Escursioni a Isla de Pascua: Experience the beauty, mystery and dramatic scenery of Easter Island in this full-day tour to Anakena, a white sand beach said to have been the landing point of Polynesian chief Hotu Matu’a who first settled the island. The tour starts in Hanga Roa, from where we will explore the Southeastern and Northeastern coasts of the island, visiting the temples of Ahu, Akahanga and Tongariki. This latter temple hosts the greatest Moais platform near the ocean with 15 giant statues. Then we will head to Rano Raraku Volcano, with its “Cantera de los Moais” (litt. Moai quarry) where more than 390 statues can be found. Here we will stop for picnic lunch by one of the greatest natural spot in the island.
We will continue the tour visiting many impressive moai structures in temple formations such as Ahu Te Pito Kura, Ahu Nau Nau, Ahu Ature Huke. Later, we will stop at Anakena Beach, one of the few good swimming beaches on the island. In the surroundings there are also two small caves within a gorge as well as the nearby beaches of Poike and Ovahe where you’ll have time to relax and enjoy the scenery of this enchanting place. The tour ends in Hanga Roa, where we will drop you off at your hotel.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 8 hours approx.
Start/opening time: At 9am. Operation days: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
End/closing time: At 5pm.
Languages: Spanish and English.
Others: We recommend wearing towel and swimsuit. Admission to the National Park not included.