Tahiti’s hidden secrets
Tuamotus Archipelago

01 December 2020 - 06 December 2020
Rangiroa and its atolls
  • Culture and History
  • Luxury Cruising
  • Wellness and Outdoors
5 Nights
1 Home
2 Destinations

Unpretentious luxury, barefoot, cruising the legendary crystal clear blue waters of French Polynesia.

Board our luxury Lagoon 620 catamaran and sail away through the waters of French Polynesia's Tuamotu islands. Pampered by a local crew and an Art In Voyage host, uncover the incredible waters, traditions and scenery of this unique and heaven-like archipelago.
Perfect start to what can be a longer journey to these beautiful islands (which our team of experts would be delighted to design for you), this short 6 day/5 night private cruise is a great way to uncover the hidden gens of this little known part of French Polynesia. You will be surrounded by a huge turquoise lagoon. Taking you from Mahanahana to Tuamotu, you'll experience beautiful motus (small islands) with white-sand beaches, coconut plantations, coral reefs, unforgettable water sports, local crafts and beach combing. Rangiroa's clear waters are teeming with marine life and the area is a world-famous diving destination.

That said, do you really need a valid reason to come and get pampered on our 6-day journey through the exotic waters of the south Pacific?

Tahiti’s hidden secrets
Tuamotus Archipelago

Deluxe ensuite cabin
$2,899
Master ensuite cabin
Only one room left
$3,199

Rates displayed are per person, based on double occupancy. .

Journey directors

Highlights

Experience unpretentious luxury

Discover more of French Polynesian without having to pack and unpack daily. On board our luxury catamaran, you are king and our crew are at your service to deliver the ultimate sailing experience while enjoying carefully prepared meals and cocktails. Wake up to a scenery every day, and when you feel like exploring the local island, just hop off and take a walk along the gorgeous white beaches of the island.

Immerse into local cultures

Grab on to this opportunity to make new friends (or re-acquaint with old ones) by sailing with like-minded guests, and meet amazing and welcoming locals at every stop. Hear the real Polynesian story from your very own crew made up of locals, and indulge in traditional customs along the way.

Pampering you is what we do

Your body and soul will receive pampering from our hosts and crew. From fun & laughter along the way, to the extreme attention to details and comfort, experience the Art In Voyage way, on and off the catamaran. From spa treatments to dinners on the beach, from delightful cuisine to unique tours and activities, we go the extra mile to ensure your experience is a memorable and unforgettable one by keeping the group small and like-minded.

We got you covered

From the moment you land to the time you (sadly so) depart, take that wallet and store it away. On this journey, everything (but the kitchen sink) is included. While you may want to throw a few coins here and there, your meals on board, activities and even most of your pampering is taken care of, just as described. And once we disembark for your two-night crescendo in your very own over-water bungalow, we got you covered too.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Welcome to Rangiroa

Welcome to Rangiroa

Day 1

On arrival in Rangiroa, you are greeted at the airport and take a short drive to our embarkation point. After settling down and meeting the crew, you are served a lunch with a panoramic view as the crew sail 15 nautical miles to Mahanahana. Relax in the afternoon with snorkeling, taking out the kayak, strolling on sandy beaches and riding on the motu. Our welcome dinner will be served on board.

Kaurafara & Pink Sand Island

Kaurafara & Pink Sand Island

Day 2

After breakfast, we sail two hours to Kauraufara, a small fishing village with its beaches made of shells. You will head to its coconut plantation and see how it uses copra. There, you will have the opportunity to acquire local Tuamotu crafts before hopping back on board for a short 15-minute cruise to a coral garden for lunch.
In the afternoon, you enjoy a snorkel through the coral garden and swim among the colorful fishes. In the late afternoon, a short sail brings us to the impressive Pink Sands Beach, also known as Sables Rose, made from crushed pink shells. Walk on the sandbanks and discover the easternmost part of Rangiroa. In the evening, we will hold a beach dinner around a lovely fire as the sun sets and the sky opens up to an incredible star show.

Bird Island & Otepipi

Bird Island & Otepipi

Day 3

After breakfast, there'll be a short navigation of 10 minutes to a nearby coral garden for snorkeling and kayaking. You'll then relax back on board for 45 minutes as the yacht gently cruises to Motu Teu and Bird Island. You have the option of visiting the tiny Bird Island with a local BBQ on a private motu. Enjoy spotting thousands of birds and a variety of native species in a remote setting.
In the afternoon, snorkel, kayak, sunbathe on the beach or swim before sailing to Otepipi, a deserted village opposite Avatoru. In the evening, the crew will prepare dinner and overnight at anchor.

Motu Faama

Motu Faama

Day 4

This morning, explore the ancient village Otepipi, with its church St. Anne. You can walk around one of the largest motus and relax on the largest beach in Rangiroa. Nearby is a wonderful coral reef to snorkel. Lunch will be served on board while sailing for two hours to the Motu Faama. There, you will have time to discover a reef island, where you can free dive in a coral garden or kayak. Tonight, dinner will be served on board, looking at to yet another incredible sunset.

Blue Lagoon & Spa finale

Blue Lagoon & Spa finale

Day 5

Wake for an early morning breakfast and prepare for about three hours sailing to the destination highlight, the Blue Lagoon. This large lagoon is surrounded by small outcrops of lush vegetation on sandy islets. Swim with a variety of sharks, tropical fish and coral in what can only be described as one of the most beautiful spots in the world.
Return for lunch on board as we sail back to Kia Ora Resort & Spa where we will be mooring. On the way, we will sail through the Tiputa pass where you can drift dive with the dolphins. Late afternoon, enjoy a spa treatment, a great way to close on a lovely few days of sailing. Tonight, our farewell dinner is held on the beach, with traditional Polynesian dances and flame throwers.

Extend to Tikehau or Bora Bora, in an overwater bungalow.

Extend to Tikehau or Bora Bora, in an overwater bungalow.

Day 6

This morning, we disembark and you are transferred to the airport. Hopefully, this is just the start of your adventure in French Polynesia. Choose from one of our extensions, or have us design the perfect one for you. Discover Tikehau, Bora Bora, Moorea of fly off to New Zealand for a week. Whatever your dream extension might be, our experts are here to make it happen.

Accommodations

Tiare Luxury Catamaran

Tiare Luxury Catamaran

From morning till noon till sunset, any time of day is the perfect time to set sail aboard our luxury catamaran. Launched in 2017, the lagoon 620 is the epitome of opulence and luxury. It offers exceptional living space both above and below deck and is perfect for longer distance cruising in sophisticated surroundings.

Step on board and you’ll immediately see why the our catamaran is the perfect way to spend a week sailing the beautiful waters of Polynesia. Meticulously constructed, with wonderfully spacious layout, and a highly trained, responsive crew to attend to your every need, you’ll be able to stretch out and enjoy your sailing experience with complete peace of mind. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, or simply want to enjoy the crisp sea air, the fly-bridge beckons, a perfect vantage point from which to take in unparalleled views of mountains above and dolphins below. And if you’re thirsty for more extravagance, simply make your way to the full service bar, stocked with bottled beverages, fine wines, and gourmet coffee.

Inside, relax in the immense saloon with clearly defined dining, relaxing, sitting and navigation areas, all finished with interior woodwork sustainably sourced. The cabins are luxurious, well-designed with side access to beds, washrooms with separate showers and plenty of storage space

This journey includes

Nights

5 nights on board our luxury Catamaran, ensuite cabin

Meals

5 breakfasts on board

5 lunches on board and on shore

5 dinners on board and on shore

Activities

On board, access to snorkeling, paddle board, kayaking and more.

All activities listed on the itinerary. Additional activities may be set up for a small supplement

One 60-minute massage or equivalent spa treatment

Extras

Services of a professional journey director throughout your stay, and a competent crew of 3 on board

Open bar on board the catamaran (non-premium alcohol, wines and bubbly)

Luxury transportation (road and sea) throughout

Concierge assistance throughout

All taxes

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Good to know

The itinerary listed may be subject to modifications to accommodate weather conditions

All listed activities are optional in attendance, yet included

Alcoholic beverages other than on board and during the farewell dinner are extra

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement.

International flight to and from French Polynesia may be arranged through us.

Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with CSA Travel Protection and ALLIANZ)

Price is based on a double occupancy. We charge a small single supplement (If single spots are open)

Space is limited to 10 with a maximum capacity of 12 guests

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Come early, or leave late. Allow our consultants to customize a pre- or post- extension to your journey.

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All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

A refundable deposit of $1000 per person is due at the time of your reservation. In case of a cancelation at more than 120 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

Your final balance is due 120 days prior to departure, at which point your journey becomes non-refundable.

NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

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