Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Cook Islands Rarotonga Sightseeing, Cook Islands Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Cook Islands Rarotonga Sightseeing, Cook Islands story by: Inspire Cook Islands Orientation & Sites Tour Ideal for first time visitors to the Cook Islands! Get the most out of your holiday with this introductory tour. As well as visiting important historical sites and places of interest around the island, you’ll gain first-hand knowledge on places to see, things to do, cultural highlights and the tourist services to take advantage of during your stay. The tour includes a lunch stop at a private beach with fantastic snorkelling where you will learn a little about Cook Island Black Pearls. A must for first time visitors. Departs: Mon-Fri Duration: 3.5 hours Progressive Dinner & Wine Tour If you are looking for something a little different from the usual restaurant meal, this is your opportunity to experience the real Cook Islands and gain an insight into living on `island time’. What better way to sample the food of the Islands than on a Progressive Dinner where you can mix with the locals in their homes and experience true island hospitality. Be sure to try Ika Mata – marinated tuna in lime and coconut juice, guaranteed to satisfy. Definitely a favourite and advanced bookings are recommended! Departs: Mon & Thu Duration: 4.5 hours Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruise Fun, food and friendly locals make this a cruise not to be missed! Enjoy this fun-filled tour which carries you on a journey around calm and tranquil lagoon waters aboard a glass bottom boat. Experience, up close and personal, the marine life of Muri Beach and lagoon as you snorkel and swim amongst the tropical fish before enjoying a mouth-watering barbeque fish lunch on Koromiri Island. Shrug off those inhibitions and partake in a few local traditions such as pareu tying and enjoy the cultural entertainment on offer. Departs: Mon-Sat Duration: 4.5 hours 4WD Inland Safari Tour All aboard for an adventure you won’t soon forget! This tour takes you off the beaten track and allows you to discover the beauty of tropical Rarotonga on a 4x4 safari Jeep. Experienced guides will explain the history of the island while you drive along the steep and rugged tracks. Take in the breathtaking views of the turquoise lagoon, Papua Waterfall and the sacred site Te Arai-Te-Tonga Marae. Enjoy the mountains and valleys of Rarotonga on a road less travelled by tourists and make some new friends along the way. Departs: Mon-Fri, Sun Duration: 4 hours Te Vara Nui Village Te Vara Nui Village offers stunning Over Water Night Shows and Cultural Village Tours. The interactive Cultural Village tour teaches of ancient traditions with fun knowledgeable Guides. The Overwater Night Show hosts Rarotonga’s finest dancers and musicians performing by flaming torchlight on floating stages accompanied by a sumptuous buffet dinner seated in the picturesque setting of the waterfall gardens. A combination of both assures a truly cultural entertainment extravaganza Departs: Tue, Thu & Sat Duration: 4.5 hours Going Troppo Nightlife Tour Fun and frivolity – `Cooks style’! If you want to experience the nightlife of Rarotonga in a safe and fun environment, be sure to take this tour. You will enjoy several stops throughout the tour and be able to experience some of Rarotonga’s best night spots. Enjoy the many games played throughout the evening and take the opportunity to make some friends, both tourists and locals, at the same time. So get your dancing shoes on for a great night out on the town – and don’t forget to cancel your early morning wake-up call! Departs: Fri Duration: 6.5 hours Aitutaki Day Tour A panoramic delight! While every visit to the Cook Islands should include an extended stay on Aitutaki, if you are short on time then this day tour is a fantastic option to consider. Your excursion starts with a circle island tour followed by a cruise on the Titi Ai Tonga catamaran. Spend the day snorkelling in the lagoon, feed the fish, enjoy a scrumptious lunch and get your passport stamped at One Foot Island. You will be so amazed at the surreal beauty of Aitutaki you will already be planning your next trip back. Departs: Mon-Sat Duration: Full day Pa's Cross Island Nature and culture wrapped into one delightful and memorable experience! For those seeking a bit of adventure, why not join Pa, a delightfully friendly and humorous Cook Islander, on a nature trek across the island of Rarotonga. He will share many local myths and legends with you and explain how his ancestors used the flora and fauna of the island for traditional and medicinal purposes. Although the trek begins with a rather steep climb, it soon settles into an undulating landscape. Good walking shoes are a must. Departs: Mon, Wed & Fri Duration: 3 hours Sail Rarotonga - S.V. Southern Cross Sail away the hours on a sea of blue! While in one of the most beautiful spots imaginable, why not take advantage of the clear and sparking waters of the lagoon and head out aboard the S.V. Southern Cross to enjoy some sailing with the experts. Offering both a relaxed Lunch Sailing Cruise and a Sunset Sailing Cruise (for the romantics amongst you), there are options to suit everybody. If you are lucky enough to be sailing during the whale season you might even get the chance for a close encounter of the `whale’ kind. Departs: Daily Duration: 2 hours Jungle Quad Adventure If true adventure is what you’re after, the Jungle Quad Adventure is just perfect. You’ll have plenty of thrills and challenges as you drive your very own 4 wheel quad over rugged terrain, across jungle streams and tropical rivers, and through beautiful lush and preserved jungle. With most of your adventure off-road you’ll see a side of Rarotonga not often ventured. No experience is required as your 4 wheel quad is automatic and there are tour guides to help you along. Departs: Daily Duration: Varies Akura Fishing Fish ahoy! Get into the fun of fishing and enjoy a great day on the ocean with Captain George – a 30 year fishing veteran and the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club’s rod-and-reel record holder. What better way to try your luck at landing a big game fish than with the man who knows all there is to know about fishing in the Cooks? Whether you are with friends or family or a larger group, there are charters to suit all of your needs. Whether you are an expert fisherman or a complete novice, you won’t be disappointed. Departs: Daily Duration: Varies Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? 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