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Rarotonga, Cook Islands-port
  • Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rarotonga, the capital of the scattered nation of the Cook Islands, is a relaxing place of beauty and style. Its small population lives on the coast of the circular island, while the interior is lush, rugged, and jungle-clad, offering the opportunity for challenging walks and sensational views. A former New Zealand colony, it has the distinct feel of a New Zealand Polynesian outpost, including New Zealand newspapers and television-as well as the distinctive accent.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Highland Paradise Cultural Tour
    Light Activity /Walking

Highland Paradise Cultural Tour

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 3 hours

Tour Code: RTG-001

Explore the culture, traditions, people and history of the Cook Islands during this scenic and informative visit to the Highland Paradise Cultural Village.

Depart the pier with your guide, a Cook Islands' warrior, for the drive to the Highland Paradise Cultural Village. En route, your guide will inform you about the lives of the native Cook Islanders prior to the arrival of the missionaries. Upon arrival at the Highland Paradise Cultural Village, you will learn about the spiritual marae and voyaging skills of the island's forefathers, see the High Chief's rock throne and canoe navigator's compass rock, and sample the local cuisine and tropical fruit.

The highlight of your visit will be a passionate and colorful performance of native dancing and music that embraces the true spirit of the island's culture.

Following your visit, you will be transferred back to the pier.