Itinerary in brief:
- 3 nights Rarotonga
- 4 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: Ocean & Earth private tour
Today we have included a private tour to bring you the best of Rarotonga. Well known for its lush tropical surroundings, great beaches and pristine lagoons, Rarotonga is a packed with natural beauty. Over 3 hours, you’ll learn about the history of the Cooks at the Te Ara Museum, visit Black Rock - a volcanic boulder on the edge of the lagoon - and stop at some of the best snorkelling spots around Rarotonga. You’ll pass through rich plantations of citrus fruits, bananas and papaya and spend some time at the Maire Nui Tropical Gardens, with lush lily ponds, magnificent mountain views and an abundance of local flora.
Day 3: Rarotonga
You have a free day today, so why not rent some bikes or a car and head off to explore the island? There are many hidden coves and private beaches to discover on the island and plenty of friendly locals to help you on your way.
Day 4: Rarotonga to Aitutaki
This morning, you will be collected from your hotel 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 sunset cruise
Spend the day relaxing until late afternoon when you will be collected for your private sunset cruise on Aitutaki Lagoon. You’ll cruise to Honeymoon Island before making a champagne toast as you watch the sunset over the calm waters. As you sip champagne, you will cruise to the motu (island) where you can take a walk along the beach, snap some pictures and even head into the water for some snorkelling, before heading back to the mainland just in time for dinner.
Days 6 and 7: Aitutaki
You have two full days now on the island of Aitutaki. Head back out onto the lagoon for some watersports, relax on the beach or treat yourself to a Polynesian massage in your villa. This time is purely for resting and recharging your batteries.
Day 8: Depart Aitutaki
You will be collected from your accommodation today and taken to the airport by shared transfer, where you will connect with your flight back to Rarotonga and onwards.