Step into the ancient past of Easter Island with this trip to the ceremonial village of Orongo and the Rano Kaa volcano. Prepare to be astounded!
Orongo and Rano Kau Volcano Trip
On the morning of the tour between 8:30 and 9 am, we will collect you from your hotel and start a journey back to ancient times. The first stop is at Vinapu, an archaeological site which contains some enchanting stones carved with decoration of painstaking detail, and magnificent Ahu stone platforms which resemble the famous Inca constructions in Cuzco.
Next, we will head to the majestic Rano Kau volcano. We will walk along the sides of the volcano which has been eroded by centuries of wind and rain. We will eventually reach the top and the huge crater which houses one of the three freshwater lakes of Easter Island. From here you will enjoy the views of the spectacular landscape and the three islets where the Rapa Nui people swam to every year to perform an important religious ceremony.
Close to the Rano Kau volcano you will encounter the ruins of the ceremonial town of Orongo. Here you will see mystical oval-shaped stone statues looking out over the ocean where the followers of the Makemake god dwelled. During our visit to the archaeological site, you will see the numerous petroglyphs of the feats of the “birdmen”, the winners of an annual race which involved swimming to the islets and retrieving the first egg of the season.
By the end of the tour, you will have discovered the legends and traditions of the ancient inhabitants of Easter Island. The trip finally finishes around noon, back at the hotel.
Entrance to Rapa Nui National Park
Entrance to Rapa Nui National Park is not included in the price and must be purchased apart. Tickets can be purchased on the park's official website or in-person on the island. The cost of the ticket is US$ 83 per person.
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|Adults||Children between 2 and 7 years old||Children under 2 years old|
Children between 2 and 7 years oldUS$ 18
Children under 2 years oldFree
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).
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.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
Yes, some of the 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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