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Easter Island Shore Excursion - Half Day Ahu Akivi Archaeological Tour

Easter Island Shore Excursion - Half Day Ahu Akivi Archaeological Tour
Take this Ahu Akivi Half Day Tour Shore Excursion
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Easter Island Shore Excursion - Half Day Ahu Akivi Archaeological Tour by David Berkowitz
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Discover Ahu Akivi, Ahu Vinapu, Puna Pau Quarry ant Te Pahu Cavern history of Easter Island in this Half Day Shore Excursion

3,5 hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted

Highlights

  • Get picked up from the Pier to take this beautiful and relaxing Private Half Day Shore Excursion at Easter Island
  • Explore Rapa Nui National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage
  • Surprise yourself with Ahu Tahai, ceremonial platform that has a unique moai, a stone giant that stands alone, but which is protected by its more than 4 meters high and its imposing figure.
  • Discover the seven Moais at Ahu Akivi

Includes

  • Roundtrip Transfer from Easter Island Pier
  • Transportation Insurance
  • Bilingual Live Guide (English & Spanish)
  • Private Tour!

  • Entrance Fee to Rapa Nui National Park (80 USD)
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Hotel Drop-off

Please Note

  • Excursions can be modified or cancelled by weather conditions
  • We recommend wearing comfortable clothing
  • Passengers traveling to Easter Island have to pay an entrance fee of CLP 54.000 or USD 80.00 in order to visit the Archaeological Park. Please note that it's not possible to buy this ticket in any other place and passengers will have to carry their ticket with them when taking our tours.
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please consider that if the ship can't arrive to the destination due the bad weather conditions and we don't have this information at last 24 hours prior the departure of the tour, we will have to charge te 100% of this booking.

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Rapa Nui National Park, a wildlife sanctuary spread across most of Easter Island and a UNESCO World Heritage site, contains about 900 moai sculptures as well as 300 ahu, or ceremonial platforms, on which the carved figures stand. Sculpted from solidified volcanic ash, these statues are believed to represent the spirits of ancestors and high-ranking members of each tribe.

After Hanga Piko Port pickup from Hanga Roa, travel south with your guide into the park to Ahu Tahai, a ceremonial platform that has a unique moai, a stone giant that stands alone, but which is protected by its more than 4 meters high and its imposing figure.

Continue north to Puna Pau to see how some moai sport a different look. You'll notice they have pukao, or topknots made out of red scoria on their heads. It's believed the volcanic rock was used to impress rival tribes. Roughly 30 pukao are located in or near the Puna Pau quarry, the source of the red scoria.

Then head to Ahu Akivi, where you’ll see a line of seven moai looking out toward the ocean. The moai here each stand 16 feet (5 meters) tall and weigh about 18 tons (16 metric tons). What's mysterious about these sea-facing figures, It's an unusual sight considering the other ahu moai stand with their backs against the water.

One theory behind their unusual position: These moai symbolize the seven explorers from the Polynesian homeland of Hiva sent by the chief to find the island of Rapa Nui. According to this hypothesis, these statues face the ocean in the direction they came from.

Our last point will be The -Ahu Huri a Urenga- one of the 25 platforms that are not on the coast, but in the interior of the island and corresponds to an agricultural area, human settlements.

After your engaging exploration of ahu moai, you’ll be taken back to your hotel.

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