Puka Rua, Tuamotus, Polynesia


The very picture of paradise, Polynesia conjures up images of swaying palms, mountains jutting out of a sparkling, turquoise sea and white-sand beaches as far as the eye can see. Your Zegrahm Expeditions Polynesia tour takes it all in, from Fiji and Tahiti to Wallis and the Cook Islands. Meet the tremendously-friendly local people, taking in dance performances, kava rituals, and perhaps even a stroll through a coconut plantation with an islander in Palmerston in the Cook Islands. Your Polynesia and Bora Bora cruise aboard the all-suite Caledonian Sky delivers you to low-lying atolls, to tropical forests brimming with the cacophony of rare and endemic birds and to dazzling coral reefs brimming with healthy populations of tropical fish. This is a Polynesia tour you won’t soon forget, custom crafted to get the most out of your time in this magical, mystical islands.

Upcoming Polynesia Expeditions

  • Suwarrow Atoll

    Faces of Polynesia: Fiji to Tahiti

    October 22November 7, 2017

    Your journey through a South Pacific paradise includes fabled Fiji and Tahiti—of course—while also immersing you in the incredible natural beauty and friendly peoples of lesser-traveled Tonga, Wallis & Futuna, and Cook Islands.

  • Polynesia

    Tahiti to Easter Island: Marquesas, Tuamotus & Pitcairns

    November 5November 24, 2017

    Beyond the typical Polynesian paradise, one may delve deeper, to find aquamarine lagoons affording the world’s most dazzling snorkeling and diving, an intriguing Easter Island tour and the sky-piercing volcanoes of the Marquesas.

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More Options for Exploration

At Zegrahm we offer a unique line-up of expeditions each year. Please let us know if you'd like to be notified the next time we add a departure to this region and we will be sure you are the first to know.

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