We will begin our tour by visiting the Ahu Vaihu and Akahanga. The ahus are temples composed of stone platforms or altars where groups of moais are gathered. The Ahu Vaihu is framed by cliffs where the ocean waves break, giving it an impressive appearance. The area of the Ahu Akahanga has not been restored and allows you to see the state in which the island was found by the first explorers.
We will continue the trip heading towards Rano Raraku, a volcanic crater formed by the solidification of ash, and which contains a lagoon inside. Here, in this place, the mysterious moais were carved, which still remain 397 sculptures, still unfinished.
Then we will visit Ahu Tongariki, a ceremonial platform of 200 meters in length that has 15 enormous moais. We will also visit Ahu Te Pito Kura where the impressive Moai Paro is located, which is 10 meters high and weighs 85 tons.
In this place we will also find a great spherical stone that is identified as the navel of the world, called "Te Pito o Te Henua".
Finally, we will end our day resting on Anakena, the most popular beach on the island. In addition to its natural beauty, we will be able to appreciate a long line of moais with their backs to the sea, which makes it very special. Here we can enjoy our lunch if we choose the private tour. If we take the group tour, our lunch will be a delicious box lunch in a Rapa Nui family home.
After lunch, we will finish our trip by returning to our selected hotels.