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Uncover the natural beauty and romance of French Polynesia on this tailor-made tour! By flight as well as boat, travel between Huahine, Bora Bora, and Moorea, enjoying sumptuous stays in overwater villas as well as a diverse range of excursions and activities. Explore the natural wonders of Tahiti on a 4×4 safari, hike the scenic Tefarerii in Huahine, and sign up for a walking tour across the lush fields and plantations of Moorea. In Bora Bora, sunset cruises and leisurely lagoon explorations add a touch of romance to this unforgettable journey.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4TahitiHiking, Archaeological Sites, Beaches & WatersportsTahiti la Ora Beach Resort by Sofitel, InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
4 - 6HuahineArchaeological Sites, Authentic Local Villages, Hiking, Sailing & WatersportsLe Mahana, Maitai Lapita Village
6 - 9Bora BoraBora Bora Lagoonarium, Relaxation, Vaitape Village, HikingBora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa, Conrad Bora Bora Nui
9 - 13MooreaVolcanic Landscape, Hiking & Diving, White Sand Beaches, Tahitian CultureManava Beach Resort and Spa, Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa

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  • Beaches
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival. You will be met at the arrival lounge and assisted with your onward journey

You will be transferred from Tahiti airport to your hotel in a private vehicle

Tahiti

3 Nights

Tahiti is the largest island in the South Pacific archipelago of French Polynesia. Shaped like the figure-8, it is divided into two – the larger Tahiti Nui on the west, and the eastern peninsula of Tahiti Iti.

Included Activities

Group Authentic Tahiti Discovery Tour
Venture into the heart of Tahiti, accompanied by a professional guide, on this full-day tour. Discover Polynesian history and lifestyle, and take in the mesmerizing scenery of crystal-clear lagoons, waterfalls and lush forests on your drive along the stunning coast. Begin with a visit to Marae Arahuruhu, an ancient religious site set against a picturesque backdrop, to gain an insight into age-old Polynesian customs, beliefs and traditions. Walk along a neat path to the fern-filled Mara’a Grotto, frequented, it is said, by the Impressionist painter Paul Gaugin. Stop at a black-sand beach to watch the surfers catch waves, before making your way to the Water Gardens of Vaipahi. Meander through this scenic botanical wonderland with 75 plant species from the world over. Hear spiritual legends about the nearby Vaima River. Buy dry fruits and local produce from the open-air stalls on the roadside, or create your own scrubs and creams at a Monoi (infused coconut oil) factory. (Duration: Full Day; Shared Activity & Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy; Entrance Fees & Lunch not included).

Group 4WD Mountain Safari in Tahiti
Discover the natural wonders of Tahiti as you navigate through dense rainforests and cross rivers and mountain streams on this 4WD safari. Stop at Mount Marau for a bird’s-eye view of the lush Punaruu Valley. Your guide points out the valley’s landmarks and narrates their history, legends and myths. Visit the Arahoho Blowhole, created through eons of coastal erosion. When waves crash on the volcanic rocks, a plume of seawater shoots into the air. Watch surfers ride the waves from a black-sand beach nearby. Next, enter the Fa’aurumai Valley where you can find impressive waterfalls and hillsides full of hutu and mape trees. Next, visit Vaimahutu Falls which cascades 30 meters down into a crystal-clear pool. Spot giant ferns and colorful plants on an easy 20-minute rainforest hike from Vaimahutu to the waterfalls of Haamaremare Iti and Haamaremare Rahi. At Haamaremare Rahi, you can take a refreshing dip in the crystalline waters. (Closed on Sundays and public holidays; Duration: Full Day; Shared Activity & Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy; Entrance Fees & Lunch not included; Please wear sturdy walking shoes. Carry water, swimwear, towels, mosquito repellent).

Group Tahiti Island Tour
Explore the natural wonders of Tahiti, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Drive along the west coast to the tranquil, fully restored Marae Arahuruhu, a sacred site for religious ceremonies in Polynesian societies. Next, stop at the Water Gardens of Vaipahi. Stroll through this immaculate botanical garden, with over 75 species of flowers, plants, trees and a lovely waterfall. Continue onto Venus Point, located on one of the most beautiful black-sand beaches in Tahiti, at Matavai Bay. It is said to be the spot from which Captain Cook made his observations of the transit of Venus across the sun in 1769. Take a scenic drive along the craggy coastline to the spectacular Arahoho Blowhole, created through eons of coastal erosion. You’ll see waves crashing against the cliffs, water rushing into a cavern and shooting out through the hole in the rocks, like a geyser. Finally, witness the most magnificent views of the island from the Col du Tahara’a viewpoint. (Duration: Half Day; Time: Afternoon; Shared Activity & Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy; Entrance Fees not included).

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Garden Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 4 - 6

You will be transferred from your hotel to Tahiti airport in a private vehicle

Board your flight from Tahiti to Huahine (Flight duration: 40 mins)

You will be transferred from Huahine airport to your hotel in a private vehicle

Huahine

2 Nights

Huahine, the cradle of ancient Polynesian culture, is a tropical paradise of incredible scenic beauty. A 40-minute flight from Tahiti, Huahine is home to many archeological sites, pristine beaches, lush forests and quaint villages with friendly locals.

Included Activities

Group Hiking at Tefarerii on Huahine-Iti
Enjoy a scenic hike in Huahine-Iti! This beautiful island offers varied hikes ranging from lake hikes to archaeological walks to lagoon views. Walk amid lush greenery and enormous pine trees on a trail that winds to the top of Mount Pohue Rahi, which is the highest peak of Huahine-Iti. Stop at points where you can take photos of the picturesque landscape. Your guide tell you about the rich legends of Tefarerii Village as you walk. Arrive at the summit to see a breathtaking view of the lagoon. If the weather is clear, you can see the islands of Moorea, Maiao and Tahiti dotting the lagoon. Tuck into a delicious lunch of Tahitian food and afterwards, hike your way downhill to the district of Mahuti. (Duration: Full Day; Group Activity & Transfers; Meals Included: Lunch; Fitness Level: Moderate; Please wear comfortable clothes and hiking shoes; Don’t forget your camera, sunscreen, insect repellent and bottled water; Please note that children under 12 years will not be accepted on the hike due to the long walking distance and difficulty going downhill.)

Group Tour of Huahine’s Sacred Sites and Legendary Places
Discover the sacred sites and legends of Huahine Island! Head out on a 4WD vehicle with a local guide and experience the distinctive geological structures and botanical features, and learn about the culture and archeology of French Polynesia. Stroll along the many bays around the island, with breathtaking views of the lagoon, and visit interesting archaeological sites called ‘marae’. Spot the famous blue eyed eels that inhabit the surrounding waters and visit a pearl farm. You also get a chance to see fish traps made of volcanic stone in Maevu. Delight in the sight of vast vanilla plantations as you drive by, and end the tour by sampling some delicious local Tahitian food. (Duration: Half Day; Group Activity & Transfers; Meals & Entry Fees Not Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes; Don’t forget your camera; Please note that the tour operates everyday except on December 25th)

Hotel Options
Le Mahana – Opt 1
RoomGarden Bungalow
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
RoomGarden Bungalow
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 6 - 9

You will be transferred from your hotel to Huahine airport in a private vehicle

Board your flight from Huahine to Bora Bora via Raiatea (Flight duration including layover in Raiatea: 1 hr)

You will be transferred from Bora Bora airport to your hotel in a private vehicle

Bora Bora

3 Nights

Aptly nicknamed “the Pearl of the Pacific”, the island of Bora Bora lies just northwest of Tahiti, less than an hour by air from Papeete. Prepare to be enthralled even before touchdown, with sweeping views of the turquoise lagoon and the iconic Mount Otemanu.

Included Activities

Group Sunset Cruise and Romantic Dinner at St James
Enjoy a romantic sunset dinner as you cruise the waters of Bora Bora! Board a luxurious outrigger boat with small private benches for you to relax and watch the sunset with your partner. Listen to the charming strains of the ukelele as you glide on the calm, blue waters of the lagoon and watch the sun dip below the horizon. Arrive at the pontoon of Restaurant St James in Vaitape, where a welcome glass of champagne awaits. Relish a delectable three-course dinner, including various Polynesian delicacies and drinks. (Duration: 4 hrs; Group Activity & Transfers; Meal Included: Dinner & Champagne; Fitness Level: Easy; Please note that tour operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The minimum age for this activity is 13 years.)

Group Romantic Experience of Bora Bora
Indulge yourself on this full-day excursion in Bora Bora’s crystal-clear lagoon that has been specially created for couples. Known as the Pearl of the Pacific for its natural beauty, Bora Bora is the perfect setting for romance. Begin your day by boarding a boat that has been designed to create an intimate setting. Go snorkeling in a Coral Garden and spot beautiful tropical fish. Swim with stingrays in the shallow water and experience the thrill of watching black tip sharks cruise the reef. Stop for a Polynesian barbecue lunch, served at individual tables under a small thatched roof on a beautiful motu, a reef islet formed by broken coral and sand, surrounding an atoll. All the tables offer spectacular views of Mont Otemanu. Spend the afternoon relaxing and exploring the area, as well as enjoying the local entertainment. Round off the experience with a glass of sparkling wine before heading back to shore. (Closed Sundays & Public Holidays; Duration: Full Day; Shared Activity & Transfers; Meals Included: Picnic lunch; Group Size: Min 2 & Max 12; Min Age: 13; Please inform us of any food allergies in advance)

Group Cultural Immersion Tour of Bora Bora
Dive deep into Polynesian culture as you explore Bora Bora! Board a Polynesian outrigger canoe decorated with traditional symbols. Tour the lagoon while your local guide tells you about the history and heritage of the island. Go snorkeling at various spots in the lagoon and admire the beautiful underwater flora and fauna. Your instructor will ensure that your snorkelling experience is authentic and safe. Break for lunch at a private ‘motu’ (reef islet) and stroll through a botanical garden, where no less that 43 species of fruit trees and tropical plants are cultivated. Take part in a weaving workshop on the beach and enjoy an exclusive initiation to ‘va’a’ (the Samoan word for boat, canoe or ship), where you can learn the art of rowing a canoe. (Duration: Half Day; Group Activity & Transfers; Meals Not Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes; Bring swimwear and a towel; Please note that snorkelling gear such as fins and mask will be provided.)

Hotel Options
RoomGarden Villa and Pool
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
RoomLagoon View Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 9 - 13

You will be transferred from your hotel to Bora Bora airport in a private vehicle

Board your flight from Bora Bora to Tahiti (Flight duration: 1 hr)

Board the ferry from Tahiti to Moorea (Duration: 30 mins)

You will be transferred from the Ferry station to your hotel in a private vehicle

Moorea

4 Nights

Tahiti’s sister island, Moorea was formed when the northern rim of a monolithic volcano crumbled into the turquoise South Pacific ocean. The heart-shaped island is a geographical marvel with eight towering mountain peaks rising from a translucent lagoon.

Included Activities

Group 4WD and Waterfall Tour of Moorea
Discover the picturesque island of Moorea and learn about its history on this full-day tour in a 4WD, with a professional driver-guide. Pass by pineapple plantations as you drive towards Magic Mountain, one of the highest points on the island, for breathtaking views of the island and its crystal-clear lagoon and ocean. Then visit Belvedere Lookout for some spectacular scenery, with Mount Rotui, Cook’s Bay and Opunohu Bay and lush vegetation to marvel at. Moving towards the plateau, visit a family-run horticultural center to learn about organically grown fruits and vegetables, and sample some of their jams, vanilla, and delicious ice creams. Proceed for a relaxed Polynesian lunch and free time at beautiful Temae Beach. Wind up the day with a visit to Afareaitu Falls; from the parking area it’s a moderate 15-minute hike through wet grassland to the falls. (Duration: Full Day; Shared Activity & Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy; Meal Included: Lunch; Please wear sturdy walking shoes. Please inform us of any food allergies in advance. Carry water, swimwear, towels, mosquito repellent).

Group Minivan and Walking Tour of Moorea
Discover the beauty and history of Moorea island on this minivan and walking tour. As you pass through pineapple fields and vanilla plantations, your guide talks about the history of Moorea, how it came to be formed and the names of its mountains. Learn about the many flowers, plants, trees, and fruits that you pass on the way, including their medicinal properties and their use in everyday life on this Polynesian island. Make your way to Le Belvédère, the island’s famous sightseeing point, which provides spectacular views of Cook Bay and Opunohu Bays, the volcanic crater and the plateau de la Bounty. Explore the remains of ancient altars, religious temples and old plantations, and hear about their role in Polynesian society. Visit the agricultural school and taste the juice of tropical fruits at the fruit juice factory. (Closed on Sundays; Duration: Half Day; Shared Activity & Transfers; Meals Included: Juice; Group Size: Min 2 & Max 7; Please inform us of any food allergies in advance)

Group Tour of Circle Island and Belvedere
The island of Moorea is a paradise of lush tropical landscapes, volcanic mountain peaks, palm-fringed bays, aquamarine lagoons and sweet-smelling pineapple plantations. Explore Moorea on a half-day bus tour that offers spectacular views, as you circle around the small island. Learn about the process of growing, managing and harvesting pineapples at a plantation. Then drive to Toatea Lookout for picture-postcard views of the lagoon, dotted with coral formations and a barrier reef. Proceed to an archaeological site to understand the heritage and customs of the ancient Polynesians. At Belvedere Lookout, you can see magnificent Mount Rotui with Opunohu Bay and Cook’s Bay on either side, while your guide narrates legends and stories about these locations. Lastly, visit the plantations of the Lycée Agricole College, where you can learn about the many varieties of tropical fruit trees and taste the juices and other local products from their plantations. (Closed on Sundays and public holidays; Duration: Half Day; Shared Activity & Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear sturdy walking shoes).

Hotel Options
RoomGarden View Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
RoomGarden Pool Bungalow
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort

You will be transferred from your hotel to Moorea airport

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 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 6,590 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 9,390 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

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  • Accommodation & meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities & excursions as specified in the itinerary
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  • Entrance fees & meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips & personal expenses
  • Visa & tourism fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
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French Polynesia: Island Hopping and Romance

13 days $ 6,590 / person

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