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Easter Island: Highlights Private Tour

1. Easter Island: Highlights Private Tour

Begin your day with a private pick-up service from your hotel on Easter Island.  Explore the major Rapa Nui archaeological sites near the Rano Kau volcano crater and learn about the famous Birdman legend at the O'rongo ceremonial village. Continue your tour to Ahu Akivi, a site that was first scientifically restored in 1960 with a platform of 7 standing Moai. This platform is characterized as being one of the few located in the center of the island. These statues face the setting sun. Next, feast your eyes on the Ahu Tongariki, featuring 15 standing Moai. Later, learn about how the Moai were built at Rano Raraku site. To end the tour, visit the inspiring turquoise water of Anakena Beach. Timing is flexible and can be spent in any given location as long as you wish. Lunch is not included on this tour but there are places where you can buy a snack and bring it on the tour. When your tour is complete you will be transported back to your hotel.

Easter Island: The Moai Trail Private Archeological Tour

2. Easter Island: The Moai Trail Private Archeological Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your hotel in Hanga Roa. Begin your journey near the village of Akahanga, which was a significant ceremonial center or ahu. See the stone heads of Easter Islands, which are known as moai. Learn about the tribal wars which took place on the island and the moai which were knocked down during the fighting. Visit the remains of hare paenga, the boat-shaped stone houses which were built by the island’s ancient inhabitants. Continue to the Ahu Tongariki, which is the largest ahu on the island and contains 15 moai. See the Rano Raraku and quarry which is the source of the volcanic rock used to carve the moai. Admire the 400 moai in various stages of carving. Follow the route to Ahu Te Pito Kura, where the highest statue on the island is located, as well as the Paro moai. Marvel at the spherical stone next to the ahu. This massive stone was said to be the navel of the world (Te Pito or Te Henua), which according to legend, was brought to the island on Hotu Matua’s boat. Head to the white sand beach of Anakena where Ariki Hotu Motua and his sister Avareipua arrived at the island. Visit the Ahu Nau Nau, an the archeological site of an ancient complex construction. At this site are 5 Moai with pukao which have Petroglyphs on the back of the statues. At the end of your tour, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in Hanga Roa.

Volcanic Refuges: Excursion to Underground Civilization

3. Volcanic Refuges: Excursion to Underground Civilization

If you are looking for an exciting adventure steeped in history, look no further than our Easter Island cave tour! During this tour, we will explore some of the most impressive caves on the island, known for their rich history and rock art. Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will take you through the caves and provide detailed information about the history and culture of Easter Island. In addition, you will have the opportunity to see first-hand the fascinating petroglyphs and engravings of the ancient inhabitants of the island. Not only is this a unique opportunity to learn about the history, but it is also an opportunity to enjoy beautiful views and natural landscapes, while going deep into the caves. Our experience and professionalism guarantee a safe and reliable experience. In addition, we offer a transportation service from your hotel to the caves and back, so you don't have to worry about anything other than enjoying the experience. Don't miss this opportunity to live an exciting and unforgettable adventure on Easter Island!

Hanga Roa: The only city of Rapa Nui

4. Hanga Roa: The only city of Rapa Nui

You will discover the natural beauty and rich culture of this remote island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With our experienced guides and natives of the island, you will be able to immerse yourself in the culture and history of this unique place in the world. You will visit the famous Moais, giant stone statues carved by the ancient inhabitants of the island, and discover the secrets behind their construction and meaning. You will also have the opportunity to explore the archaeological remains of the ancient Rapa Nui civilization and learn about their daily life and traditions. In addition to the history, you will be able to enjoy the amazing views of the island and the beautiful black sand beaches where the turtles swim peacefully.

Terevaka Horse Excursion: The highest point and 360° view.

5. Terevaka Horse Excursion: The highest point and 360° view.

horseback riding tour to the Terevaka hill, the highest point of Rapa Nui, offers you the opportunity to enjoy an impressive view of the island while you ride through its impressive landscapes. Our horses are trained and safe, and our experienced guides will accompany you every step of the way. The tour lasts between 4 and 5 hours and takes you through the beautiful landscapes of the island, from the green fields to the impressive peaks of Terevaka Hill. Once at the top, you will be able to enjoy a panoramic view of the island and understand its importance in Rapa Nui culture and religion. In addition, you can also enjoy a picnic overlooking the island, while learning about the local flora and fauna. This tour is a unique experience that combines adventure on horseback with the natural beauty of Rapa Nui.

The Moai Factory: The mystery behind the volcanic stone stat

6. The Moai Factory: The mystery behind the volcanic stone stat

This tour includes a visit to the most incredible places oon the island, full of mistery and enigma. We will star with Ahu vinapu where´s a wall very like the Incas use to make. We will continue towards the Ahu Ahahanga, where you can see the Moai in their original position, raised and placed on a ceremonial platform. From there, we will continue to Te Pito Kura, a sacred place where one of the largest Moais on the island is located. Our guides will give you a deeper understanding of the importance of these statues to the Rapa Nui culture. Before Ahu Tongariki we will make a stop to contemplate an old Ahu call One makihi, wich is a supine form of a finely chiselle moai. Our tour continues to the Ahu Tongariki, the largest group of Moais on the island and one of the most impressive places on Rapa Nui. There you will be able to see 15 imposing Moais in their original place, while our expert guides give you a detailed insight into the history and meaning of these statues. the Rano Raraku volcano, also known as the "Moai factory", where the famous stone statues were built. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to walk among the Moai in the process of being made and learn more about their history and significance in the Rapa Nui culture. Finally, we will arrive at Ovahe beach to see the rose sand and finally arrive to Anakena beach, a beautiful beach with crystal clear waters and a wide variety of water activities such as snorkeling. It is an ideal place to relax and enjoy a picnic in the open air while enjoying the impressive views of Rapa Nui.

Easter Island: Birdman Cult Private Tour

7. Easter Island: Birdman Cult Private Tour

Explore the site of the last great stage of Easter Island on this guided day tour from Hanga Roa. Depart from your hotel in a comfortable private vehicle to begin your adventure. Visit the sprawling ceremonial site of Ahu Vinapu to see some of the most advanced masonry in the world, then continue north to Puna Puna to see alternative representations of maoi sculptures, the famous "Easter Island heads". You'll see the distinctive red knots atop their heads, made from red scoria, an igneous rock with a vibrant red color. Next, see the colossal moai sculptures of Ahu A'kivi, a line of seven 16-foot (5-meter) effigies that gaze solemnly out to sea; the sea-facing direction of the sculptures has confounded archaeologists for years due to the fact all of the other sculpture faces inwards. Visit the amazing Rano Kau volcano crater and learn about the famous Birdman legend at the O'rongo ceremonial village, consisting of approximately 50 elliptically shaped, shale-wall homes with a small square entry overlooking the ocean. Before your journey back to the hotel visit Tahai, which comprises three principal sets of heads from north to south: Ko Te Riku (with restored eyes), Tahai and Vai Ure.

Sunrise at tongariki private tour

8. Sunrise at tongariki private tour

We will take you to the most memorable and beautiful place of easter island. You will see the sunrise at tongariki, an ancestral place where te sunrise goes at the back of the 15 moais. You will be able to take pictures, record and check the entire place after the sunrise. If we are lucky with the weather, you will experience the sun without clouds and you will see the full colors of the sunrise, appreciating the most beautiful moment of the day at Rapa Nui. After the tour, we will take you back to your hotel to get you ready for another tour.

Small Group (8 PAX) / Cruise Ships Tours at Easter Island

9. Small Group (8 PAX) / Cruise Ships Tours at Easter Island

Embark on an unforgettable adventure at Easter Island! Our exclusive Cruise Ship Tours offer a unique opportunity to explore the enigmatic Moai statues. Discover the island's mysteries on intimate shore excursions, away from the crowds. Immerse yourself in the rich history and captivating landscapes. Our expert guides will ensure an enriching experience as you learn about the island's culture and archaeological wonders. At the end of the tour, you will be conveniently dropped off at the cruise port, allowing you to continue your voyage with cherished memories of Easter Island. Highlights: Intimate shore excursions away from crowds Expert guides sharing in-depth knowledge Uncover the secrets of the enigmatic Moai statues Convenient drop-off at the cruise port for seamless travel experience

Easter Island: Small-Group South & East Highlights Tour

10. Easter Island: Small-Group South & East Highlights Tour

Encounter Easter Island's most incredible Moai statues on this small-group tour that’s limited to 8 travelers. See the most impressive remnants of the ancient civilization, from the fallen statues of the southwest to the towering monuments on the island's eastern edge. Learn the stories behind the statues, exploring what's known, and what still remains a mystery about the Easter Island's Moai. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at all island hotels.  Start the tour with a visit to Vinapu, the most perfectly fit rock wall, Ahu Tahira, is found in this area. Discover how it was engineered with such skill that many archaeologists draw conclusions about contact with the Inca Empire. Next, head to the beautiful coastal area of Hanga Poukura full of interesting, rough lava rock formations and unique geological features. The blowhole of Hanga Poukura is one of the best ones of Rapa Nui, and when the ocean is right, water will spurt up into the air as waves come in. After this, continue the tour to the Village of Vaihu and experience what it was like to live in ancient Rapa Nui as you walk around the newly-built replica of an ancient village. Visit Akahanga, which according to oral tradition was the biggest village in ancient times. Many foundation blocks for houses can be found in this area, a small cave and a large ahu platform. After a stop for lunch, head to Rano Raraku, the volcano that was converted into a mass production factory for the gigantic megaliths. Learn about how virtually all the statues were carved here. One day the workers stopped, and the hundreds of statues that were left behind haven't moved since. Finally, visit Ahu Tongariki, the biggest and most impressive monument of Rapa Nui which boasts 15 mighty Moais.

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We’ve taken many tours in our lives, but this may have been the best! Sebastian of Kava Kava tours was an absolute expert on Easter Island. Combining his extensive knowledge with perfect weather and fantastic pictures made for a wonderful experience. Sebastian and Kava Kava tours exceeded our expectations for this bucket list trip. I can’t recommend this tour highly enough!!