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Discover South Pacific in January 2025 on one of these 21 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Auckland, Papeete, Lautoka, Taha'a, and Milford Sound during January 2025 as you enjoy cruises, wildlife viewing, small ship cruises, village visits, and beaches. Prices for trips in January 2025 range from $2,765 to $74,420 for a vacation of 5 to 28 days. Choose any of the below 21 itineraries in January 2025 and customize it when you contact one of Adventure Life's expert South Pacific trip planners.
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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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Mt. Cook
$8,570
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New Zealand Uncut: North & South Islands

Small Group Trek - 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 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 dramatic …
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Mt. Aspiring National Park
$5,483
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Southern Slice: Nelson to Queenstown

Small Group Trek - 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

Small Group Trek - 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 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 geothermal …
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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:
Relaxed
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:
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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Wineglass Bay in Tasmania
$5,240
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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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Cascading waterfall in the Milford Sound
$8,700
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Expedition to the heart of New Zealand

Auckland - Dunedin - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Explore Auckland
  • Discover Tauranga
  • Discover Marlborough Sounds
  • Experience Gisborne
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Dunedin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 12-day expedition cruise aboard Le Soléal and unveil the treasures of New Zealand, a land of diverse landscapes and natural wonders. Explore Rotorua's volcanic marvels, discover Gisborne's Maori culture and local history, and indulge in the beauty of Napier's Art Deco …
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A quiet morning near Dunedin
$8,212
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New Zealand's North and South Islands by Sea – with Smithsonian Journeys

Lyttelton - Auckland - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • Discover Fiordland Park
  • Marvel at fjords and cliffs
  • Witness diverse marine & bird life
  • Explore Maori culture in Napier
Starts / Ends:
Port of Lyttelton / Auckland
Activities:
Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 10-day cruise of New Zealand's North and South Islands by sea with Smithsonian Journeys aboard Le Jacques Cartier. Remote and rich in biodiversity, these islands boast unique flora and fauna shaped by centuries of isolation. Departing from Lyttleton, navigate to Dunedin to …
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Auckland, the City of Sails
$6,960
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The best of New Zealand

Auckland - Lyttelton - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • Explore Auckland
  • Experience Tauranga
  • Explore Gisborne
  • Discover Waiheke Island
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Port of Lyttelton
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore New Zealand on a 10-day cruise from the North Island to the South Island aboard Le Jacques-Cartier. Discover wild landscapes, charming cities, and ancient civilizations. Enjoy included excursions in each port, such as whale watching in Akaroa, Maori traditions in Napier, and volcanic …
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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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$3,750
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Unseen Fiordland and Stewart Island: Exploring New Zealand's Remote Backyard

6 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Explore Stewart Island
  • See different bird species
  • Discover Ulva Island.
  • Tour the stunning fiords
Starts / Ends:
Queenstown / Invercargill
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
The Heritage Adventurer is a one-of-a-kind adventure to a remote part of New Zealand's wilderness. Visit Fiordland's lonely ice-carved mountains, beautiful forests, and flowing fiords. In isolation, away from the crowds, cruise the quiet seas of Fiordland and Stewart Island in search of …
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An overland journey takes us into the highlands of Sulawesi to the remarkable Tana Toraja
$9,340
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In the Wake of the Makassans

Darwin - Makassar - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Geographer
  • Encounter funeral rituals
  • Gaze out Kelimutu National Park
  • Walk in tracks of Komodo Dragons
  • Hike to the summit of Padar Island
  • Explore Takabonarate Marine Park
Starts / Ends:
Darwin / Makassar
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
mbark on a 15-day cruise to Makassar, retracing the historic paths of the Makassan trepangers from the 16th century. Explore lesser-visited islands, witness Phinisi boat building in Tana Beru, and visit Lamalera's traditional whaling village. Encounter Komodo Dragons, dive into Takabonarate …
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Stone Statues in Bali
$8,750
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Crossing Oceania: Fiji To Bali

Lautoka - Benoa - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Explore Port Vila, Efate
  • Discover Alotau's beautiful beaches
  • Visit Komodo National Park
  • Enjoy an overnight in Bali
Starts / Ends:
Lautoka / Benoa
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on this 21-day cruise Crossing Oceania: Fiji to Bali from Lautoka to Benoa aboard Paul Gaugin. Start your travel in Lautoka, known as Sugar City. Stroll its palm-lined streets, experience traditional village life, or hike in Koroyanitu National Heritage Park. Next is Port Vila, located on …
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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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Stewart Island
$4,475
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Unseen Stewart Island: Pristine Wilderness and Wildlife Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Explorer
  • Discover Halfmoon Bay
  • Enjoy the historic views
  • Visit Norwegian whaling station
  • Explore Port Pegasus
Starts / Ends:
Invercargill / Invercargill
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience UnseenStewart Island/Rakiura and Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara on this 8-day adventure with Heritage Explorer, New Zealand's pioneering small ship expedition cruise ship. With only 25 kilometers of road, Stewart Island is best explored by sea, especially Ulva Island, where there are no …
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Breathtaking landscapes of Antarctica
$23,020
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Scott & Shackleton's Antarctica - Ross Sea Expedition

Dunedin - Dunedin - 22 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Spot incredible wildlife
  • Explore unique flora and fauna
  • Follow the paths of explorers
  • Marvel at pristine ice formations
Starts / Ends:
Dunedin / Dunedin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
An exciting voyage awaits those who dare to set foot in the rarely-visited Ross Sea and follow in the footsteps of legendary polar explorers. Set sail from Dunedin, New Zealand, and head south toward Antarctica to cruise the Ross Sea to learn about this interesting region, its history, and its …
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$3,150
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Undiscovered Dusky Sound: Cruising Remote Fiordland

Supper Cove Roundtrip - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Explorer
  • View scenic helicopter transfers
  • See Cooper, Long, & Indian Islands
  • Explore Fiordland's Dusky Sound
  • Spot wildlife and more
Starts / Ends:
Te Anau / Te Anau
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join Heritage Explorer on a 5-day cruise to discover the stunning Fiordland in New Zealand from Supper Cove and back. The adventure begins with a scenic helicopter flight between Te Anau and Supper Cove. Then cruise through Acheron Passage, Breaksea, and Dusky Sounds. One of the largest fiords in …
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