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 either the remote, exquisite Fakarava UNESCO Biosphere or an ancient cultural wilderness experience in the infamous Marquesas. 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.

Earlybird Special $4520 (twin-share)

2019 DATES

19 Aug - 28 Aug 2019 (Society Islands) BOOK NOW
4 Sept - 13 Sept 2019 (Tuamotus) BOOK NOW
25 Sept - 4 Oct 2019 SOLD OUT
11 Oct - 20 Oct 2019 SOLD OUT
30 Oct - 8 Nov 2019 (Marquesas) BOOK NOW

After an initial research trip in 2017, VOPO will return to French Polynesia with our fantastic partners Tahiti Tourisme, Moorea Coral Gardeners and Dr Poole Whale Encounters. You have the opportunity to join a group of 8 global guests taking on adventures drenched in Pape'ete city vibes, the mana of Moorea and remote, unforgettable Polynesian ways of life, within a setting of crystal clear and calm lagoons, 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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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.

 
 

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. French Polynesia is 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.


Whats included?

  • 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)

  • Accomodation during the expedition

  • 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

Whats not included?

  • Any International Airfare / Airport taxes

  • Items of personal nature

  • Alcoholic & aerated drinks

  • Airport & departure taxes

  • Visas

  • Personal travel insurance


 

Itinerary

Contact an informed VOPO Representative info@vopo.earth.

 
 

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

Seed  Behind the scenes, we partner and work directly with communities on projects to provide solutions to key sustainability challenges.

Seed
Behind the scenes, we partner and work directly with communities on projects to provide solutions to key sustainability challenges.

Design  Our team of experts spend extensive time scouting, engaging, researching and testing all elements of your adventure to create an unforgettable experience.

Design
Our team of experts spend extensive time scouting, engaging, researching and testing all elements of your adventure to create an unforgettable experience.

Action  We unite local leaders with a team of global pioneers to embark on a VOPO Project, embedded into an insanely inspiring adventure itinerary.

Action
We unite local leaders with a team of global pioneers to embark on a VOPO Project, embedded into an insanely inspiring adventure itinerary.

Propel  Leveraging our global network, we drive longterm change through consulting, reporting and repeat experience to accomplish our targets.

Propel
Leveraging our global network, we drive longterm change through consulting, reporting and repeat experience to accomplish our targets.

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™ method. Your adventure directly funds the growth and establishment of businesses that protect nature, through our Wild Enterprise program.


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.
 

 

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!