The next 3 days are spent exploring Easter Island on a range of tours organised by the hotel and selected according to your interests. You can select one full-day or two half-day tours each day. Popular tours include those to Anakena Beach, Rano Raraku, Ahu Akivi and Ahu Tahai, Rano Kau and Orongo.
Ahu Akivi & Ahu Tahai: This easy half-day excursion takes you to several significant sites including those of Ahu Akivi and Ahu Tahai. You will learn about the moai and their significance in the history of Rapa Nui. You will also visit other important sites such as Puna Pau where you will learn about the pukao or topknots. If weather permits the tour may also include a visit to some of the famous lava tube caves on the island.
Orongo: Another easy half-day excursion that will teach you about the Tangata Manu or birdman cult. You will see the Rano Kau volcanic crater as well as Ana Kai Tangata cave and the ahu at the ceremonial site of Vinapu.
Trekking Orongo: This is a full-day hike to the top of Rano Kau volcano with the chance to walk the entire perimeter of the crater lip with incredible views of the volcano, the island and town of Hanga Roa and the surrounding Pacific Ocean. You will learn about several important sites including Ahu Vinapu and the ceremonial village of Orongo.
East and South Trip: This full-day excursion is the most efficient way to see the most sites on the southern and eastern coasts in a complete circuit. Visit Ahu Akahanga, Ahu Tongariki, Rano Raraku quarry and finish the day at Anakena Beach where you can take a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.
Boat Trip: Heading out in a local fisherman’s boat gives you the opportunity to see the island from another perspective. The tour starts by visiting Hanga Piko Bay where you may see turtles, before continuing on to see some caves, soaring cliffs and migratory seabirds that come to nest on the motu or islets off the coast of the island. You will also see Tangata Manu and Rano Kau volcano.
Hanga Oteo: This relatively hard full-day hike takes you to the wild northern coast of Easter Island, to an area that is inaccessible to vehicles. You visit several notable sites and caves, ending the day at Anakena Beach where you can cool off with a refreshing dip.