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Bora Bora 4WD Tour
"After your choice of morning afternoon or early evening pickup from Vaitape Pier or your Bora Bora hotel start your 4WD tour of the island with your professional guide. Travel approximately 20 miles (32 km) all the way around the island to reach amazing lookout points where you can soak in views of turquoise ocean and lush green hills. Trave visit a small workshop where artisans make beautiful tie-dye sarongs and coconut oil. After watching the production process taste delicious tropical fruits at a small fruit plantation. Next head to the Amanahune Bay lookout where you can examine rock formations that were once inside of the caldera of Bora Bora a volcanic island formed after volcanic eruptions long ago. During your 4-hr tour
From EUR63.00
 
Bora Bora Lagoon Cruise and 4WD Tour
"After morning pickup from Vaitape Pier or your Bora Bora hotel hop into your open-sided 4WD to begin your tour of the island with your friendly professional guide. Travel about 20 miles (32 km) around the island with several stops at postcard-perfect viewpoints including East Matira lookout which overlooks a shimmering lagoon. Your 4WD then scales the mountain to reach Faanui Canon lookout where you can check out canons that were left behind by US troops when World War II ended.Stop at a small workshop in Faanui Valley to learn how take a break at your choice of restaurant where you can purchase lunch and enjoy approximately 1.5 hours on your own before your next adventure. In the early afternoon you are transferred to the lagoon to meet your boat for your ocean excursion. Either catch some sun on deck or sit under the sunshade as your captain heads to your first stop a calm lagoon with waist-deep water and plenty of stingrays. Using the provided snorkel gear you can hop in the water to observe the gentle and friendly rays up-close. You may find several rays swimming around you
From EUR138.00
 
Self-Drive Bora Bora Jet Ski Tour
"After your hotel pickup meet your jet ski instructor for an orientation and safety briefing before hoping aboard your Jet Ski. You can choose to ride solo or with a friend on this 2-hour experience.Monitored by a licensed Jet ski instructor discover the lagoon of Bora-Bora by jet ski as you maneuver your way around the lagoon.Travel for approximately 2-hours as you exploring the lagoon's amazing turquoise colors and the stunning outer reef.Your instructor will make two stops the first being a stop on the white sand strip in the middle of the lagoon followed by a stop on a private motu for a lesson on opening coconuts.Your instructor will return you back to your original departure point at the completion of your two h"""Grab your jet ski for two and take a 2-hour jet ski ride around the famous Bora Bora lagoon in the heart of the Pacific. With no license required and a morning and afternoon departure enjoy the flexibility this experience offers as you're guided on a journey of the lagoon exploring the outer reefs and the stunning turquoise waters of Bora Bora."
From EUR215.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in Cook Islands

Go to the Church on Sunday

Cook Islands are in the so called Bible Belt, and on Sundays you have to go to church, which is almost compulsory and a good experience to observe the local customs, because people are very believers...
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jorgejuansanchez
Aug 22, 2014

ika mata

This dish was a favorite . The raw fish in coconut sauce (ika mata) actually ccoks in the lime and is deliciuos . I had it many times and loved it. It's on many menus and if you go to an island night...
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easterntrekker
Dec 14, 2006

Polynesian god of the ocean and of fertility

Tangaroa, the Polynesian god of the ocean and of fertility is found everywhere in the Cook Islands. In times passed the church leaders found Tangoroa to be a ....distracting , so many of the museum...
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easterntrekker
Dec 14, 2006

Cook Islands Christian Church

Cook Islanders are quite religious and attending a Sunday mess is an experience! The singing is just amazing. After the service we were offered refreshments by parish people. Please do dress...
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bijo69
May 09, 2004

The most energetic dancers I've ever seen

I saw 2 different, and by far the best were the Orama Dance Troupe. One place you can see them is at the Wednesday night Umukai Feast at the Rarotongan Beach Resort.They were amazing! I expected...
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catalysta
Jan 23, 2004

The Ideal Cabana Boyz

A lot of fuss is traditionally made over what gorgeous women there are in Polynesia. Well, yes, there are indeed lovely women there, but Darlene & I agreed, the guys in that dance troupe were not...
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catalysta
Dec 03, 2003
 
 
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If you are staying at a hotel...

If you are staying at a hotel and there are the dance shows, just skip them, they are for tourist. On saturdays there is a market near the centre, near the harbor, and with all the food and shops,...
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mocca
Aug 26, 2002

On Atiu after the cave tour,we...

On Atiu after the cave tour,we were invited to the Tumunu,an old traditional meeting where everyone drinks a special locally brewed drink from a wooden cup. it was run by Papa Sam and his boys! They...
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littlebush
Aug 24, 2002

Money

The Cook Islands use the New Zealand-Dollar as currency, but they also have their own 1,2 and 5 NZ$ coins and a 3$ note (didn't see one though in circulation).
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bijo69
May 09, 2004

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Top Hotels in Cook Islands

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Muri Beach, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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Main Road, Rarotonga, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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Po Box 72, Avarua, 682, CK
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Top Things to Do in Cook Islands

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Backyard Shopping Tours

Backyard Tours - fun, informative and great way to meet locals and how they make their products. Good way to hear their stories directly from the locals. We also bought locally made products with...
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Blue Water Adventures

The guys at Blue water adventures are really awesome went out and caught some Yellow fin tuna which was awesome. It cost $500 for a half day trip for a private charter which isnt too bad considering...
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Top 5 Cook Islands Writers

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catalysta

"Cook Island Soujourn"
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"Cook Islands"
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"A South Pacific paradise"
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"Rarotonga & Aitutaki"
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"THE COOK ISLANDS - PACIFIC DREAMS REALIZED"
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