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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Paul Gauguin sunset

Paul Gauguin Cruise at Sunset

Paul Gauguin sunset

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Huahine jet ski Paul Gauguin

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Huahine jet ski Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin Cruise at Sunrise

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Paul Gauguin Cruise

Society Islands

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9 Day Adventure

Amazing Views

Aquatic Adventures

Beach Getaway

Flights/Airfare

Itinerary

Some Meals

Papeete, Moorea, Bora Bora, Taha'a

Xmas Luxury Cruise

9 Day Luxury Cruise - Papeete, Moorea, Bora Bora, Taha'a

This Christmas – or New Years 2020 – escape on the Paul Gauguin and enjoy the perfect introduction to the many delights of the secluded, charming and stunning French Polynesian islands!  Your 7-night voyage whisks you away to destinations that played muse for author James A. Michener, painter Paul Gauguin, and many more. Where will you find your inspiration? Vanilla-scented Taha’a? Rugged Moorea? Or perhaps even just watching the Technicolor sunset from your balcony onboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. 

9-day package, 7-night cruise (Papeete to Papeete).

Cruising the Society Islands of Moorea, Bora Bora, Taha’a 

Up to 35% off in savings–book by: 31 July 2019!

Christmas Departure
$7,844CAD
per person based on double occupancy, from Vancouver
  • Sailing dates:
  • December 21 - 28, 2019
  • (actual travel dates: 21 Dec 2019 - 29 Dec 2019) 
  • Departing Vancouver - $7,844 per person
  • Departing Calgary / Edmonton - $7,944 per person
  • Departing Toronto / Ottawa - $8,144 per person
  • Package Inclusions:
  • Round-trip airfare from Canada, round-trip airport transfers, all shipboard meals, in your choice of venues, complimentary 24-hour room service, complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship, in-room refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water, all shipboard entertainment, onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff, watersports including complimentary kayaking and paddleboarding from the ship’s marina, and all taxes, fees & fuel surcharges.
  • Must book by: 31 July 2019!
  • 35% discount has already been applied to the above prices
  • Price reflects Category F stateroom. Upgrades are available.
New Year's Departure
$10,676CAD
per person based on double occupancy, from Vancouver
  • Sailing dates:
  • 28 December 2019 - 03 January 2020
  • (actual travel dates: 28 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020) 
  • Departing Vancouver - $10,676 per person
  • Departing Calgary / Edmonton - $10,901 per person
  • Departing Toronto / Ottawa - $11,124 per person
  • Package Inclusions:
  • Round-trip airfare from Canada, round-trip airport transfers, all shipboard meals, in your choice of venues, complimentary 24-hour room service, complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship, in-room refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water, all shipboard entertainment, onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff, watersports including complimentary kayaking and paddleboarding from the ship’s marina, and all taxes, fees & fuel surcharges.
  • Must book by: 31 July 2019!
  • 8% discount has already been applied to the above prices
  • Price reflects Category F stateroom. Upgrades are available.

Get Ready for a Trip of a Lifetime

Details of Your Downunder Travel Adventure

Included in your Adventure

Aquatic Adventures

Flights/Airfare

Some Meals

Taxes & Fees

Walking Tour

Airport Transfers

Luxury Experience

Cultural Experience

Foodie Experience

Excluded in your Adventure

Motor Sports

Local Tahiti Tax

Where will you visit?

Secluded Huahine
Overnight in Bora Bora
Tahiti
Moorea
Taha’a
Lush Rainforests
Visit a Private Island
Gratuities included

Xmas Luxury Cruise

Itinerary

Papeete, Moorea, Bora Bora, Taha'a

9 Day Adventure

Day 1: Depart Canada

Day 2: Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

Arrive in Tahiti.  You will be transferred to the cruise port to embark on your cruise.

The islands of Polynesia are a gorgeous collection of volcanic atolls strewn across the grand Pacific Ocean, and the island of Tahiti is the largest of all 118. Explore the dynamic dining, nightlife, and shopping in the capital city of Papeete before embarking on The Gauguin. 

Day 3: Huahine, Society Islands

Known as “The Garden Island,” Huahine’s lush rainforests and dramatic terrain surround sacred sites and legendary landmarks that are among the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. If Huahine’s expansive lagoon is calling your name, enjoy a SCUBA diving excursion or picnic on the beach.

Day 4: Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands

Embark on your choice of exciting shore excursions today, or spend your whole day relaxing on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, or simply lounge on the beach with a chilled beverage from our floating bar. Les Gauguines will also be on hand to provide musical entertainment and demonstrate traditional Polynesian crafts. A delicious barbecue lunch is provided.

Day 5 & 6: Bora Bora, Society Islands

A bucket list destination for many, stunning Bora Bora welcomes you for two full days of exploring lush peaks, white-sand beaches, colorful coral reefs, and romantic lagoons. Experience the natural beauty of the island with an optional snorkeling excursion, sunset jetboat ride, or a helicopter tour that flies you over Bora Bora’s iconic Mount Otemanu. You can also spend time at our private beach which offers volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding.

Day 7: Moorea, Society Islands

Vibrant colors abound during the leisurely days in Moorea, in everything from fresh fruits and flowers to multi-hued lagoons, and from spectacular mountain peaks to palm-fringed beaches. Shop for local handicrafts, embark on an optional dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist, and sample the local pineapples, said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia.

Day 8: Moorea, Society Islands / Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

Vibrant colors abound on Moorea, in everything from fresh fruits and flowers to multi-hued lagoons, and from spectacular mountain peaks to palm-fringed beaches. Shop for local handicrafts, embark on an optional dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist, and sample the local pineapples, said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia.

Day 9: Disembark in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

Tahiti’s capital city of Papeete welcomes you back with emerald hillsides, sapphire waters, and warm breezes. If you’re not ready for your South Pacific vacation to end, spend a few days here experiencing resorts, spas, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping.

You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.  Why not stay longer?  Or ask us about adding on Australia or New Zealand!

Xmas Luxury Cruise

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Tahiti / French Polynesia: Facts & Information

Weather

French Polynesia is in a moderate tropical region with a climate offering sunny, pleasant days and an average yearly air and water temperature of 27C. Summer is from November through April and the temperatures are slightly warmer and more humid. Winter is from May through October and the temperatures are slightly cooler and dryer.

Safety

The islands of French Polynesia are generally a safe destination for travel. With common-sense, you can safely enjoy your visit. However, as with all travel at home or away, you should observe the same precautions with your personal safety and possessions.

Vaccinations

WHO recommends travellers be up to date with their Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B & Typhoid Fever. In general, prior to departure for any vacation, it’s always best to speak with your physician.

Currency & Customs

Tahiti’s currency is the French Pacific Franc (XPF). Most credit cards are readily accepted in all tourist areas. Tipping is not customary, with the exception of tour leaders. Travelers with 10, 000 Euros, in cash or travelers cheques, will need to declare the total sum to the relevant customs officials. All gold, except for personal jewellery, over 500grams will need to be declared.

Electricity

Hotels use either 110 or 220 volts, depending on the location. Power outlets for shavers are provided in most hotels and a converter/adapter is often required for appliances you bring, including computers. Most of the hotels use a European style plug.

Language

French and Tahitian are the official languages of French Polynesia. English is spoken and understood in most hotels, restaurants and shops.

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Ghan Platinum Trip

Just to let you know we arrived safely back home late yesterday after a wonderful trip. Thank you for setting it all up. We saw almost no rain but the day that it did rain was when we arrived in Darwin. Having Platinum [The Ghan] meant our transfer bus was right beside the train whereas the Gold passengers had quite a walk to get to the station. The train is almost a kilometer long so it meant a walk in the rain for some.

G. Bernhardt

Melbourne, Cairns & Sydney!

The tours in Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney were exceptional.  The guides were all very informative and helpful when explaining the sites, sometimes throwing in their own personal stories too.  In Melbourne we enjoyed: the hop on/off bus tour, the Central Historical tram, the Treasury and ANZAC Memorial is is very worthwhile, The Great Ocean Road with our small group tour was fabulous and the Penguin Parade with underground viewing is definitely a must-see!  The Cairns tours are remarkable; I enjoyed our small personalized group travel to Frankland Island (including guided walk), the Kuranda Train, Skyrail and Hartley’s offered a great variety and St. Monica’s Cathedral with its stained glass windows are a hidden gem!  In Sydney, we enjoyed so much; the Ferry boat was easy to manage, The Sydney Opera House was definitely a highlight, our Harbour Cruise was fantastic and our Blue Mountains tour with hike was lovely, definitely another must-experience.

In addition to the terrific tours, our flights and connections were seamless and the personal touches and the variety of experienced offered on this trip was one of a kind!  I look forward to working with you again in the not too distant future!

W. MGee

A Phenomenal South Pacific Adventure

A special thanks for putting my phenomenal South Pacific Adventure of a lifetime together.  Much appreciation for all the hard work that you have endured to make my trip a most memorable adventure.  I have totally enjoyed every aspect of the trip.  I will definitely recommend this itinerary to anyone looking for a trip of a lifetime.

A. Millette

Wonderful Thailand and Myanmar!

Thanks for organizing and planning our recent trip to Thailand and Myanmar. We had a wonderful, magical month on some Thai islands, and tremendously enjoyed Mandalay and particularly, Bagan. The hot air balloon ride, is not to be missed.  Our next trip to that part of the world , we will certainly use your expertise Andree.

T. Baker

Best Vacation Ever

Jason created the Best Vacation Ever for us – a month long trip to Australia travelling the east coast, the Red Center and south. All arrangements, locations, excursions, transfers were well executed which resulted in a stress free vacation for us! Thanks so much for your attention to all the details. Would definitely recommend that others trust Jason to make their entire trip as spectacular as ours was.
Gregory’s and Short’s

L. Gregory

Southern Africa 25 Day Tour

“Heard about this place through a friend and decided to inquire about a trip to Southern Africa. Jason did a fantastic job with very little time and set up a 25 day trip, flights included. Was excellent at every stage and everything went off without a hitch. Would absolutely recommend, and will most definitely be a repeat customer.”

J. Szoo

We will be recommending you to anyone we know

We absolutely loved our vacation, Jason!  Kudos to you with your recommendations, bookings, etc.  Everything came off without a hitch –  excursion pickups, airport shuttles were always on time.  We made out great driving on the wrong side of the road, and steering wheel on wrong side of car lol.  Air New Zealand was a great choice for our main flights, flight attendants came to our seats and thanked us personally for flying with Air New Zealand.  Again, we have to thank you so much Jason for helping us plan such a fantastic vacation – such a great time.  Hopefully we will vacation in another area you sell and we’ll need your services again.  We will definitely be recommending you to anyone we know.

C. Hinks

African Safari

“Our group of 4 travelled to Africa, 4 different countries, many flights, hotels and tours under the guidance of Jason at Down Under Travel. The trip was amazing especially the safaris. Jason’s attention to detail made this trip outstanding. Truly a trip of a lifetime that was arranged perfectly. Don’t hesitate to book with this company, you will not be disappointed.”

M. O'Bryan

3 Week Australia Trip!

Our family would like to thank you for coordinating an amazing trip to Australia!  We only had 3 weeks but we were able to experience so much with an itinerary that was seamless and worry free!

Every spot was memorable, from the Grampians to Kangaroo Island, to a liveaboard on the GBR and the bright lights of Melbourne and Sydney  – a spectacular country and can’t wait to go back!

We definitely recommend Downunder Travel and are grateful to Andree for all her help and expertise in creating a wonderful adventure!

Maureen

Super Thank-You for completely arranging our 5 week trip!

We would like to say a super Thank You to Jason Webb at Downunder Travel. For completely arranging our 5 week trip to New Zealand, Australia, Bora Bora, Paul Gauguin Cruise in Tahiti & return to Canada. Jason booked all our airline travel, chauffeur pick ups, & travel dates. These were very convenient scheduled & were all on time. Twelve air planes in 34 days. Jason had the knowledge & experience to pre-book excellent hotels, exceptional tours & timely transfers. We had a memorable, enjoyable carefree trip due to Jason’s knowledgeable preparation.

Bonnie & Kent

NZ and Cook Islands

“Jason planned our 3 week honeymoon to New Zealand and Cook Islands in October 2016. Jason was very knowledgeable and saved us so much time not trying to plan the trip details ourselves! We had an amazing time, with everything going smoothly. Overall, happy to recommend his service to anyone else planning to go “down under” 🙂 .”

L. Filipic

Selection of excursions were suited to our interests

Kudos to Sawyer, our travel agent from Downunder Travel, who did a fantastic job of arranging our trip to Fiji. Her attention to detail was impeccable.

We were delayed for takeoff from Calgary to San Francisco due to weather and Sawyer helped us with our hotel bookings and transfers en-route to San Francisco. As well, she automatically readjusted our Fiji itinerary to coincide with our missed arrival dates in Fiji.

When we were planning our trip, we told Sawyer what our interests were, and her selection of excursions were exactly suited to our interests. Her choice of accommodations was excellent.

Jim & Mary

Australia, Africa, and more!

“A group of 9 travelers wanted to do a tour of Australia. 4 of us have been using Jason at Downunder Travel since 2005. We are a group with agricultural interests so we were hoping to see the diversity of Australia with as many ag components as possible. We met with Jason and he compiled an itinerary for us which gave us another trip of a lifetime. Jason’s attention to detail is truly amazing. Everything happened without a glitch which makes for a worry-free holiday. He also allowed for some free days if anything needed rearranged. We are already planning our next holiday with his company. Kudos to Jason!”

T. Evans

New Zealand Self-Drive

“We spent 6.5 wonderful weeks exploring both Islands in New Zealand. Jason met with us to understand our interests and a sense of where we hoped to travel while there. Accommodations, day trips, half day tours etc all ran without a hitch. At one point we thought we might be seeking medical assistance at a drop in clinic. Not sure about the process with Medical Insurance, we sent him a note to which he quickly responded and we really appreciated. We are very thankful for the arrangements and bookings that helped make the time there truly great. Thanks Jason.”

D. Nixon