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ARIIMOANA WALKABOUTS—INLAND DISCOVERIES WALK

The Inland Discoveries Walk takes you to the lush interior of Rarotonga with the perfect combination of nature and culture.
Exploring the island with guides Kura and Jacopo offers a personable and memorable adventure with a unique insight to Rarotonga that can only be experienced with locals. Kura is an iconic figure of Rarotonga having grown up on the shores of Vaimaanga she now leads the way as an eco-warrior in the moana (sea) and enua (land). Jacopo compliments this with a wealth of island knowledge, energy and a passion for the inland jungles and mountains of the Cook Islands. Originally from Milan, Italy, he has settled comfortably and now calls the southern shores of Rarotonga, home. Together with their canine companions, Kura and Jacopo will take you on an inland adventure and give you a true Cook Islands experience.
Connecting with nature and culture are two of most memorable parts to any holiday or visit to Rarotonga, and the Inland Discoveries Walk encompasses both right along with fruit to taste and truly breathtaking island scenery.
The adventure begins along the beach of Vaimaanga where Kura grew up, and then heads inland through the back roads where you can taste all kinds of edible flowers and fruits along the way. Follow the private track up the Vaimaanga ridgeline for panoramic views over the entire south side of Rarotonga before returning a different way through the lush green taro plantations and orchards.
Following the walk you will be provided with light refreshments and a cold nu (drinking coconut) – the perfect finish to an island adventure.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Authentic and environmentally friendly
The tour is a personable and memorable adventure that takes you into the lush interior of Rarotonga, across streams and riverbeds, through private fruit and vegetable plantations, and up to the ridgeline lookout for breath-taking views of the Southern coast of the island and Rua Manga “The Needle”. You will also have the opportunity to see a variety of Cook Islands birds such as the Kakerori, I’oi, Rupe and the colorful Kukupa. Learn about rural life in Rarotonga and try in-season fruits like pawpaw, tamarind, passionfruit, jackfruit, mangosteen, rambutan, hibiscus and coconut at different stages (new, dry and sprouted!).

TOUR DETAILS

DAYS OF OPERATION TIME & TOUR DURATION INCLUSIONS
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
(ALTERNATIVE DAYS ON
REQUEST BASIS)
APPROXIMATELY 4 HOURS
TOUR GUIDE, WALKING STICKS,
FRESH NU, LIGHT REFRESHMENTS
PAX REQUIREMENTS CHILD POLICY WHAT TO BRING
MIN. 2 PAX REQUIRED TO
OPERATE. MAX. 6 PAX PER
TOUR
CHILDREN 7 YEARS AND
OVER WELCOME
CAMERA, SUNSCREEN, SUN HAT,
WALKING SHOES, BOTTLE DRINKING
WATER, TOWEL AND CHANGE OF
CLOTHING,
TOILET STOPS TRANSALATORS ACCESS FOR DISABLED
AVAILABLE AT KURAS
HOME—MEETING POINT
FOR BRIEFING.
TRANSLATOR GUIDES
AVAILABLE AT AN EXTRA
COST: ITALIAN, JAPANESE,
MANDARIN CHINESE, SPANISH
NOT SUITABLE

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