Easter Island Extension (4 nights)

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Travel Style: N/A
Physical Level: All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
5 days
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • The mysterious moai
  • Rano Kau crater
  • Enjoy friendly Polynesian hospitality
  • The unique history of the island

Short Description

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 4,000km from the coast of Chile, is an island that still holds a very special magic and mystery. The Europeans discovered 'Rapa Nui', as the local population calls it, on Easter Sunday and to this day it is simply referred to as Easter Island. However, this island holds an intrigue far greater than one might imagine. So distant from everything and everyone, isolated by the largest ocean in the world, it demonstrates a rich history, art, language and interestingly once even suffered a civil war ‐ all upon an island not 25 km across.This 5 day/4 night extension will enable you to explore this triangular shaped island, with extinct volcanic cones in each of its three corners. Amidst an atmosphere of friendly Polynesian hospitality, the entire island is today an open‐air museum with approximately 900 moai (statues), the tallest of which is 21m high. There is also the Orongo Village and many traditional cave dwellings open to view.Extend your holiday with a trip to the middle of the Pacific Ocean and see the mysterious moai of Easter Island

Style Small group tour
Array
Itinerary Focus N/A
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Theme

Cultural

Destinations

Chile

Attractions & Cities Visited

N/A

Activities & Interests

Culture

Age Requirement

16

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Itinerary



Land Only

Day 1 Fly to Easter Island; free time to explore Hanga Roa.

Transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Easter Island. On arrival we transfer to the hotel. Free time, options include a visit to the local museum of Hanga Roa ‐ 'Padre Sebastian Englert'. Hanga Roa is the small capital town of the island. This is where the great majority of the population lives (about 4,000 inhabitants).Hotel Otai or similar

Day 2 Tour of Orongo and Ranu Kau volcano; visit Ahu Akivi in afternoon.

Morning half‐day excursion to Orongo, the ceremonial site for the Birdman Cult, whose stone houses are set right by the circular crater of the Ranu Kau volcano. The Birdman Cult only emerged after the collapse of moai culture and was focused on fertility rites and the Birdman competition. You will visit an interesting cave with cult rock paintings at the foot of the volcano. Later, from the rim of the crater, you will be able to savour a spectacular view overlooking the crater's large lake, as well as the sea and the three Motu Islands. These small islands were the focus of the young men chosen during the ceremony of the Birdman Cult, held at Orongo. One individual per clan swam out to the Motus, to climb and steal the first swallow's egg of the year. The winning clan was allowed to nominate Rapa Nui's king for the following year. In the afternoon, you will visit Ahu Akivi, one of the few Ahus not located by the sea. The seven resurrected moais are sited according to the equinox, which indicates the advanced knowledge of astronomy once known on Rapa Nui. The next stop is the Puna Pau quarry, where the headdresses made of red stone that were set on many moai were produced. Today's tour ends with a transfer back to the hotel.Hotel Otai or similar

Day 3 Visit Ahus Vaihu and Akahanga; explore Rano Raraku quarry.

We take a full day excursion today with visits to Ahus Vaihu and Akahanga along the south coast. Later we drive on to Rano Raraku, which is the site where moais were carved out of the island's very unique bedrock. There are still approximately 400 statues standing and lying here in different stages of completion. The largest is nearly 22m tall and weighs approximately 250 tons. From here we drive to Ahu Te Pito Kura and the 'Navel of the World'. Finally we visit the beach of Anakena with its Ahu Nau Nau before heading back to our hotel.Hotel Otai or similar

Day 4 Free morning; return to Santiago.

The morning is free before we transfer to the airport for the flight back to Santiago.Hotel Providencia or similar

Day 5 End Santiago.

End Santiago.

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Dec-16-2023Dec-20-2023$ 1,999No8 spots left Reserve

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Group Size

Small Group - 24 max

Age Notes :

Min. Age: 16

Additional Information

Trip ID#:

exodus-XTNEAST5

Meals Included

Breakfast: All breakfasts and 1 lunchAll accommodationAll transport and listed activitiesTour leader on excursions

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