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AUSTRALIA / NEW CALEDONIA / FIJI / AMERICAN SAMOA / SAMOA / FRENCH POLYNESIA

Adventures Afloat: Pacific Islands and Coral Seas: Across Oceania From the Society Islands to Eastern Australia

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Program #21225RJ
24 Days | 23 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Venture beyond the horizon on an expedition to some of the most remote places ever inhabited by humankind. In the South Pacific, voyage from French Polynesia to the Samoan Islands and on to Fiji and New Caledonia, then cross the Coral Sea to be reunited with terra firma amid the vibrant cities of eastern Australia. On islands both rugged and beautiful, ponder the bravery of early Polynesians whose navigational mastery enabled sea crossings of thousands of miles. See for yourself how these skilled mariners lived and worshipped and learn how during World War II these specks in the vast ocean became critical elements of the Allied strategy.


Highlights

• On the sacred island of Raiatea, venture to Taputapuatea, an ancient stone worship site.
• Snorkel in the lagoon surrounding Bora Bora and view its relics from World War II.
• Explore world-class Sydney from lively Darling Harbour to the Sydney Opera House.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day; some uneven and hilly terrain. Small boats are sometimes used for disembarkation and re-embarkation.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Papeete (Tahiti), 3 night; embark Marina, 17 nights (ports of call include Raiatea, Bora Bora, Pago Pago (American Samoa), Apia (Samoa), Lautoka (Fiji), Suva , Noumea (New Caledonia), Brisbane (Australia)); disembark Sydney, 1 night; departure.

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Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
22 nights of accommodations
61 meals: 22 breakfasts, 19 lunches, 20 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
16 Performances
2 Flights during the program
Visas: 1(out of 1 required)

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