Tahiti/French Polynesia
Heart of French Polynesia: Tahiti & the Society Islands
In 1890, Paul Gauguin left Europe to find inspiration in Tahiti. Experience the beauty of Gauguin's French Polynesia as you learn about its fascinating history and culture.
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Program No. 19384RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

Learn firsthand about French Post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin's love of these islands. In 1891, when Gauguin arrived in Tahiti, he captured the languid grace of the natives in oil paintings. The descendants of his original models still call this piece of French Polynesia home. Learn about their culture and soak in nature's beauty as you call on Huahine and its reef-bound lagoon, its companion island Tahaa, Bora Bora and Moorea.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking 1-2 miles per day on field trips; some uneven terrain and stairs without railings.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Tahiti’s spectacular natural formations including Arahoho Blowhole and Faaurumai Waterfall.
  • Discover Huahine, and its archaeological sites; learn about Polynesian agriculture at melon fields and a coconut plantation.
  • Experience idyllic Bora Bora for two days and snorkel in its spectacular lagoon.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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