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Easter Island Super Saver: Ahu Akivi and Orongo plus Anakena Beach Day Trip

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Unusual Moai

These moai are unusual as they are facing the sea rather than facing inland. A pleasant, quiet visit as this isn't as popular with tour groups. It was also interesting to see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

These moai are unusual as they are facing the sea rather than facing inland. A pleasant, quiet visit as this isn't as popular with tour groups. It was also interesting to see inland areas. Nearby... just up the road are the Te Ana caves which were fascinating. These don require a 15 min walk in blazing sunshine if it's hot... More 

Thank TravellingOrange
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The seven Moai align with a smaller Moai to indicate where the sun rises each month. It could be a monthly calendar. The views are now hindered by surrounding trees but the Moai display is terrific.

Thank Cognocity
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was able to spend Easter Sunday morning at Ahu Akivi. It was a magical experience with these 7 Moai that are the only ones that face the ocean. During the equinoxes they also align to sun, although I was unable to find out any reasons why this is the case. You can walk all the way around the Ahu... More 

Thank Tracey U
West Palm Beach, Florida
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Moai platform is inland and kind of out of the way but worth the trip. They are all upright and in decent shape and are the only ones facing the ocean. Bring your own provisions (water, snacks, etc.) because the small vending area closes whenever the feel like closing. They close at 5 but were still sitting at the... More 

Thank RichardK938
Scottsdale, Arizona
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Unlike most of the rest these are all alike in size and shape and inland rather than on the ocean but they face the ocean. They are aligned with the sunrise in Spring and Equinox in Fall as this was farm land.

Thank Diane101065
Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Unusually located inland, rather than along the coast, Ahu Akivi is sacred and has seven moai, that are similar in size that all face the sunset during the Spring Equinox and the sunrise to their backs during the Autumn Equinox. There was a cremation ground behind the central platform and a cave where people used to live and where some... More 

Thank Pearl_Yellow_Star
Piacenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Maybe at first it seems to be a bit weird to see a Moai platform in the inland, we are used to see them near the ocean. But there was nothing strange in its construction, it protected a village that was in the interior. This Ahu position is indeed fascinating, all around it there are green fields and nature, it's... More 

Thank Mona77
Hoboken, New Jersey
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Very impressive Moai platform. Better with a guide to give you all the particulars that you would miss on your own.

Thank cbec87
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47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

it is a sacred place in Rapa Nui in the Valparaíso Region of Chile, looking out towards the Pacific Ocean

Thank James F
Cortlandt Manor, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Remember that my recommendation is for a two day tour of Rapa Nui or Easter Island with a professional guide. With this in mind, this site is one among several of the exciting and beautiful ones. Here one can see seven Moai of various sizes and/or phases of construction/destruction on a slight hill. At another point, one can find five... More 

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