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Aitutaki, Cook Islands

The Cook Islands vacations

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

The Cook Islands sway to their own languorous beat. Then, it’s hard not to slow your pace in an archipelago devoid of traffic lights (and, for that matter, any real traffic — unless you count scooters and chickens). For our specialists, the Cook Islands’ appeal goes beyond their quintessentially South Pacific vistas, white-sand beaches, rainforest, and mint-blue ocean. It’s their unhurried lifestyle, lack of international chains, and thriving community traditions that really make a vacation to the Cook Islands.

You could explore the mountainous interior of Rarotonga, the main island, as well as its coast, on your Cook Islands vacation. Our specialists will also suggest ways to delve into islander culture, such as attending an umu feast (which is cooked in a traditional earth oven) or listening to choral singing at a church service. They’ll also steer you toward Aitutaki, an atoll with a turquoise lagoon ideal for snorkeling, diving, bonefishing, and simply idling.

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Suggested tours for the Cook Islands

These tours give you a starting point for what your vacation to the Cook Islands could entail. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

Suggested activities for the Cook Islands

Whatever your interests, our specialists will build activities into your trip that connect to how you want to experience the Cook Islands.

  • Cross Island Trek
    Cross Island Trek with Pa, Rarotonga

    Cross Island Trek


    Cross Island Trek

    This fascinating walk will take you deep into Rarotonga's lush interior to learn about the local flora and fauna, and their uses in ancestral medicine.

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  • Muri Lagoon Morning Cruise
    Muri Lagoon in Rarotonga

    Muri Lagoon Morning Cruise


    Muri Lagoon Morning Cruise

    Enjoy a morning cruise in Muri Lagoon and snorkel and swim among tropical fish in this marine conservation site.

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  • Full Day Lagoon Cruise
    Lagoon cruise, Aitutaki

    Full Day Lagoon Cruise


    Full Day Lagoon Cruise

    Enjoy a full day's cruise around Aitutaki's stunning lagoon.

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  • 100% tailor-made tours
  • Fully protected travel
  • Established for over 25 years
  • 98% of our clients would recommend us

Best time to visit

Our specialists advise on the best months to visit the Cook Islands, including information about climate, events and festivals.

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Travel advice

Practical tips for traveling to the Cook Islands, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest Government of Canada travel advice.

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