More Tuamotus & Society Islands - 10-Nights

This swoon-worthy new itinerary delves deep into the treasures of the Tuamotu Archipelago featuring our first-ever overnight stay in UNESCO-listed Fakarava and discovery of Rangiroa, renowned for its black pearl farms. Wonders of the Society Islands are on full display too, from Bora Bora's jaw-dropping turquoise lagoon and Moorea's picturesque palm-fringed beaches to explorations in Huahine, a veritable 'Garden of Eden,' Raiatea, the sacred heart of French Polynesia, and Motu Mahana, our very own private islet near Taha'a.

Highlights

  • An overnight in Fakarava invite immersive discovery of this Biosphere Reserve known for its exceptional marine biodiversity, pristine coral reefs, and the largest population of grey sharks in the world.
  • As the starting point for the earliest Polynesian voyagers, Raiatea holds immense cultural and historical significance as the spiritual center of the region, home to ancient marae (sacred temples) and important archaeological sites.
  • Take in the wild beauty of Bora Bora, stretching from dazzling coral reefs teeming with sea life to the jagged peaks of Mount Otemanu; fall in love with the laidback romance of its expansive beaches and legendary lagoon.

    Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 - Tahiti, Society Islands

    The largest of French Polynesia's 118 islands, Tahiti and it's capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin (and/or end) your South Pacific sojourn. The Gauguin waits patiently in the harbor, a vibrant and bustling market across the street and in the evenings roulottes (food trucks) line the nearby square offering tasty local fare.

    Day 2 - At Sea

    Have you met Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines yet? Our onboard hosts are at the ready to share their Polynesian culture, with Tahitian dance lessons, hands-on traditional craft demonstrations, and an array of activities for all ages. The day is yours to make what you will of it. Perhaps you'll take in a lecture by one of our special guests or take part in cooking lessons with the executive chef. Or maybe you'll unwind poolside or treat yourself to a visit to the Algotherm Spa... or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.

    Day 2 - Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands

    Fakarava is an unspoiled paradise in every sense of the word. In addition to the many rare species of plants and animals, you'll find in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, it's also a place of cultural and historical significance, with charming villages, ancient temples, and spectacular coral churches.

    Day 3 - Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands

    Fakarava is an unspoiled paradise in every sense of the word. In addition to the many rare species of plants and animals, you'll find in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, it's also a place of cultural and historical significance, with charming villages, ancient temples, and spectacular coral churches.

    Day 4 - Rangiroa, Tuamotu Islands

    Life is beautifully simple in Rangiroa, the largest atoll of the Tuamotu Archipelago in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It's the perfect place to immerse yourself in the local culture. Tour a local black pearl farm, wander the village of Avatoru, or visit Dominique Auroy Winery, which produces French Polynesia's only wine label.

    Day 5 - Huahine, Society Islands

    Don't be fooled by the vibe of this laid-back, secluded island. Many treasures are hidden among the lush rainforest and dramatic terrain. With a bit of exploration, you'll uncover some of the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. Underwater treasures await as well, with a snorkel excursion in the lagoon.

    Day 6 - Bora Bora, Society Islands

    Explore lush peaks, wander white-sand beaches, and marvel at the iconic views of Mount Otemanu. Take the plunge with a SCUBA excursion to see the island's colorful coral reefs, enjoy a sunset jetboat ride, or spend a lazy afternoon on our private beach*. Like a priceless Paul Gauguin painting come to life, storied Bora Bora is colorful and unforgettable. The landscape alone will have you searching for adequate adjectives, especially once you see the lagoon-'turquoise' just doesn't do it justice.

    Day 7 - Bora Bora, Society Islands

    Explore lush peaks, wander white-sand beaches, and marvel at the iconic views of Mount Otemanu. Take the plunge with a SCUBA excursion to see the island's colorful coral reefs, enjoy a sunset jetboat ride, or spend a lazy afternoon on our private beach*. Like a priceless Paul Gauguin painting come to life, storied Bora Bora is colorful and unforgettable. The landscape alone will have you searching for adequate adjectives, especially once you see the lagoon-'turquoise' just doesn't do it justice.

    Day 8 - Raiatea, Society Islands

    Blanketed in a lush landscape dotted with waterfalls, fertile valleys, and the cloud-capped Mt. Temehani, Raiatea is Polynesia's most sacred island; it was from here that the earliest migrations set forth to settle in Hawaii, New Zealand, and beyond. The island boasts a rich Maohi history-it is home to the UNESCO-listed Marae Taputapuatea archaeological site-verdant mountains ideal for hiking, and a stunning lagoon perfect for snorkeling, swimming, and soaking up the heavenly tranquility.

    Day 9 - Taha'a, Society Islands (Motu Mahana)

    As the day unfolds in front of you, where will you go? Exciting shore excursions await, but so does Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises' own private islet. Choose from swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or simply lounging on the beach with a cold drink from our floating bar. Les Gauguines are also on hand to share musical entertainment and Polynesian crafts.

    Day 10 - Moorea, Society Islands

    Step into a vibrant, colorful world in bright and beautiful Moorea, which welcomes you with azure lagoons, impossibly fresh tropical fruits, stunning mountain peaks and palm-fringed beaches. Commune with nature on an optional dolphin-watching excursion with an expert marine biologist. Afterwards, spend some time getting to know the local residents while shopping for handmade crafts.

    Day 10 - Tahiti, Society Islands

    The largest of French Polynesia's 118 islands, Tahiti and it's capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin (and/or end) your South Pacific sojourn. The Gauguin waits patiently in the harbor, a vibrant and bustling market across the street and in the evenings roulottes (food trucks) line the nearby square offering tasty local fare.

    Day 11 - Tahiti, Society Islands

    The largest of French Polynesia's 118 islands, Tahiti and it's capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin (and/or end) your South Pacific sojourn. The Gauguin waits patiently in the harbor, a vibrant and bustling market across the street and in the evenings roulottes (food trucks) line the nearby square offering tasty local fare.

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    Cruise Line
    Paul Gauguin Cruises
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2024
    Duration
    10 Days
    Cruise Ship
    m/s Paul Gauguin

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Tahiti3:00 PM6:00 PM
    Day 2At Sea  
    ContinuedFakarava2:30 PM 
    Day 3Fakarava 5:00 PM
    Day 4Rangiroa7:30 AM4:00 PM
    Day 5Huahine12:00 PM5:00 PM
    Day 6Bora Bora  
    Day 7Bora Bora 5:30 PM
    Day 8Raiatea 5:00 PM
    Day 9Taha'a 5:00 PM
    Day 10Moorea6:00 AM5:00 PM
    ContinuedTahiti7:30 PM 
    Day 11Tahiti 8:00 AM
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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    10/08/2025$7,960.00* (USD) / F Porthole StateroomQuote
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