– French Polynesia –

Tour Details

The tour is focused on five very different islands of French Polynesia: Moorea, Raiatea, Taha’a, Rangiroa, Tahiti, and will take you on a paradisiac journey through the South Pacific.

Join Isabelle Corneaux as your tour director and Ludwig Blanc, our local guide on a Wine Detours trip of mythical destinations. Tahiti calls to mind visions of an idyllic French Polynesia island paradise. The Islands of Tahiti are one place in the world where you can feel truly peaceful and at home away from home. Some might call it heaven or paradise!

Here, in the islands of Tahiti, you will find the freedom and remoteness to reconnect with a pristine natural world. Whether you come for relaxation or to explore, you will feel the life force flow through everything, we call it Mana. From colorful reefs to dramatic mountains, secluded beaches, and welcoming culture, you will find what you need to revive your senses and rediscover your spirit of adventure.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 4 Airplane transfers: Moorea-Raiatea, Raiatea-Papeete, Papeete-Rangiroa, and Rangiroa-Papeete
  • Ferry transfer: Papeete-Moorea
  • Transportation to scheduled sites in chauffeured mini-vans and boats
  • 6 full-day excursions
  • 14 hotel nights in Moorea, Raiatea, Rangiroa and Papeete. 13 breakfasts included
  • 8 dinners
  • 6 lunches
  • Moorea lagoon discovery + snorkeling in Moorea pass + swimming with rays + lunch on a private islet.
  • Moorea full day 4WD island discovery. Picnic included.
  • Taha’a ful day boat tour + lunch on an private islet.
  • Taha’a Pearl farm visit.
  • Taha’a Vanilla plantation visit.
  • Taha’a Rhum Distillery visit.
  • Snorkeling at the Coral Garden in Taha’a. 
  • Raiatea full island Tour by mini van.
  • Blue Lagoon full day excursion in Rangiroa.
  • Rangiroa vineyard visit + wine and rhum tasting.
  • Green Lagoon excursion + lunch in Rangiroa.
  • Papeete’s farmers’ market visit.
  • Local guides and access to scheduled sites.
  • Isabelle Corneaux as your full-time tour director.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights to Papeete, French Polynesia (must be booked with French Bee Airlines) 
  • Travel insurance is not included and must be booked and paid separately
  • All meals and activities not mentioned on the tour

Cost: $8400

  • Limited to a maximum of 8 people
  • Subject to exchange rate

* Price per person with double occupancy

* Single supplement

* Overwater bungalow optional in Rangiroa. Supplement

Dates

  • Date: March 8-23, 2023

Where will you be staying?

4 locations: In Moorea, we’ll be staying 4 nights in a boutique hotel at “Moorea Beach Lodge” in bungalows on the beach with air conditioning. In Raiatea, we’ll be staying  4 nights at “Raiatea Lodge”, a beautiful colonial hotel in rooms with views on the lagoon. In Rangiroa, we’ll be staying 4 nights at “Kia Ora Resort & Spa”, in bungalows on the beach with jacuzzis. (Overwater Bungalows optional with an extra cost). In Papeete, we’ll be staying 2 nights at Hotel Tahiti Nui.

Activity level: Relaxing 

ITINERARY:

Day 0: San Francisco to Papeete

Depart on an overnight flight from San Francisco with French Bee Airline.

Day 1: Arrive in Papeete

Welcome to paradise! You’ll land in Papeete at 5:15 am, transfer to the city center in chauffeured mini vans then board the Aremiti Ferry to get to Moorea at 7:35 am. Check in at the Moorea Beach Lodge hotel for 4 nights in Bungalows by the Lagoon. Breakfasts included. Take the rest of the day to relax on the beach.

Day 2: Moorea

Head out onto the lagoon in an outrigger canoe, swim with rays, snorkel in the Moorea Pass to see green sea turtles, multi colored fish, black fins sharks, and have a traditional lunch on a small private islet. This unforgettable experience will take about 6 hours.

Day 3: Moorea

Beach day! This is what being in paradise is all about. Apply your sunscreen, pull out your favorite book and unwind in the tropical sunshine. 

Day 4: Moorea

Pile into a 4-wheel drive vehicle for a full day discovery tour of Moorea. Lunch, drinks and snacks are all included.

Day 5: Moorea to Raiatea

Enjoy the last morning in Moorea and check out of the hotel. We’ll then take a short flight from Moorea to Raiatea and arrive in the early afternoon. Transfer in chauffeured mini vans to the Raiatea Lodge hotel. We’ll be here for 4 nights in bungalows by the lagoon. Breakfasts and dinners are included.

Day 6: RAIATEA

Today we’ll explore the tour of the island in a chauffeured minivan  for a full day discovery tour of Raiatea. We’ll learn about local culture, visit Raiatea Botanical gardens, learn about endemic flowers. We will also learn about Marae Taputapuātea, the largest temple in French Polynesia and the ancestral homeland of Polynesian culture. Lunch, drinks and snacks are all included.

Day 7: tAHA’A

It’s a full day excursion to visit the island of Taha’a. We’ll start the day by visiting the Love Her Pearl Farm ans learn how black pearls are produced. Then, we’ll visit the rum distillery and taste the different rums from Polynesia. Our next stop is the amazingly beautiful coral garden! We’ll snorkel the coral garden several times  before we hop on the boat again to enjoy a picnic on a “motu” (very small island). After lunch, you will have time to rest, explore the islet and take photos before we wrap up the day with a visit of the famous French Vanilla Farm. 

Day 8: Raiatea

Another beach day! This is what being in paradise is all about. Apply your sunscreen, pull out your favorite book and unwind in the tropical sunshine, or grab a kayak and discover Motu Miri Miri just 15 min. away and its translucent water. 

Day 9: Raiatea to Rangiroa

Check out of the hotel in Raiatea in the morning. We’ll take the boat back to the airport and fly from Raiatea to Papeete and then Papeete to Rangiroa to arrive mid-afternoon. We’ll check in to the Kia Ora hotel for 4 nights in bungalows with jacuzzis by the lagoon. Breakfast and dinner included. Take the afternoon to relax and enjoy the view of the lagoon, snorkel, or take a bicycle and discover the village and a section of the atoll.

Day 9: Rangiroa

Free day! Allow yourself to get lost in island life in any way you please. Options include: Scuba diving in the famous Avatoru pass, snorkeling in the pass, spa day, dolphin watching, or simply relaxing on the beach.

Day 10: Rangiroa

Today we’re on the water with a Blue Lagoon boat excursion. A traditional lunch is included. Be ready to see turquoise clouds and amazing shades of blue! Just paradise!

Day 11: Rangiroa

Time to discover the local Polynesian lifestyle. Just relax!

Day 12: Rangiroa

We’ll visit the famous Rangiroa Vineyard which Bruno Corneaux developed from 1999 to 2002 and do a wine tasting. Afterwards, we’ll hop on a boat and explore the Green Lagoon. A traditional lunch is included.

Day 13: Rangiroa to Papeete

Enjoy your last morning in paradise before getting on an airplane back to Papeete. In the morning, choose to visit a local pearl farm and honey producer, or simply relax for your last day on the atoll. We’ll check out of the hotel in the early afternoon, head to the airport and take our flight to Papeete. Check in to the Tahiti Nui hotel for the night and have dinner at one of the famous Roulottes. It is a must in Papeete! 

Day 14: Papeete

After breakfast, you’ll get to visit the famous farmers market full of exotic flowers, fresh fish and local crafts. This is just a 5 min. walk from the hotel. Then you can take some free time to explore the city center, do some shopping, visit the museum of black pearls or simply relax by the hotel pool or have a spa treatment before getting on the airplane the next morning for an early international flight.   

Day 15: Papeete to San Francisco

Early morning transfer to Papeete Airport to catch our international flight back to the United States. Arrive back in the USA.

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