Sydney is a modern, vibrant city with something for everyone: climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for spectacular views, swim at a famous beach or take yourself on an exciting shopping expedition. Indulge yourself in sampling the best of French Polynesia by visiting the three Islands of Tahiti, Moorea & Bora Bora. The first night is at InterContinental Tahiti Resort. the perfect place to begin a visit to French Polynesia. The following five nights at the InterContinental Resort and Spa Moorea on the northeast coast of the island, sheltered from the prevailing winds and located voluptuously between the mountains and lagoon. The final five nights are spent at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa which is located between the "two hearts" of Motu Piti Aau, a coral island on the barrier reef.
- Round-trip International Economy airfare from Los Angeles
- Add-on airfares available from other cities
- Private car transfers Sydney
- 4 nights at the 5 Star Sydney Four Seasons City Harbour View room
- Lei greeting on arrival
- 1 nights accommodation at InterContinental Tahiti, Lagoonview Room
- 4 nights accommodation at InterContinental Moorea, Beach Bungalow
- 3 nights accommodation at InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, Emerald Overwater Bungalow
- All Tahiti accommodation transfers
- Armenti ferry Papeete - Moorea
- Inter island flights, Moorea - Bora Bora, Bora Bora - Papeete
- Breakfast daily in Tahiti
- ** Lunch and dinner plans are available for Moorea and Bora Bora at additional cost **
- ** Sightseeing options and packages are available **
Day 1 - Depart US
Ask about our options with Premium Economy and Business class airfare.
Day 2 - Cross International Date Line
Day 3 - Arrive
Blessed with a temperate climate, Sydney is Australia’s favorite city with the world’s most beautiful harbor. On arrival you will be met by your private chauffeur who will assist with your private transfer to the Four Seasons Sydney. You will spend four nights at this superbly situated hotel.
ACCOMMODATION - Four Seasons, Sydney offers 5 Star accommodation, stunningly situated overlooking Sydney Harbour in the historic Rocks district, a short walk from the city's shopping and CBD, Four Seasons is vibrant and elegant, with dramatic harbour front views and a luxurious day spa featuring exclusive skincare and aromatherapy treatments.
- 6 - Sydney
Explore Sydney at your leisure or consider adding one of our tour options - Some of our favorites (additional cost applies):
- Panoramic City Sights Tour
Commence your morning Panoramic Sydney Sights tour with a visit to the historic Rocks area, followed by magnificent views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Visit Sydney's trendy Oxford Street, then travel through elegant Paddington with its Victorian terrace houses before arriving at the Pacific Ocean. See the superb coast cliff walk around Tamarama and Bronte, then travel to famous Bondi Beach. See bronzed Aussie lifesavers and Sydney's best panoramic view at Dover Heights. Return to Sydney via Double Bay, Kings Cross and Mrs Macquaries Point for a final magical viewpoint over the harbour before returning to the city center.
- Hop On, Hop Off Harbour Cruise
Commence your Hop On Hop Off cruise from Darling Harbour and enjoy a fun and easy way to explore Sydney including commentary from your Captain. Sit back and relax as your vessel cruises around Sydney Harbour and stops at harbourside attractions including Darling Harbour, Fort Denison, Garden Island (including admission to the Naval Heritage Museum), Shark Island, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Luna Park, Circular Quay and Manly, where you are able to hop on and off over a 24 hour period. Alternatively stay on board the vessel for an enjoyable 90 minute round trip journey.
- Blue Mountains Day Tour
Visit Scenic World and dare yourself to ride the steepest Railway in the world with spectacular views of the Three Sisters and the Valley. Go through the quaint village of Leura showing the beautiful stores, houses and gardens along the way to Reids Plateau. A picturesque view of the Jamison Valley, taking in the rear view of the Three Sisters away from the crowds. Return to Sydney by way of Featherdale Wildlife Park, with a chance to cuddle up to a koala or feed the baby wallabies. Your trip to Sydney is not complete without a cruise on Parramatta River to Sydney Harbour Circular Quay.
- Boutique Harbour Lunch Cruise
Depart Circular Quay to commence a scenic lunch cruise. Your personal host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sights of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard a 52 foot yacht with swimming, kayaking and fishing, or sit back and relax on the expansive sunbed and do nothing at all. Included is a three course barbecue lunch with local beers and regional wines.
- Taronga Zoo
This small group tour led by an expert guide offers an excellent introduction to Australia's wildlife and brings you close to the animals. There are plenty of photographic opportunities with kangaroos, wallabies, birds, wombats, echidnas and reptiles. Another fantastic offering from Taronga Zoo is Roar & Snore – Sydney’s ultimate sleepover. Nestled on the cliff top edge of Sydney’s stunning harbour, Taronga Roar and Snore’s is the only opportunity to camp overnight with views of Sydney Harbour and the city on one side and lions, leopards and meerkats on the other.
- Hunter Valley Wine Tour
Relax and enjoy fabulous food and wine in Australia's oldest wine growing region. Located just two hours north of Sydney, the Hunter Valley combines world renowned wines, gourmet produce and stunning countryside. The flexible itinerary gives you access to a range of boutique wineries and the opportunity to meet the wine makers. Take a behind-the-scenes tour at one of the wineries, then enjoy a gourmet lunch at one of the Hunter's best restaurants.
Image: Tourism Australia
Day 7 -
Sydney - Papeete, Tahiti
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Sydney International Airport, where you will be initially flying to Auckland for your connecting flight to Papeete. Please note: You cross the International Dateline & arrive Papeete on night of Day 6. On arrival you will be greeted with a traditional Tahitian Lei welcome before being transferred to and spending your first night at the Intercontinental Tahiti Resort.
Accommodation - Recently renovated and decorated in traditional Polynesian style, the resort has a total of 271 rooms and bungalows settled in the heart of a magnificent tropical garden and its two spectacular infinity pools. Located on the sunny West coast of Tahiti, the resort has its own private sand beach and lagoon. Polynesian dance shows and live music perform every night in the restaurant opening out on water's edge. The resort is just over a mile (2 km) from the airport, (important when you arrive late after a long flight) and the capital and port city, Papeete, are about six miles (10 km) down the road.
Day 7 - Papette, Tahiti -
You will be collected from the Intercontinental Tahiti Resort and transferred to the Papeete airport for you short flight to Moorea. On arrival you will be transferred to the Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa.
Accommodtion - This south sea splendor and authentic experience is nestled between mountains and a lagoon on a stunning French Polynesian island. Right on the resort grounds is Moorea’s widest range of activities, which includes the Moorea Dolphin Center, Bathys Diving Club, tennis, kayaking, canoeing, skiing and Jeep tours. The Arahurahu Marae temple is also worth a visit.
Days 8 - 10 -
Moorea Dolphin Center
The facility was created for three bottlenose dolphins: two males – Lokahi and Kuokoa – and one female, Hina, a San Diego US Navy retiree. A team of veterinarians and animal behaviourists look after our stars, who help educate visitors and increase awareness about local ecology and environmental responsibility. For more than 20 years we have been offering high-quality educational and interactive programmes, giving guests the opportunity to share an unforgettable experience while learning about marine mammals and their ecosystem
Turtle Care Center
The rehabilitation centre was established in February 2004 by the Te Mana o Te Moana association, in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment in an effort to protect the sea turtles of French Polynesia. Even though all sea turtles are protected globally, they remain at risk of extinction. The turtles brought to us were found sick, injured or maimed or were seized by customs – we do our best to rehabilitate them, at which point they are released into the sea. The three sea turtle species found in the waters surrounding our resort are the green turtle, hawksbill turtle and leatherback turtle.
A wide array of fun sea-based activities, from kayaking to deep-sea fishing. Board sports lovers might like to try stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing or kitesurfing. There’s also water skiing and jet skiing – and for something more traditional, our outrigger canoes (va'a). To go beyond the lagoon, you can opt for a boat excursion or rent a speed boat or a glass-bottomed boat. There are excursions to see wild dolphins, feed stingrays or picnic on a motu. You can take off on your own adventure or go diving with the TOPDIVE team, which has a centre within the resort. For something different, try walking under the sea with Aquablue's helmet dive, a unique way to discover the lagoon and an exclusive activity in all French Polynesia!
Peace, harmony and pampering – Hélène Spa offers you the ultimate in indulgent therapies. Nestled in our tropical gardens, our spa enjoys a calming natural ambience that permeates throughout all treatment rooms, stilling the mind and nourishing the spirit. Created in 1999, Hélène Spa was voted one of the most beautiful spas in the world.
Image: Tekura Tahiti Travel / V.Brossault
Day 11 - Fly Moorea -
Leave for inter island flight from Moorea airport to Bora Bora where you will then be transferred to Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa.
Accommodation - Located on Motu Piti Aau ("Two hearts" in Tahitian), InterContinental Resort and Thalasso-Spa Bora Bora is the newest Five Star Hotel on Bora Bora. Accessible only by boat, the deluxe resort is unique beyond compare - one where modern architecture and technology flourishes side by side with traditional authentic local arts and crafts. InterContinental redefines the traditional overwater bungalow concept by offering 80 exquisite overwater villas, with each encompassing more than 1000 square feet in space, featuring separate living room, bedroom, bathroom, sun deck and solarium.
Days 12 - 13 Bora
Bora Bora is blessed with a gorgeous, coral-filled lagoon, calm seas, lush forests and centuries of fascinating Polynesian tradition. During your stay at our resort, you have the chance to explore both the island’s landscapes and its indigenous culture, with plenty of activities and excursions to choose from, on land, sea and air.
Our Lagoonarium is a highlight for many guests. A protected ocean habitat for local marine life, it is home to more than 200 species of sea creatures. At 2pm each day you can meet our resident stingrays, which swim right up to the shore to interact with guests. Around lunch time, don’t miss our Beach Boys’ various demonstrations, covering everything from how to prepare traditional Polynesian dishes to weaving hats and crowns from coconut fronds. For something more active, we have tennis courts and a fitness centre, not to mention the full array of water sports.
We’ve got kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, windsurfing and pedalos for complimentary use. We also provide snorkelling and sailing equipment at our Fare Nautique kiosk, so you can go off on your own adventure across the lagoon. Divers will appreciate our on-site TOPDIVE centre, where you can book an excursion with a local expert. Bora Bora’s underwater world will amaze you. It is home to countless species, including manta rays, sharks, turtles, hump head wrasse and schools of colourful tropical fish.
Rainforest tours, diving expeditions, ATV rides or shopping trips into town – our selection of excursions and day trips around the island and lagoon will keep you busy for the duration of your stay. There is car rental on the main island if you’d prefer to take off independently, or you can ask our concierge to find you your own personal guide if you’d like a more in-depth, insider tour.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa’s Deep Ocean Spa was the first thalassotherapy centre in the South Pacific. Thalassotherapy is the use of seawater in wellness treatments, harnessing marine nutrients to promote healing of the skin. In addition to our state-of-the-art treatments and beauty care, we offer a fitness centre and relaxation lounge.
Image: Tekura Tahiti Travel / V.Brossault
- Bora Bora - Papeete
Enjoy the full day in Bora Bora before departing on your early evening flight back to Papeete to connect with your International overnight flight back to Los Angeles
Day 15 - Arrive Los Angeles
Starting from prices are per person based on double occupancy departures from Los Angeles. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Certain black out dates apply on the accommodation and tour value add offers - check with your Aspire consultant. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect a discount for purchases made by cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payments. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.
A passport with extended validity past your travel dates and an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is required to enter Australia; Aspire Down Under can issue your ETA for a processing fee of $25 per person. A copy of the picture page of your passport and payment for your ETA is required at the time of booking..