Easter Island is a national park and also was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This enchanted island has many attractions: beaches with pink sands, such as Ovahe beach, or Anakena beach which seems to be an enchanting paradise, volcanoes and meadows to explore on foot or horseback, marine flora and fauna waiting to be discovered, caves to explore quietly, and the famous moais: stone statues representing the ancestors of the Rapa Nui culture.

Itinerary

Day 1: Easter Island

A necklace of flowers greets visitors when they come to Easter Island, world famous for its Moai, giant sculptures carved in stone.

Airport reception and transfer to hotel.
The rest of the afternoon is free.

Accommodation.

Day 2: Easter Island

Breakfast at the hotel.
Half Day (morning) Ahu Tahai, Ahu Akivi, and Puna Pau.

In the morning you’ll leave the hotel for a half-day tour. The first stop, Ahu Tahai (ahu is the local word for the great bases which the moais stand upon), is a short distance from Hanga Roa. There are several moais here and the main one, which guards a cave house, still has its eyes and top knot intact. The next stop is the Sebastian Englert Anthropological Museum which has good descriptions of
island life. From there you’ll move inland to the site of Ahu Akivi, the home of seven great moais, and the only ones left on the island today that face the sea. Before returning to
Hanga Roa, you’ll make the journey to the Puna Pau crater where evidence of the carving of the moais distinctive red top knots can be seen.

Half Day (afternoon) Vinapu, Rano Kao, and Orongo In the afternoon you’ll depart for a second tour: the first stop is Vinapu, the site of two large ahus. Anyone who may have seen Peru’s Machu Picchu or other Inca ruins will not fail to be amazed by the masonry of Vinapu’s main ahu. The next stop is Rano Kao, a cauldron of a crater where the interesting Orongo ruins can be seen, as well as a lake with many reed islands. A final stop will be made at Orongo it self, one of the island’s
most important settlements and the home of the bird man cult. There are also many ruins and petroglyphs found here.

Day 3: Easter Island

Breakfast at the hotel.
Full Day Ahu Vaihu, Ahu Akahanga, Rano Raraku, Ahu Tongariki, Ahu Te Pito Kura

The second day excursion is a full-day tour which encompasses Ahu Vaihu, the site of eight moais which lie prostrate on the ground; Ahu Akahanga, an equally mournful picture with rows of fallen moais, and also believed to be the burial place of Hotu Matu, the island’s first settler and king; and the Rano Raraku Volcano, the site where many moais were carved. There are more than 600 figures standing and lying around the area, and inside the crater there is a silent reedy lake and an amphitheater full of handsome heads; Ahu Tongariki, the most stunning in scale and location, where fifteen moais line up side by side; Ahu Te Pito Kura, home to a 10m-high moai which lies fallen with its neck broken; Anakena Beach, the legendary landing place of Hotu Matu and the island’s only accessible white sand beach. This is also the location of the picture perfect moais of Ahu Nau Nau and Ahu Ature Huki. Box lunch provided.
Accommodations.
Box lunch.

Day 4: Return

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer from your hotel to the Easter Island Airport.

  • 3 nights of accommodations at Taha Tai Hotel or similar.
  • Excursions according to the itinerary.
  • All transfers.
  • Breakfast.
  • Service with a bilingual guide.
  • Airfare
  • Entrance fee to Rapa Nui National Park (The current price of this entry is approximately USD $60 per visitor, and must be paid directly on the island).
  • Tips.
  • Insurance.
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.