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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Polynesia and South Pacific

French Polynesia and the South Pacific conjures up images of pristine, palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear seas full of tropical fish and friendly, welcoming peoples; it will not disappoint.


Over 1,000 islands scatter the Pacific Ocean hiding volcanic peaks, turquoise lagoons teeming with underwater life and the picture perfect palm fringed beaches.

Choose the laid back charm of the Cook Islands, island hopping in Fiji to complete indulgence in an overwater bungalow in Tahiti. Alternatively, board a cruise to explore the remote Marquesan Islands.

Otemanu Mountain, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora
Aranui 5, Landscape, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

Islands of the South Pacific

Islands of the South Pacific reach from the equator down to the Tropic of Capricorn encompassing Easter Island, Samoa, Tonga, the Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Niue, Wallis & Futuna and French Polynesia. The local people of the various regions show similarities but due to the vast distances between the islands, there are differences in the culture, languages and religion.

Immerse yourself in mysterious jungle ruins, sacred ritual sites and ancient petroglyphs. Swim, snorkel or dive amongst a myriad of tropical fish, turtles and rays or relax on pristine white sand beaches, the perfect destination to recharge your batteries as you wind down to the South Pacific pace of life.

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Polynesian Cruise with Aranui 5

A heritage of seafaring has created scattered island communities so a cruise through the Polynesian Islands aboard the Aranui, is often the only way to discover these remote and intriguing places.

14 days

from £4,000 pp

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Amy Waters

After my degree in Fine Art I didn’t really know what career I wanted or what path I would take. The only thing I knew is that having spent a summer in America it had given me the desire to explore and see as many places as possible before becoming a grown up and entering the real world.

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Deborah Brock-Doyle

My first journey for Steppes was in 1999 when I set off to explore Thailand to gather those little details that constitute Steppes Travel’s trademark knowledge. I have since been lucky enough to travel extensively in Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East and India. A few special memories include being joined at dinner by an otter in Laos, proudly being shown an illicit picture of the Dalai Lama in Tibet and diving with manta rays on Christmas day in Indonesia. I’m pretty sure I always leave a country wishing I had done more, seen more, learned more ….. but I also always hope to return …

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Very satisfied with all aspects of our trip. Steppes kept us fully informed of the progress of the arrangements and gave us various choices of hotels.


Why Choose Steppes?

These may be uncertain times but they are, without a doubt, still full of opportunity to discover the extraordinary safely. Through knowledge and expertise, we can connect you to those destinations embracing travellers with the added confidence of flexible booking and decades of insight.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary once again?

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