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Easter Island: Highlights Private Tour

1. 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.

Easter Island: The Moai Trail Private Archeological Tour

2. Easter Island: The Moai Trail Private Archeological Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your hotel in Hanga Roa. Begin your journey near the village of Akahanga, which was a significant ceremonial center or ahu. See the stone heads of Easter Islands, which are known as moai. Learn about the tribal wars which took place on the island and the moai which were knocked down during the fighting. Visit the remains of hare paenga, the boat-shaped stone houses which were built by the island’s ancient inhabitants. Continue to the Ahu Tongariki, which is the largest ahu on the island and contains 15 moai. See the Rano Raraku and quarry which is the source of the volcanic rock used to carve the moai. Admire the 400 moai in various stages of carving. Follow the route to Ahu Te Pito Kura, where the highest statue on the island is located, as well as the Paro moai. Marvel at the spherical stone next to the ahu. This massive stone was said to be the navel of the world (Te Pito or Te Henua), which according to legend, was brought to the island on Hotu Matua’s boat. Head to the white sand beach of Anakena where Ariki Hotu Motua and his sister Avareipua arrived at the island. Visit the Ahu Nau Nau, an the archeological site of an ancient complex construction. At this site are 5 Moai with pukao which have Petroglyphs on the back of the statues. At the end of your tour, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in Hanga Roa.

Easter Island: Birdman Cult Private Tour

3. Easter Island: Birdman Cult Private Tour

Explore the site of the last great stage of Easter Island on this guided day tour from Hanga Roa. Depart from your hotel in a comfortable private vehicle to begin your adventure. Visit the sprawling ceremonial site of Ahu Vinapu to see some of the most advanced masonry in the world, then continue north to Puna Puna to see alternative representations of maoi sculptures, the famous "Easter Island heads". You'll see the distinctive red knots atop their heads, made from red scoria, an igneous rock with a vibrant red color. Next, see the colossal moai sculptures of Ahu A'kivi, a line of seven 16-foot (5-meter) effigies that gaze solemnly out to sea; the sea-facing direction of the sculptures has confounded archaeologists for years due to the fact all of the other sculpture faces inwards. Visit the amazing Rano Kau volcano crater and learn about the famous Birdman legend at the O'rongo ceremonial village, consisting of approximately 50 elliptically shaped, shale-wall homes with a small square entry overlooking the ocean. Before your journey back to the hotel visit Tahai, which comprises three principal sets of heads from north to south: Ko Te Riku (with restored eyes), Tahai and Vai Ure.

Easter Island: Small-Group South & East Highlights Tour

4. Easter Island: Small-Group South & East Highlights Tour

Encounter Easter Island's most incredible Moai statues on this small-group tour that’s limited to 8 travelers. See the most impressive remnants of the ancient civilization, from the fallen statues of the southwest to the towering monuments on the island's eastern edge. Learn the stories behind the statues, exploring what's known, and what still remains a mystery about the Easter Island's Moai. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at all island hotels.  Start the tour with a visit to Vinapu, the most perfectly fit rock wall, Ahu Tahira, is found in this area. Discover how it was engineered with such skill that many archaeologists draw conclusions about contact with the Inca Empire. Next, head to the beautiful coastal area of Hanga Poukura full of interesting, rough lava rock formations and unique geological features. The blowhole of Hanga Poukura is one of the best ones of Rapa Nui, and when the ocean is right, water will spurt up into the air as waves come in. After this, continue the tour to the Village of Vaihu and experience what it was like to live in ancient Rapa Nui as you walk around the newly-built replica of an ancient village. Visit Akahanga, which according to oral tradition was the biggest village in ancient times. Many foundation blocks for houses can be found in this area, a small cave and a large ahu platform. After a stop for lunch, head to Rano Raraku, the volcano that was converted into a mass production factory for the gigantic megaliths. Learn about how virtually all the statues were carved here. One day the workers stopped, and the hundreds of statues that were left behind haven't moved since. Finally, visit Ahu Tongariki, the biggest and most impressive monument of Rapa Nui which boasts 15 mighty Moais.

Easter Island: Private North & West Highlights Tour

5. Easter Island: Private North & West Highlights Tour

Immerse yourself in Easter Island's culture, history, and folklore during this private tour. Follow your guide to the island's most important landmarks. This tour included pickup and drop-off at all island hotels. First visit Anakena Beach, the most beautiful beach of the island where the capital of the ancient society was located. In the sand stands a monument with the best preserved restored Moais of the entire island. The visit will focus on the archaeological and historical aspect of this area. Then, head to Te Pito Kura with the largest statue that ever reached an ahu platform, reaching almost 10 m tall. See the small volcano at Puna Pau where the red scoria stone was quarried for the moai statue topknots and Ahu Akivi, the only monument with Moais that are looking out towards the sea. Stop for lunch and enjoy a free snack or feel free to go to any restaurant of your choice during the break. After lunch, continue the tour to Tahai, a village known for its remarkably ambitious and hard-working tribesmen. Continue on to the Rano Kau crater which boasts one of the most stunning views of the whole island. Its crater lake was one of the most important sources of drinking water in ancient times. Finally, make a stop at Orongo, a ceremonial stone village dedicated to the Birdman competition, located at the ridge of the volcano Rano Kau. From within Orongo, take in the fantastic views of the crater of this volcano.

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.

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

7. 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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What people are saying about Easter Island

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We’ve taken many tours in our lives, but this may have been the best! Sebastian of Kava Kava tours was an absolute expert on Easter Island. Combining his extensive knowledge with perfect weather and fantastic pictures made for a wonderful experience. Sebastian and Kava Kava tours exceeded our expectations for this bucket list trip. I can’t recommend this tour highly enough!!