Discover the Mistery of the Moai Statue with Sunrise in Easter Island
Full day - per person in double room - Code KAV002
After we have enjoyed a sunrise full of colors and an owe-inspiring landscape in Hanga Roa, we will start our tour to visit the most important places of the Moai worship. In first place, we will visit the Aka Hanga ceremonial village. Located on the southeast coast of the island it is considered as an emblematic place according to the oral tradition the colonizer king of Rapa Nui Hotu´to Matu´a was buried here. After that, we will visit the Rano Raraku volcano. This is the only volcanic cone tuff quarrry existing on the island This material allowed the construction of the Moai on a larger scale. Here you can find about 400 of them in a different stage of elaboration. It is also one of the most important archaeological sites for the Rapa Nui culture and the main one for the National Park. Then, we will head to Ahu Tongariki.Located opposite to Rano Raraku this is the larger platform from all of the reconstructed on the island. This altar has fifteen visible standing statues overlooking the island with their backs to the Pacific Ocean. After this stop, we will continue to Ahu o Paro o Te Pito Kura. With 11 meters long and about 90 tons weight here we find the largest moai transported from Rano Raraku: Ahu o Paro. Next to this Ahu we find the famous rounded stone called Te Pito 'o te Henua. According to tradition this stone was brought to the island by the ancestors. We will also have the chance to meet the Mori One beach (Anakena). Located in the area of Anakena this beach is characterized by warm turquoise waters and coral sand. It is the main beach of the island and used to be the ancestral residence of the Miru Araki royal family, a place where we will also enjoy Ahu Nau Nau, one of the best Ahu of the island because of the refinement of its Moai. Return to your hotel.