The ideal notion of paradise is alive and well

Infinite shades of azure. Secluded atolls. The sultry perfume of the Tiare Tahiti flower. To this day French Polynesia and the South Pacific conjure up the romantic notions brought back by the legendary European explorers who discovered it hundreds of years ago. We’ve been exploring the “Pearl of the Pacific” since the 1980s and our South Pacific expeditions are your key to helping you truly "get lost" in this tropical paradise. Snorkel over vibrant reefs—multicolored galaxies of corals teeming with tropical fish. Hike rainforest trails in search of seldom-seen endemic wildlife. And meet the welcoming people who live in these remote islands and learn about how their way of life is changing.

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(10) Pacific Islands Itineraries

Pacific Islands

Azure Seas from Tahiti to the Marquesas

Special Offers

Length

17 days

  1. Apr

From

AU$21,090

Prices are per person

Special Offers (3)
Highlights

Pacific Islands

Azure Seas from Tahiti to the Marquesas

Length

17 days

  1. Apr

From

AU$21,090

Top Highlights

  • In-depth exploration of the Marquesas, one of the most remote and culturally unique island groups on Earth, both on land and by sea
  • See ancient stone sculptures, including one of the largest tikis in Polynesia, on Hiva Oa
  • Hike to a remote waterfall and search for rare birds on far-flung Fatu Hiva
  • Dive or snorkel the stunning reefs of Fakarava, part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Special Offers

  • BOOK 2 OR MORE AND SAVE 10%

    Book two or more South Pacific voyages aboard National Geographic Orion and take 10% off each voyage. Savings is applicable to back-to-back or non-consecutive voyages. *This savings is available on voyage fare only, and is not valid on airfares or extensions.

  • FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

    We will cover your bar tab and all tips for the crew on all National Geographic Resolution, National Geographic Endurance, National Geographic Explorer, and National Geographic Orion voyages.

  • $1,500 CREDIT ON SOUTH PACIFIC VOYAGES

    Book a South Pacific voyage aboard National Geographic Orion and receive a one-time special saving offer of $1,500 towards the cost of your voyage. Book by May 31, 2021. *Savings applied prior to any other discounts/offers.

Pacific Islands

Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific

Special Offers

Length

19 days

  1. Mar

From

AU$25,000

Prices are per person

Special Offers (3)
Highlights

Pacific Islands

Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific

Length

19 days

  1. Mar

From

AU$25,000

Top Highlights

  • Dive or snorkel the stunning reefs of Fakarava, part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and the Pitcairn Islands, identified as one of most unspoiled reef systems in the world by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala
  • Trace the legend of the ill-fated <i>H.M.S. Bounty</i> from Tahiti to Pitcairn Island, where descendants of its mutineers still live today
  • Explore the unusual geology and wildlife of Henderson Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and look for endemic bird species
  • Delve into the intriguing lost culture of Easter Island and examine ancient burial sites and towering moai with an archaeologist

Special Offers

  • BOOK 2 OR MORE AND SAVE 10%

    Book two or more South Pacific voyages aboard National Geographic Orion and take 10% off each voyage. Savings is applicable to back-to-back or non-consecutive voyages. *This savings is available on voyage fare only, and is not valid on airfares or extensions.

  • FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

    We will cover your bar tab and all tips for the crew on all National Geographic Resolution, National Geographic Endurance, National Geographic Explorer, and National Geographic Orion voyages.

  • $1,500 CREDIT ON SOUTH PACIFIC VOYAGES

    Book a South Pacific voyage aboard National Geographic Orion and receive a one-time special saving offer of $1,500 towards the cost of your voyage. Book by May 31, 2021. *Savings applied prior to any other discounts/offers.

Pacific Islands

French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard

Special Offers

Length

10 days

  1. Apr
  2. May

From

AU$10,620

Prices are per person

Special Offers (2)
Highlights

Pacific Islands

French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard

Length

10 days

  1. Apr
  2. May

From

AU$10,620

Top Highlights

  • Visit one of the most important cultural sites in the Polynesian world and a recently named UNESCO World Heritage site, Marae Taputapuatea
  • Snorkel or dive some of the healthiest reefs of the Pacific in the Tuamotu Archipelago
  • Learn stand-up paddleboarding in gorgeous turquoise lagoons
  • Watch on deck as <i>National Geographic Orion</i> navigates Tiputa Pass into the lagoon at Rangiroa, one of the largest atolls in the world

Special Offers

  • BOOK 2 OR MORE AND SAVE 10%

    Book two or more South Pacific voyages aboard National Geographic Orion and take 10% off each voyage. Savings is applicable to back-to-back or non-consecutive voyages. *This savings is available on voyage fare only, and is not valid on airfares or extensions.

  • FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

    We will cover your bar tab and all tips for the crew on all National Geographic Resolution, National Geographic Endurance, National Geographic Explorer, and National Geographic Orion voyages.

Expedition Highlights

The exploration lore and legend of the South Pacific is among the world’s most romantic. As we venture from west to east, we follow the routes of the bold people who populated these islands. Sail in their wake, and learn their stories. You’ll enter a world of visual wonder. Discover a profusion of wildlife—fairy terns, Tahitian petrels, tropicbirds, frigatebirds, and red-footed boobies—plus rare endemic species like the brilliantly hued, white-capped fruit dove in the Marquesas. The islands’ flora, lush and luxurious as a dream, is equally intriguing. Discover enchanting colors and sweet aromas of tropical flowers. Under the sea a kaleidoscopic world unfurls among pristine, colorful coral reefs.

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Being able to experience the ceremonies of the welcome—the dances, singing, leis—in an authentic Polynesian cultural context was not just artful, beautiful, and fragrant, it was also sincere and meaningful—pure bliss for both audience and performers.

Christine B.

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In the past three years I’ve spent a couple weeks in French Polynesia, each time exploring some new terrain. Why return year after year? Because I find the region utterly joyous, beautiful and fascinating; the people, the land and sea and particularly the undersea.

Sven-Olof Lindblad

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