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Progressive Dinner Tour with the Locals in Rarotonga provided by Cook Islands Tours

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Progressive Dinner Tour with the Locals in Rarotonga

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 17/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This progressive dinner in Rarotonga allows you to enjoy a different course at several local homes while listening to the island sounds of a string band. Travel with an accompanying guide who takes care of transport and other logistics, starting with pickup from your accommodation. A glass of Champagne and other beverages are included.
Highlights
  • Rarotonga progressive dinner offers insight into daily life
  • Enjoy the easy company of Cook Island locals
  • 3-course meal introduces authentic cuisine
  • Evening tour with music creates a relaxing atmosphere
Important Information
Duration
4h 30m
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Glass of Champagne
  • 3-course dinner
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes
Exclusions
  • n/a
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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rossiris wrote a review Mar 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions
Loved this tour. The food was plentiful and all delicious. So was the drink, homemade lemonade, local tropical fruit juice, or wine. The hosts were friendly and informative, as was the organiser who travelled with us. Entree, was as much as a meal, mains had great choices, and
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Ngamata, Front Office Manager at Progressive Dinner Tour with the Locals in Rarotonga
Responded 24 Mar 2020
Kia Orana! Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review for us, especially during these unusual times. We appreciate that you enjoyed your experience with our hosts and tour guides and that you loved the opportunity to share with the locals in their homes. Once the world starts again we would love to see you here! Stay safe and Kia Manuia from all of us at Cook Islands Tours
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dfc9258 wrote a review Mar 2020
North Wales, Pennsylvania596 contributions130 helpful votes
At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like this or not, I thought i might be weird. However after the first 10 minutes at the first stop, it was like you were visiting family in their own homes. Each house was unique and the hostesses were warm and friendly. I even teared
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Date of experience: March 2020
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_tutugraham50 wrote a review Mar 2020
Canberra, Australia10 contributions2 helpful votes
This is an essential tour. You meet the local family’s in their homes, as they share their stories and their cuisine. This experience will only enhance your holiday to the Cook Islands and will provide a complete experience which will ensure you take home with you an
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Chris H wrote a review Mar 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom1,880 contribution743 helpful votes
We wanted the opportunity to learn about the Cook Islands and the local culture, rather than just spend time in a resort and pretend we had experienced what the Cook Islands have to offer. The progressive dinner, arranged by Cook Island tours, was perfect for our needs. Our
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Ngamata, Front Office Manager at Progressive Dinner Tour with the Locals in Rarotonga
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Kia Orana Chris, We are pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed our Progressive Dinner! Thanks for such a lovely review. We will pass the feedback on to our hosts. We wish to see you here again soon! Meitaki Ma'ata
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CARebekah wrote a review Feb 2020
Thousand Oaks, California318 contributions61 helpful votes
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This was SO MUCH FUN!! I feared it would be one of those scripted fake tours where you might as well be on a Disney ride. Instead, it is an authentic view into the lives of Cook Islanders, who generously and graciously invite you into their homes. If we had not done this, we
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Ngamata, Front Office Manager at Progressive Dinner Tour with the Locals in Rarotonga
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Kia Orana! We are glad to hear that you loved our tour and thanks for recommending it to others. We are very proud to help the local families to earn some extra income by opening their homes to travelers. This is an amazing cultural exchange experience. We will be waiting for you next time! Meitaki Ma'ata
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David B
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Friendly and On-Time Airport Transfer
Cook Island Tours handled my airport shuttle transfers to and from my hotel. They are friendly, careful, and on tim
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Papa Ng
I booked this tour without much thought as I thought it would be great to walk about and learn about Raro from some
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Karen551115
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Progressive Dinner
This was a fabulous evening of great food and good company. We booked this tour at our accommodation. We were picke
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Freedom-seeker111
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Very interesting and informative
Temu in particular went over and above sharing his knowledge and wisdom on the cultural tour bus. Pickups and drop
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Airport transfers
I used this company for airport transfer . Upon arrival I was greeted and given vouchers / local information, along
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Windsurfing_girl
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Progressive Dinner with the Locals
This was insightful and great fun. Would do it again on our next visit. Thank you to the families that opened up th
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nsc105
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Highly recommend the progressive dinner
This was the activity I enjoyed most during our week long stay in Rarotonga. There were about 13 tourists in our gr
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Little1958
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Progressive Dinner Rarotonga
What a wonderful evening we had! We enjoyed meeting and visiting with other Travelers as well as the locals. The ev
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KimberleyT187
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Airport transfer stress
Myself and a group of friends arranged a transfer from our holiday home to the airport. Our van was 25 minutes late
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SamW10
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Progressive dinner is a must!
We were recommended this tour by our friends and it was one of the best things we did. You are picked up and taken
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Genevieve S
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The Progressive Dinner is a must-do!
This was one of the highlights of our trip! The tour was smoothly run, the hosts were all gracious and very funny,
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Carole B
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Do the Progressive Dinner Tour!
I can't rate this high enough. We were collected in a mini bus, and taken to a home for the entree. Lots of music a
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Ruth I
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Friendly and Reliable
We used the Cook Island Tours to go to and from the airport and to and from Muri Night Market. Each time our driver
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minimize940314
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Progressive Dinner
Progressive dinner was a good choice for person like me who always wants to try local food. I had buffet style Appe
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Davis16
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Progressive Dinner - Not to be Missed!
We're so happy that we had the chance to join the Progressive Dinner in Rarotonga. Despite having only a few review
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 4h 30m
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