TE MANA EXPEDITION

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A curated, inter-island ecological adventure, exploring the challenges of climate change across the Society Islands, and an outstanding sailing live-aboard experience in the remote, exquisite Fakarava UNESCO Biosphere. It is our passion to design a journey that allows you to leave schedules behind and start living by the sunrise. Let us align the stars.

After an initial research trip in 2017, VOPO will return to French Polynesia with our fantastic partners. You have the opportunity to join a team of 8 global guests taking on an adventure drenched in Pape'ete city vibes, te mana of Moorea and remote, exquisite Fakarava wild oceans, woven into an exploration of the ecological challenges currently faced by the Pacific.

Locals and guests together embark on this immersive, highly intellectual experience that meticulously explores wilderness and culture alongside modern science and enterprise. Wrapped up in a holiday package envied by the Gods. Using the Brainmelt™ and Wildesign™ methodology, you will have the tools to create viable, sustainability-led solutions with a passionate group of pioneers from across Asia Pacific.

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TE MANA EXPEDITION
• SEP 28 - OCT 7 2018 •
6 SPOTS LEFT

Investment AU $4520 per person

$800 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT •
BALANCE DUE JULY 2 18

If you wish to reserve a spot for this Expedition, book quick!



 

This experience will be adventurous, highly intellectual and soul provoking. The essence of te mana is something to be explored, providing a glimpse into thousands of years of Polynesian history.

Through our travels, we let a lot of extraordinary landscapes vanish into a blur outside the windows. One moment present, the other, gone. On this journey, you will enter a realm vastly different from your typical holiday, in some of the most pristine, undeveloped places.
 

WATCH TEDx TAHITI 2017

For more information on the Expedition Leader, Charlotte and the fascinating intersection of humans and wilderness.

Are you local to Tahiti and passionate about your community?
Apply for the French Polynesia Student Scholarship! 

PARTNERS

Tahiti Tourisme
Tahiti Fa'ahotu
Moorea Coral Gardeners

Images owned by VOPO unless otherwise stated.

 
 


IS THIS FOR ME?

VOPO Expeditions invite participants from all walks of life. Whether you bring multiple qualifications, practical experience or enthusiasm, we extend this experience to everyone.

One critical factor is openness. The Arnavon islands are exquisite, stripped-back and remote. Together, we will embrace the simplistic beauty of life. You won't get high-speed internet, but you will access a new world of connection and insight.

INCLUSIONS

  • Access to VOPO Adventure Society
  • Pre-Expedition Intellectual Immersion
  • Expert guidance and hosting by diversely qualified Expedition Leader
  • All meals day 1 - 9 (delicious, sustainable, local, plant-centric)
  • Domestic flights and internal transfers
  • Brainmelt™ and Wildesign™ workshops
  • Political events and Industry excursions
  • Marine and ecology-based experiences
  • Village connection and genuine relationships
  • First Aid and CPR trained team
  • Carbon offsets included
  • Dedicated trip photographer
  • Post expedition Impact Report
  • 24/7 Customer Support

 

AGENDA

Register your email address to receive the project scope for this
impact adventure.

 
 

THE EXPEDITIONS

VOPO Expeditions were conceptualised to address social and environmental challenges, by bringing skilled humans, adventurers & innovative minds together from across the world for an experience like no other. The itinerary is designed to connect, intellectually stimulate and inspire new ways of tackling some of the worlds biggest feats. All in a pristine setting with the wisdom of locals and curious company who are eager to dive deep, get exploring and bask in the glory of nature. 

THE PROCESS

  Scout  Behind the scenes, we spend 6 to 12 months scouting, engaging, researching and designing your next expedition through in-depth partnerships.

Scout
Behind the scenes, we spend 6 to 12 months scouting, engaging, researching and designing your next expedition through in-depth partnerships.

  Choose  Check out the adventures, select the one that suits you best. Our tailored expeditions accommodate to unique requirements.

Choose
Check out the adventures, select the one that suits you best. Our tailored expeditions accommodate to unique requirements.

  Embark  Take an epic adventure with a team of global pioneers to some of the worlds most naturally abundant and culturally diverse places.

Embark
Take an epic adventure with a team of global pioneers to some of the worlds most naturally abundant and culturally diverse places.

  Create  Meet local leaders in sustainability, collaborate and work with the team to create a solution to a pressing challenge, fast.

Create
Meet local leaders in sustainability, collaborate and work with the team to create a solution to a pressing challenge, fast.

WHAT WILL YOU GO HOME WITH?

A once in a life time and memorable adventure, a global network of fearless, innovative and creative minds &
the tools to solve social and environmental challenges using our Brainmelt™ and Wildesign™.


SUSTAINABILITY

As air travel is a huge contributor to environmental degradation, our team are currently focused on calculating our carbon footprint. For which, we are developing a method to account for the impact of all miles (revealed soon). We also respect our role as guests in each host country, knowing that long-term strong partnerships are imperative to sustainable outcomes and allow us to be responsive to the genuine goals of the region. VOPO also devote a portion of Expedition places to local scholarship participants, a measure that maximises accessibility. This is also key to our mission, exploring unintended consequences and addressing systems rather than symptoms. Additionally, we stay at locations that are off the grid, investing in local employment, with a commitment towards conservation and in harmony with nature.

See our Sustainability Policy.

impact adventures may challenge your comfort. 
what you discover outside that zone, 
could change your life forever.
 

 
 

open your mind to what you can offer and see what magic the planet gives back to you.

Wish to reserve a spot on the Te Mana Expedition? Pay your deposit today!