Depart from your hotel in Hanga Roa and venture to a traditional hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Begin with an enchanting welcome ceremony in the picturesque pagoda; awaken your senses to the sound of melodious live music and sip a sweet fruity cocktail as you absorb your surroundings, even opting to get your face marked with a traditional kiea pigment.
Then, gather around a traditional pit for an enthralling umu pae presentation; gain fascinating insight in the Rapa Nui tradition of cooking food on top of molten volcanic stones. Watch as an experienced chef prepares food in this ancient method, wrapping tender meat in banana leaves and leaving it to cook perfectly atop the natural heat source. Try out traditional dance steps while the food cooks and enticing aromas permeate the air.
Appease an appetite for authenticity with a delicious umu pae meal prepared according the traditional cooking methods; savor the rich flavor of slow-cooked sausage, ribs and pork before tucking into appetizing accompaniments of carrots, squash and sweet potato. Enjoy the tantalizing and tender taste of simmered vegetable stews, seasoned rice, crisp salads and fresh bread while sipping on a selection of complimentary beverages.
Satiated, take your seat in the elegant ballroom and prepare for the impending spectacle; gasp as Rapa Nui culture is brought to life with a series of spellbinding dances, songs and costumes. Watch dynamic dances and listen to energetic chants as the cultural extravaganza unfolds before your eyes.
Relax during the journey back to your hotel, where the exciting excursion concludes.