Raro Mountain Safari Tour

Raro Mountain Safari Tour, Rarotonga: Hours, Address, Raro Mountain Safari Tour Reviews: 4.5/5

Raro Mountain Safari Tour
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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These guided, four-wheel island tours transport visitors to many scenic locations including Te Rua Manga and Wigmore's Waterfall.
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2-3 hours
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Irish_Kiwi77
Wellington, New Zealand1,229 contributions
Solo
Definitely a great way to both a lot of the island and learn some of its history. I really enjoyed this tour, getting to see a lot inland areas of the island and getting to see the crops been grown (saw pineapple field and also got to try raw sugar cane). In addition to learning more about the past the tour also provided insight into current developments. The tour also brings you to areas that would be very hard to get to by yourself and places with great views. Lunch is provided at the end of tour (and this was very good) and they both collect and drop you back to your hotel. Would definitely recommend taking this tour
Written August 9, 2022
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Anne S
1 contribution
Couples
Excellent tour seeing aspects of the island that would otherwise be missed. Great to learn about the different food plants that are grown by locals.
A microphone for the driver/guide would help to make it easier to hear when in motion at the back of the vehicle but overall we are so glad to have had the experience.
Written July 30, 2022
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan770 contributions
We went on this excursion that was offered by our cruise line. There were 5 Land rover 4x4s that held up to 10 people each. Seating was two long benches on each side with open sides. The 4x4 took us into the rain forest and to the highest peak to see the stunning valley below. The views from the top were spectacular. Make sure you wear sunblock, take a hat, water bottle and wear insect spray. The mosquitos were terrible. The ride up was extremely bumpy and there are no seat belts in the 4x4. Individuals with any type of mobility issue or women that are pregnant should not take this tour. We then proceeded to see other sites on the island. At the conclusion we had the option of returning to the ship or being dropped off in the town area. The town has many shops and restaurants and it was about a 10 minute walk back to the pier. Rarotonga is a beautiful island and the locals are very warm and welcoming.
Written April 19, 2020
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Captchris8
San Diego, CA27 contributions
This is a must do while on Rarotonga.
We had an older gentleman as our guide, he had been there 40 years. He was great, knowledgeable about the ancients way of doing things,like which bush you picked the leaves off to keep the mossey's off and many other homeopathic remedies. And he was funny as can be. If you can ask for him specifically as your guide. You will not be disappointed. His nickname for the tour is Mr. Useless, real name is Peter. We did the tour in a torrential rain storm and it was still good. So if the weather was good it probably would have been even better. Some of the older folks in our truck were freaking out as we were 4-wheeling on slippery, rocky, loose soil, up and down steep grades. Being an old 4X4 driver myself I know this guy knew his stuff. I turn 78 the day after this. So I really didn't see what the younger and older folks were concerned about. We had a blast. They took you to the interior where regular cars could not make it and to a vista that was beautiful. Then back to the low lands where they served you lunch.
Written March 9, 2020
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Peter L
Auckland, New Zealand32 contributions
Family
A Great way to travel the inner roads with an expert guide. Our family of 4 loved it even though it was raining most of the time. Lunch back at their base at the end was very tasty and they have drinks for very reasonable prices.
Written March 20, 2020
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KateBoi
BOI13 contributions
This is a "must do". We have been to Rarotonga a few times but it was the first time we did this trip. We wish we had done it years ago! So informative, relaxed, friendly and fun. We understand so much more about the Cook Islands and its people. It allowed us to connect and appreciate the island on a whole new level. Excellent value for money. Great trip for families. "Loved Crocodile Gumby" and all of his stories.
Written June 3, 2022
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Nima
5 contributions
I booked this last minute and they were kind enough to accommodate all of us. Our guide Mr Chocolate was a riot, it felt like I was talking to family or someone I knew. The sense of hospitality and love from the whole crew is so special. We were picked up and taken through all the different farms through the back/old road. The highlight was the mountain for me, it was so much fun to hold on to the FWD as we went up the mountain. The view from the mountain was breathtaking, it illustrated the lush beauty Raro has to offer. Mr Useless and Mr Chocolate are amazing hosts and tour guides - a must do for everyone.
Written February 12, 2020
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David B
Lancaster, CA738 contributions
My favorite part of this tour was going along all of the back roads. The homes, animals, and farms of the locals are fascinating. You take in historic and cultural sites and plenty of scenery. The climb to “The Heights” is steep and exciting and the views are beautiful. We barely made out the “The Needle” through the gray skies but it was still a fun trip in the rain (ponchos are provided) and a nice lunch is waiting at the end of the tour.
Written February 15, 2020
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emma c
10 contributions
was good to go inland and see parts of Raro that i hadn't seen before and learn about the history. the host was great. lunch afterwards was delicious. definitely recommend this. great half day tour
Written June 27, 2021
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Jillybean
Whangarei, New Zealand7 contributions
We were collected from our resort and delived back after a good look around the island. We learnt about the local culture and history. We went to the waterfall and inland near the needle. The BBQ lunch was delicious. The guide was entertaining and very knowledgeable. The ride up the mountain was the highlight.
Written January 31, 2022
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Raro Mountain Safari Tour is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Mon - Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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