Cook Islands 8 days / 5 nights from $1949 per person
Posted on Saturday, 11 Aug 2012 04:12 AM
Escape to an island paradise in the warm waters of the South Pacific. Step back in time and discover a place which up until now been a long kept secret. If you are seeking a place that has buildings no taller than a coconut tree, a place that boasts beautiful, deserted white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and some of the friendliest people in the world, the Cook Islands is for you. This undiscovered paradise is a great location for destination weddings, honeymoons, or to relax and explore with family and friends. The Cook Islands are located in the warm waters of the South Pacific between Tahiti and Fiji.
* Round trip Economy air from Los Angeles
* Add-on airfares available from other cities
* Lei greeting on arrival
* 5 nights accommodation - The Little Polynesian Resort Rarotonga
* Round-trip transfers from Airport to hotel
* Tropical Breakfast
* Airport taxes and fuel surcharges
IMPORTANT - There is only one non-stop flight a week between Los Angeles and Rarotonga so all departures leave the US on a Sunday and arrive back the following Sunday.
Day 1 - Sunday
Flight: Los Angeles – Rarotonga. Operated by Air New Zealand approx 1115pm.
Day 2 - Monday
Arrive in Rarotonga at approxmately 6.05am, where you will be met by our Local office and transferred to your hotel.
WELCOME TO THE COOK ISLANDS!
You’ll stay 5 nights at the Little Polynesian Resort. Nestled on the southern tip of Rarotonga, Little Polynesian Resort is a sophisticated playground for grown-ups. Here, serenity is certain, seclusion is guaranteed, and romance is everywhere. This is a Resort of unpretentious luxury where Idyllic beaches beckon.
Little Polynesian is a Cook Island paradise for water babies. Think tranquil Pacific in postcard colors, a peaceful lagoon, serene, sandy beaches, and luxury accommodations in the Polynesian style. Couples paradise! With breathtaking beaches, dazzling waters, and idyllic climate, Little Polynesian will steal your heart. Landlubbers will enjoy hiking, golf, bird-watching, and soakng up the hospitable Polynesian culture. Wake to your view of the lagoon, the gentle murmur of the sea, and the scent of tropical flowers. Spend your days roaming the beaches and sipping fresh-fruit cocktails by the pool. Traditional architecture complements the island’s natural beauty, and the bungalows are designed with every modern luxury, from gazebos with daybeds to outdoor showers
During your week in paradise you will be able to do as much or as little as you like. Your Aspire Down Under consultant will be able to book any of the following activities you want to do during your stay (at an additional cost).
Aitutaki Day Tour - to see the amazing lagoon and stunning beaches of the outer island of Aitutaki. ($395pp)
Island Discovery Tour - Start your holiday with an orientated cultural circle island tour of the island. Be enlightened with a qualified tour guide sharing the local history and culture of Rarotonga as you journey around the island in an air-conditioned sight seeing coach. ($42pp) If its adventure your after this is the tour for you. You have the choice of either a Quad Bike Adventure ($130pp) or 4WD Safari Tour ($45pp). Adventure through the rugged muddy mountain terrains, and back roads of Rarotonga on the Quad bike, or enjoy a trip about the Safari Jeep. The Cook With Tooks dining experience offers guests a fun filled evening where local Chef Tooks demonstrates with his interactive cooking classes ($105pp).
Progressive Dinner - Hosted at 3 different locations, enjoy each course at a family home where the local hosts invite you in to share in a meal with them. ($82pp)
Highland Paradise Culture Center - our offers an interactive cultural experience, including traditional weaving, local cooking & a DVD theatre. Learn the cultural and history on a guided tour, or enjoy an island feast on the Sunset Island night where local dancers and musicians will entertain you.($52pp)
Pa’s Cook Island Treks - Pa leads you across the Island of Rarotonga and shares myths & legends, his knowledge of flora/fauna and their traditional and medicinal purposes. The Island Trek climb is quite steep to start with and becomes easier. The Nature Walk is slightly less strenuous and does not go across the island. ($65pp)
Raro Safari Inland 4WD Tour - Take the 4 Wheel Drive Safari Tour on the inland roads and to the heights of Rarotonga for some breathtaking views and scenery. Tangaroa 4x4 Tours - Travel the ancient road (Ara Metua) built by our ancestors, see ancient marae's and find out about our local traditions, culture & customs. Prepare a traditional underground oven (Umu) then while its cooking, head off on your safari tour and return to enjoy the umu feast for lunch. ($70pp)
Te Vara Cultural Village - Learn about the cultural, history & local traditions of the Cook Islands in this beautiful Cultural Village, whether it be taking a walk around on the evening Cultural Village Tour or the Island Night Show & Buffet Dinner. The costumes, craftsmanship, and surroundings will be enjoyed by all. ($35-$95pp)
Cruise the Lagoon - go sailing or take a semi-sub to view the reefs ($65pp)
Fishing Charter - Try your hand at fishing or a shared or private charter. (from $145pp)
Scuba Diving or snorkeling - Take a one tank, two tank or night dive. Ask us about a our Groupon Special Dive Offer: Buy one get the second 1/2 off introductory dive!!! (From $80)
Going Troppo night life tour ($30pp)
Day 7 - Saturday
Spend the day at leisure. You will need to check out of your hotel at 10am but are welcome to utilize the resort's facilities until your departure. Another alternative would be to add (at additional cost) a day room so you can stay in your room for longer until you leave for the airport for your flight. Flight: Air New Zealand - Economy Class. Fly from RAROTONGA to LOS ANGELES. Depart approximately 11.15pm
Day 8 - Sunday
Welcome Back to Los Angeles! Arrive approximate 11.45am.
This itinerary can be fully customized; to tailor this package to your specific requirements please call an Aspire specialist at 1-877-727-7473
$1949 package valid for travel until 31 Oct 2013. $240 per person supplement to travel 01 November 2013- 31 Mar 2014. Prices are per person based on double occupancy for departures from Los Angeles. Add-on fares available from other cities. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels subject to availability. All prices reflect a 3% discount for purchases made by wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payment. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply