13 Days / 12 Nights
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AOTEAROA, land of the Great White Cloud (2024-25) itinerary

Day 1:


Departure on a regular flight to Auckland. Night on board.

Day 2:


On flight to Auckland.

Day 3:


Arrival at Auckland International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free. Accommodation.

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Day 4:


Breakfast at the hotel. The day begins with a visit to the West Coast, in the Muriwai Regional Park, whose main feature is its black sand coast. This beach is very popular among surf lovers and is also home to a colony of gannets. These magnificent birds expand their wings to more than a meter in length. The excursion continues with a visit to the Auckland Museum with its interesting collection of Maori and Polynesian art and relics. Then we will visit the Parnell area, where we will take a walk through one of the oldest neighborhoods in Auckland. Next, departure to Mission Bay and then we will head back towards the city center to visit the Auckland Viaduct. The tour will end with a visit to the Sky Tower, the 328-meter-high Auckland Tower. From there you can admire a unique view of the city and its two bays: Waitemata and Manukau. I'll go back to the hotel, then I have the rest of the day free. Accommodation.

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Day 5:


Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Waitomo to visit the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. We will begin the journey south of Auckland through the Bombay Hills, passing through the rich agricultural region of Waikato. Upon arrival at Waitomo, we will enjoy a guided tour that will take you through more than 250 meters of impressive underground landscapes. The highlight of your visit is a boat ride along the Waitomo River, where you'll see thousands of glowing worm lights that form the Glowworm Grotto. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you will experience a serene atmosphere and be fascinated and intrigued by the little glow worms that light your way. At the end of the visit, you will enjoy a traditional New Zealand-style barbecue at a local restaurant. After lunch we will continue towards Rotorua to reach the hotel. In the afternoon, we will visit Te Puia, Maori Thermal Reserve and Cultural Center with the New Zealand National Institute of Arts and Crafts, and where a prestigious wood carving school is located. In this reserve you will see various boiling silica and mud deposits, and you will take a tour of the geysers that are part of this reserve. You will then be welcomed in traditional style and watch a demonstration of Maori dances and songs. Later, they will enjoy a typical Maori cultural dinner. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation.

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Day 6:


Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit the Waimangu Thermal Reserve, an extensive valley with abundant geothermal activity, where you can see the effect of the eruption of Mount Tarawera that took place in 1886. Then, transfer to Rotorua airport for a flight. local to Christchurch. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a brief panoramic tour of the city. After finishing the visit, transfer to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Accommodation.

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Day 7:


Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will discover the surroundings of Chirstchurch and at mid-morning, we will begin the trip to Lake Tekapo, a beautiful alpine lake with crystal clear turquoise waters surrounded by mountains, where you will have the opportunity to visit the emblematic Church of the Good Shepherd. In the afternoon, our Kiwi hosts will welcome you into their home where you will enjoy a delicious dinner and to finish, you will have the opportunity to taste the famous New Zealand dessert, Pavlova. Transfer to your hotel and accommodation.

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Day 8:


Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, departure from Tekapo towards Te Anau. During the tour we will be able to see impressive views of Mount Cook, the highest peak in the country (3,750 m) and turquoise glacial lakes. We will continue our journey through the MacKenzie Country area. We will visit the “Bungy Bridge” (jump not included) where the well-known “Bungee Jumping” originated. Next, we will visit a vineyard in the Central Otago region where you will enjoy a tasting of locally produced wines and lunch. Afterwards, continue to your hotel in Te Anau. Accommodation.

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Day 9:


Breakfast and departure on an excursion to Milford Sound (*), traveling through the Fjords National Park. A boat ride will take us to the Tasman Sea, where you can appreciate how magnificent this fjord, Miter Peak and Bowen Falls are. Lunch is included during the trip. After the cruise, continue by road to Queenstown, or if you prefer, you can choose to hire air transportation locally (plane or helicopter) flying over this park of high waterfalls, jungle, coasts, rivers and valleys until you reach the city (the cost additional fee for this optional service will be paid at destination as well as the reservation since the air transfer is subject to weather conditions). Arrival at the hotel and accommodation.

(*) The operation of the excursion to Milford is subject to weather conditions. In case of cancellation, clients will be offered an excursion to Doubtful with an additional supplement that the client will have to pay directly at the destination.

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Day 10:


Breakfast at the hotel. Today there will be a half-day panoramic tour of the Queenstown area, including a visit to the traditional mining town of Arrowtown. The tour will end back in the city of Queenstown, with a Skyline cable car ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for spectacular panoramic views of the region. Rest of the day free. Accommodation.

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Day 11:


Breakfast at the hotel. Day off. Accommodation.

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Day 12:


Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Queenstown International Airport in regular service with an English-speaking driver.

Flight from Queenstown Airport to your hometown.

Day 13:


Arrival, end of the trip and of our services.