MYSTERIES AND TREASURES OF RAPA NUI
5 Days / 4 Nights

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1st. Day: HANGA ROA
Arrival to Easter Island. Reception at Mataveri Airport with flower and/or shell necklaces. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
2nd. Day: HANGA ROA / ANAKENA / HANGA ROA
Breakfast at the hotel. A full day tour, along the Moai route, visiting: Vaihu, a place which is surrounded by enormous statues which have fallen face down; the ruins of Akahanga, which are in their natural condition and where the first king of the island was buried. Further along, we will see the Rano Raraku volcano, situated close to the southern shore of the island, and at the base of Poike, which is the most spectacular crater in the zone and where the former island-people carved the giant statues from the volcano's quarry. Here we can see the different stages in the construction of the Moais, the biggest of which still remains at the base of the quarry and which is more than 20m long and weighs just under 200 tons. We will the visit the restored Ahu Tongariki, the biggest on the Island with 15 Moais (Statues), which had been destroyed by a tidal wave in 1960. We then visit Te Pito Kura, an ancient settlement with a mystical circular stone before carrying on to Anakena beach. Free time to enjoy the warm sea waters which surround the island. In the afternoon, return to the hotel. Lodging.
3rd. Day: HANGA ROA / ORONGO / HANGA ROA
Breakfast at the hotel. A half-day tour to Orongo, visiting the Rano Kao volcano, whose deep crater of lush vegetation contains a large fresh water lake covered with totora. From there, we will continue onto the Cultural Centre of Orongo, situated at the top of the crater at over 300m above sea level and where year after year the Bird Man or Tangata Manu ceremony takes place. We can see more than 100 petroglyphs which represent the Make-Make God and the Manutara seabird amongst others. Next, we will proceed to Ana Kai Tangata. Then we will visit Ahu Vinapu, where the interesting architectural style reminds you of the Inca's handiwork. This is due to the perfection of the cuts and location of the stones. Return to the hotel. Overnight.
4rd. Day: HANGA ROA / AHU AKIVI / HANGA ROA
Breakfast at the Hotel. Half-day excursion, visiting: Ahu Akivi, the big platform, which is composed of 7 Moais, all of them facing the sea; the Ana Tepahu caverns; the quarry of Puna Pau, where the top part of the Moais were sculpted and Ahu Tahai. Return to the hotel. Overnight.
5rd. Day: HANGA ROA
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Mataveri Airport at the arranged time for the departure flight.
to the hotel. Overnight.
NOTES
Minimum 2 pax
Operates all year round. The itinerary is subject to flight schedules.
All transfers and tours are by S.I.B. services. Box lunch is included on day 2.

 
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