Discover French Polynesia

Tour 801 

DISCOVER FRENCH POLYNESIA featuring 7 night WIndstar Cruise.  

Escorted* departure including Bastille Day celebrations and the Heiva festival providing a kaleidescope of colour and dance. Departs Auckland 9.10am monday 13 July and returns 6.30am saturday 25 July, 2020.   

Special cost - deposit (25%) paid by 31 October, 2019

Cabin Grade B  $5,990. Cabin BX $6,500, A $6,830 AX $7,330. 

Includes: return air fares from Auckland Air New Zealand economy class "works"" with meal and checked baggage,  4 nights with breakfast and dinner at  Le Meridien resort, circle Tahiti Nui island tour,  7 night Wind Spirit" cruise, island tour of Raiatea,  "In the steps of Tupaia". Discover the history of Tupaia who accompanied Captain Cook on his first visit to New Zealand. Visit the sacred marae in Raiatea and Tahiti.  Day room in Papeete last day. *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.

Itinerary: 

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 cruise.  

Monday         PAPEETE            (B) 

Enjoy our included circle island tour including remote villages,and beaches and the Paul Gaugin museum. Also site of the sacred Marae from Tupaia joined Captain Cook on his voyage to New Zealand. 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 2.35am Friday morning arriving Auckland 6.30am saturday morning). 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.         

 

"In the steps of Tupaia". Discover the history of Tupaia who accompanied Captain Cook on his first visit to New Zealand and visit the sacred marae in Raiatea and Tahiti believed to be the origins of the Maori discovery of Aotearoa - New Zealand and migration to New Zealand some 800 years ago.

Tour 801      

DISCOVER FRENCH POLYNESIA

Discover the fabled islands of French Polynesia in the wake of Captains Cook and Bligh but in much greater comfort.

Tour cost (all departures) includes: 

** Arrival and departure transfers in Papeete 

** 4 nights accommodation and breakfast at Le Meridien Resort (based on departing Auckland monday morning with Air New Zealand. Other options available) 

** 7 night "Wind Spirit" cruise including all meals and use of watersports equipment while on board.                            

Prices are variable. Choose your date and contact us for the best available prices at the time. Provisional cost per person in New Zealand dollars share twin - subject to confirmation on requesting booking. 

BX Grade     $5,900                 

A   Grade     $6,300

AX grade      $6,700 

Air fares to and from Tahiti are not included.

"Wind Spirit", 5,736 tons                                               6 triangular sails 

 

 

"Wind Spirit" Dreams of Tahiti cruise departs Papeete thursdays 

2019 

November 07, 14 

December  12, 19, 26

2020

January     02  

July     02,  09,  16,   

August  20, 27, 

September    10,  

October 15,  22,   29

December 03,  10,  

 

Tahiti and the Tuamotu Islands

10 or 11 days. Depart Papeete

2019  

November  21 (11 days)  

December 02  (10 days)

2020  

January    09   (11 days)    20  (10 days)

July 23    11 Days

August  10   (10 days)

September 17   (10 days)  27  (11 days)

November 12   (11 days)  23   (10 days)

December 17  (11 days)   28  (10 days)

 

"Wind Spirit" cruises from Papeete to Singapore from 6th February (60 days) and departs Singapore 4th May for Papeete (59 days)  via a wide variety of fascinatng ports including Bora Bora, Avatiu (Cook Islands), Alofi (Niue), Taveuni, Savusavu, Suva, Lautoka, Yasawa-I-Rara, (Fiji)  Port Vila, (Vanuatu) Lifou, Mare, Noumea, (New Caledonia) Cairns, Port Douglas, Thursday Island, Yirrkala, Darwin (Australia), Kupang, Ende, Loh Liang, Benoa, Lembar, Celukan Bawang, Probolinggo, Pulau Menyawakan, Semarang, Krakatoa, Pantara island, Pulau Bintan, Singapore.  

Part voyage is possible. Some options. Price on application..  

Papeete - Lautoka (15 days)

Papeete - Cairns   (30 days)

Lautoka to Cairns   (15 days) 

 

 

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