4 Days Easter Island Tour (LAND)

$749.00Price

Unravel the mystery of Rapa Nui. Explore mythical Easter Island, known around the world for its ancient monolithic stone statues. See the mysterious statues, or Moai, sprinkled throughout the island, tour the volcanoes, beaches and petroglyphs, and get to know the unique culture of one of the most remote islands on earth.

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Day 1 Hanga Roa

 

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included. Meet your local tour representative to go over the details of your itinerary.

 

When landing on Easter Island there is a national park fee of 83 USD that is paid in cash. Please note that the included day tours on this trip are sometimes shared with passengers of other nationalities. When passengers are French or Spanish speaking the tours will be conducted in both English and French/Spanish.

 

Arrival Day

Begin your adventure today. There are no planned activities so feel free to explore or rest up for the excitement ahead.

 

Welcome Package Airport Transfer

Receive a welcome package from your transfer driver that includes a schedule, documentation/vouchers, and pick-up times for all included activities. The package will also contain contact information, should you have any questions about the tour.

 

Private Vehicle Provided (Mataveri International Airport – Hanga Roa)

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 

Day 2 Hanga Roa

 

Enjoy a full-day tour of the Moai route of Easter Island. Visit ruins, towns, volcanoes and beaches—and the monolithic heads that made this island so famous. Free time in the afternoon to explore on your own.

 

Moai Route Tour (Hanga Roa)

Enjoy a full-day tour along the Moai route. Start the tour with a visit to Vaihu, a place surrounded by enormous statues that have toppled face down. Next, stop at the ruins of Akahanga. Still in their original condition, they are the location where the first king of the island was buried.

 

See the Rano Raraku volcano located further along, close to the southern shore of the island. At the base of Poike, the most spectacular crater in the zone, former islanders carved giant statues from the volcano’s quarry — they are 20m (65t) long and just under 200 tons.

 

Carry on toward the beautiful beach of Anakena, to see Ahu Tongariki, the largest of the 15 Moais on the island; they weigh an average of 50 tons and were destroyed by a tidal wave in 1960. Before Anakena, we will check out of Te Pito Kura and the Moai of Ahu Nau Nau.

 

Free Time (Hanga Roa Afternoon)

Explore more of this intriguing island or enjoy the warm water.

 

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

 

Day 3 Hanga Roa

 

Enjoy a half-day tour of Orongo. Visit Rano Kao volcano and the archaelogical site Ahu Vinapu. In the afternoon, tour Aku Akivi and the quarry of Puna Pau.

 

Half-Day Orongo Tour (Hanga Roa)

Depart Hanga Roa and go toward Rano Kao Volcano; inside its deep crater there is a freshwater lake covered with totora. Located on the top of the crater is Orongo, the centre where the Tangata Manu or Bird Man ceremony is celebrated each year, usually during summer. There are more than 100 petroglyphs, representing the god Make Make, the Tangata Manu, and the Manutara sea bird, among others.

 

Continue on to the ceremonial platform of Ahu Vinapu, well known for its architectural perfection.

 

Sightseeing Tour (Hanga Roa)

Head north to visit the Ahu Akivi, a platform made up of seven Moais – these are the only Moais on the island that were positioned facing the sea. Move on to Huri a Urenga before visiting the Puna Pau, a quarry where the Pukao where carved (Pukao is also known as the typical hairstyle or the hats of the Moais). Learn more about the making, building, and transportation process of these colossal sculptures carved on volcanic rock.

 

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 4 Hanga Roa

Depart at any time. Departure transfer is included.

 

Private Vehicle (Hanga Roa – Mataveri International Airport)

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 

Meals included: Breakfast

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