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Small-Group Full-Day Easter Island Highlights South and East

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  • A guide explains the stories behind the statues
  • Stress-free hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Travel between dispersed attractions with ease 
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Small-Group Full-Day Easter Island Highlights South and East
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Small-Group Full-Day Easter Island Highlights South and East
From US$ 128.00
Overview
Unravel some of the mysteries of Easter Island and its spectacular ahu (stone platforms) and moai (monolithic human figures) in the company of a guide on a stress-free tour from Hanga Roa. Enjoy free hotel pickup and drop-off and receive personalized attention in a small group of no more than eight. Plus, you'll travel long distances with ease, going from the fallen statues in the south to the towering monuments of the east.
What to Expect
Begin your day with pickup from your hotel. Make sure you are carrying your pre-purchased national park ticket (not included). Meet your guide, then settle into the air-conditioned minivan to head south. 
Make your first stop at Ahu Huri A Urenga, a single statue with four hands aligned to the sunrise at winter solstice. Head farther south to the Ahu Vinapu, where skillful engineering suggests contact with the Incas, then to the coastal area of Hanga Poukura, home to rough lava rock formations and several statues mysteriously buried in a line, with only the backs visible.
Take a break for lunch (not included), before heading for Rano Raraku. This crater functioned as a kind of factory where most of the island's statues were carved. Since the workers stopped, the hundreds of statues left behind haven't moved.
The final stop is Ahu Tongariki, the island's biggest ahu with 15 mighty moais. Your day ends with drop-off back at your hotel. This tour does not pick up at cruise ship terminals.
Reviews (36)
1 - 5 of 28 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile
Express Tour and Tongariki Sunrise

We had a great day on the Way Express tour with Marcus. The Sunrise tour with Petr was also very special - we were truly blown away by that. Marcus and Petr were both so knowledgeable and we learnt an awful lot about the Island’s...More

Thank dennydad
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile
Private tour + sunrise viewing

The booking process is straight forward, and where I had questions I was able to call to get things sorted. Emails may take a couple of days, Internet on the Island isn’t the fastest. The tour itself was a very relaxed pace, we moved according...More

Thank Fetchness
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile
Very informative

We attempted to book this tour prior to our arrival on the island, but had some questions which we sent to them using the online form on their website. Almost a week later we had not heard back, and were subsequently told the inquiry went...More

1  Thank Allen L
Reviewed 23 October 2018
Fantastic Tours with Two Great Guides

This was a fantastic tour. My wife and I took both tours, the first with Bruna who taught us about the history of the Moai and the second with Shane who taught us the history of the Island. Both guides had different perspectives and were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BGarbus
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile
Outstanding tour!

We had the most fantastic experience with Shane who turned out to be from newcastle uk same as me! We had a blast he's very knowledgeable and caring he showed us all the great sites on the south/ west tour.We had the biggest wow ever...More

Thank sheilaNottsUk
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Hi We arrived by plane so we purchased park passes upon arrival at the airport so can't help you there. I'm sure the cruise line will be able to direct you on how to purchase them and will offer island tours as well. We... More
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