Silversea Expedition Cruises To Mangareva, Gambier Islands


In the Gambier Islands of French Polynesia, Mangareva is the largest island with a population of over 1,200 people.  Most live in the largest village on the island, Rikitea. A high central ridge runs the length of Mangareva peaking with Mt. Duff, which rises over 440 meters from the sea on the island's south coast. The island has a large lagoon sprinkled with coral reefs whose tropical fish helped ancient islanders survive much more successfully than on nearby islands with no reefs. View more

Small ships are able to enter the lagoon of Mangareva.  From inside the atoll it is possible to reach Mangareva’s main town.  Ashore visitors can walk through the town or up the sides of Mt. Duff.  The highlights in town include the cathedral with its mother-of-pearl shell objects designed by the students of Rikitea’s school.

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Easter Island To Papeete, Tahiti
  • South Pacific Islands
  • Silversea Expeditions
  • Departure
    Mar 16, 2019
  • Duration
    14 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Explorer


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