Escape winter and bask in the legendary warmth and pristine beauty of Tahiti and five other evocative South Pacific islands.

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 Looking out over the lagoon of Bora Bora  Dramatic aerial view of Bora Bora in the Society Islands  Tropical fish (Humbug Dascyllus) and pillar coral in the lagoon of Bora Bora  Looking over the lagoon of Bora Bora. Credit: Tahiti-Tourisme.com  Loggerhead sea turtle  Lagoon of Bora Bora. Credit: Tahiti-Tourisme.com  The island of Huahine in the Society Islands  Yellow Plumeria or Frangipani, found in Tahiti  Colorful flowers of Tahiti  A marae or temple area on Moorea  Marae Maeva found on Huahine. Credit: Tahiti-Tourisme.com  A motu, one of many small islands, found in the Society Islands  A lagoon in Tahiti. Credit: Tahiti-Tourisme.com

Voyage to French Polynesia

Featuring Tahiti and Bora Bora Aboard the 148-guest Wind Spirit

11 days from $7,795

Escape winter and bask in the legendary warmth and pristine beauty of Tahiti and five other evocative South Pacific islands.

or Call 855-330-1542

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The trip exceeded my expectations. I chose Smithsonian because my friend and travelling companion had been with them on a trip down the Nile, but I had no idea how wonderful this trip would be.

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Feb 6 - 16, 2018 Departure
Barry Rolett

Barry Rolett

Barry V. Rolett is a professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawaii. He was introduced to Polynesia through a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship during which she explored the South Pacific (by plane, freighter canoe, and on foot) while retracing Captain Cook’s route on his second voyage of discovery. He returned to Tahuata in the Marquesas Islands for his Ph.D. research and was adopted by a Marquesan family with seven sons. His adopted brothers and various cousins joined his excavation and the entire community followed their work with great interest. This was the first archaeological project on Tahuata and his close relationship with the community led to many more projects in later years. They also collaborated to establish the Tahuata Museum, a small museum for exhibiting and curating the artifacts discovered during their projects. Dr. Rolett published extensively on the Pacific Islands and is the President of the Andover Foundation for Archaeological Research, an organization that pursues archaeological research through the involvement of local communities and the general public in French Polynesia and China.