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Tropical Thanksgiving in Bora Bora, Tahiti, and Moorea

Location: French Polynesia (Bora Bora, Tahiti, and Moorea)

  • Dates: November 19-27, 2022
  • Price: 3,795.00
  • Deposit: 700.00
  • Group Leader: Eduardo and Leigh
  • RSVP Limit: 20
  • Trip Physical Level: 3

 

 

- TWO SPOTS OPEN (ONE MALE, ONE FEMALE)

 

- FOR THE SCUBA DIVING VERSION CLICK HERE

 

- UPLIFT FINANCING AVAILABLE

Keeping up with our tradition, let's spend another tropical Thanksgiving at a warm beach location. This time we will visit the breathtaking French Polynesian islands of Bora Bora, Tahiti, and Moorea.

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HIGHLIGHTS:

- Spend 9 days in the French Polynesia over Thanksgiving. Take advantage of the holiday, so you only take three days off for a 9-day vacation. 

- See the three most famous and beautiful islands in the French Polynesia: Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora.

- Snorkel in crystal clear warm waters and see beautiful marine life.

SWIM WITH WHALES! Yes, you read that correctly. We will not only see whales, but we will jump in the water with them in one of the only places in the world where you can do that. 

- Land and have lunch on a motu (beautiful tropical tiny islands that are unique to the region).

- Do super fun activities, such as jet skiingwake boardingkayakingpaddleboardingparasailingATV'ingziplining and more!

- Stay at breathtaking tropical resorts.

- Have the option to stay in gorgeous overwater bungalows. You've always dreamed about it, and now you have the chance to experience it! 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19: ARRIVE IN TAHITI. FREE DAY IN TAHITI.

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Arrive in Papeete, Tahiti, check in to our phenomenal resort and have a free day. In the evening we will have our meeting/orientation, and then have a free evening. 

Accommodations: Le Tahiti by Pearl Resorts

Meals: N/A

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20: FLY TO BORA BORA. FREE DAY IN BORA BORA

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In the morning we will be transferred to the airport for our flight to breathtaking Bora Bora. We'll arrive in Bora Bora early in the afternoon, check in to our hotel and have a free day to swim, snorkel, explore the island, or simply lay out under the tropical French Polynesian sun...

Accommodations: Hotel Royal Bora Bora.

Meals: Breakfast.

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21: SNORKELING TOUR AT BORA BORA LAGOONfile. GIF 2- Pure Snorkeling

 

After breakfast (8:30 AM), our guides will pick us up and take us on 4-hour guided snorkeling tour in the crystal clear waters of the Bora Bora Lagoon.

Discover the Best Snorkeling Spots of the Bora Bora Lagoon!

This small-group excursion takes you on a tour of the lagoon — on board fast and comfortable boats equipped with sunroofs for enjoyable sun protection — while cruising to multiple snorkeling spots.

During this unique experience, you will discover pristine marine areas of the lagoon thanks to our expert and passionate team of guides. Depending on the weather and wildlife behavior that day, you will see between three to four locations.

First thing in the morning, you head to the manta ray feeding ground to spot these underwater angels. Before cruising and jumping in, visit two renowned local coral gardens. If the conditions allow, we also spend time looking for eagle rays.

Your guide jumps in the water with you to point out the different species and help people who are not comfortable swimmers where required.

They will bring us back early in the afternoon, and we will have the rest of the day free. 

Accommodations: Hotel Royal Bora Bora 

Meals: Breakfast.

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22: FREE DAY IN BORA BORA

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Today we have a completely free day to do any activity we want, such as exploring the island on an ATV, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, or simply laying out in the sun while having a cocktail by the beach...

Accommodations: Hotel Royal Bora Bora 

Meals: Breakfast.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23: 4x4 TOUR OF THE ISLAND AND BBQ LUNCH ON A MOTU

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After breakfast (9:00 AM) we will leave on a full day tour of the island on a 4x4, which allows us to go to even the most secluded spots of the island. Part of the tour includes a delicious traditional Tahitian BBQ lunch on a motu (small islet). 

We will be back at around 4:00 PM and have the rest of the evening free. As this will be our last night in Bora Bora, we will plan a sunset activity.

Accommodations: Hotel Royal Bora Bora 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch. 

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24: FLY TO MOOREA. FREE DAY IN MOOREA

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Today we say goodbye to the gorgeous Bora Bora, and fly to another paradise island: Moorea. In Moorea we are in for a treat, as we stay in one of the most beautiful island resorts in the French Polynesia, Sofitel Kia Ora Resort! At this resort, we will also have the chance to stay in one of the most delightful and unique accommodations in the world: an overwater bungalow, where each room is an individual villa on stilts over the water, with its own private access to the water.

We'll check in to our resort and have the day to swim, snorkel, explore the island, or simply lay out under the tropical sun French Polynesian rays.

AccommodationsSofitel Kia Ora Beach Resort, Luxury Garden Room. Upgrade to Overwater Bungalow available.

Meals: Breakfast

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25: WHALE WATCHING AND POSSIBLY SWIMMING WITH WHALES!

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Today is going to be one of the highlights of our trip, as we go on a boat outing to look for humpback whales. And when if find them, we will not only see them but jump in the water and swim with them!

Moorea is one of the few places in the world where you can do that. We will be 100% safe, and so will the whales. The whales can be very curious, and will often approach us! 

As a disclaimer, obviously at any time we are dealing with nature, there are no guarantees. Whale season is from July to November, so we are coming at the tail end of the season, still we have chances to see them. 

AccommodationsSofitel Kia Ora Beach Resort, Luxury Garden Room. Upgrade to Overwater Bungalow available.

Meals: Breakfast

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26: 4X4 TOUR OF MOOREA. FREE AFTERNOON AT THE RESORT. POLYNESIAN SHOW AT DINNER.

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After breakfast (8:30 AM) we will get picked up for an inland tour of Moorea just as we did in Bora Bora; we will be on 4x4 vehicles so we can explore the entire island. We will be back at the resort at lunch time, so we can have lunch and a free afternoon at the resort.

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At night for our last day together, we will have a group dinner while watching a Polynesian Dance Show. This will be optional (cost not included), and paid individually on the spot, but it'll be a great way to end our trip together. 

AccommodationsSofitel Kia Ora Beach Resort, Luxury Garden Room. Upgrade to Overwater Bungalow available.

Meals: Breakfast

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27: FREE DAY. NIGHT DEPARTURE

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After nine incredible days of bliss, beauty, culture, and adventure, we unfortunately now have to go back to grown-up life. I know, it sucks! We just want to stay forever! However, we booked our flights out of Moorea later in the day, so we will be able to check out of our rooms, but still have a full day to enjoy the hotel or even more of Moorea. 

At night, we'll say good bye to paradise, but promise to come back one day.

Accommodations: N/A

Meals: Breakfast. 

 

 Transportation:

- Transportation to and from Papeete airport to the hotel if you arrive within the guidelines on FLIGHT GUIDELINES below.  If you arrive or leave at a different time, you’ll have to arrange your own transportation or pay extra for our operator to transport you, if they are able to do so.

- Inter-island transportation (flights and ferries: Tahiti to Bora Bora, Bora Bora to Moorea, and Moorea to Tahiti, as described in the itinerary).

 

Accommodations:

(All the hotel stays at double-occupancy. Please see OCCUPANCY below.)

- Le Tahiti by Pearl Resorts/Ocean View Room

- Hotel Royal Bora Bora/Standard Room

- Sofitel Kia Ora Resort/Luxury Garden Room (Overwater Bungalow upgrade available)

 

Meals:

- Breakfast: 08

- Lunch: 01

 

Activities:

- 4-hour guided snorkeling tour in the Bora Bora Lagoon.

- Full day 4x4 tour of Bora Bora, including a traditional Tahitian BBQ lunch on a motu.

- Boat tour: Whale Watching and Swimming with Whales in Moorea.

- 4x4 inland tour of Moorea.

 

Optional Upgrades & Activities: 

- Overwater Bungalow at Sofitel Kia Ora Resort

- Extra activities, i.e. additional ATV, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding

- Dinner with Polynesian dance show (organized and paid during the trip).

- Flights to and from French Polynesia.

- Optional activities (paddle boarding, kayaking, jet skiing, etc.).

- Meals other than those specifically stated in the itinerary.

- Tips to guides, drivers, staff, etc.

- Rentals.

- Souvenirs or anything extra you would like to get.

- Any activity not described in the itinerary.

 

- Double-occupancy: You will be paired up with someone of the same gender as a roommate, unless you have someone that you are already coming with. 

- Single supplement (if you want a room for yourself): 2,195.00

- The last people to RSVP and pay the deposit MAY have to be put in triple-occupancy rooms (if we end up with an odd number of men or women).

 

FLIGHTS

Flights to and from French Polynesia are NOT included. Flights are very easy to book on your own, and some people want to do side trips, so it becomes impractical to include flights. Besides, many of you can use miles or other ways of making your flight free or save money if you book it yourself. So instead of including air, we will give you guidelines so you can book your own.

 

FLIGHT GUIDELINES

- Arrives in Papeete (PPT) by 3:00 PM on November 19

- Leaves Papeete (PPT) on November 27 no earlier than 9:00 PM

 

PRICE: 3,795.00

 

OPTIONAL UPGRADE TO OVERWATER BUNGALOW IN MOOREA600.00 (added to the final invoice).

- 1000 Treks is not a budget company, you all know that what makes us special is our unmatched itineraries, such as the one for this trip. However, we must point out that this trip is offering unmatched value as well. The cost of the hotels alone for this trip would normally be over 4,000.00. Our operator is very well connected and not only put together an incredible itinerary, but also got us a price that you could never find even if you did a bare-bones budget itinerary. 

- In order to save you money, we don't add the cost of credit card processing to the price of the trip, so this price is for check, bank transfer, or any form of payment that does not incur a fee. We can take the deposit via credit card, but need the remaining balance to be paid by a direct form of payment. If you want to pay for the remaining balance with a credit card, we can accept it, but have to add a 5% fee. 

- A deposit of 700.00 (non-refundable, but movable) starts your reservation. Once we receive your deposit, we'll send you a questionnaire and a contract that will need to be returned to us in 72 hours to guarantee your spot. You can read the contract in advance HERE.

- Once you return the filled out questionnaire and signed contract, we will send you an invoice for the remaining amount. You will have until August 19, 2022 (three months before departure) to finish making your payment.

- Once you are confirmed, your deposit becomes movable. That means, if you need to cancel your participation on the trip for any reason, you may request a credit for 100% of your deposit that can be applied to any 1000 Leagues Travel Trip which departs within one year of the departing date of the original trip.

- When you make your deposit, you will be asked for your email. MAKE SURE YOU LIST AN EMAIL YOU CHECK DAILY WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR PAYMENT. THAT'S WHERE YOU'LL RECEIVE YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE, INVOICE, AND ALL THE EMAILS IN REGARDS TO THE TRIP.

 

CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT

 

- Full payment is only due on August 19, 2022 , three months before the trip. You can make payments in any way you prefer so long as you are fully paid by the due date.

 

- If you make payments or pay in full before the due date, your payments (minus the deposit) are refundable before the due date. After that, all payments are entirely non-refundable.

 

- All trips are governed by our comprehensive contract. You should familiarize yourself with it prior to signing up for any of our trips. You can access it by clicking HERE or visiting https://www.1000treks.com/contract/. A link to the contract can also be found at the bottom of all our webpages under "CONTRACT".

- Insurance is REQUIRED. You may purchase insurance with any company you wish, but we require that your policy covers personal injury, death, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and treatment, repatriation, and personal liability, with a minimum coverage of USD$200,000. You will be required to submit proof of insurance no later than (seven) 7 days prior to the start of the trip or you will not be allowed to participate in the Trip and will forfeit all your payments.. Although not part of the requirement, we STRONGLY suggest that you get insurance right away (within 15 days of making your deposit), and that you buy a policy that will cover you in case you need to cancel your trip for any reason.

- Because of the adventurous nature of our trips, our itinerary and some locations are subject to change due to weather, tides, road conditions, logistics, and other unforeseen circumstances. It’s not likely, but it could happen. Whenever we make a change in the itinerary, we will do our best to maintain the integrity of the trip.

- A passport is required for all international travel. Your passport must be valid for 6 months after your return date.  If you don't have a valid passport, or if you passport expires before 6 months after the date you will arrive back in the U.S., make sure to get started on a new one ASAP. Here's the link for the Department of State Passport section: http://travel.state.gov//content/travel/en.html

- As of the time of this posting American citizens don’t need a visa for the French Polynesia. If you have a foreign passport, you may need a visa. Here's the French Embassy website so you can look into that: https://franceintheus.org/.   We also recommend that even American citizens periodically check to make sure visa requirements have not changed. 

- If you need to take care of any those issues, make sure to get on them ASAP so you don't get held up because of some unexpected delay. We've had people missing trips and losing their money because they waited too long or had unexpected issues come up and couldn't take care of them before the trip started.

- Having a valid passport and all the required visas is your responsibility. Please make sure you have those, and any other necessary issues are resolved well ahead of time. 1000 Leagues Travel and its affiliates are not responsible for any problems resulting from you not taking care of issues ahead of time.

 

COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS

This trip will happen around a time in which a potential resurgence of COVID-19 could affect our plans. COVID-19 has become a tricky element because of the unpredictable nature of the virus. It appears that insurance companies have been very restrictive on their coverage; we know insurance companies do offer coverage for the Coronavirus at an additional premium, but this still remains limited and with caps on reimbursement. Additionally, local suppliers have found themselves in a difficult situation because they often have to make their plans and respective reservations for different activities in advance. Therefore, all they can possibly offer in case 1000 Treks needs to cancel the trip after the final payment due date is a credit for the exact same trip for next year. At the same time, because of the virus's effect on local economies, we have been able to secure pricing that at any other time would be notably more expensive.

We believe it is extremely unlikely that we will have to cancel this trip altogether, even if there is a resurgence of COVID-19 at that time. However, it is a possibility, and we want to be completely transparent about the possible outcome. We also want to be 100% upfront that there is the possibility that a resurgence and extreme measures similar to the ones taken in response to the initial outbreak may drive some of the suppliers out of business. If that's the case, they may be unable to provide us with credit or services. This could alter the itinerary, or even render the trip impossible to take and without refunds or credits provided for a future date. We will always do our best to make everything happen, and, again, although the outlined scenarios are extremely unlikely to occur, ultimately we cannot guarantee they won't.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all travelers. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all travelers. You will be required to show proof of current vaccination and all required boosters of a Center for Disease Control and/or World Health Organization approved vaccine to 1000 Leagues Travel at least seven (7) days before the first day of the Trip, or you will not be allowed to participate in the Trip and will forfeit all your payments. The type of vaccine accepted by different countries might vary, and all our groups will have to comply with all the requirements from all the countries we will be visiting, traveling through, or returning to. Noncompliance with any of the vaccinations requirements at any time may result in your removal from the trip without any refunds or compensation. 1000 Leagues Travel will not be held responsible for any circumstances resulting from failure to provide proof of vaccination.

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test might also be required. All travelers must be ready to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test if required by any of the locations we will be visiting, travelling through, or returning to. Noncompliance may result in your removal from the trip without any refunds or compensation, and furthermore may result in imposed quarantine, which might result in loss of airfare and other financial consequences. 1000 Leagues Travel will not be held responsible for any circumstances resulting from failure to provide a negative COVID-19 test whenever required.

Please refer to section 7 of the contract titled  "COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS (“VIRUS”)" for the limitations of our liability.