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Activities in Easter Island

Easter Island and Anakena Beach Trip

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Free cancellation up to 12 hours before the service starts

Explore Easter Island on this complete tour which takes you from the magical Ahu Akahanga to beautiful Anakena beach, passing the Rano Raraku quarry and the iconic moai statues at Ahu Tongariki along the way. This is the essential trip for any visit to Easter Island!

Explore Easter Island on this complete tour which takes you from the magical Ahu Akahanga to beautiful Anakena beach, passing the Rano Raraku quarry and the iconic moai statues at Ahu Tongariki along the way. This is the essential trip for any visit to Easter Island!

Easter Island and Anakena Beach Trip

After collecting you from your hotel, we will start our tour of Easter Island traveling along the East coast.

First, we visit the archaeological site of Ahu Akahanga, where you will see the remains of a settlement and the tomb of King Hotu Matu'a. Your guide will tell the story of this mythical king, key to understanding the local history.

Our next stop is Ahu Tongariki, the largest sanctuary on Easter Island. Like in Ahu Akahanga, the 15 moai here were destroyed during the tribal wars of the 18th century. In the 90s, the Chilean government decided to restore the platform. Now, you can admire the moai, which have been returned to the platform, just as they were at the height of the Rapanui culture.

Next, we will travel to the volcanic crater of Rano Raraku, which is home to the quarry where most of the moai on the island were sculptured. We will walk along the side of the crater and discover the unfinished moai that are scattered around this area. One of them would have measured 70 feet high and weighing around 270 tonnes when finished. Nicknamed ‘El Gigante’ (The Giant), it would have been the largest moai statue that ever existed!

We will take the opportunity to rest and enjoy lunch in this magical setting, in the company of more than 390 moai statues that inhabit Rano Raraku.

Having regained our strength, we will continue the tour by visiting the smaller sanctuary of Ahu Te Pito Kura. Having become experts in Rapanui culture, you will now reach Anakena beach, where you can admire the moai of Ahu Nau Nau and enjoy this beautiful paradise of white sand.

At the end of the tour around 4 pm, we will return to your hotel.

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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Price

Adults Children between 2 and 7 years old Children under 2 years old
US$ 108
US$ 66
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 108
  • Children between 2 and 7 years old

    US$ 66
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

7 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other language.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other language.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by bus or minibus.

English speaking guide.

Lunch.

Not included

Entry to Rapa Nui National Park (US$ 83) per 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.

Accessibility

Most areas are accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

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.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 12 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 108