Sailing around Bora Bora in French Polynesia

Island Hopping Vacation in the French Polynesian Islands

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Bora Bora, Tikehau

Suggested Duration

9 Days

Discover the embodiment of paradise during your French Polynesia vacation, visiting the islands of unforgettable Bora Bora and secluded Tikehau. Dive into crystal clear waters in search of radiant coral and rainbow-streaked schools of fish. Discover sharks and manta rays, humpback whales and sea turtles. Bask in the luxuries of overwater bungalows to enjoy spectacular island views and the soothing sounds of magnificent lagoons. Embrace the prevalent scent of coconut carried in the refreshing sea...

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the intricacies of cultivating precious gems during a private tour of a family-owned pearl farm in Bora Bora
  • Witness the natural grandeur of humpback whales migrating through the South Pacific Sea on a whale watching excursion
  • Traverse the heart of Bora Bora on a 4x4 jeep safari for unforgettable panoramic views of the island shores and surrounding lagoons
  • Relax with a rejuvenating spa treatment on the secluded shores of Tikehau Island
  • Float above elegant coral gardens in search of tropical fish shining with unique, vibrant colors on a snorkeling tour around Tikehau
  • Encounter rehabilitating sea turtles while visiting the Turtle Sanctuary at Le Meridien resort on Bora Bora
  • Relish an exciting excursion to Bird Island off the coast of Tikehau to find blue-footed boobies and red-tailed tropicbirds
  • Embrace the idyllic and iconic luxuries of French Polynesia by staying in magnificent overwater bungalows

Detailed Description

Turquoise lagoons and basalt mountain peaks, overwater bungalows and soaring coconut palm trees, the natural splendor of an idyllic tropical escape radiates along the shores and beneath the waters of Bora Bora and Tikehau during your 9-day French Polynesia vacation. The luxurious island-hopping getaway begins with your arrival in Bora Bora. The marvelous island contains emerald rainforests and fringing reefs, along with a lagoon shimmering with indigo hues. Your private transfer escorts you over the waters to reach your resort. Relaxing in Bora Bora is a private experience, indulging in the comforts of your luxury overwater bungalow. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to lounge on the beach, stroll around the pool, or visit the main town of Vaitape.

The following morning, you set out on a boat with a private snorkeling tour of the lagoon. Swim with sharks and manta rays before continuing to a family-owned pearl farm to learn more about the unique island industry. Then, you venture onto the South Pacific Sea on a catamaran to spot migrating humpback whales. Witness the majestic mammals breach the surface and splash back down into the water. You continue to the turtle sanctuary to visit with rehabilitating sea turtles before they are released back into the lagoon.

Traverse the single island road on a bicycle, moving at your preferred pace around the 11 square miles of framed by mountain peaks and radiant waters. Stop at fruit stands, enjoy a fresh and traditional seafood lunch at the island’s most popular restaurant, and relish the endless beauty of the scenery and culture. Next, you travel into the heart of the island rainforest with a guided 4x4 jeep safari, finding stunning tropical flowers, hidden exotic birds, and magnificent panoramas. Afterward, your private transfer escorts you to Bora Bora Airport for your flight to Tikehau Island. Embrace the smooth, relaxed pace of life on the secluded shores.

Settle into the splendor of your overwater bungalow with views of the glowing hues of the peaceful lagoon. Indulge in a spa treatment at the resort for a soothing welcome to the island. Scour the fringing reefs of Tikehau’s lagoon with a half-day snorkel tour. Continue to the lush crops of Ile d’Eden Farm, which cultivates produce in the infertile sands of the coral coastline. The following day is at your leisure to relax on Tikehau. Lounge on the hot, white sand or spend the day at Bird Island, where blue-footed boobies perch beneath the coconut palms. On the final day, your private transfer escorts you to Tikehau Airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$3,595 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.

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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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