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  • Address: Easter Island, Chile
  • Admission: Rapa Nui Park: $60 for non-Chileans

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Ahu Tongariki Tours

With 15 gigantic stone-carved moai lined up on a 200-foot-long platform and a remote location framed by the looming Rano Raraku volcano and the crashing ocean, Ahu Tongariki is nothing short of spectacular. For many visitors, this is the star attraction of Easter Island, and looking up at the towering figures, the largest of which stands 14 meters tall, it’s hard not to be in awe of the Rapa Nui people, who achieved the seemingly impossible feat of carving and moving the 30-ton stone boulders to their waterfront perch. 

Ahu Tongariki is the largest ceremonial site ever made on the island, featuring the largest number of moai ever erected on a single site, and each statue is unique, with only one featuring the iconic red-rock “pukao,” or ceremonial headdress. Even more astounding, considering the size and weight of the statues, is that the site was almost completely destroyed by a tsunami in 1960, with the rocks flung more than 90 meters inland. The ahu has since been painstakingly restored, a project that took Chilean archaeologists Claudio Cristino and Patricia Vargas five years and was finally completed in 1995.

Practical Info

Ahu Tongariki is located on the southeast coast of Easter Island and takes about 30 minutes by car 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 Ahu Tongariki.

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Small-Group Full-Day Easter Island Highlights South and East, Hanga Roa, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Small-Group Full-Day Easter Island Highlights South and East

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Be awed by seeing the biggest and most impressive moai statues ever built by the ancient Easter Island civilization. Visit fallen statues in the southwest, ...  Read more

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

From USD $115.00
Easter Island Full-Day Tour: Ahu Tongariki, Rano Raraku and Anakena Beach, Hanga Roa, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Easter Island Full-Day Tour: Ahu Tongariki, Rano Raraku and Anakena Beach

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the dramatic beauty of Easter Island on this full-day tour from Hanga Roa, and wander through various landscapes with 'moai,' gigantic ...  Read more

Location: Hanga Roa, Chile
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.00
Private Tour: Full-Day Easter Island Highlights, Hanga Roa, Day Trips
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

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