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45-day Tales Of The South Pacific
Mon Oct 3rd 2022
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Itinerary Summary
San Diego, Hilo, Oahu (Overnight), Kauai (Nawiliwili), Lahaina(Maui), Kailua (Kona), Fanning Isl. / KIRIBATI, Pago Pago / AM. SAMOA, Apia / W. SAMOA, Suva / FIJI, Dravuni Island / FIJI, Nuku Alofa / TONGA, Vava U / TONGA, Alofi / NIUE , Rarotonga / COOK ISL., Bora Bora / FR. POLYNESIA (Overnight), Raiatea(Society Isl.) / FR. POLYNESIA, Tahiti(Papeete) / FR. POLYNESIA (Overnight), Moorea / FR. POLYNESIA, Rangiroa(Tahiti) / FR. POLYNESIA, Taiohae(Nuku Hiva) / FR. POLYNESIA, San Diego
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Itinerary

Day 1 : San Diego

-- - 5:00 pm

Blessed with a sunny climate and a fine natural harbor, San Diego has grown from a Spanish mission into a thriving town. With two universities, a world-class zoo and safari park, the famous Hotel Del Coronado and the museums and attractions of Balboa Park, it's well worth exploring.

Day 2 : At Sea

Day 3 : At Sea

Day 4 : At Sea

Day 5 : At Sea

Day 6 : At Sea

Day 7 : Hilo

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Located on the eastern seashore of the big island of Hawaii, Hilo is an old sugar town and the second-best (after Honolulu) seaport in the islands. Also known as the flower capital of the state, Hilo boasts flower farms and Queen Liliuokalani Park, an authentic Japanese garden. You may wish to visit the black sand beaches of the Puna District. Or Kilauea, the world's largest volcano; its crater is the legendary home of Pele, goddess of fire, who keeps watch over her domain of Volcanoes National Park.

Day 8 : Oahu

8:00 am - --

Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor - these names evoke feeling of magic, mystery, drama and history, and they are all located in Honolulu. The capital of Hawaii, this city not only offers some of the best beaches along side big-city skyscrapers, there are also parks, fabulous shopping, the only royal palace in America, the Arizona Memorial in the harbor at Pearl City, the Polynesian Cultural Center and more.

Day 9 : Oahu

-- - 11:59 pm

Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor - these names evoke feeling of magic, mystery, drama and history, and they are all located in Honolulu. The capital of Hawaii, this city not only offers some of the best beaches along side big-city skyscrapers, there are also parks, fabulous shopping, the only royal palace in America, the Arizona Memorial in the harbor at Pearl City, the Polynesian Cultural Center and more.

Day 10 : Kauai (Nawiliwili)

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Day 11 : Lahaina(Maui)

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Historic Lahaina was once a rough-and-tumble whaling town in days gone by. Today visitors come to watch, not hunt, the humpbacks in Lanai Channel. Ascend through waving sugar cane fields to the summit of Haleakala for sweeping views over its vast dormant crater and of this beautiful island. Or, ride a tram through the Tropical Plantation on its slopes.

Day 12 : Kailua (Kona)

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Located on the leeward side of the Big Island and best known for its coffee, Kona was once the playground of Hawaii's royalty. You can visit both coffee and macadamia nut plantations, Kealakekua Bay where Captain Cook first landed (and was later murdered) in 1779, and The Sacred City of Refuge, a haven for ancient lawbreakers. Or Parker Ranch, the largest cattle ranch in the world, with over a quarter of a million acres.

Day 13 : At Sea

Day 14 : At Sea

Day 15 : At Sea

Day 16 : Fanning Isl. / KIRIBATI

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

The island is just now opening up to tourism. What you will discover here are the white sand beaches that grace the cover of travel brochures, as well as exceptionally friendly local people. There are ample opportunities to snorkel and scuba dive. Fanning Island is where you'll want to take it easy for a day.

Day 16 : At Sea

Day 16 : At Sea

Day 16 : At Sea

Day 17 : At Sea

Day 18 : At Sea

Day 19 : Pago Pago / AM. SAMOA

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pago Pago is the capital of American Samoa, a verdant chain of seven South Pacific isles 2600 miles south of Hawaii. Populated for over 2,500 years, many experts believe this is the birthplace of Polynesian culture. The people of American Samoa are gracious and hospitable and value their traditional ways. You'll witness village life first-hand as you tour this lush, mountainous island.

Day 19 : At Sea

Day 20 : At Sea

Day 21 : Apia / W. SAMOA

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

After years of wandering the south seas, Robert Louis Stevenson chose this paradise as his home. If you like, visit his house and Aggie Grey's hotel. After touring the island, you'll come to understand why the Reverend John Williams, the first European to visit Apia, dubbed Samoa the "Friendly Islands."

Day 22 : At Sea

Day 23 : Suva / FIJI

8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Suva sits on the southeast shores of mountainous Viti Levu ("Great Fiji"), largest of the over 800 islands which comprise the Republic of Fiji. Local folk traditions remain strong, like fire walks and welcoming ceremonies, wood-carving and the fabrication of tree-bark cloth. The island's proud history is showcased in the Fiji Museum, with its impressive collection of war canoes.

Day 24 : Dravuni Island / FIJI

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day 25 : At Sea

Day 26 : Nuku Alofa / TONGA

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Kingdom of Tonga is the oldest, and last remaining Polynesian monarchy. See the place where Captain Cook landed in 1777, along with the now huge tree that was planted on that occasion. Visit the ancient tombs of Tongan kings. Then view local crafts at the Tongan National Centre.

Day 27 : Vava U / TONGA

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Day 27 : At Sea

Day 27 : At Sea

Day 27 : Alofi / NIUE

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day 28 : At Sea

Day 29 : Rarotonga / COOK ISL.

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Rarotonga is one of the premier destinations in the entire South Pacific, and many travelers find that this beautiful location is even more gorgeous than highly-touted Tahiti. The fishing off the coast of Rarotonga is incredible, and local fisherman claim to have landed some of the largest tuna and marlin anywhere.Outdoor sports are quite popular on the island; from golf to hiking to tennis, Rarotonga has it all.Typically the dining, sports engagements, and nightlife are about half as expensive as the islands in French Polynesia and the rest of the South Pacific, so get ready to have some fun!

Day 30 : At Sea

Day 31 : Bora Bora / FR. POLYNESIA

8:00 am - --

James Michener called it the most beautiful island in the South Pacific. You may confirm his opinion, either by the local "Le Truck" transport, 4-wheel-drive van, or in a helicopter overhead. And the offshore beauty is accessible by a glass-bottomed boat or by snorkeling.

Day 32 : Bora Bora / FR. POLYNESIA

-- - 11:00 pm

James Michener called it the most beautiful island in the South Pacific. You may confirm his opinion, either by the local "Le Truck" transport, 4-wheel-drive van, or in a helicopter overhead. And the offshore beauty is accessible by a glass-bottomed boat or by snorkeling.

Day 33 : Raiatea(Society Isl.) / FR. POLYNESIA

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Port of the Society Islands of Polynesia.

Day 34 : Tahiti(Papeete) / FR. POLYNESIA

8:00 am - --

The largest of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, Tahiti held a magical attraction for artist Paul Gauguin and writer Robert Louis Stevenson. To understand why, simply listen to the winds whistling through casuarina trees on a secluded black-sand beach, or stroll through beautiful botanical gardens and marvel at island flora.

Day 35 : Tahiti(Papeete) / FR. POLYNESIA

-- - 5:00 am

The largest of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, Tahiti held a magical attraction for artist Paul Gauguin and writer Robert Louis Stevenson. To understand why, simply listen to the winds whistling through casuarina trees on a secluded black-sand beach, or stroll through beautiful botanical gardens and marvel at island flora.

Day 35 : Moorea / FR. POLYNESIA

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Part of the Society Islands of Polynesia, North West of Tahiti.

Day 36 : Rangiroa(Tahiti) / FR. POLYNESIA

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Part of the Society Islands of Polynesia.

Day 37 : At Sea

Day 38 : Taiohae(Nuku Hiva) / FR. POLYNESIA

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day 39 : At Sea

Day 40 : At Sea

Day 41 : At Sea

Day 42 : At Sea

Day 43 : At Sea

Day 44 : At Sea

Day 45 : At Sea

Day 46 : San Diego

7:00 am - --

Blessed with a sunny climate and a fine natural harbor, San Diego has grown from a Spanish mission into a thriving town. With two universities, a world-class zoo and safari park, the famous Hotel Del Coronado and the museums and attractions of Balboa Park, it's well worth exploring.

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