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Appreciating Easter Island’s cultural heritage can be tricky on a self-led excursion. Make the most of your time on the island with two full-day tours, and discover the island’s iconic moai statues, as well as its picturesque beaches, volcanic landmarks, and a ceremonial village. Forget the guidebook with insights provided by your guide, and enjoy daily round-trip transfer from your hotel plus lunch with a Rapa Nui family for a seamless sightseeing experience.
Uncover the ancient mysteries of Easter Island on a comprehensive 4-day tour of the island’s most enigmatic attractions. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, see the atmospheric ruins of the ancient temple of Akahanga;delve into the history of the poignant archeological site, Ahu Akivi; and see captivating collections of moai statues scattered across the landscape. Gaze at the vibrant bird paintings of Ana Kai Tangata and select from luxurious 3.5- or 4-star accommodation during this enriching excursion.
Make the most of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the iconic archaeological sites at Easter Island on this private tour. Learn about the history of the monolithic carvings from your guide before stopping to visit less-frequented natural attractions, including the Rano Kau crater and Anakena beach. Hotel pickup and drop-off and private transportation ensure a comfortable and convenient experience.
Discover the dramatic beauty and rich history of Easter Island on a captivating full-day tour from Hanga Roa. Admire an intriguing tableau of iconic ‘moai’ sculptures with an experienced archeologist guide; explore the volcanic slopes and dramatic quarry of Rano Raraku; and marvel at the sacred ceremonial sites in Ahu Akahanga. Conclude your enriching exploration while reclining on the blissful beach of Anakena for a tranquil finish.
The mysterious moai statues of Easter Island have captivated visitors for hundreds of years because of their massive scale and enigmatic roots. Learn the history of iconic Easter Island archaeological sites on this private tour from your Easter Island hotel or port. Drive around the whole island with your guide, stopping to get out and explore key attractions like the statues at Rano Raraku and the Tahai Ceremonial Complex, and hear the stories that make the sights so famous as you go.
Spend the day immersed in Easter Island's culture, history, and folklore during this small-group tour. With just eight other travelers, follow your guide to the island's most important landmarks, including Puna Pau, Rano Kau, Ahu Akivi, and others. Round-trip hotel transportation included. Small-group tour ensures personalized attention and an intimate atmosphere.
Unique opportunity to visit sites off the beaten path that most visitors never get to see, each and every one with a truly unique character. In addition this tour ends with a relaxing couple of hours at our pride, the white sand beach paradise of Anakena.
Moai Rise and Fall: Full Day Private Tour is an archaeological field trip that explores the meaning, inception, creation and destruction of the megalithic statues of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). By visiting several key sites, the whole story of the moai comes to life through the explanations of a local expert with academic background. This field trip is based on scientific, ethnographic and historical evidence, supplemented by a deep knowledge of our oral tradition.
RPS Experiences is the tourism wing of the Rapanui Pioneers Society, a research and educational organization formed by thoroughly experienced members. Our slow tours go against the fast-paced group tours to make sure that our Rapanui culture is well represented. We visit the sites during the hours of best light and avoiding (as much as possible) the busy hours, and we take our time on each site to get the full experience. This tour is also customizable depending on our travelers' special interests.
Private service only.
Learn about how ancient Polynesians used the night sky to navigate as you gaze upon the night sky with this evening stargazing experience. You'll start by attending a presentation on Polynesian history and astronomy before venturing to an observation site. Here you'll get to check out stars and planets through telescopes and with the naked eye before a quick visit to Anakena Beach to do some night photography before returning to your hotel.
The top of the island is a place with privileged views, so it has an important flow of tourists at the usual times. We offer to ride to the highest of the island at sunset, a time when you will feel that there is no one but you on the whole island. Silence is part of the natural spectacle. And to get there, we ride in the middle of the forest and meadows, where it is very difficult to bump into other people. A feeling of being in the middle of the wild, revives the soul of the island.
Start your day on Easter Island with an impressive sunrise on the Ahu Tongariki and enjoy the magic and mystery of these statues of Rapa Nui with this 2-hour tour.
Located on the eastern end of the south coast Tongariki offers you the unique experience of admiring the sun rising every day in this place.
Get amazed by the combination of colors, the sea and the historical moai that create special magic and mysticism in this place. An unforgettable visual spectacle that you will remember all your life.
Please consider that the sun rises behind the platform during summertime (October to March) and from Poike volcano during the rest of the year. Also, there are more chances of unclear skies during wintertime.
Explore the famous megalithic statues, while I am going to teach you about my fascinating culture. Of course, it is possible to visit the sites on one's own, by renting a car or a bicycle (although the short hills are pretty steep). However, a guided tour with a local Rapa Nui is so much better for learning all the island secrets. This tour includes round-trip transportation to and from your hotel and will include visits to a few of the most expansive ceremonial complexes. I will describe the cultural and historical significance of what you’re seeing and a narration on the amazing archaeological sites you’re seeing and how they fit into the culture and stories of the people who populated the islands long ago. We are going to explore the northern coast of the island, and I will take you in places where other tourists won't go. See the major sites of Easter Island including Ahu Akivi, Rano Kau, Puna Pau, and more.
Maximize your time on this 2 half days & 1 full day tours combination. If you arrive on a midday flight and leave on the third day this program is for you !
Start exploring the island right upon you arrive at Easter Island.
See major sites of Easter Island
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Learn more about the fascinating Rapa Nui history
This full day tour takes you through the town of Hanga Roa and the countryside of the island, to discover what daily life in our charming island is really like with an unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the rapanui farmers, entrepreneurs, island elders ,school children and teachers, fishermen and families of the region. We include different methods of transportation used by locals, markets visit, meetings with community leaders, shopping opportunities of unique local products and a typical lunch where you will participate in the cooking process. A great day especially for those with an interest in photography, agro-tourism and cultural immersion.
Caves and Lava Fields: Half Day Private Hike is an archaeological field trip that explores the Roiho region of Rapa Nui, above ground over volcanic terrain and underground through amazing lava tubes. By visiting key sites, the story of the human occupation of this area comes alive through the explanations of a local expert with academic background. This field trip is based on scientific, ethnographic and historical evidence suplemented by a deep knowledge of our oral tradition.
RPS Experiences is the tourism wing of the Rapanui Pioneers Society, a research and educational organization formed by thoroughly experienced members. Our slow tours go against the fast-paced group tours to make sure that our Rapanui culture is well represented. We visit the sites during the hours of best light and avoiding (as much as possible) the busy hours, and we take our time on each site to get the full experience.
Private service only.
The Birdcult: Half Day Private Tour is an archaeological field trip based on scientific, ethnographic and historical evidence suplemented by a deep knowledge of our oral tradition. This tour is also customizable depending on our travelers' special interests.
RPS Experiences is the tourism wing of the Rapanui Pioneers Society, a research and educational organization formed by thoroughly experienced members. Our guides are scholars or local experts with a vast trajectory working in tourism and experience with some of the top companies in Rapa Nui and abroad.
Our slow tours go against the fast-paced group tours to make sure that our Rapanui culture is well represented. We visit the sites during the hours of best light and avoiding (as much as possible) the busy hours, and we take our time on each site to experience them fully.
Private service only. Limited availability.
Discover Easter Island’s most spectacular moai statues on a small-group tour that’s limited to eight travelers. See the biggest and most impressive remnants of the ancient Easter Island civilization, from the fallen statues of the southwest to the towering monuments on the island’s eastern edge. At each site, learn the stories behind the statues, exploring what’s known—and what remains a mystery—about Easter Island moai. For your convenience, this tour of Easter Island includes pickup and drop-off at all island hotels.
The panoramic view we have of the whole Island from the top of Mount Terevaka is amazing. But something that makes this ride special is the opportunity we have to leave a positive mark on Rapa Nui. Plant your own tree and help us reforest the Island.
Delve into the mystifying mysteries of Easter Island on an intriguing half-day tour of the southwestern coast. Visit a series of iconic ‘moai’ sculptures at the Tahai ceremonial complex; admire advanced stone masonry in the traditional Orongo village; and venture into the depths of darkened caves to marvel at ancient murals. Watch waves crash against the dramatic cliffs of the coastline and absorb the natural splendor of a crater lake at the colossal Rang Kau volcano, while gaining fascinating insight into the Rapa Nui culture. Convenient round-trip transportation is included from your hotel in Hanga Roa.
Maximize your vacation time on Easter Island by pre-booking a one-way arrival transfer from Mataveri Airport. Meet your driver at the airport, hop on your shared transfer shuttle and relax on the way to your hotel. There’s no need to worry about flight times or delays either, as transfers are available around the clock, every day of the week.
Avoid overcrowded Easter Island tours on this private tour of the island that includes round-trip transport from your hotel. It’s perfect for travelers short on time because it packs in a ton of highlights in just one day. See Vinapu, Ahu Akivi, and Rano Kau, Puna Pau quarry, Orongo, and the Ana Kai Tangata cave. A guide tells you historical stories as you go, including a unique tale about cannibalism.
Make the most of your time on Easter Island on this shore excursion that keeps numbers to a minimum. In a group of no more than eight people, explore O’rongo, the village famous for the ceremonies of the birdman cult, Rano Kau, one of the island’s three extinct volcanoes, the ahu (stone platforms) of Akivi and Tongariki, and Rano Raraku, which houses the quarry where the ancient islanders built the moai (monolithic human figures).