Discover the archaeological wonders on the southwest coast of Easter Island on this half-day tour, which includes the ceremonial center of Vinapu, the rock paintings of Ana Kai Tangata and the stone masonry houses of Orongo village.
Watch the waves crashing against the cliffs as you imagine the history of the place and admire the crater lake near the dormant Rano Kau volcano. As you explore, learn about the Rapa Nui culture and the legends surrounding the mysterious birdmen.
Transfer to and from hotels on Easter Island,
Price does not include
Entrance fee to Rapa Nui National Park,
Transfers to and from the pier,
Hotels within the urban radius of Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui.
Days of operation: Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
After being picked up at the hotel in Hanga Roa, you will be taken to the Ahu Vinapu ceremonial complex.
The Vinapu ceremonial center includes one of the largest ahu on Rapa Nui; this ceremonial center has an extraordinary platform, which stands out for having an architectural structure composed of large, carefully interlocking slabs, similar to the Inca constructions of Cusco.
Next, re-board the minivan and travel south to Ana Kai Tangata, a cave along the coast; the only cave on the island containing ancient images, many believe this place served as the starting point of the annual Tangata Manu ritual practiced until around 1800.
As you listen to the rhythmic crashing of the waves against the cliffs and hear ancient legends, imagine selected men from each tribe jumping out of the cave and swimming to the islet of Motu Nui to collect the first egg laid by a sooty tern. Many drowned or were killed by the sharks. The first man to return with the egg was rewarded with riches by his tribe for the rest of the year.
Exit the cave and view the Rano Kau volcano and its crater lake. Capture this spectacular scenery from three different vantage points before your guide takes you to the village of Orongo on the southern tip of the island. Orongo contains 54 restored oval-shaped houses built of slate slabs, each with a small square entrance overlooking the ocean.
Observe the abundance of birdman petroglyphs, and learn about the site's use as a ceremonial center for birdman rites between 1600 and 1866. After your guide's introduction to the history and legend of the village, spend a little over an hour exploring the site on your own before transportation.
Return to your hotel.
Hiking, trekking, trekking (incluida)
Excursions may be modified due to weather conditions.
We recommend wearing comfortable clothes.
Passengers traveling to Easter Island must pay an entrance fee of CLP 54,000 or USD 80.00 to visit the Archaeological Park.
The entrance fee must be purchased upon arrival at the Conaf office inside the Mataveri airport and is valid for the entire stay.
Please note that it is not possible to purchase this ticket elsewhere and passengers will need to bring it with them when taking our tours.
This tour is not available for passengers coming on cruise ships.
FREE cancellation up to 7 days prior to departure
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All tours can be canceled and rescheduled with 48 hours of anticipation.
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