• Cook Islands

Island Hopping Essentials

Combine the powder white sands and the bluest lagoon you’ll ever see in Aitutaki with the traditional Polynesian culture in Rarotonga for some of the best Island hopping in the South Pacific on this 8 day suggested itinerary.    

At just 32km around, explore Rarotonga by hiring bikes or simply taking a ride on the local bus discovering local gems around every corner.  A trip to Muri night market is a must to experience some of the best local food the Island has to offer.  Spend your days in Aitutaki swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear water, not forgetting a trip to One Foot Island to get a local stamp in your passport. A unique souvenir of your trip to paradise.

8 days

Guide Price

 £2,599  pp

On arrival, you will be met and transfer to your chosen hotel in Rarotonga where you can spend the rest of you day at leisure.

Spend these days exploring the island of Rarotonga. You can choose to spend your days on the water cruising around the lagoon, or for those wishing to keep their feet on land you can discover more of the island with a scenic 4WD tour.

If you would prefer a slower paced exploration of the island, why not travel around the islands with the locals on board the clockwise or anti-clockwise buses. We would recommend taking a break at the Punanga Nui Cultural Market (Monday to Friday) which is a great place to pick up some souvenirs.

Time has come to leave Rarotonga. Transfer back to the airport ready for your flight over to Aitutaki. Check in at your selected hotel.

With three full days, you will have plenty of time to explore Aitutaki.  The options to explore are endless; take a lagoon cruise out to One Foot Island with fabulous food as well as time to snorkel in the clear water. Spend some time relaxing at the beach or head inland to learn about the ancient cultures and traditions on a cultural tour.

It is time to leave Aitutaki behind and fly back to Rarotonga. You can either choose to head straight back to the airport ready for your onward flight or if the time permits we would recommend taking in a cultural show and dinner Te Vara Nui before returning to the airport.


  • International flights
  • Internal flights
  • Three nights accommodation on Rarotonga
  • Four nights accommodation on Aitutaki
  • Transfers