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Essence of Rarotonga

6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,229

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Enjoy a relaxing stay on the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Stay at a beachside resort and explore the island and lagoon on day tours, including a cycling tour and a cruise in a glass bottom boat. You’ll also have a few days at leisure to relax in paradise.

This 6-day Cook Islands vacation takes you to a beachside resort on the island of Rarotonga. It features first-class accommodations and small group tours.

Your journey takes you to Rarotonga, the largest of the Cook Islands and a pristine landscape known for its sandy beaches, warm waters, and incomparably friendly people. Staying in a first-class beachside resort of your choice, you’ll enjoy several days on the island to enjoy its laidback culture and idyllic environment. Head on a cycling tour along the Ancient Coral Road to get some exercise and discover hidden valleys and quiet villages. You’ll also enjoy a local lunch and a few hours on a secluded beach. Another day, tour the inner lagoon in a glass bottom boat, enjoying intimate views of the underwater sea life, before retiring to Koromiri Island for a barbeque lunch.

The rest of your time on Rarotonga is at leisure. Adjust your rhythm to island time and enjoy the bountiful beaches and clear waters. Rent a scooter and explore the ring road like a local, stopping off in small villages to meet new friends. Book an excursion to Aitutaki, renowned for its pristine beach and lagoon, or stay close to the resort and let the days pass by while you warm your feet in the sands.

At the end of your stay, connect to the airport for onward travels.


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6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,229

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Day 1

Arrive Rarotonga

On arrival on Rarotonga you will be met and transferred to your chosen resort.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax or beging your exploration of the Cook Islands

Hotel Type Hotel
First-Class Manuia Beach Resort 
First-Class Pacific Resort Rarotonga
First-Class Crown Beach Resort and Spa
Duration5 Nights
Day 2

Storytellers Bicycle Tour

Explore 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 not find without a guide. Offering flexibility to cater to different interests of the tour group, but with the ever present focus on stories relating to the local environment and cultural heritage set amongst the natural habitat that can quite literally take your breath away. You cover 12 to 16 kilometers at a moderate pace, with up to 4 hours riding, followed by a delicious local lunch and option to cool down with a swim at a beautiful secluded beach. With a combination of road and track riding, suiting average fitness and riding experience; this tour is perfect for the explorer at heart.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Lagoon Cruise

Tour the inner lagoon of Rarotonga in a glass bottom boat, to coral viewing and snorkeling areas, followed by a BBQ fish lunch on Koromiri Island in Muri lagoon. The Tour Guides will entertain you during lunch with a pareu tying demonstration and some of the local traditions.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Days 4 & 5

Rarotonga at Leisure

The Cook Islands could be the best kept secret in the South Pacific when it comes to a truly natural paradise. Located north east of New Zealand, it consists of 15 islands formed by volcanic activity, each one with its own individual character. The Cook Islanders are citizens of New Zealand as they have free association with that country but at the same time are independently governed. It is not surprising that the Cook Islands’ most important industry is tourism. This is due to not only its natural beauty and wonderful beaches but also due to its extremely friendly people who are smiling, spontaneous and warm-hearted and influenced by their Polynesian culture, all ingredients for an enjoyable vacation.

Two full days to discover the charms of the islands at your own pace.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 6

Depart Rarotonga

Following breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information




 Price in
US $

Price in
CA $

Manuia Beach Resort $1,229 $1,519
Pacific Resort Rarotonga $1,319 $1,639
Crown Beach Resort and Spa $1,379 $1,709


  • Goway Welcome with lei greeting on arrival
  • Shared arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 5 nights in first-class accommodation
  • Small group Storyteller Bicycle Tour (max 10 guests)
  • Shared Lagoon Tour with BBQ lunch
  • Unlimited use of beach equipment
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches


  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare 
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability.  Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

5 Mar 2023
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