Discover the authentic culture behind the infinite blue and green beauty

Venture to the heart of Polynesian culture and wildness on this highly immersive French Polynesia expedition where options abound. Choose to kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or take a bike ride for independent exploration and to connect with these people and islands on a personal level. Explore the historic ceremonial site, called a marae, on Ra'iatea where Polynesian seafarers would begin their bold expeditions sailing into the unknown—expeditions that would eventually lead to populating Hawaii and New Zealand. Sail among some of the 80 atolls of the Tuamotu Archipelago, a string of tiny islands in an azure sea that hides thriving reefs we’ll explore while scuba diving and snorkeling.

  • Visit one of the most important cultural sites in the Polynesian world and a recently named UNESCO World Heritage site, Marae Taputapuatea

  • Snorkel or dive some of the healthiest reefs of the Pacific in the Tuamotu Archipelago

  • Learn stand-up paddleboarding in gorgeous turquoise lagoons

  • Watch on deck as National Geographic Orion navigates Tiputa Pass into the lagoon at Rangiroa, one of the largest atolls in the world

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Duration

10 Days

Price

From $8,490 per person
(does not include flight)

Dates

Apr

May

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On a carefully curated 10-day expedition explore some of the highlights of French Polynesia as well as some off-the-beaten-path gems. You’ll go with a top team of naturalists, historians, and undersea experts—including two divemasters who will arrange snorkeling over vibrant reefs for all and scuba diving for experienced divers. 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 sail in French Polynesia.

2021

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Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

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On a carefully curated 10-day expedition explore some of the highlights of French Polynesia as well as some off-the-beaten-path gems. You’ll go with a top team of naturalists, historians, and undersea experts—including two divemasters who will arrange snorkeling over vibrant reefs for all and scuba diving for experienced divers. 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 sail in French Polynesia.

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