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  • Address: Hanga Roa, Chile
  • Admission: $60
Restored by archaeologists William Mulley and Gonzalo Figueroa in 1960, the seven grand moai that make up Ahu Akivi are among the most visited attractions of Easter Island. Dating back to the 15th century, the moai are thought to have been built in three stages and are unique in their placement—not only is Ahu Akivi one of few moai sites located inland, but the moai are the only ones on the island that face toward the ocean.

Legend has it that the seven identical moai of Ahu Akivi were built in honor of the seven explorers sent to discover the island by founder Hotu Matu'a; thus the statues look out to sea toward their home land. Another theory on their placement is that the site was used as a celestial observatory—the moai face the sunset during the Spring Equinox and look away from the sunrise of the Autumn Equinox.

Practical Info

Ahu Akivi is located close to the center of Easter Island, about four miles (7 km) northeast from Hanga Roa. The entrance fee to the Rapa Nui National Park is $60 for all non-Chileans (payable on arrival to the island) and includes entrance to Ana Kai Tangata. 

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Private Easter Island Full-Day Tour, Hanga Roa, null
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Private Easter Island Full-Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy a full-day private tour of Easter Island learning about the historical Birdman Cult competition and seeing many stunning highlights of the island. Caves, ...  Read more

Location: Hanga Roa, Chile
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.00
Easter Island Super Saver: Ahu Akivi and Orongo plus Anakena Beach Day Trip, Hanga Roa, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Easter Island Super Saver: Ahu Akivi and Orongo plus Anakena Beach Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Save when you book three popular Easter Island tours to Ahu Akivi, Orongo and Anakena Beach. Visit famous ceremonial sites to admire mysterious 'moai,' stone ...  Read more

Location: Hanga Roa, Chile
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $224.00
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Small-Group Full-Day Easter Island Highlights North and West, Hanga Roa, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Small-Group Full-Day Easter Island Highlights North and West

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Discover Easter Island's history, culture, and legends on this 6.5-hour tour. With a small group limited to 8 travelers, visit the important sites on the ...  Read more

Location: Hanga Roa, Chile
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $115.00
Private Tour: Full-Day Easter Island Highlights, Hanga Roa, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Full-Day Easter Island Highlights

Visit the most important highlights of Easter Island during this 7-hour private tour. Explore the famous megalithic statues, while your guide teaches you ...  Read more

Location: Hanga Roa, Chile
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.00
4-Day Tour of Easter Island: Moai Statues, Ahu Akivi and Akahanga, Hanga Roa, Private Sightseeing ... 
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4-Day Tour of Easter Island: Moai Statues, Ahu Akivi and Akahanga

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Unravel the mysteries of Easter Island on a four-day tour that highlights the enigmatic island's top attractions. You’ll tour the poignant archaeological site ...  Read more

Location: Hanga Roa, Chile
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $595.00

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