- Accommodation - Rarotonga (5 Nights)
- International Flights - Los Angeles to Rarotonga (Return)
- US Domestic Flights - not included (as per your own arrangements)
- Day Tours - Rarotonga: Safari Tour, Sunset Sail
- Shuttle Transfers - Rarotonga Airport to Accommodation (Return)
- All Other Day Tours are Optional and not included
- Visa only required for some South Pacific countries; $15 visa fee per person where applicable.
- F.I.T. (Free & Independent Travel, i.e. this is not an Organized Group Tour)
- All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
- Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.
Dominated by a once almighty volcanic pyramid, now worn down by time and streams to peaks and ridges, the lush green carpeted Rarotonga, is the capital, and the hub of the Cook Islands. It is also the youngest island of the group, so unlike its equally enchanting sisters which have been eroded and submerged by age, Rarotonga stands brilliantly upright against the sun. Its vistas are strewn and spiked with jutting pinnacles that fall to terraces and flats planted with bananas, coconuts, paw paw and pineapples that shift into a swampy plateau marked by the inimitable taro patch.
Fly internationally from Los Angeles, USA to Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
If you’re familiar at all with Air New Zealand you know about their funny safety videos that play on their actual flights. These videos have included famous people like Betty White, Richard Simmons, New Zealand’s rugby team “All Blacks,” and now thev’ve added to their guest appearance list Christie Brinkley, Ariel Meredith, Chrissy Teigen, Hannah Davis, and Jessica Gomes – some of world’s famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s models!
“Safety in Paradise!” is created as an actual safety video that will provide the safety instructions for passenger on Air New Zealand flights. It’s instructional and life-saving yet, “It may even have folks on the ground reaching for their oxygen masks!” – Christie Brinkley stated. When you watch this video you’ll be swept away in awe of the perfect beaches, brilliantly blue water, gorgeous tropical landscape and of course the exotic super models as they get the celebrity treatment from the Cook Islands natives. See the luau and feast, watch Ariel Meredith teach some local dancers how to twerk, and picture yourself there basking in this tropical paradise.
Welcome aboard the S.V. Southern Cross a 58ft Sailing Vessel based in Rarotonga.
This special 2-hour Sunset cruise departs around 5pm (dependent on daylight savings) providing scenic sunsets and stunning views of Rarotonga. Refreshments and snacks provided. We recommend bringing a bottle of something special for this magical cruise.
Spend 5 nights on the beautiful island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.
For more than 30 years, this luxurious getaway resort has been providing world class service to guests seeking a richer experience of the true South Pacific. Situated in the Green Corner of the island directly on a white sandy beach of world class beauty and nestled within the foliage of palms and lush tropical greens, the intimate lodgings in Rarotonga, Cook Islands traditional architecture and grounds have been designed with one purpose: to integrate harmoniously with nature’s beauty and charm. The multifaceted staff will seek to provide you with whatever accompanying desires you may have, from great food to the various resort amenities or access to many of Rarotonga’s surrounding activities.
The Cook Islands awaits you. Here, you can rest assured that you are among the most fortunate to enjoy a way of Polynesian life that few can claim to have experienced. Paradise awaits you.
One of the Cook Islands more colourful characters will take you on a magical half day tour of the island, learning about its history, culture and native herbal lore.
Pa’s Nature Walk is a less vigorous tour and is suitable for everyone. Pa takes you to the interior of the island, explaining the history and culture of his ancestors as well as explaining the many medicinal uses for the fauna and flora of this island.
Learn about the local medicinal plants used by his ancestors. Referred to by many publications as ‘the South Pacific’s most famous experienced guide’, Pa will recite stories of wars, famines and great migrations as passed on to him by his forefathers.
Most of the walk is over even terrain in lush Rarotongan rainforest and on open ground. Suitable for everyone. Remember to bring sturdy walking shoes, insect repellent and your camera. This is a half day tour.
Photo Credit: Cook Islands Tourism
Enjoy the many attractions Rarotonga has to offer.
Dominated by a once almighty volcanic pyramid, now worn down by time and streams to sawtooth peaks and razorback ridges, the lush green carpeted Rarotonga, is the capital, and the hub of the Cook Islands.
This island paradise is also the youngest island of the group, so unlike its equally enchanting sisters which have been eroded and submerged by age, Rarotonga stands brilliantly upright against the sun. Its vistas are strewn and spiked with jutting pinnacles that fall to terraces and flats planted with bananas, coconuts, paw paw and pineapples that shift into a swampy plateau marked by the inimitable taro patch.
Fly internationally from Rarotonga, Cook Islands to Los Angeles, USA.
Experience Raro the local way!
See breathtaking panoramic views, travel the ancient road (Ara Metua) built by the Cook Islands ancestors, see ancient Marae’s (sacred sites) and find out about local traditions, culture & customs. Prepare a traditional underground oven (Umu) then while it’s cooking, head off for your safari tour and return to enjoy the Umu feast for lunch!
Photo Credit: Cook Islands Tourism
Lagoon cruises are one of the best ways to spend an unforgettable time in the lagoon waters of Rarotonga.
Discover the lagoon and inner reef area of Rarotonga where marine life is abundant aboard a Glass Bottom Lagoon Cruiser. Swim and snorkel amongst schools of colourful Butterfly, Wrasse and Trigger fish, see giant clams in their natural habitat and top off the experience with a BBQ lunch on a remote uninhabited offshore island with Pacific Island singing and a performance.
|Approximate Pricing||Double Occupancy||Sole Occupancy||Permitted USA Departure Dates & Fare Rules|
|Land Content Only||$2,095||$3,720||International return flights from the USA are not included. Please see detailed itinerary (above) for more information on inclusions. Itinerary can commence any day (subject to availability).|
|Special (Economy Class)||$3,387||$5,012||
Feb 25 2018 - Dec 31 2018
Subject to Availability.
International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable, Non-Changeable. Other Dates may also apply. For details phone Toll-Free: (888)359 2877
|Basic (Economy Class)||$3,935||$5,560||Basic: 24JUL-21SEP 2019 and 1MAY-8JUN 2020. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability.|
|Shoulder (Economy Class)||$4,121||$5,747||Shoulder: 9JUN-23JUL 2019, 22SEP-8DEC 2019 and 1FEB-30APR 2020. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability.|
|Peak (Economy Class)||$4,504||$6,130||Peak: 9DEC 2019 - 31JAN 2020. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.|
|Premium (Economy Class)||$5,904||$7,529||Premium Economy Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Change and Cancellation Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.|
|Business Class||$4,515||$6,140||Business Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Subject to Availability.|
- a) All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).
- b) Land Content Only represents the pricing for the full itinerary as detailed, except the International Flights from the USA (and return) are NOT included.
- c) An Infant (Lapchild) must be less than 2 years old on the date of departure. Infant must travel with at least one adult. An infant with a seat pays the price of a Child.
- d) A Child must be aged between 2-11 years on the date of departure. Child must travel with at least one adult.