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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$53.16
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Half-Day tour departing at 1pm
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Half-Day Tour departing at 9am
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.
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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

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

Thank Francis J
Tania F, Owner at Tik-e Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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!

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

Reviewed 15 May 2018
Enjoyable trip with interesting guide

We really liked this. Have a look around the island with lots of background and fun facts. Lots of detours off the main road. Ask lots of questions - the more you ask, the more you get out of the tour. It gave us a...More

Thank oceaniatravel
Tania F, Owner at Tik-e Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2018

Kia Orana, and thanks for your review of our Highlights Tour. We're always striving to ensure our customers truly experience all the Rarotonga has to offer in a unique way. We hope that you will come back and visit us again. Meitaki, Tania

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Great tour, well worth it.

We took the 3 hour tour on one of the first days on the island and I'm glad we did. The guide was very knowledgeable and we traveled on the inner roads so saw the locals gardens and crops that they produced. Interesting facts on...More

1  Thank donnenemark
Tania F, Owner at Tik-e Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2018

Kia Orana. Thanks for sharing your experience on board our Highlights Tour and in your dealings with our team. We'd love to see you visit Rarotonga again. Meitaki, Tania

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Amazing Tour

We had a great tour of Rarotonga. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and we found the information on the inner island road fascinating. It's a great starting point to learning about the island. Whilst our two young kids weren't terribly excited, the novelty of riding...More

Thank JessiPalmer
Tania F, Owner at Tik-e Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Kia Orana! It's awesome to hear you had a great tour exploring not only the main circuit but also the inner roads. Our guides have a wealth of knowledge are always keen to share our history and culture. We hope you all come back to...More

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