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Cook Islands Cultural Village Tour with Night Show and Buffet Dinner in Rarotonga

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    What to Expect
    Begin your evening with pickup at your Rarotonga accommodation at 4:45pm. 

    Travel to the cultural village, where you'll spend the next two hours touring in the company of local warriors. Learn about the native Maori culture, including tapa-making, fishing, tattooing, carving, and local medicine. 

    After the tour, you'll be led to the waterside dining room, where you'll sit down among tropical plants for a buffet of island and Western foods. During and after dinner, watch the talented Cook Islands performers as they play ukelele, drums, and conch. Watch as the dancers and performers showcase the traditional Maori movement and music. 

    Finish up with a dessert buffet and the chance to join the dancers on the floor and take photos. 

    Your night ends with drop-off back at your Rarotonga hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Located Muri Beach, Rarotonga
    Departure Time
    4:45 PM
    • Dinner - Buffet dinner
    • Glass of champagne
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Live entertainment
    • Drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Vegetarian and gluten free options available
    • Seats are assigned by the office and will not be known in advance of the performance date
    • Stroller accessible
    • Transfers to/from Hotels must be pre-booked 24hrs beforehand.. these are to be booked directly with Te Vara Nui.. Pick up times will be given when you contact Te Vara Nui to book your transfer
    • All guests are to reconfirm their booking 24 hours beforehand
    • Beverages are additional
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We went for the whole package at Te Vara Nui, and were not disappointed. It was amazing, the history at the start was awesome, they certainly did a good job explaining it all to us. The buffet dinner and dessert was fantastic and the over water show was spectacular. Would highly
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    What an experience. Awesome, awesome. The story of Te Vara Nui how it was established. Nga hitori o te hau kainga. Brilliant to say the least.
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    What a way to start our holiday, learning their culture was so special. The show and dance I could go see again and again. The food was just amazing. Every person who visits the Cook Islands must do this or you will miss something very special to all who see.
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    You'll be picked up at your hotel/resort for this activity. Make sure you are waiting about 10-15 minutes before pick up time as the drivers ran ahead of schedule when I visited in August. The tour of the historic village was informative. There was quite a bit of jostling by
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    A lovely evening out and the whole show and dinner was excellent. Our two main hosts were exceptional and entertaining.
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    Key Details
    • Te Vara Nui Village
    • Duration: 5h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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