See a romantic sunset at one of the most iconic archaeological sites on Easter Island on our Ahu Tahai Sunset Excursion. You'll see the famous Maoi statues up close against the backdrop of a beautiful sunset.
Ahu Tahai Sunset Excursion
At the scheduled time, we'll pick you up from your hotel on Easter Island and drive north towards Hanga Roa. Located in the outskirts of the island's capital, we'll find the Ahu Tahai ceremonial complex, an important archaeological site with colossal moai statues.
We'll arrive at this ancient Rapa Nui sanctuary in the late afternoon, just in time to see the sunset over Ahu Tahai. The sunset will cast a purple, scarlet and orange haze over the moai, creating one of the most striking and unforgettable sunsets on Easter Island.
As we watch the sun set over the horizon, we'll learn about the history of Tahai. This archaeological complex is divided into three ahus, which are ceremonial platforms. These are Ahu Ko Te Riku, Ahu Tahai and Ahu Vai Ure. Only a single moai remains on the first two, but the third has five colossal structures lined up along the western coast of the island with their backs to the Pacific Ocean.
The mysteries behind Ahu Tahai are innumerable. For example, what was the significance of these statues, and why do some moai have a kind of cap on their heads while others don't? We'll attempt to unravel these intriguing mysteries little by little in the light of dusk.
After 2 magical hours at Ahu Tahia, we'll return to your hotel.
Ticket to the Rapa Nui National Park
You'll need to buy your own ticket to the Rapa Nui National Park, as it isn't included in the price of this activity. You can acquire tickets at the following places on Easter Island:
- Mataveri airport.
- Central Office of the Indigenous Community Ma'u Henua, located on Atamu Tekena street (next to the pharmacy).
- CONAF offices on the island.
This ticket is valid for 10 days from the first use.
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Tour in English
Children between 2 and 7 years oldUS$ 34.50
Children under 2 years oldFree
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The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Minibus or bus transport.
English speaking guide.
Entry to the Rapa Nui National Park: US$ 83 per person.
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Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.
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