Easter Island is a dream destination that only a few are lucky enough to visit. The island may loom large in global imagination, yet it remains off the radar of mass tourism, which is one of the reasons why it feels so untouched. From the cooling green hues of the meadows, to the huge statues called Moai and the spectacular views of the ocean, the beauty and mystery offer peace and a refreshing atmosphere to all who visit.

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Rapa Nui National Park
  • Moai
  • Ahu Akivi
  • Orongo Village

 Places to stay

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Explora Rapanui

Hotel Style: Lodge

Hotel Explora is located in the middle of the mythical Easter Island of Rapa Nui.  See Hotel

 Things to do

Full Day visit to Rapa Nui in Private

On an in-depth full day excursion, discover the stunning landscapes and fascinating history of Rapa Nui. Drive along the coastal road taking in magnificent views of the Poike peninsula and black volcanic rock coastline. Visit Vaihu with it’s mysterious Moais who all face the ground and continue onto Ranu Raraku, the quarry where the sculptures were believed to be built, and later hike up to the Ranu Raraku volcano which has about 300 statues in various states of completion. If you are feeling more adventurous, it is possible to climb up the craters edge and discover even more statues inside! The journey continues to the giant Ahu Tongariki and its 15 famous Moais and finally culminates with some well-deserved relaxation on the beaches of Ovahe and Anakena. (09:30 to 16:30, Lunch Included, Private Activity)

Full Day visit to Rapa Nui in Group

On an in-depth full day excursion, discover the stunning landscapes and fascinating history of Rapa Nui. Drive along the coastal road taking in magnificent views of the Poike peninsula and black volcanic rock coastline. Visit Vaihu with it’s mysterious Moais who all face the ground and continue onto Ranu Raraku, the quarry where the sculptures were believed to be built, and later hike up to the Ranu Raraku volcano which has about 300 statues in various states of completion. If you are feeling more adventurous, it is possible to climb up the craters edge and discover even more statues inside! The journey continues to the giant Ahu Tongariki and its 15 famous Moais and finally culminates with some well-deserved relaxation on the beaches of Ovahe and Anakena. (09:30 to 16:30, Lunch Included, Group Activity, Maximum 27 people)

3 hr Orongo Tour in Group from Rapa Nui

Experience Orongo, the center of the birdman cult whose origins are still obscure. This restored village boasts a dramatic location on the crater lip of Rano Kau volcano offering amazing views of the endless Pacific Ocean. (09:30 to 12:30, Group Activity, Maximum 27 people)

3 hr Akivi Tour in Group from Rapa Nui

Visit Ahu Akivi with its 7 moais, each thought to represent one of the 7 explorers who first reached the shores of Rapa Nui. Afterwards, explore the cavern of Ana Te Pahu – built from the floating lava of the nearby volcano and where its people once lived, planting all that they needed to survive here: from bananas and taro to tabaco and grapes! Lastly, stop at Ahu Tepeu and the quarry of Puna Pau, a crater of red scoria which was used to carve and form the topknots and decorations of the Moais. (15:00 to 18:00, Group activity, Maximum 27 people)

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