Day 01: Santiago - Easter Island
Welcome with fresh flower leis at Mataveri airport in Easter Island. Transfer to selected hotel. Overnight.
Day 02: Easter Island
Breakfast in the hotel. Visit to Tahai, located on the west side of the island and comprising three ahu or stone platforms that serve as the foundation for the moai: Ko Te Riku, Vai Uri, and Tahai. We continue towards the extinct volcano Rano Raraku and the quarry where the moai were made, and later enjoy lunch, picnic style. Near the volcano there is an ahu called Tongariki, the largest in Polynesia, with 15 restored statues. The tour continues with a visit to Te Pito Kura, where a destroyed platform contains the largest moai on Easter Island, currently lying on the ground. On one side of this ahu there is a large round stone known as the Energy Rock for its special magnetism. After visiting the last platform of Ahu Nau Nau, we finish our mystical journey in the beautiful Anakena beach. Return to hotel. Overnight.
Day 03: Easter Island
Breakfast in the hotel. Half-day excursion bordering Rano Kau, a dormant volcano located on the southwestern tip of the island. Inside the volcano there is a lake with abundant vegetation. We continue with a visit to the village and ceremonial temple of Orongo, where annual competitions were held to elect the chief of the island, the Tangata Manu (birdman). The tour ends with a visit to Ana Kai Tangata cave. In the afternoon, visit to Ahu Akivi, an altar consisting of 7 moais whose eyes are fixed on the sunset over the ocean. Afterward, we will visit Ana Te Pahu, a cave once inhabited, and Puna Pau, a quarry on the hills of Rano Kau, where pukaos were manufactured, hats worn by the moais and made of red volcanic ash. Return to hotel. Overnight.
Day 04: Easter Island - Santiago
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Mataveri airport for flight back to Santiago. End of our services.