Day to Day Program:
Transfer to the airport to fly into Santiago, Transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight.
Transfer out to the airport to board your flight to Easter, arrival at Mataveri airport and transfer to your hotel in the village of Hanga Roa. HOTEL – 3 nights
Departure from your hotel in Hanga Roa, the tour will take you to the south-east and north-east of the island to visit the Ahu Vaihu, a temple located 10 km from Hanga Roa composed of a well-worked stone platform where 8 Pukaos and 8 Moais are scattered nearby. Here you can also find the Ahu Akahanga, formed by 4 platforms, 12 Moais and 8 Pukaos. From here you can see one of the best preserved villages of the island. The trip continues towards the Rano Raraku volcanic crater formed of consolidated volcanic ash. Rano Raraku is a visual record of Moai design vocabulary and technological innovation, where 397 Moai remain. After Lunch visit Ahu Tongariki, the most surprising Ahu on the island, with 15 giant Moais. Ahu Te Pito Kura has the largest statue erected on an Ahu, the Paro Moai (10 mts, weighing 85 tons) and Pukao with a weight of 11.5 tons. It is believed that the last statue was demolished by 1840. The Ahu is located next to a large stone ball which is identified as the center of the world (Te Pito o Te Henua), which according to a legend was brought by King Hotu Matua by boat. Ahu Nau Nau has 5 Moai with Pukao of which 2 are broken. The back of the Moai and some stones from the rear wall have petroglyphs. During excavations an extraordinary eye pupil of white coral red slag was found, and nowadays it is exhibited at the Museum of the Island. Finish the tour at Anakena beach, known for its white sand beach and warm waters including its own Moais, before returning to your hotel. BL
Travel today to Ahu Tahai, a group of ceremonial altars that make up the best-kept archaeological site of the island, certainly a must in your journey to the Island. This incredible place is formed by three ahus, Kote Riki (to the North), Tahai (in the center) and Vai Uri (to the South). Here receive a short lecture on-site by your local guide. This tour includes also a visit to Easter Island downtown, to its Catholic Church, handicraft market and the Sebastian Englert Museum which promotes the Rapa Nui culture. B
Time free until to the airport for flight to Santiago. Upon arrival connect with your international flight. B