TAHITI SAILING
ENDEAVOURS
WITH KATE CEBERANO

02 to 11 November 2022

AU$ 9,587 per person twin share for 9 nights

In partnership with Kiss Tahiti, we invite you to experience a living, breathing gallery of colour, culture, cuisine and class by joining us on a 9-day adventure of a lifetime through the magical wonderland of Tahiti. This good-feels journey takes place from 02 till 11 November 2022, is exclusive to Australians and includes a 7-day cruise aboard the super yacht Wind Spirit.

As we set sail on the ‘Endeavour’s authentic 21st century sister’, we follow on the trail of Captain Cook by exploring five islands of the Society Archipelago – Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Taha’a, Bora Bora and Huahine. Through the wisdom of Polynesian High Priest Tupaia, who taught Cook how to navigate by tuning into the stars, sea and birds, we will discover the profound treasures this exquisite natural sanctuary has to offer way beyond (but certainly not excluding) Her magnificent crystal-clear lagoons and overwater bungalows.

Whether snorkelling exploring the rich marine life, meandering through lush rainforests or immersing yourself in Polynesia’s soulful culture, this unique educational ‘tribal elegance’ journey is set to awaken and connect our human senses to the marvels of Tahiti and Her Islands. By experiencing the simple pleasures of life you are guaranteed to safely find your happy place in body, mind and spirit whilst also enjoying a sophisticated sense of French flair – all without having to venture to Europe in these times of uncertainty.

On another high note, we are extremely excited to announce that revered soul-jazz muso extraordinaire Kate Ceberano will be accompanying us on four nights of this exclusive voyage. You'll have the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy three magical performances by this award-winning artist, two at sea and one on land.

Snorkelling in Tahiti with fish
Champagne glass at sunset in Bora Bora
Warrior in traditional French Polynesian

YOUR ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1 - Escape the rat race
Take flight from Eastern Australia on Air New Zealand to the Tahitian capital of Papeete, where you’ll be welcomed for an early 1.30am check-in at the Papeete Intercontinental Hotel Resort & Spa. Following a well-deserved sleep-in and first sun rise in the tropics, enjoy a scrumptious complimentary American breakfast, leisurely relaxing at the property, and winding down with a spectacular Marquesas cultural show, buffet meal and complimentary Tahitian cocktail at night.

Day 2 - Papeete
After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll check in aboard the Wind Spirit, and get in the ‘cruise spirit’ with a cocktail party serving tasty hors d’oeuvres before setting sail into the sunset from French Polynesia’s largest island early that evening.

“Papeete – which means water basket – used to be a place where local people would congregate to fill their calabashes with fresh water."

Day 3 - Moorea
Spend the day and night exploring Tahiti’s gorgeous sister island, Moorea (or ‘yellow lizard). A natural kaleidoscope of mountainous, jungle-like interiors; coral-framed lagoons teeming with marine life and quaint, hibiscus framed villages dotted around the island, this is the place to find happiness and serenity in the simple things in life.

There’s a Tahitian saying, “La vie heureuse”, which means “a happy life”. Nowhere is this more applicable than when experiencing the
simple beauty of Moorea and its people.

Day 4 - Raiatea
Our next stop is Raiatea, which means “faraway heaven” and is considered the birthplace and heart of the Polynesian civilisation. Indulge your spiritual side by tapping into the sacred energy of Taputapuatea marae, marvel at the beauty of majestic Mount Temehani rising above the clouds and fill your senses with the exquisite aroma of tiare apetahi, the five-petalled flower native only to its slopes.

Day 5 - Taha'a
A highlight of the journey is our stopover in Taha’a, known as the Vanilla Island where 60% of the world’s vanilla is sourced from. Revel in the slow pace of life on this enchanting, picture-perfect tiny motu with its crystal-clear waters and white-sand beaches; enjoy the fragrant air and explore the spectacular coral gardens.

Day 6 & 7 - Bora Bora
We spend two days in Bora Bora, the island of romance and ‘blues’, abundant with turquoise lagoons and lush tropical slopes valleys and palm-dotted motu surrounding Mount Otemanu. On Night 6, you’ll wine and dine on a private island in this aquatic haven, and on Night 7, expect to be blown away by award-winning musician Kate Ceberano as she entertains guests with her captivating voice during a full moon ‘sailaway’ extravaganza.

Day 8 - Huahine
We spend the day in the lush ‘Garden of Eden’ Island of Huahine, showing off Tahiti’s greener side in all its splendour. Take time exploring the rich forests, tropical landscapes and peaceful villages, before enjoying another evening of musical delights courtesy of Kate.

Day 9 - Papeete
Upon arrival back in Papeete you’ll have half a day to explore (and opt for a spot of retail therapy) in this bustling township, abundant with markets, boutiques and black pearl shops, or stop at a brasserie for a local French beer tasting experience. In the afternoon you’ll be escorted back to the Intercontinental Hotel to be spent at your leisure, topped off by a grand finale farewell dinner performance by Kate Ceberano before your midnight sojourn home.

PACKAGE PRICES

Price person including flights from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane

AUD$ 9,587 (including taxes) per guest twin share or $13,400 per single occupancy

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What's included in your package?

International return economy airfares ex Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane flying Air New Zealand.

Pre- and post-cruise accommodation at the Intercontinental Resort & Spa in Papeete, plus meals, complimentary Tahitian cocktail and cultural entertainment.

All transfers in air-conditioned coaches, with complimentary water provided.

7-night Wind Spirit sojourn, with meals, non-alcoholic drinks and one free glass of wine at dinner.

5-island 'sensual seafari with a difference' cruise itinerary where we seek to spot the ocean's Big Five: whales, reef sharks, dolphins, manta rays and turtles.

9 nights' entertainment, including three musical performances courtesy of Kate Ceberano.

One Kiss Tahiti hand-picked Diamond 4Cs Experience (valued at AUD 150) included. Choose from the themes Colour (blue for sea, green for land); Culture (Embrace the mana or spirit of Tahiti); Cuisine (Island freshness meets French delicacies) or Class (Masterclass choices of French Polynesian art, tattooing and massage).

Educational hard cover book The Adventures of Tupaia, about the Polynesian navigator and Captain Cook’s Endeavour explorations gifted per cabin.

Chance to join the Wind Spirit head chef to shop for one of the night’s dinners at local marketplace.

Opportunity to support coral reef conservation (powered by Coral Gardeners) by planting a coral and receiving a coral adoption certificate.

Optional extras: Business class air travel option, ‘Extend your stay’ packages & Diamond Experience add-ons available.


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Collection of images of Kate Ceberano including artwork

MEET KATE CEBERANO

Soul-jazz-pop artist and song writer Kate Ceberano has recorded 28 albums over 40 years, repeatedly hitting the Top 10 and winning three ARIA awards. In 2014 she was the first woman included in the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The oil painting of Kate by Kathrin Longhurst (above left), won the Packing Room Prize in the annual 2021 Archibald contest. Initially intended as an album cover, it depicts Kate during a significant year of her life – fraught with the ups and downs of the pandemic; yet a great time of growth and musical breakthroughs, and is a legacy for her daughter.

Wind Spirit - The Essence of Small Ship Sailing

The Wind Spirit is a sleek, 4-masted sailing ship accommodating 148 guests. With four decks and a gross tonnage of 5,736, Wind Spirit feels like your own private small ship.

Wind Spirit features wide open, teak decks—quite unusual for small ships. Guests will find hidden nooks for private moments giving them a feeling of being on their own private veranda.

All staterooms have ocean views, queen beds, flat-screen TV with DVD player, and Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods. The Owner’s Suite includes a sitting area.

Wind Spirit offers two primary dining venues. Amphora restaurant offers gourmet, course-by-course cuisine in the evenings and Veranda restaurant offers casual buffet and full-service dining for breakfast and lunch. All dining is open seating. And, for dining under the stars, make a reservation for Candles which features steaks and skewers.

Wind Spirit amenities include: WindSpa, Watersports Platform, Lounge, Library, Pool, and Hot Tub.

Wind Spirit pool bar
Wind Spirit dining room
Wind Spirit Pool

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