Tahitian Island Escape 2017

Bill Peach Journeys invites you to voyage in style through French Polynesia’s Leeward Islands. We begin with a night at the beautiful Intercontinental Tahiti Resort in Papeete before transferring over to the lush and verdant Moorea for 2 nights at the luxurious Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa. We join the Island Passage in Bora Bora, hailed as the most beautiful island in the world.

From here you will cruise for 7 nights through these magnificent turquoise waters. An intimage voyage of only 24 guests, you will enjoy the romance of dinner under the stars, stunning beauty whilst kayaking on the lagoon, swimming with turtles, wander exquisite beaches or simply relax on deck while enjoying cocktails.... paradise!

Highlights

  • All Internal flights and private transfers in Tahiti including scenic helicopter flight
  • 7 night Island Escape cruise in spacious accommodations with private en-suite
  • Luxurious accommodation throughout as specified in the programme
  • Use of kayaks, paddle boards, tenders, snorkel and fishing equipment carried onboard
  • All meals and drinks on board the Island Passage
  • The services of English speaking guides throughout
  • Exclusive shore excursions, fishing trips and village visits as detailed in the itinerary
Day
1

Sydney - Auckland - Papeete

Upon arrival at Papeete International Airport you will be met and transferred to the luxurious Intercontinental Tahiti Resort offering the perfect polynesian ambience and view of the outer islands.

Overnight: Intercontinental Tahiti Resort (B)
Day
2

Papeete - Moorea

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia. It is the primary center of Tahitian governmental, commercial, industrial and financial services and is a tourism hub. After lunch, take a ferry across to the island of Moorea and your luxury hotel.

Overnight: Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa (B)
Day
3

Moorea

Today enjoy a circle island tour of Moorea. You will drive past coffee plantations and pineapple fields along the scenic coastline while learning about island history. Soak up the views of Opunohu Bay and Cook’s Bay from the Belvedere lookout, breathtaking vistas.

Overnight: Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa (B)
Day
4

Moorea

After breakfast begin with a lagoon discovery which allows you to enjoy incredible views of the mountains of Moorea and their luxuriant vegetation. We will also enjoy a picnic on a motu (islet), a truly tropical experience. This afternoon, visit the Moorea Dolphin Centre to learn about dolphins and their ecosystem.

Overnight: Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa (B, L)
Day
5

Moorea - Bora Bora

Morning at leisure then fly to Bora Bora and transfer to the Island Escape by helicopter for the Captain's welcome and dinner.

Overnight: Island Passage (B, L, D)
Day
6

Bora Bora - Raiatea

Perhaps a swim before cruising west across the Bora Bora Lagoon to the Island pair of Taha’a and Raiatea. Lunch at Herepiti Bay on our way to visit Champon Pearl farm then on to Uturoa, the main centre in Raiatea for our overnight. Perhaps an evening stroll ashore after dinner.

Overnight: Island Passage (B, L, D)
Day
7

Raiatea - Huahine

After breakfast we depart for a guided island history, marae and tour of the Faaroa river, Tahiti’s only “navigable river”. Afternoon fishing while we cruise to Teapaa Bay on Huahine in time for sunset.

Overnight: Island Passage (B, L, D)
Day
8

Huahine

After breakfast we tender you ashore to explore Teapaa Beach where you will have time to swim, snorkel, paddle board, kayak or explore the shoreline. Lunch is served on board. A snorkelling trip is on o er before we move to Haapu Bay for the evening where we are entertained by a cultural group with Tahitian singing and dancing.

Overnight: Island Passage (B, L, D)
Day
9

Huahine – Taha’a

Fishing this morning as we depart Huahine for the Taha’a eastern reef and its stunningly beautiful azure waters. We visit an organic vanilla plantation before the special anchorage tonight, an amazing setting with the reef in the foreground and the towering peaks of Bora Bora in the distance.

Overnight: Island Passage (B, L, D)
Day
10

Tata’a - Bora Bora

A coral garden snorkelling expedition this morning before cruising into the Bora Bora lagoon and a visit to Bloody Mary’s.

Overnight: Island Passage (B, L, D)
Day
11

Bora Bora

A shark and ray excursion, water sport activities, snorkelling or simply relax on board before the crew hosted farewell BBQ under the stars this evening.

Overnight: Island Passage (B, L, D)
Day
12

Bora Bora - Papeete

Fly to Papeete and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa (B)
Day
13

Papeete - Sydney

Your journey concludes today after breakfast and you are transferred to the airport for your flight home taking with you memories of an unforgettable Tahitian discovery.

Dates & Prices

Tour Code Days Departs Returns Price $AUD  
IE1700 13 1st May 2017 1st October 2017 $11,240 (based on low season)

Departures of this journey are from May to September 2017.  Above pricing is based on low season in a Stateroom Cabin.  Please contact our reservations department regarding your specific travel dates.

Please enquire with our reservations department about cabin types and upgrades.

International airfares are not included in the tour price. Please contact our reservations team or your travel agent for more information.

Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to make amendments to accommodation listings up until the point of departure without prior notification.

Inclusions:
5 nights in luxury hotel accommodation
7 nights on board Island Passage including all meals and most drinks
All touring throughout
All Internal flights in Tahiti
Private transfers throughout

About Private Luxury Tours
Private Luxury Tours have been designed for those clients who are looking for exceptional travel experiences with boutique modes of transport and who prefer to travel privately rather than with a Bill Peach Journeys group. Private Luxury Tours offers the flexibility of travel dates but still provides the same high degree of service and style synonymous with Bill Peach Journeys.

A Seamless Experience
From the very moment you reach your desired destination, your seamless travel experience begins. This same level of care continues until you are returned safely to your return flight home. When travelling to Tahiti it is important to be assured that everything is taken care of from the moment your journey begins until its conclusion.

MV Island Passage
‘MV Island Passage’ is purpose built to explore. Providing an absolutely unique 24-passenger experience, intimate service, and providing unsurpassed comfort usually found on larger ships, the Island Passage provides complete attention to detail and provides guests with an all- inclusive experience. The ship has oversized staterooms, generous en- suites, wide halls and decks that prevent that feeling of being cramped in small spaces. Experience new linens, an ever changing selection of natural soaps and shampoos, nightly turndown service with delicious chocolates and bottled water, the fresh smell of flowers, ample lighting, storage and seating areas with individually controlled air conditioning. Rooms are serviced each morning. As expected, bath and beach towels are also supplied.

Helicopter
The ‘Island Passage' was designed to accommodate a 6-seater helicopter on the top deck.  Island Escape made a very thorough evaluation of the helicopter companies that they engage for these flights. Only the very best are selected for their safety record, helicopter types, local flying knowledge and with a personality. Island Escape are totally committed to giving you the very best experience that is available.

Fitness Level - Moderate
This journey is designed for the more active traveller who is looking to venture off the beaten path. To fully participate in all activities, the traveller must be able to walk up to 1km on even surfaces unaided, walk up steps unassisted and be able to get on and off the ship onto smaller launches.


We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey.