The Cook Islands
The beating heart of this tiny tropical Island will capture yours for a lifetime!
Rarotonga, is the main hub of the Cook Islands and has so much to see and do, yet remains un-spoilt. No traffic lights, no McDonald’s and no building taller than the highest coconut tree!
The warmth of the tropical sun surrounds you, the scent of frangipani washes over you, the most pressing decision that you face is: should you have a cocktail or explore the crystal clear turquoise waters and swim with schools of tropical fish! Either way we know you’ll enjoy your holiday and tour with us in this tropical paradise called Rarotonga!
We have options to suit every budget so check the bottom of the page for the best accommodation option for you! Bex is an experienced guide and knows Rarotonga like the back of her hand - we also have our own van for transporting everyone around outside of tour excursions so we can truly experience the Island! We do not believe in one hotel fits all and like our clients to experience things their way - hence why Bex will ensure everyone stays at places their budget and liking allows, providing transport in between for get togethers and drinks.
Day 1 Depart Auckland Airport Wednesday 25th October ( for those outside of Auckland please see bottom of page)
9am flight departure with an arrival into Rarotonga at 2.40pm on the 24th October (please note date line crossed)
After check in we will meet for welcome drink/nibbles and meal at the Ship Wreck included
Day 2 Wednesday 25th October - Island Discovery Tour
Today is all about giving you an overview of Island life and the Rarotongan culture - put on your island shirt for this adventure as we make many stops along our 3 hour journey where we will learn about legends, history and todays culture complete with refreshments - Tour departs 9.45am
Dinner tonight is Charlies complete with entertainment and main meal included
Day 3 -Thursday 26th October - Options Day
Today you can choose between tropical gardens and lunch OR something more adventurous a off road buggy ride through the islands backroads to waterfalls and more OR the Glass Bottom Boat Lagoon Cruise - note the Gardens Tour and Boat tour both include lunch
Dinner tonight is a Progressive Dinner - included
Day 4 Friday 27th October Aitutaki Day Tour
This is the ultimate one day excursion – a day enjoying the magical turquoise lagoon of Aitutaki.
The tour includes return flights to Aitutaki, an Aitutaki Island Tour before a day of cruising the lagoon on the 70 foo double hulled traditionally designed catamaran.
Snorkeling and relaxing are main activities plus a fish BBQ lunch. The entertainment from your crew is outstanding and a licensed bar is available on board.
Dinner in Muri tonight included - local restaurant /cafe
Day 5 Saturday 28th October Arts and Crafts of Rarotonga Tour
Today we will start our journey by visiting the Islands Saturday Market before embarking on a 4 hour tour allowing you the opportunity to visit many of the local factories, & souvenir stores around Rarotonga and a chance to meet a number of our local artists who are very passionate about their culture & history, we will visit several places including Perfumes of Rarotonga, for locally made souvenirs, perfumes and scented natural soaps.
The Rito Factory, a small family business that specializes in producing beauty and health products made with cold pressed virgin coconut oil.
The Beachcomber, an old colonial building which houses a number of boutique stores including a contemporary art gallery, pearl store and small café.
And to finish we will meet Tokerau Jim, a jeweler and one of the worlds top black pearl shell carvers, see his unique pearl jewelry settings on display. To end a spectacular day we take you to delight in a scrumptious lunch at the popular Mooring Fish Café - Lunch Included
Dinner Tonight is an Island Show complete with Fire Dancers included
Day 6 Sunday 29th October -Your Day Your Way
Today is all yours - choose to relax, take a walk/bike or hire a scooter, swim, snorkel, eat or drink this is your last day on the island
so enjoy it any way in which you decide - we have a van so we can get you anywhere you wish.
Finale Dinner surprise location included
Day 7 Monday 30th Home Time
Today we depart our Island Paradise and head back to Auckland - you will have the morning to yourselves to pack and say good bye to the Island - please note our arrival time is approx 6.30p,m on the 31st October
Airfares - Ex Auckland
All flights are The Works - meal included with one bag up to 23kg
FLIGHTS TO AUCKLAND - if you require help booking flights to Auckland please let Bex know and she can take care of this portion
ACCOMODATION AUCKLAND - Novotel Auckland is our meet and greet point for those coming in the night prior to departing - we will meet for drinks and dinner from 5pm.
This is not included in the itinerary but can be added on if you require for $350 per room.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL BE SENT ON BOOKING REQUEST
Option 1 - 3.5* Beachside Adults Only Resort
Arguably the best beach in Rarotonga , sunset side! - includes breakfast daily
Pricing ex Auckland
Twin Share same sex if we are partnering you up or bring your own friend
Couples $9485 per couple Singles $5710 Twin Share $4745
Option 2 - A 4* private shared villa with own pool
Each villa consists of 4 br and 2 bathrooms so is suitable for singles/twin share or couples wanting either 2 bedrooms or are happy to share a bathroom with friends
Make your own breakfasts with all facilities you require at your disposal
Couples 2 br and 1 bathroom $9870 per couple - non sharing bathroom
Twin Share $4355 pp - please note you will be sharing a bathroom/bedroom
Singles $4935 - please note you will be sharing a bathroom
Bring another Couple Price and have 2 bedroom 1 bathroom $8590 per couple.
Option 3 - 4 star beachfront hotel with pool - includes daily breakfast
Single garden view rooms or 2 bed room apartments
Couples $11.900 per couple
Singles $9,565 per person
Twin Share - $7395 pp
Bring a couple of friends price for a 2br unit $10308 per couple - price requires 4 people for this option
All meals include 1 course for Dinner unless otherwise stated - some lunches provided - breakfast in hotels is included- drinks are not included except welcome drink and nibbles.
As we specialize in intimate small group tours max of 16 - to enquire email email@example.com or ph 0276854935