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£4,425 Per person
16 days
Includes flights
Includes transfers
Includes activities
Includes hotels

This itinerary includes the three main islands of the Cooks - Rarotonga, Aitutaki and Atiu - each with its own character, and each progressively less populated and more laid-back. Along the way enjoy an introductory tour of Rarotonga to learn a bit about the Polynesian culture, and a lagoon cruise in Aitutaki, for some fantastic snorkelling. There are some great opportunities to explore, but also plenty of time to simply relax.

Itinerary highlights

  • Learn about the Polynesian history of the Cook Islands on a guided tour of Rarotonga.

  • Discover the beautiful underwater world of the Aitutaki Lagoon.

  • Visit the tiny, peaceful island of Atiu, where you will be greeted by the warmest of smiles.

Audley Travel Specialist Catrin

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Treat this trip purely as a starting point for your own tour to the Cook Islands. Your specialist will ask you what you want and then shape your itinerary to match.

  • Your trip will be unique
  • We work to your interests and budget
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  • Rarotonga
  • Aitutaki
  • Atiu
  • Rarotonga

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Rarotonga.

Day 2 Rarotonga


On arrival in Rarotonga you will be met by our associates and have a shared transfer to your accommodation where you will stay for three nights.

Day 3 Rarotonga


Familiarise yourself with Rarotonga and its cultural history with a half day guided Island Discovery tour.

Day 4 Rarotonga


Relax today and enjoy some snorkelling off the beach, or if you're feeling energetic rent a bike and explore the island a little more.

Day 5 Aitutaki

Rarotonga , Aitutaki

Today you have a shared transfer to the airport for your 40 minute flight to Aitutaki. Once there you will be collected and transferred to your accommodation where you will stay for five relaxing nights.

Day 6 Aitutaki


Located on the edge of Aitutaki Lagoon make the most of your surrounds and just enjoy a day wandering along the beach or listening to the waves from your veranda.

Day 7 Aitutaki


Today you spend the day cruising around the turquoise waters of the lagoon and enjoying some snorkelling and a traditional lunch on One Foot Island.

Day 8 Aitutaki


Your last day in this island paradise so why not enjoy a delicious evening meal and cocktail whilst watching a stunning Cook Island sunset.

Day 9 Aitutaki


Today is at leisure to relax or go snorkelling or kayaking.

Day 10 Atiu

Aitutaki , Atiu

You will be taken to the airport today for your flight to the tiny island of Atiu. You will stay on Atiu for three nights. Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing.

Day 11 Atiu


Enjoy the day exploring some of the untouched sandy beaches which lie between the raised fossilised coral.

Day 12 Atiu


Today is at leisure to enjoy Atiu.

Day 13 Rarotonga

Atiu , Rarotonga

You will be taken back to the airport today and fly to Aitutaki. On arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation where you can relax for the rest of the day.

Day 14 International return flight

Rarotonga , International return flight

The local market takes place every Saturday morning and it's well worth a visit to find some gifts and souvenirs as well as enjoy some cultural performances. Later on you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Day 15 International return flight

International return flight

On-board your international return flight home.

Day 16 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Matt

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