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What to do in the Cook Islands

Aitutaki Day Tour

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Great for
  • Beaches & boats

If you've not got time for a stay in Aitutaki, a day tour from Rarotonga is a must. Take a 50 minute flight over to Aitutaki with its spectacular turquoise blue lagoon, and visit the main township of Arutanga. Board a traditional catamaran and slowly make your way past offshore motus and sandbars. After a BBQ lunch on One Foot Island, enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters before a late afternoon flight back to Rarotonga.

£317 per adult

Please note: Price includes transfers to and from Rarotonga accomodation. Return flight. Island Tour of Aitutaki. - Transfers to and from Rarotonga accommodation - Return Flight (Rarotonga - Aitutaki - Rarotonga) - Island Tour of Aitutaki - Lagoon Cruise and BBQ Lunch - Towels & Snorkelling Gear are also provided

Ikurangi Eco Retreat

Nautilus Resort

Aitutaki Lagoon Cruise

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Great for
  • Beaches & boats
  • Luxury travel

Cruise one of the world’s most beautiful lagoons with the crew from The Vaka Cruise who know the history of this unspoilt wonder and are happy to share it with you. See spectacular scenery, indulge in a fresh fish BBQ lunch and dive into the warm waters of Aitutaki Lagoon for some snorkelling in paradise. Head to One Foot Island – take your passport for a stamp, and send a postcard from one of the most idyllic post offices in the world! 

From £77 per adult

Please Note: Tour operates Monday to Saturday, departing at 10am and returning at 4pm. Includes lagoon cruise, transfers from hotel and BBQ lunch. Private charter cruises are available - please ask your Travel Designer for details.

Pacific Resort Aitutaki

Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruise

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Great for
  • Beaches & boats
  • Round the world
  • Wildlife & nature

Join a tour of the inner lagoon of Rarotonga with Captain Tama’s, where you will be snorkelling with thousands of colourful reef fish and viewing magnificent coral. Head to the island of Koromiri for a BBQ fish lunch on the beach and plenty of time to relax on the beautiful white sands! 

From £49 per adult

Please Note: Tour operates from Monday to Saturday from 11am until 3.30pm. Includes transfers and BBQ lunch.

Te Vara Nui Cultural Show Rarotonga

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Great for
  • Beaches & boats
  • Food & wine
  • Round the world

Te Vara Nui is your opportunity to learn about folklore and be close to Rarotongan heritage.  Enjoy a full tour of the cultural village, learning about the history of the Cook Islands, legends and beliefs. Following this enjoy a spectacular overwater cultural performance of local dancers and musicians. This tour is a ‘must do’ for those looking for a cultural experience during their island stay. 

From £79 per adult

Please Note: Tour operates daily, Cultural Village tour departs at 5pm with dinner and show from 7.30pm.

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