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Aitutaki, The Cook Islands

Day Trip to Aitutaki

Start the day with a scenic flight over to Aitutaki where you will have a short tour of the island before joining your cruise, enjoying a selection of fresh tropical fruit whilst sailing out into the crystal clear lagoon. The first stop is a gently curving bay of pure white sand fringed by lush palm trees and calm lapping waters. A gentle stroll along this bay is a fantastic introduction to the sheer beauty of this lagoon.

After this you will be taken to a prime snorkelling site; the lack of other boats means the fish are abundant and the coral unspoilt, providing you with a myriad of colourful south sea marine life to watch. Lunch is a truly sumptuous affair; fresh salads, fruits, fresh BBQ fish all set on tranquil One-Foot Island. Don't forget to bring your passport though; the post office will stamp it for you, a unique record of your visit.

After lunch you spend a relaxing few hours exploring the island. A sand bank, named 'Heaven' just off the beach provides you with your only private island experience. The sail back to shore is a gentle one, allowing you time to soak up this amazing place and perfectly reflecting the Cook's concept of  'island time.' You will then be flown back to Rarotonga. Transfer from and back to your accommodation are included.

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Other experiences in Rarotonga

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • 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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  • Half Day 4WD Inland Tour
    Mountains of Rarotonga

    Half Day 4WD Inland Tour

    Half Day 4WD Inland Tour

    This jeep tour will take you off the beaten track, away from the circular road around Rarotonga and in amongst the island's valleys and up its mountain tracks.

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  • Half Day Island Discovery Tour
    Te Rua Manga (The Needle) on Rarotonga

    Half Day Island Discovery Tour

    Half Day Island Discovery Tour

    Travel by air conditioned minivan around the whole of the 32km circumference of Rarotonga, in the company of a local guide.

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  • Highland Paradise Cultural Tour
    Rarotonga Mountains

    Highland Paradise Cultural Tour

    Highland Paradise Cultural Tour

    The Highland Paradise Cultural Tour takes you high up into the rugged mountains of Rarotonga to an open air museum, showcasing evidence of a historical lost village and the survival of the Polynesian people.

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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 amongst tropical fish in this marine conservation site.

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