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  • French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard

    Venture to the heart of Polynesian culture and wildness on this highly immersive 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 Raiatea where Polynesian seafarers would begin their bold expeditions sailing into the unknown—expeditions that would eventually lead to populating Hawaii and New Zealand.

    • 9 Days
    • Apr / Jun / Jul / Aug
    • 102 Guests
  • Epic Polynesia: Cook Islands to Fiji

    Embark on a sweeping adventure to the western reaches of Polynesia and explore from the verdant crags of Tahiti to the vibrant reefs of Fiji—plus tropical islands and reefs that few others will ever see. Immerse yourself in Aitutaki’s warm turquoise waters, and experience genuine Polynesian welcomes throughout Samoa.

    • 16 Days
    • May
    • 102 Guests
  • Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific

    Following in the wake of early Polynesian navigators, this voyage takes you to the farthest reaches of Oceania. From remote and enigmatic Easter Island, to the historically significant Pitcairn Islands through the “low islands” of the Tuamotu Archipelago to Tahiti, you’ll visit islands that are virtually inaccessible and untouched. The voyage begins in one of the most isolated landfalls of Polynesia: Easter Island. Walk the length of untouched tropical beaches, meet the descendants of of H.M.S. Bounty mutineers, and drift dive or snorkel through an atoll pass.

    • 18 Days
    • Mar / Aug
    • 102 Guests
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Daily Expedition Reports

  • Upper Amazon Peru, Amazon Natural Park

    by Jonathan Irish , National Geographic Photographer

    With a 6 a.m. wake up call, we headed for a fantastic breakfast full of fresh fruit, French toast, and many other delicious delicacies. We needed our energy for a jungle walk through the forest private reserve known as the Amazon Natural Park. We spotted many interesting things along the walk, and tried our hand at extracting rubber from the rubber tree, which everyone enjoyed. The trail winds through the forest until it reaches the treetop walkways and suspension bridges that provided an incredible treetop view of this amazingly preserved forest.Back on board, we ate a nice lunch and then enjoyed a presentation of the Amazon region that provided a fantastic overview of where we are and why this region is so special.
    • Mar 28, 2017
    • Delfin II in Amazon
  • Santa Cruz Island

    by Gilda Gonzalez , Naturalist

    Last night we anchored in Academy Bay on the south end of Santa Cruz Island. This morning we headed ashore and disembarked onto the public dock. A Galapagos sea lion was resting on a bench and although people were around it, this sea lion did not pay any attention and kept sleeping.After a short bus ride to “Fausto Llerena Giant tortoises Breeding Center”, we started to look at some of the tortoises that are bred in captivity.
    • Mar 28, 2017
    • National Geographic Endeavour II in Galápagos
  • Floreana Island

    by Enrique Silva , Naturalist

    Today we visited the famous Floreana Island. This was the first colonized island in the Galapagos, and home to many navigators who needed a stop in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. We visited three locations that gave us insights about the northern shore of the Island. We started the day with a colony of flamingos, followed by a spectacular snorkelling site and ending with kayaking around the Post Office bay..
    • Mar 28, 2017
    • National Geographic Islander in Galápagos

Now traveling with us

  • Peter Hillary
    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Peter is the son of Sir Edmund Hillary who was the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest with his climbing partner Tenzing Norgay in 1953. He is the first second-generation to climb Mt Everest, he has climbed the Seven Summits (the highest mountain on each of the seven continents) and he has been on over 40 mountaineering expeditions around the world. Read More
  • Robert Siegel
    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Robert Siegel is senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel is still at it hosting the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reporting on stories and happenings all over the globe. As a host, Siegel has reported across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. Read More
  • Eva Aariak
    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Eva Qamaniq Aariak is a Canadian politician, who was elected in the 2008 territorial election to represent the electoral district of Iqaluit East in the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. She was subsequently chosen as the second Premier of Nunavut, under the territory's consensus government system, on November 14, 2008. She was the fifth woman to serve as a premier in Canada. Prior to her election, she was the first Languages Commissioner for Nunavut. In her capacity as Languages Commissioner, she was asked to choose an Inuktitut language word for the Internet; she settled on ikiaqqivik, which literally means "traveling through layers" and refers to the traditional Inuit concept of a shaman travelling through time and space to find answers to spiritual and material questions. Read More

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