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Paul Gauguin Cook Islands & Society Islands 14nts Cruise Package

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Rest your eyes on hypnotizing landscapes as you gently roam the bright shallow seas of French Polynesia and the Cook Islands onboard the luxury cruise line, Paul Gauguin. You will be able to visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger ships, giving you an intimate opportunity to get closer to the stunning beauty of the South Seas. Highlights of this cruise are the Cook Islands—the quintessential tropical getaway and an authentic repository of the culture of the South Seas. Enjoy 11 nights on-board Paul Gauguin in a spacious Stateroom and take advantage of the complimentary beverages and other amenities. On-board you can also enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or simply relax poolside in a deck chair while basking in the calming sea breeze. The experience aboard the well-loved ship is truly unique and intimate as she offers the relaxing environment of the sea and an ultimate getaway that is nothing short of luxury.

Book before 17 December 2022

Package Highlights:

  • 11-night Cook Islands & the Society Islands cruise with Paul Gauguin Cruises
  • Spend 3 nights at the 4-star InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa (pre cruise)
  • 1 day of Freedom of Choice activities in Tahiti
  • Experience extraordinary value in luxury cruising aboard Paul Gauguin with all-inclusive pricing

Freedom of Choice:
For this package we have included Freedom of Choice days in the itinerary. Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day.

Pre-select one tour on the following day:

    • One “Freedom of Choice” tour on day 3

Your holiday package includes:

  • 3 nights at InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa – 4* (pre cruise)
  • 11 night cruise on board M/S Paul Gauguin “Cook & Society Islands” in a Stateroom (Category F)
  • Airport Meet & Greet with Flower Lei
  • Shared Transfer Tahiti International Airport to InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
  • Shared Transfer InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa to Paul Gauguin Cruise Terminal
  • Shared Transfer Paul Gauguin Cruise Terminal to Tahiti International Airport
  • Daily full buffet breakfast at InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
  • All shipboard meals on Paul Gauguin
  • Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks etc. on Paul Gauguin
  • Freedom of Choice Days in Tahiti
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service on Paul Gauguin
  • All shipboard entertainment on Paul Gauguin
  • Complimentary Wifi throughout the ship on Paul Gauguin
  • Complimentary water sports on Paul Gauguin
  • All onboard gratuities on Paul Gauguin

Itinerary:

Day 1: Airport → InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
Arrive at Tahiti International Airport where our representative will welcome and escort you to your transfer to InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa located a short 5 minutes drive from the airport.

Overnight stay in Tahiti at InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa in a Superior Ocean Room.

Day 2: InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
Spend today at leisure enjoying the wonderful accommodation and facilities at InteContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa. Enjoy a great array of activities, from sports, such as tennis and volleyball, to water-based activities and cultural pursuits. With a luxury spa, fitness centre and two superb infinity pools, the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa is the quintessential island escape, with everything you need for a true French Polynesian getaway. Enjoy relaxing by the infinity sandy bottom pool or sipping delicious cocktails by the swim up pool bar.  Perhaps take the time to explore the stunning island of Tahiti with a Tahiti Island Half Day Afternoon Tour (optional extra).

Overnight stay in Tahiti at InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa in a Superior Ocean Room.

Day 3: InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
Enjoy your pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options:

  • Lagoon Snorkelling Guided Tour – 2hrs (Afternoon Tour)

Discover underwater life in the “aquarium” lagoon location well known for it’s clear waters and numerous multi-coloured fish. Depending on weather conditions and guest preference the snorkeling location can be subject to change.

OR

  • Mountain 4WD Safari – Full Day (Lunch NOT Included)

Venture out on a 4WD to the very heart of the island of Tahiti. Admire the valley of Papenoo, famous for its rivers and enjoy the incredible waterfall and tropical views. This is a relaxing place where you can really get back to nature. Your guide will be present throughout the journey and will answer any questions you may have about local flora, fauna and geology.
Lunch time on site of La Maroto. Available on site: picnic tables or restaurant Relais de la Maroto (payment on site)

Overnight stay in Tahiti at InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa in a Superior Ocean Room.

Day 4: InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa → Paul Gauguin
Spend a relaxing morning at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa. Once you have checked out of the hotel our representative will be there to transfer you to the Paul Gauguin Cruise Terminal which is located in town a nice 10 minutes drive from InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa. Receive a warm welcome onboard the Paul Gauguin from the crew and sail towards Huahine.

The day is spent getting to know crew and fellow guests while exploring the vessel that will be ‘home’ for the next 11 days. Meet Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines, Tahitian hosts and entertainers that bring the spirit of Polynesia to life on every Paul Gauguin voyage.

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, when you explore the stunning lagoon.

Day 6: At Sea
Your journey is all about discovery, and the exploration doesn’t end when you board The Gauguin to make your way to your next destination. Indeed, your time at sea is packed with educational opportunities, from lectures given by renowned anthropologists to cooking lessons with the executive chef, and more.

Day 7: Aitutaki, Cook Islands
It is believed that this island was settled around 900 AD by legendary Polynesian explorer Ru. Today, the island is a wealth of cultural tradition, with inhabitants keeping their history alive through song, dance, legends and crafts. If outdoor pursuits are more your speed, consider taking the easy hike to the highest peak on the island, Maunga Pu, where you’ll be rewarded with 360-degree views, or explore Aitutaki’s beautiful lagoons.

Day 8: Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Rarotonga is the hub of the Cook Islands yet remains totally unspoiled. You won’t find any building taller than the highest coconut tree! So the question is what to do first? Enjoy a guided tour with the famous Pa, visit the cultural village, or rent a scooter and take a drive around the whole island (extra costs apply). Decisions… decisions.

Day 9: 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. You’ll see them on stage in the evening, wandering through the restaurants, teaching crafts in La Palette, or strumming and singing poolside while you’re basking in the sun.

Day 10 & 11: Bora Bora, Society Islands
Indulge in two full days in Bora Bora, exploring lush peaks, wandering white-sand beaches, and marveling at iconic views of Mount Otemanu. Take the plunge with a SCUBA excursion to see the island’s colorful coral reefs (extra costs apply), enjoy a sunset jetboat ride (extra costs apply), 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 12: Taha’a, Society Islands
As the day unfolds in front of you in Taha’a, where will you go? Exciting shore excursions await (extra costs apply), 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.

Motu Mahana is Paul Gauguin Cruises’ own private islet, where nearly every activity is already included. Beach chairs, lunch tables, and umbrellas are all provided, as are full and floating bars and a sumptuous barbecue feast. Among the activities in which you can indulge are:

  •  Watersports: Kayaking, Snorkeling, and Swimming
    •    Beach Volleyball
    •    Pareo Tying and Handicraft Demonstrations
    •    Spa: Overwater Massage (by appointment, additional fee, weather permitting)

Day 13 & 14: Moorea, Society Islands
Step into a vibrant, colorful world in bright and beautiful Moorea, which welcomes you with azure lagoons, impossibly fresh tropical fruits, and palm-fringed beaches. Said to be the inspiration for James A. Michener’s novel “South Pacific” (and the Rogers & Hammerstein’s musical tribute, too), Moorea is a favorite port of travelers, though it might be hard to put your finger on why. The “Magical Island” hypnotizes with multi-hued lagoons, mountain peaks, quaint villages, and pineapples (which are said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia).

Day 15: Paul Gauguin → Airport
Tahiti’s capital city of Papeete is where we’ll part ways and say “until we meet again.” Our representative will be waiting for you as you disembark to transfer you to Tahiti International Airport for your International flight back home.

Price and Travel Dates:

Travel Departures: 05 March 2022

  • from $8,793 per person twin share

Travel Departures: 25 June 2022

  • from $9,086 per person twin share

Travel Departures: 27 August 2022

  • from $9,086 per person twin share

Travel Departures: 17 December 2022

  • from $8,076 per person twin share

*Conditions Apply. Travel dates as indicated. Package prices are subject to availability at the time of booking. Airfares are not included in this package, please contact our friendly team to add flights for you. Holiday package prices are per person, include services as detailed in the package and are based on a maximum of 2 people travelling together in accommodation on a twin share basis. Single supplement surcharges apply. Accommodation as mentioned above, subject to availability – similar standard accommodation will be found if unavailable. The mentioned travel times are approximate and may vary with traffic and weather. Prices are current at time of publication; however, they are subject to currency fluctuations and should be used as a guide only. Offers may be withdrawn at any time without notice. All package prices are in Australian Dollars. To see our full terms & conditions visit HERE.

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