Deep in the South Pacific complete with gently lapping lagoons and year-round warm weather, the Cook Islands offer untouched charm and beauty. Two coral reefs and six atolls, or giant circular reefs, bring throngs of colorful tropical fish to the area. With white sand and crystal-clear water, this haven offers exhilarating underwater exploration.
Ninety percent of modern Cook Islanders are of native Polynesian descent. Their traditions, history, and culture remain vibrant and reverberate through the islands. In this environmentally conscious country, no building is taller than a coconut tree and you won’t find a fast-food restaurant. You will find fresh, local ingredients in the many markets and eateries on this tropical foodie’s paradise. Experience for yourself with Trouvaille’s immersion into three of the islands: Rarotonga, Aitutaki, and Atiu.
Bathe in Nature’s Purity
We commence our time together on Rarotonga, the largest island and home to our luxury vacation villas. Our first full day, the Storytellers Eco Cycling Tours provide quality, comfortable bicycles, and routes adjusted for ability level. Storytellers who love sharing their Polynesian heritage guide us through the sights for a unique cycling experience and the best way to get to know the island. We’ll have time later in the visit to freely explore.
Surrounded by a topaz-tinted lagoon fringed with coral reef, Rarotonga is legendary for its swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Our second day is devoted to the ocean. Even a total novice can opt to scuba dive. Adventure Cook Islands provides experienced PADI Divemasters and dive instructors who guide you through the process. Otherwise, keep it simple with swimming, snorkeling, or walking along the pristine coastline.
As exquisite the experience of Rarotonga, there are other islands to explore! Our Akaiami day trip includes an outer reef snorkeling cruise. Sail through a vast, luminous lagoon encircled by small, sandy islets and coral reefs. Swim or snorkel in the tropical waters. Lunch is barbeque cooked right on board.
In addition to the guidance of your expert host, this immersive travel experience includes double occupancy accommodations in an island villa, comprehensive transportation around all islands, all tours, all breakfasts, arrival and departure dinners, travel insurance, and our signature 24/7 customer support.
Unforgettable Luxury Vacation
The third island, Atia, stands out for its untouched tropical rain forest and the extensive, natural Bird Caves. Over centuries, fresh water flowing off volcanic soil excavated towering caves in the coral limestone. The tiny Kopeka Birds living in the caves are unique to this small island. Magnificent stalactites reach to the floor and stalagmites sparkle in the light. There are even water caves with natural pools for swimming, and unique flora and fauna to see on the island.
Following our day trip to Atia, we have two full days to relax on Rarotonga and luxuriate in the beauty of both land and sea. These are some of the experiences on our seven-day Rarotonga adventure. You can review each day with our detailed itinerary. Book now to guarantee your place.
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Join Trouvaille for an exciting three-island South Pacific exploration of the Cook Islands that will fill you with the Polynesian spirit. Soak in the south Pacific Sun and let the island lifestyle embrace and exhilarate you! On this spectacular seven-day adventure, experience the nature, beauty, culture, history, cuisine, and uniqueness of Rarotonga, Aitutaki, and Atiu.
The price for this adventure includes: accommodations (double occupancy) in an island villa, comprehensive transportation around all islands, all tours, all breakfasts, arrival and departure dinners, your Trouvaille host, travel insurance, and our signature 24/7 customer support.
Fly into Rarotonga International Airport, meet your Trouvaille host, and transit to your villa at Kia Orana. Once you’ve settled in, join the group for an arrival dinner and a tropical sunset. Meet your fellow Trouvaille travelers, receive your tropically-themed welcome packet, and enjoy a fresh island dinner.
Wake to your first stunningly beautiful Rarotonga sunrise and enjoy breakfast. Experience a biking tour around Rarotonga via Storytellers Eco Cycle Tours. Meant for bikers of all ages and abilities, the tour guides will show everyone the beauty of the nooks and crannies of the island while sharing its history and culture. Naturally, biking builds your appetite for both lunch and dinner, which are satisfied as we delve into local island cuisines and delicacies.
Today is devoted to the ocean! Explore the Rarotonga beaches and your choice of snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, and relaxation. We work with Adventure Cook Islands to offer everyone scuba equipment and lessons, snorkeling gear, and an outer reef snorkeling tour. We will round out the day with another fine tropical dinner.
Spend a full day on the Aitutaki Day Tour. Take a short flight to the island of Aitutaki and experience the uniqueness and beauty of this island, get trucked around to see the life and vegetation, go on a Vaka Cruise to swim and snorkel in the island’s lagoons and islets, enjoy a barbecue lunch, and explore to your heart’s content. We return to Rarotonga for dinner and to enjoy the evening.
Take a walk on the wild side and go on an Atiu Hunting Tour on Atia, which is a short flight from Rarotonga. Get into the wilderness, learn the traditional hunting methods honed over past generations, set traps for wild pigs, dig for coconut crabs, have a truly local lunch, and more! Also, experience the Anatakitaki Kopeka Bird Caves tour by Atui Tours. We will gather with the group for dinner back at Rarotonga in the evening.
Unwind with another beautiful beach day and use the time to explore more of the island. Trouvaille offers a variety of activities on land and sea such as a sea scooter safari, paddleboarding, snorkeling, and more. We partner with Ariki Adventures for these activities.
For this final day on Rarotonga, you have time to relax and explore at your own pace. Trouvaille offers a selection of optional land and water activities for this day, or you can just relax and soak in the natural surroundings — your choice. We wrap up with a farewell dinner where we can share memories and plan for more travel.
Transit to the airport for the departure home. Your Trouvaille hosts gets you to your flight in plenty of time.
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