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Idyllic Tahiti and Society Islands
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Tour Dates January 16th - 27th, 2018 (12 days)
Included meals 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
Tour Host(s) Rostad Tours or Tour Host
Pricing from $7,695 CAD
Immerse yourself in spectacular beauty above and below the waves! Cruise the Society Islands & Tuamotus on a 10-night sailing aboard the award winning m/s Paul Gauguin, one of the top 'small ship cruise lines'. Visit the Society Islands - legendary Tahiti, Bora Bora, Taha'a, Moorea, as well as Huahine with its stunning crystalline lagoon. Rangiroa is home to the second largest lagoon in the world and is renowned for fantastic diving. The Tuamotu Archipelago comprises very low-lying atolls where the chain's many islets rise no more than ten feet above sea level. Enjoy luxurious sailing with deluxe amenities, gracious staff, a welcoming ambiance and gourmet cuisine.
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Itinerary

Day 1 - Los Angeles to Papeete

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Today we begin our exciting journey to French Polynesia as we board the flight in Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui and wing our way to Papeete Tahiti in the Society Islands!

Day 2 - Papeete Tahiti - Embark ship

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Balcony viewStrewn lazily across the Pacific Ocean and known as French Polynesia are a gorgeous collection of volcanic islands and atolls. The island of Tahiti proper is the largest of the 118 islands and atolls. Papeete, the modern capital of Tahiti and her islands, contains government offices, hospitals, banks, and many other services dedicated to serving the islands, and those of us who come for a life-enriching experience. This afternoon we board the ship, m/s Paul Gauguin, and have time to settle into the stateroom before dinner onboard. We will set sail tonight.

Meals: Dinner

Day 3 - Huahine

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Huahine snorkelThe first port of call is Huahine, known as “The Garden Island” for its lush rainforests and dramatic terrain. While here, we can cruise the expansive lagoon, explore the island's culture, or picnic on the beach.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Bora Bora

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Overwater bungalowsPulitzer Prize-winning author James Michener called Bora Bora “the most beautiful island in the world.” Dominated by towering Mount Otemanu and surrounded by a lagoon protected by low-lying coral reefs, this is indeed a spectacular destination. We have two full days to discover this quintessential Pacific paradise. Perhaps explore its exquisite lagoon on a snorkeling tour or underwater walk, enjoy a bird’s-eye view on an optional helicopter tour, or thrill to a sunset tour by jetboat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Bora Bora

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

BoraBora snorkelEnjoy another full day to revel in the delights of Bora Bora. Embark on an off-road safari that offers breathtaking island views. Glide over crystalline waters on a glass-bottom boat to see the island’s famous marine life without getting wet. On the private beach of a nearby motu spend a few hours swimming, basking on the beach or snorkeling in the exquisite waters.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Rangiroa Tuamotus

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Pearl FarmRangiroa is the largest atoll of the Tuamotu Archipelago, which comprises 78 coral atolls scattered over several hundred miles of the eastern Pacific Ocean. Life on these remote atolls is simple, quiet, and peaceful. In the small villages, discover the true flavour of the Tuamotu. The interior lagoons are a haven for black pearl farms, fish breeding farms, snorkeling, and diving.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Fakarava Tuamotus

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Motu water sceneKnown in the days before modern navigation as the “Dangerous Archipelago” because of its shallow passages, Fakarava's diverse ecosystem has earned the designation of a UNESCO-Classified Nature Reserve. Experienced divers can descend into a world of cauliflower coral, gray sharks, and thousands of fish schools. If you prefer to stay on land, explore the island's charming villages, ancient temples, and 19th-century coral church.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - At Sea

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Island sceneA relaxing day at sea to do as we wish. Relish the casual, leisurely, and graceful ambiance of our floating oasis. Perhaps take in a lecture by one of the onboard special guest lecturers.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Taha'a (Motu Mahana)

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Taha'a motuMotu Mahana is an islet adjacent to Taha'a and Paul Gaugin's very own South Seas paradise, featuring white-sand beaches with swaying palms, crystal-clear waters, and gentle breezes. As an exclusive event we spend a full day on this idyllic island doing exactly as we please - relax in the shade of a palm tree, engage in a game of volleyball, snorkel in the motu's turquoise lagoon and enjoy a delicious al fresco barbecue lunch with Polynesian entertainment.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Moorea Society Islands

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Catamaran excursionCovered in an abundance of fresh fruits and flowers, spectacular mountain peaks, peaceful multi-hued lagoons, and palm-fringed beaches, Moorea features a magnificent beauty that is unsurpassed. White-sand beaches lapped by the translucent shimmering lagoon water, shaded by palm, coconut, and ironwood groves that stretch for miles. During the visit we might choose to shop for local handicrafts, or embark on an optional dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 - Moorea - Papeete Tahiti

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Moorea pearlsPerhaps today simply relax and revel in the island's natural splendour. Late this afternoon, the ship casts off for Tahiti's capital, for a final overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 - Disembark Papeete - Los Angeles

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Bon Voyage toastAfter disembarking from the ship we will be transferred to the airport for our flight to Los Angeles. We will leave with fond memories of the exotic places we have seen and the new friends we have made.

Meals: Breakfast

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Cruise Information

Line
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Ship Name
Paul Gauguin Cruises
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Special Inclusions

  • Onboard guest lecturers

Prices per person (CAD)

Category F$7,695
Category E$7,995
Category D$9,295
Category C$9,595
Category B$11,195
Category A$12,995
Single supplementCall

Deposit

Deposit is 20% of cruise fare, refundable until final payment except for cruise line administration fee of $135.

Included

  • Roundtrip economy class airfare from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui
  • Roundtrip airport/pier transfers in Papeete
  • Accommodation in choice of stateroom
  • All shipboard meals, in choice of venues
  • Complimentary room service
  • Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship
  • In-room refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water
  • All shipboard entertainment and onboard expert presentations
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff
  • Use of secluded, white-sand beach in Bora Bora
  • Watersports, including complimentary kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boarding from ship marina or destination beaches
  • A day on private islet, Motu Mahana

Not included

  • Any increase to fuel surcharges, taxes & fees
  • Insurance
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Any airline luggage fees
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Spa Treatments
  • Scuba
  • Airfare to/from Los Angeles
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