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Duration(in days): 8

From: Tahiti

To: Tahiti



Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing)

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    This trip is an affordable way to spend a week in French Polynesia and to visit Tahiti and Moorea Island. Staying in locally-owned ‘pension’-style accommodation rather than larger international hotels, and spending a few more days on Tahiti, your budget will stretch further.

    Known for its lush hinterland and dramatic volcanoes, Tahiti is the largest island in French Polynesian Islands, with black sand beaches and a mountainous, verdant centre that begs you to explore. You'll spend a few days here adjusting to the Polynesian life, before sailing over to neighbouring Moorea Island to continue your trip. You'll stay four nights on Moorea with plenty of time to enjoy this lovely island, from its quaint villages to the excellent spent snorkelling, diving and whale or dolphin watching, as well as one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Pacific.

    This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements, please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.


    • Spend 3 nights relaxing on the main island of Tahiti                          
    • Hike a volcano for magnificent island views         
    • Snorkel or dive in the stunning Moorea lagoon   
    • Book a lagoon cruise to spot whales and dolphins
    • Kick back and relax on the beaches of French Polynesia


    Itinerary in brief:

    • 3 nights Tahiti
    • 4 nights Moorea


    Day 1: Arrive Papeete

    On arrival into Papeete Airport you will be met and greeted with a flower lei before being taken by shared transfer to your pension where you will check in for a 3 night stay. 

    The rest of the day is free to relax.

    Days 2 & 3: Tahiti     

    You have 2 full days now to enjoy the island of Tahiti. Spend your days unwinding by the pool, or swimming or snorkelling at the nearby beach.  If you’re keen to explore the island then why not join a whale watching tour, book a canyoning trip to the Lavatubes or hike one of the several volcanoes that offer amazing views and cooling waterfalls to enjoy after your walk.

    Day 4: Tahiti to Moorea      

    After a leisurely breakfast you’ll be collected and taken to the Pier for your boat launch to Moorea, a ferry journey which takes around 30 minutes.  On arrival you’ll be met and taken to your hotel where you will check in for a 4 night stay.     

    Days 5-7: Moorea      

    Spend 3 days relaxing on the heart shaped island of Moorea witnessing beautiful sunrises and experiencing complete relaxation.  The island itself can be cycled round in a few hours, head to the north-west coast for some swimming and snorkelling, or you could take a quad bike or 4WD safari tour to lookout points over the island and its lagoon and bays.             

    Day 8: Depart Moorea         

    You will be collected from your hotel today and taken by shared transfer to the ferry terminal for your return ferry to Tahiti.

    On arrival you will met and taken to the airport to connect with your onward travel arrangements.


    The best time to visit French Polynesia is the dry winter period between May & October, the weather is cooler and rainfall is much less. From November to April temperatures rise as the summer rainy season begins bringing humid, cloudy weather and lots of rain. During this time is not uncommon to experience brief, violent storms or torrential rains lasting a few days at a time. Peak season is July and August, Christmas and Easter school holidays meaning prices at this time will be at a premium.

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    If you'd like to get a feel for this trip, read our blog post Where to stay in Tahiti depending on your budget for more advice.

    This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.


    What's included
    • Meet & greet at Papeete Airport              
    • 7 nights accommodation
    • All shared transfers        
    • Return ferry to Moorea
    • Daily breakfast 
    Not included
    • International flights       
    • Excursions          
    • Any meals other than breakfast
    • Communal tax paid on check-out
    • Personal Expenses        
    • Tips & gratuities 

    7 nights in local ‘pension’ style accommodation.

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