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4 Days / 3 Nights

Tours Overview:
Long a destination of mystery, Easter Island offers a special, off-the-beaten-track adventure. You will explore the ancient moai (sculptures) that have fascinated and baffled history buffs for generations.

Day 1 - Arrive Easter Island
You will be welcomed upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2 - Easter Island – Rano Kau, Orongo, Ana Kai Tangata & Ahu Akivi and Puna Pau
In the morning 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 travel 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. Afternoon visit Ahu Akivi & 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. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 3 - Easter Island – Akahanga, Rano Raraku, Ahu Tongariki & Anakena Beach
Full day excursion to visit the ruins of the temple of Akahanga where the hats of the moai are the outstanding feature, they lie where they fell  when the platform was destroyed. Continue 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 bath in the sea before returning to Hanga Roa in the afternoon. Overnight at your hotel. (BL)

Day 4 - Depart Easter Island
The day is at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your departing flight. (B)

                 
        2017        
                 
        Daily departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ    
        Jan 5 to Dec 20        
        Join in services        
        Hotel Rapa Nui $785 $815    
        Hotel Otai $910 $1,102    
        Hotel Taha Tai $950 $1,240    
        Hotel Iorana $885 $1,145    
        Hotel Altiplanico Rapa Nui $1,210 $1,740    
                 
        Private services        
        Hotel Rapa Nui $965 $998    
        Hotel Otai $1,093 $1,285    
        Hotel Taha Tai $1,130 $1,425    
        Hotel Iorana $1,065 $1,330    
        Hotel Altiplanico Rapa Nui $1,392 $1,920    
                 
        Internal airfare applies. Please contact us for current applicable pricing.    
                 
        2018        
                 
        Daily departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ    
        Jan 5 to Dec 20        
        Join in services        
        Hotel Rapa Nui $835 $875    
        Hotel Otai $967 $1,174    
        Hotel Taha Tai $1,010 $1,330    
        Hotel Iorana $945 $1,230    
        Hotel Altiplanico Rapa Nui $1,244 $1,781    
                 
        Private services        
        Hotel Rapa Nui $1,030 $1,073    
        Hotel Otai $1,165 $1,373    
        Hotel Taha Tai $1,210 $1,530    
        Hotel Iorana $1,140 $1,430    
        Hotel Altiplanico Rapa Nui $1,445 $1,980    
                 
        Internal airfare applies. Please contact us for current applicable pricing.    
                 
        Blackout dates at Altiplanico Hotel: Mar 30/Apr 01, Apr 27/May 01,    
        May 18/21, Jun 29/Jul 02, Jul 13/16, Sep 14/22, Oct 12/15, Nov 01/04,    
        Dec 08/10, Dec 22/25, Dec 29/Jan 01    
                 
        Destination Property Room type Meals  
        Easter Island Hotel Rapa Nui Standard B  
        Easter Island Hotel Otai Standard B  
        Easter Island Taha Tai Hotel Superior B  
        Easter Island Hotel Iorana Superior B  
        Easter Island Hotel Altiplanico Rapa Nui Superior B  
 
Inclusions:
• Accommodations
• Breakfast & one lunch
• Transfers
• Sightseeing
• Entrance fee
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