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Experience the enchanting beauty and rich culture of the South Pacific Polynesia on an Adventure Life cruise. With 21 small ship cruises available for 2024, immerse yourself in the turquoise waters of Bora Bora, Taha'a, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, and more. From snorkeling around colorful reefs to observing unique wildlife, each moment offers a glimpse into the wonders of these breathtaking islands. Engage in archaeological site visits, spa relaxation, and wildlife viewing surrounded by the natural splendor that has inspired artists for generations. Prices start at $2,750 to $35,646, making it the perfect time to embark on your South Pacific adventure. Contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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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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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
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
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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Lagoon of Bora Bora, French Polynesia
$2,750
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Tahiti & Islands of French Polynesia

Roundtrip Pape'ete - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Panorama II
  • Explore Moorea
  • Discover Taha’a
  • Enjoy Papeete
  • Experience Raiatea
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day cruise aboard the Panorama II and explore the beauty of French Polynesia's islands. Tahiti and Bora Bora are stunningly beautiful, with clean beaches and a romantic atmosphere. These peaceful places are perfect for intimate moments, with their green landscapes and lovely …
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Enjoy a tropical escape
$4,090
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Tahiti, the Society & Tuamotu Islands

Roundtrip Pape'ete - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Panorama II
  • Explore Mo'orea
  • Discover Makatea island
  • Experience Rangiroa
  • Enjoy Tikehau
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on the Panorama II in Papeete, Tahiti, for an unforgettable 11-day cruise through French Polynesia. Each day offers a new adventure, from the magical island of Mo'orea to the unique landscapes of Makatea and Rangiroa. Explore Tikehau's pink sand beaches and vibrant marine life, …
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Lagoon of Bora Bora, French Polynesia
$9,800
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Pearls of the Pacific: Exploring the Society and Tuamotu Islands

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Swim on Makatea
  • Learn Polynesian history
  • Visit Anaa's small island
  • See Mount Otemanu landscape
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From snorkeling with sea turtles and sharks to swimming into a hidden grotto and dining on a privatemotu, this South Pacific expedition is an adventure in paradise. Begin with bucket-list underwater explorations in the Tuamotu Archipelago and Fakarava, whose flora and fauna are so diverse that its …
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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
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
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
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
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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Lagoon of Bora Bora, French Polynesia
$6,060
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Wild Polynesian Escape: Tahiti to Bora Bora

6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • See Bora Bora's iconic landscapes
  • Dive in crystalline waters
  • Swim into Makatea
  • Discover Polynesian history
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Bora Bora
Activities:
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Between the storied islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora lies the coveteddiving destination ofRangiroa, the steep volcanic cliffs and remarkable grottoes of Makatea, and the ancient Polynesian cultural site ofMarae Taputapuateaon Ra'iatea.On a six-day expedition to one of the last places on Earth to …
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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