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Volcanic Refuges: Excursion to Underground Civilization

1. Volcanic Refuges: Excursion to Underground Civilization

If you are looking for an exciting adventure steeped in history, look no further than our Easter Island cave tour! During this tour, we will explore some of the most impressive caves on the island, known for their rich history and rock art. Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will take you through the caves and provide detailed information about the history and culture of Easter Island. In addition, you will have the opportunity to see first-hand the fascinating petroglyphs and engravings of the ancient inhabitants of the island. Not only is this a unique opportunity to learn about the history, but it is also an opportunity to enjoy beautiful views and natural landscapes, while going deep into the caves. Our experience and professionalism guarantee a safe and reliable experience. In addition, we offer a transportation service from your hotel to the caves and back, so you don't have to worry about anything other than enjoying the experience. Don't miss this opportunity to live an exciting and unforgettable adventure on Easter Island!

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

2. 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. The tour lasts between 4 and 5 hours and 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.

2 Half Days & 2 Full Days Private Tours | OPTION B

3. 2 Half Days & 2 Full Days Private Tours | OPTION B

Maximize your time on Easter Island with this carefully curated tour package, perfect for those arriving on a midday flight and departing on the fourth day. Day 1: Pick up at hotel: 15:00 Visit the captivating sites of Orongo, Rano Kau, Vinapu, Cemetery, and Tahai. Immerse yourself in the intriguing fusion of Christian and Rapa Nui culture at the Catholic Church and Cemetery, adorned with moai statues and crosses. As the sun sets, capture memorable photos at the Tahai ceremonial complex. - Lunch not included Day 2: Pick up at hotel: 09:00 Prepare for a Full Day Tour that takes you on a remarkable journey to Ahu Aka Hanga, Tongariki, Rano Raraku, Te Pito Kura, and Anakena. Marvel at the giant moai statues and explore the Rano Raraku quarry, the only volcanic cone tuff quarry on the island. Enjoy a delicious lunch while basking in the beauty of Anakena Beach, once the ancestral residence of the Miru Araki royal family. - Lunch included: Enjoy a delicious lunch served at Anakena area or Rano Raraku quinchos or similar Choice of chicken/ribs; fresh salads, rice, fresh fruits, juice, mineral water/soda. - In case of adverse weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances, lunch may be served at an alternative location Day 3: Pick up at hotel: 09:00 Embark on a Full Day Trekking Tour and choose between the Terevaka or Rapa Nui Underground tour. Experience the stunning natural landscapes of Rano Kau, a volcanic crater boasting endemic flora and a significant water source. Admire the restored moai at Ahu Akivi, offering unique astronomical guidance. Visit the Puna Pau quarry, the source of red volcanic stone used for moai's hair, and enjoy a privileged view of Hanga Roa village. - Lunch not included Day 4: Pick up at hotel: 06:00 - (To be confirmed depending on the time of the year) On your departure day, witness the magic of the sunrise at Tongariki, the largest reconstructed platform on the island, featuring fifteen imposing moai statues overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Relish a moment of tranquility with morning coffee at the site before returning to your hotel. - Coffee & Tea included and served at the place With expert guides and carefully planned itineraries, our tours offer an exclusive and luxurious experience. At the end of each day, you have the option to be dropped off at your hotel or a central location, giving you the freedom to explore more on your own.

Private Trekking Tour: Easter Island Caves

4. Private Trekking Tour: Easter Island Caves

On 4 hours trekking tour visit the fascinating caves of Easter Island and learn how these places were used by the Rapanui people as houses or temporary shelters or just as burial purposes and hidden places. Accompanied by a private tour guide you will walk off a beaten path and enjoy all main touristic caves from inside to outside. You will also understand the volcanic origin of the island and its geographical formation. Tour Itinerary: Ana Te Pahu: Lava channels that go along an important territory, through which four underground chambers connect, form Ana Te Pahu, the biggest cave in Rapa Nui. Its great size made it ideal in primitive times; several umu (old kitchen systems) show it was also used to prepare food. Ana Te Pahu is also known as the “cave of the bananas” since there is a big amount of that tree in the entrance. Ana Te Pora Volcanic Cave whose main entrance is about 100 meters from the parking lot. This cave it was used as both a shelter and a ceremonial place in ancient times. Ana Kakenga: Volcanic cave where the lava flowed into the sea and left two mouths or "windows " leading directly to the cliff. Also known as the "cave of the two windows." this cave has a length of about 50 meters. It served as “kionga” or place of refuge in ancient times. Ahu Te Peu: Ahu Te Peu is an area with a high archeological value. Since it hasn’t been restored it is possible to observe the site exactly as the old inhabitants who, after internal wars, knocked down the moais left it. There used to be a village there. In fact, you can see the biggest boathouse or hare paenga in the island, which is 43 meters long and is called Tore Tahuna which, according to tradition, belonged to the famous Ariki Tu’u Ko Ihu.

"Rano Kau: Trek Around the Crater Rim."

5. "Rano Kau: Trek Around the Crater Rim."

Embark on an extraordinary journey to Rano Kau, where you'll have the unique opportunity to walk along the edge of its magnificent crater. This ancient wonder, the largest volcanic crater on Easter Island, offers breathtaking vistas of the Pacific Oceant. Our knowledgeable guides will unveil the secrets of Rano Kau's rich history and unique geological features as you explore this captivating natural landscape. After an immersive experience, we'll ensure a comfortable return to your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of this remarkable destination.

Easter Island: Poike Volcano Private Hiking Tour with Guide

6. Easter Island: Poike Volcano Private Hiking Tour with Guide

Explore the wonders of Easter Island and its famous archaeological sites on this hiking tour. See monumental statues and delve deep into to history and culture of the island with your expert guide. Stop by Vai a Heva, Ana Okeke, Kava Kava Kio'e, and Motu Maratiri. Begin your day with a private pick-up service from your hotel on Easter Island. Explore several Rapa Nui archeological sites near the Poike Peninsula. Make your way to Vai a Heva, a huge carved head, which possibly served to collect rainwater and was used in rituals alluding to the vital resource. Next, see the renowned moai carved with trachyte stone brought from the Rano Raraku quarry. Continue trekking to Ana Okeke. This cavern on the Poike cliff is also known as "the cave of the virgins". See the Uka Neru petroglyphs referring to the ceremony of confinement of women. It is said that the natives gathered here to observe the stars. Continue your tour to Kava Kava Kio'e, the most eroded place on the island with an incredible desert landscape of red earth. Soak in panoramic views of the landscape from Motu Maratiri viewpoint with Ahu Tongariki in the background. After a full day of island explorations, return to the starting point and head back to your hotel in Hanga Roa.

Epic North Coast Trek: Discover Rapa Nui's Wild Beauty

7. Epic North Coast Trek: Discover Rapa Nui's Wild Beauty

Journey to the untouched coast of Rapa Nui, a land once settled by the ancient 'Miru' clans, descendants of King Hotu Matu'a. This pristine region, nestled between the slopes of towering volcan Terevaka and the western shores, remains remarkably preserved, offering a glimpse into the island's distant past. As we trek through this captivating landscape, witness free-roaming wildlife and ancient archaeological wonders intertwined harmoniously. Discover the 'Ahu' platforms, the enigmatic 'Pipi Horeko' demarcations, and fallen 'Moai' sculptures, crafted from unique materials unlike those at Rano Raraku, the Moai quarry. Explore caves adorned with untouched petroglyphs, revealing the mysteries of Rapa Nui's rich and enigmatic culture. Our journey culminates at Anakena, an ancient royal settlement known for its pristine white sands, tranquil turquoise waters, and swaying palm trees, offering a picturesque conclusion to this unforgettable adventure.

Terevaka Summit Trek: Private Half-Day Adventure

8. Terevaka Summit Trek: Private Half-Day Adventure

Climb to the summit of Terevaka, the highest volcano on Easter Island, and immerse yourself in a truly unique experience. As you reach the top, you will be treated to breathtaking 360-degree views of the ocean and the infinite horizon. Take in the sense of solitude in the middle of the ocean, and marvel at the beauty and serenity of the place. Terevaka is a less-frequented route, which means that you will have the opportunity to enjoy the journey in a peaceful and solitary environment. The climb is a challenging one, but it's a great way to feel the island's uniqueness, and the smallness of ourselves.

Mystery of the Poike:Walk through the most unknown Rapa Nui

9. Mystery of the Poike:Walk through the most unknown Rapa Nui

During our 4 to 6 hour walk, we will take you to explore the sectors and the hidden cave of this impressive sector of Rapa Nui, guided by a certified guide and expert in the history and culture of the island. Each place we visit holds secrets and surprises, from ancient cave paintings to impressive geological formations, as well as unrepaired Ahus. Our guide will tell you stories and legends about each place, giving you a deeper understanding of Rapa Nui culture and history. The excitement does not end there, the walk will also offer you impressive views of the island and the opportunity to see the wild nature of Rapa Nui. Do not miss this unique opportunity to live an exciting adventure and discover the secrets of the Poike sector

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