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Stunning tropical Aitutaki One Foot island with palm trees, white sand, turquoise ocean water and blue sky at Cook Islands, South Pacific

A Cook Islands Vacation: As Good as it Gets

On a Cook Islands vacation, you’ll find that life is so much better in bright tropical colors. Do you hear a call to embrace natural beauty in one of the most secluded places on Earth? When you want to journey to this remote archipelago of 15 islands in the South Pacific Ocean, halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, call the Enchanting Travels experts. We’re known to make the planning and booking easy, seamless, and almost as enjoyable as the vacation itself.

Surrounded by a gorgeous coral reef, Rarotonga is a haven for underwater exploration and watersports. Though it’s the largest of the Cook Islands, it takes under an hour to drive its circumference. Tour Muri lagoon on a cruise that lets you snorkel in the shallow, crystal-clear waters or observe magnificent coral and tropical fish through the boat’s glass-bottom. Explore the island’s wild interiors via a guided bicycle trip or join a cross-island trek with Pa, a local legend, from whom you’ll learn about the isle’s volcanic terrain, medicinal plants, and folklore. Experience Polynesian culture at Te Naru Village, an entertainment venue with dance and music performances on floating and fixed stages.

The coral atoll of Aitutaki, 140 miles north of Rarotonga, is the ultimate laid-back island getaway. Its surrounding triangular reef encloses an enormous sapphire-blue lagoon and an underwater world with few parallels. A lagoon cruise or kayaking trip with a picnic lunch at a tiny uninhabited island is the highlight of any Cook Islands holiday. Drive through the island’s interiors, across rolling green volcanic hills with dramatic lookout points. Hike up Maungapu for breathtaking vistas of the atoll and its mesmerizing aquamarine waters. Also hidden within the lush foliage are sacred sites and burial grounds that date back over a thousand years.

Besides magnificent coralline formations, pristine sandy beaches, and forested hills, this South Pacific island’s friendly locals proudly showcase their vibrant culture and heritage. Not to be missed are “Island Nights”, a tradition of cultural shows on Aitutaki which include music, fire-dancing, and a traditional feast cooked in an umu (earthen oven).

A Cook Islands vacation is the ideal escape from every stress and strain. And Enchanting Travels are experts in finding the perfect beachfront villa to relax in quiet contemplation. When we tailor-make your itinerary to this faraway oasis you’re assured unhindered calm and wellbeing, complemented by the friendly Cook Islands greeting “kia orana”, which means “may you live long”.

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At Enchanting Travels, our unique tours are built on extensive knowledge of our destinations, an outstanding team of professionals, and personalized top-notch service. In 2019, we were recognized with the Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award for being the World’s Leading Tour Operator – Overall. In 2020, we have been nominated by World Travel Awards as Europe’s and North America’s Leading Tour Operator, and have won the Most Trusted Online Tour Operator Award by Lux Life Magazine.

“This was truly an “Enchanting” adventure! The value and service was beyond excellent! The entire team ensured every detail was taken care of and went out of their way to welcome us! And every hotel and excursion was amazing, and we were greeted with welcoming open arms every where we stayed! Nothing was left to chance…and we felt so secure knowing Enchanting Travels had everything lined up for us! Even our lodges said Enchanting Travels was a top-notch company!”

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David FeitlerUSA

“We have used Enchanting Travels twice to help us with our African adventures, and totally appreciate the details and planning. Visiting several countries in Africa requires transfers and planning, and Enchanting were on top of everything.”

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Carolyn DavidUSA

“We received complete support from Enchanting’s travel experts from day 1. They were very prompt in developing an itinerary that fit into our budget and interests; answered all our questions with clarity and advised on various options and special arrangements we wanted to make.”

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Vijay KayathUSA

“This was the trip of a lifetime for my husband and I. It was first class service from the moment we landed. The ease of having everything pre-booked for us really allowed us to enjoy our trip. I would highly recommend this service for anyone looking to plan a trip like this.”

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Alan Strozza & Lori BesenUSA

“We chose Enchanting Travels for a Kenya, South Africa and Botswana trip. We will not hesitate to rely on them in the future. Everyone from start to finish was informative and dependable. Enchanting Travels even surprised us with an awesome dinner experience for just the two of us.”

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Sherrie & StevenUSA

“We have traveled with Enchanting five years in a row. The travel experience with Enchanting has always been unique and memorable for us, for they offer fully customized itineraries that perfectly suit our needs. They always go above and beyond to fulfill our needs throughout our travel.”

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Alison LoveUSA

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