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Address: Kai Tuoe s/n Hanga Roa, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
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Te Ra'ai The real Rapanui Culture

Te Ra'ai The Place to go in Easter Island Rapanui's Culture is preserved by the Moais and its people living at the world 's most remote island. Here you feel like a Rapanui... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Caxias Do Sul, Brasil
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Caxias Do Sul, Brasil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Te Ra'ai The Place to go in Easter Island Rapanui's Culture is preserved by the Moais and its people living at the world 's most remote island. Here you feel like a Rapanui yourself. There are three major places for one evening of dreams. Place 1 you get a welcome drink and a paint on your face to learn how... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little pricey but the entire package of dinner ceremony and show make it all worth while. The place is out there a ways so the shuttle ride is necessary and that is part of the price. They have a building where the food ceremony is conducted, after you have your face painted.They have a pit for cooking the food... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it's expensive, but it's totally worth it! Such nice people, small group, dances, delicious food, great show. I loved it!

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1 Thank Sarah H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I recommend the place to watch the show and to diner. The best show is on wednesday and I paid around us$80 per person.

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

This is a well run, organized evening program. I booked through my hotel. We were picked up at our hotel. The evening starts with music, traditional face painting and men learning a basic warrior dance and women learning a women's dance. Then the traditional meal that was being cooked in the ground was opened. We then had a good buffet... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

What a great cultural experience, to enjoy homemade food from an Umu served in buffet style, initially having our face painted and listening to some music before having to get up and display our dancing skills to the opposite sex. After dinner we enjoyed watching singing and dancing whilst wearing some great costumes. A late good night, we were picked... More 

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

This is a family run operation and they show their pride in their culture. They pick you up from your hotel and drive you to their house which at first you are not sure of since it is in someones home, but don't be fooled. The surprise is worth it all. You enjoy a hangi/ umu for dinner followed by... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

My hotel recommended the traditional umu. A bus picked us up at the hotel. When we arrived, the group explained how food is prepared in an umu. While the food was being transported to the dining area, we were given dance lessons. The dinner was quite nice. Afterwards, we saw a music/dance performance. I highly recommend this event!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

This is the perfect place to go and know all the traditions and food from the Rapa Nui. After they pick you up from the hotel, there are some people singing and you can have your face painted as a local, while the curanto is cooked. After the explanations of different traditions and how the food was made, a huge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Fun way to experience local culture, on an island with few night time activities. The evening starts with face paint, uncovering the Hawaiian luau style earthen cooking, and audience participation dances. Dinner is a diverse and bountiful spread of local dishes (fish, pork, sausage and vegetables including the items you watched be unearthed earlier, served with wine. After dinner you... More 

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