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We are ready to create your custom Tahiti travel itinerary! Contact us today, to learn more about the packages we have available. Some of our sample packages include - honeymoon packages, diving, family, cruise, sailing, and we have more packages available. We have certified travel agents who have completed the new Tahiti Specialist Program! This program covers the Islands of Tahiti and is the official destination specialist program for The Islands of Tahiti. The program was created by Tahiti Tourism to provide agents with a thorough and comprehensive online training program on The Islands of Tahiti. The destination offers a wide range of islands to visit and experiences for visitors to discover.

Why choose The Islands of Tahiti? Tahiti is like no other place in the world. Deep blue, vibrant clear turquoise lagoons, and welcoming smiles. Lulled by distant waves, the islands of Tahiti seem isolated. A peaceful and quiet place, shrouded in mystery, cliffs and astonishing landscape abound. Here, nature seems to live on the slow rhythm of ancient legends. Caves and grottoes are scattered all around the islands. Among them, in Mitterrand cave or Ana A’eo, you’ll find an impressive display of stalagmites and stalactites. If you linger there, it seems like mystical characters sing forgotten songs of the past. Sunrays filter through the cave, shaping its outlines and silence carries meaning. Ana Tane’uapoto cave offers a memorable panorama of the lagoon. The limestone folds reveal their beauty to connoisseurs. Guided excursions reveal the geological history of the islands.

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6 IDEAS FOR YOUR VACATIONS IN TAHITI!

1) CONNECT WITH NATURE!

Lush forests, enchanting lagoons, enigmatic ocean… The Islands of Tahiti offer the opportunity to recharge your batteries and enjoy breathtaking scenery. Whether in Tahiti, Moorea or Raiatea, a variety of hikes on quiet paths lead to magnificent waterfalls. Taking height aboard a paraglider or a helicopter, gives perspective of the beautiful valleys inland, an unforgettable experience. In the Marquesas Islands, a horseback ride unveils a wild nature full of mana. The Tuamotu Islands fill the soul with serenity and unforgettable colors. In the Austral and the Gambier Islands, exploring the islands on foot is a pleasant affair with gentle breezes and the mystical aura of breathtaking lagoons views.

2) EXPLORE THE ISLANDS BY SEA

Sailing lovers meet in Polynesia to navigate famed winds and currents. Many catamarans offer the authentic experience of living to the rhythm of the sea, island hopping in the Society Archipelago or the preserved atolls of the Tuamotu Islands. Aboard the Wind Spirit, catch the wind as you travel through the beautiful landscapes of Fakarava, Bora Bora and Moorea. The Paul Gauguin is known for its welcoming crew. The Aranui, a comfortable cargo boat travelling to the Marquesas Islands offers an unforgettable experience between land, sea and access to the most isolated islands of Polynesia such as Fatu Hiva. The intrepid traveler may discover the Austral Islands aboard schooners and local cargo ships taking a few passengers per departure.

3) ADOPT THE POLYNESIAN CULTURE

The destination The Islands of Tahiti is rich in ancestral myths and traditions including tattooing. This rite of passage marked special moments in life such as marriage or the beginning of adulthood. Tattoos would narrate acts of bravery or a represent a spiritual protector. With a tattoo, Polynesian culture is inked in you! Handicraft is another Polynesian tradition. Each archipelago has its own customs. The Austral Islands are famed for their intricate weaving, Marquesas produce stunning sculpture art and traditional jewelry can be found in the Society Islands. Experience the Polynesian culture by attending a dance show or a va’a race, an experience not to be missed. Learn how to make tapa or mono’i to take home!

4) IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE DEEP BLUE

Taste the silence, wander through the underwater canyons, swim near dolphins... In the deep blue ocean, turtles swim among multicolored coral while in the distance, a gray shark calmly surveys the area. With luck, a swordfish will pass through this natural aquarium. Discovering the Polynesian seabed by scuba diving or snorkeling is a very special experience. Every year, the majestic humpback whales fill the Polynesian waters with their soothing and hypnotic songs. They appreciate the waters of the Austral Islands or the Tahiti Peninsula. As for the manta rays, they come to nature’s cleaning stations in the lagoons of Maupiti or Tikehau. If you look closely enough, the tip of their fin greets you at the water’s surface

5) TREAT YOURSELF TO A ROMANTIC GETAWAY

In The Islands of Tahiti, love is spelled on the expanses of white sand paradise (and sunset cocktails!) It doesn’t get more romantic than falling asleep to the sound of the sea in an overwater bungalow. A destination for honeymooners or a wedding anniversary, Polynesia is a land to live, revive and celebrate love. Known for its idyllic scenery, Bora Bora offers all the ingredients for romance. World renowned gastronomy, private outings in dugout canoes, relaxing massages... A moment for two in this mythical island promises to make love blossom and grow. Perhaps you will be tempted by a traditional Polynesian wedding? An authentic and unique moment for lovers!

6) BRING POLYNESIA HOME!

For exceptional vacations, take the opportunity to splurge on a gift for loved ones, redecorate your home or find your special souvenir from Polynesia. In Papeete, many stores offer Tahitian pearls, colorful designer clothes or books on Polynesian culture. In the local markets of the Polynesian islands, there are many beautiful items to choose from. Wooden sculptures, mother-of-pearl brooches, braided baskets, painted pareos... you will be spoiled for choice. For those who prefer gourmet souvenirs, vanilla, tropical jams or coconut cookies will delight your taste buds. Discover Polynesian rum or unique wine grown on coral for an exotic flavored dinner with friends or family.

HOW TO GET TO THE ISLANDS OF TAHITI?

General Information

The Islands of Tahiti enjoy a tropical climate; the maximum number of hours of sunshine is close to 3,000 per year in the Tuamotu Atolls, one of the highest in the world! The temperature, which is relatively constant, is cooled by the trade winds of the Pacific that blow throughout the year. The average ambient temperature is 78.8F, just as the waters of the lagoons. While further away from the equator, the archipelagos down south, (the Austral and Gambier), enjoy cooler temperatures.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN TAHITI

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PREPARE FOR YOUR THE TRIP

WHAT IS THE TIME DIFFERENCE?

The Islands of Tahiti are 10 hours behind GMT. This is a 12 hours summertime or 11 hours wintertime difference from Paris, 2 hours difference from the United States Pacific Coast, 6 hours difference from Santiago, 19 hours from Tokyo and the Australian eastern seaboard and a 22 hours difference from New Zealand.

WHAT TO PACK?

Bring summer clothes, beachwear, sports wear and boat wear, all preferably in cotton. Have something warm available for the evenings which are sometimes cooler (lagoon side, boat trips and in the mountains). Footwear: sandals, sneakers, boat shoes. Essential: bathing suits, sunglasses, hat, sunblock creams (intense reflection of the lagoons) and a powerful anti-mosquito lotion (useful in the islands in certain seasons).

5 REASONS TO VISIT TAHITI

1) AN ISLAND FOR EVERYONE

Nestled between mountain and lagoon, with white and black sand beaches, featuring city and countryside, Tahiti offers diverse activities for all tastes and ages. Whether for water activities (jet skiing, surfing, canoeing, fishing, diving, stand-up paddle...) or land activities (hiking, walking, climbing, paragliding...), the island is the opportunity to enjoy nature between the west coast’s vibrant turquoise lagoon, the peninsula meeting between land and sea, the majestic waterfalls at the center of the island or the more secluded bays of the east coast. Driving around the island is an ideal way to combine all visits in one day.

2) BETWEEN TRADITION AND MODERNITY

In Papeete, the bustling capital unveils the artistic, modern and creative expression of Polynesian youth through its art galleries, concerts, numerous exhibits or street art by artists from all over the world. In the heart of the city, tradition is also respected and celebrated. Traditional dance shows,‘orero contests (ancestral oratory jousts) and craftsmanship invite the expression of Polynesian culture from its five archipelagos. Festivals are held regularly and allow the discovery of The Islands of Tahiti diversity.

3) AUTHENTIC ENCOUNTERS

In Tahiti, there are many opportunities to exchange with the locals. The Papeete market, rich and colorful, is a great place to share a moment with a Tahitian grandmother, Polynesia’s symbol of wisdom, or a young artist, proud bearer of his culture. Early in the morning there is always something interesting to watch as the port comes alive with the unloading of goods. On weekends, birthday parties on the beach and family barbecues are part of the Polynesian way of life. For history lovers, many places such as the Museum of The Islands of Tahiti or the Cultural Center of The Islands of Tahiti host expert talks. Guides eager to share their love for their culture can embark visitors on an exploration of the center of the island.

4) POLYNESIAN SPIRITUALITY

The island of Tahiti has many temples and churches with noteworthy architecture. Gathering to the sound of Sunday mass is a unique and powerful experience. In Papeete, the Kanti temple is home to the Chinese community, with traditional family celebrations, especially for the New Year. Tahiti is also famous for its many marae, ancient temples including ‘Arahurahu marae in Paea district. Every summer, dance shows, or the famous fire march, umu ti, allow guests to feel the mana, the sacred Polynesian energy. In the heart of Papeno’o Valley, Fare Hape opens to the secrets of Polynesian spirituality of a bygone era.

5) POLYNESIAN GASTRONOMY

In Papeete, restaurants offer something for everyone, several cater to vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free patrons. Diverse culinary influences are represented: it is possible to enjoy Thai, Mexican, Japanese, Italian or French cuisine. In Vaiete square, the iconic food trucks welcome diners with chao men, a Polynesian-Chinese dish, delicious sashimi-fries and many more local classics. Foodies can treat themselves to Breton crêpes or refined pastries on offer in various stores of the Polynesian capital. Tahiti is a great place for an introduction to modern Polynesian gastronomy, a fusion between Polynesian cuisine and international influences, a real treat for the tastebuds!

SOCIETY ISLANDS

Eternal and ephemeral.

Modern, lively, mythical... The Society Archipelago is where the journey to Polynesia begins. The international airport located in Tahiti welcomes all visitors. The economic center of Polynesia is the gateway to fly to the neighboring Windward Islands: Moorea, Maiao, Tetiaroa and Mehetia, or to the Leeward Islands: Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea, Taha’a, Maupiti, Manuae, Maupihaa, Motu One and Tupai. High islands form the archipelago, Mount Orohena in Tahiti is 2241 meters above sea level. Each mountain offers a range of different experiences. Several atolls, long stretches of water at sea level, offer heavenly landscapes. At the crossroads between islands, Tahiti is the perfect base for island hopping with short and colorful local flights. Sailing enthusiasts are carried by the winds to all the archipelago’s islands. Gastronomy, culture, encounters, crafts, arts, innovation, surprises... Time flies and everything goes faster in Tahiti. Time slows down and everything lasts in the most beautiful Society Islands or the preserved atolls of Tetiaroa or Tupai. Eternal and ephemeral, the Society Archipelago is where one finds all that is diverse and unique in Polynesia.

Tahiti Travel Guide PDF

Learn all about the islands of Tahiti, why choose Tahiti, hotel guide, cruises, yachts, charters and more in the Tahiti Travel PDF.

Tahiti Travel Packages

Honeymoon Packages

Bora Bora Temptation – InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Bora Bora Temptation – InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is secluded and exclusive, set on a beautiful coral islet featuring luxury overwater villas, award-winning spa, three restaurants, fitness center and pristine beach for pure relaxation.
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$4,551*
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6
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Diving Packages

Whale Snorkeling Trips August/September 2023

Whale Snorkeling Trips August/September 2023

Imagine being picked up by a boat directly from your hotel jetty. A trip where you can have a close encounter with a whale 10 minutes after leaving the dock. A location that puts you in warm, clear water, takes one-third of the time to get to compared to other humpback whale destinations and costs […]
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$2,995*
per person
7
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Cruise Packages

Marquesas and Tuamotu Deluxe Freighter Cruise Package with Far & Away

Marquesas and Tuamotu Deluxe Freighter Cruise Package with Far & Away

Explore the remote Marquesas Islands and blue Tuamotu lagoons on this deluxe freighter cruise and Tahiti stay.    This Vacation Packages Includes: Return flights from Los Angeles to Papeete, Tahiti Tahitian Flower Lei Greeting on Arrival in Tahiti All transfers between the Airport, Hotel, and Pier 2 nights at a guesthouse with breakfast before and/or […]
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6980 USD*
per person
14
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Sailing Packages

Sail Away to Bora Bora on a Private Yacht 2022

Sail Away to Bora Bora on a Private Yacht 2022

Sail away to Bora Bora on a Private Yacht and explore the Bora Bora, Huahine, Taha'a and Raiatea en route. All meals, most activities and an unforgettable vacation included. Just you and the skipper/cook.
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$5,999*
per person
9
days


Tahiti Certified Travel Agents

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    Tahiti travel agent

    Ethan Jones

    Ethan has been an agent with Vincent Vacations since 2017. Ethan is a travel guru and loves all things travel. He has traveled all over the world. He has spent a lot of time in Asia with a study abroad program. He has a love of Thailand and a lot of Southeast Asia. In 2019 he went Down Under to Australia and really enjoyed his time there. He is also one of our resident Hawaii specialists. He fr... read more

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    Jessica Pratt

    Ever since my husband and I got married in Mexico, we made a promise to ourselves to plan romantic getaways and adults only vacations every year, even after we had kids. Our favorite destinations so far are the Hawaiian Islands, Sandals Resorts - specifically in Jamaica, the Bahamas and Antigua and Alaska. I’m passionate about helping other couples plan time away from everyday responsibilities and... read more

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    Lia Vincent

    I have been in the travel industry since 2002. I manage our store front travel agencies and locations for All Inclusive Weddings - Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Vincent Magical Vacations - Disney, Vincent Events - Groups & Corporate Incentive Trips, & Vincent Vacations!I also manage our large group of independent travel agents, who work from home.  I LOVE helping couples with their Destinatio... read more

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Your journey embarks from one of five Moorings’ bases, on a luxury crewed catamaran, like a fabulous floating resort, with a dedicated crew providing the utmost in personalized service onboard. At each tranquil anchorage, you will have the chance to explore the culture, shop in charming boutiques, sample local delicacies, or stroll on a white-sand beach of a new island. Each day is a new discovery of experiences you won’t soon forget.

REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES & REPUBLIC OF SEYCHELLES

MALDIVES SEYCHELLES

From stunning seascapes to rare wildlife and granite and coral islands, your experience in the Maldives or Seychelles will be as unforgettable as these worlds-away locations in the Indian Ocean.

Comprising 26 atolls and 1,190 islands dating back 2,500 years, the Republic of Maldives is a serene masterpiece in natural landscaping and home to one of the world’s most diverse underwater marine life. Its capital, Malé, is easily reached by ferry from the main airport.

The Republic of Seychelles is a 115-island archipelago of legendary and unspoiled beauty, between 4º and 10º south of the equator. The inner islands cluster around the islands of Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue, and are renowned for their granite formations and stunning beaches.

Cruise In The Maldives - Four Seasons Explorer Cruise
A Day Aboard The Four Seasons Explorer

Morning - Prepare for a two-tank dive, exploring a vibrant thila (submerged reef) and an overhang full of soft corals. Nondivers can snorkel or relax on board.

Afternoon - Set anchor at a virgin island. Divers can explore the open waters on a channel dive; nondivers can water-ski or tube in the lagoon. Later, enjoy a relaxing massage on the beach.

Evening - Take a fishing trip aboard a local dhoni boat and enjoy sunset at sea with cocktails. Set anchor and savor a BBQ dinner on a beautiful sandbank. See video highlights of the day with after-dinner drinks in the lounge.

Cruises and Inclusions -
All cruise packages aboard Four Seasons Explorer include:
• Seaplane and speedboat transfers
• Diving and recreational activities
• Full-board meals, bottled water, and nonalcoholic
beverages for up to two • Fresh fruit in your stateroom upon arrival
• Luxurious accommodations onboard

Northward Cruise: Three Nights -
Sail from Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa to Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru via the Malé and Baa atolls.

Southward Cruise: Four Nights -
Discover four secluded atolls between Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru and Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa.

Circuit Cruise: Seven Nights -
Visit five atolls on the ultimate dive cruise.

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