Tahiti & French Polynesia under Sail

Tahiti & French Polynesia under Sail

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Round-trip air is included from Los Angeles!

Explore the paradisal islands, atolls and motus of French Polynesia on this uniquely designed nine‑night voyage. Sail for seven nights aboard the Five‑Star, 74-stateroom Wind Spirit and enjoy unmatched small-ship sailing. This itinerary includes Five-Star accommodations for two nights (air schedule permitting) in the InterContinental Tahiti Resort and Spa in Pape’ete, round-trip air from Los Angeles,† all onboard gratuities, complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages throughout the cruise, complimentary watersports and an exclusive excursion on each island.

Pricing from
$5,995
Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
Departure Dates
Feb 28, 2023 - Mar 10, 2023

EXTENSIONS

Hilton Mo’orea Lagoon Resort & Spa

Extend your sojourn in French Polynesia for two nights and stay in the deluxe Hilton Mo’orea Lagoon Resort & Spa. Enjoy magnificent sunrises and sunsets from your spacious beachfront or overwater bungalow (choose from two categories). Observe abundant, colorful marine life on a reef excursion, experience the exotic fusion of fresh local seafood inflected with French Polynesian flavors and enjoy the hotel’s overwater ToateaBar, magnificent views, turquoise lagoons and wide array of watersports. This option includes accommodations, breakfast daily and round-trip ferry between Tahiti and Mo’orea.

AIRFARE

Round-trip air is included from Los Angeles!

BEFORE YOU GO FAQs/HEALTH

Click here for answers to commonly asked questions pertaining to our travel programs. If you need further information, please contact National Trust Tours at 888.484.8785 or Gohagan Travel at 800.922.3088.

The safety and well-being of our travelers remains our highest priority. Cruise lines and some other providers of services (as well as, potentially, some countries) require all passengers traveling on our programs to present confirmation of a full COVID-19 vaccination, and, as well, passengers may have to produce evidence of a recent negative COVID test. All our staff are committed to adhering to all health and safety protocols from the start of your trip to the end as directed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overseas health officials as well as those protocols mandated by your cruise company (if applicable) and other suppliers of services. Detailed protocol information tailored to your travel program will be mailed to you along with additional pre-departure information.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE!
No cancellation fees for new bookings until 96 days prior to trip departure.

TOUR MAP

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ITINERARY

  • days 1-2

    Depart the U.S./ Arrive Pape’ete, Tahiti, Society Islands

    Check into the five‑star InterContinental Tahiti and enjoy time at leisure. You may opt to explore Pape’ete on your own. Attend a welcome reception at the hotel this evening.

  • day 3

    Pape’ete/Embark Wind Spirit

    Tour Tahiti’s scenic West Coast and visit the Mara’a Grotto with its freshwater pools and small caves. Walk through the sacred ’Arahurahu site and the Spring Garden of Vaipahi—a tranquil haven where precious wood and tropical flowers can be seen. Attend the Captain’s Welcome Reception on board.

  • day 4

    Mo’orea

    Enjoy an optional excursion that includes a scenic drive through a landscape of ancient volcanic peaks and stop at Belvedere Point for views of Mount Rotu’i. Visit the Richard B. Gump Pacific Research Station and Atitia Outreach Center and then attend an onboard lecture by naturalist Frank Murphy from the Gump Research Station. Your afternoon is at leisure with opportunities to snorkel.

  • day 5

    Ra’iatea

    Opt to visit French Polynesia’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, the well‑preserved marae complex of Taputapuatea. End the evening with a barbecue dinner on deck under what Matisse once described as an “ash‑blue sky alive with stars.”

  • day 6

    Ra’iatea/Taha’a

    To discover traditional French Polynesian agriculture, opt to tour the grounds of a vanilla plantation, which includes a visit to a farm where black pearls are cultivated. Savor a beach barbecue lunch on a private motu, where you can also swim, snorkel, or kayak.

  • day 7

    Bora Bora

    Experience island life on the Bora Bora discovery program with an optional tour on an open-air truck to discover relics left behind by the U.S. military in WWII—all while admiring the colors of Bora Bora’s famous lagoon. Or, enjoy a day at leisure on board the ship.

  • day 8

    Huahine

    Opt to ride on an open‑air truck between the ocean and a woodland of towering mape trees to the settlement of Maeva—the ancient religious center of Huahine‑Nui where you will see more than ten 16th century marae as well as former homes and fortification walls. After a day at leisure, attend the Captain’s Farewell Reception.

  • day 9

    Pape’ete, Tahiti/ Disembark ship

    Explore Tahiti’s East Coast with a visit to the former home of American author James Norman Hall, best known for Mutiny on the Bounty, and see Point Venus—named for the observatory Captain Cook established here in 1769. Day‑room accommodations are open to you in the InterContinental Tahiti. Continue to the airport for your return flight home.

  • day 10

    Return to home city

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