4 Days Easter Island Trip
This is a great 4 Days trip to the mythical and amazing Rapa Nui - Easter Island. You will fly from Santiago de Chile and explore the best of this divine Polynesian paradise.
Day 1: Transfer Hotel / Airport – Flight to Easter Island – Transfer Airport / Hotel
At 06:00 am our guide will be waiting you at your hotel for to transfer you to Santiago airport in order to take your flight to Easter Island. Approx. At 13:30 of Easter Island time, you will be picked up at the airport with a flower necklace according to local Polynesian tradition. Transfer to your hotel. You will have the afternoon free for to rest and enjoy your hotel.
Day 2: Historic Pathways Tour and Dinner Show
At 10:00 our local guide will pick up you for your Historic Pathways Tour. Unearth some of the gems of Easter Island´s fascinating past with stops at several significant sites of interest. Head to Puna Pau, the small crater that acted as the scoria quarry for the moai's famous topknots, before continuing to the site of the island´s most intricate stone work at Ahu Tahira in Vinapu, where the moai platform is reminiscient of the legendary masonry of the Incas of South America.
Take in the breathtaking views at the giant cauldron of Rano Kau, a miniature eco-system and the largest volcano crater on the island. Experience the wind on your face at the clifftop ceremonial village of Orongo, and discover the significance of the Birdman Cult that emerged out of the ruins of the Moai building era. Peer off the precipice at the ocean below where once a year during the Birdman competition, brave warriors from the island's various clans would climb down the steep rocky cliffs to the swirling ocean below and swim out to the small islets off the coast in an attempt to bring back the first egg of the manutara bird, therefore winning the right for their clan to rule the island for the following year. Finish the day with a visit to Ahu Akivi, the renowned seven inland moai that stand gazing oceanwards, and explore the large and unique cave system of Ana Te Pahu, known affectionately as The Banana Cave.
There is an opportunity to have lunch at a small restaurant in Hanga Roa halfway through the day. Duration: 7 hours approx. At night our guide will pick you up between 19:30 and 20:00 hrs. approx to go a dinner show with typical food, dance andmusic native of island.
Day 3: Moai Monuments Tour
At 10:00 our local guide will pick up you for your Moai Monuments Tour: Uncover the secrets of Easter Island by piecing together the many clues given to us by the gigantic sculpted megaliths that cover this mysterious land. Start the journey by visiting the ahu platforms at Tahai, where the clear morning light brings alive the moai that look over this restored ancestral village of the Rapanui people. Visit the ruins of the fallen moai at Ahu Akahanga, where three platforms sit untouched since the Rapanui turned on the traditions of their ancestors and began toppling the moai. Stand in awe at the restored site of Ahu Tongariki, where fifteen stone giants stand watch over the land as silent sentinels, dwarfing all who come into their presence.
Spend a bulk of the afternoon absorbing the grandeur of the moai that sit half emerged from the soil Rano Raraku, the volcano crater that acted as a stone quarry and birthplace for these immense figures. Visit Ahu Te Pito Kura, the site of the largest moai to ever stand on an ahu, and see the legendary magnetic stone that according to island history, was brought to Easter Island from the original Polynesian homeland of Hiva by the first king, Hotu Matuʻa. Finish the day taking in the coconut palms, turquoise water and white sand at Anakena Beach, and gazing upon the post-modernist style moai of Ahu Nau Nau. There is an opportunity to buy refreshments from the café at Rano Raraku. Duration: 7 hours approx. You will have the rest of the day free.
Day 4: Transfer Hotel / Airport – Flight to Santiago de Chile – Transfer Airport / Hotel
At 10:00 am our local guide will pick you up for your transfer to Easter Island Airport.
At your arrival to Santiago de Chile (19:30 approx.) our guide will transfer you at your
hotel in Santiago.