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From Hanga Roa: Easter Island Sightseeing Full Day Tour

From Hanga Roa: Easter Island Sightseeing Full Day Tour

Prepare for an extraordinary journey as we delve into the heart of Easter Island's history and natural beauty. Our Vaihu, Akahanga, Rano Raraku, Tongariki, and Te Pito Kura tour promises an unforgettable experience filled with captivating discoveries, awe-inspiring landscapes, and an opportunity to unravel the island's intriguing secrets. Itinerary Highlights: 1. Vaihu: Begin your adventure at Vaihu, where history comes to life. Explore the ancient moai statues, hear stories of their creation, and witness the allure of these colossal stone figures. You'll feel the energy of this sacred site as you stand amidst these impressive giants. 2. Akahanga: Next, we journey to Akahanga, an archaeological wonder. You'll be transported back in time as you explore the remnants of traditional Polynesian villages and gaze upon toppled moai, each with its own tale to tell. This site provides a unique glimpse into the island's past. 3. Rano Raraku: Prepare to be amazed at Rano Raraku, the birthplace of the island's iconic moai statues. Discover how these colossal figures were carved from the very rock they stand upon. Your exploration here is a blend of wonder and education, as you grasp the artistry and labor behind these ancient creations. 4. Tongariki: Tongariki presents a grand spectacle of moai statues lined up along the coastline. As you stand before these monumental figures, the serene Pacific Ocean provides a stunning backdrop. It's a perfect spot for photos and a moment of reflection on the island's mysteries. 5. Te Pito Kura: Our final destination, Te Pito Kura, is not just the navel of the world but also a unique geological wonder. You'll discover the enigmatic magnetic stone and listen to intriguing stories about its significance. This site offers a perfect ending to your adventure, filled with both cultural and natural marvels. At the end of this enlightening journey, we'll conveniently drop you off at your accommodation, leaving you with cherished memories and a deep understanding of Easter Island's past. You may choose to unwind at your hotel or explore more of the island's wonders from a central location. This tour is your gateway to Easter Island's most iconic sites, a deeper connection with its history, and an exploration of the island's enchanting landscapes. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich heritage and scenic beauty of this remote paradise. Join us for a truly unforgettable adventure on Easter Island!

2 days - Easter Island Highlights

2 days - Easter Island Highlights

Embark on an enchanting 2-day odyssey, delving deep into the heart of Rapa Nui's extraordinary wonders. On the inaugural day, trace the rugged coastline of the island's southern reaches, beginning at the hauntingly beautiful Vaihu, where ancient moai statues stand sentinel against the backdrop of the azure Pacific. Journey onward to Akahanga, an archaeological treasure trove where toppled moai lay in solemn repose, whispering tales of centuries past. As the expedition unfolds, find yourself amidst the surreal landscape of Rano Raraku, a volcanic quarry where colossal statues were hewn from the earth, giving birth to the enigmatic moai sculptures that dot the island. The grandeur of Tongariki awaits, a colossal platform crowned by 15 towering moai, their stoic gazes casting an awe-inspiring aura over the landscape. Continue to Te Pito Kura, a sacred site steeped in legends, and bask in the sun-kissed serenity of Anakena, a pristine beach framed by swaying palm trees and ancient moai. The second day invites you to explore the island's eastern wonders, commencing with Orongo, a historic village perched atop the breathtaking cliffs of Rano Kau. Marvel at the volcanic crater's expansive views before venturing to Vinapu, where the precision of ancient stone masonry manifests in the intricate walls reminiscent of South American civilizations. Traverse to Puna Pau, a red scoria quarry that provided the topknots for some moai, adding a unique dimension to the island's sculptural legacy. Journey further into the mystique with a visit to Ana Te Pahu, a network of caves that unveil hidden chambers and ancient petroglyphs, offering a glimpse into the island's spiritual essence. Conclude the exploration at Ahu Akivi, a sacred site where seven moai stand gazing towards the ocean, defying the conventional placement of these colossal statues. This immersive 2-day excursion promises not only a visual feast of ancient wonders but also a profound connection to the island's storied past. Discover the secrets that lie beneath the surface, and let the echoes of Rapa Nui's history resonate through each extraordinary site.

Iconic sites of Rapa Nui

Iconic sites of Rapa Nui

Explore the captivating wonders of Easter Island on a guided tour that takes you through some of its most iconic sites: Vaihu, Akahanga, Rano Raraku, Tongariki, Te Pito Kura, and Anakena. Begin your journey at Vaihu, where you'll marvel at the ancient stone statues, or moai, scattered across the landscape, each one telling a unique story of the island's history and culture. Next, venture to Akahanga, an archaeological site rich in legend and mystery, where you'll encounter more breathtaking moai amid a backdrop of rugged natural beauty. Continue your exploration to Rano Raraku, the quarry where the moai were carved centuries ago. Here, you'll witness the awe-inspiring sight of unfinished statues emerging from the earth, providing insight into the island's enigmatic past. As you traverse the grounds of Tongariki, prepare to be spellbound by the largest platform of standing moai on the island, a testament to the remarkable craftsmanship and engineering prowess of the Rapa Nui people. At Te Pito Kura, stand in awe before the enigmatic magnetic stone, believed to hold mystical powers and imbued with spiritual significance by the island's inhabitants. Finally, conclude your tour at Anakena, a picturesque beach framed by palm trees and azure waters, where you can relax and reflect on the ancient wonders you've encountered throughout the day. This guided tour offers a comprehensive exploration of Easter Island's cultural and archaeological heritage, providing unparalleled insights into the island's fascinating history and the enduring legacy of its indigenous people. Whether you're a history buff, an adventure seeker, or simply a curious traveler, this immersive experience promises to leave an indelible mark on your soul, as you uncover the secrets of this remote and mesmerizing island paradise.

Easter Island: Highlights Private Tour

Easter Island: Highlights Private Tour

Begin your day with a private pick-up service from your hotel on Easter Island.  Explore the major Rapa Nui archaeological sites near the Rano Kau volcano crater and learn about the famous Birdman legend at the O'rongo ceremonial village. Continue your tour to Ahu Akivi, a site that was first scientifically restored in 1960 with a platform of 7 standing Moai. This platform is characterized as being one of the few located in the center of the island. These statues face the setting sun. Next, feast your eyes on the Ahu Tongariki, featuring 15 standing Moai. Later, learn about how the Moai were built at Rano Raraku site. To end the tour, visit the inspiring turquoise water of Anakena Beach. Timing is flexible and can be spent in any given location as long as you wish. Lunch is not included on this tour but there are places where you can buy a snack and bring it on the tour. When your tour is complete you will be transported back to your hotel.

Rapa Nui: Orongo to Ana Te Pahu

Rapa Nui: Orongo to Ana Te Pahu

Embark on an extraordinary adventure with our comprehensive tour, unveiling the mystique of Orongo, Rano Kau, Vinapu, Ahu Akivi, Ana Te Pahu, and Puna Pau. This immersive journey spans the captivating landscapes and sacred marvels of Easter Island, inviting you to delve into the rich tapestry of its history and culture. Begin your odyssey at Orongo, a ceremonial village perched on the rim of the volcanic crater Rano Kau. Marvel at the breathtaking panoramic views of the island and the Pacific Ocean, as this sacred site immerses you in the spiritual essence of Easter Island. Next, discover the enigmatic Vinapu, where colossal stone structures echo the island's ancient craftsmanship and architectural prowess. Uncover the secrets of each meticulously placed stone, a testament to the islanders' ingenuity and precision. Continue your expedition to Ahu Akivi, a unique platform adorned with seven moai statues, representing the island's seven explorers. Hear the stories of these mystical figures and their role in Easter Island's intriguing history. Venture into the depths of Ana Te Pahu, a fascinating cave system that served both as shelter and storage for the islanders. Feel the coolness of the volcanic rock walls as you absorb the tales woven into this natural labyrinth. Your journey reaches its zenith at Puna Pau, the quarry of the iconic red scoria topknots adorning many moai statues. Gain insights into the significance of these crowning elements and the intricate process of their creation. Throughout this odyssey, our expert guides will illuminate the historical narratives, cultural nuances, and archaeological significance of each site. Unearth the mysteries that shroud Easter Island, and witness the legacy of a civilization that crafted these marvels in isolation. As you traverse these sacred landscapes, feel the energy of the moai statues and absorb the aura of their ancient guardianship. Our tour is designed not only to showcase the physical grandeur of these sites but to immerse you in the spiritual and cultural depth that defines Easter Island. Join us on this extraordinary voyage, where every step reveals a chapter of a fascinating history etched into the very soul of Easter Island. Let the whispers of the past guide you through this immersive exploration of Orongo, Rano Kau, Vinapu, Ahu Akivi, Ana Te Pahu, and Puna Pau—an experience that transcends time and leaves an indelible mark on your heart and mind.

Easter Island: Full-Day Tour to Anakena

Easter Island: Full-Day Tour to Anakena

Experience the beautiful, dramatic scenery of Easter Island during a full-day tour to Anakena, a white-sand beach said to have been the landing point of the island's first settler, Polynesian chief Hotu Matu'a. The tour starts in Hanga Roa; explore the north- and southeastern coasts of the island and visit Ahu Akahanga and Ahu Tongariki. Ahu Tongariki hosts the greatest moai figures near the ocean, with 15 giant statues. Then head to Rano Raraku volcanic crater and see its "Cantera de los Moais," where more than 390 figures can be found. Stop for a picnic lunch surrounded by nature. Continue your tour and visit more impressive moai structures, including Ahu Nau Nau. Later, stop at Anakena Beach, one of the best swimming beaches on the island. Visit 2 small caves within a gorge and the nearby beaches of Poike and Ovahe where you can stop and relax. The tour ends in Hanga Roa, where you'll be dropped back at your hotel.

Terevaka Horse Excursion: The highest point and 360° view.

Terevaka Horse Excursion: The highest point and 360° view.

Horseback riding tour to the Terevaka hill, the highest point of Rapa Nui, offers you the opportunity to enjoy an impressive view of the island while you ride through its impressive landscapes. Our horses are trained and safe, and our experienced guides will accompany you every step of the way will takes you through the beautiful landscapes of the island, from the green fields to the impressive peaks of Terevaka Hill. Once at the top, you will be able to enjoy a panoramic view of the island and understand its importance in Rapa Nui culture and religion. In addition, you can also enjoy a picnic overlooking the island, while learning about the local flora and fauna. This tour is a unique experience that combines adventure on horseback with the natural beauty of Rapa Nui.

Rapa Nui Highlights Program: 3 incredible tours to discover!

Rapa Nui Highlights Program: 3 incredible tours to discover!

- Ahu Akivi Tour: Departure from your hotel on Easter Island to Ahu Akivi, one of the few platforms on the island where the moais face the ocean. These structures represent the seven explorers sent by King Hotu Matu'a before his colonization voyage. After this visit we will continue our journey to the site of Puna Pau, a small crater of red slag, a place where the Pukao, a kind of hat, was made. Finally, visit Ahu Uri Aurenga, which has a single statue and has the particularity of being oriented in the line of the winter solstice, marking not only the beginning of this season (tonga), but also the time of different taboos (prohibitions) that regulate fishing and other activities on the island. Astronomically it also faces east, aligned with two neighboring hills, and Maunga Mataengo and Maunga Tararaina, as well as 2 smaller Ahu nearby. - Half Day Orongo Departure from your hotel to the Vinapu sector, an archaeological site characterized by its large basalate roof tiles made to fit together in a similar way to the Inca constructions of Machu Pichu. We will continue to Rano Kau, a place where we will find a lake with small islands of reeds and lake with exuberant vegetation and micro fauna. Finally we will visit Orongo ceremonial village where the ceremony of the contest of the ceremony of the Birdman contest. - Full Day Anakena Departure from our hotel to the east of the island to visit the Ahu Vaihu and Akahanga, temples formed by platforms or stone altars where the Moais and the Pukaos (the hats or cofias of ancient times) are gathered. Continuing our trip, we will go to Rano Raraku, a volcanic crater formed by consolidated ash, which also contains a lagoon. The volcano has a historical significance for the island, since on its slopes were sculpted the Moais. Today, 397 of these impressive sculptures remain there. Next we will visit the Ahu, a ceremonial platform, the most amazing of the island. Ahu Tongariki has 15 huge moais. But in actually, it is Te Pito Kura that has the largest statue erected on an Ahu, the Moai Paro, 10 meters high and weighing 85 tons. Next to Te Pito Kura we will find a large spherical stone that is identified as the navel of the world: Te Pito o Te Henua. Finally, we will end the day resting at Anakena, the most popular beach on the island. In addition to its natural beauty, what makes it a unique beach is a row of moais that turn their backs to the sea. Anakena is definitely a unique landscape to enjoy before returning to our hotel.

Rent a Car in Rapa Nui

Rent a Car in Rapa Nui

Renting a car on Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, can offer a unique and fascinating experience. Although the island is small, approximately 163 km², having a car provides the flexibility to explore its most remote corners and stunning landscapes at your own pace. It's important to note that roads on Rapa Nui can vary in quality, and some may be unpaved. It is also recommended to exercise caution regarding environmental preservation and adhere to local regulations to ensure a positive and sustainable experience. Overall, renting a car on Rapa Nui provides the freedom to explore the island in your own way, immersing yourself in its history, culture, and unique landscapes.

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Excellent tour by guide Simon who was very knowledgeable and provided deep insights to history of island. My tour was reverse day 2 then day 1 almost with one group of three and two of us next day. Covered all highlights at good pace

Enzo was a very patient and knowledgeable guide. The tour itself was everything I imagined a tour like this would be like - informative, interesting, and adventurous.

Got us to all the main sites that everyone sees in media before they get here. Beach was beautiful and a must to swim in.

Loved seeing the archaeological sites and the information given by both guides.

our tour guide was very nice and only a small group of 4