Bungalows on water in Bora Bora

Discover Bora Bora Tour: History and Culture through Land & Sea Excursions

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Vaitape, Anau, Bora Bora

Suggested Duration

8 Days

Your private Bora Bora vacation combines brilliant crystal clear waters with emerald rainforest. Volcanic basalt peaks adorn the heart of the island as tropical colors emanate from the flowers and hand-dyed sarongs. Glide through the sky on a parasail, dig your toes into the powdery ivory sand and then embrace the thrill of a 4x4 jeep safari to discover artifacts from contemporary and ancient Polynesian history. Whether floating in the refreshing lagoon in search of bannerfish or trekking beneath...

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Trip Highlights

  • Dive into the waters of the Lagoonarium, an open aquarium framed by the natural sands of surrounding islets, to swim with rays, sharks, and sea turtles
  • Float over coral gardens and dramatic drop-offs to find vibrant colors, giant manta rays, and inspiring schools of tropical fish on a private snorkel tour
  • Take in the tranquil panorama of the passing island as you gently swing above the water on a parasail outing
  • Zip over the surface of the glassy waters on an exhilarating jet ski tour
  • Relish an adventurous excursion into the jungle terrain of Bora Bora on a guided 4x4 jeep safari that will highlight the natural splendor of the island
  • Delight in the flavors of French Polynesia with a private cooking class that will offer insight into the evolution of island cuisine
  • Revel in the charm of a ride on a traditional Polynesian outrigger canoe before indulging in a private catered breakfast
  • Follow the rugged paths through the undulating rainforest in search of tropical flowers and twittering avifauna en route to the peak of Mount Pahia
  • Discover the ancient remains of historical Polynesian temples that offer marvelous vistas

Detailed Description

French Polynesia offers an idyllic paradise to relax and explore at your preferred pace during your 8-day Bora Bora itinerary. Ancient history overlooks the turquoise lagoon. Coral reefs radiate rainbow hues against the vibrant schools of fish. The cuisine is as bright as the flowers, and the people are as welcoming as the waters. The fun and excitement begin with your arrival at Bora Bora Airport. Your private transfer will escort you from the main island shores to your secluded resort located on the sands of a motu, an islet around the lagoon. You settle into the comforts of your overwater bungalow before an introductory tour around the coastline. Here you will discover ancient archaeological sites connected to the first Polynesian settlers on the island.

Following your overwater stay, you return to the shores of the main island to board a 4x4 jeep. Cruise along the coastal roads to find World War II weaponry and villages working to weave sarongs. You venture to the plateau beneath Mount Otemanu’s peak for a stunning view of the island, and then follow your guide on a snorkeling tour around the island’s most celebrated reefs. Swim with schools of curious fish before finding sharks and manta rays near the drop-off.

The following day, wake up to a luxurious canoe breakfast, complete with a traditional Polynesian ceremony accompanied by fresh flowers. Enjoy a bike ride or lounge on the beach before embarking on a sunset cruise. Relish the majesty of a Bora Bora sunset from atop an outrigger canoe before delighting in a sumptuous dinner at a seaside restaurant. The next day, you venture to the main town of Vaitape to visit the Lagoonarium, a natural aquarium. Snorkel with the stunning marine life found in the lagoon. In the evening, you will learn the history and traditions of French Polynesian cuisine and how it differs from the gastronomy of other Pacific islands.

The adventure continues as you traverse the trails of the mainland to find the Valley of the Kings and then continue until you reach the plateau of Mount Pahia. An exciting jet ski excursion brings you back to the water on the following day. Your guide will lead you around the island, speeding across the lagoon. In the afternoon, you slow the pace down with a smooth parasailing experience, enjoying a final panorama of the island. On your last day, your private transfer greets you at the resort and escorts you to Bora Bora Airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$3,115 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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