- 15 Days
- October 2020
- Le Soleal
- £4,139 PER PERSON
This Expedition Includes:
- All meals
- Selected beverages
- Daily activity programme featuring lectures and briefings
- Selected shore excursions
- Spend two days in Hanga Roa where you will see the Moai statues.
- See Saint Michael’s Cathedral in Mangareva – a 19th century building made from coral and wood.
- Cruise the coast of Ducie Island; one of the most isolated islands in the Pacific Ocean.
- Visit Moorea, the South Pacific island discovered by Captain James Cook in 1777.
- Relax on the amazing beaches in Motu Ceran and Bora Bora.
- Enjoy ample opportunities for snorkelling and diving.
Set sail for a Polynesian adventure aboard Le Soleal on a 15 day voyage in the South Pacific…
Your time in the Pacific begins on Easter Island, where Le Soleal will spend two nights moored in the harbour of the island’s capital, Hanga Roa. While the town itself has a few attractions – including several fantastic fresh-fish restaurants – its main asset is its close proximity to many of the island’s key sights.
From Hanga Roa you can visit Rano Raraku National Park, watch the sunrise from Ahu Tongariki and, of course, see Easter Island’s famous Moai; the iconic monolithic statues of which there are over 800 dotted throughout the island.
Upon leaving Easter Island, Le Soleal will set a northeasterly course bound for glorious Pitcairn Islands. Along the way you will brush past the coastline of Ducie Island. First discovered in the early 1600s, Ducie Island is one of the most remote islands in the world and is so isolated that even fishing in the area is rare due to the difficulty many boats have in getting to its shore.
In the Pitcairn Islands you will visit Adamstown, a volcanic land mass which is home to just 50 inhabitants, many of which live in the island’s sole village. Adamstown is most famous for being the final resting place of HMS Bounty, a British Navy vessel who’s captain William Bligh was overthrown by disgruntled and restless crew.
The days that follow offer further opportunities to explore some of the most noted islands in the region. In the Gambier Islands, you’ll visit Mangareva; an island steeped Catholicism and resplendent with many historical sites and 19th century religious buildings. Saint Michael’s Cathedral in particular is quite remarkable and is constructed out of nothing more than wood and coral.
You will also spend a day in Moorea Cook Bay, an island framed by pristine beaches and crystal clear waters which are idea for snorkelling. Discovered by James Cook in 1769, Moorea is a true tropical paradise, with exotic flowers, a pineapple plantation and Monoi all contributing to the island’s pleasant scent.
The last major port of call on your South Pacific cruise is Bora Bora. Rightfully known as the Jewel of the South Seas, Bora Bora has been inhabited since the 4th Century and was previously called “Pora pora mai te pora”, which translates to ‘Created by the Gods’. Here you will find amazing beaches, lush vegetation and some extremely inviting lagoons – the perfect way to spend your penultimate day in the region.
Following a late evening departure from Bora Bora, you will set sail for Motu Ceran, before arriving in Papeete where you will disembark.Contact Us