SOCIETY ISLANDS & TAHITI ITI

Tahiti Iti

Big discoveries await you in “Little Tahiti” (Tahiti Iti), the smaller of the two landmasses that comprise the island of Tahiti. No other cruise line offers you the opportunity to explore this region of wild coastline, ancient petroglyphs and marae (temples), and pockets of authentic Polynesian culture. But because The Gauguin is owned by French Polynesia’s leading luxury hotel and cruise operator, we are the experts to the region, with resources no one else can match. Come sail the waters of French Polynesia that are our ship’s home, and let us give you an unparalleled, comprehensive view of the real Tahiti. This brand-new itinerary also features Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, and our own private paradise off the coast of Taha’a.

 

SOCIETY ISLANDS & TAHITI ITI

DATES:
2018:  JUNE 30; AUGUST 25; OCTOBER 6; NOVEMBER 3
DURATION: 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS
EMBARK: PAPEETE, TAHITI
DISEMBARK: PAPEETE, TAHITI
SHIP: PAUL GAUGUIN
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HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Explore Tahiti Iti with the experts who know its attractions and its people better than anyone else.
  • Spend a relaxing day on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet, complete with white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, a barbecue lunch, drinks served in coconuts, and a floating lagoon bar.
  • Explore Bora Bora your way—visit our exclusive white-sand beach with volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking or paddleboarding, or opt for an optional four-wheel-drive safari, aquabike excursion, or glass bottom boat ride.

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
The islands of Polynesia are a gorgeous collection of volcanic atolls strewn across the grand Pacific Ocean, and the island of Tahiti is the largest of all 118. Explore the dynamic dining, nightlife, and shopping in the capital city of Papeete before embarking on The Gauguin.

Day 2 – Huahine, Society Islands

HUAHINE


Known as “The Garden Island,” Huahine’s lush rainforests and dramatic terrain surround sacred sites and legendary landmarks that are among the est-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. If Huahine’s expansive lagoon is calling your name, enjoy a SCUBA diving excursion or picnic on the beach.

Day 3 – Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society IslandsEmbark on your choice of exciting shore excursions today, or spend your whole day relaxing on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, or simply lounge on the beach with a chilled beverage from our floating bar. Les Gauguines will also be on hand to provide musical entertainment and demonstrate traditional Polynesian crafts. A delicious barbecue lunch is provided.

Day 4 & 5 – Bora Bora
A bucket list destination for many, stunning Bora Bora welcomes you to explore lush peaks, white-sand beaches, colorful coral reefs, and romantic lagoons. Experience the natural beauty of the island with an optional snorkeling excursion, sunset jetboat ride, or a helicopter tour that flies you over Bora Bora’s iconic Mount Otemanu. You can also spend time at our private beach which offers volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding.

MOOREA

Day 6 – Moorea, Society Islands
Vibrant colors abound on Moorea, in everything from fresh fruits and flowers to multi-hued lagoons, and from spectacular mountain peaks to palm-fringed beaches. Shop for local handicrafts, embark on an optional dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist, and sample the local pineapples, said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia.

Day 7 – Vairao, Tahiti Iti
Pay a rare visit to “Little Tahiti” (Tahiti Iti) on today’s full-day call on the port city of Vairao. Those wanting to experience authentic Tahitian culture might visit one of the traditional Polynesian villages that dot the region. Venture to Fenua Aihere to explore caves, petroglyphs, and marae (temples). Or bask on La Plage de Maui (Maui Beach), considered by many to be the best white-sand beach on the entire island.

Day 8 – Disembark in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
Tahiti’s capital city of Papeete welcomes you back with emerald hillsides, sapphire waters, and warm breezes. If you’re not ready for your South Pacific vacation to end, spend a few days here experiencing resorts, spas, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping.

 

 

PAUL GAUGUIN

PROGRAM INCLUSIONS

Complete program of tours and excursions
Private musical performances at exclusive venues and aboard ship
Entertainment provided by Les Gauguines, the Gauguin’s own troupe of Polynesian entertainers
All meals aboard ship including: early riser’s coffee & pastry, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner
All beverages including select beer, wine and spirits
Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying study leaders
Watersports including complimentary kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding (selection may differ from port to port)
Complete pre-departure materials
Baggage handling and transfers abroad on the designated program arrival and departure dates
Port and embarkation taxes
Gratuities to guides and drivers
Gratuities to porters, guides and drivers
All onboard gratuities included for room stewards and dining staff

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare (except with select offers); transfers; luggage and trip cancellation insurance; meals, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages other than those specified above; personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, faxes, and Internet service.
Prices are per person, double occupancy, and include 50% off standard cruise fares. Single supplement pricing is available upon request. Economy Class airfare from Los Angeles is included; air add-ons from home city are available on request. Air credit for non-use of this promotion is $1,550. Port, security, and handling fees of $195 per person are additional. Pricing for the third guest in the same stateroom is as follows: 17 years old and under, FREE; 18 years of age and older, $125 per night. Third guest is cruise-only; air and taxes are additional.
Offers are capacity controlled, for a limited time, and subject to change.
Cruise fares, airfares, and fuel surcharges are subject to change.

Rates are date specific starting at $5595 per person, call for current rates & promotions

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