Tahiti, the Society and Tuamotu Islands (Panorama II)

Tahiti, the Society and Tuamotu Islands (Panorama II)

From EUR €2,750

Description

Sailing round-trip from Papeete port, Tahiti, the 25-cabin/49-guest sail cruiser Panorama II will sail into spectacular islands and atolls and discover sacred maraes (temples), pristine beaches and lagoons, magnificent mountain peaks, and uncover French Polynesia’s welcoming culture.

This 12 day cruise explores the islands included in our the 7 night program before crossing over to the lesser known but even more exotic and magnificent Tuamotu Archipelago islands including Tikehau, Ahe, Tetiaroa and the world-famous Rangiroa.

Trip Name
Tahiti, the Society and Tuamotu Islands (Panorama II)
Days
12
Overview
Vessel Type: Sail Cruiser Length: 50 metres Passenger Capacity: 49 Built / refurbished: 1993 / 2008 / 2012 / 2015 Imagine a place far from home that feels just like home, where the borders are delineated by the golden shores of the sea; and home is wherever the anchors drop. Imagine 164 feet of comfort, sleek beauty, and safety classified by the latest International “Safety of Life at Sea” (SOLAS) standards. Imagine your floating home on board the sleek, classic design Mega Yacht as she spreads her white sails through the seas under the name PANORAMA II, waving her Greek flag through the wind. Discover the world by sea at 10 knots per hour, in her un-rushed pace, one island or seashore at a time on board the ultimate 3 masted motor sailer cruiser. Panorama loves to seduce her select 49 guests with her classic lines and wood paneled lounges redefining what yachting was meant to be. A spacious lounge with ample space, dining areas decorated with warm colors, rich library and two decks for sunbathing, shaded areas and outdoor bar and loungers are just some of the elements that define her essence. 360° views of unobstructed ocean are your eyes’ canvas painted with ocean blue and deep green mountains. Embrace freedom as the Panorama II sets her white sails seduced by the clear winds of the sea. Mingle with likeminded travelers in our public areas, enjoy a moment to yourself in our ample deck space, or retreat to one of our 25 ocean view cabin-sanctuaries all offering windows or portholes connecting you with mother nature’s wonders. Panorama II’s experienced crew of 18 is trained with hospitality at heart to pamper her guests and guarantee the ultimate home away from home experience. Serenity is a state of mind; on board Variety. Home at Sea Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge - Bar, Indoor & Outodoor Restaurant, Audiovisual in Lounge, Mini library, Beach Towels, Snorkeling equipment, Kayak, Board Games, Swimming Platform, Wi-Fi Comfort Zone Windows: Upper & Main deck cabins, Portholes: lower deck cabins, Triple Occupancy cabins: Category B, Flat-Screen TV, Mini Safe, Mini Fridge Individually controlled A/C, En suite bathroom with shower, Hairdryers, Telephone for internal use, Central music

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 Papeete, Tahiti
Embark the Panorama II in Papeete Port between 2:30pm and 4:00pm. After a welcome briefing and safety drill,we will set sail for Bora Bora. Overnight at sea.
Day 2 - Day 2 Bora Bora
Early morning arrival in Bora Bora, possibly the most photographed place on earth. Our ship sails into Bora Boralagoon with Mount Otemanu rising proudly at the center. Over the following two days, we will have a variety ofoptional activities to choose from, such as: a) A Bora Bora Cultural Tour by 4x4; b) An excursion to snorkel withsting rays and sharks; c) An open-air Lagoon Aquarium experience; d) The Bora Bora tour by "Le Truck" andmore. Overnight at anchor.
Day 3 - Day 3 Bora Bora - Taha'a
We continue our Bora Bora activities. After lunch we cruise the Bora Bora lagoon and sail to nearby Taha'a, a truebotanical paradise. The fertile island is covered with banana, watermelon and coconut groves. The island also actsas a vast natural greenhouse for the treasured Tahitian vanilla orchid. Our optional half-day excursion will allowus to explore the beautiful interior of the island by 4x4 vehicle. Taste the local fruit and admire breathtaking viewsof the magnificent turquoise waters of Ha'amene Bay. This excursion also includes a visit to a pearl farm and atraditional vanilla plantation. In the afternoon, we will have plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling from a“motu”, or atoll. Overnight at anchor.
Day 4 - Day 4 Raiatea
We sail across the lagoon to reach nearby Raiatea, which translates to “faraway heaven” and “sky with soft light”.Originally known as Havai’i, Raiatea is considered the homeland of the ancient Polynesians. Our optionalexcursion will start with an exploration by kayak of the Faaroa River, French Polynesia's only navigable river, withan expert guide leading the way through Raiatea's verdant interior. Then, we will visit the ancient marae (temple)at Taputapuatea, a recent UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, we will learn about its Polynesian origins andhistorical relevance, before sitting down to a locally inspired picnic lunch. Overnight in the lagoon.
Day 5 - Day 5 Raiatea - Huahine
Morning sailing to Huahine. Once home to Tahitian royalty, Huahine is considered the cradle of Polynesian culture.The two islands maintain the largest concentration of ancient marae (temples) in French Polynesia, some of whichare believed to date back to around 700 AD. Huahine is a colossal tropical jungle burgeoning with coconutplantations, vanilla orchids, banana groves, breadfruit trees and watermelon fields. Our optional half-day tourtakes us by 4x4 vehicle around the island to visit the small villages of Fare and Maeva, an archaeological site, anda vanilla plantation. There will also be an opportunity to see and feed the sacred blue-eyed eels of Faie Bay. Anoptional full-day excursion is also available, including a land tour via 4x4 vehicle, a boat excursion to a pearlfarm, and a picnic. Overnight at sea to Tetiaroa.
Day 6 - Day 6 Tetiaroa
Held sacred by the Tahitians, the secluded atoll of Tetiaroa was once the retreat of Tahitian royalty. During thefilming of Mutiny on the Bounty, actor Marlon Brando fell under its spell and bought the land for himself, with anaim to keep it as pristine as possible. A luxury eco-resort was designed under his direction and it operates in a100% sustainable manner. We will spend the morning exploring the lagoon and snorkeling in the crystallinewaters. This afternoon, we sail north to the Tuamotus Islands. Overnight at sea.
Day 7 - Day 7 Tikehau
This morning we reach the small atoll of Tikehau, also called the Pink Sand Island, comprised of innumerable tinywhite and pink sand islets. The lagoon, formed by a nearly uninterrupted ring of coral, is home to abundantvarieties of marine life. According to the legendary marine researcher Jacques Cousteau, this lagoon contains ahigher concentration of fish than any other lagoon in French Polynesia. Our walking tour will take us to one of thefamily-owned fish-farms, where they trap different species of fish in a maze of underwater fencing. Much of theircatch is then shipped to Papeete and sold at the local markets. We will visit the islet of Tuherahera, one of the onlyinhabited sections of the atoll. Naturally adorned with colorful flowers such as hibiscus and bougainvillea,Tuherahera is one of the most attractive villages in the Tuamotu Archipelago. This evening, we return to the shipand set sail for Ahe.
Day 8 - Day 8 Ahe
Ahe, one of the more obscure atolls in the Tuamotu Archipelago, is a favored vacation destination for nativeTahitians. The serene atoll is almost entirely enclosed and boasts aquamarine waters, startlingly white beaches,and vibrant coral. We will spend the morning snorkeling among the shallow sandbanks sprinkled throughout thelagoon, before enjoying a beach BBQ in a secluded “motu”, or reef islet. Return to the ship for an overnight at seato Rangiroa.
Day 9 - Day 9 Rangiroa
Morning arrival in Rangiroa, the largest atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago and one of the largest in the world. Oneof the best destinations for scuba diving, Rangiroa is composed of 240 islets, more than 110 miles, encompassinga deep lagoon. Our optional excursion will take us to the Blue Lagoon, a natural pool formed by islets and reefswithin the central lagoon. At only 16 feet deep, the Blue Lagoon is an ideal location for swimming, snorkeling, andobserving the vast assortment of marine life. Enjoy a traditional Polynesian picnic before returning to the ship.Overnight at anchor.
Day 10 - Day 10 Rangiroa
This morning, enjoy our optional Dolphins in Tiputa Pass excursion, which will allow us to interact with theseincredible mammals. After lunch, we leave Rangiroa and the Tuamotu Islands and sail south to Mo'orea and theSociety Islands. Overnight at sea.
Day 11 - Day 11 Mo'orea
At mid-day, we reach Mo'orea, believed to be the inspiration for the mythical Bali Hai from James Michener'sTales of the South Pacific. Eight gargantuan mountain peaks rise from its magnificent lagoon, creating adistinctive silhouette visible from the western coast of Tahiti. Pick from 2 optional excursions, a snorkeling and rayfeeding tour or the 3 Coconuts Hiking tour. Tonight, we will enjoy our Farewell Dinner. Overnight at anchor.
Day 12 - Day 12 Papeete
Tahiti Early morning sailing to Tahiti. Morning arrival in Papeete. Disembarkation 9am to 10 am.
Day 13 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
17-12-202028-12-2020EUR €2,750Category C
17-12-202028-12-2020EUR €3,200Category B
17-12-202028-12-2020EUR €3,750Category A
17-12-202028-12-2020EUR €4,700Category P
28-12-202008-01-2021EUR €2,750Category C
28-12-202008-01-2021EUR €3,200Category B
28-12-202008-01-2021EUR €3,750Category A
28-12-202008-01-2021EUR €4,700Category P

Inclusions

    • NO ONE GETS YOU CLOSER : Our 50-meter/164-ft sail cruiser Panorama II will sail into lagoons and drop anchor
    • COMFORT & INTIMATE YACHT AMBIANCE: 30-49 passengers maximum mean your clients will enjoy intimate atmosphere & personalized service on board and on shore. With ocean-view cabins and indoor/outdoor spacious public areas, the destination discovery begins on board.
    • A VARIETY OF SHORE EXCURSIONS: Authentic experiences on shore will be offered on almost all islands including historical, cultural, 4WD, boating and underwater activities.
    • KAYAK, SNORKEL & SWIM OFF THE YACHT: Take out the kayaks and paddle boards, snorkel or swim from the yacht's swimming platform.
    • ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE SHIP: Our small ships run on clean fuel, Marine Diesel Oil and do not use non-refined Heavy Fuel Oil. Plus, we have successfully completed a single-use plastic elimination program since January 2019, eliminating single-use plastic items such as stirrers, lids, cups, straws and all items wrapped in plastic.

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