Active Easter Island Adventure
Considered the most remote island on Earth and deemed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Easter Island is unlike any other place on Earth. This enigmatic island may be best known for the more than 1,000 monumental stone heads, or Moai, scattered across its storied surface. The history of Rapa Nui holds secrets that may never be fully understood, but there is still much to be learned from its vibrant people, customs and cuisine. The rolling green hills, gaping volcanic craters, and virgin coastline found at every turn only add to the allure.
Depart from Santiago and fly over 2,300 miles of ocean to reach Easter Island. Meet the Moai at Ahu Akivi, the only platform on the island whose statues look out toward the ocean. Enjoy a half-day horseback riding excursion to Ahu Akivi, which is special because it is the only platform whose Moai look to the ocean. It is the only platform on the island which was restored without the use of any machinery but instead using what is believed to be the “traditional” way of raising the Moai.
Visit the white sand beach of Anakena, which is the legendary landing spot of the first king, Hotu Matu’a. Spend the rest of the day visiting the eastern part of the island, including the ceremonial platforms of Vaihu, Akahanga, Tongariki, Te Pito Kura, and the quarry of Rano Raraku.
Spend the day hiking around the magnificent sites of Rano Kau and Orongo. Rano Kau is one of the three principal volcanoes that created the island and Orongo (a ceremonial village) is one of the most visually spectacular sites on the island.
Enjoy one last breakfast with a view before saying good-bye to the enigmatic Easter Island and heading back to Santiago.
Please note: Price based on double occupancy and valid through September 30, 2017.