Easter Island: Private South & East Highlights Tour

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Be blown away by the biggest and most impressive monuments and Moai Statues on Easter Island. Visit the most incredible Moais of Vinapu, Hanga Poukura, Vaihu Village, Akahanga, Rano Raraku and giant Ahu Tongariki during a small-group tour.

Highlights

  • Learn about Easter Island's history, culture, and society
  • Have thrilling discussions with your guide in a small group
  • Enjoy the comfort of hotel pick-up and drop-off

Description

Encounter Easter Island's most incredible Moai statues on this small-group tour that’s limited to 8 travelers. See the most impressive remnants of the ancient civilization, from the fallen statues of the southwest to the towering monuments on the island's eastern edge. Learn the stories behind the statues, exploring what's known, and what still remains a mystery about the Easter Island's Moai. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at all island hotels.  Start the tour with a visit to Vinapu, the most perfectly fit rock wall, Ahu Tahira, is found in this area. Discover how it was engineered with such skill that many archaeologists draw conclusions about contact with the Inca Empire. Next, head to the beautiful coastal area of Hanga Poukura full of interesting, rough lava rock formations and unique geological features. The blowhole of Hanga Poukura is one of the best ones of Rapa Nui, and when the ocean is right, water will spurt up into the air as waves come in. After this, continue the tour to the Village of Vaihu and experience what it was like to live in ancient Rapa Nui as you walk around the newly-built replica of an ancient village. Visit Akahanga, which according to oral tradition was the biggest village in ancient times. Many foundation blocks for houses can be found in this area, a small cave and a large ahu platform. After a stop for lunch, head to Rano Raraku, the volcano that was converted into a mass production factory for the gigantic megaliths. Learn about how virtually all the statues were carved here. One day the workers stopped, and the hundreds of statues that were left behind haven't moved since. Finally, visit Ahu Tongariki, the biggest and most impressive monument of Rapa Nui which boasts 15 mighty Moais.

Includes

Hotel transfers Snack Water bottle Specialized guide

Important Information

  • Not suitable for people with walking difficulties as some walking is required on uneven terrain
  • Pick-ups will be carried out between 9:15 and 9:45 AM at your hotel - please confirm your hotel name and address when booking the tour

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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