Puka Rua, Tuamotus, Polynesia

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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    The Top 10 Polynesian Islands

    February 28, 2017 | Blog Post

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    Endemic Birds of the Polynesian Islands

    February 28, 2017 | Blog Post

    Birds are probably not the first attraction most people think of when dreaming about visiting the Polynesian Islands. But once you get your fill of glistening waters in every possible shade of blue, grand landscapes that tower like skyscrapers, gregarious indigenous cultures, and gorgeous tropical sunsets, the islands’ forests are well worth exploring.

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    Reading Up: Polynesia

    February 28, 2017 | Blog Post

    Polynesia draws visitors with the promise of its dazzling beaches, coral coves brimming with tropical fish, rich Tongan heritage, and warm hospitality.

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    The South Pacific

    February 28, 2017 | Video

    Scattered across the largest ocean basin on earth, the islands of the South Pacific have wooed adventurers and explorers for centuries. And it’s no wonder why—these remote paradises offer unparalleled beauty; a bounty of exotic flora, birds, and wildlife; some of the world’s most pristine marine environments; and communities where time-honored traditions remain unchanged.

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    2017: 34 Countries, 90 UNESCO World Heritage Sites [Infographic]

    February 14, 2017 | Infographics

    In 2017, Zegrahm will be visiting 90 amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites in over 30 countries! The United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the UN that maintains a list of important natural or histroical sites, whose preservation and safe-keeping are deemed important for the world community.

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    Putting Names to Faces

    January 3, 2017 | Blog Post

    When you’re considering an exotic expedition halfway around the world, it helps to hear firsthand accounts from fellow intrepid travelers.

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    Inked Up - The Lowdown on Polynesian Tattoos

    January 3, 2017 | Blog Post

    For at least 2,000 years, Polynesians have decorated their bodies with tattoos. Known variously as tatau, moku, patutiki , and uki, tattooing served as a form of communication among peoples across Oceania.

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    Cook-ed Up Tales of Early Polynesian Explorers

    December 28, 2016 | Blog Post

    In 1976, University of Hawaii professor Ben Finney set out in a traditional Polynesian, twin-hulled canoe on the 2,700-mile-long voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti.

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    Polynesia: I Hope You'll Join Me!

    December 28, 2016 | Blog Post

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    What Was Your Favorite Wildlife Experience of 2016?

    December 28, 2016 | Blog Post

    We recently reached out to our field staff, to find out what their favorite wildlife experiences of 2016 were. From South America to Australia’s Kimberley, our staff have traveled the world this year. Below, enjoy their stories.  

     

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    Michael Moore Earns Rave Reviews

    August 22, 2016 | Blog Post

    The reviews are in: Michael Moore has another hit on his hands.

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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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