Tahiti & the Society Islands

Paul Gauguin sunset

Paul Gauguin Cruise at Sunset

Paul Gauguin sunset
Huahine jet ski Paul Gauguin

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Huahine jet ski Paul Gauguin
Paul Gauguin Cruise

Paul Gauguin Vessel 

Paul Gauguin Cruise

Cruise Society Islands

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9 Day Adventure

Amazing Views

Aquatic Adventures

Beach Getaway

Flights/Airfare

Itinerary

Meals

Papeete to Papeete

Paul Gauguin Cruises

9 Day Cruise - Papeete to Papeete

Sail on a ship that has been specifically designed to easily glide through the shallow seas of the South Pacific for a smooth and incredible voyage!  The Gauguin is the flagship of Paul Gauguin Cruises and a small cruiser’s dream voyage come to life—this is luxury cruising at its finest!

The perfect introduction to the picture-perfect charms of the South Pacific, this 7-night journey whisks you away to destinations that played muse for author James A. Michener, painter Paul Gauguin, and many more. Find your inspiration in vanilla-scented Taha’a? or maybe rugged Moorea! Or perhaps even just watching the Technicolor sunset from your balcony onboard the m/s Paul Gauguin.

Low Season
$6,489CAD
per person based on double occupancy
  • Sailing dates:
  • December 7, 2019 
  • Departing Vancouver - $6,489
  • Departing Calgary / Edmonton - $6,589
  • Departing Toronto / Ottawa - $6,689
Shoulder Season
$8,885CAD
per person based on double occupancy
  • Sailing dates:
  • 12 October 2019
  • 11 January 2020
  • 15 February 2020
  • 22 February 2020
  • 31 OCtober 2020  
  • Departing Vancouver - $8,885
  • Departing Calgary / Edmonton - $8,985
  • Departing Toronto / Ottawa - $9,085
High Season
$9,499CAD
per person based on double occupancy
  • Sailing dates:
  • 20 July 2019
  • 21 December 2019
  • 28 December 2019
  • 04 July 2020
  • 11 July 2020
  • 08 August 2020
  • 12 September 2020
  • 26 December 2020 
  • Departing Vancouver - $9,499
  • Departing Calgary / Edmonton - $9,599
  • Departing Toronto / Ottawa - $9,699

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Included in your Adventure

Aquatic Adventures

Flights/Airfare

Meals

Taxes & Fees

Walking Tour

Airport Transfers

Luxury Experience

Cultural Experience

Foodie Experience

Excluded in your Adventure

Motor Sports

Local Tahiti Tax

Where you will visit and things to do?

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

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Itinerary

Papeete to Papeete

9 Day Adventure

Day 1: Arrive Tahiti

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

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.

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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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