14 Nights – Aranui Marquesas Adventure Cruise
About a three hour flight from the Society Islands and the Tuamotu Atolls, the Marquesas, or Henua Enata meaning "Land of Men", are seemingly lost at the end of the earth. Even now, some of the islands are virtually untouched since the era of European exploration. Their isolation has created an immense pride among the people and a fascinating culture. The language is unique to Tahiti, as the lilting Marquesan dialect is traced directly to the ancient Polynesian tongue of Maohi.
Natural wonders abound as 1000-foot waterfalls cascade down sheer volcanic cliffs, and towering mountains disappear into the clouds.
A Polynesian legend tells that the gods created the Marquesas Islands to be the roof of French Polynesia. On the Aranui’ voyages, we take travelers to the heart of Polynesian culture and traditions, to islands that have remained untouched and where time seems to have stopped. It is the journey of a lifetime