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16-night Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific Cruise

Papeete/Santiago

10/06/2020

Ports: Air Travel, Papeete, Fakarava, Tahanea, Pukarua, Tuamotu Atolls, Tuamotu Atolls, Tuamotu Atolls, Mangareva Island, At Sea, Pitcairn Island, Henderson Island, Ducie Island, At Sea, At Sea, Easter Island, Cruise Ends (Debarkation), Easter Island, Easter Island, Easter Island, Air Travel, and Santiago

Lindblad Expeditions

National Geographic Orion
#1321446

Package Inclusions:

  • 16-nights accommodations
  • All meals aboard ship
  • And more

Available Addons:

Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional pre or post cruise nights.

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Price is per person, double occupancy.

Costs Include: All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals , nonalcoholic beverages* aboard ship and 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 taxes and service charges, and services of our expedition staff.
*Alcoholic beverages except super-premium brands and crew tips now included on Explorer and Orion.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Information and pricing is subject to change without notice. While we do our very best to ensure that information and pricing appearing in this website is complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for incomplete and inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. In the event of a pricing error, misrepresentation or omission, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing or make any other corrections. Prices shown are in USD unless stated otherwise.
  • Departure Date
  • Days
  • From/To
  • Ship
  • Offer ID
  • 10/06/2020
  • 16
  • Papeete/Santiago

  • National Geographic Orion
  • 1321446
    • Destination
    • Arrival Day
    • Departure Day
    • Air Travel
    • 10/07/2020
    • 10/07/2020
    • Depart the U.S. and arrive in Papeete, French Polynesia. Take a short tour of Tahiti before embarking National Geographic Orion. (Day 2: L,D),

    • Papeete
    • 10/07/2020
    • 10/07/2020
    • Depart the U.S. and arrive in Papeete, French Polynesia. Take a short tour of Tahiti before embarking National Geographic Orion. (Day 2: L,D),

    • Fakarava
    • 10/08/2020
    • 10/08/2020
    • Tahanea
    • 10/09/2020
    • 10/09/2020
    • Pukarua
    • 10/10/2020
    • 10/10/2020
    • We begin our exploration of the “Dangerous Archipelago” at Fakarava, one of the largest atolls in French Polynesia and part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. After a festive welcome with traditional dancers, 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. In true expedition mode, explore one of the uninhabited atolls such as Tahanea. Navigate reefs and islets during a day at sea on our way to Pukarua, where we’ll be greeted by traditional dancers. (B,L,D),

    • Tuamotu Atolls
    • 10/11/2020
    • 10/11/2020
    • Tuamotu Atolls
    • 10/12/2020
    • 10/12/2020
    • Tuamotu Atolls
    • 10/13/2020
    • 10/13/2020
    • Mangareva Island
    • 10/14/2020
    • 10/14/2020
    • At Sea
    • 10/15/2020
    • 10/15/2020
    • Famous for its black pearls, Mangareva is the largest of the Gambier Islands. 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. Then spend a day at sea scanning the horizon with our naturalists, or relaxing on deck with a good book. (B,L,D),

    • Pitcairn Island
    • 10/16/2020
    • 10/16/2020
    • Henderson Island
    • 10/17/2020
    • 10/17/2020
    • Ducie Island
    • 10/18/2020
    • 10/18/2020
    • 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. 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. Then spend a day on Ducie Atoll, watching for frigatebirds and boobies and snorkeling or diving among spectacular reefs. Set out on our final leg east, listening to talks by our experts as we sail two days towards Easter Island. (B,L,D),

    • At Sea
    • 10/19/2020
    • 10/19/2020
    • At Sea
    • 10/20/2020
    • 10/20/2020
    • Easter Island
    • 10/21/2020
    • 10/21/2020
    • Cruise Ends (Debarkation)
    • 10/21/2020
    • 10/21/2020
    • Easter Island
    • 10/21/2020
    • 10/21/2020
    • Easter Island
    • 10/22/2020
    • 10/22/2020
    • Easter Island
    • 10/23/2020
    • 10/23/2020
    • Disembark on Easter Island and check into our hotel 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. Explore on our final morning; fly to Santiago, then an overnight flight back to the U.S. (Days 16 & 17: B,L,D; Day 18: B),

    • Air Travel
    • 10/23/2020
    • 10/23/2020
    • Disembark on Easter Island and check into our hotel 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. Explore on our final morning; fly to Santiago, then an overnight flight back to the U.S. (Days 16 & 17: B,L,D; Day 18: B),

    • Santiago
    • 10/23/2020
    • 10/23/2020
    • Disembark on Easter Island and check into our hotel 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. Explore on our final morning; fly to Santiago, then an overnight flight back to the U.S. (Days 16 & 17: B,L,D; Day 18: B),

National Geographic Orion

National Geographic Orion

National Geographic Orion Specifications

  • Tonnage: 4,000
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Total Rooms: 53
  • Passenger Decks: 3
  • Number of Crew: 75
  • Total Capacity: 106
  • Passenger Capacity: 102

Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions

Description:

Since 1979, Lindblad Expeditions has provided an alternative way to explore the world. Although each expedition is different, there are some elements that are common to all of them: they are designed to take you to places of natural beauty and compelling history, avoiding crowded tourist stops to actively experience beauty, wilderness and the seldom-seen. While the destinations may be adventurous, guests enjoy comfortable accommodations, fine food and service. An enthusiastic staff of naturalists and historians, National Geographic photographers, and Lindblad-National Geographic certified photographers are on hand to share their knowledge and inspire you. Drawn from the top tiers of journalism, science, and world affairs, the speakers in our Global Perspectives program add an extra layer of insight  to the expertise our expedition team and National Geographic photographers provide. Available exclusively aboard National Geographic Explorer, our program enables guests’ to travel with fascinating people that they might have seen in the news, on television, or in a lecture hall – now easily available to them in person, in the intimate and conversational context of an expedition. You’ll experience the sheer joy of traveling to new, exciting places with a small group of like-minded people, in an informal atmosphere. Spontaneity and flexibility are hallmarks of Lindblad’s expedition style, so you’ll always experience the wonders of the unplanned events nature provides along the way, from breaching whales, to an inspection of the ship by a curious young polar bear.

Inspired by Jacques Cousteau, Sylvia Earle, Bob Ballard  and other National Geographic explorers, Lindblad ships travel with undersea specialists who dive to video and reveal the undersea – then displayed in the warmth of the ship’s lounge in vivid HD with interesting commentary by the specialist. The footage may be of marine life few scientists, or human eyes for that matter, have ever seen.

Lindblad Expeditions + National Geographic Alliance

Since 2004 the multifaceted Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic alliance has inspired travelers to participate in the world of natural and cultural history as engaged, active explorers who care about the planet and it has enabled them to interact with world-renowned scientists, naturalists and researchers and uncover stunning natural environments alongside skilled specialists utilizing state-of-the-art exploration tools.

Ships Description:

Lindblad’s fleet consists of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, able to safely venture where larger cruise ships cannot!

Special Programs:

Explore your world for yourself! Participate in citizen science and have meaningful, personal encounters with nature.

Fees Statement:
Prices are per person and include cabin fare, taxes, fees, excursions and all meals while onboard.  Airfare is available at an additional charge unless otherwise stated.

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