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Booking Period:12/14/2017 - 2/14/2018
Travel Period:Through November 30, 2018
Vacation Code:3749

Any visit to the islands of New Zealand should include time spent with their Maori culture, an integral part of Kiwi life that adds a unique, dynamic experience for visitors.

The best place to observe Maori culture is on a Marae (tribal meeting grounds). In Northland, Auckland, Rotorua and Canterbury, organized tours provide a traditional Maori welcome onto a marae, where you'll hear Maori speeches and singing, see carved meeting houses, meet the local people (you'll greet them with the traditional pressing of noses) and enjoy a hangi feast cooked in earth ovens.

You need to be part of a tour to visit a Marae, which our partners below will gladly provide.



6 Day Rotorua Cultural Maori experience from $1,099 USD per person*

Includes Free Whakarewarewa Hangi Experience

Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, came to the country more than 1,000 years ago from their mythical Polynesian homeland of Hawaiki. Through this enlightening tour, you can experience Maori culture at a "kapa haka" cultural show or by visiting the Polynesian Spa for thermal bathing and relaxation. On your exclusive Whakarewarewa Hangi Pie Experience, you’ll learn about their history, culture and traditions that have been handed down through generations, and also enjoy an authentic Hangi Pie Lunch.   

6 Day Rotorua Cultural Maori experience from $1,099 USD per person*

Package includes:

  • 5 day car rental with Avis; includes all miles, GPS and insurance
  • 5 nights Millenium Rotorua; Superior Room with upgrade to a Superior Lakeview Room (subject to availability)
  • Te Ra (60 minutes with a guide) + Haka
  • Lake Spa Admission
  • Tamaki Maori Village
  • Travel2 24-hour Afterhours Emergency assistance

Save 10% on 2017 & 2018 Monograms Naturally New Zealand vacations.*

God’s Own Country is how New Zealanders refer to their country. But why? Maybe because it offers stunning beauty. Maybe because it’s one of the first countries in the world to see the sunrise. Maybe because bungee jumping first began there. Don’t worry—Monograms won’t make you go bungee jumping, unless you choose to do that on your own! Instead, they’ll show you the amazing beauty and fun cities on this 13-day vacation, which includes your hotel accommodations, daily breakfast (plus four lunches and one dinner), sightseeing, land transportation, and transfers and more.

13-Day Naturally New Zealand Includes:

  • Guided tour of Auckland followed by Waitemata Harbour cruise
  • Visit Hobbiton, the movie set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
  • Guided tour of Rotorua that includes Te Puia, Rainbow Springs and the Agrodome
  • Guided tour of Wellington and the region’s rugged coastline
  • Akaroa Harbour nature cruise
  • Canterbury Plains, Mount Cook National Park, Mackenzie Basin and Lake Wakatipu




On an In-Depth Journey through New Zealand

Immerse yourself in a wealth of varied experiences as you explore the very best of New Zealand on this itinerary that covers both North and South Island. Journese experts have hand-selected the finest activities available, so you can make the most of your journey to this fascinating part of the world.

An In-Depth Journey through New Zealand

Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington & Christchurch | 9 nights from $3,504 USD


  • 3 nights SKYCITY GRAND in a Luxury suite
  • Auckland Maori Excursion
  • Taste of Waiheke Experience
  • 2 nights Holiday Inn Rotorua in a Geothermal room
  • Te Po Evening Experience
  • 2 nights Rydges Wellington in a Deluxe King Harbour view room
  • Middle Earth Excursion
  • 2 nights Chateau on the Park in a One-bedroom suite with daily breakfast
  • Akaroa & Banks Peninsula EcoCruise
  • Private transfers throughout

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Terms and Conditions

Travel2: *All prices are from per person, land only, in USD. Valid for travel between 1 March 2018 and 31 May 2018 or 21 September and 30 November 2018; otherwise supplements will apply. Bookings must be made by 20 November 2018. Not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Car insurance, security deposit, one-way fees and deductible are additional; please ask for details. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting (7 November 2017) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. Strictly subject to availability. Not retroactive and not combinable with any other special or vacation package offer. Upgrades are available. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Tour Code: SN17043. CST# 2001136-50

Monograms: *Book a 2017 or 2018 Monograms Naturally New Zealand (IPN) vacation to receive 10% off per person on the land price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between September 21 and February 14, 2018 for travel between September 21, 2017 and November 30, 2018. Discount based on core vacation, double occupancy, and does not extend to additional nights, land extensions, non-published date airport transfers, optional gratuities and any government-imposed taxes and fees. Must mention ask and receive code TLNNZ10. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit within the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Combinable with all other offers. Applies to new 2017 & 2018 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

Journese: $100 USD savings is exclusive to Travel Leaders clients on bookings made December 14, 2017 – February 14, 2018 for travel through November 30, 2018 on New Zealand bookings. Requires a minimum five night stay at any hotel (or combination of hotels) in the Journese New Zealand portfolio. Travel Advisor must ask their Destination Specialist for the savings. Unless otherwise indicated rates quoted are accurate at time of publication, and are per person, based on double occupancy for select travel through November 30, 2018. Price and savings are listed in US dollars. Price is accurate as of November 9, at the time you purchase your vacation, prices may be higher. Airfare, taxes, surcharges, gratuities, transfers and excursions are additional. Advertised rates do not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees payable directly to the hotel at check-out; such fee amounts will be advised at the time of booking. Rates, terms, conditions, availability, itinerary, government taxes, surcharges, deposit, payment, cancellation terms/conditions and policies subject to change without notice at any time. Other restrictions may apply, including, but not limited to baggage limitations and fees, standby policies and fees, non-refundable tickets and change fees with pre-flight notification deadlines, and blackout dates. Fees and policies vary among airlines. Contact airline directly for any details or questions. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Journese acts only as an agent for cruise and tour providers listed. CST# 1007939-10. Copyright©2017 Pleasant Holidays, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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