Itinerary in brief:
- 3 nights Rarotonga
- 3 nights Aitutaki
Day 1: Arrive Rarotonga
On arrival at Rarotonga Airport, you will be greeted by a local representative and taken to your hotel to check in. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2: Safari 4WD inland tour
You will be collected from your hotel this morning to commence your family 4WD Safari tour. Your guide will give you an overview of the island as you collect other guests before heading inland to discover the lush tropical interior of Rarotonga. You'll explore the green valleys of Avatiu and pass many Taro plantations along the way. The crop is very important throughout the Pacific and you will learn more about its production and history on this tour. This afternoon is at leisure.
Day 3: Rarotonga
Today is free for you to enjoy Rarotonga as a family. Why not rent bikes and go on an adventure around the island? There's only one route around and the terrain is very flat, so it's a great way to explore with kids. Alternatively, head to the beach for some snorkelling or water activities off the coast. There’s plenty to keep the kids amused while you relax with a cocktail and enjoy the view!
Day 4: Rarotonga to Aitutaki
You will be collected from your hotel this morning and taken by shared transfer back to the airport to connect with your domestic flight to Aitutaki. Just 45 minutes later, you will arrive on this picturesque island, where you will be greeted and taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 5: Aitutaki Lagoon Cruise
This morning, you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the starting point of your lagoon cruise. Once out on the beautiful Aitutaki Lagoon, you will visit 4 motus, discovering uninhabited islands and snorkelling in the clear waters. Spot tropical fish, giant clams and brightly coloured corals before heading ashore for a delicious BBQ lunch served on the white sands. You'll also get your passport stamped on uninhabited One Foot Island before heading back to the mainland late afternoon.
Day 6: Aitutaki
You have a full day now to enjoy Aitutaki as a family. Relax in your luxury resort and make the most of being pampered, or head to the beach to soak up your last views over the beautiful lagoon. The kids can enjoy some watersports while you lay on the beach amongst the coconut palms. It's a perfect end to your Cook Islands adventure!
Day 7: Depart Aitutaki
You will be collected from your accommodation today and taken to the airport by shared transfer to connect with your flight back to Rarotonga and onwards.