Itinerary Overview

Revel in idyllic islands and the allure of the high seas.

Follow in the path of early Polynesian navigators on this epic voyage. From the aquamarine atolls of the Tuamotu Islands to the lush volcanic peaks of the mysterious Marquesas, you’ll visit some of the most remote and compelling sites in the far reaches of French Polynesia. You’ll have the option to continue onboard with us on a relaxing seven-day sea voyage, as we trace the path of master Polynesian navigators and make our way across the equator to Hawai’i.


  • Venture into the lush tropical forest and discover ancient Polynesian sacred sites on the verdant island of Hiva Oa.
  • Snorkel or dive in the Tuamotus, and see abundant fish and thriving coral reef ecosystems.
  • Learn stand-up paddleboarding in gorgeous turquoise lagoons.
  • Watch on deck as National Geographic Orion navigates into dramatic Hanavave Bay.

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