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Otherworldly French Polynesia

Experience the other side of French Polynesia, beyond the bungalow. Infinite shades of azure. Secluded atolls. The sultry perfume of the Tiare Tahiti flower. Unlock the secrets of the “pearl of the Pacific”—our expeditions are your key to truly immerse yourself in this tropical paradise. Snorkel over vibrant reefs—multicolored galaxies of corals teeming with tropical fish. Hike rainforest trails in search of seldom-seen endemic wildlife. And meet the welcoming people who live in these remote islands and share their rich cultural histories with us. Explore now.

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(10) French Polynesia & Pacific Islands Itineraries

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

New and Noteworthy

New Ancient Polynesia: Tuamotus and Marquesas Islands

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Length

12 days

  1. Jun
  2. Jul

From

$11,760

Prices are per person

Special Offers (4)
Highlights

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

New and Noteworthy

New Ancient Polynesia: Tuamotus and Marquesas Islands

Length

12 days

  1. Jun
  2. Jul

From

$11,760

Top Highlights

  • Dive and snorkel in clear, warm waters in an extraordinary undersea world of melon-headed whales, 16-foot manta rays, green sea turtles, and vast schools of pelagic fish
  • Experience the world’s largest Marine Mammal Sanctuary, where 20 species of whales and dolphins include resident spinner dolphins, nomad sperm whales, and migrating humpback whales
  • Learn about Polynesian history on visits to an 8-foot tiki and ancient petroglyphs
  • Connect with island residents through a cultural dance performance at a me-ae (sacred site), sample local foods, and attend a church service
  • Appreciate the skilled artisanry of tapa (cloth made from tree bark), carvings in bone and rosewood, and oils and perfumes crafted from local natural sources like the tiare flower
  • On hikes and excursions in kayaks and Zodiacs, be on the lookout for birds including endangered ultramarine lorikeet, zebra doves, manikins, and fairy terns

Special Offers

  • SOLO OFFER
  • FREE AIRFARE
  • 4TH GUEST TRAVELS FREE
  • AIR CREDIT

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

Azure Seas from Tahiti to the Marquesas

Special Offers

Length

17 days

  1. May

From

$16,870

Prices are per person

Special Offers (3)
Highlights

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

Azure Seas from Tahiti to the Marquesas

Length

17 days

  1. May

From

$16,870

Top Highlights

  • 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

Special Offers

  • BOOK 2 OR MORE AND SAVE 10%
  • FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED
  • EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific

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Length

19 days

  1. Mar

From

$20,000

Prices are per person

Special Offers (4)
Highlights

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific

Length

19 days

  1. Mar

From

$20,000

Top Highlights

  • Dive or snorkel the stunning reefs of Fakarava, part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and the Pitcairn Islands, identified as one of most unspoiled reef systems in the world by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala
  • Trace the legend of the ill-fated H.M.S. Bounty from Tahiti to Pitcairn Island, where descendants of its mutineers still live today
  • Explore the unusual geology and wildlife of Henderson Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and look for endemic bird species
  • Delve into the intriguing lost culture of Easter Island and examine ancient burial sites and towering moai with an archaeologist

Special Offers

  • BOOK 2 OR MORE AND SAVE 10%
  • SOLO OFFER
  • FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED
  • EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard

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Length

10 days

  1. Apr
  2. May

From

$8,490

Prices are per person

Special Offers (4)
Highlights

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard

Length

10 days

  1. Apr
  2. May

From

$8,490

Top Highlights

  • 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

Special Offers

  • BOOK 2 OR MORE AND SAVE 10%
  • FREE AIRFARE
  • FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED
  • EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS

Expedition Highlights

The exploration lore and legend of the South Pacific is among the world’s most romantic. As we venture from west to east, we follow the routes of the bold people who populated these islands. Sail in their wake, and learn their stories. You’ll enter a world of visual wonder. Discover a profusion of wildlife—fairy terns, Tahitian petrels, tropicbirds, frigatebirds, and red-footed boobies—plus rare endemic species like the brilliantly hued, white-capped fruit dove in the Marquesas. The islands’ flora, lush and luxurious as a dream, is equally intriguing. Discover enchanting colors and sweet aromas of tropical flowers. Under the sea a kaleidoscopic world unfurls among pristine, colorful coral reefs.

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Being able to experience the ceremonies of the welcome—the dances, singing, leis—in an authentic Polynesian cultural context was not just artful, beautiful, and fragrant, it was also sincere and meaningful—pure bliss for both audience and performers.

Christine B.

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In the past three years I’ve spent a couple weeks in French Polynesia, each time exploring some new terrain. Why return year after year? Because I find the region utterly joyous, beautiful and fascinating; the people, the land and sea and particularly the undersea.

Sven-Olof Lindblad

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