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Remote island paradises, breathtaking landscapes and vibrant cities await you on this comprehensive South Pacific tour. Not just the virgin shores of Fiji and Samoa, you will also discover lesser-known gems on a luxury cruise. In New Zealand, uncover a wealth of cultural and natural beauty: visit Maori cultural sites as well as the sets of Hobbiton from ‘Lord of the Rings’, and explore the Great Outdoors as you trek across Tongariro National Park.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2NadiWailoaloa Beach, Indo-Fiji Culture, Garden of the Sleeping GiantFirst Landing Beach Resort & Villas, First Landing Beach Resort & Villas
2 - 9Port DenarauCruises & Sailing, Dining & Entertainment, ShoppingCaptain Cook Cruises: MV Reef Endeavour, Captain Cook Cruises: MV Reef Endeavour
9 - 10NadiWailoaloa Beach, Indo-Fiji Culture, Garden of the Sleeping GiantFirst Landing Beach Resort & Villas, First Landing Beach Resort & Villas
10 - 14Upolu IslandBeaches,, Volcanic Crater Lake, Piula Cave PoolTanoa Tusitala Hotel, Sheraton Aggie Grey's Hotel & Bungalows
14 - 15AucklandVolcanic Peaks & Black Sand Beaches, Maori Culture, Food & WineHeritage Auckland, Hotel Grand Windsor MGallery by Sofitel
15 - 17RotoruaWellness & Relaxation, Adventure Sports, Te Wairoa VillageNovotel Rotorua Lakeside, Millennium Hotel Rotorua
17 - 18TaupoTaupo Volcano, Adventure Sports, Waterfalls, Hot Water Pools & SpringsLakeland Resort, Hilton Lake Taupo
18 - 20Tongariro National ParkActive Volcanoes, Maori Spiritual Sites, Hiking & SkiingTongariro Suites @ The Rocks, Tongariro Suites @ The Rocks
20 - 21AucklandVolcanic Peaks & Black Sand Beaches, Maori Culture, Food & WineSudima Hotel Auckland Airport, Sudima Hotel Auckland Airport

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

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

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

Nadi

1 Night

Discover Nadi, a laid-back tropical destination on the western coast of Fiji’s largest island, Viti Levu. With plenty of rural charm, Nadi serves as a gateway and transportation hub, home to Fiji’s international airport.

Hotel Options
RoomGarden Bure
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
RoomDeluxe Garden Bure
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 2 - 9

You will be transferred from your hotel to Port Denarau pier in a private vehicle

Port Denarau

7 Nights

Port Denarau is a small man-made island, less than one square mile in size, built on reclaimed mangrove mudflats. The hub for exploring the sun-drenched islands of western Fiji, it is just 15 minutes away from Nadi Airport. The marina is the epicenter of the thriving cruise and sailing activity in this division of Fiji.

Hotel Options
RoomStateroom
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleCruise
RoomTabua Suite
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleCruise
Day 9 - 10

You will be transferred from Port Denarau pier to your hotel in a private vehicle

Nadi

1 Night

Discover Nadi, a laid-back tropical destination on the western coast of Fiji’s largest island, Viti Levu. With plenty of rural charm, Nadi serves as a gateway and transportation hub, home to Fiji’s international airport.

Hotel Options
RoomGarden Bure
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
RoomDeluxe Garden Bure
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 10 - 14

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

Board your flight from Nadi to Upolu (Faleolo) (Flight duration: 2 hrs)

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

You will be transferred from Upolu (Faleolo) airport to your hotel in a private vehicle

Upolu Island

4 Nights

Upolu Island is one of the largest islands of Samoa, and home to the capital city, Apia. Its urban areas aside, the island is stunningly beautiful, glowing with the iridescent emerald and sapphire shades of its lush tropical jungles and its coral seas.

Included Activities

Group Event: Samoan Cooking Class
Make the most of this unique opportunity to discover the textures and tastes of authentic Samoan cuisine. After a hearty breakfast in your hotel, meet your local guide at a village market. Feel the everyday rhythm of the local community, while you hunt for for the best ingredients for your Samoan feast at the vibrant marketplace. Follow your guide to nearby village plantations and continue foraging for your evening meal. Walk over to a lovely fresh water lagoon to cool off with a leisurely swim after a morning well spent. Energized from your swim, get ready for a sunset cooking class with a local master chef, learning traditional cooking techniques. Watch how the chef makes the best use of your day’s selection of fresh produce for dinner. As the sun sets over the South Pacific Ocean, enjoy the fruits of your labor at a private overwater setting. Toast the brilliant seaside sunset and savor your island feast. (Duration: Full Day; Shared Activity & Transfer; Meals included: Dinner; For special dietary needs, please inform us ahead of tour; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear waterproof sandals, sunhat, shades & sunscreen).

Group Tour of Savai’i Island
Discover the true essence of the ‘Samoan way of life’ on this enjoyable excursion to Savai’i Island. Get to know the largest of the Samoan islands and its people through a whole range of experiences and activities. From swimming with endangered sea turtles and hiking over ancient lava fields to lazing on gorgeous South Pacific beaches and visiting a local village, your day is packed with adventure. Admire the spectacular natural vistas as you tour this tropical paradise with its waterfalls, lava caves and lush rainforests teeming with exotic birds and wild flowers. After making the most of the great outdoors, drop by a local village for an authentic cultural experience. Learn about the daily lives of the local community and join them in a customary feast. Savor the deliciously fresh island cuisine served by your gracious hosts, as you enjoy a traditional performance by local artists. Make a donation to the village community as a token of your appreciation, before driving back to your hotel in Apia. (Duration: Full Day; Shared Activity & Transfers; Meals included: Dinner; For special dietary needs, please inform us ahead of tour; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes).

Group Tour of Apia Town
Discover the rich cultural heritage of Samoa on this day tour of the island nation’s capital city of Apia. After a leisurely breakfast or lunch in your hotel, meet your local guide for an enjoyable tour of the city. Visit the sacred burial grounds of the prominent local families of Samoa, as well as the major tourist sites marking the island’s German and British colonial history. Drop by the former home, turned museum, of Robert Louis Stevenson, the beloved author of the classic boys’ adventure tale, Treasure Island. Cover most of the key sights of the city before returning to your hotel, or heading off to the beach for the rest of the day. (Duration: Half Day, Time: 0900 or 1300 hrs; Shared Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes, sunhat & shades).

Group Tour: The Jewels Of Eastern Upolu
Discover the spectacular sights and experiences of the magnificent Eastern Coast of Upolu Island on this excursion. If you love swimming in the crystal clear pools and bays of Samoa, this tour is for you! Following an early breakfast in your hotel in Apia, meet your local guide and drive to some of the most fantastic natural destinations along the island’s eastern coastline. Visit the Le Mafa Pass and the Fugaloa Bay, drinking in the picture-perfect vistas. Take advantage of all the swimming opportunities at the Lalomanu Beach, To Sua Ocean Trench, Piula Cave Pool, Togitogiga Falls and Papapapaitai Falls. Enjoy a refreshing lunch break along the way, with a picnic of delicious sandwiches and fresh fruits by the seaside. Return to your hotel in Apia after the excursion. (Duration: Half Day; Time: From 0800 hrs; Shared Activity & Transfers; Meals included: Lunch; For special dietary needs, please inform us ahead of tour; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear waterproof sandals, sunhat, shades & sunscreen; Bring drinking water, towel & bathing suit; Children to be accompanied by adults).

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe King
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
RoomClassic King
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 14 - 15

You will be transferred from your hotel to Upolu (Faleolo) airport in a private vehicle

Board your flight from Apia (Upolu Island) to Auckland (Flight duration: 4 hrs)

Make your own way to the Auckland airport and pick up your rental car

Auckland

1 Night

From volcanic peaks, lush native canopies and black sand beaches, to hip entertainment districts, contemporary art scenes and gourmet experiences, there’s something for everyone in this populous waterfront city, the largest in New Zealand!

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomClassic King Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 15 - 17

Drive yourself from Auckland to Rotorua in your rental car (Duration: 3 hrs)

Rotorua

2 Nights

From geothermal wonders at Kuirau Park located within the city center, to fumaroles, bubbling mud pools, and the pastel silica terraces of the Wai o Tapu valley, Rotorua is a haven for wellness enthusiasts.

Included Activities

Group Geothermal Hot Tubs and Maori Life Tour
Explore the wonders of the Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland and Waimangu Volcanic Valley on this day tour of the geothermal activities at Rotorua. After an early morning breakfast at your hotel, head to the volcanic valley’s boiling mud pools, volcanic fumaroles and towering geysers that erupt daily in a powerful mist of sulphuric steam and fury. Stop along the way for lunch, before making your way to the Buried Village that was destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mount Tarawera back in the 19th century. Dormant now, the panoramic vistas of the volcanic mountain and the volcanic Lake Tarawera is a sight to behold. Visit the Maori Village of Whakarewarewa and learn how the local people have been making the best of their steaming and boiling geothermal land in their daily lives for generations. Return to your hotel after a fascinating day of geological explorations and cultural discovery. (Duration: 9 hrs; Time of Day: 0800 hrs; Shared Activity; Group size: Max 10 guests; Lunch with hot beverages & bottled water included; Fitness level: Moderate; Please wear comfortable walking shoes).

Personalized Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
Set off from The Shires Rest Café on this fascinating exploration of the magical movie set that has been immortalized in the blockbuster movies, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Drive across the sprawling sheep farm as you savor stunning views of the Kaimai Ranges that formed the backdrop for some of the most memorable scenes in the movie series. Accompany your guide in the footsteps of your favorite characters as you explore the Hobbit holes, the mill, and the Green Dragon Inn. Listen to the narration of how the scenic farmland was transformed into The Shire. Click plenty of photos of your memorable time spent in Middle Earth. As you wind up your tour, you could stop at the inn to refresh yourself with some of the specially brewed beverages on offer. Follow your guide back to the café from where you can head to The Shire Store and browse to your heart’s content through the collectibles on display. (Duration: 2 hrs; Private Activity; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Hotel Options
RoomCity View King Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 17 - 18

Drive yourself from Rotorua to Taupo in your rental car (Duration: 1.5 hrs)

Taupo

1 Night

With its massive lake framed by the snowy peaks of Tongariro National Park, Taupo is a nature lover’s dream come true. Located within the caldera of Taupo Volcano, there is never a dull moment in this photographer’s paradise.

Included Activities

Group Maori Rock Carvings Tour
Visit one of the North Island’s most iconic attractions on this tour! The awe-inspiring Maori Rock Carvings tower more than 50 feet above the glimmering waters of Lake Taupo and are accessible only by water. With your kayaking instructor by your side, paddle past truly scenic vistas as you make your way to the Maori Rock Carvings. Savor the scenic sights of native bush-clad hills, steep pumice cliffs and beautiful bays while you glide your kayak over the crystal-clear waters of Lake Taupo. Admire stunning views of the three live volcanos and glean insight into the history of the carvings and understand various Maori legends from your instructor. Once you have had your fill of the stunning carvings, enjoy an adrenalin rush with a few rock jumps as you swim in Australasia’s largest freshwater lake. (Half Day; Shared Activity; Refreshments included; Please note that all kayaking and safety equipment, including waterproof jackets will be provided and no prior kayaking experience is required. Please arrive at the departure point 15 minutes before the start of your tour.)

Hotel Options
Lakeland Resort – Opt 1
RoomStudio
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 18 - 20

Drive yourself from Taupo to Tongariro National Park in your rental car (Duration: 1.5 hrs)

Tongariro National Park

2 Nights

Discover Tongariro National Park – a World Heritage site located on North Island and the oldest national park in New Zealand. It is home to three active volcanoes – Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu – as well as several Maori spiritual sites.

Included Activities

Group Tongariro Alpine Crossing Escapade
Embark on your personalized exploration of one of the country’s best tramping trails through the UNESCO World Heritage site of Tongariro National Park. Reaching the base camp early, follow the safety instructions of your guide and don appropriate gear to make the most of your alpine escapade. Discuss the level of exertion that you prefer with your guide who will tailor the trek to suit your needs. With a small group, wind your way over 12 miles (19 km) along a scenic track that passes between Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Tongariro and then over the latter. Watch the changing landscape as you walk past emerald lakes, craters in different shapes and hues, pristine mountain springs, and scoured volcanic rocks. Enjoy trekking across the picturesque trail as your expert guides make use of their knowledge of the terrain and the climate to circumvent crowded areas during the summer time and inclement weather in winter. (Duration: 10 hrs; Time of Day: 0800 hrs (1 Oct – 30 Apr), 0700 hrs (1 May – 30 Sep); Lunch Included; Shared Activity; Fitness Level: Medium to High. All equipment, trekking and wet weather gear hires are included. The total walk time is seven hours including stops. No prior alpine experience is necessary and training will be provided on the same day.)

Hotel Options
RoomTuroa Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
RoomRuapehu Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
Day 20 - 21

Drive yourself from Tongariro National Park to Auckland in your rental car (Duration: 4 hrs)

Auckland

1 Night

From volcanic peaks, lush native canopies and black sand beaches, to hip entertainment districts, contemporary art scenes and gourmet experiences, there’s something for everyone in this populous waterfront city, the largest in New Zealand!

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomExecutive Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

Make your way to the Auckland airport and drop off your rental car

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 10,090 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 11,690 /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.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation & meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities & excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip

Not Included

  • 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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21 days $ 10,090 / person

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