marquesas in depth, tuamotus & society islands
locationPapeete, tahiti island - Papeete, tahiti island - Polynesia
FromAUD $6,003
94% of travelers recommend this experience

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Duration
16 days
Trip code
PG080624
Operator
ponant

Overview

A vast expanse dotted with some one hundred heavenly islets and idyllic atolls bathing in stunning, translucent lagoons with a rich marine biodiversity, French Polynesia invites you for an enchanting, intriguing and captivating interlude.

Set sail from Papeete aboard Le Paul Gauguin for an exceptional 15-day cruise to discover Polynesian treasures including wild natural environments, rich underwater scenery, and age-old traditions.

The Paul Gauguin will stop at the heart of the Tuamotu Islands to explore the marvellous depths of the atoll of Fakarava, a UNESCO-classified nature reserve.

In the middle of the natural sanctuaries of Fatu Hiva and Hiva Oa hide mysterious rock carvings bearing witness to a long history and ancestral traditions. These ancient customs are reproduced throughout the Marquesas, even on the smallest island of the archipelago, Tahuata, known for its traditional handicrafts. At the heart of the dense forests of Nuku Hiva, droplets from the waterfalls dive off the vertiginous cliffs. Ua Pou, your final port of call in the Marquesas, will reveal its majestic, steep rocky peaks and its stunning beaches of black sand.

The sweet scent of vanilla and Tahitian gardenias bewitches you and your dreams of escape and contemplation now seem within hand's reach. Marvel at the unrivalled beauty of the Bora Bora lagoon and the island's distinctive volcanic silhouette, as well as the majestic ballet of the colourful fish undulating through the turquoise waters of motu Mahana, our small, private paradise steeped in the scent of vanilla.

Finally, you will sail towards Papeete, your disembarkation port.

 

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