Full Day Anakena
After breakfast, our first stop will take us to a restored Ahu called VAIHU, which suffered a destruction phase few centuries ago. We follow AKAHANGA AHU region, which legend tells us that the tomb of the famous King HOTU MATUA is located next to the Ahu.
Afterwards, we’ll visit one of the most important sites of the Rapa Nui culture, the quarry Rano Raraku, where Rapa Nui people carved approximated 900 statues, 397 of them still lying or standing in various stages of construction and transportation.
As well, we’ll visit the famous TONGARIKI AHU, restored in 1995, with its 15 statues standing.
The penultimate site to visit is the “Navel of the World”, along with the AHU TE PITO KURA.
Finally we reached the beach of Anakena, where we find two platforms, the AHU AHU NAU NAU and ATURE HUKI, both restored. We can also appreciate the warm Pacific waters, relax and take a swim on the beach.
Duration: 7,5 hrs aprox
Recommendations: bring water and clothes for swimming in Anakena beach; ask for towels at the hotel.
Places visited: Anakena beach, Vaihu Ahu in the Hanga Tee south coast, Ahu Akahanga, Rano Raraku, Ahu Tongariki, Ahu Te Pito Kura, Ahu Nau Nau, and Ahu Ature Huki.
/ Breakfast / Box Lunch /