– French Polynesia –
The tour is focused on four very different islands of French Polynesia: Moorea, Raiatea, Taha’a, Rangiroa, 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.
- Airfare: San Francisco-Papeete. French Bee
- 5 Airplane transfers Moorea-Papeete, Papeete-Raiatea, Raiatea-Papeete, Papeete-Rangiroa, and Rangiroa-Papeete
- Ferry transfers Papeete-Moorea-Papeete
- Transportation to scheduled sites in chauffeured mini-vans and boats
- 12 hotel nights in Moorea, Raiatea, Rangiroa and Papeete. Breakfast included
- 7 dinners
- 5 lunches
- Papeete’s farmers’ market visit
- Moorea lagoon discovery + swimming with rays + picnic on an islet
- Moorea full day 4WD island discovery. picnic included
- Taha’a Pearl farm visit
- Taha’a Vanilla plantation visit
- Raiatea excursion hiking to the 3 Cascades. Moderate activity
- Blue Lagoon full day excursion in Rangiroa
- Rangiroa vineyard visit + wine and rhum tasting
- Green Lagoon excursion in Rangiroa
- Local guides and access to scheduled sites
- Isabelle Corneaux as your full-time tour director
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Travel insurance is not included and must be booked and paid separately
- All meals and activities not mentioned on the tour
- Limited to a maximum of 12 people
- Subject to exchange rate
* Price per person with double occupancy
* Single supplement
- Date: February 4-18, 2023
Where will you be staying?
4 locations: In Moorea, we’ll be staying 4 nights at Hotel “Moorea Beach Lodge” in bungalows with air conditioning. In Raiatea, we’ll be staying 3 nights at “Raiatea Lodge” Hotel in rooms with views on the lagoon. In Rangiroa, we’ll be staying 4 nights at Hotel “Kia Ora Resort & Spa”, in bungalows on the beach with jacuzzis. In Papeete, we’ll be staying 2 nights at Hotel Tahiti Nui.
Activity level: Relaxing to Moderate
Day 0: San Francisco-Papeete. (Feb. 4)
Departure: 9:10 pm. Feb 4, 2022-Arrival: 5:15 am. Feb. 5, 2023.
Day 1: Arrival in Papeete: 5:15 am. (Feb. 5)
Transfer to Papeete. Visit of the famous farmers’ market full or exotic flowers, fish and crafts. Transfer to Aremiti Ferry for Moorea. Transfer to Hotel “Moorea Beach Lodge” for 4 nights in Bungalows by the Lagoon. Breakfasts included.
A day to rest on the beach…
Day 2: Moorea (Feb. 6)
Activity: Lagoon discovery in outrigger canoe and picnic on an islet: lunch + drinks included. 6 hours
Day 3: Moorea (Feb. 7)
Activity: Moorea full day 4WD discovery: Transfers, lunch, fruits and drinks. 7 hours
Day 4: Moorea (Feb. 8)
Take a full day to relax on the beach and enjoy the idyllic view!
Day 5: Raiatea (Feb. 9)
Enjoy the last morning in Moorea and check out of the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Flight Moorea-Raiatea early afternoon. Boat transfer to the Hotel “Raiatea Lodge” in Raiatea. 3 nights in bungalows by the lagoon. Breakfasts and dinners included.
Day 6: Taha’a (Feb. 10)
Activity: Full day excursion to visit the island of Taha’a. Start the day by visiting the famous French Vanilla Farm, then the rhum distillery. Enjoy a picnic on a motu then visit “Love Her Pearl Farm”. Finish the visit with the coral garden.
Day 7: Raiatea (Feb. 11)
Activity: Gentle half-day hike to the “3 cascades”. 3-4 hours.
Day 8: Rangiroa (Feb. 12)
Check out of the hotel in Raiatea. Boat transfer to the airport. Flights Raiatea-Papeete, Papeete-Rangiroa. Departure: 9:10 am- Arrival: 2:15 pm in Rangiroa. Transfer to the Hotel “Kia Ora”. 4 nights in bungalows with jacuzzi by the lagoon. Breakfast and dinner included.
Activity: Spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the view of the lagoon, snorkel or take a bicycle and discover the village and a section of the atoll.
Day 9: Rangiroa (Feb. 13)
Activity: Blue Lagoon excursion by boat. Traditional lunch included. 7 hours
Day 10: Rangiroa (Feb. 14)
Activity: Free day: Different options not included: Scuba diving in the famous Avatoru pass, snorkeling in the pass, spa day, dolphin watch, or simply relax on the beach.
Day 11: Rangiroa (Feb. 15)
Activity: Discover local Polynesian lifestyle. Rangiroa Vineyard visit + wine tasting. Green Lagoon excursion by boat. Traditional lunch included. 7 hours.
Day 12: Papeete. (Feb. 16)
Acitivity: Visit a local pearl farm and a honey producer or simply relax for your last day on the atoll. Check out of the hotel in Rangiroa. Transfer to the airport. Flights Rangiroa-Papeete. Departure: 4:25 pm- Arrival: 5:25 pm. Transfer to Tahiti Nui Hotel.
Day 13: Papeete (Feb. 17)
Transfer to Papeete Airport. International Flight: Papeete-San Francisco. Departure: 7:15 am. No breakfast included.
Day 14: San Francisco (Feb. 18)
Arrival: 5:15 pm