Easter Island has much more in common with Polynesia than Chile, and is the most isolated, inhabited place on earth. Famous for its stone heads, it is a fascinating place.
Remember: We custom design all of our trips to suit you. If you wish to add days to your Easter Island tour, or change schedules, just let us know – we are here to give you exactly what you want!
Day 1 – Fly to Easter Island
Upon arrival at the Mataveri Airport on Rapa Nui, you will be met with the traditional Polynesian welcome of flower necklaces. We will then transfer you to your hotel in or near to Hanga Roa town, where you can spend the day at your leisure.
On Sundays, the local arts and crafts market are a must-see and the local museum, which contains a collection of Rapa Nui artifact reproductions, is also a must for visitors.
Your hotel could be the Hotel Otai, the Hotel Vai Moana, or another similar option, and depending on your budget.
Day 2 – Sightseeing on Easter Island
Today, we will leave Hanga Roa and head along the coast where you will enjoy beautiful views of the black volcanic outcrops and the moody Poike Peninsula.
We will visit the archaeological sites in Vaihu, where several moais (the famous stone heads and figures) mark the Trail of the Traditional Moais.
We will have lunch at Ranu Raraku quarry, where the statues were originally made and are still littered around unfinished, and then walk up to the spectacular Ranu Raraku volcano.
The highlight of the trip is a visit to the restored Ahu Tongariki and its 15 moais – the largest worship site on the island.
Coming back down from the volcano, we will continue our drive to idyllic Anakena Beach, where you can take a dip in the inviting Pacific Ocean.
We will then drive back to Hanga Roa for the evening – Video of Anakena Beach
Day 3 – Further Exploration of Easter Island
Today, we will take a short drive to the ceremonial village of Orongo, which is perched on the edge of a huge volcanic crater. The site affords great views of three small islands out in the Pacific: Motu Nui, Moto Kau and Moto Iti and is the site of the strange “birdman” cult, which will be explained to you during your tour.
After this we will take you to visit the Ahu Akivi site, which is made up of seven more huge moais statues.
Day 4 – Leave Easter Island
Today we say farewell to this unique destination as we transfer you to the airport in order to catch a flight to either Santiago or Tahiti.