Journey Across the Pacific: Easter Island & French Polynesia

19 Days
Santiago to Papeete
From (CAD)
$ 15,135
Dates & Pricing

2024 Santiago > Papeete

Tales of the Pacific

Journey to the farthest reaches of the world and be immersed in the archaeological phenomena of Easter Island and explore the unique culture that endures today. Discover the real Robinson Crusoe Island, home to one of the most endemic ecosystems in the world, observe one of the most remote communities on earth on Pitcairn Island, and bask in the tropical breeze and pale pinks sands of Fakarava, a spectacular UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Traversing, far flung islands scattered over the Pacific Ocean are over ten thousand uniquely different islands that exist like tiny stars hidden in the vastness of space.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
111F
Duration:
19 days
Departure City:
Santiago
Return City:
Papeete

Selected Itinerary

19 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Valparaiso, Chile

    The World Heritage-listed city of Valparaíso welcomes with its long and colourful history dating back to the conquistadors. This vibrant city is rich in theatre, music, performance and street art and exquisite Victorian architecture. You’ll find every colour from the rainbow in this vibrant city’s streets, staircases, alleyways and buildings.

    Please book your flight to arrive into Santiago prior to 12:00 PM.

  2. Day 2 - At sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Robinson Crusoe Island

    Located within the Juan Fernandez Archipelago, the volcanic wonderland of Robinson Crusoe Island will enchant you just as it did Daniel Defoe, who immortilised the island in his famous book, published in 1719. True to its description in the story, the island is a captivating lost paradise where you will swim in crystal-clear waters and discover its diverse and rich array of flora represented by more than 130 endemic species, including the spectacular Juan Fernández Firecrown and the tiny Juan Fernandez Tit-tyrant.

    Freechoice

    Visit the historical landmarks of San Juan Bautista Village, the only settlement on the island. See the Patriotic Caves, the Santa Barbara Fort, and the remains of Acorazado Dresden, a German battleship sunk to avoid capture in 1915, or enjoy a unique food tour featuring traditional dishes like lobster and golden crab. Alternatively, hear the legends of pirates and treasure as you walk through critically endangered temperate sub-tropical woodlands in the World Heritage Biosphere Reserve.

    Discovery

    Hike to Centinela hill, walking through an endemic forest lined with Chilean myrtle, cinnamon trees and naranjillos, or kayak with our discovery team. Snorkel with fur seals and curious sea lions and explore beautiful underwater volcanic cliffs and caves.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Alexander Selkirk Island

    Named after the marooned sailor, Alexander Selkirk Island is the largest in the Juan Fernández Archipelago. Densely wooded and marked by ranges and deep ravines that lead to a sheer, rugged coast, a visit here promises a dramatic and truly unforgettable experience. Be amazed by the striking volcanic landscape and its unique biodiversity where a number of rare and endangered plant and bird species can be found, such as the Juan Fernández Orchid and the critically endangered bird, Masafuera Rayadito.

    Discovery

    Glide through the waters in a kayak, stand-up paddleboard at leisure or enjoy hikes around the island.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - At sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Hanga Roa (Easter Island)

    Uncover the secrets of Easter Island with its mysterious and enigmatic past. From astonishing volcanic terrain to imposing archaeological sites, Easter Island presents a unique exploration full of history and adventure. Today you will discover a selection of the 600 volcanic stone figures, or Moai, and ancient petroglyphs that dot the island’s green hillsides. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit the stone village of Orongo and the island’s largest crater Rano Kau, home to the island’s largest and most important archaeological site, or walk along the north-western section of the island, visiting several ancient villages, moai and caves. Alternatively, embark on a scuba diving excursion visiting a submerged Moai statue.

    Enrich

    Be immersed in ancient Rapa Nui ancestral roots and cultural heritage during a unique music and dance performance and learn about how ancient Polynesians used astronomy. Observe stars and constellations visible only in the Southern Hemisphere from one of the island's traditional observatory sites during an evening stargazing experience.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Hanga Roa (Easter Island)

    Rise early and watch the sunrise over the Moai statues at Ahu Tongariki, with spectacular mountain and ocean views behind them – a pure photographer’s delight. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Hike the Terevaka Volcano and enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of the territory, or discover more Moai sites on an interactive photography tour. Alternatively, unearth some of the gems of Easter Island’s past on a hidden treasures tour.

    Discovery

    Visit Anakena Beach, the ideal spot for swimming, surfing and snorkeling. Be amazed by its striking setting and dramatically located moai, or enjoy an E-bike excursion with your Discovery Team following along traditional Rapa Nui crop fields.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - At sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa. Tempt your palate at one of the many exceptional dining venues or taste a wine from our exquisite curated list.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Pircairn Island, British Polynesia

    Located halfway between New Zealand and Chile, Pitcairn Island boasts untouched subtropical ecosystems, rugged coastlines and endemic flora, bird and marine life. One of the most remote communities on earth, it is home to just 50 locals, direct descendants of the Bounty mutineers who arrived on Pitcairn in 1790.

    Discovery

    Enjoy a guided hike around the steep coastline of harsh, black lava and witness drawings and petroglyphs made by Polynesians who lived on Pitcairn centuries before.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Rikitea, Gambier Islands

    A small, isolated group of coral reef islands in the southeast extreme of the Tuamotu archipelago, the Gambier Islands boast lush, green landscapes surrounded by exquisite blue and green lagoons that are as clear as air. Adding to the allure are the famous Tahitian black pearls, which are cultivated in the pristine waters around the island.

    Freechoice

    Discover St Michel of Rikitea Church, made entirely of fired limestone and inlaid with iridescent mother-of pearl, and explore archaeological relics made of coral stone on a walking tour of the town. Alternatively, explore a pearl farm and learn about the creation of the pearl, from the oyster, grafting and technique.

    Discovery

    Enjoy a guided climb up Mount Duff through forest of pines and lemon trees, or kayak the calm waters to discover the beautiful, deserted beaches of the island and the islets of the lagoon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - At sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa. Tempt your palate at one of the many exceptional dining venues or taste a wine from our exquisite curated list.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Fakarava, French Polynesia

    Fakarava is home to the second largest lagoon in the Tuamotu Atolls and is a protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for many rare and endemic species of wildlife, birds and flora.

    Freechoice

    Explore the village of Tetamanu at the far southern end of the lagoon and find a lovely vintage Catholic Church built entirely out of coral by early European missionaries, or visit a local lagoon pearl farm.

    Discovery

    Take a leisurely E-bike ride to see the Topaka Lighthouse, a stone structure shaped like a pyramid, or kayak and paddleboard along the lagoon and take in its extraordinarily beautiful pink sand beaches, made from broken pieces of coral and tiny pink crustaceans.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Papeete, Tahiti

    A vibrant city, Papeete boasts an eclectic and fascinating mix of landscapes and culture. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport or hotel.

    Please book your flight to depart out of Papeete after 12:00 PM.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

The perfect blend of expedition and cruise voyages with
  • Up to 228 guests on board for a truly exclusive Discovery Voyage
  • Up to 15-member specialist Discovery Team
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery excursions and shore side expedition program
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Personalised Scenic Freechoice experiences

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