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Ani M.

Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Are you new to the Cook Islands? Don't risk visiting the Cook Island's without a Tour Guide, a Native Tour Guide who knows where to drink, where to eat, where to go and where to have fun.

If you havent been here before. . . let me guide you around the Cook Islands and book a tour that will have a lasting impression of your visit here in the Cook Islands.

Kia Orana & Welcome to the Cook Island's. My name is Mereani, but everyone calls me, Ani. I was born in Manihiki, (from the Northern Group of the Cook Island's) but was raised in Auckland, New Zealand. After 35 years, I decided to live in Rarotonga permanently and now reside in the village of Upper Tupapa, Rarotonga. The Cook Island's is certainly a wonderful place to visit and we hope you will visit us one day.

The Cook Islands is becoming one of the most popular tropical island destination to visit. Even better, the Cook Island's was bestowed with the Global Traveller Magazine's "Best Island in the Pacific Rim 2016" award. Cook Islands beat Bali, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Okinawa, Phuket, The Big Island (Hawaii), Hong Kong, Maui (Hawaii) and Japan to win this award.

I possess excellent communication skills, have a good memory for facts, figures and events. I also have a great interest in the arts, Cook Island Arts & Crafts Culture, History and other related subjects such as Health & Well-being.

Rarotonga has a very diverse collection of local producers and artisans as well as the top quality products. I have a strong number of business networks and great connections with people here on the island. I also look forward to guiding you around the villages of Rarotonga to help you further your understanding of Cook Island Culture, & History.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon and hopefully, meet you in one of the world's best holiday destinations, the Cook Islands.

A Recent Review of this guide

This was truly one of the highlights of our 5 weeks in the South Pacific. Ani is an amazing guide- personable, knowledgeable and a great island host. At every turn she offered suggestions and options we could choose from and every one was a hit. From highlights like the Island museum, botanical garden and snorkeling to the little things like tasting dragon fruit and coconut milk and the best ice cream in the world and pointing out all the local plants, our group of 6 could not possibly be more pleased.
Marc Sheffler

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Credentials

Currently have a Private & Public Transport License to carry up-to 12 seats valid for 5 years.

I have a Mini-bus that is available for transport for up to 11 seats.

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.

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Tours by Ani M.

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Backyard Tours of Rarotonga

 unrated

Great way to learn about Cook Island Culture while you SHOP.

250 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

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Circle Island Tour of Rarotonga

Our Culture, Our Beaches, Our history, Our Way of Life & more

235 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

5 hours

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Traditional Earth-Oven (Umu) Experience

 unrated

Get Involved, Participate, Explore & Enjoy a Feast

150 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

4 hours

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Photography Tour & Gourmet Lunch

 unrated

Capturing Cook Island landmarks, plantation, beaches & then Lunch

280 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

5 hours

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Art & History Tour

 unrated

Engage with Select Artists, See Vibrant Artwork & Indulge in our Heritage

150 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Nature & Wildlife of Rarotonga

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Nature Tour of Rarotonga

300 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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