Special Easter Island
4 Days / 3 Nights
$455P/P Double Occupancy
Easter Island, called by its inhabitants Rapa Nui is the most remote isolated island in the world. It is home to a culture whose origins are still unknown. How and why did its people carve out, move and erect hundreds of giant stones Moai statues on the shoreline of the island? Take advantege of this package -Easter Island awaits you!
Day 01 Santiago/Easter Island
Mataveri Airport meeting in Rapa Nui Transfer to the selected hotel Otai-B included Flower Necklace as courtesy
Day 02 Full day Moai Route (B, BB)
After a Rapa Nui Breakfast at the hotel, you will begin a full day tour, along the Moai route, visiting the Vaihu, a place which is surrounded by enormous statues which have fallen down on their faces, 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 islanders carved the giant statues from the volcano's quarry. Here we can see the different stages in the construction of the Moai, 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 carry on towards the beautiful beach of Anakena, where we will see the Ahu Tongariki, which was the biggest of the 15 Moai statues of the island. They weighed an average of 50 tons and were destroyed by a tidal wave in 1960. Lunch Box and free time to enjoy the warm sea waters which surround the island.
Day 03 Half Day tour to Akivi/Half Day tour to Orongo (B)
This morning you will enjoy a half-day tour to Orongo, visiting the Rano Kao volcano, whose deep crater full of lush vegetation contains a large fresh-water lake covered with totora. From there, we will continue to the Orongo Cultural Center, located 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. You are driving back to the Hotel for lunch (not included), afterwards your tour continues visiting Ahu Akivi the big platform, which is composed of 7 Moai, all of them facing the sea; the Ana Tepahu caverns; the quarry of Puna Pau, where the top part of the Moai were sculpted and Ahu Tahai
Day 04 Departure (B)
Transfer back to Mataveri Airport