The Seven Explorers - Akivi
Start: Hotel in Easter Island
Departure: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in shared service. Monday to Sunday in private service. Excursion subject to confirmation.
The story of the 7 Explorers sent by the King Hotu Matua is reflected in the Easter Island Moai Statues. Meet these archeological sites with this tour.
- Service: Shared option - private option
- Dificulty: Middle. This tour is recommended for persons with a good physical condition.
- Departure: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in shared service. Monday to Sunday in private service. Excursion subject to confirmation.
- Starting time and place: 03:00 pm (pick up at hotel. Final schedule to be confirmed when booking) and pick up place at the Hotel
- Duration: 4 hrs
Our tour starts at 3:00 pm approximately from Hanga Roa to Ahu Akivi, the first restored Ahu by science in the Island in 1960. This Ahu with 7 Moai Statues is one of the few in the center of the Island, with its statues facing the rising sun. Reportedly, they represent the 7 explorers sent before the arrival of Hotu Matua to get to know the Island.
Then, we will visit the Puna Pau quarry, in a small crater of red scoria. Here the Pukao or headdress of the Moai were obtained. There are still some unfinished and abandoned pukaos. And we will finish at the Ahu Huri a Urenga, where we will find the four-arm Moai so-called the astronomer because is aligned with the southern winter solstice (June 21)
Return to Hanga Roa.