Stretch of beach on Bora Bora in French Polynesia

Islands of the South Pacific: Tahiti, New Zealand, Samoa Itinerary

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Countries Visited

New Zealand, Samoa, Tahiti

Places Visited

Tahiti, Queenstown, Bora Bora, Samoa

Suggested Duration

12 Days

Turn iconic dreams into tangible realities with your unforgettable Tahiti, New Zealand, and Samoa itinerary. Luxuriate in the comfort of overwater bungalows. Drift with the ocean current over vivacious coral gardens. Cruise between the staggering mountains framing Milford Sound to find barking seals and thundering waterfalls. Sip celebrated wines with views of sprawling vineyards and enjoy an adventure through the jungle terrain for a private panorama looking over glowing beaches. From cave pools...

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Trip Highlights

  • Indulge in an iconic overwater bungalow to experience luxury and  unparalleled views of the French Polynesian Islands
  • Drift along radiant coral reefs to find reef sharks, manta rays, sea turtles, and vibrant tropical fish around Bora Bora, Vahine Island, and Samoa
  • Discover seals and penguins basking on the boulders that frame captivating Milford Sound in New Zealand
  • Sample enticing wines and enjoy the vineyard scenery on a private wine tour around the Central Otago Wine Region
  • Swim in the stunning turquoise waters of the To Sua Trench, a forest-clad sinkhole on the island of Samoa
  • Delight in a soothing spa treatment on the luxurious grounds of your Samoan resort to help relax the body and spirit amongst the gorgeous scenery
  • Relish the thrill of adventure with a Jet Boat ride along the Dart River to enjoy views of mountains, ancient forest, and a shimmering glacier
  • Experience the grand jungle terrain of Bora Bora on a 4x4 tour, taking you to the highest accessible ridge of Mount Otemanu for an unforgettable view

Detailed Description

Capture the beauty of island life and the diverse culture of the South Pacific during your 12-day Tahiti, New Zealand, and Samoa tour. The adventure of the stunning islands begins with your arrival in Bora Bora. Your private transfer greets you at the airport and escorts you to a luxurious hotel nestled between a lagoon and the ocean. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy the pleasures of your luxury resort and the memorable scenery of your surroundings with a welcoming sunset cruise. Your guide greets you at the hotel the following day, eager to lead you on a 4x4 excursion through the jungle terrain of the island interior. Venture to the shoulders holding the vertical granite peaks of Mount Otemanu. Visit the town of Vaitape and the temple ruins of Marae Fare-Opu.

Next, you travel to the private island of Vahine, located on the shores of Raiatea. Indulge in the secluded splendor of your resort with a private Tahitian dance lesson before relaxing on the soft, warm sand. Jump into the refreshing waters of the South Pacific with a snorkeling excursion along the coral gardens of Vahine. The remainder of the day is yours to bask in the sunlight or enjoy a private Polynesian cooking lesson. Afterward, your private transfer escorts you to the airport at Raiatea for your flight to Queenstown, New Zealand.

The alpine ambiance has a charming allure that welcomes you to the city known for its equal mix of adventure and relaxation. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to relish the views of the Remarkables or travel the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak. Travel along the Dart River on a jet boat for a fast-paced scenic tour of ancient forest, crystal clear waters, and staggering mountains. You can spend the afternoon walking along the promenade in Queenstown. You then have a full day tour cruising the waters of Milford Sound to relish the landscape and discover the stunning wildlife shaped by the glacial melt.

Travel into the Otago Valley to visit selected wineries and vineyards on a fabulous wine tour. Sample celebrated vintages and learn the history of the region before returning to Queenstown. Then, your private transfer escorts you to Queenstown Airport for your flight to Upolu, Samoa. The main island embodies the culture and beauty of the South Pacific. Enjoy the combination of traditional décor and luxury amenities at your resort. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to bask in a spa treatment or lounge on the white sand beach.

Discover the natural beauty of Upolu by visiting To Sua Trench and Togitogiga Waterfall. Spend time exploring the lava rocks along the coast before returning to your resort for the evening. You spend a day floating over the coral at Palolo Deep Marine Reserve to find reef sharks amongst the stunning aquatic life. Visit the crafts market in Apia before traveling to the nearby shores of Namu’a Island to search for grazing sea turtles. On the final day, your private transfer escorts you to Faleolo International Airport for your flight home. 

Starting Price

$3,295 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

  • Accommodations
  • 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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