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9 Day Cook Islands Vacation (Saturday Departure, Los Angeles) - Sanctuary Rarotonga on the Beach

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Cook Islands

Cities Visited

Rarotonga

DAY 1, Saturday - Arrive in Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Arrive in Avarua, Rarotonga, capital of the Cook Islands. Transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure
Overnight: Rarotonga

DAY 2, Sunday - Full Day in Rarotonga
Spend your first full day in the South Pacific at leisure, enjoying the tropical turquoise waters and the amenities at your resort, or explore Rarotonga on your own
Overnight: Rarotonga
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3, Monday - Full Day in Rarotonga
Relax with the day at leisure, or participate in the optional Half Day Rarotonga Island Tour, an introduction to the island, led by a local guide. Travel along the Ara Metua, or "Road of Toi," built in 1050 AD. Then, stop at a local shop for refreshments and a demonstration on the many uses of the coconut tree. Continue on to view the first limestone churches ever built on the islands, the Garden of the Seven Canoes at Avana Passage, as well as Black Rock - a volcanic boulder on the edge of the lagoon, traditionally believed to be the departure point of spirits to the afterlife
Optional: Half Day Rarotonga Island Tour (AM)
Overnight: Rarotonga
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Full Day in Rarotonga
Today is free to explore independently, or participate in the optional Highland Paradise Cultural Center Tour. Drive along the hilltop ridge in the 600-year-old village of Arorangi that was once home to the tribe of the High Chief, Tinomana Ariki. Known as the "Lost Village," the Highland Paradise is locally owned and operated by the descendants of those who once lived there. Watch a film and learn about the local history at the museum theatre before strolling through the sacred village. Take the interactive and historical Tapu-ae Tour, or the "Footprints of our Ancestors"
Optional: Highland Paradise Cultural Center Tour
Overnight: Rarotonga
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Full Day in Rarotonga
Enjoy the day on your own, or participate in the optional Full Day Aitutaki Tour with Lunch. Embark on a South Pacific adventure with a 50-minute flight to Aitutaki, a Cook Island with white sand beaches, blue waters, and uninhabited islets to explore. Board a traditionally designed catamaran and slowly cruise across the Motu Akaiami, a popular Hollywood filming location. Continue on to a protected marine reserve and snorkel with tropical fish and giant clams. Savor a lunch of barbequed fish, locally sourced seasonal produce, tropical fruit, and freshly baked bread. This evening, board your return flight to Rarotonga
Optional: Full Day Aitutaki Tour with Lunch
Overnight: Rarotonga
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday - Full Day in Rarotonga
Spend the day at leisure. In the evening perhaps choose to participate in the optional Umu Cultural Night & Dinner, where you will experience live entertainment by a local performance group showcasing warrior dances, chants, and drums. Enjoy live music while you dine, taking in the flavorful umu platter of freshly prepared local dishes
Optional: Umu Cultural Night & Dinner
Overnight: Rarotonga
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Full Day in Rarotonga
Spend another day at leisure, or participate in the optional Half Day Koka Lagoon Cruise, where you will board a glass-bottom boat and set sail on the turquoise waters of Rarotonga coastal area lagoons. View the abundant sea life and have a chance to snorkel in the Titikaveka Lagoon. View an impressive coconut tree climbing show and husking demonstration before a lunch featuring barbeque fish, fresh salads, and tropical fruits
Optional: Half Day Koka Lagoon Cruise
Overnight: Rarotonga
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Full Day in Rarotonga
Your last full day in Rarotonga is free to further explore on your own
Overnight: Rarotonga
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Sunday - Depart the Cook Islands
Spend the day at leisure. Passengers with late evening flights will have a day-use hotel room before transferring to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Los Angeles-Rarotonga Island, Rarotonga Island-Los Angeles
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
  • Airport transfers
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Breakfast daily
  • Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.

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    Accommodations

    Sanctuary Rarotonga on the Beach
    This first class hotel is located on the beach, next to Aroa Lagoon in Arorangi.

    Sanctuary Rarotonga on the Beach
    This first class hotel is located on the beach, next to Aroa Lagoon in Arorangi.

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