Easter Island boasts some of the world’s most fascinating and stunning archeological treasures scattered across stunning scenery of this mysterious island. Travelers often describe Easter Island as hauntingly beautiful and perfect for adventure travel.
Reception at Mataveri Airport and transfer to the hotel of choice.
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Tongariki, Rano Raraku& Anakena
Visit the ruins of the temple of Akahanga, where the hats of the moai are the outstanding feature; they lie where they fell when the platform was destroyed. Continue to the volcano of Rano Raraku, where all the moai on the island were carved out of the rock. Climb to the edge of the crater of the volcano to appreciate the small lake inside and moais scattered about the inner slopes in various stages of construction. Continue to Ahu Tongariki, where many of the huge moai were toppled by a large “seaquake” in 1960. Finally, the tour ends at Anakena beach with its two beautiful Ahu. Time for a bath in the sea before returning to Hanga Roa in the afternoon. Overnight.
Morning: Exc. Rano Kau, Orongo & Vinapu
The tour starts by visiting Vinapu. Next, continue to Rano Kau, which was the second of the three main volcanoes to erupt about 2.5 million years ago. It has a height of 310m and a huge crater of 1.6km in diameter and a freshwater lagoon 11m deep. Next to the volcano is the ancient ceremonial city of Orongo, where the greatest concentration of petroglyphs exists. There are pictures of the Tangata Manu birdman.
Afternoon: Ahu Akivi & Puna Pau
Ahu Akivi is the archaeological center of the Roihi sector and was the first site to be properly restored in the 1960s. It is a ceremonial site, which is particularly interesting not only because of its location (in the center of the island) but also because of the legends which surround the Seven Moai which are situated on the platform of Ahu. The tour also visits Puna Pau, to the east of the town of Hanga Roa, which is situated in a small crater of red stone. This is where the “pukao” or hats (topknots) that crowned the moais were made. On the way, it is possible to see the path where they were transported, including some examples of the Pukao which have fallen by the wayside. Return to the Hotel and overnight..
Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time, transfer to Mataveri Airport to take your onward flight.
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