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Immerse yourself in the enchanting realms of the South Pacific on our 92 distinctive tours and cruises scheduled for 2025. The South Pacific is a tapestry of azure waters, volcanic landscapes, and cultures as rich as the biodiversity that thrives within its islands. From the firewalking rituals of Fiji to the majestic volcanoes of Vanuatu, each journey promises an intimate connection with the region's natural wonders and ancient traditions. Over the course of 5 to 28 days, you will have the opportunity to snorkel in crystalline waters, witness the grandeur of marine sanctuaries, and engage with local communities through village visits. With a starting point of $2,595, these expeditions offer a kaleidoscope of experiences, including kayaking, wildlife viewing, and exploring the untouched beauty of Tasmania's rugged coastlines. To weave these unforgettable experiences into your own travel memories, contact one of Adventure Life's South Pacific specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Mt. Cook
$8,570
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New Zealand Uncut: North & South Islands

New Zealand Small Group Tour - 15 Day Itinerary
  • See the Waitomo glow worm caves
  • Learn about Māori culture
  • Hike Tongariro National Park
  • Experience the Abel Tasman Coast
  • See coastal limestone canyons
  • Hike Aoraki /Mt. Cook
  • See stunning view of Fiordland NP
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Queenstown
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Moderate
Set out on a 15-day small group hiking adventure across New Zealand, from the geothermal wonders of Rotorua to the diverse and rich terrain of the adventure capital, Queenstown. Start your adventure in the stunning Waitomo glow worm caves, leading you to the geothermal wonders of Rotorua. Next, the …
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Mt. Aspiring National Park
$5,483
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Southern Slice: Nelson to Queenstown

New Zealand Small Group Tour - 10 Day Itinerary
  • Experience the Abel Tasman Coast
  • Explore limestone canyons
  • Hike the Aoraki/Mount Cook
  • Float in a terminal glacier lake
  • See stunning views of Fiordland NP
Starts / Ends:
Nelson / Queenstown
Activities:
Hiking, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Moderate
Set out on a 10-day small group hiking adventure exploring the diverse landscapes of New Zealand's South Island, from the views of Tasman Bay and Nelson City to the unique and rich terrain of the adventure capital, Queenstown. Start your adventure by exploring the lively towns of Nelson and …
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Mt. Tongariro, Mt. Ngauruhoe, and Mt. Ruapehu
$2,764
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Northern Portion: Auckland to Wellington

New Zealand Small Group Tour - 5 Day Itinerary
  • See the Waitomo glow worm caves
  • Learn about Māori culture
  • Hike the Tongariro National Park
  • Learn about New Zealand history
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Wellington
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Discover the Northern Island of New Zealand on a 5-day small group hiking adventure. From the geothermal wonders of Rotorua, explore the lakeside town of Taupo and hike the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Start your adventure in the majestic Waitomo glow worm caves, which will lead you to the …
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Relax on the beaches of the South Pacific
$4,220
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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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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
$8,590
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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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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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Nightcliff Jetty, Darwin, Australia
$7,000
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Crossing Melanesia: Australia To Fiji

17 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Explore coral reefs of Milne Bay
  • See WWII historical sites in Alotau
  • Swim in the waters of Espiritu Sant
  • Discover Vanuatu's beaches
Starts / Ends:
Darwin / Lautoka
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 17-day cruise Crossing Melanesia from Australia to Fiji. Explore the remote island nations of Melanesia, from the lush landscapes of Australia's Northern Territory to the tribal traditions of Papua New Guinea and the historical importance of Guadalcanal during WWII. Delight in two …
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Lagoon of Bora Bora, French Polynesia
$2,890
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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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Waterfall in the Australian outback
$9,295
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Cape York & Arnhem Land

Cairns - Darwin - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Experience the unique Arnhem Land
  • Explore the Cobourg Peninsula
  • Witness the Tiwi people's culture
  • Snorkel across Lizard Island
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Darwin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This magnificent 12-day voyage takes you across the top of Northern Australia and experience cultures unchanged for centuries, world-renowned Indigenous art centres, and some of the continent’s most remote islands. Visit remote Bathurst and Melville Islands and learn of traditional Tiwi …
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Wineglass Bay in Tasmania
$5,490
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Coastal Wilds of Tasmania

11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Hike to Wineglass Bay
  • Learn about Maria Island’s history
  • Visit Port Arthur
  • Admire the Tasman Peninsula
  • Observe unique wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Hobart / Hobart
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Australia’s island state poised at the edge of the world where the Southern, Indian and Pacific Oceans collide. Tasmania’s pristine World Heritage wilderness and national parks teem with native wildlife, where rugged mountain ranges meet the sea with soaring coastal cliffs and …
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Enjoy a tropical escape
$4,450
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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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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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$15,250
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Birding Down Under: Subantarctic and Chatham Islands

17 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Visit the best islands for birding
  • See the Albatross Latitudes
  • Marvel at diverse seabird colonies
  • Learn about nature and history
Starts / Ends:
Queenstown / Queenstown
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Snares, Bounty, Antipodes, Auckland, Campbell, Macquarie, and the Chatham Islands are only a few of the names. They are a delight to 'Birders.' Except for the Chathams, these islands are probably more isolated than they were when they were discovered in the late 1700s and early 1800s and …
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A sea fan in the clear waters of Fiji
$14,060
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Rites and Relics: Fiji Firewalking, Vanuatu Volcanoes, and Beyond

Solomon Islands - Fiji - 15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Explore wonders of Solomon Island
  • Discover wonders of Vanuatu
  • Visit mysterious Ambrym
  • Explore wonders of Fiji
Starts / Ends:
Brisbane / Lautoka
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 15-day cruise aboardthe National Geographic Orion from the heart of Melanesia to the western boundary of Polynesia, spanning from the Solomon Islands to Fiji. Experience heartfelt hospitality in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, where travelers are greeted with traditional dances upon …
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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:
Variable
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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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:
Variable
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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Nightcliff Jetty, Darwin, Australia
$8,870
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The Kimberley

11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Experience the tidal phenomenon
  • Visit Lacepede Island Nature Reserv
  • Witness Montgomery Reef
  • Marvel at the King George Falls
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
The Coral Adventurer hosts this 11-day the wonders of Kimberley voyage.View the mysterious Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) and Wandjina rock art and learn about theancient cultures of the Indigenous people.See crocodiles, humpback whales, rock wallabies, sea turtles, and birdlife as you cruise along the …
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