EXPEDITION CRUISE | CRUISETOUR

Easter Island to Tahiti – Tales of The Pacific (20 Days)

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Santiago, Chile to Papeete, French Polynesia
Dates: 25 Mar 2019 - 13 Apr 2019

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DAY
PORT
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
25 Mar 2019
Air travel
DAY 2
26 Mar 2019
Air travel
Santiago, Chile
DAY 3
27 Mar 2019
Santiago, Chile
Air travel
Hanga Roa, Chile
DAY 4
28 Mar 2019
Hanga Roa, Chile
DAY 5
29 Mar 2019
Hanga Roa, Chile

Depart the U.S. on an overnight flight to Santiago, Chile. Upon arrival, transfer to The Ritz-Carlton in central Santiago. Then, join your Lindblad staff this evening for a welcome reception. Early the next morning, fly to Easter Island where you will check into the Hanga Roa Eco Village & Spa for two nights. Explore volcanic calderas, jagged lava fields, and sweeping grasslands to discover the colossal moai statues, the astonishing legacy of a long-lost culture. Join archaeologists to examine these statues and discuss their meaning and creation; visit burial sites, quarries, and intricately carved ceremonial altars. Embark National Geographic Orion. (DAYS 3-5: B,L,D)

DAY 6
30 Mar 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 7
31 Mar 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 8
01 Apr 2019
Ducie Island, Pitcairn Islands
DAY 9
02 Apr 2019
Henderson Island, Pitcairn Islands
DAY 10
03 Apr 2019
Pitcairn Island, Pitcairn Islands

Set sail from Easter Island on our journey west, listening to talks by our experts as we sail for two days. We begin our exploration in Ducie Atoll, where we spend time watching for frigatebirds and boobies and snorkeling or diving among spectacular reefs. Our next stop is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Henderson Island, an uplifted atoll that is uninhabited and virtually untouched by humans. On hikes and Zodiac excursions, discover the island's four endemic bird species, rich flora and fauna, and fascinating geology. Many of the mutineers of the legendary Bounty made their home on Pitcairn Island in the late 18th century, and about 50 of their descendants still live here today. Meet the residents and hear a few words of the unusual Pitkern dialect—a combination of English "sailor speak" and Polynesian phrases. Visit the gravesite of the last surviving Bounty mutineer, John Adams, and see the Bounty's anchor, which was salvaged in 1957. (B,L,D)

DAY 11
04 Apr 2019
Day-at-Sea
Mangareva, France

Spend a day at sea scanning the horizon with our naturalists, or relaxing on deck with a good book. We then arrive at Mangareva, the largest of the Gambier Islands, and famous for its black pearls. Venture underwater to snorkel or dive, meet islanders to learn about their culture and the missionaries who made their home here, and go on a hike with our naturalists. (B,L,D)

DAY 12
05 Apr 2019
Mangareva, France
DAY 13
06 Apr 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 14
07 Apr 2019
Pukarua, France
DAY 15
08 Apr 2019
Tahanea, France, French Polynesia
DAY 16
09 Apr 2019
Fakarava, French Polynesia

We begin our exploration of the "Dangerous Archipelago" in Pukarua, where we'll be greeted by traditional dancers. Navigate reefs and islets during a day at sea and then in true expedition mode, explore one of the uninhabited atolls such as Tahanea. After a festive welcome with traditional dancers in Fakarava, one of the largest atolls in French Polynesia and part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, learn about the island's pearl industry, and walk its pristine beaches. Snorkel the protected reefs or ride the current into the lagoon on a world famous drift dive. (B,L,D)

DAY 17
10 Apr 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 18
11 Apr 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 19
12 Apr 2019
Papeete, French Polynesia
Air travel
DAY 20
13 Apr 2019
Air travel

Arrive in Papeete, French Polynesia and take a tour of Tahiti before your overnight flight home. (DAY 18: B,L)

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What's Included

Included

  • All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), gratuities (except to ship's crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

Not Included

  • Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, and laundry. Gratuities to ship's crew at your discretion.

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Cost Includes:

All accommodations aboard ship, meals as indicated, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment, services of Lindblad Expeditions’ Leader, National Geographic photographer, naturalist staff and expert guides, services of a ship physician, all gratuities, and all port charges and service taxes.

Note: All departures include alcoholic beverages and tips to the ship’s crew.

Not Included: 

Air transportation, extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, travel protection plan, internet, and laundry.

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