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Mai Tours

Inave, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Ranked #4 of 6 Attractions in Arorangi
Owner description: Be Your Own Guide! A Self Drive Circle Island Tour by MP3. An original and unique way to...
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Owner description: Be Your Own Guide! A Self Drive Circle Island Tour by MP3. An original and unique way to experience and discover Rarotonga, without the need for a guide book or timetabled group tour. Hire our MP3 player and drive yourself by car or scooter. With full tour guide commentary combined with music and sound effects, Mai Tours gives you an experience like no other. The tour comes with an easy-to-read map numbered with stopping points that correspond to each audio track. All you have to do is press 'play.' This circle island tour covers the entire island taking you to historical and cultural hot spots. You can hear and learn about:- historic landmarks- ancient Maraes- legends- swimming and snorkeling spots- things to see and do and much more........ all waiting to be discovered by you. All at your own pace!...
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English first
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I would recommend this tour if you are keen to avoid the masses, do some intrepid travel at your own pace and discover Rarotonga in a fun, and laid back way. Anne-Marie arrives at your accommodation on time and thoroughly explains the features of the player etc. Rather than using the double headsets provided I linked the mp3 player through... More 

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ambounsall, Owner at Mai Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review. We are really glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you back in Rarotonga in the near future! More 

Tauranga
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4 reviews 4 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

We decided to hire the Mai Tours MP3 player tour as although we had visited Rarotonga before, the friends we were travelling with had not. We discovered things about Rarotonga that we did not know and the tour directed us to places we would never have discovered on our own, all at no extra cost. The tour now costs $NZ45,... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2011

This is a self guided trip around the island. Travel at your own pace, stop and take pictures, have lunch at Trader Jack's, learn about 13 sites that you may wonder about if you miss this!! Good value, and delivered and picked up 24 hours later, at your door!! By a gorgeous girl too, I might add!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2010

We did the Mai Tours self guided tour recently and greatly enjoyed it. The MP3 players are easy to use, the information is presented in a clear and entertaining manner, and being able to pace the tour yourself is a big bonus. There are quite a few places on Raro where you might like to stop a bit longer, and... More 

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

We were so impressed with the Mai Tours Experience. Price was so affordable- only $25. The MP3 player was easy to operate so that we could switch on and off when we reached the next tourist spot. We could really go at our own pace, and listen again if we didn't catch it all the first time - so much... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2010

We have just 'done' the Mai audio tour and found it very good, informative and very easy to listen to, and easy to follow the instructions right around the island, stopping off as you want at other places as well. I actually live here and tiki tour friends around so wanted to learn some different points of interest (which I... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2010

We recently took a Mai Tour (self drive tour) around Rarotonga. We chose this type of tour (with the MP3 Player) as we have an 11 month old baby and we had hired a car. The beauty with the MP3 tour was that we plugged the player into our portable speaker and sat the speaker on the dash board so... More 

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gold coast
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

mai tours gave us our own mp3 player, we jumped on the bike and the lovely commentary took us to historical, interesting and funny places all around the island. it was so nice to get the history of the island it helped us get to know the people of rarotonga and took us to places we would never have found... More 

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