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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 and rejuvenation. As you move to Raiatea, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of cultural diversity. Uncover the island's heritage through visits to ancient marae, traditional ceremonies, and encounters with locals, providing a deep and authentic connection to Polynesian traditions. The journey continues to Bora Bora, the epitome of luxury and indulgence. Experience thrilling water activities, like options for snorkeling in crystal-clear lagoons, kayaking, or enjoying the lavish amenities of world-class resorts.
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Highlights
  • Discover Tahiti's turquoise beach, surrounded by natural wonder
  • Enjoy snorkeling and diving to see colorful corals and diverse marine life
  • Experience 4WD expedition in the Papenoo Valley
  • Visit the island of Raiatea and enjoy tropical delights
  • Take a dip in the tortoise water lagoons in Bora Bora
Places Visited
  • South Pacific
  • Tahiti
  • Bora Bora
  • French Polynesia
  • Oceania
  • Papeno'o
  • Polynesia
  • Raiatea
  • Society Islands
  • Taha'a
Activity Level: Easy Active
Moderately active but not overly strenuous. This level includes activities like casual cycling, yoga, or excursions/activities that typically last 3-5 hours total each day.
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Day 1: Arrive in Faa'a, Tahiti

Welcome to Tahiti, where paradise awaits you! As you arrive at Faa'a International Airport, a dedicated and friendly representative will be there to extend a warm Tahitian greeting.

Once you arrive at your luxurious bungalow, explore the resort at your own pace, taking in the vibrant colors of tropical flora and the soothing sounds of the Pacific.

Discover the lush beauty of Tahiti, where you will find a haven where comfort and tranquility converge. Take a moment to enjoy the breathtaking views surrounding your new vacation home and inhale the fragrant tropical air.

Day 2: Papeno'o Valley | Tahiti Island Activities - 4WD Tour

After a delicious breakfast at the resort, be ready for a guided island tour to explore the natural wonders of Tahiti. Experience an introduction to the heart of the island of Tahiti in a comfortable 4WD vehicle. Your guide of the day shares information about the flora of the island and the use of plants in medicinal traditions, talks about the valley's flora and fauna, teaches about the island's geological history, and tells the stories and legends of long-age Tahitian chiefdoms. During the exploration, stop at natural pools and rivers for swimming. Eventually, the tour ends at the legendary "Lake Vaihiria," home to the sacred eel that brought the coconut tree to life. The breathtaking viewpoints are only going to make this experience vivid and colorful. This itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions.

On this day, the departure time is 8:30 in the morning, and there is a roundtrip transfer from the hotel to Papeno'o Valley. The approximate length of the excursion is 4 hours for the half-day and 8 hours for the full-day tour, with a minimum of 2 guests for shared and private tours. The return time is 2:00 in the afternoon for the half-day tour and 6:00 PM for the full-day tour.

Day 3: Fly to Raiatea

Start your day with a delicious American breakfast at the resort, sampling tropical fruits and Tahitian pastries. Take some time to independently explore the lively Papeete Market, experience the local way of life, and purchase some unique souvenirs. To discover more about Polynesia's rich history and customs, visit the Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands. Relax on the sand beaches and spend time at your private beach that offers snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle boarding before flying to Raiatea.

Upon arrival at the Raiatea Airport, a friendly representative will assist you and transfer you to your beautiful resort by boat. Set on beautiful Motu Tautau, a private islet looking onto the lush shores of Taha'a on one side and the majestic silhouette of Bora Bora on the other, this intimate resort offers 58 remarkable suites and villas inspired by timeless traditional Polynesian architecture and style. Le Taha'a is a 5-star resort part of the Relais & Chateaux properties, which embrace the exclusive network's philosophy of sophistication and authenticity in harmony with its preserved environment, people, and local culture.

Day 4: Taha'a | Raiatea Island Activities - 4x4 Safari Adventure & Coral Garden Snorkeling

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
After breakfast, prepare for an exciting full-day 4x4 safari adventure exploring the stunning Taha'a lagoons with the company of an enthusiastic guide. Start your tour in a 4x4 vehicle to visit the Pari Pari rum distillery in Tapuamu. Then, stop at the belvedere between the districts of Haamene and Tiva. You then head to the vanilla farm to learn more about growing this plant. You will also have the opportunity to taste tropical fruits and fresh homemade juice before leaving. The rest of the excursion will take you to discover different botanical stopping points of useful and important plants in the life of Polynesians. You will be entitled to a stop for the presentation of the "coco show.". The last stop will be at the pearl farm, where you will receive complete explanations of the production of the pearl until its commercialization.

Experience a local lunch with raw fish in coconut milk, korori carpaccio (muscle of the pearl oyster), hot cold tuna, baked chicken, sweet potato gratin, plantain (fei), and rice. To drink, enjoy water, lemonade or beer. 

After lunch, set out by boat for an excursion on Taha'a lagoon, heading towards the coral garden, where you can let the ocean waves carry you away to see the corals and marine life as they are in their natural habitat.

On this day, the approximate departure time is 8:50 in the morning, and there is a roundtrip transfer from your beach resort. The approximate length of the excursion is 7 hours for a full-day tour, with a minimum of 4 guests for shared tours. If you wish to request a private experience, please inquire with your Adventure Life Trip Planner.

Day 5: Free Day: Raiatea Island Activities

Start your day with a delicious American breakfast at the resort, and take the time to independently explore the island and discover its cultural and natural wonders. Wander through the local markets, such as Uturoa Market, to experience Raiatea's vibrant culture. Engage with locals, sample fresh produce, and shop for handmade crafts. Rent equipment and explore Raiatea's calm lagoons at your own pace. Paddle around the island's coastline and enjoy the stunning scenery. Join a scuba diving excursion to discover Raiatea's underwater treasures, including vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life.

Whether you like to explore Raiatea independently or go on guided tours, the island promises a unique blend of cultural immersion, natural beauty, and adventure. Customize your itinerary to suit your interests and preferences, ensuring a memorable experience in this Polynesian paradise.

Day 6: Fly to Bora Bora

After breakfast, you can relax at the resort or indulge in a spa day to rejuvenate before your flight to Bora Bora.

Upon arrival at Bora Bora Airport, a friendly representative will assist you and transfer you to your beautiful resort. Enjoy a relaxing day at the resort in your overwater bungalow, taking in the stunning views of the turquoise lagoon.

Poised on Motu Tevairoa, only a ten-minute boat ride from the airport and fifteen minutes across the lagoon from the village of Vaitape, Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts combines heavenly location and proximity to the mainland. The resort boasts authentic Polynesian style and architecture and offers some of the most traditionally designed rooms in Bora Bora. The 108 rooms and villas are nestled in a beautiful tropical garden, on the beach, or suspended above the dazzling lagoon.

Day 7: Bora Bora Island Activities - Polynesian Day

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Bora Bora is an ancient volcano on one of the world’s most beautiful lagoons. It offers infinite shades of blue, from the most translucent to the deepest. Shaded by coconut trees and surrounded by an emerald and fishy lagoon, the Motu (islets) of white sand beaches. The harmony of the decor is perfect. Take a motorized Polynesian cruise around the lagoon and explore open aquariums filled with a diverse range of fish. Your guide will take you to the best location for snorkeling. You will also be taken closer to the reef in shallow waters to observe and swim with the eagle rays.

One of the highlights of this experience is undoubtedly going beyond the reef, where you will be greeted by larger fish, lemon sharks, and sea turtles. During the full-day experience, the tour is extended on one of the dreamy private islands for a tasty lunch, feet in the water. The rest of the day will go as you please: walks on the beach, snorkeling, shell picking, crafts, etc. This “Polynesian Day” experience is highly recommended!

​On this day, the departure time is 9:00 in the morning, and there is a roundtrip transfer from your beach resort. The approximate length of the excursion is 6 hours, with a minimum of 2 guests for shared tours and a maximum of 12 guests for shared and private tours. A shorter day (4 hours) may be requested. 

Day 8: Free Day: Bora Bora Island Activities

After your leisurely breakfast, enjoy a relaxing morning at the resort, taking in the stunning views of the turquoise water of Bora Bora. In your free time, you can take a boat tour around the island and engage in water activities such as paddleboarding or kayaking in the crystal-clear waters.
 

Day 9: Fly to Tahiti | Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Spend your last morning in Bora Bora at leisure, perhaps enjoying a spa treatment or a quiet beach walk. Take a final dip in the lagoon or lounge on the beach before checking out. Catch a flight back to Tahiti or your next destination, bidding farewell to the paradise of Bora Bora.
 

Accommodations

InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa

Le Taha'a by Pearl Resorts

Le Taha'a by Pearl Resorts
Le Taha'a by Pearl Resorts
Overwater bungalow

Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts

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Kindly be aware that the range of resort activities provided may differ among hotels and may not all be covered in the tour price. The itinerary will include a stay in an overwater bungalow in Moorea. Please consult your Trip Planner about the option to upgrade in Bora Bora and Tahiti and to know which activities are complimentary.

Rates may vary based on current exchange rate.

Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches
  • 8 Nights Accommodations
  • 6 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Domestic Flights
  • English speaking guides
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Fasttrack upon international arrival with luggage porter
  • Private Meet and Greet upon international arrival
  • Private transfers on the islands of Tahiti
  • Daily American Breakfast
  • Shared Excursion: Polynesian day on the Lagoon in Bora Bora (Full-day with lunch)
  • Boat Transfers in Taha'a and Bora Bora
  • Shared Excursion: 4x4 Expedition in Papenoo Valley
  • Shared Excursion: 4x4 Safari and Coral Garden Snorkeling (Full-day)
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • City Tax

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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