Itinerary in brief:
- 4 nights Rarotonga
- 3 nights Aitutaki
Day 1: Arrive Rarotonga
You will be greeted at the airport with a flower lei and driven to your hotel by shared transfer.
On arrival at your accommodation, check in for a 4-night stay.
Days 2 & 3: Rarotonga
You have a free day today, so its time to truly relax and set your clock to the laid back 'island time'!
If you want to see what local life is like on the island, head to the main town of Avaru, where there is a market every Saturday. On Sunday mornings you'll find most of the Islanders will be in church, and you're always welcome to join them at their Sunday service for another glimpse of every day local life here.
Why not hire a small car, moped or even a bicycle to do some exploring? There are plenty of lovely beaches to explore - some better for swimming, others snorkelling. If you fancy a bit more action, you can go kite surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or open water diving.
Day 4: Rarotonga
Besides beaches, Rarotonga has a lush, forested interior that's ripe for exploring. Why not join local legend 'Pa' on one of his nature or cross-island walks? Pa is a local character famous in the Cook Islands for his beliefs in natural medicine. He runs guided walks through the forest where he'll stop to show you local plant remedies and show you the most spectacular view points. To cool off, he'll also take you to a waterfall for a quick swim!
There are several different ‘Island nights’ that take place on Rarotonga too and we recommend attending one whilst you're here. It's the best way to enjoy Polynesian culture through food, dance and music. If you would like to include one of these in your trip just let your consultant know.
Day 5: Rarotonga to Aitutaki
After breakfast, you will be taken by shared transfer back to Rarotonga Airport for the short and scenic 45 minute flight to Aitutaki.
On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation, where you’ll check-in for a 3 night stay.
Days 6 & 7: Aitutaki
We have included a cruise on the beautiful Aitutaki Lagoon. Float above the turquoise waters spotting turtles then head to some amazing snorkelling sites for an up-close experience in the water. A BBQ lunch is provided and you'll get to visit One Foot Island, a stunning uninhabited island popular with wedding couples looking for a romantic and private ceremony.
Day 8: Depart Aitutaki
After checking out, you will be taken to the airport by shared transfer for your flight back to Rarotonga and your onward journey.