Tahiti: A Journey Across Paradise Islands
Embark on an extraordinary odyssey through the turquoise waters and lush landscapes of French Polynesia, where every moment is a brushstroke in the masterpiece: Papeete, Moorea, Raiatea, Motu Maha'a (Tahaa), Bora Bora, and Huahine. Join us as we explore these exotic gems, each one a chapter in the captivating story of tropical enchantment.
Begin your adventure in Papeete, the lively capital of Tahiti, where French flair meets Polynesian charm. Dive into the bustling markets, where the aroma of tropical fruits mingles with the beats of traditional music. Discover the heart of Tahitian culture as you wander the vibrant streets, set against a backdrop of azure waters. Delve into the peace of the LDS Tahitian temple.
Set sail to Moorea, an island of emerald peaks and crystalline lagoons. Dive into the translucent waters, snorkeling amidst vibrant coral gardens. Traverse the pineapple plantations and botanical wonders, soaking in the natural beauty that inspired James Michener's "Bali Hai."
Explore Raiatea, the cradle of Polynesian civilization, where ancient marae temples whisper tales of spiritual significance. Sail through the Faaroa River, a tranquil journey through lush landscapes and sacred valleys.
Discover the allure of Motu Maha'a, where vanilla-scented breezes sweep over pristine beaches. Engage in a sensory journey through vanilla plantations, learning the art of cultivation and indulging in exquisite tastings. Let the tranquility of this secluded paradise capture your heart.
Immerse yourself in the iconic beauty of Bora Bora, where overwater bungalows dot the turquoise horizon. Snorkel in the famed lagoon, surrounded by schools of vibrant fish. Witness the sunset from Matira Beach, a spectacle that paints the sky in hues of pink and gold.
Conclude your voyage in Huahine, a hidden gem with lush landscapes and untouched authenticity. Bike through vanilla plantations, encounter sacred blue-eyed eels, and explore ancient marae sites. Huahine is a sanctuary of tranquility, inviting you to savor the unhurried pace of Polynesian life.
PAPEETE, MOOREA, RAIATEA, MOTU MAHAEA (TAHAA), BORA BORA, HUAHINE
Angela Hughes- Coaching and creating marketing strategies for travel professionals and travel companies has always been her passion. For 40+ years, she has been actively selling and running Trips & Ships Luxury travel, a full service host travel agency.
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Angela also gives back through travel via their non-profit Color My World creating humanitarian trips meeting sustainable development goals around the world.
Relax on sunny beaches, sample Tahitian fare, and take the effervescent spirit of the city. But whatever you do, save time- and luggage space- for shopping.
Black pearls and colorful crafts fill the market, and local treasures are so plentiful you'll have trouble making your choices. But you won't be bothered with large crowds and big tours groups, because French Tahiti is only accessible to small ships like ours.