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Address: Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile
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Large caves

Enjoyed descending into these caves & exploring. They used to grow food down there. You will need a torch as some parts are dark & slippy. The cave is VERY muggy on a humid... read more

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

Enjoyed descending into these caves & exploring. They used to grow food down there. You will need a torch as some parts are dark & slippy. The cave is VERY muggy on a humid day. Bring water. There is a bit of a walk from the car park & no shade so if you have a cooler day this would... More 

Thank TravellingOrange
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324 reviews
252 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lava caves with a difference used for farming purposes these are seen at Ana Te Pahu and are a unique attraction. Must be able to walk unaided if you want to enjoy the experience.

Thank Hello T
Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We drove to Akivi then turned left once we got to Akivi. There was a checkpoint at the next corner. We parked here. The man at the checkpoint verified our tourist tickets and explained to us that we could walk to Ana Te Pahu from here - follow the road and then take the first left. You will eventually see... More 

1 Thank matcha2012
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We visited Ana Te Pahu on our first day exploring northern Rapa Nui. The caves, which are former lava tubes, are an interesting site as you walk toward the northwest coast. Banana trees grow inside the caves on account of the microclimate that makes their cultivation possible. Make sure to bring a headlamp or flashlight so you can explore at... More 

1 Thank Jennifer M
Lisbon, Portugal
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45 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

These caves are very interesting and well worth the visit. They are different from everything else you'll see on the island. However, the place is totally inadequate for people that has walking difficulties and you really need to be fit to go through its 200 meters (it seems to be much longer!) and ready to bend and twist in you... More 

Thank A S
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Several other reviewers have emphasis ed the importance of a guide to see Ana Te Pahu and the surrounding sights but we had a great afternoon exploring with a rental car and a good guidebook. From Ahu Akivi, we drove along a rutted (but not terribly) road to Ana Te Pahu and spent quite a bit of time exploring this... More 

Thank EfficientTrvlr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Again, another great site to visit when in Easter Island. We visited while being guided by car. Definitively an asset to have a guide!

Thank ChantalOttawa
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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730 reviews
471 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,154 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Ana Te Pahu is located halfway between Ahu Akivi and Ahu Tepeu. Although many state this is a cave, it’s actually an extinct lava channel which runs for around 7km. It was used as housing and shelter at times of conflict. The site is clearly marked from the main road as your travel between the sites listed above. There is... More 

1 Thank Rowan H
Lima, Peru
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

The views are great, actually is amazing thru all the island, all spots are nice but a car is needed to visit it.

Thank Patricia H
Los Angeles, California
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333 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Unless you have a 4 wheel drive, it can be a long walk to see the caves on very rutted and muddy (after rain) road. You can see it on your own (look from tall tree, they grow at the opening of caves), but you miss out on a lot. We had a guide and we took us into several... More 

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