- 7 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Enjoy a full-day private tour of Easter Island learning about the historical Birdman Cult competition and seeing many stunning highlights of the island. Caves, beautiful ocean vistas, the huge volcanic crater of Rano Kau, the top knot quarry, and some of the most beautiful rock-work on the island await your discovery on this breathtaking journey. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off and a private guide that will teach you about the culture and history of Easter Island and the cult that partook in the Birdman competition.
- Family friendly
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Live commentary on board
- Private tour
- National park fee: $80USD
- Food and drinks
Your hotel on the island
10am is recommended
2pm can be chosen for those who wish to start later on the day they arrive
Returns to original departure point
Begin your private 6.5 hour tour with hotel pickup service at the chosen time of departure.
Begin with a visit to the Ana Kai Tangata, a cave with paintings on the roof and a name that reflects the cannibalism which took place on the island during the warfare period. See the Rano Kau, a volcano with a panoramic view of the island which plunges 200m (656ft) below to a beautiful lake.
See the ceremonial village of Orongo where, during the 18th and 19th centuries, one of the most interesting political ceremonies took place annually as different tribes competed to become the leader of the island. In breathtaking sports event that involved climbing down cliffs, swimming out to some islets off the coast, the islanders came to this beautiful part of the island to see who would be their next king.
Additionally, become intrigued with the Vinapu site, where you will see some of the island's beautiful rockwork, reminiscent of that found in the great Inca civilization of South America.
Make your way to Puna Pau quarry from which the large scoria (red, cindery, basaltic lava stone) where adornments that were fitted on the heads of many statues were taken. Then discover the Ahu Akivi, a restored site of seven statues. It is said to be the representations of the first seven explorers who came to the island. These seven moai are the only group of statues looking out to the sea.
Lunch is not included on this tour, but there will be opportunities to stop and get food along the way if you find yourself hungry.
Like many volcanic islands, Easter Island is riddled with lava tubes. Ana Te Pahu is one of the more extensive networks found on the island that you will see. Learn how the ancient Rapa Nui people used these cave networks to live, collect water, plant vegetables and hide from aggressive visitors from the outside in the 18th and 19th centuries.
When the tour is complete, you will be dropped back at your hotel.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Lunch is not included but opportunities will be made to buy food along the way
- It is recommended that you purchase the $60USD national park pass upon arrival at the airport (valid for 5 days after purchase)
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- A maximum of 6 people per booking
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Our tour was really awesome. He was able to give us all the information we needed to really make the tour interesting.
This trip was better than our highly expected expectations. Our guide was of one of the cultural mone important family with roots back in ancient time.As a native he gave us important information nof ancient and present living on the Island. He showed us the quary where the big stone statues were made and how they were transported. We also saw the Place where the first chief landed and where the fist native Child was borne. We looked at old houses and how they were built as an upp-side down kanoe. I Think this was one of the best guided tours I ever have taken part in.
Our guide Mark is so knowledgeable about this beautiful island and its customs, he is a walking encyclopedia, lots of fun. We felt like this tour was custom made for us as being a private tour we were the only participants. It was simply wonderful, stunning views and so many surprises. I loved that Mark took photos of us at varying angles to give us a unique experience. We saw all the highlights, everything one would expect to see but then there was so much more, just simply a tour not to be missed.