- 2 days (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Save when you book three popular Easter Island tours to Ahu Akivi, Orongo and Anakena Beach. Visit famous ceremonial sites to admire mysterious 'moai,' stone giants carved by the indigenous Rapa Nui, on half-day and full-day trips available each day of the week. Archaeology lessons aren't the only thing you'll get out of this discounted package: walk the volcanic hills of Rano Raraku, ponder over birdmen paintings in the Ana Kai Tangata cave, wander about the shale-stone homes of Orongo village, and dig your toes into the white sand at Anakena beach.
- Excellent value for money
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Fully narrated tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Lunch included
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan or bus
- Lunch (Anakena Beach day trip only)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Entrance fee to Rapa Nui National Park (56,000 Chilean pesos or 80 USD)
Tour departs from Easter Island hotels
Ahu Akivi half-day tour 3pm (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) Orongo half-day tour 9:30am (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) Anakena Beach day trip 9:30am (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
Returns to original departure point
Mix up your sightseeing on Easter Island with three popular tours that focus on the archaeological wonders of Rapa Nui. Each tour covers a different geographic region of Easter Island, and this Super Saver ensures you see all the important sights at a discount. Sign up for each tour on a day of your choosing (see the Important Note section below regarding days of operation).
Ahu Akivi, Ahu Vinapu and Puna Pau Archaeological Tour:
On this 3.5-hour tour, explore the enigmatic stone giants of the protected Rapa Nui National Park that spreads across Easter Island. The UNESCO World Heritage site contains about 900 moai, statues of human figures carved from volcanic stone, believed to represent Rapa Nui ancestors and high-ranking tribal members. On average, moai stand 13 feet (4 meters) tall and weigh 14 tons (13 metric tons). Many of them stand on ahu, or ceremonial platforms.
Visit Ahu Akivi and learn why its seven moai take the unusual position of looking out toward the water. At Ahu Vinapu, listen to why its masonry resembling Incan construction indicates Easter Island may have seen visitors long before than popularly believed. Travel to Puna Pau and see pukao, or topknots, on top of several moai heads. Make a brief stop in the harbor town of Hanga Piko to observe a restored ceremonial moai.
Tahai, Orongo and Rano Kau Half-Day Tour:
Discover the archaeological wonders on the southwestern coast of the island on this 3.5-hour tour. Meander through the Tahai ceremonial complex, where you’ll see restored moai of various sizes and shapes at the ahu of Ko Te Riku, Tahai and Vai Uri. Inside the cave of Ana Kai Tangata located along the crashing surf, observe many petroglyphs with a bird motif and listen to stories about the ancient ritual of ‘Tangata Manu,’ where Rapa Nui men made the treacherous swim to a nearby islet in a race to collect the first egg laid by a sooty tern.
Capture stunning views of Rano Kau volcano and its crater lake before moving on to the village of Orongo, where you'll find over 50 elliptical-shaped dwellings made of shale. Learn about the village’s role in birdmen rites between the 17th and 19th centuries, and then wander the grounds on your own.
Rano Raraku and Anakena Beach Full-Day Tour Including Lunch Tour:
Spend a full day exploring the southeastern and northeastern parts of Easter Island. Discover Ahu Akahanga in its original state and learn about its toppled moai scattered about the area. Then visit Ahu Tongariki, the largest ceremonial site with 15 upright moai, restored after being destroyed and displaced by a tsunami. While at the Rano Raraku volcano and quarry, where the Rapa Nui had sculpted moai, note the hundreds of moai heads and partially visible torsos popping up from the grassy knolls.
After a BBQ lunch (provided), head to Ahu Te Pito Kura to gawk at the tallest moai ever erected and a round magnetic stone dubbed the ‘navel of the world.' Finish the day at Anakena beach, a paradise cove of white sand against a backdrop of coconut palm trees, believed to be the landing site of the island’s first settlers from Polynesia. Blue waters and soft sand may not be new to you, but it’s not every day you get to lounge on a beach with the six extremely well-preserved moai of Ahu Nau Nau behind you.
Tours must be taken on different days. The 'Ahu Akivi, Ahu Vinapu and Puna Pau Archeological Tour' and 'Tahai, Orongo and Rano Kau Half-Day Tour' are available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The 'Rano Raraku and Anakena Beach Full-Day Tour Including Lunch Tour' operates on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. You may choose which day to take each tour. At checkout, select the date of your Ahu Akivi tour and then fill in the date you want to take the other tours in the special requirements box.
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
- Remember that this excursion is not a private tour
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- When visiting Anakena beach, it is recommended that you wear a bathing suit and bring a towel, sunglasses and sunscreen
- It is recommended that you bring water and snacks
- Note: Tours to Ahu Akivi and Orongo operate on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The tour to Anakena Beach operates on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. You may choose which day to take each tour. At checkout, select the date of your Ahu Akivi tour and then fill in the date you want to take the other tours in the special requirements box
- Note: Port pickup is not available for this promo.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
A great way to see all the island highlights! Both our tour guides were friendly and informative, with great historical information as well as tips for fun places to go and eat during the rest of our stay. The group was small so there was no trouble hearing the guides. I would highly recommend this way to see the sights!
For a quick trip, this tour allows you to see all the must see sights. The guides were very good and knowledgeable about the history and current theories on the Moai and Birdman eras. We only had a short time on the island, so this was perfect, and gives us ideals of more to do on our next opportunity to travel to Easter Island.
This was a fantastic two days.
Our guide Christina was fabulous and patient and took the care to translate for my father and I.. We were the only english speakers with the group primarily spanish speaking.
Worth every penny!
The tour company that operated these tours for us was Aku Aku. Our guides spoke fairly good English, and we felt that the tours gave us a very good overview of the whole island. I do think we had moai overload on the full-day tour, but YMMV. As a trio, these tours were comprehensive in terms of Rapa Nui history. Be sure to bring lots of water and sunblock when you do these tours--there aren't many stops for you to buy them along the way.
The Ahu Akivi half day tour was pretty average with the guide being more interested in chatting with the driver than providing the information about the sites we were visiting. The other two tours were much better because we had a different tour guide and she was pretty good. Also, the voucher stated that the name of the local tour operator, however, the services were provided by some other local tour operator, whose name now escapes me.
Worth doing and the guides are great...but i was let down with changes in the itinery beyond my control that left me felling let down by Viator not the guides
Have emailed you regarding this on my return..but as you can imagine Easter Island isn't a place you can go every year so I was relying on a good service.
While the tour it self was nice.. there were 2 groups 1 Spanish speaking and the other English. While I dont understand Spanish- there were numerous occasions where i felt that the Spanish explanation was way longer than the English one, making me wonder if some facts or details were skipped for the English translation