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3-hour Rarotonga Island Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

  • Rarotonga sightseeing tour by tuk tuk
  • Maneuver around Rarotonga island on an open-air tuk tuk
  • See remote parts of the island by driving along the Ara Metua ancient path
3-hour Rarotonga Island Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk
From US$55.44
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Skirt the backroads of Rarotonga island on this sightseeing tour by electric tuk tuk that transports you to Rarotonga's less-frequented hideaways with ease. Wind through rural villages and plantations en route to quiet vista points and top Rarotonga sights alike, including Muri Beach and the Avana Passage, all while learning about Cook Islands culture from your guide.
What to Expect
Your day will begin with a pickup from your hotel. From here, you will be taken to Are Metua.

Are Metua (ancient path) was built and paved with huge slabs of coral and basalt by the ancient chief Toi in the 11th century. This road, now referred to as ‘the back road’, meanders through plantations of delicious paw paw, banana and citrus orchards and is the basis of the tour.

Also along the way, your guide will explain some of the natural remedies that the witch-doctors used and fields of fresh fruit and vegetables that grow alongside the roads leading down to the taro swamps in the low lands.

The tour offers magical high views overlooking the golf course and the airfield which was first laid in WW2 and then right out over the reef where in the winter months you can see the Humpback whales as they migrate past Rarotonga.

The tour continues round the island visiting traditional pearl shell carvers, ukulele makers around the southern point to explore Muri beach and the Avana passage where the great migration to New Zealand started in the 1350's.

Once the tour is complete you will be taken back to your hotel safely.
Reviews (15)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Do it...and do it early!

We took the afternoon tour with a couple of friends and just enjoyed the hell out of it! Saw everything from the prison to the hospital to the cardboard-laden taro crops....and even the ill-fated Sheraton project. Plus there were restaurant reviews, grocery pitstops and lots...More

Thank Hefti
Reviewed 31 October 2018
Great Snapshot of Rarotonga

We loved this tour. Seeing the beauty of the coastal areas as well as off the tourist track in the hinterland was a great way to start our visit to Rarotonga. Hearing about the island, its people and culture from a local guide, Mata, was...More

Thank Helen E
Reviewed 9 September 2018
One of the Best Things we did

We did it on the day after we arrived and learned sooo much about the history, plants and lives of the Rarotongans. Was absolutely fantastic!!! Highly recommend. Took us all over the Island, totally worth the trip.

Thank Jill E
Tania F, Owner at Tik-e Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Kia Orana Jill and thanks for your high recommendation. Great to hear you had a fantastic time with us exploring Rarotonga. Meitaki, Tania

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Very Informative and Personal

This was a second choice tour but what an alternative it was. Quiet and personal (just 2 of us). The tour took us on a 3 hour back blocks tour of the local living areas. We learnt about the tribes and land ownership, agriculture products...More

1  Thank Francis J
Tania F, Owner at Tik-e Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Kia Orana Francis. Thanks for the great compliment as being one of the best commercial tourist tours you've done. There is plenty to explore on this small island and we love sharing all that Rarotonga has to offer. We hope that you come back to...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018
See the back roads of Raotonga Island without any fuss

The best way to see and feel the Island without the effort. We had an extremely knowledgeable Guide with plenty of tales and history. Highly recommended!

1  Thank pawsonp
Tania F, Owner at Tik-e Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Kia Orana! Thanks for your recommendation and to hear you found our tour extremely knowledgeable. We hope you come back and visit the Cook Islands again. Meitaki, Tania & Karl

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Response from pawsonp | Reviewed this property |
Hi. You will enjoy the excursion the drivers are very friendly as are all people on the Island. If you are staying at a Resort then ask at the front desk for them to organise. It doesn’t have to be a large Resort to get this... More
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