See the Cook Islands from the beach and beyond, exploring the rugged green interior of Rarotonga, the turquoise lagoon of Aitutaki and the Polynesian culture of Atiu.
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On arrival at Rarotonga airport, you will be transferred to the Manuia Beach Resort for 4 nights. (N)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon tour by 4x4 vehicle into the rugged green interior of the island, providing an insight into the history and culture of the island. (B)
Days at leisure to relax or explore the island.
An evening cultural show and traditional umu (underground oven) feast is included. (B, D)
Fly to the island atoll of Aitutaki. On arrival, transfer to the Pacific Resort Aitutaki for 5 nights. (N)
Join a cruise on Aitutaki lagoon, with opportunities to snorkel to see an array of fish, coral and giant clams. The cruise will stop for lunch on the uninhabited One Foot Island before returning. The following day is at leisure. (B, L)
This morning, join a 4x4 tour of Aitutaki, visiting sacred Polynesian sites (marae) and learning about the island and traditional ways of the ancient cannibal Polynesians who inhabited the island. The following day is at leisure. (B)
Fly to the island of Atiu and transfer to the Atiu Villas for 3 nights. Spend the next 2 days relaxing and exploring the island. A small group tour of the
island, led by a bird specialist and focusing on the flora and fauna of the rainforest, is included. (L)
Return by air back to Rarotonga. Transfer to the Aquarius Hotel for the afternoon before a late evening transfer to the airport for a flight home, or continue your holiday in the South Pacific. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5042 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
* International flights are not included in the
The Atiu Villas offers basic accommodation on the outskirts of the central villages, surrounded by tropical gardens and pineapple plantations, with views over the ocean and beaches only a short walk away. The six villas are chalet style and made of native timber and materials, and include a well-stocked kitchen for self-catering (payable on check-out) and a private veranda. Resort facilities include an evening restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool and tennis...
Nestled on the beach on Rarotonga, Manuia Beach Resort provides a place to relax on white sandy beaches with swaying coconut palms. The property has an infinity pool and a restaurant serving Polynesian inspired meals. There are several bars at the resort in which to enjoy a drink, whether by the pool, on the beach or in the lounge area.
Features: 24 rooms, cafe, 3 bars, library, restaurant, outdoor pool.Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, bathrobes, coffee/tea facilities, sitting...
Located on the western shores of Aitutaki, Pacific Resort Aitutaki provides quality accommodation and first class service in an idyllic location, ideal for a romantic getaway. Sensuous, intimate and indulgent, the property has been built in 17 acres of superb gardens, using the volcanic black rock outcrops as an attractive feature in the waterfall and the horizon swimming pool. A white sand beach stretches out in front of the property, where some deluxe air-conditioned bungalows and villas have direct access to the beach. All are beautifully appointed with colonial style furnishings and many have spectacular views. Rapae restaurant offers the best in South Pacific cuisine with amazing views over Aitutaki lagoon and the Black Rock Café beachfront bar is a relaxing place to enjoy cocktails at...
Located across the road from Rarotonga's airport, the Islander Hotel offers basic but affordable and comfortable day-room accommodation for the time between domestic and international flight connections. The small town of Avarua is only a short drive away to the north, while the island's best beaches around Muri lagoon are approximately 25 minutes' drive away. The 11 rooms all have en suite bathrooms and a ceiling fan. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and outdoor swimming...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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