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Easter Island: The Moai Trail Private Archeological Tour

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Discover the rich history of Easter Island on a full-day private guided tour of its archeological sites. See the famous stone heads, or maoi, of Easter Island.

Highlights

  • Visit the ceremonial sites of Ahu Akahanga, Ahu Tongariki, Rano Raraku Quarry and Anakena beach.
  • Visit the island's stone heads, or moai, and the quarry where they were constructed
  • Learn about Rapa Nui history and walk among hundreds of moai

Description

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your hotel in Hanga Roa. Begin your journey near the village of Akahanga, which was a significant ceremonial center or ahu. See the stone heads of Easter Islands, which are known as moai. Learn about the tribal wars which took place on the island and the moai which were knocked down during the fighting. Visit the remains of hare paenga, the boat-shaped stone houses which were built by the island’s ancient inhabitants. Continue to the Ahu Tongariki, which is the largest ahu on the island and contains 15 moai. See the Rano Raraku and quarry which is the source of the volcanic rock used to carve the moai. Admire the 400 moai in various stages of carving. Follow the route to Ahu Te Pito Kura, where the highest statue on the island is located, as well as the Paro moai. Marvel at the spherical stone next to the ahu. This massive stone was said to be the navel of the world (Te Pito or Te Henua), which according to legend, was brought to the island on Hotu Matua’s boat. Head to the white sand beach of Anakena where Ariki Hotu Motua and his sister Avareipua arrived at the island. Visit the Ahu Nau Nau, an the archeological site of an ancient complex construction. At this site are 5 Moai with pukao which have Petroglyphs on the back of the statues. At the end of your tour, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in Hanga Roa.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop off Transportation in a private vehicle Professional guide Private tour

Important Information

  • • This tour is not available for cruise ship passengers

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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