|TE VARA NUI CULTURAL VILLAGE TOUR:
Learn about our Polynesian history, traditional medicine preparation, ancestral fishing and navigational techniques, legends and beliefs. Local artisans and craftspeople will show you how we carve, weave, prepare our local dance costumes. At Te Vara Nui Village there is something for everyone, inspiring fun, authentic entertainment, activity and wonder.
Your Cook Islands cultural experience at Te Vara Nui Village includes learning about our Polynesian history, traditional medicine preparation, ancestral fishing and navigation techniques, legends and beliefs. Interactivity is a key theme to our tour and we invite you to participate in many of these activities, learning and experiencing the true Cook Island way. Te Vara Nui Village is the must do attraction for all ages. It is your Cook Islands number one experience and not to be missed! Proud Winners of Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Industry Award & Tourism Attractions Award 2016 / 2017.
Operates Tuesday,Thursday and Saturday 5–7pm.
Tour per Adult NZ$49.00, per child $29.00 (6 – 11 years), 5 years and under FOC. Transfers $10per adult and NZD $5 per child. Rates include Complimentary drink and shell necklace on arrival and Full Cultural Village Tour Experience.
TE VARA NUI VILLAGE – OVERWATER NIGHT SHOW: Set in luscious gardens and peaceful water features, the most stunning out door entertainment venue and facility ever designed in Rarotonga, “Ura Po” Dances of Legends cultural performance. Performances by flaming torchlight on floating and fixed stages of waterfall gardens. This stunning show delivers an electric authentic cultural performance. Enjoy delicious traditional island night buffet fusing local island tastes from our world class Umukai (traditional feast). A powerful cultural display of grace, beauty, passion, color and excitement with exceptional choreography . Proud Winners of Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Industry Award & Tourism Attractions Award 2016/2017.
TE VARA NUI COMBO EXTRAVAGANZA:
Treat yourself to the “Ultimate Island Experience” with 4.5 hours of pure cultural pleasure including our 2.5 hour Full Cultural Village Tour AND “Ura Po” Cultural performance with dining. Rates Include Complimentary return hotel transfers, a free glass of bubbles/non alcoholic beverage on arrival, One shell ei per person, Full Cultural Village Tour Experience, Full Spectacular Over Water Night Show and Buffet Dinner.
Cultural Village Tour and “Overwater Night Show” COMBO Package (4.5 hours) - $129.00 per adult $59.00 per child (6yrs – 11yrs) Foc Children under 5
|PAS CROSS ISLAND TREK:
Departs from all major hotels/motels. Pa, your Polynesian Guide will lead you over the mountains of Rarotonga. Learn about the indigenous plants and flowers as you make your way across the island. Includes picnic lunch and complimentary transfers. Please bring your own change of clothes, Insect repellant, hat and bottled water for during the hike. Your hike ends at Wigmore's Water Fall.
Adults NZ$80.00 Children NZ$40.00
CAPTAIN TAMA’S LAGOON CRUISE:
Family Rate- 2 adults, 2 children (6-11yrs) including return transfers NZ$220.00
Family Rate- 2 adults, 3 children (6-11yrs) including return transfers NZD $250.00
|KOKA LAGOON CRUISES:
Don't miss a fantastic day out with Koka Lagoon Cruises exploring famous Muri Lagoon. Make your Rarotonga holiday a memorable one, and let our multi-talented crew treat you to an experience you won’t forget - snorkelling amongst lagoon life or enjoying through glass bottom; non-stop entertainment with ukulele playing, pareu tying, weaving (score yourself a pair of Kikau glasses!); enjoy a delicious fish bbq feast, amazing coconut tree climbing show, coconut husking and more!
Tour Price NZD $79 per adult, NZD $40 per child 5 – 11yrs (children under 5 are complimentary)
RARO BUGGY TOURS:
What To Bring: Repellant, Sun Glasses, Proper Footwear, Driver's License, Towel, Sunscreen, Comfortable Clothes that you dont mind getting dirty.
RARO SAFARI TOURS:
|RARO REEF SUB
This is not a lagoon cruise as you are on the outer reef you may see big pelagic fish, turtles, rays, sharks, whales and much more. Tours daily departing from 9am, 11am, 2pm and 4pm. Tours are 1 hour 15 mnutes and include free pick up and drop off. Interesting and informative commentary. A percentage of all trips go towards local conservation. Life jackets available for all..
Cost: Adults $65 Children 3-16years $35.00 Under 3years FOC.
BLUE WATER TOURS RAROTONGA:
|COOK ISLAND TOURS
Avarua Historical Walking Tour: operates on request only and is conducted at a leisurely walking pace which takes about one and a half hours. The tour guide will also impart their local kowledge of the use of plants, folk lore and our culture. The central part of Avarua Township has many sites and historical land marks that trace the development of the Cook Islands from its Polynesian settlement of Rarotonga through to the arrival of early missionaries, itinerant traders and colonial powers such as the British and New Zealand..
Adult NZ$45.00 Children (8 – 12 years)NZ$25.00
|COCONUT TOURS: Jungle Quad
The Jungle Quad Adventure offers thrills and challenges for Rarotonga Sightseeing. 2 – 2.5 hours venturing through muddy and rocky terrains, crossing stareams to remote areas of our island "jungle". Experience thrills and challenges with a professional guide and swim in freshwater creeks.: You must obtain a FULL DRIVERS LICENSE either of the Cook Islands or from your home country before participating in this tour. You must also bring your full license with you on this tour. A light lunch is served on your return. Please bring your own insect repellant, bottle of water, and spare change of clothes, towels etc. Helmets and raincoats are provided.
Daily Depart 10am and return at 1:30pm
Single Adult: NZ$150.00
is a local family owned business that is managed by husband and wife team, Teina and Jackie Rongo. Both Teina and Jackie are marine scientists with a strong respect, love and wonder of the ocean and its resources. Enjoy an exhilarating ride aboard our speed boat Eturere, which in Cook Island Maori means 'shooting star'. This 8.5 meter Gemini V-Hull rigid inflatable boat meets NZ survey requirements for safety purposes. Experience the breath-taking views of Rarotonga's mountains from the ocean aboard Eturere. There a few choice stops along the coast that will provide great photo opportunites.
Speed Boat Ride: NZD $85.00 per person Whale Watching Cruise JUL-OCT: NZD $95.00 per person Snorkelling Tour: NZD $75.00 per person Banana Boat Ride:NZD $85.00 per person
|COOK ISLAND TOURS:
Progressive Dining Tour– Leave the familiar surrounds of your resort and venture out to the villages to experience true Cook Islands cuisine, hospitality and the real spirit of culture and lifestyle when you visit the locals in their home. Enjoy three courses with each course in a different local home. Explore the tropical garden that the host of First Course has to offer before travelling off to Mains Host where you will be treated to a buffet feast which a large Cook Islands family would normally when they get together. Your Dessert Host will also treat you with local sweets, fruit as well as tea and Atiu Island brewed coffee. Whilst eating at each course, you will be delighted by the sounds of local ukuleles, guitar and voices of the small strong band that will accompany the tour. This 4 and 1/2 hour wine and dine experience takes visitors through three island style homes where you feel the magic of meeting 3–4 generations under one roof.
Mon & Thur: 5:00pm
Adults $99.00 Children (4–12 Years) $70.00
|COOK ISLAND TOURS:
Rarotonga Orientation and Sites Tour: This tour is designed for first time visitors to Rarotonga to allow you to get the most out of your short stay on Rarotonga. The tour presents important historical sites and places of interest around the island. It will also identify places providing important tourist services, activities and attractions. A light tropical lunch will as part of the tour which will feature a short lecture on Cook Islands Black Pearls, some garden stops and other unique features of the island. Get the most out of your holiday on Rarotonga by taking this tour soon after arriving on the island and learn about all the interesting spots that you can explore later on your own throughout your holiday.
Pick up between 9:00am - 9:30am and drop off between 12:30 - 1:00pm. Mondays, Wednesday's and Fridays: Adult $65.00 Children (4–12 years) $40.00
|THE ATIU TUMUNU EXPERIENCE TOUR:
Discover the fascinating history of traditional HOME-BREW from the island of Atiu. Feel the warmth of our outer islands right here on Rarotonga and learn the untold story of the coconut and its many uses.
Have a go at husking or grating a coconut, sample traditional home brew – made the same way by our tupuna ( ancestors). Make a basket or hat from the leaves of coconut trees*. Visit a real marae (sacred meeting place) and learn it significance to our people, take part in the cooking of food in our traditional umu (underground earth oven). Be entertained by our resident Ukelele string band **
*Atiu Tumunu Experience DAY Tour only **Atiu Tumunu Experience NIGHT Tour Only.
THE ATIU TUMUNU EXPERIENCE BY DAY: Open Mon, Wed & Friday from 9:30am – 1:30pm NZD $75 per adult $30 per child
THE ATIU TUMUNU EXPERIENCE BY NIGHT: Open Tues, Thurs & Saturday from 5:00pm – 8:30pm NZD $79 per adult $30 per child
RARO TOURS ISLAND DISCOVERY TOUR
Start your holiday in the Cooks with a culture tour of scenic Rarotonga in a modern air-conditioned coach. Explore the history and culture of the Cook Island people in the company of our qualified, friendly tour guides. Visit an ancient sacred village, an authentic marae (sacred site), and enjoy a light lunch. See a coconut husking demonstration and sample juice from the TUMUNU – the tree of life!!
Tours operate daily Monday – Friday 9:45am -1.00pm Pick up and drop off around the island.
Adults $65.00. Children (2-12yrs)$30.00
Tik-e Tours is the only fully electric tour company in the South Pacific Islands that offer a complete range of shuttle and personal tours departing from all resorts, showcasing our beautiful island and culture in our bright orange full electric Tuk tuk's. We explore the back roads where the locals live and see where crops and fruits are grown for the Saturday markets. The local produce is divine and mostly organic, you can experience it fresh off the tree.
Lap of the Island Tour: This tour is great for new visitors to the island, it is used as a fun way to get your bearings and take in the highlights of the island. Included is a guided lap of the island stopping at local points of interest in one of our fun electric Tuk tuks. Adults NZD $55pp Children (3-12yrs) NZD $35pp Infants FOC. Aprox 1.5 hours Departs 8am and 2pm daily.
Highlights of Rarotonga Circle Island Tour: A great 3.5 hour tour exploring the back roads and experiencing the real Rarotonga. This tour includes Ukulele making, cold pressed coconut manufacturing, pearl carvings and a great Polynesian culture tour on your way around the island, with your tour guide.Adults NZD $79pp Children (3-12yrs) NZD $35pp Infants FOC. Aprox 3.5 hours. Departs 8am and 2pm daily.
Sunset Cocktail Happy Hour Hop: Grab some friends and jump on our bright orange electric tuk tuk's for one of our sunset cocktail happy hour hops. Watch the sun set over the horizon as you are trying the Big Kahuna. Discover who makes the best sunset cocktails on the island. We have a selection of beach bars and resort bars which allow to bring smaller groups in to enjoy the atmosphere of these unique little bars. The drink prices are always happy hour pricing no matter what time of the night with Tik-e Tours. Adults NZD $45pp drinks not included. Add NZD $10pp if you wish to stop for dinner and then be picked up afterwards.
ADVENTURE COOK ISLANDS
Experience Cook Islands Culture first hand! At Adventure Cook Islands they can teach you Cook Island dancing and/or Cook Island Drum beats with their professional Rarotongan dancers and drummers. Dancing and drumming lessons are 45 minutes long. They can cater to all your needs whether it is a private lesson one on one, a small group or large group. Lessons are be held at their base in Kavera or, for a small fee, they can hold lessons in the convenience of your accommodation.
STORYTELLERS ECO CYCLE TOUR:
Explore Tues, Thurs and Sat: pathways running between the coast, the ancient Coral Road and hidden valleys. With plenty of village exposure and some pre planned stops at local attractions that you may find without a guide. Covering 12-16km at a moderate pace over 4 hours, with a combination of road and track riding, suiting average fitness and riding experience. Cost $95 per person, 4 hour tour with Lunch, snacks, water, sunscreen and helmets.Saturday afternoon Explore Tour includes 4 hour tour plus 1 hour Sunset Cocktails.Excite Sunday only: is how we describe the experience you'll have tearing up and down trails as you're confident to roll. There is still a strong emphasis on storytelling with the areas you will visit, setting a magnificent back drop to some truly engaging stories. Creek crossings, flowing switchbacks, mud and glory; you'll come back with an appetite for our delicious local lunch and opportunity to cool down and wash the mud off. This tour is suited to reasonably experienced bike riders with good fitness who wants to the challenge of a more technical ride than Discover or Explore. Cost $135 per person, 5 hour tour with Sunset Cocktails, water, sunscreen and helmets.
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