DISCOVER FRENCH POLYNESIA featuring 7 night WIndstar Cruise.
Escorted* departure including Bastille Day celebrations departs Auckland monday 13 July, 2020 and includes circle island tour, and cruise commencing 16 July. *Escort subject to minimum of 6 travelling. Why not enjoy more of Polynesia and stayover in Papeete and fly to Rarotonga saturday 25 July to join our DISCOVER THE COOK ISLANDS tour.
Sunday. ARRIVE PAPEETE
Arrive Papeete and transfer to the beautiful Le Meridien Resort. (Based on Air New Zealand flight departing Auckland Monday). Accommodation can be varied before or after your crui
Monday PAPEETE (B)
Enjoy our included circle island tour including remote villages,and beaches and the Paul Gaugin museum. Lunch at a local restaurant included.
Tuesday - wednesday PAPEETE
Two days to relax or explore at your leisure.
Thursday PAPEETE DEPART (B)
Free morning before transferring to "Wind Spirit". Settle in and sail at 6pm. Enjoy your first dinner as you cruise to Moorea.
Friday MOOREA (BLD)
Arrive Mooreea 6am and sail at 5pm. Optional tours available. Take a photography tour with a professional photographer, hike the majestic Three Coconut Trail. Visit dolphins in their natural habitat or enjoy swimming and/or kayaking from the "WInd Spirit's" watersports platform.
Saturday RAIATEA (BLD)
Arrive 8am - Sail 6am sunday. Full day to explore Raiatea known as the sacred island, renowned as the first island settled in Ffrecnh Polynesia over 1,000 years ago and from which Maori are reputed to have started their migration to New Zealand some 800 years ago.
Tour included on escorted departure only covering the mountains, villages and history, including the first royal marae of Polynesia.
Sunday. MOTU MAHAEA (TAHAA) (BLD)
Arrive 8am - sail 5pm A short cruise across the lagoon brings you to Tahaa where you will spend the day on a private island complete with white sand beaches and swaying palm trees. Enjoy a barbecue lunch and tropical drinks ashore. Optional tour of the Vanilla Plantations and sacred sites of the island.
Monday BORA BORA (BLD)
Arrive 9.00am. Sail 9pm tuesday Two full days to enjoy one of the most beautiful and most photographed islands in the world. Optional tours ashore and time to swim and snorkel or explore some of the tiny islands in the lagoon.
Tuesday BORA BORA (BLD)
Explore the island further or relax on board and admire the magnificent spectacle of the island. Full use of water sports equipment available. Sail at 9pm.
Wednesday HUAHINE (BLD)
Arrive 7am - sail 5pm Optional tour of the volcanic "Garden of Eden" including the tortured landscapes, lush forests, villages, ancient temples, and sacred lake of the ancient wizard kings.
Thursday PAPEETE (B)
Arrive 7am. Disembark after breakfast. Stay on in Tahiti or use your time to shop. Next flight back to Auckland departs early Friday morning arriving Auckland saturday morning (23/24 August depart 2.35am arrive Auckland 6.30am). Dayroom at a hotel in Papeete or at Le Meridien provided for group departure only
ADD RAROTONGA Add more amazing islands by staying in Papeete for 2 nights and fly to Rarotonga saturday.