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Tumunu Experience

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The Tumunu Experience – a hands- on cultural experience where you will: • Prepare food for our underground earth oven (umu) • Prepare the banana leaves, wood, rocks & make the fire • Lay the food & cover the umu • Take food out of the umu when...more
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

I took the umu class and learned not only how to prepare food this way (much quicker than Hawaii or New Zealand equivalents) but much about Cook Islands Maori culture. The host is a living treasure trying to preserve and share traditions pass down from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank William B
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Went as a small family group and has a fantastic time. Began with preparing the fire to heat the stones for the Umu (similar to a Hangi, only faster) then went into the garden to harvest and prepare all the fresh, locally grown ingredients. We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank gordond773
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

Thanks for Terry we could fit our group on a Friday afternoon for my 40th and had great time learning about the island of Atiu and rarotonga the time flys by with lots of things to do while you wait for the lovely umu Kai...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Marlon R
Terry R, General Manager at Tumunu Experience, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Hi Marlon. Thank you for bringing your group to experience our cultural tour combined with your birthday celebration. Glad you guys had a great time & hope to see you again.

Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Don't miss out on this! - Authentic cultural insight, - Mouth watering food, - Awesome guides! Do it!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Shaye F
Terry R, General Manager at Tumunu Experience, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Thank you for your comments. We're glad this was a highlight of your visit to Rarotonga & trust you learnt some insight into the Cook Islands.

Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

You can try to live one day as a local maori people. You get know about Cook islands history and you will have a lunch from the underground oven.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank jan m
Terry R, General Manager at Tumunu Experience, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Thank you for your review & we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed April 19, 2017

We came here with our parents from Germany and that's what they said: The tour was great, really enjoyable and also very suitable for older people who can't walk too much. We've learned some funny things about the "humble coconut" that we didn't know before....More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Terry R, General Manager at Tumunu Experience, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. I guess for those from Europe it is a unique experience as we offer something very few attractions provide on the island. I am sure you will have taken a something from our culture when you venture back to your...More

Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Definitely the most hands on, memorable and authentic experience we had on the island. The guides are relaxed, informative and engaging. It was a real honour to be in their presence. Easy with the kids too (10 month old girl and 6 year old boy)....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank JoW2424
Terry R, General Manager at Tumunu Experience, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2016

Thank you for your review Jo. We cater for smaller groups to ensure everyone has a go at everything. Often many tours focus on putting bums on seats & cramming as many people as possible. We limit our numbers to 20 because it's a better...More

Reviewed September 1, 2016

This was a great experience for myself and my family. Learning more about our culture and creating a bond with my family as this is the first time we have all done something together. I recommend others to also try this out as the island...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank elizabethfauolo
Terry R, General Manager at Tumunu Experience, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2017

We think reconnecting with your roots is important & we're glad your family enjoyed themselves working together to make a umu & learn about their culture

Reviewed August 29, 2016

The experience was great, i cant pick a the best part as we loved the whole experience. It was great for our kids to take part in there culture and be hands on LOVED EVERYTHING, Big Thank u to you for making it possible.More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Terry R, General Manager at Tumunu Experience, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2016

Thank you for joining us & bringing your family along. Cook Islanders living in NZ & Australia are part of a diaspora that need to reconnect with their roots. We're glad your kids discovered their links to their culture through taking part in our tour...More

Reviewed August 28, 2016

Was a awesome experience! Enjoyed all of it especially the home brew tasting ...the food was so good too...

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Date of experience: August 2016
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Terry R, General Manager at Tumunu Experience, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2016

Thank you for leaving a review. As a fairly new business in a competitive field we're happy when people leave our place having enjoyed it. It helps us know we're on the right track. See you again in Rarotonga.

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Response from TerryR1715 | Property representative |
Kia orana. You can get information on Atiu online or look up Air Rarotonga's website & they will have information on flights to & from Atiu.
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