Easter Island is known by the local people as Rapa Nui. In Spanish the island is called Isla de Pascua. Easter Island is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean about 3,700km from the Chilean Coast making it the most isolated inhabited island in the world. With its petroglyphs and imposing Moai statues, the island is like an outdoor museum that cannot be found anywhere else. Here there are 7 statues representing the original explorers that came to this island and that are now looking out to sea towards their homeland.
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Arrival Day: Santiago – Easter Island
Upon arrival at the Mataveri Airport on Easter Island, assistance and transfer (SIB) to your hotel.
Overnight. *Entrance fee to Easter Island NO INCLUDED
Anakena and Rapa Nui’s Lost civilization
This tour takes us first to an unrestored ahu (ancient ceremonial platform), Ahu Vaihu, located in the Bay of Hanga Te’e on the South Coast of the island, witness to a phase of destruction a few centuries ago. Continue to the region of the Ahu Akahanga, legend accounts that the tomb of famous Ariki (king) Hotu Matua is located next to this Ahu. Later you will reach one of the most important sites of the Rapa Nui culture, the quarry of Rano Raraku, where a total of approx. 900 statues are found, 397 of them still lying down or standing up at different stages of its construction. Proceed to the Ahu Tongariki, restored in 1995, with its 15-foot statues. Also, visit the “navel of the world”, together with the Ahu Te Pito Kura.
Arrival at Anakena beach to find two platforms, Ahu Nau Nau and attached Ahu Huki. You can also appreciate the warm waters of the Pacific lounging on the beach under palm trees. Return to the hotel.
Rano Kau – Orongo
During this half-day ascent to the extinct Rano Kau volcano, you’ll enjoy a superb full view of the island, its coastline, and volcanoes as well as the town of Hanga Roa. The second viewpoint to visit lets you appreciate the crater of Rano Kau with its totora-covered lagoon. Proceed to the ceremonial village of Orongo, a site where the competition of the Tangata Manu (birdman) took place. Visit the Ahu Vinapu with its architecture remnant to the constructions of the pre-Inca people. At the end of his half-day tour, visit the Ana Kai Tangata caves decorated with paintings with motifs of the manutara, (bird). This cave is a reflection of a mysterious ancient culture. Another half-day tour includes a visit to the platform of Ahu Akivi, composed of seven Moais, all facing the sea. These seven statues represent the seven explorers who supposedly came to the island to see if it was a good living place for King Hotu Matu’a. View the Ana Te pahu cave, place where Rapa Nui’s life formerly developed. The cave is approximately 200 m long with vegetation inside and even furnaces called “Umu Pae”. Visit the Puna Pau crater, where the pukao (red top hats) were carved. From this point, you can view the current plantations of vegetables and the beautiful town of Hanga Roa. Evening return to your hotel.
Breakfast and transfer to the airport (SIB service) for departure flight.
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