French Polynesia (Tahiti & Bora Bora)
Leave your worries behind & escape to the radiant & carefree islands of Tahiti & Moorea on this exhilarating & affordable jaunt through French Polynesia. Escorted by your private guide, begin your tour in the Tahitian capital of Papeete, which is rich in history & natural splendor. From the blooming sanctuary of the Vaipahi Gardens, the colourful artwork at the Gauguin Museum, the bewitching black-sand beaches to its stunning & bounteous waterfalls, Papeete is a city not soon forgotten. Board a ferry to the idyllic island paradise of Moorea, where the azure sea is met by a mountainous landscape. Take a dip in the untainted waters of the island’s unearthly lagoon, discover the dreamlike world under the water’s surface & languish on its white sand beaches. Featuring private guide, tranquil accommodations, scenic ferry ride, picnic lunch by the sea & more.
Enjoy a private airport transfer.
Le Royal Tahitien hotel is located only three kilometers from Papeete and built on the grounds where the Royal Pomare Family, the last Ruling Dynasty, once lived and played. The Hotel offers a retreat where privacy and tranquility prevails. Take a stroll through an idyllic haven with flower-filled tropical gardens. Considered to be one of Tahiti's treasure spots, swim in the warm, untroubled waters of the lagoon or relax pool side with a tropical drink. Le Royal Tahitien is highly recommended for those" who want to get away from it all" for a truly relaxing experience.
Join your fellow travellers as you discover the tropical ambiance of Tahiti on a complete tour around the island : visit One Tree Hill, Arahoho Blow Hole, Gauguin Museum, Vaipahi Gardens & Mara'a Fern Grottoes. Includes entrance fees. (shared service, afternoon departure)
Meet your driver for a port transfer with private vehicle and driver.
Transfer aboard a ferry from Papeete to Moorea.
A private vehicle with driver will transfer you between the Moorea and the Airport.
On Moorea, the most beautiful island in the Pacific and the closest to Tahiti (8 minutes by air or 30 minutes by catamaran), the Hotel "Les Tipaniers" awaits nature lovers who can appreciate the beauty and authenticity of this little Paradise.
Explore the circle island of Moorea from its prestine lagoon. Your guide will take you on a journey through the history of the Opunohu and Cook Bays, boasting fantastic views of this tropical paradise. Work up an appetite in the lagoon’s turquoise waters amongst the coral, tropical fish and stingrays, before stopping to enjoy a lunch time picnic on the island.
Transfer aboard a ferry from Moorea to Papeete.
VISA/PASSPORTA passport valid for six months beyond duration of stay is required for both US and Canadian citizens. Visas are not required for stays of up to three months.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check information about entry requirements, travelers, particularly those planning to enter by sea,with the french Embassy.HEALTHHealth insurance is required. Medical facilities are not widespread and poor quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/french-polynesia.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Papeete (Tahiti Island). Government: French Overseas Territory since 1946. Language: The official languages are French and Tahitian. Other Polynesian languages are spoken by the indigenous population. English is widely understood, mainly by islanders accustomed to dealing with foreign visitors. Religion: Approximately 55% Protestant and 34% Catholic. Time: Tahiti and Her Islands span three time zones: Gambier Islands: GMT - 9. Marquesas Islands: GMT - 9.5. Society Archipelago, Tubuai Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago (except Gambier Islands), Tahiti: GMT - 10. Electricity: 110/220 volts AC, 60Hz. US-style two-pin plugs are in use. Telephone: Country code +689 Mobile Telephone: The GSM 900 network is not compatible with US mobile phones. Mobile phones are available to rent, which offer better rates than roaming fees. Internet: There are Internet cafes in Papeete and Moorea.
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