This 3.5 hours tour starts with pick up from your local Rotorua accommodation. You're then taken 20 minutes outside of town to a a traditional Maori marae. Before you're allowed to enter, a chief is selected, a song is learnt and you will be welcomed with an eerie cry.
Before you enter the village you will experience the powhiri (welcome ceremony) with open fires in front of traditional whare (houses). A Rangiatea culture group will showcase their haka song and dance in the wharenui (meeting house).
Witness the earth being scraped away from the hangi pit to reveal baskets of food cooked beneath the ground on hot stones. Enter the ancestral meeting house and enjoy a powerful cultural performance before dining the traditional hangi buffet feast!