Tahiti to Easter Island: Marquesas, Tuamotus & Pitcairns
Join Us in Gauguin's Paradise for the Ultimate South Pacific Adventure Cruise
The islands of Polynesia are among the most idyllic places on earth. Strewn like emeralds across the sapphire ocean, these palm-studded atolls and volcanic outposts draped in lush tropical vegetation are like a primeval Eden. Our South Pacific voyage from Tahiti to Easter Island takes us through the remote island groups of the Tuamotus, Marquesas and Pitcairns, each distinct in ecology and culture yet equally beguiling. We’ll step ashore to walk on white sand beaches fine as powder, while below the surface of the azure lagoons, ringed by coral reefs, a dazzling undersea world awaits to delight snorkelers and divers. Local islanders dressed in flower leis greet us with conch shell 'trumpets,' traditional drumming and dancing. Those who experience this rare odyssey will surely concur with French painter Paul Gauguin that they have come to Polynesia to escape "everything that is artificial and conventional."
- Discover the mysteries of Easter Island that have intrigued anthropologists and historians for centuries, as we explore ceremonial sites dotted with imposing stone statues called moai
- Meet the residents of tiny Pitcairn Island, most of who are direct descendants of the HMS Bounty mutineers, and see rare and endemic bird species on neighboring Henderson and Ducie
- Explore pristine coasts by Zodiac and revel in some of the world's best snorkeling and diving over healthy reefs teeming with colorful tropical fish and an array of marine life