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Society Islands Explorer


Experience the full flavor of the Society Islands’ elegant communities and perpetual sensuality on Society Islands Explorer. Marvel at the beauty of Moorea as you horseback ride along the beach, hike to hidden waterfalls or rest in the tranquil waters. Find yourself as you relax in Bora Bora, a tiny emerald island set amidst the truly turquoise waters. Swim with the sea life, taste the local flavors and feel inspired by the allure of these Pacific island treasures. 

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.  Your Tekura Tahiti 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 (Marché Central) is a must, located 1 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.

A busy small city, Papeete hums with happy sounds in a tropical atmosphere with French flavor and an easygoing Tahitian disposition.

Starting Accommodation: Tahiti Airport Motel

Day 2 – Papeete to Moorea
Please wait in the hotel lobby area for your transfer to Papeete airport for your flight to Moorea. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation.

Less than 10 minutes away from Tahiti by air or less than one hour by ferry are the deep, spectacular bays and white sand beaches of Moorea. The craggy volcanic peaks, reflected in the tranquil waters of Cook's Bay and Oponohu Bay, rise like a shark's jaw from the island's basaltic base. The lush mountain slopes are covered with rain forest or pineapple plantations, and white sand beaches border crystalline lagoons.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Les Tipaniers (B)

Day 3 – Circle Island Tour with Belvedere
Moorea, which means ‘Yellow Lizard’ in Tahitian is a triangular island.  The northern side is punctuated by two large bays – Cooks and Opunohu.

On today’s excursion, we make a stop at a Pineapple plantation to learn about this famous and most important resource on Moorea.  Continue to the Belvedere, with a stop at a 'Marae' (ancient open air temple) to learn about the ancestral customs. From the Belvedere, experience the panoramic views overlooking the Cook and Oponohu Bays, and over the Rotui Mountain.

Visit the Agricultural School and discover the variety of local fruits, trees and flowers before returning to your accommodation.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Les Tipaniers

Day 4 – At leisure, Moorea
Only 40 miles around on a well paved road along the shore, this dramatic and lush island can easily be circled by car, scooter or on bicycle for the more physically inclined. You can also enjoy horseback riding along the beach or the interior, hikes to hidden waterfalls or visit the Belvedere's very spectacular scenic view point.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Les Tipaniers

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

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Les Tipaniers

Day 6 – Moorea to Bora Bora
Please wait in the hotel lobby area for your transfer to the airport for your flight to Bora Bora. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation by boat.

Bora Bora - Unquestionably the most mythical of the Pacific islands remains the island of all dreams. So much has been written about Bora Bora, and yet it is hard to find the right words to describe the magic that emanates from this island.

Seen from the air, the view has been compared to that of "a tiny emerald in a setting of turquoise, encircled by a sheltering necklace of sparkling pearls". The airport, built by US forces in 1942, is located on a palm fringed motu about 20 minutes by boat from the main village of Vaitape. The view of the main island from the airport is truly breathtaking, and as you travel across the spectacular lagoon you will soon understand why it is the main area of attraction for most visitors.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Matira

Day 7 – Lagoonarium and Shark watching tour
Travel around the island of Bora Bora by outrigger canoe, cruising the most beautiful lagoon in the world.  A stop is made near the reef to wait for young sharks, which are attracted by the smell of fish thrown into the water.  Equipped with snorkel gear, you may enjoy the underwater view of those sharks and the colorful corals around the site.

From here the tour continues to the natural lagoonarium.  Each kind of tropical fish has their own park: Rays and sharks, turtles, giant mussels, lobsters and many varieties of multi-colored fish.  Fresh local fruits and coconut drinks will be offered, and you have time to walk around this small island, before the return to your hotel.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Matira (L)

Day 8 – At leisure, Bora Bora
This day is at your leisure. Explore the surrounding area on your own or on one of our additional day excursions.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Matira

Day 9 – At leisure, Bora Bora
This day is at your leisure. Explore the surrounding area on your own or on one of our additional day excursions.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Matira

Day 10 – Bora Bora to USA (Via Papeete)
Say goodbye to Tahitian paradise as you transfer by boat to the airport for your return journey to the USA.


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Highlighted Activities

Circle Island Tour with Belvedere
Circle Island Tour with Belvedere
Moorea
Length: Half-day


Hotels

City
Standard
Superior
Deluxe
Luxury
PapeeteTahiti Airport MotelManava Suite ResortInterContinental Tahiti
MooreaHotel Les TipaniersSofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach ResortHilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa
Bora BoraHotel MatiraSofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach & ResortSt. Regis Bora Bora


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
SWSP25919
Twin Share
11/1/2017 - 3/31/2018$4,950
Single Traveler
11/1/2017 - 3/31/2018$9,340


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