Nature & Wildlife of Rarotonga

Tour Number

Activity Level

397275


Categories

Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for children over 10 years old.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Nature Tour of Rarotonga


Are you on a cruise? Visiting Rarotonga, Cook Islands?
Want to be part of a small group, intimate? Yes, you got it. We do our own thing and go places none of the other groups go to.

Snorkelling in Rarotonga is very safe, provided you hit the right spots! We take you to the best beaches. What a great way to begin your underwater adventures, explore a new and fascinating world.
We also take in some breath taking and natural scenery only accessible with a guide. There are a number of unusual and rare birds here in the Cooks, we visit a place only a guide to take you to. A great deal of plants and flowers found on the islands have medicinal properties. We visit the botanical gardens and see the beautiful types of flowers and plants that grow in tropical places like the Cook Islands. Learn about Cook Island Culture & people by visiting the Te Ara Museum - a story of how the Cook Islands originated.

Itinerary

Pick up at your location
Enjoy the best ice coffee / chocolate or a latte / cappuchino on the island
We visit Muri - see the 3 islands and gaze upon the beautiful beaches of Rarotonga.
History Tour - Learn about the Cook Islands and it's story of how we came to be administered by New Zealand and not by the British. Find out how some of our Cook Island people were taken to Peru as slaves. . find out more. .
Botanical Gardens . . beautiful flowers, amazing colors and unusual varieties
Go for a walk at the bird place and hike up (light walking) to the hill where the view is just amazing.
Lunch is next - highly recommended fish sandwiches or chicken or whatever you like. Tastes amazing.
Snorkel anyone? - popular snorkel area where you get to see the big fish swimming around. No sharks! It's a lagoon :)
Then we make our way back around to where I picked you up - back to your location.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meet you at the port, airport, accommodation or simply anywhere on land.

End location: Drop you anywhere or where I met you at the port etc.

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.

Rain or Shine - No problems..

Transportation

Airconditioned Isuzu van with upto 10 seats.

What’s Included

Other: Pick up and drop off to your location
Light refreshments includes fresh coconut young nu (juice) very refreshing & good for you.
Also includes real coconut Cook Island donuts.. you will never get the best tasting anywhere else on the island
Fruit (some in season) like passionate (from the neighbours), real bananas off our tree and freshly made papaya slices from our tree.
Entry fee to the museum - you come all this way and not know about our history?
Entry fee to the Conservatory park - a private tour guide takes us through the area (please wear comfortable shoes).
Lunch - best darn fish sandwiches in the world! Fresh from the ocean. I take you to the best of the best place on the Island.
Lastly, my beautiful smile and great friendship - you won't forget me.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 NZD - Local coffee / ice chocolate to taste (last people said it was the best ice coffee/ice chocolate they've ever had.. better than Starbucks!

What’s Extra

Other: Hmmm.. a bottle of water (bring your own if you like)
You may want to purchase some goodies.. but $20NZD should be enough
Your drinks at lunch are not included.

Restrictions

Sunday is a sacred day in the Cook Islands. Many of the Main Shops in the Avarua town is closed. There are some activities available on the Sunday. I am only available to advise and recommend what to do on the Sunday.

Private tour guide Ani

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