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Friday, December 15th 2017

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2017
27
November
Vancouver to Rarotonga, Cook Islands - $618 CAD roundtrip including taxes | new record!

The Cook Islands

Air New Zealand has dropped the price of their flights from Vancouver to Rarotonga, Cook Islands in the south Pacific down to $618 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

This is a new record for the cheapest flights from Vancouver to the Cook Islands.

The price drop is a part of Air New Zealand's Cyber Monday sale to New Zealand, Australia, and the Cook Islands.

But Expedia seems to be showing them for far less than what the Air New Zealand website is showing.

The Cyber Monday prices to New Zealand and Australia are pretty similar to what have been available at various other times throughout the year and are not as exciting.

According to the CDC website, the Cook Islands do not have the Zika virus.

You may also be able to find these from Victoria (YYJ) for $618 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

Availability for travel

April, May, June, July, August, September, October 2018

Some info from Frommer's about 'when to go'

"In short, there is no bad time weather-wise to visit the Cook Islands, although the shoulder months of April, May, September, and October usually provide the best combination of sunshine and warmth."

How to find and book these flights

1. Go to Kayak or Expedia.

(Some dates may only work on one or the other. It's worth trying both).

2. Search for a flight from Vancouver to Rarotonga, Cook Islands (RAR)

Try one of the following date combinations:

NOTE: You may also be able to find shorter trips (6 day trips) if you try searching for Saturday to Friday dates in the months listed below.

For trips longer than a few weeks, you can try mixing and matching the dates from different lines in the list below.

Mar 31 to Apr 13 -- $659

Apr 7 to Apr 20 -- $659
Apr 14 to Apr 27
Apr 21 to May 4
Apr 28 to May 11

May 5 to May 18
May 12 to May 25
May 26 to Jun 8

Jun 2 to Jun 15
Jun 9 to Jun 22
Jun 16 to Jun 29
Jun 23 to Jul 7

Jul 7 to Jul 20 -- $659
Jul 14 to Jul 27
Jul 21 to Aug 3
Jul 28 to Aug 10 -- $659

Aug 4 to Aug 17
Aug 11 to Aug 24
Aug 18 to Aug 31
Aug 25 to Sep 7

Sep 1 to Sep 14
Sep 8 to Sep 21
Sep 15 to Sep 28
Sep 22 to Oct 5
Sep 29 to Oct 12

Oct 6 to Oct 19
Oct 13 to Oct 19

screenshot from Kayak



screenshots from Expedia



From Victoria (YYJ)...



Where to stay on the Cook Islands?

The map below will show you some great deals on accommodations on the Cook Islands for under $99 CAD/night for 2 people.



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16 Responses to "Vancouver to Rarotonga, Cook Islands - $618 CAD roundtrip including taxes | new record!"


    Has Diane Mar-Nicolle been here?
       Diane Mar-Nicolle on November 27th, 2017

    Hi Chris,
    This is the deal I've been waiting for - thank you! I would like to stay a little longer and wonder what it means when you say "Still checking for more dates". I'm wondering if I should wait now or book at this amazing price.
    Thanks!

    Has Chris Myden been here?
       Chris Myden on November 27th, 2017

    No problem Diane! I have removed that message. At the time I was still checking for more available dates. But I think that's all of them now. The dates that are listed in the blog post, plus potentially some shorter 6 day trips (try Saturday to Friday dates in the same months).

    Has Ruth Cherry been here?
       Ruth Cherry on November 27th, 2017

    Hello Chris;

    Thank you for noting this fabulous deal. I'm wondering if you can help me with figuring out a glitch with Kayak as it won't let me type in the "RAR" for the airport.

    Cheers,

    Ruth

    Has Jess been here?
       Jess on November 27th, 2017

    Thank again Chris for the amazing deal ! All booked in Business Class as it was on sale as well. : )

    Has Chris_Myden been here?
       Chris_Myden on November 27th, 2017

    Hi Jess, no problem! Have a great time in the Cooks!

    Ruth: I can't say I've ever had an issue with typing in RAR into Kayak. It always pops up with 'Rarotonga, Cook Islands' when I do.

    Are you able to type in any other airport codes? Sometimes when a search site gets overloaded, certain features don't always load correctly.

    What happens if you try to type Rarotonga?

    Try refreshing the Kayak page with F5 in your browser and see if the airport names load correctly.

    Has ruth been here?
       ruth on November 27th, 2017

    Thank you, Chris.

    I've switched computers, it is working now! Thank you for the swift reply.

    Has Glenn been here?
       Glenn on November 27th, 2017

    Hey Chris! Been monitoring your deals for a while now waiting for the perfect trip...this is it! I was able to get the October dates (for a slightly higher price, $698) and now my wife & I are off to Rarotonga for our 10 year anniversary next year! Thanks!!!

    Has Chris_Myden been here?
       Chris_Myden on November 27th, 2017

    No problem Ruth, glad it's working now.

    Glenn: That's great to hear, sounds like an amazing way to celebrate 10 years!

    Has Kevin been here?
       Kevin on November 27th, 2017

    Prices seems to be going up significantly on all the dates damn !

    Has Cam been here?
       Cam on November 27th, 2017

    Try using YYJ (Victoria) and some of the $613 prices still seem to be available.

    Has ruth been here?
       ruth on November 27th, 2017

    I booked mine, yay, but they charged taxes, so just be aware:)

    Thank you so much, Chris! I have been wanting to go to the Cook Islands for decades.

    Has Brendan been here?
       Brendan on November 27th, 2017

    I'm having a difficult time finding anything under $1000 from Victoria at the beginning of July.

    Has Chris Myden been here?
       Chris Myden on November 27th, 2017

    Brendan, I just tried Jul 7-13 on Kayak and seeing $733. The price verified when clicking through to Expedia.

    I don't know if there ever was a cheap one departing on June 30.

    Has Miranda been here?
       Miranda on November 27th, 2017

    I can't seem to find any on your dates at this price. Advice?

    Has Heather been here?
       Heather on November 27th, 2017

    Just tried June 23 to June 29 from Victoria and saw one for $654 on Kayak.

    Has Nick been here?
       Nick on November 28th, 2017

    Got 5 tickets Victoria to Raratonga in early September for $2,898.48. Under $600 avg., but one child fare. Great tip and thanks!

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