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Classic South Pacific & South America

Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,425

Discover four unique destinations with the spectacular scenery of Santiago, Chile, the bustling tropical city of Papeete, Tahiti, the beautiful lagoons of Bora Bora and Auckland, the city of sails.


This 14 day trans-Pacific adventure takes you to some of the world’s most exotic locations including tropical Tahiti, dynamic New Zealand and Santiago, a city of contrasts.

Santiago is Chile’s largest city, lying in the shadow of the Andes. An included city tour will immerse you in the fascinating contrasts and dazzling architecture of this colorful capital.

Tahiti is the ultimate South Pacific escape. Immerse yourself in its fascinating history as you explore natural highlights including Arahoho Blow Hole and Mara’a Fern Grottoes. A short flight takes you to idyllic Bora Bora, where the remnants of an extinct volcano, combine with a barrier reef to form the island’s beautiful lagoon. Enjoy a wide range of water sports, or don your snorkel and mask to admire a mind-boggling variety of fish and coral.

New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland seduces visitors with its laid back pace, world class museums, galleries and gardens. Enjoy spectacular city views from your included visit to Mt Eden, as well as historic Parnell Village. You’ll also explore some of the surrounding rainforest, including the black sand beach where ‘The Piano’ was filmed. A day at leisure allows you to enjoy more of the city, or explore the geothermal wonders of the NorthIsland, including spectacular Waitomo Caves, and the spouting geysers and boiling mud pools of Rotorua.


 

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Accommodation in Papeete

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    Hotel Le Meridien Tahiti



    Le Meridien Tahiti offers unsurpassed luxury and elegance, all in close proximity to downtown Papeete. With stunning views of the ocean, this resort is designed with an emphasis on natural materials and refreshing local colours. This world class resort offers stunning views of the lagoon. ...

    Le Meridien Tahiti offers unsurpassed luxury and elegance, all in close proximity to downtown Papeete. With stunning views of the ocean, this resort is designed with an emphasis on natural materials and refreshing local colours. This world class resort offers stunning views of the lagoon. Hotel facilities include 2 restaurants, 2 bars and activities desk, sand bottom swimming pool, canoes, snorkelling equipment, and tennis. Activities at an extra cost include scuba diving, water skiing, sailing catamaran excursion, jet-ski and deep-sea fishing.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Dive Center
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Newsstand
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Secretarial Service
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Water sports/ Equipment

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Accommodation in Bora Bora

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    Hotel Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort



    An ideal place to escape from life this resort is the perfect place for a leisure vacation. Hotel Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort is situated on a private beach at Matira Bay, on the southern side of Bora Bora. 64 luxuriously appointed bungalows; the ...

    An ideal place to escape from life this resort is the perfect place for a leisure vacation. Hotel Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort is situated on a private beach at Matira Bay, on the southern side of Bora Bora. 64 luxuriously appointed bungalows; the hotel has captured the essence of this heavenly destination by using a décor that combines Polynesian architecture, radiant colours, and modern furnishings.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bicycles
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Massage Treatments
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Newsstand
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Water sports/ Equipment
    • Watersport Activities
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms
    • Windsurfing

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Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,425

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Day 1

Santiago Airport to Santiago Hotel Private

Duration2 Hours

Hotel Galerias

Galerias Hotel offers excellent services in a lovely historic setting of Santiago. It features a beautiful outdoor pool on the 6th floor, an extensive wine cellar, cultural tours, and fine Chilean cuisine.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Galerias

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    Hotel Galerias



    Galerias Hotel offers excellent services in a lovely historic setting of Santiago. It features a beautiful outdoor pool on the 6th floor, an extensive wine cellar, cultural tours, and fine Chilean cuisine.

    Galerias Hotel offers excellent services in a lovely historic setting of Santiago. It features a beautiful outdoor pool on the 6th floor, an extensive wine cellar, cultural tours, and fine Chilean cuisine.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

Santiago City Tour with Santa Lucia Hill SIC

Visit the historic centre of Santiago, including the Palacio de la Moneda, the house of Government, and the Plaza de Armas where the Cathedral, National History Museum and the Central Post Office are found. Continue to the Parque Forestal, the Fine Arts Museum, and the bohemian area of Bellavista before climbing Santa Lucia Hill to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. The visit finishes with a trip to the craft village of Los Graneros del Alba, before returning to your hotel.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Full Day Vina del Mar and Valparaiso SIC

Departing from downtown Santiago you head toward the coast, located just 120 kilometers / 75 miles from Santiago, crossing the fertile Curacavi and Casablanca Valleys, with their beautiful vineyards, fruit tree farms, and forest reserves. En route you will visit the two major cities of the country: Vina del Mar, Chile's main seaside town and Valparaiso, a port city founded in the sixteenth century and declared as "World Heritage Site by UNESCO." The tour also includes a scenic tour through National Congress, Parque O'Higgins, Parque Italia, Plaza de la Victoria, Plaza Sotomayor and "Muelle Prat Wharf located at the port itself in Valparaiso. Then visit the Museum of the famous Chilean poet, writer and Nobel Prize Literature winner (1971) Pablo Neruda La Sebastiana House-Museum. La Sebastiana was a fantasy destination that Pablo Neruda wanted to run to, and away from the hectic and busy pace of Santiago. "I want to find in Valparaiso a little house to live and write quietly. It must have some conditions..."

This was how Pablo Neruda put it in 1959 to his friends Sara Vial and Marie Martner. The house became a reality and now houses a collections of old maps, seascapes and other paintings. There are many other relics from the port and other curios such as music boxes and an old horse carved in wood. You will visit the elevators - cable cars that take you to the peaks around Valparaiso with amazing look outs - miradores - offering views of the city. Cerro Alegre-Cerro Conception, Sotomayo Square, Naval Heroes Monument, and Paseo 21 de Mayo at Cerro Playa Ancha are just a few sites you will see.

Vina del Mar, also known as "the Garden City", has 300,000 inhabitants and is the country's main beach resort. Located next to the Port of Valparaiso, it has a good selection of restaurants, a casino, cafes, discotheques and good shops. Past and present intermingle in this bustling tourist centre. Here, you will visit the "Flowers Clock", "Quinta Vergaera", Muelle Vergara, and the casino, before your guide takes you for a drive along the coast to Renaca Beach. Return to your Hotel.

Duration9 Hours
Day 4

Santiago Hotel to Santiago Airport Private

Duration2 Hours
Day 5

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 6

Auckland Airport to Auckland City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

SkyCity Hotel Auckland

Experience New Zealand's premier entertainment destination when you stay at SKYCITY Hotel. Located in the city centre and close to major attractions and shopping, SKYCITY offers over 300 recently refurbished rooms and suites - all with free WIFI internet. Facilities including a world class casino, more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, a theatre, free live entertainment on select nights and the iconic Sky Tower - all on the doorstep of this spacious and modern hotel.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

SkyCity Hotel Auckland

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    SkyCity Hotel Auckland



    Experience New Zealand's premier entertainment destination when you stay at SKYCITY Hotel. Located in the city centre and close to major attractions and shopping, SKYCITY offers over 300 recently refurbished rooms and suites - all with free WIFI internet. Facilities including a world class casino, ...

    Experience New Zealand's premier entertainment destination when you stay at SKYCITY Hotel. Located in the city centre and close to major attractions and shopping, SKYCITY offers over 300 recently refurbished rooms and suites - all with free WIFI internet. Facilities including a world class casino, more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, a theatre, free live entertainment on select nights and the iconic Sky Tower - all on the doorstep of this spacious and modern hotel.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna

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Day 7

Best of Both Worlds - NZ Campaign

Experience the best sights of Auckland City in the morning combined with an afternoon Wilderness Experience -- a day of contrasts. Auckland is set on 52 dormant volcanic cones and between two harbours, the sparkling Waitemata and the brooding Manukau. Known as the City of Sails, it's New Zealand's largest and busiest city. The morning tour is a journey of discovery designed to explore the history and sights as well as see how Aucklanders live and play.

A 30 minute drive from downtown Auckland brings you to the Arataki Centre, the gateway to the rain forest, where the sweeping decks give breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the local history and admire the traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there. Head further west and experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast. Feel the black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer.

With your knowledgeable and experienced guide, your eco-tour continues on to the lush rain forest where you hear native birdsong as you walk the easy bush tracks amongst New Zealand's famous kauri trees and giant tree ferns.

Duration8 Hours
Day 8

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 9

Auckland City Hotel to Auckland Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Papeete Airport to Papeete Hotels - Domestic Arrival

Duration0 Hours

Hotel Le Meridien Tahiti

Le Meridien Tahiti offers unsurpassed luxury and elegance, all in close proximity to downtown Papeete. With stunning views of the ocean, this resort is designed with an emphasis on natural materials and refreshing local colours. This world class resort offers stunning views of the lagoon. Hotel facilities include 2 restaurants, 2 bars and activities desk, sand bottom swimming pool, canoes, snorkelling equipment, and tennis. Activities at an extra cost include scuba diving, water skiing, sailing catamaran excursion, jet-ski and deep-sea fishing.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Le Meridien Tahiti

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    Hotel Le Meridien Tahiti



    Le Meridien Tahiti offers unsurpassed luxury and elegance, all in close proximity to downtown Papeete. With stunning views of the ocean, this resort is designed with an emphasis on natural materials and refreshing local colours. This world class resort offers stunning views of the lagoon. ...

    Le Meridien Tahiti offers unsurpassed luxury and elegance, all in close proximity to downtown Papeete. With stunning views of the ocean, this resort is designed with an emphasis on natural materials and refreshing local colours. This world class resort offers stunning views of the lagoon. Hotel facilities include 2 restaurants, 2 bars and activities desk, sand bottom swimming pool, canoes, snorkelling equipment, and tennis. Activities at an extra cost include scuba diving, water skiing, sailing catamaran excursion, jet-ski and deep-sea fishing.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Dive Center
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Newsstand
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Secretarial Service
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Water sports/ Equipment

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Day 10

Tahiti Island Tour (Afternoon)

Discover some of Tahiti's treasures on this afternoon tour. Begin by exploring the West Coast visiting the famous Marae Arahurahu, the restored Polynesian temple. This ancient site is where ceremonies used to take place. Continue on to visit the beautiful gardens and waterfall of Vaipahi. On the East Coast of the island, stop at Venus Point, the landing place for many European navigators. James Cook named it as such when he observed the transit of Venus during one of his scientific voyages to Tahiti. Finish the day at Tahaaraa lookout point (also known as One Tree Hill) for an outstanding 360 degree view of Tahiti, with the island of Moorea in the background.

Duration5 Hours
Day 11

Papeete Hotel to Bora Bora Airport with Half Round Trip

Duration0 Minutes

Hotel Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort

An ideal place to escape from life this resort is the perfect place for a leisure vacation. Hotel Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort is situated on a private beach at Matira Bay, on the southern side of Bora Bora. 64 luxuriously appointed bungalows; the hotel has captured the essence of this heavenly destination by using a décor that combines Polynesian architecture, radiant colours, and modern furnishings.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort

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Location View map
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    Hotel Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort



    An ideal place to escape from life this resort is the perfect place for a leisure vacation. Hotel Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort is situated on a private beach at Matira Bay, on the southern side of Bora Bora. 64 luxuriously appointed bungalows; the ...

    An ideal place to escape from life this resort is the perfect place for a leisure vacation. Hotel Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort is situated on a private beach at Matira Bay, on the southern side of Bora Bora. 64 luxuriously appointed bungalows; the hotel has captured the essence of this heavenly destination by using a décor that combines Polynesian architecture, radiant colours, and modern furnishings.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bicycles
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Massage Treatments
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Newsstand
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Water sports/ Equipment
    • Watersport Activities
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms
    • Windsurfing

    More Details

Day 12

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 13

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 14

Bora Bora to Papeete Half Round Trip Flight

Duration0 Minutes

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Thursdays from North America. Additional departures of the week may be available.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 12 nights hotel accommodation
  • Sightseeing as indicated
  • Meals as indicated by BLD
  • Transfers throughout.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International and domestic airafre & airfare taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Transfers on days before or after official start / end days
  • Tours listed as optional
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

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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