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Aitutaki Lagoon Resort Beachfront

5 NIGHTS

A Taste Of The Cooks

6 DAYS  |  COOK ISLANDS

This is your romantic getaway to the Cook Islands.  Picture a pristine paradise that is not overrun with tourists.  You’ll find no buildings taller than a coconut tree, no stop lights and a warm, sunny climate all year round perfect for enjoying white sandy beaches, relaxing in a hammock, or exploring the lagoon.   You will find the island way of life is perfect for letting yourself chill out.  Have a romantic picnic on an island motu and wander around Rarotonga to explore Polynesian culture at its best.  Visit Aitutaki, a short flight north of Rarotonga.  This secluded and romantic island has stunning surroundings with one of the most spectacular lagoons in the world.  Enjoy a lagoon cruise where you will see banded damsels, butterfly fish and giant clams in their natural habitat. Eat lunch on the beautiful One Foot Island which has the world’s only registered post office on an uninhabited island.   Snorkel, explore and relax before heading back home.

Aitutaki Lagoon Resort

5 NIGHTS

Aitutaki Overwater Delight

6 DAYS  |  COOK ISLANDS

Aitutaki is the second most visited island in the Cooks. This romantic beautiful small island is surrounded by reefs which create incredible lagoons making it a favorite destination for honeymooners with its secluded location and romantic setting.  You get to spend five nights at the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa in an overwater bungalow situated directly on the Aitutaki Lagoon. You can jump straight into the stunning water from your bungalow. Complimentary activities include learning to snorkel, stand up paddle board, dancing the hula, playing island drums, even husking coconuts.  Resort equipment for your use includes kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling gear and bicycles.  Enjoy a lagoon cruise where you explore up to 75% of the lagoon going snorkeling and getting up close with tropical fish, giant clams and colorful coral. This adult only resort is the perfect location to kick back, relax and detox.  

Rarotonga Beach

5 NIGHTS

Rarotonga Couple's Retreat

6 DAYS  |  COOK ISLANDS

Enjoy island time in Rarotonga.  Kick back, relax and take in the unique and friendly Polynesian culture of the Cook Islands.  Your luxury resort is situated on five acres of botanical gardens and includes a beach right on the lagoon. Explore the village, go swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, paddle boarding or kayaking in the beautiful lagoon.  Enjoy an evening cultural show showcasing Rarotonga’s best dancers and musicians performing by flaming torchlight on floating stages.  Fly to Aitutaki for the day and experience the stunning turquoise waters of Aitutaki’s lagoon on a lagoon cruise.  Stop at several small motu (islets) including One Foot Island where you can get your passport stamped, snorkeling in the warm water and feast on a tasty barbeque lunch cooked onboard.  The Cook Islands is the perfect location to detox from daily life.  You can feel your stresses dropping away in this special low key South Pacific destination.  

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Port Douglas Beach

20 NIGHTS

Great Australia & New Zealand Escape

21 DAYS   

Enjoy a visit to Australia and New Zealand that gives you a taste of everything.  Start your adventure in Sydney with a city tour of all the highlights.  Head to the stunning Blue Mountains, see the Three Sisters and visit a wildlife park.  Visit breathtaking Uluru, take in Kata Tjuta, stunning sunsets, sunrises and a wonderful night dining under the stars. Explore Cape Tribulation, the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef on your tropical north stay in Port Douglas.  Finish your Australian adventure in Melbourne famous for its boutique shopping, laneways and multicultural lifestyle.  Fly to Queenstown, explore stunning Milford Sound and spend a day enjoying fantastic scenery and wineries before moving to Wellington for a scenic tour and gourmet food expedition.  Visit Rotorua for a geothermal and cultural experience then head to Auckland stopping at Hobbiton the movie set on the way.  See Auckland’s on a highlights tour then spend an evening on Waiheke Island sipping on New Zealand wines and dining.

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14 NIGHTS

South Pacific Trio

15 DAYS  

Combine a South Pacific island experience with vibrant cities showcasing both Australia and New Zealand on this three country itinerary.  Spend time in both Rarotonga and a day in stunning Aitutaki.  Learn about Cook Islands Polynesian culture while sampling delicious local foods and swimming in warm blue waters.  Enjoy the uncomplicated island lifestyle and feel yourself relaxing with every day in this paradise.  Head to vibrant Sydney for an Australian experience.  See the best of Sydney from the land and water on a dinner cruise.  Visit the legendary Hunter Valley wine region for wine tasting and the famous World Heritage Blue Mountains.  Get up close and personal with native Australian animals at the Featherdale Wildlife Park.  You’re off to New Zealand next to experience the best of Auckland and its surrounding areas.  Tour the city and harbor then travel to the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula renowned for pristine beaches and lush forests before finishing with a truly relaxing day on beautiful Waiheke Island.    

  • Culture, Scenery, Wildlife, Food and Wine, Adventure, Relaxation

Aitutaki

13 NIGHTS

The Essential South Pacific Tour

14 DAYS  

Start your adventure in beautiful Fiji where you can enjoy relaxing by the pool, sail through crystal clear waters, snorkel, swim and experience the friendly and welcoming Fijian culture.  Next, you’re off to Auckland, New Zealand to explore the harbor city and West Coast areas.  Auckland has a great mix of natural wonders and urban highlights which you will see on your tours.  Go jet boating on the Shotover River, 4WD off-road and sample Central Otago wines in Queenstown before flying into stunning Fiordland National Park for a nature cruise on Milford Sound.  Leaving New Zealand, you head to Sydney.  Tour the city, discover the highlights and visit the iconic Sydney Opera House.   Journey to the famous Blue Mountains just out of Sydney and get up close with Australian native animals at the wildlife park.  You move from Sydney to the Tropical North for a complete change of scenery.  From Cairns you get to experience the Great Barrier Reef and the tropical rainforest of Kuranda before beginning your journey home.

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