Hiking Easter Island 5D Tour

We have developed this new Hiking Tour at Easter Island thinking on more active travelers. Discovering Rapa Nui evokes many things but never indifference. Exciting, it symbolizes its people’s mystery and its past which is known by only a few. This volcanic land, lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, hides the most amazing treasures. Its Moais, caves, craters and beaches gives this place a unique atmosphere. Easter Island is one of the masterpieces of our planet, a magical meeting with the past. Everything means silence, vastness, mystery, legend. We invite you to unveil this island with a different look, hiking with our local guides for 5 days.

Highlights:
– Local guides with vast knowledge of Rapa Nui culture and history
– Orongo Village, Rano Kau, Rano Raraku, Anakena beach, Tahai, Ahus and Caves
– Hike up to Poike and Terevaka with amazing views of the Island
– 1 Local show with dances and food
– 4 nights lodging at comfortable Hotel in Hanga Roa town
– Combine this trip with Torres Del Paine, Wine country, Lake District or Easter Island Add on tour

Day 01

EASTER ISLAND – ORONGO AND RANO KAU HALF DAY HIKE

Our vans will welcome you at Mataveri airport and take you to your Hotel.
We’ll start a half day hiking trip at 15:00 hrs aprox, from Hanga Roa’s settlement visiting the cave of Ana Kai Tangata, whose walls contain representations of Manutara (Sooty Tern), the sacred bird of Rapa Nui during the bird man competition. We continue covering part of the coastal and archaeological heritage route that will take you first to the Mataveri Otai sector, where you can learn about endemic crops and CONAFgreenery. The trail continues to Rano Kau Volcano, where you will walk up to enjoy an amazing view.
Then, we will go to Orongo’s ceremonial city, located at the west summit of the volcano Rano Kau. It is composed by 53 houses of elliptical shape with flagstone walls and a small square access looking at the sea. In this place the most important ceremonies of the second period of the island, the Tangata Manu (“the bird man”) cult was realized. It was carried out until approximately 150 years ago, and ceased to be celebrated shortly after the arrival of the first Christian missionaries.
Highlights: Ana Kai Tangata – Conaf – Rano Kau – Orongo
Lodging at selected Hotel in Hanga Roa town

Day 02

FULL DAY HIKE HANGA O TEO, LEYENDS OF RAPA NUI
Walking along the North coast of the Island, this virgin and inaccessible territory for any type of vehicle is the mystical sector and least known area. Together with our local guides you have the unique opportunity to explore and to try and resolve its mysteries.
We start our hike at Ahu Akivi, walking along a trail that borders steep cliffs and offers spectacular views. Visit natural bathing pools, cross locally owned fields and view numerous archeological sites.
Our picnic lunch will be at Anakena beach, where you’ll be able to admire Ahu Naunau and take a refreshing bath on this beautiful beach.
Highlights: Ahu Tepeu – Ahu Vai Mata – Mai Taki Te Moa – Omohi – Hanga O Teo – Papa Tekena – Anakena.
/ Breakfast / Picnic Lunch at Anakena / Snack for the walk /

Day 03

POIKE AND TEREVAKA HIKE, VIEWS OF RAPA NUI
In the morning we’ll begin our day towards impressive views of the coast around Peninsula Poike and some of the central valleys of the Island.
The day starts from your hotel in Hanga Roa, driving in direction to Poike area, where the hike to this impressive volcano begins. The hike will take you to Vai a Heva, a sculpture with a human face carved into a rock in the slope of the hill, the mouth of which was used for water recollection. The ascent continues to the top of Pua Ka Tiki, highest point in this area that gives you the possibility of admiring the wonderful view of the island. After hiking down to our vehicle we’ll drive to Rano Raraku to have lunch.
Highlights: Vai a Heva – Pua Katiki – boxlunch at Rano Raraku

After lunch we’ll drive to Vaitea and hike through small eucalyptus forests up to the top of the highest elevation of Rapa Nui, Maunga Terevaka. You will be rewarded with the majestic view of the whole Island; here one really feels like being on the most remote island in the world. We hike down until we arrive at restored Ahu Akivi, where our vehicle waits to take us back to town.
Highlights: Vai Tea – Terevaka – Ahu Akivi
/ Breakfast / Picnic Lunch /

Day 04

RANO RARAKU AND CAVES + WEST COAST, THE MOAI ROAD
After breakfast, we’ll depart towards Rano Raraku volcano, one of the island’s most important archaeological sites. We arrive by vehicle at the beginning of Ara o te Moai, the road where the statues where moved to the south coast, walking towards the quarry where they were carved, and seeing on the way many statues that were abandoned during transport. With our local guide, you will learn about some of the theories on how these gigantic statues wheretransported. After visiting Rano Raraku we’ll drive to restored Ahu Tongariki with its 15 re-erected statues, and then back to town. Free lunch to enjoy on town, eat some empanadas or some ceviche at Hanga Piko.
Highlights: Ara o te Moai, Rano Raraku, Tongariki

After lunch, we’ll visit first the interior of the Island, combining hiking with drivin, visiting Puna Pau quarry, where the topknots or Pukaos placed on top of the Moais where carved from a red volcanic rock. Our next stop will be at Ahu Akivi, restored Ahu with 7 Moais, and will end at Tahai sector, with 3 restored Ahus and theonly Moai with eyes re-inserted. Here we will enjoying one of Rapa Nui’s stunning sunsets.
Highlights: Puna Pau  – Akivi – Tahai
/ Breakfast / Dinner /
PD:On one of your nights on Easter Island we will have a Polinesian earthoven dinner, the UMU, where you’ll enjoy local food and a folklore show with Rapa Nui dances, singing and other folkloric presentations.this is a great way to discover local hospitality and taste delicious local food.

Day 05

TRANSFER TO MATAVERI AIRPORT

After breakfast and depending at what time your flight departs, we’ll take you to the airport.
End of services
/ Breakfast /

• 4 nights lodging at selected in Hotel in Hanga Roa town
• Private services
• Local English speaking guide
• Transfer In / Out included
• All hikes as described
• 1 Local show with dances and food
• 3 picnic lunch
• Entrance to National Park

• International and local flights (we can help you buy local flights)
• Accident Insurance (you MUST have your own insurance)
• Laundry
• Beverages & cocktails not included on menus
• Tips for drivers and guides

Hiking, Rapa Nui history, flora and fauna

Tour dates 2017-18 – You can set your own date with a minimum of 2 persons
12/17 OCT 2017
09/14 NOV 2017
07/12 DEC 2017
31 MAR / 04 APR 2018 – CONFIRMED DEPARTURE
19/24 JAN 2017
26/31 FEB 2017
26/31 MAR 2017
26/31 APR 2017

DIFFICULTY
Medium, designed for people who lead active lives and are comfortable participating in up to [6] hours of physical activity per day. Programs at this level generally involve some activities of higher intensity and/or a more vigorous pace.

PACKING TIPS
We advise you to bring clothing for warm and cold weather; base layers, windbreaker, gloves, hiking shos, a pair of sneakers, sunglasses, bathing suit and sandals. Don’t forget your camera!

HOTELS
As indicated in the program or similar

VEHICLES
Clean and comfortable air conditioned vehicle

AIRLINE INFORMATION
We can help you buy local flights at the best rates for you, just let us now

INSURANCE
Any policy you purchase should, at the very least, cover trip cancellation, loss of baggage, accident/life coverage, travel delays, and non-refundable airline tickets. Carriers for travel insurance include Travel Guard and Travelex. You may also consider insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation. Search the web to find the best deal that suits your needs – read the fine print

SAFETY
Chile is by far one of the safest countries in South America in terms of public health and crime. We are proud to affirm that our police are one of the least corrupt in the world; they are always friendly and helpful.