Secrets of the South Pacific: Tahiti, Bora Bora and Blue Lagoon
13 Days from $ 6,590 / person
Paradise awaits you in the South Pacific! On this private tour, explore the secrets of the pristine Society Islands the Tuamoto Archipelago at your own pace. Discover the rich flora on a mountain safari in Tahiti and watch a million sparkling stars in the clear night sky on a stargazing cruise in Bora Bora. Enjoy a boat excursion to the famous Blue Lagoon surrounded by coral reefs where you can swim in the clear turquoise waters. Leisurely stays in overwater bungalows aside, you will also have the chance to discover the authentic local traditions on cultural tours of Tahiti and Bora Bora.
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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.
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).
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.
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 Bora Bora Stargazing Experience Marvel at the countless stars in the skies over Bora Bora! Hop onto a boat with a local guide and embark on a sunset cruise over the waters of the Bora Bora lagoon. After the cruise, head to the top of a ‘motu’ or a reef islet where you will be seated comfortably to gaze at the stars. Learn about the different constellations in the sky as you hear stories from your guide about how the first Polynesian navigators used the position of the stars to chart their paths during expeditions in the great Pacific Ocean. Enjoy this magical experience while sampling delicious snacks and sipping on sparkling wine. (Duration: 3.5 hrs; Group Activity & Transfers; Meal Included: Snacks & Wine; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes; Bring a jacket if you need it; Please note that the tour operates everyday except on Fridays.)
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.)
Rangiroa is one of the largest atolls on the world. Part of the Tuamotus Islands, this is big sky country, unlike its more rugged and mountainous sisters among the French Polynesian islands.
Group Tour of The Blue Lagoon Explore the famous blue lagoon in Rangiroa! Take a boat ride from the main village of Rangiroa to the stunning ‘lagoon within a lagoon,’ which is surrounded by charming reef islets or ‘motu,’ covered with palm trees. Swim in the brilliant turquoise waters of the lagoon. Stroll around the motu and spot the diverse birds that live on them, or just laze on the beautiful pink sand beach while watching the gentle waves. You can also take part in a braiding workshop or enjoy a demonstration on the beach. Tuck into a delicious barbeque lunch and drinks made, by the team onsite. In the afternoon, snorkel with blacktip reef sharks and sicklefin lemon sharks in the lagoon. You can stop by the Avatoru Pass on your way back for a swim, if the currents allow. (Duration: Full Day; Group Activity & Transfers; Meal Included: Lunch; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes; Don’t forget your camera, swimwear and towel; Please note that the minimum age for the tour is 5 years.)
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.
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 Afareaitu’s Waterfalls Explore the lush Valley of Arafeaitu on Moorea island on this half-day hike. Trek through fern forests and discover tropical fruits and flowers as your guide regales you with tales of the legends the valley. Visit archaeological sites and stop for a dip and a swim at waterfalls and rivers lined with flowers. Along the way your guide, points out certain plants and explains their use in the daily lives of those on the island. A weaving session with coconut leaves and a tasting of fresh organic fruits make for the perfect finish to this enjoyable tour. (Closed Sundays; Duration: Half Day; Shared Activity & Transfers; Meals Included: Fruit; Group Size: Min 2 & Max 7; Min age: 6; Please inform us of any food allergies in advance; Children must be accompanied by at least one parent)
You will be transferred from your hotel to Moorea airport
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Option 1 From $ 6,590 /person
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