The island is located more than 3700 km off the coast of Chile, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Rapa Nui or Easter Island, also known as "The Belly Button of the World" is the most insular island in the world. The island is considered the largest archaeological museum site of the world, and it is definitely a place full of fascinating mystery! We invite you to come and explore the entire Rapa Nui culture, its moai, meadows, and its people.
DAY 1: MATAVERI AIRPORT / ARRIVAL Arrival in the Easter Island Airport. Reception in the Airport with flower necklace and transfer to your selected hotel. Afternoon is at leisure.Overnight @ 4* Hotel in Easter IslandDAY 2: AHU TONGARIKI - RANO RARAKO VOLCANO- AHU NAU NAU –ANAKENA BEACH Departing from Hanga Roa's town at about 9:30 am, going to the southeastern and northeastern coast of the Island visiting the Ahu Vaihu temple, which is located 10 km from Hanga Roa. It consists of a stone platform with 8Moai statues and 8 pukao dispersed in the proximities. Then, we will go to Ahu Akahanga, so- called the "Platform of the king". After that, we will arrive in Ahu Nau Nau, temple of a complex construction due to its different levels where we will find 5 Moai statues with Pukao. There, we will see petroglyphs in the backs of the statues. We will continue our excursion to the Rano Raraku volcano and quarry, where there was carved most of the Moai of the island, using the volcanic rock of its hillsides. Overnight @ 4* Hotel in Easter IslandDAY 3: ORONGO & RANO KAO + AHU AKIVI (7 Explorers) We start our tour at 09:30 am from Hanga Roa heading to the Tahai Archaeological Complex. This ceremonial center features 3ahus: Ahu Vai Uri with 5 Moai statues, Ahu Tahai with 1 Moai statue and Ahu Le to Riko with 1 Moai statue. From this site, we will be able to appreciate inspiring landscapes.After that, we will visit the Ana Kai Tangata natural cave where it is possible to appreciate some rupestrian art representing birds such as the manutara, and where it is possible to watch waves breaking upon the cliff. We will continue our tour by visiting the Rano Kau volcano where we will be able to see the largest crater on the Island and one of the largest sweet water reservation of the area. Finally, we will visit the Orongo Ceremonial Village, old and magnificent ceremonial city located in the western side of the Rano Kau volcano.We initiate the tour about 3:00 pm from Hanga Roa, visiting Ahu Vinapu, that it was used by the islanders in the year 1.200 A.C. including 3 Ahu. The first one has 6Moai statues demolished and painted in red. The second one has a supposedly feminine Moai which had two heads. Finally, the third Moai, the oldest one, features only removed stones. We will continue our way to the quarry of Puna Pau, archaeological site in the eastern side of Hanga Roa. It is a small crater of red slag, from where the Pukao or hats of the Moai statues were obtained. Along its old exit, there are some incomplete and abandoned Moai. We will head to Ahu Akivi, the first Ahu restored by the science in the island in the year 1960. Overnight @ 4* Hotel in Easter IslandDAY 4: EASTER ISLAND/MATAVERI AIRPORT/DEPARTURE Transfer to the airport and typical farewell.