• Excursions Rapa Nui
  • Excursions Rapa Nui
  • Excursions Rapa Nui
  • Excursions Rapa Nui
  • Excursions Rapa Nui
  • Excursions Rapa Nui
  • Excursions Rapa Nui

EASTER ISLAND  Half-Day Departures: Daily, year-round
Travel Details

  • Regular transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Admission tickets to archaeological sites.

The excursion leaves for the western sector of the island. It ascends the hill slopes of the Rano Kau volcano to the viewpoint, allowing the observation of a crater with a diameter of 1.6 km and 200 meter deep. From this location, a privileged view is enjoyed to the islets Motu Nui, Motu Iti, and Motu Kao Kao, which belong to the ancient ceremony of the Tangata Manu (Bird man). At this place, there are also the restored ruins of the Ceremonial City of Orongo and sculpted petroglyphs on rocks, representing Tangata Manu, Make Make (God, the Maker) and Komari (symbol of fertility). Orongo has ruins of great archaeological and heritage value. Return.
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 EASTER ISLAND  Half-Day Departures: Daily, year round
Travel Details

  • Regular transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Admission tickets to archaeological sites and museums.

Depart to visit the complex of three ceremonial centers: Ahu Vai Uri, Tahai and Ko te Riku. At the archaeological site, vestiges of boat houses (Hare Paenga) in elliptical shapes are found together with stone hearths, a pier and a canoe ramp. The site was restored between 1968 and 1970. Nearby this place visit the P Sebastián Englert Museum, which displays object, graphics and drawings about the Rapa Nui Culture. Return.
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 EASTER ISLAND  Full-Day Departures: Daily, year-round
Travel Details

  • Regular transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Boxed lunch.
  • Admission ticket to archaeological sites.

Depart for a full day excursion with boxed lunch. The excursion visits the Ahu Vaihu with its eight big Moais in ruins and continues toward Ahu Akahanga, a temple with a large stone platform and four fallen Moais. According to the legend, the site corresponds to the tomb of Hotu Matua, the first king of Rapa Nui. The excursion proceeds to the Ahu Tongariki. The tour continues to the Rano Raraku volcano, location of the quarry in which the Moais were carved. At this place, nearly 400 statues are found showing different elaboration stages. The excursion continues to the bay of La Perouse and Ahu Te Pito Kura, which is said symbolizes «the Navel of the World ». The tour goes to Anakena beach, and visits the partially restored Ahu Nau Nau and the lonely Moai of Ahu Ature Huki. In the evening, return to the hotel via the Vaitea road.
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 EASTER ISLAND Half-Day Departures: Daily, year-round
Travel Details

  • Regular transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Admission tickets to archaeological sites.

This excursion heads to the archaeological site Puna a Pau Quarry, where the hats and topknots (Pukao) of the Moai were carved. Then, the tour continues to Ahu Akivi, ceremonial structures restored in 1960. This is one of the few Ahus, in which the Moai seem gazing toward the sea, and the legend states that its 7 Moais would represent, the seven explorers sent by the king Hotu Matua before undertaking his colonizing journey. Behind them, there are two Moais set with astronomical accuracy alignment, allowing the rays of the sun go through every summer solstice. The tour concludes with a visit of the huge and stunning Cave Te Pahu. Many of the Rapanui objects on display at the museums have been found in the caverns of the island. Return.
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 EASTER ISLAND  Half-Day Departures: Daily, year-round
Travel Details

  • Private transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Admission tickets to archaeological sites.

Depart toward the southeast of the island, to the archaeological site of Vinapu. At this place, two temples are found with some preserved walls and three Ahus that date about the year 1,200 A.D: the first one, called Ahu Tahiri amazes for its perfect stone wall, comparable to the incas walls of Cusco and Machu Picchu. It has six knocked down Moais originally colored in red. The second Ahu has a Moai, likely a female which had two heads. From the third Ahu, the oldest one, all that remains are removed stones. Finally, the tour visits the Ahu Vaihu, with great anthropological interest. It was destroyed by tribal wars that devastated the primitive Rapanui society. The Ahu Vaihu has a well wrought stone platform and eight toppled Moais on the site they fell.