Volcano and Geothermal Tour
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Product Code : AGORA875
Experience the raw power of New Zealand's volcanoes and geothermal landscapes on the Volcano and Geothermal Tour. Explore Rotorua's bubbling mud pools and geysers, hike through the dramatic Tongariro National Park, and witness the active marine volcano of White Island. Immerse yourself in the captivating geological wonders of the country, capturing breathtaking moments and creating unforgettable memories. This tour is a must for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts seeking a unique and thrilling experience.
Day 1: Arrival in Auckland
Upon arrival at Auckland Airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. Take the remainder of the day to relax and adjust to the local time. Depending on your arrival time, you may have the opportunity to explore some of Auckland's attractions and vibrant city life.
Day 2: Auckland to Rotorua (230km / 3 hours approx.)
After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a scenic drive from Auckland to Rotorua. Along the way, marvel at the picturesque landscapes and rolling hills of the North Island. Upon reaching Rotorua, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. In the evening, you may have the option to visit the Polynesian Spa, known for its rejuvenating geothermal hot pools.
Day 3: Rotorua - Waimangu Volcanic Valley - Te Puia (45km / 1 hour approx.)
Start the day with a visit to Waimangu Volcanic Valley, a geothermal wonderland with fascinating geysers, colorful silica terraces, and steaming lakes. Enjoy a guided tour through this unique geothermal area, learning about its volcanic history and witnessing the incredible natural phenomena. In the afternoon, visit Te Puia, home to the famous Pohutu Geyser and a traditional Maori cultural center. Immerse yourself in Maori culture, watch a cultural performance, and indulge in a traditional Hangi feast.
Day 4: Rotorua - Tongariro National Park (180km / 2.5 hours approx.)
Depart Rotorua and drive to Tongariro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to three active volcanoes. Enjoy the scenic drive through the beautiful North Island countryside. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. You may choose to take a short walk around the park or relax and soak in the stunning natural surroundings.
Day 5: Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Today, embark on the iconic Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a full-day hike considered one of the best day walks in New Zealand. Witness breathtaking volcanic landscapes, turquoise lakes, and panoramic views as you traverse the rugged terrain. The hike takes approximately 7-8 hours and is a challenging yet rewarding experience for nature and adventure enthusiasts.
Day 6: Tongariro National Park - White Island (230km / 3 hours approx.)
Leave Tongariro National Park and drive to Whakatane, where you will board a boat to White Island, an active marine volcano. Explore the unique volcanic terrain, walk on the crater floor, and witness the steaming vents and sulfuric activity. An experienced guide will provide insights into the geological wonders of the island. After the tour, return to Whakatane and spend the night in a nearby hotel.
Day 7: Whakatane - Auckland (300km / 4 hours approx.)
Drive back to Auckland, enjoying the scenic journey through the North Island's diverse landscapes. Arrive in Auckland and check into your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring the city's vibrant waterfront, shopping districts, and cultural attractions.
Day 8: Departure from Auckland
After breakfast, transfer to Auckland Airport for your departure flight. Take with you unforgettable memories of the volcanic wonders and geothermal marvels of New Zealand.
- Arrival and departure transfers from the airport
- Accommodation throughout the tour
- Daily breakfast at the hotel from day 2 onwards
- Transportation for intercity drives
- Guided tours and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
- Entrance fees to national parks, geothermal areas, and attractions
- Professional and knowledgeable tour guide
- All taxes and service charges
- International or domestic flights
- Visa fees
- Meals and beverages not mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal expenses and gratuities
- Travel insurance
- Optional tours and activities not specified in the itinerary
- Any other item not explicitly mentioned as included