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13 DAY COOK ISLAND DISCOVERY

CODE
13CID
STARTING FROM
$3,179 CAD
PLACES VISITED
Rarotonga, Aitutaki
TRIP DESCRIPTION
Submerge yourself into the vibrant culture of song, dance and age-old traditions that is so much part of the Cook Islands way of life! On this 13 Day Cook Island Discovery, explore high mountain peaks, lush rainforests, palm-fringed shoreline and immerse yourself in culture while enjoying relaxation time, the sandy beaches and the world's most beautiful lagoon.
Start Location: Rarotonga End Location: Rarotonga
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Morning Safari 4WD Tour
  • Rarotonga progressive dinner
  • Rarotonga Lagoon Cruise
  • Te Vara Nui Cultural Centre with over water night show and dinner
  • Aitutaki Lagoon Cruise
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Rarotonga

Upon arrival in Rarotonga, you will be transferred to your hotel accommodation.
Overnight: Rarotonga
Day 2: Rarotonga touring

Enjoy a morning 4WD Safari exploring around some of Rarotonga's historical sites and Rarotonga's highest point only accessible by 4x4's. Later on, spend the day relaxing by the pool or snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of the lagoon.
Overnight: Rarotonga
Day 3: Te Vara Nui Cultural Centre

Today, you will be spending a day at Te Vara Nui Cultural Centre combining the rich pre-dinner Cultural Village Tour with the Spectacular Over-Water Night Show and Buffet Dinner. With compelling legend stories set overwater portraying the past and fast hip-shaking dances with resounding beats of drums and rhythms of song and dance, this spectacular setting and performance are guaranteed to lift the hairs on the back of your neck.
Overnight: Rarotonga
Meals: Dinner
Day 4: Rarotonga at leisure

Spend the day at your own pace with our suggested day trips in the area include Nature Walk with Pa, Rarotonga ATV Tour or discover the island by stopping for a swim, shopping at the small craft stores or walking into a cafe for a cool drink and a bite to eat.
Overnight: Rarotonga
Day 5: Progressive Dinning

After spending a day full of activities and adventures, enjoy a progressive dinner hosted at three separate locations. Indulge in a course at a family home where the local hosts invite you to share a meal with them, a truly unique and immersive experience to be remembered!
Overnight: Rarotonga
Day 6: Rarotonga at leisure

Spend a day at your own pace with our suggested day trips in the area include Nature Walk with Pa, Rarotonga ATV Tour or discover the island by stopping for a swim, shopping at the small craft stores or walking into a cafe for a cool drink and a bite to eat.
Overnight: Rarotonga
Day 7: Rarotonga Cruising

Enjoy a day of reef snorkelling or viewing from glass-bottom boat while touring a Rarotonga Lagoon with a fish BBQ Lunch. Be entertained by coconut husking demo's or see how to shimmy up a coconut tree with a good-humoured local crew.
Day 8 & 9: Rarotonga at leisure

Spend a day at your own pace with our suggested day trips in the area include Nature Walk with Pa, Rarotonga ATV Tour or discover the island by stopping for a swim, shopping at the small craft stores or walking into a cafe for a cool drink and a bite to eat.
Day 10: Rarotonga - Aitutaki

A 45-minute fly from Rarotonga will take you to the world's most beautiful lagoon, Aitutaki. Secluded and romantic, 15 motus (islets) are sprinkled across this huge turquoise, sunlit lagoon.
Overnight: Aitutaki
Day 11: Aitutaki Cruising

Today embark on an Aitutaki lagoon cruise with many snorkelling opportunities, chances to feed schools of fish and enjoy a mouth-watering BBQ lunch.
Overnight: Aitutaki
Day 12: Aitutaki at leisure

Today, explore this beautiful island at your own pace. There are countless ways to explore the crystal clear, warm turquoise waters and the uninhabited islands, called "motu", which fringe the lagoon. How about kayaking to a fine white sandy beach that you can have all to yourselves? Or hiring your own boat and setting a course for Maina, or Honeymoon Island, or One Foot Island "“ where visitors can get their passport stamped at the world's smallest post office.
Overnight: Aitutaki
Day 13: Depart at Rarotonga

Today, you will depart Aitutaki and fly back home from Rarotonga International Airport.
DATES & PRICES
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ACCOMMODATION
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Rarotonga
Rarotonga
$3,179 CAD
All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to local taxes - GST, PST or HST.

* Pricing is per person, double occupancy.

Applicable taxes vary depending on travel destination and are not included. Please ask your sales agent what extra taxes will be payable for your tour.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 12 nights of hotel accommodation
  • Return airport transfers
  • Tropical breakfast daily
  • Flights between Rarotonga and Aitutaki
  • Sightseeing and attractions as listed
EXCLUSIONS
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Pre/post accommodation
  • Tips and gratuities

Why Take A Custom Tour?

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Unique Experiences Experiences that help you take in the region in a different way.
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Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking airport transfers for you! Some tours have airport transfers included already. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of accommodation for you before and/or after your fully escorted tour! Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking flights?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking your flights for you! We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation directly from Anderson Vacations Tours, as some tours are not pre-guaranteed. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as pricing may also vary and it will be subject to availability.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations Tours can work with private groups to customize a tour to your needs. Please inquire for further information and pricing.
Tour Questions

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo Travelers can choose to pay the single supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share, we also have a Twin Share option that is offered for the majority of our tours. This means you will be sharing the hotel rooms with another single, same gender traveller who also books the Twin Share option. If this is the case, there will be no single supplement charged to either of you. If we are unable to match you with another Twin Share traveler, there may be a single surcharge applied to cover the full cost of the rooms on some of our longer tours. Please enquire before finalizing your booking for full details.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

This tour has a low level of physical demand, although there may be some activities or sightseeing tours that require walking short distances. Please inquire if you have any mobility restrictions before completing your booking to ensure this tour is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for this suitcase is 32 kilograms/60 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages. Please advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of the coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations Tours guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 — $60.00 CAD per day (includes tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes! There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices and arrangements made for you.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For your convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals stated on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 15-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Motorcoach Driver and Tour Director are left to your discretion. We recommend $4.00 - $5.00 CAD per person, per day for your Motorcoach Driver and $6.00 - $7.00 CAD per person, per day for your Tour Director. if you can't find your
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