P.O. BOX 40,
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Experience the magic of the Cook Islands

Jetsave Travel 

- Sightseeing (Rarotonga)

IATA Acredited
Learn about our Polynesian history, traditional medicine preparation, ancestral fishing and navigational techniques, legends and beliefs. Local artisans and craftspeople will show you how we carve, weave, prepare our local dance costumes. At Te Vara Nui Village there is something for everyone, inspiring fun, authentic entertainment, activity and wonder.

Your Cook Islands cultural experience at Te Vara Nui Village includes learning about our Polynesian history, traditional medicine preparation, ancestral fishing and navigation techniques, legends and beliefs. Interactivity is a key theme to our tour and we invite you to participate in many of these activities, learning and experiencing the true Cook Island way. Te Vara Nui Village is the must do attraction for all ages. It is your Cook Islands number one experience and not to be missed! Proud Winners of Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Industry Award & Tourism Attractions Award 2016 / 2017. Book now!

Operates Tuesday,Thursday and Saturday 5–7pm.
Tour per Adult NZ$49.00, per child $29.00 (6 – 11 years), FOC per child(5 years and under) Transfers $10pp return
Te Vara Nui

TE VARA NUI VILLAGE – OVERWATER NIGHT SHOW: Set in luscious gardens and peaceful water features, the most stunning out door entertainment venue and facility ever designed in Rarotonga, “Ura Po” Dances of Legends cultural performance. Performances by flaming torchlight on floating and fixed stages of waterfall gardens. This stunning show delivers an electric authentic cultural performance. Enjoy delicious traditional island night buffet fusing local island tastes from our world class Umukai (traditional feast). A powerful cultural display of grace, beauty, passion, color and excitement with exceptional choreography . Proud Winners of Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Industry Award & Tourism Attractions Award 2016/2017.

The evening includes:
* Island Umu BuffetBook now!
* Transfer pick-up (from 6.30pm)
* Dining starts from 7.30pm
* “Dances of Legends” Cultural Performance at 8.30pm for approximately 1 hour
* Return transfers (from 9.45pm)

Island night NZ$109.00 per adult, NZ$49 per child (6-11 yrs) Transfers $10pp return.

Te Vara Nui


Treat yourself to the “Ultimate Island Experience” with 4.5 hours of pure cultural pleasure including our 2.5 hour Full Cultural Village Tour AND “Ura Po” Cultural performance with dining. Complimentary cocktail drink offered while dining with free return transfers and also save $20.00 per person.
Proud Winners of Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Industry Award & Tourism Attractions Award 2016/2017 .

*SPECIAL*: Village Tour and “Overwater Night Show” COMBO Package (4.5 hours) - $129.00 per person $59.00 per child (6yrs – 11yrs) Foc Children under 5

Te Vara Nui
Departs from all major hotels/motels. Pa, your Polynesian Guide will lead you over the mountains of Rarotonga. Learn about the indigenous plants and flowers as you make your way across the island. Includes picnic lunch and complimentary transfers. Please bring your own change of clothes, Insect repellant, hat and bottled water for during the hike. Your hike ends at Wigmore's Water Fall.

Mon-Sat: 10:00am
Adults NZ$80.00 Children NZ$40.00
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Pa's Treck

The world famous Captain Tama’s boys know how to have a good time and they want to share that with you! Cruise on the Glass Bottom Boat to the marine reserve for some awesome snorkelling with giant clams and heaps of colourful fish. After feeding the fish you will then head to Motu Koromiri for a Raro style fresh fish BBQ. Chicken or Vegetarian options available for those who do not eat Fish. To top this magic day, enjoy the sounds of the N.S.A. (No Strings Attached) local string band. Then be treated to an epic coconut show on the Motu from the boys that are guaranteed to have you in stitches. Please bring your own towel, sunscreen and camera.

Lagoon Cruise departs Muri Beach from 11.00am - 3.15pm.
Adult: NZ$79.00 Child (6-12yrs) NZ$40.00 Children under 5 years of age FOC

Family Rate- 2 adults, 2 children (6-11yrs) including return transfers NZ$220.00

Family Rate- 2 adults, 3 children (6-11yrs) including return transfers NZD $250.00

Groups rate available for 10 adults and moreBook now!


Lagoon Cruise
Don't miss a fantastic day out with Koka Lagoon Cruises exploring famous Muri Lagoon. Make your Rarotonga holiday a memorable one, and let our multi-talented crew treat you to an experience you won’t forget - snorkelling amongst lagoon life or enjoying through glass bottom; non-stop entertainment with ukulele playing, pareu tying, weaving (score yourself a pair of Kikau glasses!); enjoy a delicious fish bbq feast, amazing coconut tree climbing show, coconut husking and more!

Lagoon Cruise departs10am lasts about 3 hours and includes hotel transfers, snorkel gear and yummy BBQ Fish Lunch. Please bring your own towel, sunscreen and camera.Book now!

Tour Price NZD $79 per adult, NZD $40 per child 5 – 11yrs (children under 5 are complimentary)

Lagoon Cruise

For a while now Rarotonga was seen as the island of sun, sand and beach with relaxation at the forefront of most travellers minds ... NOT ANY MORE!!! Raro Buggy Tours is not for faint of heart, motor through roads less travelled whilst experiencing the islands incredible beauty up close and personal as you manoeuver with your personal buggy through hills and plantations. Go off road, get dirty and revel in an adventure you'll never forget! Buggy Tours can vary from tour to tour dependant on the clientele and age.

Venture around the abandoned derelict hotel once known as The Sheraton Hotel. 1 - 2 hours of exhilirating fun in the mud, off the beaten track. Self Driven One and Two person Buggies and a light lunch is served at the FoodBox Cafe. And lastly visit the Golf Range in Titikaveka – any guest that get a hole in one will receive a 100% refund.

Must have overseas car licence and be 18years and over if driving and 4 years and over if a passenger. Must arrive 30mins prior to departure time. No refund for cancellations within 24 hours. Explore roads less travelled, see the hinterland and visit the waterfall.

What To Bring: Repellant, Sun Glasses, Proper Footwear, Full Driver's License, Towel, Sunscreen, Comfortable Clothes that you dont mind getting dirty.

Day Tours: Departs at 8:30am, 11:30am and 2:30pm daily. Meet at FoodBox by Wigmores Superstore. Transfers are an additional NZD $10.00 per person.

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Raro Buggy Tours

Depart from all major hotels/motels by 4-wheel safari jeep. Travel the back roads of Rarotonga and experience the thrill of climbing hospital hill with a fabulous view at the top. Travel up hills and down valleys for a unique island experience.

Morning Tour (Mon – Fri)
9:00am – 1:00pm
Cost per Adult (12 yrs & over): $80 - Cost per Child (6-11yrs): $40 - Infants (5 yrs & under): FOC
Includes: Tasty Beach BBQ Buffet Lunch, 3 hour tour and transfers
Comment: Guests can do this tour without the lunch, and pay as per afternoon rates.
Recommend: Camera, Bottle of Water each, Mosquito Repellant
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Afternoon Tour (Mon – Fri) requires a minimum no. of 6 Adults
1:30pm – 4:30pm
Cost per Adult (12 yrs & over): $65 - Cost per Child (6-11yrs): $32.50 - Infants (5 yrs & under): FOC
Includes: Transfers and 3 hour tour only.
Recommend: Camera, Bottle of Water each, Mosquito Repellant
Does not include Tasty BBQ lunch

Saturday Tours available for group bookings only. Requires a minimum 6 adults and does not include Tasty Beach BBQ lunch.

Raro Safari Tours
This is not a lagoon cruise as you are on the outer reef you may see big pelagic fish, turtles, rays, sharks, whales and much more. Tours daily departing from 9am, 11am, 2pm and 4pm. Tours are 1 hour 15 mnutes and include free pick up and drop off. Interesting and informative commentary. A percentage of all trips go towards local conservation. Life jackets available for all..

Book now! Cost: Adults $69 Children 3-16years $39.00 Under 3years FOC.
Reef Sub

Departs daily at 7am or 12 noon. Comfortable boat, excellent Shimano fishing gear. Suitable for any size group up to 25 anglers. The perfect Stag or Hen Party Vessel. Prices vary depending on Group Size - give us a call for information on 23545 or 53544.

Departs daily at 12noon, whale watching in season or exploring the outer reefs of Rarotonga is a must. Enjoy a swim or snorkel at one of our sheltered mooring spots. Lunch and Water supplied, BYO Hat, Towel and Swimming Gear. Adults NZD $95.00 per person Children NZD $50.00 12 years and under. Group Discounts available for 10 or more.

Departs 5:00pm daily. Take in breath taking surroundings of the island at sunset and enjoy a complimentary cocktail and a delicious selection of finger foods for a light dinner. Adults NZD $95.00 per person Children NZD $50.00 per person 12years and under. Group Discounts available for 10 or more.
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Tangaroa 4WD
The Jungle Quad Adventure offers thrills and challenges for Rarotonga Sightseeing. 2 – 2.5 hours venturing through muddy and rocky terrains, crossing stareams to remote areas of our island "jungle". Experience thrills and challenges with a professional guide and swim in freshwater creeks.: You must obtain a FULL DRIVERS LICENSE either of the Cook Islands or from your home country before participating in this tour. You must also bring your full license with you on this tour. A light lunch is served on your return. Please bring your own insect repellant, bottle of water, and spare change of clothes, towels etc. Helmets and raincoats are provided.

Book now!Daily Depart 10am and return at 1:30pm
Single Adult: NZ$125.00
Coconut Tours

Highland Paradise is a Multi Award winning, high quality cultural experience that is second to none. We cannot be beaten for cultural authenticity and value for money. Our unique valley village offer guests a glimpse into everyday Cook Island life 600 years ago and also showcases how Cook Islands culture has evolved over the years through two amazing experiences. The TAPUAE day tour and the KAARA island night. Group Rates apply. Return Transfers are complimentary.

TAPUAE Footprints of our Ancestors -Guided Daytime Tours, their knowledgeable and entertaining guides will showcase our spiritual past and present, ancient legends and practices, entertainment, the struggle for food, tribal warfare, cannibalism, everyday village life such as weaving and drumming and the fascinating history of this tribe. Also is a visit to the new Museum and Cultural Learning Centre. A traditional umu lunch is also included in this extensive day tour. Tour operates Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:30am - 12:30pm $75 per Adult $37.50 per child 6-11years (Under 5years FOC)

KAARA Drums of our Forefathers - From the moment you arrive you will hear and feel the drums of our forefathers. This cultural extravaganza includes a village tour, marae tapu lifting, Kia Orana cocktail, traditional umu feast and the pulsating cultural show featuring 'E Matike' dance troupe. The entire night is hosted by the descendants if the Tinomana tribe. Friday nights ar great for family bookings as we feature a special number by the littlest tribe members. Adults $110.00 Child $65.00 (6-11yrs) Under 5 years FOC. Book now!

Highland Paradise
is a local family owned business that is managed by husband and wife team, Teina and Jackie Rongo. Both Teina and Jackie are marine scientists with a strong respect, love and wonder of the ocean and its resources. Enjoy an exhilarating ride aboard our speed boat Eturere, which in Cook Island Maori means 'shooting star'. This 8.5 meter Gemini V-Hull rigid inflatable boat meets NZ survey requirements for safety purposes. Experience the breath-taking views of Rarotonga's mountains from the ocean aboard Eturere. There a few choice stops along the coast that will provide great photo opportunites.

Book now! Speed Boat Ride: NZD $85.00 per person Whale Watching Cruise JUL-OCT: NZD $95.00 per person Snorkelling Tour: NZD $75.00 per person Banana Boat Ride:NZD $85.00 per person
Rongohiva Watersports
Progressive Dining Tour– Leave the familiar surrounds of your hotel and restaurantsand venture out to the villages to experince Cook Islands Cuisine with the locals and their families.This 5 hour wine and dine experiencetakes visitors through three island style homes where you feel the magic of meeting 3–4 generations under one roof. Enjoy a three course meal with three different families.

Book now!Mon & Thur: 5:00pm
Adults $95.00 Children (3–12 Years) $65.00
Progressive Dining Tour
Rarotonga Orientation and Sites Tour: This tour is designed for first time visitors to Rarotonga and presents important historical sites and places of interests around the island.A light tropical lunch will be served at a private bech spot in the middle of the tour which will feature a combined lecture about the Cook Island Black Pearls and the various uses of the Coconut Tree. This tour lasts for about three and a half hours.

Book now!Mondays, Wednesday's and Fridays: Adult $65.00 Children (3–12 years) $35.00
Circle Island Tour
If you're looking for something to do that is unique to the Cook Islands then join us on our day tour. You will learn all about the tumunu (coconut tree) & the bush beer tradition of the same name that started on the island of Atiu after the arrival of the missionaries. You will make your lunch in a umu (an underground oven), husk & grate a coconut & make a raurau basket then visit our plantation & marae where you will get first hand knowledge from our expert guide. A few hours with us is time well spent.

UMU COOKING CLASS: this is an interactive hands on cooking class with participants taking part in all aspects of umu cooking from picking rukau & produce, preparing our food to laying the rock foundation for the umu, making coconut cream, preparing side dishes to accompany the umu, making your own plate from kikau followed by an umu lunch. The class is designed to be very much an educational/ learning experience all around umu making. Participants receive a menu with instructions following the umu class.RACK RATE: ADULTS $69. CHILD (2-13 YRS) $35

OUR CULTURE IN A DAY: this is a highlights tour of some of our main cultural activities such as the history of Rarotonga and the arrival of Christianity. Learn about the umu and cooking the food the traditional way, a practical coconut learning session, craft making, a visit to a plantation to learn about the medicinal properties in our plants & visit our sacred marae Arai Te Tonga and learn its history followed by a homebrew tasting session. Lunch is local style such as garden salad, potato or kuru salad, chicken or fish. This tour will not have umu. RACK RATE: ADULT $79. CHILD (2-13 YRS) $39

Both tours include lunch & refreshments. Transfers are not provided. Minimum numbers apply. We can tailor make a tour around specific requests such as weaving and we can also provide private tours outside of our above schedule or when requested.
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Mai AudioTour


Start your holiday in the Cooks with a culture tour of scenic Rarotonga in a modern air-conditioned coach.  Explore the history and culture of the Cook Island people in the company of our qualified, friendly tour guides. Visit an ancient sacred village, an authentic marae (sacred site), and enjoy a light lunch.  See a coconut husking demonstration and sample juice from the TUMUNU – the tree of life!!Book now!

Tours operate daily Monday – Friday 10.00am -1.00pm Pick up and drop off around the island.

Adults $60.00.  Children (2-12yrs)$30.00

Island Discovery Tour


Tik-e Tours is the only fully electric tour company in the South Pacific Islands that offer a complete range of shuttle and personal tours departing from all resorts, showcasing our beautiful island and culture in our bright orange full electric Tuk tuk's. We explore the back roads where the locals live and see where crops and fruits are grown for the Saturday markets. The local produce is divine and mostly organic, you can experience it fresh off the tree.

Lap of the Island Tour: This tour is great for new visitors to the island, it is used as a fun way to get your bearings and take in the highlights of the island. Included is a guided lap of the island stopping at local points of interest in one of our fun electric Tuk tuks. Adults NZD $55pp Children (3-12yrs) NZD $35pp Infants FOC. Aprox 1.5 hours Departs 8am and 2pm daily.

Highlights of Rarotonga Circle Island Tour: A great 3.5 hour tour exploring the back roads and experiencing the real Rarotonga. This tour includes Ukulele making, cold pressed coconut manufacturing, pearl carvings and a great Polynesian culture tour on your way around the island, with your tour guide.Adults NZD $79pp Children (3-12yrs) NZD $35pp Infants FOC. Aprox 3.5 hours. Departs 8am and 2pm daily.

Sunset Cocktail Happy Hour Hop: Grab some friends and jump on our bright orange electric tuk tuk's for one of our sunset cocktail happy hour hops. Watch the sun set over the horizon as you are trying the Big Kahuna. Discover who makes the best sunset cocktails on the island. We have a selection of beach bars and resort bars which allow to bring smaller groups in to enjoy the atmosphere of these unique little bars. The drink prices are always happy hour pricing no matter what time of the night with Tik-e Tours. Adults NZD $45pp drinks not included. Add NZD $10pp if you wish to stop for dinner and then be picked up afterwards. Book now!

Tik-e Tours Rarotonga


Experience Cook Islands Culture first hand! At Adventure Cook Islands they can teach you Cook Island dancing and/or Cook Island Drum beats with their professional Rarotongan dancers and drummers. Dancing and drumming lessons are 45 minutes long. They can cater to all your needs whether it is a private lesson one on one, a small group or large group. Lessons are be held at their base in Kavera or, for a small fee, they can hold lessons in the convenience of your accommodation.

Mon-Sat: 9am – 3pm
Dance Lesson $30 per person
Dance Lesson (at your own accommodation) $40 per person.
Drumming Lesson $30 per person
Drumming Lesson (at your own accommodation) $40 per person.Book now!
Dancing and Drumming Lesson $35 per person
Dancing and Drumming Lesson (at your own accommodation) $45 per person.

Rarotonga Flight

Storytellers are the tour guides and leaders who will take you on an unforgettable experience on Rarotonga. The Storytellers experience offers a variety of tours to suit most levels of riding fitness and experience. Local Cook Island Guides at Storytellers are passionate and knowledgeable about local culture, history, environment and enjoy sharing a love of their heritage with guests.

Book now!Discover: is a leisurely tour along the ancient coral road - Ara Metua. Set at a relaxed pace, with plenty of stops to take in the magnificent mountain scenery. Predominantly on level terrain, covering a distance of around 8-12km on mainly sealed roads. Comfortably catering for those of a basic fitness level and limited riding experience. Cost $75 per person, 3 hour tour with 1 hour Lunch, snacks, water, sunscreen and helmets.

Explore: pathways running between the coast, the ancient Coral Road and hidden valleys. With plenty of village exposure and some pre planned stops at local attractions that you may find without a guide. Covering 12-16km at a moderate pace over 4 hours, with a combination of road and track riding, suiting average fitness and riding experience. Cost $95 per person, 4 hour tour with Lunch, snacks, water, sunscreen and helmets.

Excite: is how we describe the experience you'll have tearing up and down trails as you're confident to roll. There is still a strong emphasis on storytelling with the areas you will visit, setting a magnificent back drop to some truly engaging stories. Creek crossings, flowing switchbacks, mud and glory; you'll come back with an appetite for our delicious local lunch and opportunity to cool down and wash the mud off. This tour is suited to reasonably experienced bike riders with good fitness who wants to the challenge of a more technical ride than Discover or Explore. Cost $135 per person, 5 hour tour with 1 hour sunset cocktails, snacks, water, sunscreen and helmets.
Storytellers Eco Tour
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