POLYNESIA: PEARLS OF PARADISE

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Polynesia: Pearls of Paradise

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Suva, Fiji

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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

dining

essentials
Suva, Historical Tour
Suva is the capital of the South Pacific island nation of Fiji. It's a city of board avenues, lush parks and grand British colonial buildings such as the Suva City Library. Suva's colorful, lively Municipal Market offers a vast range of local fruit and vegetables. Fiji Museum, set within the Victorian-era Thurston Gardens, contains traditional canoes, war clubs and tattooing tools. You will tour the city in your motor coach with lunch at Governors.

Please note: Bring local currency, sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, a camera and wear comfortable shoes.


price $89
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Savusavu, Fiji



6 horus

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

walking

dining

watersports

essentials
SavuSavu, Yaroi Village with Vuadomo Waterfall & Lunch

Get a greater understanding of the area and the community, and the natural surroundings of the island. On this tour you will get a real appreciation for the village way of life in rural Fiji and enjoy a buffet lunch of rolls with butter, tossed garden salad, fresh fruit cuts, and pasta salad, at the waterfall.

Please note: Bring your swim suit, towel, sunscreen, bug spray, local currency to buy handicrafts from the village. Wear proper footwear like sneakers/canvas shoes.


price $129
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Avatiu, Rarotonga, Cook Islands



3..5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Rarotonga, Island & Cultural Tour
Kia Orana is Cook Islands greeting for Hello! Welcome! Or “May you live on” so please join this tour and say Kia Orana. Rarotonga is a volcanic island paradise of lush vegetation and rugged tropical splendor. This leisurely 21-mile drive will completely encircle the island. After tendering into the port of Avatiu, you will board your coach and the tour takes you through Avarua Township the CBD of Rarotonga, drive by the museum and cultural centre, view the Cook Islands Christian Church built in 1842 of coral and limestone. Explore Rarotonga’s culture, history, and traditions during this scenic and informative island tour. Along the way, you will visit such sites as Ngatangiia Harbour, the departure point of the Polynesian Migration to New Zealand in 1350 A.D., and a historical back road built in 1050 A.D. called the Road of Toi, or Ara Metua.  You will see the crystal-clear Muri Lagoon, a stretch of beach popular for tourists; the lagoon is ideal for sailing and soft water sports. Enjoy a coconut demonstration followed by fruit refreshments and a cultural dance performance.  Board your bus and continue the drive winding between the coastal and inland roads, view the lush vegetation, and plantations of seasonal fruit while your experienced guides share stories and legends of the Cook Islands.  

Please note: Bring your camera and wear comfortable shoes and clothing.


price $115
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous
Rarotonga, Muri Lagoon Snorkel Tour
Float on clear lagoon waters and discover an undersea world of incomparable beauty. You will proceed to Muri Lagoon by coach, board your glass-bottom boat for a cruise to Koromiri a motu (small island) near the reef in Muri Lagoon. Enjoy underwater views of the prolific marine life. Marvel at the rainbow-colored tropical fish as they glide around intricate coral heads. Local guides will relate stories of the island and share legendary tales and myths of the coconut tree. Take a short walk through the motu, or relax sunbathing, snorkeling or swimming in the crystal-clear waters. Enjoy light fruit refreshments before returning back across the lagoon to board your bus transfer to the pier. 

Please note:  Wear your swimsuit, cover-up, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and towel. The boat is covered and has a water access ladder. There are no restrooms on the boat.

{{ snorkeling, boating, refreshments, wildlife, essentials }

price $89
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

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Rarotonga, Pa Son of Rarotonga
Discover the wisdom of Pa, one of the Cook Islands’ best-known traditional healers, during this informative guided nature trek. Depart the pier for the drive to the interior of the Rarotonga. Listen to Pa’s in-depth knowledge of medicinal plants, and the culture and history of these islands. Pa will also provide demonstrations of the preparation of various traditional medicines and their applications. Enjoy the trek where Pa points out the various trees and plants used for traditional remedies. Bottled water and seasonal fruit will be served at Pa’s residence. Following your visit, you will be transferred back to the pier. 

Please note: This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair will not be permitted on this tour. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring insect repellent sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.


price $119
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

outdoors

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Rarotonga, Raro Safari by 4x4
Explore Rarotonga’s pristine natural beauty in an exciting Raro Safari on-road and off-road tour of the island’s stunning lagoons, valleys, and inland villages. Depart the pier in an off-road soft-top safari truck for a drive to Rarotonga’s back roads and valleys. Along the way, you will be privy to sights and sounds regular visitors to the island would not typically have an opportunity to experience. You will learn how traditional Cook Islanders live, and your guide will provide you with an informative commentary on the various traditional uses of the local fauna and flora. Following your tour, you will be returned to the pier.

Please note: As this tour involves travel over bumpy surfaces, guests with back and/or neck problems and guests with limited mobility are discouraged from participating. Seating on the trucks is very basic. Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses are recommended.


price $99
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia



3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

culture

essentials
Bora Bora by 4-Wheel Drive

This is a true Land Rover™ off-road, 4-wheel-drive excursion to places accessible only to these special vehicles. Drive through the small town of Vaitape to make your first ascent up Pahonu Hill. Great views of Bora Bora’s natural harbor and Matira Beach await! Continue with more off-road adventure and visit the 7-inch cannons still in their original World War II locations. Travel along the northern shore of Bora Bora into the lush valley of Faanui. Perhaps the highlight of the trip is the view of Faanui Bay from a traditional plantation high up in the mountains.On your return to the main road, pass by Matira Beach. With your guide at the wheel, you’ll enjoy some great sightseeing,learn much about the island’s history and people and see how to wear a pareo (wrap-around skirt).

Please note: This excursion involves rough off-road driving and steep ascents and descents. It is therefore not recommended for overweight guests, those with bad backs, pregnant women or persons who suffer from motion sickness or vertigo. The vehicles accommodate 8 guests each. Large families or couples may be split up depending on tour numbers. On weekends and holidays, the pareo demonstration may be done at a different location. 

price $135
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2.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

refreshments

beach

concierge
Bora Bora, Concierge Collection: Bora Bora by Jet Ski
Enjoy incredible views of Bora Bora’s lagoon and mountain during this fun Waverunner jet ski adventure. You will be transferred from the pier to the activity center where you will receive your safety and operating instructions from your guide. Then board your Waverunner and enjoy the ride! Led by your guide, you will discover the intense blue waters of the Pearl of the Pacific! Along the way, a stop will be made at a motu islet for an opportunity to swim in the shallow waters and enjoy a pause with some local refreshment. You will then return to the Waverunner center, and back to the pier.

Please note: The total Waverunner ride is approximately 90 minutes and goes around the whole island. The cost of this tour is per Waverunner which can accommodate two average-sized adults (max 440 lbs. / machine). Tour is sold PER machine, not PER person, so when booking; please select only one ticket (for 1 or 2 pax).

price $469
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6 HRS

Moderate

watersports

snorkeling

wildlife

dining

culture
Bora Bora, Concierge Collection: Lagoon & Cultural Tour
An amazing day on the lagoon of Bora Bora awaits you! Experience Bora Bora’s pristine waters and coral garden, an opportunity for snorkeling, and discover the ecosystem and its many fishes. Your guide will introduce you to the popular stingrays that will surround you in shallow water. Your next stop will take you to the reef where you will be observing the common black-tip sharks and maybe get a glimpse of the fascinating lemon sharks. Your adventure continues into all level of blue as you glide over the incredible colors of the lagoon to reach your private island where your Polynesian lunch will be served. The menu includes fish, chicken, beef, Polynesian vegetables, raw fish salad with coconut milk, coconut rice, Tahitian coconut bread, and fruits. The rest of the afternoon will be yours to enjoy a shallow swim, the beach combing or the cultural demonstrations your guide have reserved for you. Pareo making is one of the nicest entertainments. Return with your own souvenir at the end of the day.

Please note:  This tour is recommended for guests in reasonably good physical condition who are able to swim. It will be necessary to negotiate a ladder to board the boat from the water. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Bring biodegradable sunscreen, water shoes, wear your swimsuit under a cover up, a hat, towel, and bring water from the ship.  Wear shoes you do not mind getting wet.  Masks and snorkel provided.

price $289
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4 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

essentials
Bora Bora: 2 Tank Certified Dive
This program is for Certified Divers looking to do a half day of diving (approximately 4 hours). The typical time underwater for the 2 tank dive is 45 minutes for the first dive, with a long surface interval followed by a second dive of approximately 45 minutes. For guests only wanting a one tank, you can go at the same price and may choose to snorkel or swim while the second dive is going. Dives will take place at two of the following three sites (weather dependent). 

Tapu: An ocean dive and one of the most famous dive sites of Bora Bora. From the coral drop-off, you will meet lemon sharks, black tip sharks, humphead maori wrasses, moray eels, turtles. 
Toopua: A lagoon dive where many tropical fish gather along the wall, among others, anemones and clown fish. At the bottom, you find a large sand bank where eagle rays and sting rays wander searching for food. You will anchor or drift dive depending upon weather conditions. 
Anau: A lagoon dive in which you will follow a slope where rose corals grow and you are very likely to meet manta rays there.  The visibility here may not be as clear sometimes due to the plankton.

Please note: The Dive Tour being offered is for Certified Divers only. Certified Divers need to bring their PADI - CMAS Cards or other proof of certification, including a log book. Waiver release forms must be signed and medical conditions must be disclosed. Bring your C-card. Nitrox is free of charge for Nitrox Certified Divers. Please wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel, spare t-shirt and sun block.  Please take a refresher course before the cruise if you haven’t been diving in over a year. Divers 75 years of age or older must present a medical certificate and diving insurance.



price $255
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2 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

essentials
Bora Bora: AquaSafari
Discover the fabulous underwater world of Bora Bora in a fun and exciting adventure, the AquaSafari.  Go down 10 feet of water, where you will walk surrounded by hundreds of tropical fish. Understand why Bora Bora’s spectacular lagoon is considered to be among the most beautiful in existence today during this unique underwater adventure. You will depart the pier by boat where your certified diving instructor will explain your safety and diving instructions, and help you put on your helmet. Your head will remain dry inside the helmet; you can even wear your glasses as you freely maneuver about in total security just a few feet below the surface. While you are connected to the boat by an air hose, you can freely walk underwater and enjoy the coral formation around you. Plastic shoes, wet suits, masks and snorkels will be available, as there will be time for snorkeling while the other guests take their underwater walk. No swimming or diving experience is required. 

Please note: While this tour is suitable for most, those with heart problems, asthma, claustrophobia or who are pregnant should not participate. At operator’s discretion, a waiver may be required to be filled out prior departure. For your own safety and to help us preserve our environment, when in the water, do not touch or step on the coral reef. Bring your swimsuit / cover up, towel, biodegradable sunscreen, bottled water. Depth of the water is not guaranteed, snorkelers should know how to swim and be able to negotiate boat access and eventual currents. While every effort is made to follow the time schedule, duration is approximate and is dependent on group interest and sea conditions. The snorkeling time allowed may be reduced should the group be under 9 participants. Underwater cameras and t-shirts available on board. A film/ video may be offered for direct purchase onboard by a cameraman. This is an independent service that we cannot guarantee, and cannot be responsible for. 


price $129
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1.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating

essentials
Bora Bora: Glass Bottom Boat
This covered glass-bottom boat excursion gives a glimpse of Bora Bora’s sub-marine wonder world. In the depths of the electric blue waters of Pofai Bay lies the center of an ancient sunken volcano. Giant coral formations reach upward toward the light—gardens that are home to over 300 species of fish. Watch as a diver descends and feeds these glorious creatures. In the shallows near the reef, small brilliantly colored fish dart through the water and anemones dance to the rhythm of the currents.

Please note:  This is an easy tour, only a few steps down to board the boat.  Limited mobility guests are welcome, but there is no storage for wheelchairs or walkers which will remain on the pier with ship security. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. 


price $75
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1.15 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing
Bora Bora: Helicopter Flight
From the pier, a van will transfer you to the heliport. Once aboard, listen to your pilot’s commentary using the headphones provided as he points out the sights below.Discover Bora Bora, the Pearl of the Pacific, from a bird’s-eye view. In “the most beautiful lagoon in the world” you can watch manta rays and sharks from the air.  Fly over the colorful lagoon, the reefs, and around the highest peak, Otemanu. The 15-minute flight is spectacular, especially for those who enjoy aerial photography and it is very popular for all ages!

Please note: While the helicopter can accommodate 5 passengers, for comfort, our maximum will be 4 passengers, (unless there is a family request). Seating is 3 guests in the back and 1 in the front. Seating assignment is made based on weight and balance, determined by the pilot only. Due to helicopter stability requirements and safety regulations, overweight guests who cannot fasten a normal aircraft seatbelt cannot participate. (The tour provider will be consulted where weight limits are concerned and there will be no refund in case of an “on spot” cancellation due to an overweight passenger). A list of names for each flight must be provided prior to departure per airline regulations.  Any child under 24 months of age is welcome to sit on his/her parent’s lap at no charge. Children 24 months and over require an individual full-fare seat.  Tour routes and sites visited may vary according to wind and weather conditions and flights are subject to cancellation up to the last minute before departure.  When operating 2 or more tours, guests may be transferred at the same time and a waiting time will be required before or after your flight. 


price $449
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2.5 HRS

Easy

refreshments

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Bora Bora: Island Discovery
A local, open-air truck with individual cushioned bucket seats takes you on a leisurely, guided tour. Your guide will share with you the history of the Tahitians, in particular that of Bora Borans. Witness how the popular pareo (wrap-around skirt) is made, learn about tupa crabs, and taste locally grown fruits and learn about relics left behind by the U.S. Military.. Admire the ever-changing colors of Bora Bora’s world-famous lagoon and discover tropical flowers and trees among the dense green vegetation on the mountainside. Central Mount Otemanu, standing at more than 2,400 feet high, dominates the island and overlooks the turquoise lagoon and Bora Bora’s crown of coral islands.  Pass by the east coast of Bora Bora, site of some impressive resorts, before reaching Matira Point, boasting the prettiest sand beach of the island.  Also visit the famous Bloody Mary’s restaurant where you will have a chance to take a few pictures.

Please note:  These vehicles do not have a compartment for storing wheelchairs or walkers. While limited mobility guests are welcome, walkers or wheelchairs will remain on the pier.  The ride may be a little bumpy due to road conditions. The stop at Matira Beach is dependent on parking availability.  At your Bloody Mary’s stop you may use the restrooms and shop the boutique.  The restaurant is closed on Sundays and holidays. 


price $69
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3 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife

essentials
Bora Bora: Snorkel Safari & Stingray Encounter
Dance with the stingrays under the supervision of your guide before exploring the intricate coral formations and colorful tropical fish of the coral gardens. Your adventure will begin as you glide across the lagoon aboard a covered lagoon cruiser. Once you’re past famous Motu Tapu, the captain will drop anchor on a shallow sandbank, a favorite haunt of several stingrays. With your guide’s assistance, you will be able to touch these harmless creatures as they swim an effortless ballet around you. The harmless black tip sharks are often seen in the lagoon and there is also the possibility you will encounter one. Next, you will explore the unspoiled coral gardens by the barrier reef, where ideal conditions have encouraged maximum coral growth. After donning a mask and snorkel, you will enter water that is 4 to 5 feet deep and swim among the marine life. Underwater sightings may include butterfly fish, groupers, and hundreds of other rainbow-colored species.

Please note: There are some stairs involved. We recommend aqua shoes. Guests should be accustomed to wearing snorkel equipment and coping with occasional currents. While snorkel equipment is available (mask & snorkel), we recommend you bring your own for maximum comfort. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. For your own safety and to preserve the environment, when snorkeling, do not touch or step on the coral reef. 


price $109
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Moorea, French Polynesia



2 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife
Moorea: Discover SCUBA
This program is for the guest who wants to experience SCUBA diving for the first time, or for the guest with no dive certification. You will have a great experience, and receive lots of personal attention. Dives will take place at the Aquarium.

The Aquarium: A lagoon dive where you will be visiting Nemo’s cousin’s house! This is the ideal “first dive” – shallow and easy.


Please note: Wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel. Waiver release form must be signed and medical conditions must be disclosed. SCUBA equipment is provided.  Divers 75 years of age or older must present a medical certificate and diving insurance.


price $155
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3 HRS

Easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Moorea: Dolphin Eco Tour
Join marine biologist Dr. Michael Poole or his assistant and learn about their ecotourism and research projects on the dolphins that frequent Moorea’s magnificent coastline. Dr. Poole, the founder of the Marine Mammal Research Program, has been studying dolphins and whales in French Polynesia since 1987. Spinner dolphins, rough-tooth dolphins, and pilot whales are often seen around Moorea. Hear details on the remarkable life and society of these fascinating mammals. Learn about the geology of French Polynesia while viewing and photographing the dramatic beauty of Moorea from the water. Dolphins are found on 95% of the tours, and the thoroughness of the commentary and the sheer magnificence of Moorea’s coastline will ensure a rewarding and educational experience. There is the additional chance to view humpback whales during their seasonal presence to mate and calf. This tour company follows international ecotourism guidelines and is an active contributor to the conservation of French Polynesia’s dolphins and whales. Participation in this tour will help to further their goal. 

Please note:  As with all creatures in their natural environment, the presence of wildlife cannot be guaranteed, but even so, dolphins are found 95% of the time. This is not a swim with the dolphins, but time permitting you can swim directly from the boat at the end of the tour.  Even though the boat is covered, you are advised to wear sunscreen as protection from the glare of the water.  And definitely bring your camera.  


price $139
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

outdoors

essentials
Moorea: Photographers Eye View of Moorea
Capture the beauty of Moorea on a unique and exclusive walking and 4X4 driving tour accompanied by an accomplished professional photographer, who will offer photographic tips and interesting information throughout your tour.  Begin your journey in the stunning interior of the island along large pineapple fields. Riding along the coastal road to the west coast of the island, you’ll see expansive views of lush green vegetation, beautiful gardens, and a turquoise-blue lagoon. Highlights may also include Papetoai fishing village, Haapiti Catholic Church and the interior of the Moorea Crater

Please note:  Based on the expertise of the photographer, your tour will be adapted to the weather forecast and light of the day. As a combined walking and 4X4 tour that involves bumpy roads this tour is not recommended for pregnant women and guests with back or neck problems.  You will need to negotiate a high step to board the jeep.  Bring your camera, memory cards, and protection for your photography equipment, biodegradable sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, and water. Wear comfortable clothing and trail shoes with nonskid soles.  



price $165
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3 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife

boating
Moorea: Snorkel Safari
Board a comfortable boat with a cover to protect you from the direct rays of the sun and travel along a colorful lagoon. Dive into this magnificent lagoon — there’s no need to be a skilled diver to swim freely in the warm waters and enjoy this experience. The boat will take you near a gorgeous sandy islet surrounded by transparent turquoise waters. You will be able to enjoy time for snorkeling and even glide with the stingrays in these clear waters. As with all creatures in their natural environment, there is no guarantee you will see stingrays, and tickets are non-refundable should a sighting not occur.  Guests may remain in the boat, but from there viewing will be limited. 

Please note: There are some stairs involved so aqua shoes are recommended. Guests should be accustomed to wearing snorkel equipment and coping with occasional currents. While snorkel equipment is available (mask & snorkel), it is recommended you bring your own for maximum comfort. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. For your own safety and to preserve the environment, when snorkeling, do not touch or step on the coral reef. 


price $109
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3 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

snorkeling

outdoors

beach

boating
Moorea: Stingray encounter by Waverunner Jet Ski
Enjoy an adventure full of fun onboard a Waverunner jet ski through the clear waters of Moorea! You will be transferred from the pier to the Activity Center where you will receive your safety and operating instructions from your guide. Then, it’s off to enjoy your ride! Led by your guide, you will see some amazing views of the mountain and the lagoon of “Gecko Island.” Along the way, a stop will be made at a motu islet for an opportunity to swim and/or enjoy a pause with some local refreshment. Snorkeling is an option here since the place boasts a lovely coral garden. Continue on to the shallow waters of the lagoon for a close encounter with the stingrays and black tip sharks populating the lagoon. It is a thrilling sensation to be in the water with these animals and see them gliding around you.

Please note:  This tour includes a 45-50 minute ride on the Waverunner plus time at the different stops. The cost of this tour is per Waverunner which can accommodate two average-sized adults (max 440 lbs. /machine). The tour is sold per machine, not per person.  When booking, please select only one ticket (for 1 or 2 adults).

price $499
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Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia



3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing
Papeete: East Coast Highlights
You will head towards the east coast of Tahiti to visit the James Norman Hall House. The home displays the daily environment of this poet and writer of American contemporary literature. Enjoy a local delicacy before you continue on to Matavai Bay, and reach Venus Point, the historic landing site for most European discoverers and evangelists. Matavai Bay boasts the only lighthouse of the island, built in 1867. A Handicraft Center is located next to the lighthouse and you will have a brief opportunity for some local shopping.  Your last stop will be at the Tahara’a View Point for an extraordinary photo opportunity overlooking Papeete and Moorea.

Please note: There are some uneven walkways at the waterfalls.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent and bring a bottle of water from the ship. The Handicraft Center may be closed on the weekend. 



price $89
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