Eastern island-Isla de Pascua, Chile, if you like something special
Easter Island is one of the world’s most isolated inhabited islands in the southeastern Pacific Ocean.
Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai , created by the early Rapa Nui People. In 1995, Unesco named Easter Island a world Heritage site, with much of the island protected within Rapa nui National Park.
The name “Easter Island” was given by the island’s first recorded European visitor, the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen, who encountered it on Easter Sunday.
The large stone statues, or Maoi, for which Easter Island is famous, were carved in the period 1100–1680 Ce. A total of 887 monolithic stone statues have been inventoried on the island and in museum collections so far.Often identified as “Easter Island heads
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Breakfast at Hotel.
AM: Exc.Rano Kau, Orongo, Ana Kai Tangata:
Visit Ana Kai Tangata, a cave that has many paints made from mineral pigments found on the island. The painting depicts the Manutara bird. The arrival of this bird in spring would initiate the Tangata Manu competition. Next continue to Ranu Kau that was the second of the three main volcanoes to erupt about 2.5 million years ago. It has a height of 310m and a huge crater of 1.6km in diameter and a fresh water lagoon 11m deep. Next to the volcano is the ancient ceremonial city of Orongo, where exist the greatest concentration of petroglyphs. There are pictures of the Tangata manu birdman, the creator god Make
PM: Ahu Akivi y Puna Pau:
Ahu Akivi is the archaeological centre of the Roihi sector and was the first site to be properly restored in the 1960’s. It is a ceremonial site which is particularly interesting not only because of its location (in the centre of the island) but also because of the legends which surround the Seven Moai which are situated on the platform or Ahu. The tour also visits Puna Pau, to the east of the town of Hanga Roa which is situated in a small crater of red stone. This is where the “pukao” or hats (topknots) which crowned the moai were made. On the way it is possible to see the path where they were transported, including some examples of the pukao which have fallen by the wayside. Return to the Hotel.
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Breakfast at Hotel.
Full Day Excursion. Visit the ruins of the temple of Vaihu where the hats of the moai are the outstanding feature, they lie where they fell when the platform was destroyed. Continue to Akahanga and on to the volcano of Rano Raraku, where all the moai on the island were carved out of the rock. Climb to the edge of the crater of the volcano to appreciate the small lake inside and moai scattered about the inner slopes in various stages of construction. Continue to Ahu Tongariki, where many of the huge moai were toppled by a large “seaquake” in 1960. Finally the tour ends at Anakena beach with its two beautiful ahu. Time for a bathe in the sea before returning to Hanga Roa in the afternoon.
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Breakfast at Hotel. At the agree time transfer to Mataveri Airport to your onward flight.
* Private & Regular (SIB) services are provided with English or Spanish or French speaking local guides. Other languages are subject to availability.
* Meals duly specified in the program
B = Breakfast L= Lunch D = Dinner.
* Continental Breakfast included in Hotel Restaurant From 07:00 to 10:00 A.M.
*Tips to porters at Airport
*Extras of any kind (meal services not mentioned in the program, telephone calls, laundry
*An amount of USD 50,00 p/pax as entrance fee to Easter Island must be paid directly at the Airport by each pax.
* Program could be changed according to flight itineraries, climate conditions, or in order to provide a better service
* 19% tax. All foreigner non residents in Chile are tax exempt. Just in case of non show the total will collect the room rate plus 19% tax.
* At IORANA Hotel Lodging includes Half Board.