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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Polynesia and Easter Island National Geographic

Explore Polynesia's unspoiled treasures and the wild remote islands of the South Pacific, accompanied by expert naturalists, on this tropical expedition cruise in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions

Cruise Only
13 nights

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Tahiti
  • Easter Island
  • Polynesian dancers

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Polynesia and Easter Island National Geographic Special Offer

Explore the multicoloured lagoons and coral atolls of the unspoiled Polynesian islands and visit Easter Island on this unique expedition cruise in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions accompanied by a National Geographic Photographer and an Expert.

Visit Rangiroa in the Tuamotus, famed for its underwater scenery and cultivation of black pearls then explore the unspoiled Gambier Islands with their beautiful multicoloured lagoons encircled by a large ring of coral. Discover the subtropical Pitcairn Islands.

Visit a Polynesian pearl farm to learn about the different stages of cultivation and explore the clear waters, abundant flora and endemic fauna of the remote Pitcairn Islands. See the famous enigmatic monumental statues of intriguing Easter Island, where a 2-night stay allows plenty of time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Polynesia and Easter Island National Geographic Itinerary

Day 1 - Papeete (Tahiti)

Embark ship in Papeete.

Day 2 - Rangiroa (Tuamotu Islands)

Life on Rangiroa is tranquil and simple. Perhaps snorkel the Motu Nui Nui aquarium garden or admire the coral gardens and tropical fish of Rangiroa during a scenic glass-bottom boat tour. Alternatively, learn about Rangiroa's black pearl industry during a visit to a black pearl farm or sample some Tahitian wine and rum at a local vineyard.

Day 3-4 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 5 - Rikitea (Gambier Islands)

On the island of Mangareva, the small village of Rikitea is home to Saint Michael's Cathedral which was built entirely from coral and wood.

Day 6 - Aukena

Enjoy French Polynesia's gentle way of life on a visit to Aukena Island, home to just 30 people. There is the chance to visit a pearl farm to learn about pearl cultivation. Sail around the Temoe Atoll where it may be possible to see spectacular shoals of tuna or sea bream following the coastline.

Day 7 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 8 - Adamstown (Pitcairn Island)

Discover the subtropical Pitcairn Islands and set foot on Pitcairn Island where you can meet the 50 people that inhabit this whole archipelago.

Day 9 - Sailing along Ducie Island

The coral atoll of Ducie Island is one of the most remote islands in the world and has rarely been approached by ships. Enjoy views of the volcanic island of Pitcairn as you sail away.

Day 10-11 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 12-13 - Hanga Roa (Easter Island)

This Chilean Island is 3,700km away from the South American coastline. Discover its wooden Rongorongo tablets and enigmatic monumental Moai statues.

Day 14 - Hanga Roa

Disembark ship in Hanga Roa.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 13-night full board expedition cruise
  • Captain's welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • National Geographic Photographer, Expert and experienced expedition team
  • All landings and trips by Zodiac
  • Open bar serving unlimited complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi on board
  • Evening entertainments and events

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights - we can arrange these for you, please contact us
  • Port charges and taxes
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Travel insurance

Cruise Extensions

  • Papeete Pre-Cruise Extension Enjoy a relaxing morning at the Tahiti la Ora Beach Resort hotel with breakfast included. Spend a few hours relaxing in your luxury room, by the large swimming pool or on the beach. After lunch explore Vaipahi Gardens, Maraa Grotto and the Marae Arahurahu ancient temple before transferring to your ship. Contact us for more details.
  • Santiago Extension After your cruise enjoy lunch in Hanga Roa then fly to Santiago for an overnight hotel stay at the Crumbres Hotel. The following day there is a panoramic tour of Santiago. Contact us for more details.
Map for Polynesia and Easter Island National Geographic