TUMUTOA TOURS - UMU & WALKING DISCOVERY TOUR
Located on the main road in the village of Arorangi—across the road from Manuia Beach Resort is the exciting and newly established Tumutoa Tours – Tumutoa meaning warrior, and Ngametua (your tour guide) being exactly that. Passionate about his culture and heritage, Tumutoa brings a completely unique and authentic Cook Island experience. Tours are interactive, and has you learning hands-on how our ancestors once lived, and the traditional skills many Cook Islanders still practice today. Tumutoa’s main focus is to share his knowledge passed down to him through demonstration which he showcases in a special way through a variety of tours.
The Umu and Walking Discovery Tour is a 4 hour educational tour that provides you a unique experience of the lifestyle our ancestors once lived. Tumutoa will lead you through some traditional practices passed down through generations. Upon arrival, you will be met and traditionally welcomed on site by your warrior guide.
Learn to prepare your own umu (underground oven), the art of weaving, explore the culinary and agricultural gardens and learn of the local fruits and plants used for medicinal purposes. Learn of the many benefits the ‘Tree of Life’ has to offer and enjoy a demonstration of coconut tree climbing. You will also be entertained by your hosts and have the chance to learn basic Cook Islands phrases and dancing.
Your warrior guide will share with you some of the legends of the village and family history. He will take you through a scenic walking tour on the backroad, allowing you an informative stroll through nature. You will have light refreshments offered to you through the tour.
NB: Photos will be taken throughout the tour.
Authentic Discovery Tour
You will be entertained with stories narrated to you by your warrior as he guides you through the backroad uncovering traditional uses of many plants and locally produced fruits.
Your warrior guide will demonstrate some methods used by our ancestors for their very own survival, including the preparation of a umu in which you will later enjoy feasting on at the end of the tour. Basic and simple weaving lessons will be taught during the cook time of your feast.
|DAYS OF OPERATION
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
PRIVATE TOUR - SATURDAYS
(ALTERNATIVE DAYS ON REQUEST)
APPROX 4 HOURS
*UMU MAKING APPROX 3 HOURS
*WALKING TOUR APPROX 1 HOUR
|WHAT TO BRING/WEAR
- WALKING TOURbr - TOUR GUIDE
- INTERACTIVE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
- UMU COOKING CLASS & FEAST
- WALKING SHOES
- MOSQUITO REPELLENT
- SUN SCREEN
|ACCESS FOR DISABLE
MINIMUM 8 PAX
MAXIMUM 60 PAX
PRIVATE TOUR: MIN 2 / MAX 7
AVAILABLE AT TUMUTOA SITE
NO WHEELCHAIR ACCESS AVAILABLE TO