Azure Seas from Tahiti to the Marquesas

Remote and enigmatic, the Marquesas are islands that belong to the past. Some of them virtually untouched since the era of European exploration, their isolation has given way to a proud people whose unique Marquesan dialect is a direct link to the ancient Polynesian language of Maohi. Indeed, it is believed locally that the spirits of the ancient Maohi live among the islands’ saw-toothed peaks and lush, verdant valleys, and the limestone caves and grottos that we’ll explore. Herman Melville penned his indulgent novel Typee based on his time on Nuku Hiva and established himself as the "man who lived among the cannibals,” and Robert Louis Stevenson landed here aboard his yacht Casco in the late 19th century. 

  • In-depth exploration of the Marquesas, one of the most remote and culturally unique island groups on Earth, both on land and by sea

  • See ancient stone sculptures, including one of the largest tikis in Polynesia, on Hiva Oa

  • Hike to a remote waterfall and search for rare birds on far-flung Fatu Hiva

  • Dive or snorkel the stunning reefs of Fakarava, part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

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Duration

17 Days

Price

From $16,870 per person

Dates

May

Next departure

5/6/2022

Special offers

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Pacific Islands

Day By Day

Immerse yourself in the wildness and cultures—ancient and modern—of the far-flung islands of the Marquesas and Tuamotu archipelago. Walk the pristine shores of seldom-seen isles, venture to remote villages for a chance to acquire unique art and handicrafts, and encounter stunningly healthy reefs in shallow waters that are perfect for snorkeling. Our hallmark is flexibility—allowing us to take advantage of events, like wildlife sightings, as they occur to give you the richest, most dimensional experience. Here is a representation of the activities you’ll engage in as you travel to the Marquesas.

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Embark

Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Disembark

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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