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Take a trip back in time on one of these 21 South Pacific archaeology tours in 2023. Explore ruins, excavations, and archaeology digs near hot spots such as Papeete, Bora Bora, Taha'a, Easter Island, and Tahiti on a guided private or small group tour with an exceptional multi-lingual guide aided by historians and archaeologists. These 21 archaeology trips also afford plenty of opportunities to enjoy archaeological site visits, cruises, small ship cruises, village visits, and cultural. Simply tell one of our South Pacific travel experts about your ideal archaeology trip they will help you start planning a seamless adventure.
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Moai hillside on Easter Island
$2,388
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Rapa Nui Private Adventure

5 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the most important Moai sites
  • Wander Anakena Beach
  • View the quarry where Moai were cut
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Horseback Riding, Land Tours, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Easter Island's remote landscape, one of the most isolated places on the planet. A journey of exploration into the ancient traditions and history of an island that have been preserved in stone. Enjoy breathtaking scenery with ancient moai and an extraordinarily desolate landscape left …
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Paul Gauguin sits outside Bora Bora.
$5,320
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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:
Relaxed
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
$2,850
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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:
Relaxed
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 Easter Island
$1,079
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Classic Easter Island Group tour

5 Day Itinerary
  • See the superb Moai Stone Statues
  • Admire spectacular ancient ruins
  • Discover beautiful volcanoes
Starts / Ends:
Easter Island / Hotel Otai
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Land Tours
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Immerse yourself in the mystical culture, epic landscapes, and ocean views of legendary Easter Island. Visit the mysterious Moai statues, walk and drive around the island’s best natural and archeological sites, and learn more about this fascinating island! Head to the sunny central Pacific to …
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Explore the landscape of French Polynesia.
$6,900
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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:
Relaxed
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
$5,420
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Society Islands and 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:
Relaxed
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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Relax on the beaches of the South Pacific
$15,610
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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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$6,955
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Abrolhos Islands & the Coral Coast

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Discover Abrolhos Islands
  • Explore Shark Bay
  • Enjoy cultural sites
  • Visit Ningaloo Reef
Starts / Ends:
Fremantle / Broome
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 13-day expedition explores Western Australia’s wild and largely untouched coast, with its contrasting coastal palette of rich red sands and turquoise sea. With a fascinating maritime and Indigenous history – from the Malgana people of Shark Bay to the exploratory journeys of …
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Lagoon of Bora Bora, French Polynesia
$3,572
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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:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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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$6,630
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Abrolhos Islands & the Coral Coast

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Geographer
  • Discover Abrolhos Islands
  • Explore Shark Bay
  • Enjoy cultural sites
  • Visit Ningaloo Reef
Starts / Ends:
Fremantle / Broome
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 13-day expedition explores Western Australia’s wild and largely untouched coast, with its contrasting coastal palette of rich red sands and turquoise sea. With a fascinating maritime and Indigenous history – from the Malgana people of Shark Bay to the exploratory journeys of …
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Enjoy a tropical escape
$4,657
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Pitcairn & Gambier - in the Footsteps of the Bounty Mutineers

11 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Visit the Gambier Islands
  • Learn about Polynesian civilization
  • Visit the grave of John Adams
  • Explore archaeological sites
Starts / Ends:
Tahiti / Tahiti
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This unique South Pacific cruise travels south to Pitcairn Island, passing through the Gambier Islands. The Aranui 5 follows in the footsteps of the famed Bounty Mutineers, taking you to the region's most stunning and pristine islands via three Polynesian archipelagos. Visit a portion of …
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Sail the crystal waters of the South Pacific reef system
$4,388
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Austral Islands

12 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:
Relaxed
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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Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific
$4,237
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Pitcairn & Gambier - in the Footsteps of the Bounty Mutineers

11 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Visit the Gambier Islands
  • Learn about Polynesian civilization
  • Visit the grave of John Adams
  • Explore archaeological sites
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This unique South Pacific cruise travels south to Pitcairn Island, passing through the Gambier Islands. The Aranui 5 follows in the footsteps of the famed Bounty Mutineers, taking you to the region's most stunning and pristine islands via three Polynesian archipelagos. Visit a portion of …
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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:
Relaxed
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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Lake and mountains in Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand
$9,999
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New Zealand & Australia II

17 Day Itinerary aboard Seabourn Odyssey
  • Explore Tauranga's volcanic feature
  • Tour Dunedin's historic buildings
  • Cruise Fiordland National Park
  • Explore Milford Sound
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Sydney
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take a stroll through the glow-worm caves and under the ancient kauri trees. Enjoy geothermal hot springs and a white-knuckle jet boat ride through a spectacular river gorge. Explore picturesque arcades and alleys, observe Australian shepherds herding sheep, and shuck your own rock oysters. A trip …
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Visit beautiful Auckland
$8,299
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New Zealand Yacht Harbors

15 Day Itinerary aboard Seabourn Odyssey
  • Explore Tauranga's geysers
  • Tour Christchurch's stunning parks
  • See the urban city of Wellington
  • Experience Maori culture
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Sydney
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow in the footsteps of hobbits and orcs as you cruise along New Zealand's stunning South Island. Experience the city of two harbors in Auckland with its abundance of activities, from sailing to trekking. Hike through native woodland and along golden sand beaches, then leisurely cycle to a …
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Tahuata Marquesas
$7,390
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Islands Of The Marquesas & Tuamotus

15 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Discover Nuku Hiva's Hathieu Bay
  • Visit Hakahua
  • Enjoy Fakarava
  • Scuba in Bora Bora
Starts / Ends:
Tahiti / Tahiti
Activities:
Adventure Options, Archaeological Site Visits, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Paul Gauguin for a 15-day cruise through the islands farther away from any continental landmass. On your journey to the Marquesas, you'll visit five islands, including two isolated maiden calls in Hatiheu and Hakahau. They are well-known for their breathtaking scenery and …
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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:
Tahiti / Tahiti
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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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