Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands - 14-night Cruise

Overview
With two indulgent weeks in the Marquesas, Tuamotus, and Society Islands, there's ample time to soak up everything that makes this corner of the world so spectacular. Whether you're inclined to wander white-sand beaches and read a book in the shade of a palm tree or would rather dive right in to the active pursuits available both above and below water, in the South Pacific, it's all here waiting for you.

Highlights

  • The nature lover's paradise of Fakarava offers front-row seats to rare birds, plants, and crustaceans you won't see anywhere else in the world. And, you won't need to take an excursion deep into the jungle to see them-many of these exotic species can be spotted from the island's pink-sand beaches.
  • History and culture are in the forefront on the island of Hiva Oa, which is the home of the largest stone sculptures in the Marquesas, which are said to be linked to the famous tikis of Easter Island.
  • Live the life idyllic with a memorable day on Motu Mahana, our own private slice of paradise. On this exclusive islet, treat yourself to sand between your toes, the shade of swaying palm trees, a sumptuous barbecue lunch, and, of course, drinks sipped from coconuts.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
    The largest of French Polynesia's 118 islands, Tahiti and its capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin your South Pacific sojourn. The Gauguin is already waiting in the harbor for your adventure to begin on the island that's called "the Queen of the Pacific."

    Day 2 - At Sea
    A day at sea is the perfect time to revel in the delicious on board cuisine, relax by the pool, or learn something new. Brush up on the history of the places you'll visit, chat up one of our interesting guest hosts, or learn about Polynesian culture from Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines.

    Day 3 - Fakarava, Tuamotus
    Fakarava is an unspoiled paradise in every sense of the word. In addition to the many rare species of plants and animals you'll find in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, it's also a place of cultural and historical significance, with charming villages, ancient temples, and spectacular coral-adorned churches.

    Day 4 - At Sea
    Have you met Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines yet? Our onboard hosts are at the ready to share their Polynesian culture, with Tahitian dance and music lessons, hands-on traditional craft demonstrations, and an array of activities for all ages.

    Day 5 - Omoa, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands
    The Southernmost island in the Marquesas, Fatu Hiva is wild, remote, and spectacularly beautiful. Don't forget your camera-you'll be treated to jungle greenery that begins right at the water's edge; sheer cliffs; and deep, indigo waters. With only 500 residents and only one road, this island is almost completely yours.

    Day 6 - Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands
    The city of Atuona is a favorite of the yacht set, yet beyond the marina, you'll find ancient stone tiki carvings, mysterious petroglyphs, and dense, emerald jungle. Where will you start your exploration?

    Day 7 - Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas Islands
    The leaf-shaped volcanic island of Tahuata may be small, at only 19 square miles, but it's full of surprises-in fact, its name means "surprise" in Marquesan. Discover the quaint village of Hapatoni, the ancient royal walkway that's an archeological treasure, and a huge, Vatican-built Catholic church.

    Day 8 - Taiohae, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands
    Water or land? If you're an experienced diver, you may want to try a SCUBA excursion while in Taiohae. Or perhaps you'll explore the village on your own. If you'd like to venture further, consider embarking upon an optional 4x4 excursion through the Taipivai Valley.

    Day 9 & 10 - At Sea
    Your journey is all about discovery, and the exploration doesn't end when you board The Gauguin to make your way to your next destination. Indeed, your time at sea is packed with educational opportunities, from lectures given by renowned anthropologists to cooking lessons with the executive chef, and more. Of course, two days at sea mean there's also ample time to schedule a spa appointment and plan your next adventure.

    Day 11 - Huahine, Society Islands
    Don't be fooled by the vibe of this laid-back, secluded island. Many treasures are hidden among the lush rainforest and dramatic terrain. With a bit of exploration, you'll uncover some of the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. Underwater treasures await as well, with a SCUBA excursion in the lagoon.

    Day 12 - Bora Bora, Society Islands
    Like a priceless Paul Gauguin painting come to life, storied Bora Bora is colorful and unforgettable. The landscape alone will have you searching for adequate adjectives, especially once you see the lagoon-"turquoise" just doesn't do it justice.

    Day 13 - Taha'a, Society Islands
    As the day unfolds in front of you in Taha'a, where will you go? Exciting shore excursions await, but so does Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises' own private islet. Choose from swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or simply lounging on the beach with a cold drink from our floating bar. Les Gauguines are also on hand to share musical entertainment and Polynesian crafts.

    Day 14 - Moorea, Society Islands
    Said to be the inspiration for James A. Michener's novel "South Pacific" (and the Rogers & Hammerstein's musical tribute, too), Moorea is a favorite port of travelers, though it might be hard to put your finger on why. The "Magical Island" hypnotizes with multi-hued lagoons, mountain peaks, quaint villages, and pineapples-yes, pineapples. They're said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia. In the evening sail back to Papeete, Tahiti. Don't worry-your journey hasn't quite ended yet.

    Day 15 - Disembark in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
    Tahiti's capital city of Papeete is where we'll part ways and say "until we meet again." But your journey doesn't have to end just yet-Tahiti's resorts, spas, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife await.

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    Cruise Line
    Paul Gauguin Cruises
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2021
    Duration
    15 Days
    Cruise Ship
    m/s Paul Gauguin

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Papeete3:00 PM11:55 PM
    Day 2At Sea  
    Day 3Fakarava8:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 4At Sea  
    Day 5Omoa8:00 AM6:00 PM
    Day 6Atuona8:00 AM6:00 PM
    Day 7Hapatoni8:00 AM6:00 PM
    Day 8Taiohae8:00 AM6:00 PM
    Day 9At Sea  
    Day 10At Sea  
    Day 11Huahine8:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 12Bora Bora8:00 AM11:00 PM
    Day 13Taha'a9:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 14Moorea8:00 AM5:00 PM
    ContinuedPapeete7:30 PM11:05 PM
    Day 15Papeete8:00 AM 
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    07/30/2022$8,850.00* (USD) / F Porthole StateroomQuote
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    Terms & Conditions
    Prices are per person, double occupancy. Rates are subject to availability and can change without prior notice. Single and triple pricing is available upon request. *Included airfare from Los Angeles is subject to availability and applies to the first and second guest in the stateroom only. Air add-ons from home city are available on request. Air credit for non-use of this promotion is $1550. Port, security, and handling fees of $280 per person are additional (depending on the itinerary). Pricing for the third guest in the same stateroom is as follows: 17 years old and under, FREE; 18 years of age and older, 30% of adult fare. Please click here to view pre-promotional fares and full terms and conditions.

    Included in rates

  • *Included roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles.
  • Airport/pier transfers
  • All shipboard meals, in a choice of venues
  • Complimentary room service
  • All beverages, including select wines and spirits
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff
  • Complimentary watersports
  • Day at our private islet, Motu Mahana
  • Access to our private beach in Bora Bora

    F Porthole Stateroom
    CATEGORY F - 200 sq. ft. same as E but features two portholes instead of a window

    $8,850
    Prices include airfare from Los Angeles

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