Moorea - A Polynesian Paradise

Tahiti's sister island, Moorea, is one of the most scenically striking islands in French Polynesia and is believed to have inspired the mythical Bali Hai from James Michener's 'Tales of the South Pacific'. Dramatic, verdant mountains lead to stunning turquoise lagoons and unspoiled beaches that provide endless opportunities for relaxing or active adventuring! With a warm welcoming spirit, Moorea is just as inviting as the Tahitians lucky enough to call this paradise island home.

The program is based on three nights: for check in after 2:00pm on March 22nd or for early check-in on March 23, 2020.


Note: The Ferry from Tahiti to Moorea operates from 5:30am to last ferry at 5:30pm

Option 1: Flight schedules arriving before 3:30pm on March 22nd will be able to transfer via ferry to Moorea and check in to the Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort that afternoon starting at 2:00pm. (if you arrive prior to 2:00pm, you're welcome to store your bags with Reception and enjoy the resort until standard check-in time.) This also includes airport Meet & Greet Concierge service with flower lei greeting, transfer from the airport to the ferry, ferry tickets and transfer to the hotel in Moorea.

Option 2 (at your own expense): For flight schedules arriving into Tahiti after 3:30pm on March 22nd: we recommend you overnight in Papeete, then take the ferry to Moorea the next morning. We have secured a room block with special rates at the ,b>Sofitel Tahiti la Ora the evening of March 22nd. This also includes airport Meet & Greet Concierge service with flower lei greeting, transfer from the airport to the hotel in Papeete and then in the morning, transfer to the ferry, ferry tickets and transfer to the ,b>Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort.

Day 1 | Welcome to Moorea - March 23, 2020 [D]

Guests with air schedules arriving in Papeete on March 23rd will be greeted at the airport with a flower lei welcome and a transfer to the ferry dock for the 45-minute ride over to Moorea. Early check-in has been secured for guests arriving before 2:00pm check-in time. Once in Moorea a transfer will be provided to the Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort. If you arrive early, you can enjoy a buffet breakfast prior to checking into your room.

Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort
Located along a picturesque white sand beach, the luxurious Sofitel Moorea is celebrated for its unparalleled hospitality and first class amenities. Enjoy panoramic views of Tahiti from the resort's secluded oceanfront setting. After check-in, the afternoon is yours to settle in to this tropical oasis.

This evening you'll meet winemaker and host Diane Wilson along with fellow travelers at Restaurant K for a spectacular dining experience. Chef Marc Lintanf will prepare an unforgettable multi-course meal using the freshest Tahitian provisions paired with exceptional wines. One of the highlights this evening will be a unique cabaret performance with performing acrobats from Cirque du Soleil, as well as traditional Polynesian dancers and musical entertainment. Welcome to paradise!

Day 2 | Exploring Moorea's Lagoon - March 24, 2020 [B, L]

Start with a sumptuous buffet breakfast this morning after which you'll meet the group and your guide in the hotel lobby.

Today you will have the opportunity to experience a personalized sea life encounter that is the envy of many: swimming with rays, tropical fish, sea turtles, and reef sharks! Experienced guides who are passionate about ocean ecology will introduce you to these aquatic treasures and share their knowledge of the island's stunning marine wildlife.

Next, you will stop at a scenic sandbank atoll for a delicious Polynesian barbeque lunch overlooking the lagoon. Your chef will begin with a cooking demonstration so that you will be able to make some of these Tahitian delicacies at home as well. There will also be a dance show with local entertainment as well as instruction on the many ways to tie a Pareo; a traditional versatile wrap commonly worn throughout the island.

After returning to the hotel, the evening is free for you to explore Moorea's many culinary experiences or the resort concierge can arrange a romantic candlelight dinner for two on the beach.

Day 3 | Morning Free - Embarkation - March 25, 2020 [B]

This morning you will have a little free time to relax and enjoy the resort's amenities before departing. Check out of your room by 11:00am and meet the group in the lobby for transfer to the ferry dock and return to Tahiti. Once in Tahiti, you will be transferred to the pier where you will embark the ship in time for lunch and continue on the rest of your journey.


Total Tour Package Price in a Superior Lagoon View Bungalow:
$1,695 per person, double occupancy
$ 577.00 Single Supplement

Total Tour Package Price in a Luxury Beach Bungalow
$1,897.00 per person, double occupancy
$ 766.00 Single Supplement

Total Tour Package Price in a Superior Horizon Overwater Bungalow
$2,359.00 per person, double occupancy
$1,107.00 Single Supplement

Total Tour Package Price in a Luxury Overwater Bungalow
$2,359.00 per person, double occupancy
$1,107.00 Single Supplement

Total Tour Package Price in a Horizon View Bungalow
$2,699 per person, double occupancy
$1,389.00 Single Supplement

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Tour Includes: Three (3) nights hotel accommodations in Moorea, meals as outlined in the tour description, flower lei greeting at Papeete airport, Moorea ferry ticket, transfers to the ferry and hotel, hotel porterage, lagoon tour, and local taxes.

Not Included: Optional hotel upgrades and additional hotel nights, gratuities for the driver and guides, and all items of a personal nature.

Activity Level: Tour not suggested for wheelchairs or individuals with mobility issues due to the Lagoon Boat and Atoll Tour. The hotel has two bungalows that are wheelchair accessible.

Note: Times and providers are subject to change.

Travel Insurance: F&WT highly encourages protecting your travel investment in case of an emergency causing you to cancel your trip. Your F&WT Travel Advisor can assist you with procuring the appropriate coverage. Please make sure to read the cancellation policy on the registration form outlining our cancellation policy.

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