Highland Paradise

Island Hopper Vacations operate this fantastic full day tour 'Footsteps of our Ancestors' taking you high into the rugged mountains of Rarotonga. Experience the exhilarating 180 degree ocean views and marvel at the 'open air museum' showcasing fascinating relics of historical lost villages and the survival of the Polynesian people.

This interactive experience illustrates the traditional Polynesian way of life and provides rare insight into the ancient conventions and rituals. Choose either a guided or self-guided tour and be transported to another time and place as you are treated to a display of a variety of native customs including coconut husking and cooking demonstrations.

As you delve deeper into this long forgotten way of life you will be amazed by the intellectual know how of the early signs of astrology and learn all about the barbaric rocks of sacrifice. The navigational stones used to guide the vakas to Aotearoa, New Zealand and gardens featuring medicinal and ritual plants are also highlights of this tour.

You'll wind up the tour with the entertaining and informative DVD theatre, handy souvenir shop to buy some lasting memories and, saving the best til last, you'll be given the opportunity to taste a selection of the local delicacies.


Highlights

  • Cultural activities such as coconut husking & traditional cooking demonstrations
  • Traditional village visit
  • Guided and self guided tours
  • Rugged mountains of Rarotonga
  • Spectacular 180 degree ocean views

Inclusions

  • Air conditioned transfers
  • Snack Lunch
  • Knowledgeable guides

Times

Operates: Tuesday & Thursday
Departs: 9.00am
Returns: 2.00pm


Additional Info

Children: Child rates apply for children 2-11 years
What to bring: Water, walking shoes, insect repellent, sunscreen, hat, camera, wet weather gear when wet
Operated by: Island Hopper Vacations