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Highland Paradise Drums of our Forefathers Sunset Culture Show
Ranked #9 of 37 Tours in Rarotonga
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

I highly recommend Highland Paradise. We were a little hesitate, thinking that it would be "touristy" and was too pricey, but it was worth every penny. We learned so much about the history and culture of the Cook Islands, the show was terrific and the buffet unbelievable. I have never seen such a large variety of food. Everything was well organized and we were even picked up at our hotel, which made it very simple. For anyone interested in the culture of the Cook Islands, it is a must see.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Show was interesting but stay away from the front rows, the drums and other percussion instruments are deafingly loud all the time. Buffet was nothing special..

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

A great cultural show, great food and the entertainment was well worth the price. It was so informative about the Cook Islands and its people. Everyone was so friendly and all were willing to take the time to talk to all the visitors. It all starts from the time you sit down in the 'Vaka' and the trip up the mountain.

Thank Dennik
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We travelled as a group of 14 and were a bit reluctant at first with the cost of this tour however after seeing the show we had no regrets. We are so glad we went such a wonderful performance. From the moment we were picked up by Willie in the Red Vaka (bus) to the time he dropped us off after the show was a night to remember. The tour of their sacred grounds way up in the mountains was spectacular. The buffet was outstanding with plenty of food for all. The show itself was amazing telling the history through dance and song, the drumming is out of this world. At the end of the show the next generation of dancers comes on. Absolutely gorgeous with the littlest girl, two at the most stealing the show, wiggling those hips like the big kids. Would highly recommend this show for all ages. A must see to experience the culture.

1  Thank Maggiemay5081
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Give this crowd your business and you won't be disappointed. They have brought back to life an old marae, unlike the kind we are used to seeing in New Zealand. They show the customs and tell the history of their settlement, then welcome you to a wonderful buffet supper and a really excellent cultural show. The dancing is outstanding, and the drumming absolutely fantastic. These people take pride in their history and culture, and believe this is the best way of promoting and preserving it for the future. When you see the kids come out and dance at the end of the show, you'll see they are succeeding. The evening is very well organised, the dining house is enclosed and comfortable, and the buses will pick you up and drop you back at your nearest resort.

Thank 60YOworldcitizens
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