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Papeete to Papeete

PRISTINE FRENCH POLYNESIA | 10 Nights | Departs Feb 4, 2015

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Raiatea, French Polynesia

Raiatea, French Polynesia-port

Raiatea and Taha'a are two separate islands sharing the same lagoon. Located 120 miles northwest of Tahiti, between Huahine and Bora Bora among the leeward Society Islands, Raiatea is the second largest island of French Polynesia after Tahiti. The island tour reveals lush green valleys, numerous waterfalls, and pineapple and vanilla plantations. Discover fascinating under-water scenery within Raiatea's deep lagoon, rich with fish and surrounded by mountains.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Faaroa River & Motu By Canoe
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Marae Taputapuatea By Le Truck
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Raiatea Jeep Safari
    Seated Tour
  • Raiatea Circle Island Highlights
    Seated Tour
  • Taha'a By Land & Sea
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Snorkeling Safari & Pearl Farm
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Kayaking the Fa'aroa River
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Taha'a Coral Garden Snorkeling
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Faaroa River & Motu By Canoe

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 3 hours
    Tour Code: rfp-001
    Price:

    Free

    Explore Raiatea's abundant flora and fauna during this journey through the island that includes a canoe ride from Raiatea's lagoon to the mouth of the Faaroa River.

    Board your motorized outrigger canoe at the pier and glide over the waters of Raiatea's deep blue lagoon towards the mouth of the Faaroa River; Polynesia's only navigable river. Along the way, you will see wild hibiscus, or purau, bamboo groves, chestnut trees, ginger flowers and more. Your guide will also share a bit of Polynesian history and folklore about the famous voyages that eminated from this river to all of the islands in the Polynesian Triangle. As you navigate the river into Raiatea's interior, you'll see lush tropical foliage, verdant mountains and waterfalls.

    Leaving the river, a stop will be made at a "motu" (islet) where you can swim and relax while enjoying some refreshments. Afterwards, you'll transfer back to the pier.

    Please note: There is limited walking on this tour. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Swimwear worn under a cover-up; sun cap; sunglasses; biodegradable sunscreen; towel; and flat, comfortable shoes or aquasocks are recommended. Those participating in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility. Guests will get exit the canoe at the beach using the canoe's side ladder and will have to walk a few yards in very shallow water to reach the beach.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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