Isla de Pascua - Natural Tour
· Easter Island-Natural Tour
Island, located in the exotic Polynesia,
offers a cultural encounter, the charm of white beaches, warm and crystalline waters,
and extraordinary volcanic geography. We will use as the base Hanga Roa and we will go out
each day by vehicle or foot to visit different interest places.
Easter Island, the most aisled on the planet, it is located in the middle of the pacific
ocean , 3000 Km from the chilean coast, discovered at 1772 by Jacob Roggeven a Holland
Admiral. Actually the island has 2764 habitants, most of them are Polynesians.
This program its ideal for less active travelers, that enjoy walking outdoors and comfort
during the travel. Lodging at Hanga Roa`s Inn and during the day we will make
excursions that will combine walking and car transportation to explore the island
and its fascinating culture.
Santiago - Easter Island
Transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Easter Island (3 1/2 hours).
We will be received by local guides and walk few minutes to Hanga Roa town.
Rano Kau - Orongo - Vinapu
Tour by the island early in the morning. First stop at Tahai and the petroglyphs cave,
later we will drive to Kau Volcano, the biggest at the island which crater is now a
beautiful lake. At this place we will have and exceptional view of three little islands
nearby: Niu, Motu and Kao-Kao where the bird man ritual were carried out.
We will find here too Orongo Village ruins. The Tour continues Hill Vinapu, trough
Vahi A Tare. At Vinapu we will find the Ahu Tahira, a rectangular platform of stone
where the moais were erected.
Visit to Rano Raraku Volcano. This is one of the most astonishing places in the island.
Here the Moais were sculpted in volcanic rock at the base of the volcano,
150 figures still remain here, in different states of completion.
We will continue our long trip to visit an Ahu of 15 Moais.
We will visit the Ahu Akivi a ceremonial centre where 7 impressing moais are located.
In the environs we will find several volcanic caves to explore.
Poike - Ovahe - Anakena
The tour starts visiting Poike, a different Ahu of Moais. We will drive to the Virgin Cave, to finish later at Ovahe beach, a little bay where we will spend some hours swimming or enjoying the wonderful landscapes. Later we will visit Anakena Beach, the legendary place of Hotu Matua, the founder of the island.
Easter Island - Santiago
Layover morning to take rest.
In the afternoon we will catch the flight that return to Santiago.