Private Scenic Island Tour
The Private Scenic Island tour is an upgrade from the Island Discovery Tour, which is normally taken by coach with other visitors around Rarotonga. It is an exclusive and more personal tour of our island paradise that you will enjoy from the comfort of a private car or van with your very own English speaking driver and tour guide. As you travel along the ancient Ara Metua, or ‘Road of Toi’- built in 1050 AD as an all weather paved road, you will visit ancient maraes (ceremonial sites), and local plantations. You will also visit the Maire Nui Tropical Gardens, a wonderful place that portrays the exuberant tropical nature of the island with many varieties of tropical flora on display for you to enjoy.
You will enjoy a relaxing espresso coffee break in down town Avarua before heading to the stunning Muri lagoon to visit the departure point of the 7 Canoes that set sail for Aotearoa, New Zealand.
While you are in Muri, you will also visit Te Ara Museum, a building that houses many products and much history of the Cook Islands. The tour will then continue on to the Rito factory, a boutique cold pressed coconut processing facility that specializes in beauty and health products made with cold pressed virgin coconut oil. Your scrumptious lunch is served and enjoy a taste of freshly caught fish. Your guide will demonstrate and explain the Cook Islands Tree of Life - the coconut tree. You will learn its many uses, as well as learn how to husk a coconut before sampling its exquisite flavour.
English is not your first language? Our private tour is available in Italian, Spanish, German and Japanese!
Tour Operates: Monday to Friday
Duration: 10.00am to 2.00pm (Pick up time confirmed upon booking)
• Return Hotel Transfers
• Private Guided Tour
• Entry fees
• Bottle of Water
What to Bring:
• Sunscreen & hat
• Insect repellent
• Comfortable walking shoes