Explore the southwest coast of Easter Island on a half-day tour from Hanga Roa. See the stone platforms of the Tahai Ceremonial Complex, enjoy impressive views from the slopes of Rano Kau volcano and visit the village where the birdmen were worshipped.
What to Expect
Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Easter Island on a half-day tour to Tahai, Rano Kao and Orongo City.
Following the transfer from your hotel in Hanga Roa, go to the Tahai Ceremonial Complex, comprising of three principal ahu (stone platforms) from north to south: Ko Te Riku (with restored eyes), Tahai and Vai Ure. Then head to the Rano Kau volcano, where the slopes offer an impressive view of the islets of Motu Nui, Motu Iti and Motu Kao Kao. Rano Kau has a crater lake that is one of the island's 3 natural bodies of fresh water.
Continue west to the village of Orongo, where birdmen were worshipped between 1600 and 1866 AD. The village consists of approximately 50 elliptically-shaped, shale-wall homes with a small square entry overlooking the ocean. Arranged into 2 uneven rows, the lower row ends at Mata Ngarahu, the sacred precinct where the birdman used to be worshiped. This is also the location of one of the most profusely-decorated petroglyphs on the island.
As you explore, listen to some incredible legends about Easter Island from your guide.
- Round-trip transfers from your hotel in Hanga Roa, Easter Island
- Guided tour in English and Spanish
What's Not Included
- Entrance fee to Rapa Nui National Park (CLP 30,000)