Easter Island is an excellent destination for those interested in evidences of ancient civilizations. Explore the mystical totems, ancient paintings and drawings, and places of worship.
You will be transferred to the hotel upon arrival to the Easter Island or Rapa Nui, named by the Polynesian. The group adventure starts with a full day trip along the Rapa Nui route on the next day. Visit ancient ruins, towns, volcanoes and beaches, and, of course, the monolithic heads – moai, which made the island so famous. The giant heads were carved in the volcanic stone to honour of deceased chiefs. Some of moai are over 10 m high and weight at least 90 tons. Visit Orongo – ancient sacred place with odd drawings of Tangata manu or the bird-man, and the Rano Kao volcano with its lake-filled crater on the next day. Stop by the Ana Kai Tangata - cavern filled with prehistoric paintings and Ahu Vinapu for a look into the architectural skill of islanders. Then have a tour to Aku Akivi, the Ana Tepahu caverns and the quarry of Puna Pau.
The Island of Rapa Nui has an area of 16600 hectares and enjoys a subtropical climate with minimum temperature of 16 °C and a maximum of 28 °C. The island was created as a result of underwater volcanic eruptions some 3 million years ago. It was discovered by Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen on the Easter Day in 1722 and thus obtained its new name. Nowadays this Chilean island welcomes about 20 000 visitors annually and offers wide scope of activities - hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding abound on the island, as well as scuba diving and snorkelling to introduce with the rich marine ecosystem of corals and colourful tropical fish.