Duration: 5 Days - 4 Nights
Location: Easter Island - Chile
Special Info: From USD $1,950 per person
hiking tour easter island

Hiking Easter Island 5 Days Tour, Rano Raraku trail

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Hiking Tour Easter Island.

Easter Island evokes many things but never indifference. Exciting, it symbolizes its people’s mystery and its past which is known by only a few. This volcanic land, lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, hides the most amazing treasures. Its Moai, caves, craters and beaches give this place a unique atmosphere. Easter Island is one of the masterpieces of our planet, a magical meeting with the past. Everything means silence, vastness, mystery, legend. We invite you to unveil this island with a different look, hiking with our local guides for 5 days.

Our Easter Island Hiking Tour has to be the most interesting tour you can be on. This incredible island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is not only full of mystery, it hides some of Chile´s most incredible treasures. A land with caves, craters and beaches is only a perfect place to discover nature like you have never done before. With the most interesting mystery of its Moai, you will hike through one of the greatest places on this planet.

Highlights: Mataveri coast line – Ana Kai Tangata cave – Rano Kau Volcano – Orongo ceremonial village – and other archaeological sites such as Ahu Tepeu – Ahu Vai Mata – Maitaki Te Moa – Omohi – Hanga O Teo and Papa Tekena (each Ahu is an altar with Moai – and beautiful Ovahe and Anakena beaches.

Likewise, we’ll visit Poike peninsula – Ana O Keke cave,  Ahu Akahanga, Maunga Toa Toa, Rano Raraku Volcano, – Puna Pau – Ahu Aviki – Ahu Akapu – Ana Te Pahu cave,  and the ceremonial village of Tahai.

*Click on Day Title to see the activity.

  • Day 1 Easter Island – Orongo and Rano Kau Half Day Hike- Welcome Dinner

    Our van and local guides will welcome you at Mataveri airport and take you to your Hotel in Hanga Roa.

    We’ll start a half day hiking trip at 15:00 hrs aprox, from Hanga Roa’s settlement visiting the cave of Ana Kai Tangata, whose  walls contain representations of Manutara (sea tern), the sacred bird of Rapa Nui. We continue covering part of the coastal and archaeological heritage route in the Mataveri Otai sector, where you can learn about endemic crops and CONAF nursery. The road continues to the foot of the Rano Kau Volcano, where you will hike up to the crater and enjoy an amazing view.

    Then, we will go to Orongo’s ceremonial city, ancient ceremonial city located in the west summit of the volcano Rano Kau. It is composed by approximately 53 houses of elliptical shape with flagstone walls and a small square access looking at the sea. In this place were realized the most important ceremony of the second period of the island, the Tangata Manu (“the bird man”). It was carried out until approximately 150 years ago, with the arrival of the first Christian missionaries.

    Highlights: Mataveri – Ana Kai Tangata – Conaf – Rano Kau – Orongo VillageAt night, we’ll enjoy an introductory dinner with the entire group at an amazing restaurant in town.
    Accommodation: Altiplanico Hotel in Hanga Roa town www.altiplanico.com
    Meals: Welcome Dinner

  • Day 2 Full Day Hike Hanga o Teo, Leyends of Rapa Nui

    Crossing the North coast of the Island, this virgin and inaccessible territory for any type of vehicle is the mystical sector and least known area. Together with our local guides you have the unique opportunity to explore and to try and resolve its mysteries.
    We start our hike in Ahu Akivi, walking along a trail that borders steep cliffs and offers spectacular views. Visit natural bathing pools, cross locally owned fields and view numerous archaeological sites.
    Our picnic lunch will be at Hanga Oteo, followed by visiting Ovahe and Anakena beaches, where you’ll be able to admire Ahu Naunau and take a refreshing bath on this beautiful beach.


    Highlights:
      Ahu Tepeu – Ahu Vai Mata – Mai Taki Te Moa – Omohi – Hanga O Teo – Papa Tekena – Anakena and Ovahe beaches.

    Accommodation: Altiplanico Hotel in Hanga Roa town www.altiplanico.com
    Meals: Breakfast and Picnic Lunch

  • Day 3 Poike and Terevaka Hike, Views of Rapa Nui

    This morning we’ll start our day towards impressive views of the coast of Poike peninsula and all the central valleys of the Island.
    The day starts from your our hotel in Hanga Roa, driving in direction to Poike peninsula, where the hike to this impressive volcano begins. The walking will take you to Maunga Parehe, towards the cave of the virgins, Ana O Keke. In this cave, legend has it that virgins were kept for skin whitening to be offered to the future king or Ariki.

    We’ll hike passing by Ahu Moai Riki Riki . The ascent continues to the top of Pua Katiki, highest point in this area that gives you the possibility of admiring the wonderful view of the island. We’ll see Vai a Heva, a sculpture with a human face carved into a rock in the slope of the hill, the mouth of which was used for water recollection. Then we’ll hike down descending into Anakena beach where eating and resting awaits for you.

    Highlights: Vai a Heva – Pua Katiki – Moai Riki Riki – Poike mount – Ana O Keke

    After lunch we’ll hike crossing the Vaitea forest arriving to the peak of the Island, the top of Terevaka at 511 m. With this summit, we will make it to the 3 highest points of Rapa Nui. You will be rewarded with the majestic view of the whole Island; here one really feels like being on the most remote island in the world. We will see the three vertices of Rapa Nui and the curvature of the earth, also known as the Rano Aroi and its lagoon. Finally, we start our descend towards Ahu Akivi and drive back to our hotel in Hanga Roa.

    Highlights: Vai Tea – Terevaka – Ahu Akivi

    Accommodation: Altiplanico Hotel in Hanga Roa town www.altiplanico.com
    Meals: Breakfast and Picnic Lunch

  • Day 4 Rano Raraku and Caves + West Coast, The Moai Road

    After breakfast, we’ll depart towards Rano Raraku volcano, one of the island’s major and most valuable archaeological sites, a special passage along the original roads where the ancestors transported their Moai, being able to see many statues that got abandoned along the path. With our local guides, you will learn about some of the still remaining mysteries on how these gigantic statues where transported.  Free lunch to enjoy on town, eat some empanadas or some ceviche at a local restaurant.

    Highlights: Rano Raraku Volcano and Ahu Tongariki


    After lunch, we’ll visit the west coast of the Island, combining hiking with driving in the van, visiting Puna Pau quarry, where the hats or Pukaos placed on top of the Moais where carved from a red volcanic rock. Our next stop will be at the caves of Ana Te Pahu, Ana Te Pora and Ana Kakenga, and finally we will end at Tahai, enjoying one of Rapa Nui’s epic sunsets.
    For the night, do a farewell dinner where you’ll go to enjoy a local show with Rapa Nui dances and a traditional meal called Kuranto, a great way to end our tour and discover local costumes, hospitality and tastes delicious local food.

    Highlights: Puna Pau – Ana Te Pahu – Tahai

    Accommodation: Altiplanico Hotel in Hanga Roa town www.altiplanico.com
    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 5 Transfer to Mataveri Airport

    After breakfast and depending at what time your flight departs, we’ll take you to the airport.
    End of services.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • ◦ If you are interested in this tour, please send us an email to [email protected]
    ◦ Rate per person, Boutique Hotel Option: USD $3,180 based in double occupancy. Single Supplement USD $580 – Accommodation at Altiplanico Hotel
    ◦ Group rates based on 8 people, USD $2,340 per person based in double occupancy.
    ◦ Rate per person, Standard Option: USD $2,790 based in double occupancy. Single Supplement USD $320 – Accommodation at Tiare Pacific Hotel
    ◦ Group rates based on 8 people, USD $1,950 per person based in double occupancy.
    ◦ We can confirm this tour with a minimum of 2 clients.
    ◦ Let us know you are interested and we will email you our booking form.
    ◦ All our programs can be modified according to your requirements or your needs.

  • ◦ 4 nights lodging at selected Hotel.
    ◦ Private services.
    ◦ Local English speaking guide.
    ◦ Transfer In / Out.
    ◦ All hikes as described.
    ◦ Entrance to National Park.
    ◦ Welcome and farewell dinners.
    ◦ 2 picnic lunches.
    ◦ Local show with dances and food.
  • ◦ Flights (can be requested).
    ◦ Tips.
    ◦ Extra meals.
    ◦ Travel Insurance.
  • ◦ We run this tour under a private departure request. In this case you set the dates.
    ◦ WE ALSO HAVE A LUXURY VERSION OF THIS TOUR.
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