Welcome to one of the most isolated islands in the world: Easter Island (Isla De Pascua or Rapa Nui), discovered in 1722 by a Dutch seaman, Jacob Roggeveen. An extraordinary culture secretly evolved on Easter Island over centuries of isolation and it’s original inhabitants developed an unique way of life, rich in stories, myths, legends, music, dances, sport, writing, architecture, fine handicrafts and gigantic sculptures, Moai. There are more than 300 moais on the slopes of Rano Raraku volcano alone. Not all of the moais were finished, and there are many unfinished moais to be found in different stages of construction. In 1935 Easter Island was declared an open air museum by the Chilean government. This afternoon, visit to Tahai temple. Ahu Vai Uri, Ahu Tahai and Ahu Ko Te Riku are the best examples of a ceremonial center featuring three Ahu. Ahu Vai Uri with five moai, Ahu Thai with 1 moai, and Ahu Ko te Riku with 1 moai which was fitted with eyes and 1 Pukao for tourist purposes. Continue to the southernmost volcano on the island to orongo, the ancient ceremonial village, with impressive views above the crater of RANO KAO volcano.
Today you will have a full day tour to visit the south coast of the island. In the morning, visit Vaihu, Akahanga , Tongariki temples, Rano Raraku Volcano which is the site of the original quarry where the giant statues (Moai) were made. Many can be seen in different stages of completion. Continue to Te Pito Kura, ‘the navel of the world’ before crossing the island for a picnic lunch under the palm trees at Anakena beach, and an opportunity to inspect the important Moai platforms being restored by Thor Heyerdahl. After lunch, continue your journey across the island – several Ahu temple platforms will be visited en route. BL
This morning visit to Vinapu temple, with its incredible stone walls similar to those built by the ancient Incas; the architecture of these walls is sometimes used as an argument to support the theory that the early islanders came from South America. Continue to Puna Pao quarry, Akivi temple and te Pahu cave and this afternoon transfer to Mataveri airport for your departure flight. B
Dates and cost
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Packages of any duration available. Please contact us for details.
- Transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport
- 2 Nights Accommodation in double room with private facilities
- Meals, sightseeing and transfers as detailed in the itinerary.
What’s not included
Airport or air ticket taxes or levies, port taxes (except where shown as included); passport or visa fees; excess baggage charges; any insurance; any meals, air fares or sightseeing not specified in the itinerary; optional gratuities to guides, drivers etc; beverages; laundry or other items of a personal nature and any items not specifically mentioned as being included.
How to Book
The completion and return of the booking form is mandatory to the acceptance of reservation. We advise that you book as far ahead as possible. To initiate your reservation, please complete the Booking Form which must be signed and returned to Adventure Associates along with the applicable Deposit. Reservations are established only when you receive written confirmation and acceptance of the Booking Form and deposit payment. Ticketing and joining instructions are normally issued two weeks prior to departure.
|Deposit required:||$250 per person|
|Balance due:||60 days prior to departure|
|If booking within|
60 days of departure:
|full payment must be made|
Should a booking be amended once reservations are processed, a $55 amendment fee per booking for each amendment made, plus any communication expenses incurred, will be added to the cost of the tour.
Written instructions only will be accepted by Adventure Associates to cancel a reservation. Cancellation charges are subject to regulations or airlines, cruise companies, coach and tour operators, hotels and any other Principals involved. If it is necessary to cancel your arrangements, the following non-refundable provisions will apply.
|More than 60 days prior to departure||$300 per person|
|Between 59 and 35 days prior to departure||50% of tour cost per person|
|Between 34 and 14 days prior to departure||75% of tour cost per person|
|On or within 13 days prior to departure||No Refund|
- All the above amounts are in addition to any fees levied by the airlines, hotels or cruise companies. Communication charges incurred may also be added to the above.
- All cancellation provisions will be strictly applied. If the non-refundable amount is more than your advance payment, you remain liable for the difference. For these and other reasons mentioned in these Terms and Conditions you are strongly urged to take out travel insurance at the time of your reservation. Adventure Associates or your Travel Agent will be pleased to advise you on the best policy which may protect you.
All cancellation provisions will be strictly applied. If the cancellation charge is more than your advance payment you remain liable for the difference. For these and other reasons mentioned above you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance. Once the tour has departed there will be no refund for any unused portions of the trip.