Itinerary in brief:
- 3 nights Rarotonga
- 3 nights Aitutaki
- 1 night Atiu
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: Raro Buggy Tour
Today, you'll join a buggy tour and explore the roads less travelled, as you drive with an experienced local guide through the hills and plantations of Rarotonga, soaking up the rugged beauty of the island's interior. You'll, drive your own buggy in convoy with the group and see the island from a different perspective, making it a brilliant day out. Off-road tours are also available for those looking for more adventure!
The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 3: Rarotonga
You'll now have a free day now to enjoy the island. Why not rent bikes and go on an adventure around the island? With only one route around the entire island and a flat terrain, it's a great way to explore. Alternativ,ely head to the beach for some snorkelling or water activities off the coast, there’s plenty to keep the kids amused as you relax 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. Only a short 45-minute journey 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: Snorkelling Lagoon Cruise
This morning, you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the start 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. Get your passport stamped at uninhabited One Foot Island before heading back to the mainland late afternoon.
Day 6: Aitutaki
You have today at leisure on the island of Aitutaki, so you can head back out onto the lagoon and enjoy some watersports such as stand-up paddle boarding or snorkelling. Relax on the beach or treat yourself to a Polynesian massage - this time is all yours for resting and recharging your batteries.
Day 7: Aitutaki to Atiu
You will be collected from your hotel this morning and taken to the airport to connect with your flight to Atiu - only a short 40-minute flight away. With a population of under 500 people, Atiu is a remote and undiscovered paradise. Here, you'll experience local life as you stay on one of the only hotels on the island.
During your stay on Atiu, we have included a tour of Anatakitaki Cave. This coral limestone cave is carved out of the freshwater and home to the kopeka, a bird unique only to the island of Atiu. You'll explore this stunning natural formation and spot the kopeka before heading back to your hotel for a one night stay.
Day 8: Depart Atiu
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 from there.