allure with a scenic journey …
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Enjoy a tropical escape
$3,890
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Tahiti & Islands of French Polynesia

Roundtrip Pape'ete - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Panorama II
  • Explore Moorea
  • Discover Taha'a
  • Experience Bora Bora
  • Discover Huahine
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Papeete / Papeete
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Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day cruise aboard the Panorama II, starting in Papeete, Tahiti. Explore the captivating islands of Moorea, Huahine, and Bora Bora, each offering unique experiences from snorkeling in sapphire waters to immersing in Tahitian culture. Indulge in a private motu picnic in Huahine and …
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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
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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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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
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Papeete / Papeete
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Archaeological Site Visits, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
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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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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
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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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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
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Papeete / Papeete
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Adventure Options, Archaeological Site Visits, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
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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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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
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Tahiti / Tahiti
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
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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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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
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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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Coral grouper, diver, & school of fish
$16,570
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Fiji and Tahiti Adventure: Vibrant Reefs and Cultural History

Fiji - Tahiti - 15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Explore Tahiti and Fiji
  • Explore wildlife
  • Underwater adventures
  • Experience culture and communities
  • Explore South Pacific's reefs
Starts / Ends:
Lautoka / Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 15-day Fiji and Tahiti Adventure: Vibrant Reefs and Cultural History cruise from Fiji to Tahiti aboard National Geographic Orion, set sail from Tahiti's lush volcanic landscape to explore the sparkling white shores of Fiji. Along the way, uncover fascinating geology and an abundance of …
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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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