**If booking a Tour only ie. without accommodation or return airport transfers, a handling fee of NZ$30 will be charged per file.
The tour starts as soon as you are picked up from your hotel. Your experienced guide will give you a brief overview of the island and what the tour entails, and from there, you will be taken on the main coastal road to pickup other guests and then head inland to discover the lush tropical interior of the island. You will visit the green valleys of Avatiu along a paved road that takes you close to the centre of the island.
Along the way, you will see taro plantations. The taro plant is an important food crop throughout the Pacific. You will learn of its history and how it came to the Cook Islands. You will also learn about traditional land laws that govern the use of land and how it is passed on from generation to generation.