Tapuae Day Tour

The Cultural Village Day Tour is an Interactive and educational experience where you can immerse yourself in the powerful story of our Cook Islands Maori culture.

Your Village Day tour experience includes learning about our Polynesian history, traditional medicines, legends and beliefs and cook our traditional foods, while local artisans and craftspeople demonstrate how to carve, weave, and prepare our dance costumes past and present,

Our experienced guides take you on an intriguing tour of the village as you learn stories of tribal warfare, navigation and experience parts of everyday village life such as weaving and drumming. Included is a visit to the new Museum & Cultural Learning Centre. A traditional umu lunch is also included for groups of 10 people or more.

We can cater for all types of groups, of all different sizes to join us on Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 1pm. The cost per person depends on the number of adults and children in the group.

Interactivity is a key theme to our tour and we invite you to participate in many of these activities, learning and experiencing the true Cook Islands way.


Note: We will send you confirmation email after your purchase is confirmed.

We Offer Best Services


2 Adults and up to
3 children = $256.00


Adult = $85.00

Child = $50.00 (Under 12 years)

Infant = FREE (Under 5 years)


Tuesday, Thursday

10am – 1pm (Duration = 3hrs)

Other Details

  • Tours operate every Tuesday and Thursday, however, we can operate on other days on request with numbers of 20 or more.
  • Minimum of 10 people required for FULL TOUR to operate/Maximum 100+
  • Outdoor tour – weather permitting
  • Good walking shoes recommended
  • Visit prehistoric places of worship, chiefly house sites, ancient sacrificial sites, and reconstructed tribal buildings including the Learning Centre./li>


For parties of 11-20 adults $80pp

For parties of 21-30 adults $78pp

For parties of 31-40 adults $75pp

For parties of 41-50adults $70pp

For parties of 51+ adults $65pp

(Children under 12 years of age $45 and Infants under 5 years – free)

Client’s Review

Passion & Energy

The passion and energy in the dancers but most of all the importance the elders stress to the younger generation of their culture and heritage and how committed they are to continue with educating their young of their amazing history and way of life

-Sue Bain

5 Stars

5STAR 🌟from the moment the driver picked us up on the bus we were guided with local knowledge and stories , the setting at the restaurant area was fabulous very natural with amazing views, we were guided around with the stories of the cultural life from many years ago… the show was so entertaining I didn’t want it to finish, the traditional food buffet was beautiful… couldn’t fault a thing , Danny and the team truly awesome! We enjoyed every moment, THANK YOU !.

-Amanda Neville-Beard


Maungaroa Dr, Arorangi District, Cook Islands