Departing from Papeete, the 13-day journey is a complete vacation experience with calls at Fakarava and Rangiroa (Tuamotu Archipelago), Bora Bora (Society Islands), Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, Ua Pou, Fatu Hiva, Ua Huka and Tahuata (Marquesas Islands).
On this unique adventure, passengers will be immersed in the Polynesian culture. Aranui 5 journey includes shore experiences like awe-inspiring hikes, encounters with local artisans, visits to sacred ritual sites, a visit to Paul Gauguin’s grave, on-island picnics, snorkeling in the waters of the atolls, a visit to a pearl farm, restaurant lunches featuring local food, and more.
The 2020 schedule of Aranui 5 includes the following dates: Feb 6-18, Feb 22-Mar 5, Mar 12-24, Mar 28-Apr 9, Apr 11-23, Apr 30-May 12, May 16-28, Jun 4-16, Jun 20-Jul 2, Jul 9-21, Jul 25-Aug 6, Aug 8-20, Aug 22-Sept 3, Sept 10-22, Sept 26-Oct 8, Oct 15-27, Oct 31-Nov 12, Nov 14-26, Nov 28-Dec 10, Dec 17-Dec 29.
Prices for a 2020 vacation aboard Aranui 5 start at US$3,321. Aranui offers a 10% seasonal discount for the February 6 and February 22 voyages. Seniors also receive a 10% discount for the September 10 cruise.