- 7 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Providing a more personalized experience discover and learn about the mystery of the Moai and its construction on the hands of a professional tour guide, who will show you around the archeological sites of this unique culture in the world.
On a 7 hours tour visit the quarry of Rano Raraku, the place where the moai were carved and transported to their ahus, Ahu Tongariki the fascinating 15 standing moai platform, Te Pito Kura, the navel of the world and so many others archeological sites related to moai and the and the Rapa Nui people and culture.
- Local guide
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Transport by private vehicle
- Entrance fees (USD 80 per person)
- Food and drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
Begin your tour at your hotel to meet your guide and get ready to get through at the incredible archeological complex of Akahanga, a village nearby where we can understand how the village was arranged in relation to the ceremonial centre or ahu. The moais are on the ground, just like they were left after being knocked down during the tribal wars
Heading the North coast of Rapa Nui we arrive at Rano Raraku, one of the most amazing places in the planet. Rano Raraku houses the quarry where the moais were built and from where they were moved to the ahu (ceremonial platforms) in the island. Near 1041 statues were built in this quarry, 400 of which were left on the volcano hillside in different manufacturing and carving processes, including some that in the modelling process were wasted for different reasons.
Only a few minutes from here get amazed by the most imposing moai platform in the island.; the ahu Tongariki. This ahu represents the island’s sculpture highest splendour period. With 220 metres long, it’s the biggest structure of this nature in all Polynesia.
On route to the North coast you will stop at Te Pito Kura, a ceremonial complex formed by the Ahu o Paro, only moai that has remained in the exact position in which it was left when knocked down. Next to this ahu is a 80 cm rounded stone named the “Navel of the Word” or “Te pito o te Henua”. According to the legend it was brought by Hotu Matu’a on his vessel and concentrates a magnetic and supernatural energy called “mana”
Before returning to Hanga Roa Village we will stop at our last visitation site: Anakena, the long sand beach in the island. However, Anakena is much more than a beach, it’s a complex where the presence of ahu Ature Huki and the Nau Nau, among other sites of archaeological nature and in force cultural practices.
Lunch is not included in this tour however there are few places at Rano Raraku and Anakena where you can buy a small snack. (bring small cash as Credit Cards are not accepted in the place) You can also bring your own food on the tour.
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, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- An infant seats is available on request if advised at time of booking
- A maximum of 8 people per booking
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- A maximum of 8 people per booking
- Activity NOT VALID for cruise passengers (Port pickup is not available)
- 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.