• Raro Safari Tours, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
  • Raro Safari Tours, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
  • Raro Safari Tours, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Raro Safari Tours

Adventure, Nature, Scenic

From £45 per person

01 Apr 2021 - 31 Mar 2022

An exciting half day adventure into the interior of the island of Rarotonga and visiting some of the islands ‘hard to get to’ places while enjoying spectacular views of the coastline and lagoon. 

Quick facts
Operator:Raro Safari Tours
Transfers:Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
Extras:BBQ Chicken Lunch a.m Only
Operates:Mon to Fri + Sun p.m.
Duration:3 to 3 1/2 hours
Start / Finish:9:00 a.m / 1:00 p.m

1:00 p.m / 4:00 p.m 



After a brief overview you will be taken on the main coastal road to pick-up other guests and then head inland to discover the lush tropical interior of the island. Visit the green valleys of Avatiu along a paved road that takes you close to the centre of the island. Along the way, see taro plantations.

Most of the tour is conducted along the ancient Ara Metua – an inland road system that lies a mile or so inland from the coast and built by the warrior chief Toi, approximately 1000 years ago. The Ara Metua winds along its original course through areas that are intensively cultivated and pass colourful gardens and plantations. Ara Tapu is 31-kilometre coastal highway that runs parallel to the white sand beaches of the island. Pass old limestone churches, through the main township of Avarua where the islands main shopping area is located, through pawpaw plantations, resorts and village shops. Throughout the tour, your tour guide will offer commentary on the history and traditions of the island as well as notes on the many uses of the local flora and fauna in traditional medicine making.

Tour Highlights…

Access to Maraes and other Sacred Sites

Gain access to some of Rarotonga’s sacred sites like Arai Te Tonga Marae. Learn of ancient rituals and human sacrifices.

Avatiu Valley

The interior of the beautiful green Avatiu Valley is the first stage of the Cross Island Trek. Raro Safari Tour takes you to the end of the paved track. See the volcanic pinnacle of the Needle.

Spectacular Sightseeing

View the lush rainforest interior of the beautiful green Avatiu Valley, sensational mountain top views, ocean views and with a mountain climb of 300 metres above sea level.

Knowledgeable Guides

Your experienced guides will explain the history of the island and the culture and traditions of the people that live here.

Info & Extras

What to bring/wear

Sun-cream, comfortable footwear, camera, drinking water bottle, insect repellent.

Operates & Prices

A.M Tour (9 a.m – 1 p.m)

Adult £46
Child £23 (6 to 11 years)
Child – Free (0 to 5 years)

P.M Tour (1 pm – 4 p.m)

Adult £38
Child £19 (6 to 11 years)
Child – Free (0 to 5 years)

Inclusions: BBQ Chicken Lunch (a.m tour only), Return Transfers

Private tours available – Rates on request.

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Destination: Cook Islands, Rarotonga

Getting there:
When to go:
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Cook Islands 23h
Dec to Mar
Apr to Aug
Sep to Oct
GMT -10 hours
Coral Atolls & White Sands, Stunning Scenery, Idyllic Climate

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