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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
 
Full-Day Bora Bora Lagoon Cruise Including Snorkeling with Sharks and Stingrays
"After morning pickup at your Bora Bora hotel board your powerboat to start an amazing day on the water with your knowledgeable guide. Soak up stunning views of the lush coast and turquoise sea as you cruise over to a shallow lagoon for a stingray experience. Hop into the water with the prov who might swim right up to you. Your guide explains how the gentle creatures have adapted to the human presence in these waters and shows you how to interact with the rays. Swim and snorkel among the graceful rays and learn about their breeding and feeding habits as well as how they escape from predators.After a memorable time with the stingrays head to a prime snorkeling spot above a colorful coral garden. Snorkel around the corals while marveling at the multitude of gorgeous fish that flit about. If you prefer to stay dry you can easily observe the marine life in the crystal-clear waters of the lagoon from the boat. Worked up an appetite by now? Disembark at a beautiful motu (small island) where you enjoy a freshly prepared buffet lunch that includes grille chicken
From EUR117.00

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Cook Islands

Yes visit Suvarow!

Ever wanted to go to one of the most remote places in the world? Visit the island Suvarow in the northern group of the Cook Islands. Sense the feeling off living without time, only one family lives on...
esontheroad
Apr 03, 2009

In Aitutaki: Hike Moungou Po

Moungou Po is the highest peak in Aitutaki and can be a bit of a hike, especially when wearing flip flops! But there's a GREAT view of the lagoon from the top. Don't forget the repellent! There's a...
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kimchicowboy
Apr 06, 2007

Aitutaki is a slice of paradise

The island is the quintessential picture of paradise. Endless turquoise lagoon dotted with uninhabited islands, white sand beaches and palm tree coveried islands. It is less expensive and less...
latida
Jan 10, 2007

Hibiscus

There's a woman who lives on the back road behind Avarua who grows the most amazing hibiscus. She cross-pollinates and creates hundreds of different variety of blooms - she even grafts different types...
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emmicat
Jul 07, 2006

Rarotongan ghost resort.

On the south coast of Rarotonga is a ghost resort. It is a sad blot on the landscape of Rarotonga. The uncompleted Sheraton Resort was financed by the Cook Islands government to the tune of about $100...
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worldkiwi
Oct 08, 2005

The Arutanga Church.

Arutanga is the sleepy administrative centre on Aitutaki. The oldest church in the Cook Islands is also located there. The Cook Islands Christian Church (CICC) in Arutanga is built of whitewashed...
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worldkiwi
Oct 08, 2005
 
 
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Climb Maungapu on Aitutaki.

Maungapu is the highest hill on Aitutaki. It is 124m high. From the summit you get a good view down the chain of islands on the eastern edge of the turquoise Aitutaki lagoon. Climb the hill in the...
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worldkiwi
Oct 08, 2005

The Most Romantic Island

Aitutaki is a side trip you won't regret. The island is barely more than a rim around a huge shallow lagoon, with islets (motus) of sugar sand & swaying palm trees. I've been told by some of the...
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catalysta
Apr 24, 2005

Maungapu Hill, Aitutaki

Maungapu is the highest point on Aitutaki with 124m. From top of it you have great views over the lagoon and the motus.According to the legend this little mountain was stolen from Rarotonga, chopped...
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bijo69
Aug 23, 2004

visit the veterinary volenteer group

Volenteer at the vet clinic. there is always something to do and its a great way to meet the locals. there is not always a vet there-they fly in to volenteer from various places- but street dogs...
ausiebkpker
Aug 13, 2004

Well, it's really along the main road, but..

...just wanted to emphasize, you are on a beautiful tropical island, for heavens sake, so RELAX! Take time to notice all the delightfully quirky little details that make this such a wonderful place -...
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catalysta
Aug 03, 2004

A Wild Ride With A Native Guide

Try the Raro Safari 4x4 Tour of the island (see travelogue for more details). It was a lot of fun, and an easy way to see the interior of the island. The guides are Rarotongan Maoris, all of whom seem...
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catalysta
Aug 03, 2004

Rent a car and drive the back country

On several occassions we took our rental car and headed down back roads to see how the locals lived. This was a great experience. You saw huge Black Pearl Farmer plantations and homes of the general...
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Tieggan
Dec 19, 2002

Rarotonga Steam Railway - A...

Rarotonga Steam Railway - A tiny, tiny island in the middle of the Pacific, and it has a steam train! It's a lovely walk past fields full of crops, and into Tim Arnold's tropical garden to discover...
tully8
Aug 26, 2002

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Muri Beach, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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Po Box 72, Avarua, 682, CK
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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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easterntrekker

"Cook Islands"
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worldkiwi

"A South Pacific paradise"
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"Rarotonga & Aitutaki"
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"THE COOK ISLANDS - PACIFIC DREAMS REALIZED"
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