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Cook Islands Discovery


Discover the pristine waters, uninfluenced culture and Pacific beauty of the Cook Islands. Take a journey through Rarotonga, the perfect opportunity to experience the sights, culture and history of the local people and this fascinating country. Set yourself where the palms meet the ocean and float in the clearest waters you have ever laid your eyes on. Relaxation is key as your leisurely days are filled with delicious cuisine and picturesque views on Cook Islands Discovery

Trip Type: Family, Romance & Honeymoon, Sun & Sand

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Day By Day

Day 1 – USA to Rarotonga
Today you will begin your Swain Destinations customized itinerary. Please note, international air has not been included in this package price. 

Day 2 – Welcome to Rarotonga, Cook Islands
You will be met after clearing customs and immigration, and transferred to your accommodation.

A net of 15 islands in the heart of the South Pacific spread over an area the size of India with a population no bigger than a small New Zealand country town, 14,000 souls. These unique and friendly Polynesians have their own language and government and enjoy a vigorous and diverse culture with significant differences between each island.

Starting Accommodation: Edgewater Resort

Day 3 – Island Discovery Tour
Take a 3 hour orientation journey around the fascinating island of Rarotonga to experience the sights, culture and history of a people and place.  Observe coconut husking demonstrations, learn about the many uses the coconut has in the Cook Island society. Stops during the tour allow the opportunity to experience Cook Island local arts, craft and perfumes.

Starting Accommodation: Edgewater Resort

Day 4 – At leisure, Rarotonga
Rarotonga offers much for lovers of the sea, including lagoon cruises, sports fishing, diving and sailing. The lagoon is a focal point of interest for visitors to Rarotonga

Not to be missed is Sunday morning service at one of the many churches distributed around the island. Most visitors exposed for the first time to Cook Islands hymn singing are astonished at the power of the voices and the quality of the harmony. The men turn out in their Sunday best and the women are always immaculate in their stiff ‘rito’ hats made of young coconut fiber.

Also not to be missed is the market on the waterfront at the western end of Avarua. This is open every day except Sunday. But on Saturday morning it hums since everyone on the island seems to be there. Stalls sell food, drinks and crafts and there is often a competition for local singers to show off their talents.

Starting Accommodation: Edgewater Resort

Day 5 – At leisure, Rarotonga
This day is at your leisure. Explore the surrounding area on your own or on one of our additional day excursions.

Starting Accommodation: Edgewater Resort

Day 6 – At leisure, Rarotonga
This day is at your leisure. Explore the surrounding area on your own or on one of our additional day excursions.

Starting Accommodation: Edgewater Resort

Day 7 – Rarotonga to Aitutaki
Today you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Aitutaki. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Life on Aitutaki moves at a wonderfully relaxed tempo which is why it is such a popular destination. The lagoon can be approached in leisurely fashion in traditional outrigger canoes for quiet paddling just off the beach or in more sophisticated launches favored by foreign anglers who know its reputation for saltwater fly-fishing for the fighting bonefish.

Starting Accommodation: The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa

Day 8 – At leisure, Aitutaki
Activities are many and varied. They include hiking, pony trekking, scuba diving, snorkeling, sports and game fishing, cultural tours, bird-watching tours, scenic flights, golf and tennis. Explore the surrounding area on your own or on one of our additional day excursions.

Starting Accommodation: The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa

Day 9 – At leisure, Aitutaki
This day is at your leisure. Explore the surrounding area on your own or on one of our additional day excursions.

Starting Accommodation: The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa

Day 10 – At leisure, Aitutaki
This day is at your leisure. Explore the surrounding area on your own or on one of our additional day excursions.

Starting Accommodation: The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa

Day 11 – At leisure, Aitutaki
This day is at your leisure. Explore the surrounding area on your own or on one of our additional day excursions.

Starting Accommodation: The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa

Day 12 – Aitutaki to Rarotonga
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Rarotonga.

Starting Accommodation: Edgewater Resort

Day 13 – At leisure, Rarotonga
This day is at your leisure. Explore the surrounding area on your own or on one of our additional day excursions.

Starting Accommodation: Edgewater Resort

Day 14 – Rarotonga to USA
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

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Highlighted Activities

Rarotonga Island Discovery
Rarotonga Island Discovery
Rarotonga
Length: Half-day


Hotels

City
Standard
Superior
Deluxe
Luxury
RarotongaEdgewater ResortPacific Resort RarotongaCrown Beach Resort
AitutakiThe Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & SpaThe Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & SpaPacific Resort Aitutaki


Pricing

Please note all prices listed below are approximations and subject to current rate of exchange adjustments. Each itinerary can be fully customized to your interests and needs.

Standard
Superior
Deluxe
Luxury
SWSP25940
SWSP25941
SWSP25942
Twin Share
4/1/2017 - 3/31/2018$3,235$3,205$4,455
Single Traveler
4/1/2017 - 3/31/2018$6,235$7,310$8,830

Add internal air to this package from $425*


Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. All highlighted savings are reflected in the price. Travel may be limited to certain days of the week. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Please note blackout dates may apply to Christmas, New Year and local special event periods. Pricing may increase over Holiday and special event periods and may not be reflected in price grid. Prices indicated remain subject to change without notice. Prices are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CST #2012413-20 See our full Terms and Conditions: wwww.swaindestinations.com/terms