8-night French Polynesia – Beyond the Postcard Cruise

Cruise Line:
Lindblad Expeditions
Ship:
National Geographic Orion
Destination:
Roundtrip Papeete
Departure Date:
5/12/2020
Length:
8
Offer ID:
1321449
from
$8360

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Air Travel
5/13/2020
5/13/2020

No information currently available.

Papeete
5/13/2020
5/13/2020

Papeete, the modern and bustling capital of Tahiti and Her Islands, contains
government offices, Gendarmerie, hospitals and clinics, banks and many other
services dedicated to serving the population of the islands as well as tourists
who come for a life-enriching experience to these magical islands.

Bora Bora
5/14/2020
5/14/2020

Bora Bora is considered one of the most romantic places anywhere. Dominant from the moment of arrival are majestic Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia, two towering volcanic peaks of black rock jutting out of the center of the emerald-green island. Often shrouded in clouds, these landmarks take on mysterious and mythical qualities. Off-road excursions, bicycling, and hiking into this wild beauty reveal incredible panoramas and valleys. Hundreds of brilliantly-colored fish, intricate gardens, and clear water also create some of the very best undersea worlds. For an exhilarating expedition, swim with and watch local divers feed small, non-dangerous lagoon sharks. Bora Bora has several ancient temples and authentic Polynesian villages. There are also some reminders of World War II with a number of cannon emplacements left behind by the U.S. Navy.

Raiatea
5/15/2020
5/15/2020

Tahitians believe Raiatea to be the sacred birthplace of their gods and their religious and cultural beginnings. The most important and well-preserved religious site in all of Polynesia is here. It is from these shores that ancient Polynesian explorers are said to have ventured to the far off lands of Hawaii and New Zealand. Second only in size to the Island of Tahiti, Raiatea is today the trading center of the leeward islands. Raiatea is unique in that it has the only navigable river in Polynesia - the Faaroa. The rare, white gardenia called Tiare Apetahi only grows on the slopes of Mount Temehani and nowhere else on Earth! Mount Temehani is also the supposed birthplace of Oro, one principal god of Polynesia. There is a large, protected lagoon around Raiatea and its sister island Tahaa, which produces wonderful beaches and the perfect location for sailing, big game fishing, and diving.

Taha'a
5/15/2020
5/15/2020

There is a large, protected lagoon around Raiatea and its sister island Taha'a, which produces wonderful beaches and the perfect location for sailing, big game fishing, and diving. Tahaa is only accessible by boat and has little tourism activity, although it affords visitors ideal spots to picnic, dive and hike. It also grows about 80 percent of all the vanilla in Polynesia.

Huahine
5/16/2020
5/16/2020

Less visited than the other Society Islands, Huahine maintains more of the traditional pace of life. There are ancient temples to explore, vanilla plantations to view or drives into the hinterlands in 4-wheel-drive-vans. The coral reefs offshore are excellent for snorkeling.

Fakarava
5/17/2020
5/17/2020

An hour and a half flight from Papeete, rectangular-shaped Fakarava is a charming village, home to most of the atoll's 248 inhabitants. The only other - sort of - settlement (10 people ) is on Tetamanu Motu Islet located opposite the lagoon next to the smaller but prettier pass. Fakarava's immense lagoon has several black pearl farms, idyllic white sand beaches and is peppered with small islands, homes to many breeds of nesting birds oblivious to visitors.

Makatea
5/18/2020
5/18/2020

No information currently available.

Rangiroa
5/19/2020
5/19/2020

Rangiroa is a perfect example of what happnes to a volcano when it erodes over time. Its caldera submerged, creating a body of water surrounded by a dotted ring of sand and reef. Truly one of the world's greatest diving destinations, Rangiroa attracts both amateur and professional divers worldwide.

Tiputa
5/20/2020
5/20/2020

On the northern edge of the French Polynesian atoll of Rangiroa, lies the village of Tiputa. With its crystalline waters, sandy beaches and friendly islanders, Tiputa has become a popular choice for those seeking a vacation from their urban lives. The Tiputa Pass is a favorite for tourists interested in snorkeling and diving thanks to the lagoon's clear blue water and exceptionally diverse ecosystem. Reefs surrounding the atoll contain a stunning array of marine life such bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, giant manta rays, hammerhead sharks and stingrays.

Land Tour: Air Travel
5/20/2020
5/20/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Papeete
5/20/2020
5/20/2020

Papeete, the modern and bustling capital of Tahiti and Her Islands, contains
government offices, Gendarmerie, hospitals and clinics, banks and many other
services dedicated to serving the population of the islands as well as tourists
who come for a life-enriching experience to these magical islands.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Prices are per person and include cabin fare, taxes, fees, excursions and all meals while onboard.  Airfare is available at an additional charge unless otherwise stated.

Departure Date:
5/12/2020
Number of Nights
8
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 8-nights accommodations
  • All meals aboard ship
  • And more
Available Addons:
Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional pre or post cruise nights.
Remarks:

Price is per person, double occupancy.

Costs Include: All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals , nonalcoholic beverages* aboard ship and meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indic

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

Offer ID:
1321449

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