4-Day Tour of Easter Island: Moai Statues, Ahu Akivi and Akahanga

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4 days (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 2 more

Overview

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.
  • 4-day Easter Island tour
  • See the Manutara bird paintings in Ana Kai Tangata cave
  • Visit the temple and fallen statues of Akahanga
  • See where the moai statues and their red topknots were quarried and carved
  • Explore Rano Raraku volcano with your expert guide
  • Choice of three-star, 3.5-star or four-star hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • 3 nights accommodation on Easter Island
  • Transport by private vehicle to and from airport and to excursions
  • Professional guide
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fee to Easter Island (USD $60 - when paid upon arrival, USD $80 - when paid directly to tour operator)
  • Entrance fee to archeological sites (USD $60)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Tour departs from Mataveri International Airport (Hanga Roa, Easter Island)

Departure Time

Coincides with your arrival flight to Easter Island

What To Expect

Visit the most enigmatic and intriguing archeological sites of Easter Island on this 4-day tour led by an accomplished guide. See a captivating selection of sacred temples, moai statues and colossal volcanoes as you explore the ancient landscapes of the island. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from the airport and select from comfortable 3.5- or 4-star accommodation. Breakfast is included each day, as are a selection of other meals indicated in the Itinerary section below.

Itinerary

Day 1: Easter Island
After arriving at Mataveri Airport, you’ll be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel for your evening’s accommodation. Once here, the rest of the day and night is yours to explore on your own.

Accommodation: O’tai Hotel (three-star), Taha Tai Hotel (3.5-star) or Hotel Altiplanico (four-star)

Day 2: Easter Island (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, your tour of Easter Island begins with a visit to see the Manutara bird paintings of Ana Kai Tangata cave, sacred to the warriors of Easter Island. Next, see the huge lagoon crater of Ranu Kau volcano and visit the ceremonial city of Orongo at its base. Here, admire the island’s greatest concentration of petroglyphs, depictions of the Tangata manu birdman creator god. In the afternoon, visit the Ahu Akivi archaeological site in the island’s heart, and hear the legends of Ahu’s seven moai (head statues). On the way back to your hotel, visit the small town of Hanga Roa, where the statues’ signature red stone hats, or topknots, were quarried and sculpted.

Accommodation: your same hotel

Day 3: Easter Island (B, L)
Breakfast at your hotel is followed by a full-day excursion to the ruins of the temple of Akahanga, where you’ll see the moais’ topknots lying tumbled on the ground. Next, visit the Rano Raraku volcano, whose rock was used to carve the island’s moai statues. If you climb to the edge of the crater and peer within, you’ll see the volcano’s lake and see moai in various stages of construction scattered around. Continuing to Ahu Tongariki, you’ll see where many moai were toppled by a large sea quake in 1960. In the afternoon, go for a swim at Anakena beach before revisiting the town of Hanga Roa and returning to your hotel.

Accommodation: your same hotel

Day 4: Easter Island (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be transferred to Mataveri Airport for your departing flight. Depending on the time of your flight, you might have free time for you to explore Easter Island further on your own.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Please note: A fee of $12 per person must be paid to the tour operator for flights arriving or departing between 11pm and 8am

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.


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Reviews

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Wayne H
, Jul 2018

Hotel Altiplanico was a wonderful hotel with separate cabanas with a view of the Pacific with a moai statue overlooking the ocean within sight from the hotel. Wild horses were abundant on the island some even coming up to the hotel. The island itself is totally off the grid with no phones or TV with one Main Street. The tours around the island were phenomenal seeing all the moai statues and the volcano crater with the petroglyphs everything there was to see on the island was offered on this tour. The history and culture of the island was explained by the local guide perfectly and everyone was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely rate this as a must see island to visit using viator tours. Everything was first class with tour operators showing up on time and small groups. Loved every minute of this experience.

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Estrella D
, Mar 2018

I like this tour very much. I had great memories. Tour guide was very informative.

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Brian N
, Jan 2017

The tour went very smoothly from airport arrival to departure. The guide was very good and we had a great time. It involves some steep walking but nothing too strenuous. Highly recommended.

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SAMUEL JAMES C
, Nov 2016

We had 4 fantastic days on Easter Island! One of our highlights of 7 months travelling around the world. Tour company was great. Guides spoke excellent english and gave the right amount of information about the islands sites. Hotel was also perfect. Do this trip- it's once in a lifetime!

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rick
, Nov 2016

We cannot say enough good things about this tour. Mos importantly, our flight was delayed, causing us not to arrive on Easter Island until a day later. The tour guides took care of everything -- working with the hotel, rearranging all aspects of our tour so we did not miss an thing, etc. The tour guides were all very personable and knowledgeable. If you are going to Easter Island, these are definitely the people to use!

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Nancy C
, Mar 2016

Loved most every minute. Hanna was a wonderful guide.

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Matthew A
, Mar 2016

Full day trip was very good - a little unbalanced with too much in the morning - lunch was good. Second day of half day trips was less good - guide not as good - also they were over 30 minutes late picking us up in the morning.

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Patricia W
, Feb 2016

Great tour. It is bilingual, Spanish and English. You will see all the major sites of the island. Our only complaint was we were told to reconfirm and no one answered the phone number we were given on our voucher. However, tour operator was at airport as scheduled.

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samslma
, Jan 2016

No complaint except car was too packed. I had to sit at a seat where the back tire was. It took up most of my leg space. Tour guide Amalia is very knowledgeable. Easter island is full of stuff to see. Too bad something I wanted to see was shipped to British museum by the invader.

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Dale M
, Sep 2015

Everything went without a hitch! We saw literally everything on the island worth seeing and still had free time to explore on our own.


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