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This idyllic island adventure will help you embrace true tranquillity, where remote jungles and charming villages are brought to life, and picture-perfect ocean scenery is complemented by the ease of cruising. Begin your journey on the largest and most recognisable island of French Polynesia, Tahiti, with a two-night stay at Hilton Hotel Tahiti, before embarking on a 14-night roundtrip through some of the world’s most peaceful tropical wonders. Throughout your journey, you will encounter captivating destinations where vibrant flora meets ancient relics, and where utter indulgence meets unmatched seclusion.

This itinerary is simply a snapshot of what we can offer, and ports/excursions are subject to change, so contact our Luxury Cruise Travel Specialists to make the most of their expertise and the latest offers.

Day 1 to 3 Welcome to Tahiti

Day 1 to 3Welcome to Tahiti

Fly to Tahiti and take a private car transfer to the Hilton Hotel Tahiti. With its sweeping panoramic vistas out to Moorea Island and a pairing of island magic and Hilton service, this two-night stay is the ideal start to your island escape. You will then board The Gaugin for your 14-night cruise.

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Day 4 Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands

Day 4Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands

Welcoming you into an island paradise, your visit to Fakarava will see this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve share its natural beauty. Nature lovers will be in awe of the array of flora and fauna, whilst there are also delightful villages, ancient temples, and awe-inspiring coral churches to explore.

Day 5 At Sea

Day 6 Omoa, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands

Day 6Omoa, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands

As the southernmost gem within the Marquesas archipelago, Fatu Hiva offers a stunning landscape of remote verdancy and beautiful blue waters. Home to just 500 residents and a single road, Fatu Hiva offers an enchanting sense of seclusion as if this paradisiacal island were crafted exclusively for you.

Day 8 Atuona, Hiva Oa, Society Islands

Day 8Atuona, Hiva Oa, Society Islands

The mystifying landscapes of Hiva Oa are laden with dense forests, rugged cliffs and ancient carvings. Your day here will also see you head to the small village of Atuona, which has become a popular inspiration for famous artists.

Day 8 Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas Islands

Day 8Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas Islands

This small yet captivating island has natural beauty at its core, with its leaf-like shape and a name translating to ‘sunrise’. Friendly locals and the charming village atmosphere of Hapatoni make for a delightful visit.

Day 9 Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva Island

Day 9Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva Island

Hatiheu Bay is a stunning sight to behold, captivating countless visitors with its enchanting, picturesque scenes. Its coast is lined with black sand and crowned by towering basalt cliffs, whilst the ancient village of Hatiheu is best known for its archaeological wonders and petroglyphs.

Day 10 Hakahau, Ua Pou Island

Day 10Hakahau, Ua Pou Island

As one of the lesser-explored gems of French Polynesia, the quiet island of Ua Pou is an unparalleled experience. Its coast of basalt peaks, crystalline waters and secluded bays, offers a peaceful stroll. At the heart of Ua Pou lies the charming village of Hakahau, the island's primary town; the locals are warm and welcoming to visitors and take great pride in their ancestral culture.

Day 11 to 12 At Sea

Day 13 Rangiroa, Tuamotu Islands

Day 13Rangiroa, Tuamotu Islands

There are plenty of memorable experiences waiting for you on Rangiroa, the largest atoll of the Tuamotu Archipelago in the eastern Pacific Ocean, from touring the local black pearl farm to visiting the Dominique Auroy Winery, renowned for producing French Polynesia's exclusive wine label.

Day 14 At Sea

Day 15 Bora Bora, Society Islands

Day 15Bora Bora, Society Islands

Bora Bora is an ever-popular holiday destination thanks to its vibrant and enchanting landscapes. Enjoy this island paradise as you wish, whether you choose to dive into a SCUBA excursion, enjoy a jetboat ride at sunset or simply soak up the sun from a private beach.

Day 16 Taha'a, Society Islands (Motu Mahana)

Day 16Taha'a, Society Islands (Motu Mahana)

By travelling with Paul Gauguin Cruises, you will also have access to Motu Mahana, the cruise line’s private islet. With the clear blue waters and extra seclusion, you can spend your day in the water swimming, snorkelling and kayaking or lounge on the shore with a cold drink from the floating bar.

Day 17 Bora Bora, Society Islands

Day 17Bora Bora, Society Islands

As your cruise comes to an end you will arrive back in the largest of the French Polynesian islands before your flight back home.

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