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Hidden Gems

of the South Pacific


Fiji • Wallis & Futuna • Tonga • Niue September 19 – October 5, 2010
Cook Islands • Bora Bora • Tahiti Aboard the Clipper Odyssey

PRE SE N T E D BY Z E G R A H M E X PE D IT I O N S
ATIU, COOK ISLANDS

© Peter Harrison
Dear Adventurer
If there is a standard for paradise, then surely Polynesia—with its idyllic palm-fanned islands
ringed in waters of indescribable hues—sets it. Our Hidden Gems of the South Pacific voyage
is a revelation of this fabled sun-kissed region, from the idyllic icons of Fiji and Tahiti, to the
Franco-Polynesian ambiance of Wallis and Futuna and the highly traditional Kingdom of
Tonga, to the remote and lesser-traveled Cook Islands atolls.

Sailing in huge double-hulled canoes with pandanus sails, early Polynesians set out from
Southeast Asia on a migratory trek across the South Pacific, navigating by the sun, stars,
winds, and currents, reaching the eastern Pacific some 2,000 years ago. They found fertile
islands of incredible beauty, islands exclusively theirs until intrepid captains such as Magellan,
Cook, and Bligh, charting their courses with compass and sextant, “discovered” the South
Pacific archipelagos during the 16th to 18th centuries.

Our voyage, aboard the superb Clipper Odyssey, follows in the wake of these explorers and
offers a unique opportunity to experience the full spectrum of Polynesia’s charms, from its
diverse physical attributes—volcanoes, atolls, azure lagoons, elaborate cave systems, pink
sands, and black lava shorelines—to its distinct cultures and traditions. Snorkeling, diving,
birding, and photography are highlights, and meeting the people of the local villages,
who welcome us with exceptional dances and warm hospitality, create meaningful and
memorable experiences.

Among the array of fascinating stops is our visit to Niue Island—one of the South Pacific’s
best-kept secrets—a geological wonderland of limestone caves, chasms, and cliff s defi ne
its coastline. Stunning forests, orchids, frangipani, and bougainvillea provide a backdrop
for Niue’s birdlife while off shore, its crystal clear waters call to undersea adventurers. The
dazzling emerald maze of Tonga’s outer islands, as well as the intriguing village traditions
of Wallis and Futuna, are special highlights that few travelers ever experience. In the Cook
Islands, the warm welcomes of traditionally-clad dancers make an unforgettable impression,
and powdered-sugar-sand beaches with lanky palms invite a leisurely repose or a picture-perfect
stroll. From volcanically rich soils harboring the eggs of the elusive megapode to archaeo-
logical sites and kava rituals, these islands bring unique surprises at every turn.

I hope you will join me, and our expert naturalists and historians, as we explore remote para-
dises, snorkel and dive in ultramarine waters, hike rain-forest-carpeted volcanoes in search of
bromeliads and brilliant endemic birds, and enjoy the hospitable traditions of the Polynesian
people. Few places on the map live up to the ultimate expectations of our imagination—the
South Pacific is one of them.

Warm regards,

Jonathan Rossouw
Director, Zegrahm Expeditions

Rich rewards on multiple dimensions: snorkeling and diving, ethnography


and culture, as well as dozens of endemic birds. All from a most comfort-
able platform, interpreted by leading researchers. – L & M Anderberg
© T. McKenna
Hidden Gems of the South Pacific
Aboard the Clipper Odyssey | September 19 – October 5, 2010 | 17 Days

Sunday & Monday, Saturday, September 25 Thursday, September 30


September 19 & 20, 2010 Niuafo’ou, Kingdom Aitutaki
USA / Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji of Tonga
Friday, October 1
Tuesday, September 21 Sunday, September 26 Atiu
Nadi / Lautoka / Embark At Sea
Saturday, October 2
Clipper Odyssey Monday, September 27 Sailing the South
LAVA BEACH, NIUAFO’OU
Neiafu, Vava’u Islands Pacific Ocean
Wednesday, September 22
Taveuni Monday, September 27 Sunday, October 3
Niue Island, Niue Bora Bora, Society
Thursday, September 23 Islands, French Polynesia

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Tuesday, September 28 View a short video of this expedition: TAPA CLOTH
Futuna, Territory of Sailing the South Monday & Tuesday, www.zeco.com/video
Wallis & Futuna

© Al Lombana
Pacific Ocean October 4 & 5
Papeete, Tahiti / USA Read our most recent trip report:
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Wallis Palmerston, Cook Islands

Wallis & Futuna


Wallis
Futuna
Society Islands
Niuafo’ou
Bora Bora
Fiji
Cook Islands Papeete
Lautoka Niue
Taveuni Neiafu
Nadi Viti Levu Palmerston

Vava’u Islands Niue Aitutaki Tahiti


Atiu
Tonga
MAP NOT TO SCALE

© Natalia Baechtold
© Giovanna Fasanelli

© Gerald McCormack

PALMERSTON COOK ISLAND FRUIT DOVE


© Michele Westmorland
Day By Day Itinerary
Sunday & Monday, September 19 & 20, 2010 as “the garden island,” and we offer a choice
USA / Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji of excursions here. Hikers enjoy a visit to
Depart the USA on your independent over- beautiful waterfalls in Bouma National Park,
night flight to Fiji. Cross the International while birders explore the lush forests, keeping
Date Line en route losing a day. a lookout for collared lories, Fiji orange doves,
and blue-crested flycatchers. Our cultural
Tuesday, September 21 tour highlights traditional Fijian village life,
Nadi / Lautoka / Embark a kava ceremony, and demonstrations of
Clipper Odyssey cooking, tapa-cloth production, and basket
After an early morning arrival, we check weaving. Snorkelers and divers investigate the
in to our hotel dayrooms so we may enjoy submerged wonders of the sea including Fiji’s
a morning at leisure before lunch. In the famed soft corals and an incredible diversity
afternoon set out for an island exploration, of fish.
including a visit to The Garden of the Sleeping
Giant, started by the late actor Raymond Thursday, September 23
Burr in 1977, and showcasing more than Futuna, Territory of Wallis &
2,000 varieties of orchids. We also visit the Futuna
Vei Sei Sei village, then stop for magnificent Futuna’s slopes ascend into the clouds,
island views at Vudu Lookout. In the city of making for a beautiful sight as we approach.
Lautoka on the western, “sunshine coast,” of Stunning beaches fringe the east coast and
Viti Levu, Fiji’s largest island, we embark the Mt. Puke, the island’s largest volcano, soars
Clipper Odyssey. to nearly 2,500 feet. In a traditional village
we visit the impressive shrine to the South
Wednesday, September 22 Pacific’s only saint, Pierre Chanel; the interior
Taveuni is covered in elaborate brown and white tapa
The Fiji Islands, considered part of Melanesia, cloth. Birders keep an eye out for red-footed
cover an area of 386,000 square miles. Of boobies, white-collared kingfishers, blue-
the 325 islands large enough for habitation, crowned lorikeets, and Fiji shrikebills which
only 106 have permanent residents. The third are endemic to the island. Lunch on board is
largest, Taveuni, is a dazzling emerald known followed by snorkeling or diving in the clear
© Giovanna Fasanelli

© Gary Moogk

taveuni Futuna
© Casey Marker
water to view longnose filefish, anemonefish, ash until the chicks emerge fully fledged.
and colorful corals. Underwater, silvery fish sparkle like diamonds
against a dramatic backdrop of extrusive lava
Friday, September 24 turned into black basalt.
Wallis
A self-governing French territory, Wallis’ Sunday, September 26
ancestral connections are linked with Tonga. At Sea
Although the local people are more reserved Enjoy our first day at sea giving us an opportu-
than on other Polynesian isles, the island’s nity to hear from our lecturers on the cultural
charm is evident as the village leaders greet and natural highlights of Tonga and the
us. We tour the regional capital, Mata Utu, Cook Islands.
to visit its distinctive stone cathedral then
drive to one of the island’s beautiful crater Monday, September 27
lakes. Our archaeologist guides us through
a 14th-century fort, and we have the chance
Neiafu, Vava’u Islands
Today we cruise through crystalline waters
to examine the local handicrafts. Bananas,
with visibility of nearly 150 feet as we make
breadfruit, papayas, lemons, and yams are
our way through Tonga’s maze of emerald
among the crops that grow well in the fertile
islands, the only remaining monarchy in the
soil of the hillsides. In the afternoon enjoy
South Pacific. Locals await our arrival on
snorkeling or diving off one of the many
Neiafu, a small community set in the Vava’u
motus, low-lying islands, near Wallis.
archipelago, where we visit a colorful market.
Saturday, September 25 Zodiacs whisk us to a cavern hollowed out by
Niuafo’ou, Kingdom of Tonga wave action and we have the opportunity to
Tonga’s northernmost island, Niuafo’ou, is snorkel or dive off one of Neiafu’s surrounding
the tip of an underwater volcano, and recent islands. Divers look for arches and caverns
eruptions have left part of it covered with while snorkelers spy blue banded surgeonfish,
black lava. We step ashore on a black sand convict tangs, teardrop butterflyfish, and
beach to visit the island’s interior caldera lake several species of wrasse and chromis. This
where the Niuafo’ou megapode incubates evening we cross the International Date Line,
its eggs in the surrounding warm volcanic gaining a day.

ANEMONEFISH
© Jonathan Rossouw

© Natalia Baechtold

BRISTLE-THIGHED CURLEW
© Gary Moogk

© Giovanna Fasanelli
Niue Aitutaki

Monday, September 27 Wednesday, September 29


Niue Island, Niue Palmerston, Cook Islands
A saucer-shaped uplifted atoll—one of the The Cook Archipelago includes 15 islands
world’s largest emerged coral atolls—Niue and atolls ranging from high fertile islands
is endowed with some of the most extensive to low-lying coral atolls where nothing
and dramatic limestone cave systems in the rises higher than a palm tree. Ringed
entire South Pacific. It is one of the world’s by a continuous coral reef—making it
smallest self-governing states; approximately the only true atoll in the southern Cook
1,500 inhabitants live in 14 villages scattered Islands—Palmerston’s lagoon stretches
about the island. On a choice of guided tours seven miles across at the widest and its one
we explore and photograph the landscape “mountain,” as it is affectionately called, soars
and its geological features. Our hike to the to 20 feet above sea level. About 60 people
sea caves takes us over a “pathway” of coral reside on Palmerston, all descendants of the
to spectacular views across pristine surround- eccentric William Marsters, who managed
ings, including a huge arch rising from the the island’s coconut plantations in the 1860s.
aquamarine waters. This afternoon snorkelers The friendly islanders open their homes to
and divers take in the underwater wonders us as we walk through the village. The island
among cathedrals of coral—including the is endowed with thick stands of native trees,
chance to see the endemic sea snake—while coconut palms, and pandanus. Enjoy birding
birders may choose to walk among diverse in the shade and snorkeling in the translucent
and prolific rain forest flora to seek out the waters that reveal numerous healthy coral
banded rail, masked lapwing, and blue- heads and marine life.
crowned lorikeet.
Thursday, September 30
Aitutaki
Tuesday, September 28 Like a miniature Bora Bora, Aitutaki’s
Sailing the South Pacific Ocean central peak rises above a reef-encircled
Savor a leisurely day on deck, watch for lagoon, and we are welcomed by villagers
regional birds and marine life, and enjoy the performing some of the Pacific’s finest dances.
continuing lecture series. Local guides accompany us on an island
© Giovanna Fasanelli

© Casey Marker

Niuafo’ou palmerston
© Natalia Baechtold

© Giovanna Fasanelli
Atiu

tour highlighting the natural and cultural Sunday, October 3


attributes of the island. After lunch on the Bora Bora, Society Islands,
ship, enjoy snorkeling or diving off a remote French Polynesia
motu in the crystal clear waters dotted with Be sure to be on deck early this morning as
coral heads. our ship enters the dazzling sapphire-hued
lagoon of Bora Bora surrounded by soaring
Friday, October 1
cloud-wreathed peaks. We tour this lush
Atiu island, driving along roads lined with fragrant
This morning we arrive at Atiu whose frangipani. We then venture underwater,
shoreline is perforated with wave-sculpted snorkeling or diving to watch for graceful
caves. A tour will introduce us to the local stingrays and colorful fish such as fairy
culture with a village visit and a stop at a basslets and teardrop butterflyfish. Birders
coffee plantation. seek out chattering kingfishers and grey-green
Atiu’s ancient name, Enuamanu, means fruit doves.
“land of birds,” and birders set out with our
Monday & Tuesday, October 4 & 5
onboard ornithologist and a local guide to
look for the Raratonga monarch, Cook Island Papeete, Tahiti / USA
fruit dove, and nesting site of Kuhl’s lorikeet. After breakfast we disembark the Clipper
Or, join a challenging hike to visit several Odyssey and set out to explore this beautiful
natural caves. island. We visit the superb Museum of Tahiti
and Her Islands, dedicated to the history and
Saturday, October 2 culture of the people of Polynesia, and drive
Sailing the South Pacific Ocean along the stunning coast, passing orchards of
As we cruise through turquoise waters on papaya and gardenia nurseries. After a stop
our way to French Polynesia, we may have an at the Gauguin Museum, the former home
opportunity for an expedition stop to explore of the artist from 1891–1893, we continue to
the underwater riches of the South Pacific. our hotel where we check into dayrooms. The
The surrounding waters are a whale sanctuary afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the hotel and
inhabited year-round by pilot and humpback to rest before your late evening flight home-
whales and a profusion of other marine life. ward, arriving in the USA the following day.
© Kirklandphotos.com

© Jack Folkers / www.dwaalgast.nl

bora bora Raratonga monarch


© Gary Moogk
BORA BORA

The Clipper Odyssey


The Clipper Odyssey is a 110-passenger luxury expedition vessel, ideally suited for expedition
cruising. She carries a fleet of Zodiacs, which allows us to land anywhere nature or curiosity
dictates, and a glass-bottom boat, giving us a topside-look at the undersea world. All cabins
have an ocean view, safe, minibar, individually controlled heat/air conditioner, in-room
music system, and sitting area with sofa. Passengers can track the progress of their voyage
on the Global Positioning System broadcast in each cabin. Beds can be configured for twin
or queen-size sleeping arrangements. All cabins have an en suite bathroom with shower. The
Clipper Odyssey maintains a gourmet kitchen, providing American and international specialties.
Facilities on board the Clipper Odyssey include a dining room, lounge, small library and gym,
outdoor pool, massage room, Internet café with wireless access, and gift shop. An elevator
services all passenger cabin decks. The Clipper Odyssey has an infirmary staffed by a registered
physician and a sophisticated telecommunications system permitting Internet access and
telephone and fax communication with most locations around the world. Ship registry: Bahamas.
© Al Lombana

palmerston

What To Expect
For most activities a relatively moderate level of exertion is required. During this expedition
you will have opportunities to snorkel and/or dive over some of the world’s most colorful reefs,
as well as hike along remote beaches and through lush island forests. You will need to climb
into and out of Zodiacs and tenders for diving and snorkeling activities and excursions ashore.
You must be able to walk moderate distances, unaided, over beaches and sometimes rough,
uneven terrain.

As on all Zegrahm voyages, you will travel in the company of experienced leaders and a
renowned lecture team of naturalists and historians who add insight to both the cultural and
natural wonders we encounter along the way. Average daily temperatures will range from the
mid-70s to mid-80s°F throughout our itinerary, with nighttime temperatures in the mid-60s to
low-70s°F.

We will mail a complete list of recommended clothing and a suggested reading list to you
approximately five months prior to departure. Participants will most enjoy the remarkable
opportunities this expedition offers if they travel with a spirit of adventure.
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balance of the expedition fare is due 120 days prior to
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As described in item 10 above, in the event that an
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Open Water certified scuba divers who complete for any personal expenses incurred by trip members in
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completed two open water dives within the 12 months
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Expedition Leaders
Our team of expert leaders and lecturers serves to bring a comprehensive educational compo-
nent to your adventure through lectures, guided excursions, and daily recaps.

John Yersin (Expedition Leader) – John’s love of travel and life on the sea evolved during
his 33 years as an industrial microbiologist in Britain, Europe, the Middle East, and Far East.
After graduating from Exeter University in England, John conducted marine, freshwater, and
terrestrial surveys; the tools of his trade—diving, hovercraft piloting, and powerboat driving—
became foundations for his present work in the travel industry as a lecturer, Zodiac driver,
and expedition leader. Since 1998 he has been working on small cruise ships in the wild and
pristine parts of the world, from the Arctic to the Antarctic.

Jonathan Rossouw – Jonathan is a medical doctor by profession; however, his lifelong


interest in wildlife has resulted in extensive travels throughout the world. He is the author of
the acclaimed Where to Watch Birds in Uganda and birding site guides to Southern Africa and
Madagascar. He is equally enthusiastic about mammals and coral reef fishes as he is with his
specialties, birds and reptiles. Jonathan is a director of Zegrahm & Eco Expeditions; he leads
travelers on expeditions to all seven continents.

Edmundo Edwards – Edmundo is extremely knowledgeable about the peoples, customs,


living patterns, and legends of the South Pacific, and is considered one of the major experts on
Easter Island and Eastern Polynesian history and culture. Until recently, he was chief archeolo-
gist in charge of the archeological survey of French Polynesia under the auspices of the Human
Sciences Research Center and the Department of Archaeology of French Polynesia. Edmundo
now resides on Easter Island and, besides lecturing to various groups, he is dedicated to writing
up his recent archeological work in the Marquesas, Society, and Tuamotu group of islands.

Giovanna Fasanelli – As a young girl growing up in South Africa, Giovanna spent holidays
wading through the tidal pools off the eastern coast. Watching the cult classic movie, The Big
Blue, clinched her love of all things marine and after moving to Australia, pursued a B.S. in
Marine Biology. Today, Giovanna works on an Australia fishing and adventure show, Escape
with ET. As a dive master she has traveled extensively with experience in Australia, New
Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Vanuatu, Fiji, and Palau, and has been involved in
numerous documentary projects on the Great Barrier Reef.

Charlie Livesey – A native Tasmanian with a degree in environmental studies, Charlie is a


nature conservation specialist with a passion for the marine environment. He began his career
as a park ranger with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, then worked as a marine
park ranger in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. In 2007 he returned to Tasmania as
Conservation Programs Manager for the Tasmanian Land Conservancy which aims to protect
and enhance Tasmania’s biodiversity and natural heritage. In addition to working as a frequent
expedition team member, Charlie is a keen photographer and scuba diver.

Rick Price – Rick began his career as a marine biologist in 1978, working for the British
Antarctic Survey. Life as a marine biologist sparked an interest in underwater photography
that evolved into a career as a freelance wildlife cameraman. Since the early 1990s, Rick has
filmed for the BBC Natural History Unit and The Discovery Channel—both on land and
underwater—and he has worked on David Attenborough’s documentary series, Life of Birds
and Life in the Freezer.

Peter Zika – Peter is a field biologist from Seattle, involved in investigating and describing
new species of plants from western North America. His interests in ecology have led him across
the tropics and into polar regions for the last 20 years. In addition to teaching wetland plant
identification, he serves as a ship’s naturalist on all oceans and continents. Peter has published
more than 90 scientific notes, articles, and books, as well as occasional photographs, cards, and
reviews in the popular press.
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Rates
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Category 2 $10,480 Suite $15,980
CATEGORY 1 CATEGORY 2 CATEGORY 3 CATEGORY 4
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Main Lounge Category 3 Cabin Dining Room

Limited singles available at the quoted single rates above. Air Fare: A tentative fl ight schedule is available
Additional singles may be available at 1.7 times the share upon request. Zegrahm Expeditions will contact you
rate (suite not applicable). approximately 180 days prior to the departure of this
program to fi nalize your fl ight plans. As of August
Included: Accommodations in our hotels and on board
2009, the approximate economy air fare as listed in the
Clipper Odyssey as outlined in the itinerary; all onboard
itinerary is $1,585 for Los Angeles / Nadi – Papeete /
meals; all group meals on land; group transfers; services
Los Angeles. Additional fares from other cities will be
of the expedition staff, including lectures, briefings, slide/
quoted as needed.
fi lm shows; all group activities and excursions; landing
and port fees; all gratuities. Combination Voyage: You will receive a $500 savings,
per person, if you combine your expedition with our
Not Included: All air transportation; excess baggage
Quest for Paradise: Tahiti to Easter Island voyage
charges; airport arrival and departure taxes; transfers for
immediately following this program. Please contact our
independent arrivals and departures; passport and/or
office for more information or to receive a brochure.
visa fees; travel insurance; items of a personal nature
such as laundry, bar charges, alcoholic beverages, e-mail/ All rates are per person, quoted in U.S. dollars, and must
Internet/fax/telephone charges; scuba diving fees and be paid in U.S. dollars. Rates and itineraries are subject
equipment where required. to change.
COOK ISLANDS

© Giovanna Fasanelli
Hidden Gems
of the South Pacific
The many highlights of Polynesia… Fiji • Wallis & Futuna • Tonga • Niue • September 19 – October 5, 2010
Cook Islands • Bora Bora • Tahiti Aboard the Clipper Odyssey

Our Hidden Gems of the South Pacific voyage off ers a stunning array of natural
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• Snorkeling or diving in clear warm waters among colorful undersea
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coral gardens teeming with fish, rays, and perhaps even humpback and PERMIT NO. 5260
pilot whales

• Enjoy kava ceremonies and hospitable welcomes by local villagers whose


dances, crafts, and traditions showcase Polynesian and Melanesian heritage

• Exceptional birding opportunities to see such rare and elusive species as the
Polynesian megapode, Fiji’s orange dove and shrikebill, the nesting sites of
Kuhl’s lorikeet and Raratonga monarch

• Hike verdant volcanic hillsides to spectacular waterfalls and to wind-and


water-carved caves

• Visit Gauguin’s home on Tahiti, wander through spectacular orchid


gardens in Fiji, and photograph the dazzling blue lagoon of Bora Bora

Cover photos: snorkeler © Natalia Baechtold, little girl © JD Massyn, Bora Bora © Tahiti Tourism; Fiji orange dove © Jonathan Rossouw

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