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Small-Group Full-Day Easter Island Highlights South and East

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  • A guide explains the stories behind the statues
  • Stress-free hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Travel between dispersed attractions with ease 
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Small-Group Full-Day Easter Island Highlights South and East
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Small-Group Full-Day Easter Island Highlights South and East
US$115.00
Overview
Unravel some of the mysteries of Easter Island and its spectacular ahu (stone platforms) and moai (monolithic human figures) in the company of a guide on a stress-free tour from Hanga Roa. Enjoy free hotel pickup and drop-off and receive personalized attention in a small group of no more than eight. Plus, you'll travel long distances with ease, going from the fallen statues in the south to the towering monuments of the east.
What to Expect
Begin your day with pickup from your hotel. Make sure you are carrying your pre-purchased national park ticket (not included). Meet your guide then settle into the air-conditioned minivan to head south. 

Make your first stop at Ahu Huri A Urenga, a single statue with four hands aligned to the sunrise at winter solstice. Head farther south to the Ahu Vinapu, where skillful engineering suggests contact with the Incas, then to the coastal area of Hanga Poukura, home to rough lava rock formations and several statues mysteriously buried in a line, with only the backs visible.

Take a break for lunch (not included), before heading for Rano Raraku. This crater functioned as a kind of factory where most of the island's statues were carved. Since the workers stopped, the hundreds of statues left behind haven't moved.

The final stop is Ahu Tongariki, the island's biggest ahu with 15 mighty moais. Your day ends with drop-off back at your hotel.
Reviews (28)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile
Outstanding tour!

We had the most fantastic experience with Shane who turned out to be from newcastle uk same as me! We had a blast he's very knowledgeable and caring he showed us all the great sites on the south/ west tour.We had the biggest wow ever...More

Thank sheilaNottsUk
Reviewed 2 days ago
Easter Island Travel [2 days] Complete discovery (max 8) Group 2

i booked this tour in advance and was glad that i did since we were arriving on the cruise ship Maasdam. everything was sold out due to the number of people arriving that day. we chose to do the 2 day small group tour max...More

Thank lawbud101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fantastic cultural and historical tours!

We did two tours and both were excellent. Our guides were informative giving us a great insight into the history and culture of Easter Island. Sophia was also knowledge about the geological formation of the island. A snack was included which actually did us for...More

Thank jedec123
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile
Great way to experience the island

I visited Easter Island for only two days and I was keen to do a tour so I could see some of the key sights without worrying about transport. I’m glad I chose the South and East tour as I especially wanted to see Rano...More

1  Thank Safari672975
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile
Options A &B

When I arrived in the island I walked into the office and booked both their option A & B tours. I really enjoyed both of them. Shane was our tour guide for both. The only thing I didn’t like was they were both mixed language...More

2  Thank Manda G
mEdensky, Chef at Easter Island Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Hi Manda, I'm glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the tours you took with us! About the mixed languages, such is the case among all of the tour agencies of Easter Island, and some even do three languages. We don't get satisfied just by being...More

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Response from bproy | Reviewed this property |
Hi We arrived by plane so we purchased park passes upon arrival at the airport so can't help you there. I'm sure the cruise line will be able to direct you on how to purchase them and will offer island tours as well. We... More
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