Join us for for the first of the 2019 Ledyard Explorer trip series, a uniquely designed nine-night program in the sun-soaked haven of French Polynesia's Society Islands. Sail for seven nights aboard the Five-Star WIND SPIRIT, a small sailing ship carrying only 148 guests and rated the #1 Tahiti cruise by Conde Nast Traveler. This small ship experience amidst the islands, atolls and motus of the South Pacific includes round-trip air from Los Angeles, all onboard gratuities, complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages throughout the cruise, complimentary watersports and an exclusive excursion on each island. Tour the paradisal island landscapes of Tahiti, Mo'orea, and Bora Bora. Visit vanilla and black pearl farms, explore early Polynesian culture on Ra'iatea and Huahine, and learn about the adventures of John Ledyard and Captain Cook at the Museum of Tahiti and the Islands.
This exceptional itinerary also includes two nights (air schedules permitting) in the Five-Star INTERCONTINENTAL TAHITI RESORT & SPA in enchanting Pape'ete.
+Included air from Los Angeles has limited availability and is not guaranteed.
Day 1: Depart US or Canada / Arrive Pape'ete, Tahiti
Day 2: Pape'ete
Day 3: Pape'ete / Embark Wind Spirit
Day 4: Moa'ore
Day 5: Rai'iatea
Day 6: Rai'iatea/Taha'a
Day 7: Bora Bora
Day 8: Bora Bora
Day 9: Huahine
Day 10: Pape'ete, Tahiti / Disembark ship / Return to US or Canada
Day 11: Arrive in the US or Canada
Optional two night post-cruise: Bora Bora
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**
Lindsay Whaley is a Professor of Classics and Linguistics and the former Associate Provost for International Initiatives. His primary area of research is determining cross linguistic tendencies in the syntactic and morphological properties of languages. As part of this effort, he has done extensive field research on several Tungusic languages spoken in the northeast of China. Dr. Whaley also researches the processes of language endangerment and revitalization. He is the author and editor of several books including Saving Languages, An Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Languages and Recent Advances in Tungusic Linguistics. He is currently working on a book, tentatively entitled Language Vitality and Community Well Being, that explores the way in which communities around the world are developing language revitalization programs as part of largely community development efforts. He and his Dartmouth colleagues have developed a one-of-a-kind Foreign Study Program that provides undergraduates with the opportunity to carry out fieldwork on Polynesian languages in New Zealand, Tonga and Samoa.