Bungalows over water in Bora Bora

Best of French Polynesia Vacation: An Escape to Bora Bora and Tahaa

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited


Places Visited

Bora Bora, Tahaa, Tahiti, Raiatea

Suggested Duration

12 Days

Indulge in your perfect escape to a tropical paradise with your custom-tailored vacation to Bora Bora and Taha'a. Relax in the lavish comfort of iconic overwater bungalows, follow the current to find iridescent coral gardens and exotic fish, and then enjoy the views of the island at sunset. Discover ancient banyan trees and temple foundations in the Valley of the Kings and scour the highlands in search of the rare tiare apetahi flower. From cultural history to contemporary luxury, soothing...

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Trip Highlights

  • Savor your tropical getaway with a visit to a luxurious spa surrounded by the idyllic setting and relaxing ambiance of Bora Bora
  • Discover the brilliant colors and vibrant array of marine life found in the coral gardens of Tahaa
  • Swim with manta rays and sharks while exploring the remarkable lagoon of Bora Bora
  • Traverse the trails along Bora Bora with your guide to find remnants of the chieftains and ancient temples in the Valley of the Kings
  • Visit a family-owned vanilla plantation to learn about the intense and delicate touch needed to cultivate French Polynesian vanilla
  • Meet with a local pearl farmer on Tahaa for insight into shaping and harvesting the famous black pearls
  • Follow the trails on Raiatea for the rewards of a panoramic view atop Mount Temehani while searching for the rare tiare apetahi
  • Bask in the layers of color cast across the sky on a sunset cruise around Bora Bora
  • Experience the mixture of calming and exciting adventure during a private paddleboard lesson

Detailed Description

Your idyllic getaway to French Polynesia will embody scenery and romance, adventure, and relaxation. Your 12-day escape to Bora Bora and Tahaa will bring you a tropical paradise with incredible luxury. You will arrive at your island haven as your flight comes into Bora Bora Airport, and your private transfer will greet you at the baggage claim and escort you across the glowing turquoise lagoon to reach your private resort. Delight in the splendors of your overwater bungalow and the treasures of your resort before enjoying a full Polynesian dinner and show.

Wake the next morning and step aboard your boat for a private tour of the lagoon. Stop at three distinct snorkel spots to find coral gardens, manta rays, and blacktip reef sharks, and then enjoy the afternoon sun on a remote islet for a quiet picnic lunch. The following morning, begin with a private paddleboard lesson after breakfast, and then take to the sky for a unique panorama of the lagoon and island shores on a parasailing excursion. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure to bask in the natural beauty of the island and the white sand beaches at your resort. The next day will take you into the rainforest terrain to follow your guide into the Valley of the Kings. Discover ancient temples and the banyan trees connected to historical chiefs.

Indulge in the soothing pleasures of your resort spa the next day and experience a magnificent dinner in a renowned restaurant for a truly extraordinary culinary evening. Rest well, and wake the next morning to step into an open-air 4x4 jeep for a remarkable inland expedition. Traverse the unpaved roads to find ancient temples, World War II defensive guns, and a pristine panorama from atop the plateau of Mount Otemanu. Return to the shores of Bora Bora for a sunset cruise that will turn the island into an enchanting silhouette. Your private transfer will then escort you to Bora Bora Airport the next day for your flight to Raiatea Island.

You will board a small boat that will lead you across the strait to reach the secluded island of Tahaa. The remainder of the day will be yours to relax in the comforts of your luxury resort or visit the turtle sanctuary. The next day, look forward to a spectacular snorkeling tour around the lagoon and barrier reef and use the current to drift over the coral gardens and delight in a picnic on an isolated islet. Return to the shores of Raiatea the next day for a guided hike through the rainforest to find the celebrated Three Waterfalls.

Touch down on the coastline of Tahaa to learn about the cultivation of vanilla and black pearls on the island, and then the next day, take to the rainforest terrain of Raiatea once more to reach the plateau of Temehani to find remnants of lava tubes and ancient temples while searching for the rare tiare apetahi. Finish off your tropical adventure as you travel by boat to Raiatea to reach the airport for your flight home, returning to the mainland after your luxury escapes to Bora Bora and Tahaa.

Starting Price

$4,795 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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