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Gauguin’s Polynesia

Best time to travel
Apr – Oct
Ideal length
11 nights
Perfect for
Couples

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to Papeete.
  • All private vehicle and speedboat transfers as well as all inter-island flights.
  • 11 nights’ accommodation in Tahiti, Tikehau, Rangiroa and Taha’a.
  • Private excursion to Tikehau Lagoon and a boat trip Rangiroa’s Pink Sands.
  • Explore the island of Taha’a by land and sea excursions.
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Introduction

A celebration of French Polynesia, this suggested itinerary features exceptional land and sea experiences from start to finish. Start in the capital of Tahiti before experiencing the coral atoll of Tikehau. Kayak in the crystal clear ocean and tour the heart of the island before setting off for the pink sands and marine rich lagoons of Rangiroa. Finish in ultimate luxury as you stay in a private island retreat and snorkel among the manta rays and reef sharks of Taha’a.

Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Papeete.
Your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your luxury accommodation in Tahiti. During your two night stay, catch up on some peaceful relaxation on the shores and by the pool. We’ll arrange a delicious Polynesian dinner for your first night in Tahiti.
Depart for the coral atoll of Tikehau.
Spend three nights in a glorious resort surrounded by idyllic beaches and coral reefs. Relax with a cocktail on the private stretch of beach and enjoy a range of watersports like paddle boarding and kayaking.
Couple supping, Tikehau
Embark on an atoll exploration of Tikehau.
With your private guide, journey through the shallow waters by boat and stop off at secluded shores and pink sand beaches. We’ll also take you on a guided tour of a local organic farm and a bike excursion to the village of Tuherahera.
Tikehau aerial view
Take a scenic flight to Rangiroa.
During your three night stay, relax in your island retreat bordered by sandy shores, coconut groves and turquoise lagoon. We can arrange a diving excursion to the nearby Tiputa Pass, one of the finest spots to observe hammerhead sharks, dolphins and rays.
Stingrays
Set out on a boat trip to the pink sands of Rangiroa.
Admire the unique sands as you enjoy a private picnic lunch and bathe and snorkel in the ocean. We’ll return to your hotel via the Tiputa Pass, an ocean stretch that is home to a diversity of marine life due to its high concentration of plankton.
Pink sand beach
Experience a private island stay.
Fly to Raiatea Island and continue by boat to a secluded island resort just off Taha’a. Spend three nights in a luxurious beach resort and revel in unmatched tranquillity as you laze on the private shores and kayak in the crystal-clear water.
Woman kayaking on clear water, Moorea Island
Witness the beauty of Taha’a.
Home to fragrant vanilla plantations, black pearl farms and turquoise lagoons, Taha’a is one of the finest islands in French Polynesia. We’ll take you on an in-depth exploration by land and sea including a memorable snorkelling experience among sharks and stingrays.
Transfer and depart for the international airport for your flight home.
Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

Where to rest your head

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Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa

Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa

The luxury resort of Le Taha’a offers an exclusive stay on the private island of Motu Tautau. Surrounded by the pristine waters of the South Pacific, it exudes peacefulness and serenity with Bora Bora as its backdrop. A long stretch of boardwalk sits above the ocean and leads to glamorous overwater villas with spectacular views. The lagoon’s crystal clear water and sandy shores offer the ultimate beach experience. Choose to simply unwind on the pristine beach or partake in wonderful marine activities like paddle boarding and kayaking.

Intercontinental Resort Tahiti

Intercontinental Resort Tahiti

The Intercontinental Tahiti is set within expansive manicured gardens overlooking the South Pacific Ocean. On the water’s edge, there is a spacious infinity-edge pool, surrounded by sun loungers and swaying palms. There is also a luxury spa offering an extensive selection of treatments.

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Ninamu Resort

Ninamu Resort is a beautiful island retreat situated in the southwest corner of the French Polynesian atoll of Tikehau. Surrounded by coral reefs and idyllic beaches, relax on the private stretch of beach and embark on kayaking, sailing and snorkelling explorations. Rent a bike and visit Tuherahera village and Eden, the organic family-run farm.

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Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa

Surrounded by sandy beaches, coconut groves and a turquoise lagoon, Hotel Kia Ora offers a wonderful island retreat. Explore the unspoilt beauty of the island and its verdant coral reefs by embarking outdoor activities like drift snorkelling, boat excursions and scuba diving. Situated within the coconut groves, the Poekura Spa offers relaxing treatments and massages.

What people are saying

“We recently travelled to Barcelona and Mallorca with the expert help of Oroko and will never book a holiday any other way again! The staff were so friendly and knowledgable and made the process of booking extremely easy. The travel pack was very impressive with our luggage tags, complimentary treats for the airport, and comprehensive guide to both areas with recommended restaurants which didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t speak highly enough of our experience with this company and would highly recommend to friends.”

Orla & partner – Mallorca 2019

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