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Aranui: Tahitian Cruise

Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,226

This two-week cruise aboard Aranui is one of the most unusual and interesting ways to island hop in French Polynesia. Aranui is a dual-purpose freighter: it is a passenger cruise carrying 200 guests to the remote Marquesas Islands, and popular islands of Bora Bora and Rangiroa. Aranui also serves as a working cargo ship with crew on board carrying vital suppliers to the islands it visits.


The cruise features a choice of cabin categories, from standard cabins to suites, a restaurant, several bars, swimming pool, sun deck, lounge, and spa.

On Aranui, there are plenty of opportunities to go hiking amongst beautiful mountain scenery, or snorkeling and swimming in the turquoise lagoons. As you sail from Tahiti to these remote islands, you’ll discover the fascinating, rich Marquesan culture.

Snorkel at Takapoto to see a wealth of tropical lagoon fish, before sailing on to the mountain spires of Ua Pou and the volcanic amphitheatre of Taiohae Bay, where a 23-year-old Herman Melville found literary inspiration after jumping a whaling ship in 1842. Visit the valley of Taipivai, an area dotted with stone tiki gods and sacred me’ae. Visit Atuona, the former village home of artist Paul Gauguin. See the exquisite crafts of remote Fatu Hiva and the famed archaeological sites of Hiva oa.

The island of Tahuata will enrich your senses and your mind with its sweet scents and sometimes tragic, sometimes humourous, but always dynamic history. Wild horses, brought from Chile in 1856 thrive on Ua Huka, outnumbering the island’s 476 residents. Time for one  snorkeling adventure in Bora Bora before returning to Tahiti. 


 

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Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,226

Itinerary View Trip Map

Day 1

Papeete

Depart from Papeete.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration12 Nights
Accommodation

Aranui Cruise

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Day 2

Fakarava

Enjoy the day at Fakarava, Tuamotu Archipelago.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

At Sea

Relax at sea.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Hiva Oa (Puamau) and Tahuata (Kokuu)

Enjoy the day at Hiva Oa (Puamau) and Tahuata (Kokuu), Marquesas Archipelago

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Nuku Hiva

Enjoy the day at Nuku Hiva (Taiohae - Hatiheu - Taipivai)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Ua Pou

Enjoy the day at Ua Pou (Hakahau)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Hiva Oa (Atuona) And Tahuata (Vaitahu)

Enjoy the day at Hiva Oa (Atuona) and Tahuata (Vaitahu)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Fatu Hiva

Enjoy the day at Fatu Hiva (Omoa - Hanavave)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Ua Huka (Vaipaee-Hane-Hokatu)

Enjoy the day at Ua Huka (Vaipaee - Hane - Hokatu)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

At Sea

Relax at sea.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11

Rangiroa

Enjoy the day at Rangiroa, Tuamotu Archipelago

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 12

Bora Bora

Enjoy the day at Bora Bora (Vaitape), Society Archipelago

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 13

Arrival back in Papeete

Arrival back in Papeete at 9:00 am.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2018: May 24; Jun 12, 30; Jul 19; Aug 7, 25; Sep 13; Oct 2, 20; Nov 8, 27; Dec 15.
2019: Jan 10, 26; Feb 14; Mar 2, 21; Apr 6, 27; May 16; Jun 1, 20; Jul 6, 25; Aug 10, 29;
Sep 14; Oct 3, 19; Nov 7, 23; Dec 14

PRICING:

Prices listed are “from” per person based on the lowest cabin class on Aranui - Class C – which is dormitory style accommodation composed of 4 bunk beds with shared facilities. There are 8 cabin categories to choose from Staterooms to Presidential Suites. Please enquire about cabin upgrade costs. More information on cabin categories here. Prices shown with all discounts applied.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 13 night’s cabin accommodation
  • Cruise transportation and Guided Excursions
  • All meals
  • Complimentary wine with lunch and dinner
  • Taxes

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Soft drinks and bottled water
  • Optional tours, such as the Helicopter, Fishing or Horseback Riding tour
  • International and domestic airfare and airfare taxes

Please note Tipping is not customary in French Polynesia, so you do not need to tip on board the Aranui, but a small tip for good service is always appreciated

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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