Passage through Polynesia - Tahiti to Tonga
16 Days - Coral Geographer
On our expedition from Tahiti to Tonga, enjoy a leisurely exploration of the Society Islands, the southern Cook Islands and the little-visited gems of tiny Niue and vibrant Tonga. The emerald mountains of Huahine and Raiatea welcome you and you will discover the sacred cultural home of Polynesia at the 1,000-year-old UNESCO-listed remains of Marae Taputapuatea.
The Cook Islands, known for beautiful beaches and lagoons, are full of remarkable experiences. Known as the island of birds, Atiu Island is the perfect place to spot species such as the Rarotonga monarch, Cook Islands fruit dove, Atiu swiftlets and the chattering kingfisher. Taste a local brew made from fermented oranges, see Capt. James Cook’s 1777 landing site and enjoy the island’s untouched beaches.
At Aitutaki, considered one of the South Pacific’s most beautiful lagoons with its palm-fringed atolls and translucent aqua water, diving, snorkelling, beach-combing and kayaking opportunities abound. Niue Island will charm you, as the locals welcome you excitedly to explore the remarkable limestone caves and natural swimming pools of this tiny nation.
For a leisurely journey through some of the most beautiful islands in the world, look no further.
from AUD $11200pp