The famous moai statues are the iconic symbols of Easter Island. On this trip to Ahu Akivi, we will visit some of the most important archaeological sites and discover just how important they are in Rapanui culture.
Ahu Akivi Trip
After collecting from you from your hotel on the island, we will travel to Ahu Akivi, one of the few moai sites located away from the coastline.
You will witness the seven moai of this sacred place, which faces exactly at the sunset during the March equinox. The moai of Ahu Akivi are the only Rapanui monuments to be situated so precisely in relation to an astronomical phenomenon.
As we tour this sanctuary, you will discover the significance of Ahu Akivi. Legend has it that the seven moai statues represent the seven explorers that discovered the island after a long and arduous trip from another island in what is today referred to as Polynesia.
The tour will then take us to Panu Pau, a quarry situated on a small volcanic crater where the Rapanui mined a distinctive red color sandstone. The sculptures of Easter Island used this rock to make the ‘pukao’ stone headdresses that can still be seen today on the top of some of the maoi. The ‘pukao’ was a typical hair bun that the Rapanui used to wear.
The last stop on the itinerary will be the Tahai Ceremonial Complex, where we will explore the archeological ruins that face the Pacific Ocean. At the end of our visit, we will return you to your hotel, arriving at around 6 pm.
Entrance to Rapa Nui National Park
You'll have to buy your own entrance ticket to the Rapa Nui National Park, as is not included in the price of this tour. You can buy the entrance ticket at the following places on Easter Island:
- Mataveri Airport.
- Central Office of the Ma'u Henua Indigenous Community, located on Atamu Tekena Street (next to the pharmacy).
- At the CONAF offices on the island.
The validity of this ticket is 10 days, starting from the first use.
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Tour in English
Children between 2 and 7 years oldUS$ 18
Children under 2 years oldFree
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by bus or minibus.
English speaking guide.
Entry to the Rapa Nui National Park (US$ 83) person.
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Most areas are accessible.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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