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Papeete Sampler


Mingle with the friendly locals of this laid back sanctuary with Papeete Sampler. Immerse yourself in the French Polynesian capital of Papeete. Tour the island visiting the central market, Arahoho Blowhole and the Vaipahi Gardens. Pleasure your taste buds in the town center with local food trucks offering a variety of fresh dishes. Unravel the true beauty of the  South Pacific with the tropical sights, sounds and atmosphere of this incredible island.

Trip Type: Family, Romance & Honeymoon, Sun & Sand

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Day By Day

Day 1 – USA to Papeete
Today you will begin your Swain Destinations customized itinerary. Please note, international air has not been included in this package price. 

Once you clear customs and immigration, look for your name on the board. A representative will assist you to your transfer vehicle.

Papeete, the capital and commercial hub of French Polynesia, hosts the government offices, hospitals, banks, airline and travel agencies, boutiques and black pearl shops.  The Central Market is a must, located a block behind the waterfront. You will see traditional Tahitian crafts, flowers, fruits, fish and other produce.  The waterfront is attractive, with a tree lined promenade along a marina with an international yachting community.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Tiare

Day 2 – Tahiti Treasures island tour
During this half-day afternoon excursion discover the tropical ambiance of Tahiti on an all-encompassing tour around the island. Visit One Tree Hill, Arahoho Blowhole, Gauguin Museum, Vaipahi Gardens and Mara'a Fern Grottoes.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Tiare

Day 3 – At leisure, Papeete
International cargo freighters, copra ships, luxury liners and sailing yachts share the harbor. There are several excellent restaurants (this is a little France after all) with menus featuring French, Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese and American choices in addition to local specialties (upstairs in the Central Market, nice lunch fare with a local band – a popular place).

If you are on a budget or want to get into some local color, there is also some good food to be had on the waterfront parking lot in the center of town. This is where, after 6 pm, you will find the "Roulottes", about 2 dozen licensed food trucks offering a variety of inexpensive but fresh and well prepared dishes. This is funky dining on hard stools amongst locals, tourists - even airline crew, and the sights are almost as good as the food. A busy small city, Papeete hums with happy sounds in a tropical atmosphere with French flavor and an easygoing Tahitian disposition.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Tiare

Day 4 – At leisure, Papeete
International cargo freighters, copra ships, luxury liners and sailing yachts share the harbor. There are several excellent restaurants (this is a little France after all) with menus featuring French, Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese and American choices in addition to local specialties (upstairs in the Central Market, nice lunch fare with a local band – a popular place).

If you are on a budget or want to get into some local color, there is also some good food to be had on the waterfront parking lot in the center of town. This is where, after 6 pm, you will find the "Roulottes", about 2 dozen licensed food trucks offering a variety of inexpensive but fresh and well prepared dishes. This is funky dining on hard stools amongst locals, tourists - even airline crew, and the sights are almost as good as the food. A busy small city, Papeete hums with happy sounds in a tropical atmosphere with French flavor and an easygoing Tahitian disposition.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Tiare

Day 5 – At leisure, Papeete
This day is at your leisure. Explore the surrounding area on your own or on one of our additional day excursions.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Tiare

Day 6 – At leisure, Papeete
This day is at your leisure. Explore the surrounding area on your own or on one of our additional day excursions.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Tiare

Day 7 – Papeete to USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.


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Highlighted Activities

Tahiti and Her Tropical Treasures
Tahiti and Her Tropical Treasures
Papeete
Length: Half-day


Hotels

City
Standard
Superior
Deluxe
Luxury
PapeeteHotel TiareManava Suite ResortInterContinental Tahiti


Pricing

Please note all prices listed below are approximations and subject to current rate of exchange adjustments. Each itinerary can be fully customized to your interests and needs.

Standard
Superior
Deluxe
Luxury
SWSP26176
SWSP26177
SWSP26178
Twin Share
11/1/2017 - 3/31/2018$760$1,215$1,505
Single Traveler
11/1/2017 - 3/31/2018$1,335$2,245$2,900


Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. All highlighted savings are reflected in the price. Travel may be limited to certain days of the week. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Please note blackout dates may apply to Christmas, New Year and local special event periods. Pricing may increase over Holiday and special event periods and may not be reflected in price grid. Prices indicated remain subject to change without notice. Prices are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CST #2012413-20 See our full Terms and Conditions: wwww.swaindestinations.com/terms