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View of Mont Mount Otemanu mountain surrounded by a turquoise lagoon, motu atolls, reef barrier, and the South Pacific Ocean in Bora Bora, French Polynesia
View of Mont Mount Otemanu mountain surrounded by a turquoise lagoon, motu atolls, reef barrier, and the South Pacific Ocean in Bora Bora, French Polynesia
ExpeditionsPolynesian Discovery: Exploring Tahiti, Bora Bora, and the Tuamotus

Polynesian Discovery: Exploring Tahiti, Bora Bora, and the Tuamotus

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Neighboring the storied islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora lies the coveted diving destination of Rangiroa, the steep volcanic cliffs and remarkable grottoes of Makatea, and the ancient Polynesian cultural site of Marae Taputapuātea on Ra'iatea. On an incredible expedition to one of the last places on Earth to be settled by humans, discover iconic tropical landscapes, ancient cultural sites, and an extraordinary undersea world.

Highlights

Aerial view of the bays of Habe and Hokatu in the island of Ua Huka in the Marquesas archipelago in French Polynesia
  • See iconic landscapes like Bora Bora's verdant Mount Otemanu, jutting 2,400 feet above turquoise waters

  • Dive and snorkel in crystalline waters to discover an undersea world of 16-foot manta rays, green sea turtles, black-tipped reef sharks, and enormous schools of fish

  • Swim into an otherworldly grotto on Makatea and float in a hidden cave surrounded by stalagmites and stalactites

  • Learn about Polynesian history and culture at sights including Marae Taputapuātea, a UNESCO World Heritage site

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From

$5,943

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Was $6,443Save $500

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duration
7 Days

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South Pacific & French Polynesia 2023-25

From

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/ per person

Was $6,443Save $500

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7 Days
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South Pacific & French Polynesia 2023-25

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Bora Bora lagoon from the sea

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