6-Day Easter Island Cultural Tour

6-Day Easter Island Cultural Tour

6-Day Easter Island Cultural Tour

Prices

From $2,250USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotel

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Highlights

Spend 6 days exploring the culture of Easter Island

Experience Easter Island with the prominent Tuki family as your guides.

Learn how to prepare traditional Polynesian dishes.

Visit important historical sites and view the iconic Moai.

Hike to the top of the Ma-unga Terevaka volcano, the highest point on Easter Island.

The 6-Day Easter Island Cultural Tour is a unique cultural tour that provides a very personal insight into the history, traditions, and culture of the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island, who developed a unique system of beliefs and created the monumental Moai figures, which do not exist in any other part of the world.

The Tuki family, one of the oldest and most important families on the Island, will not only show you their archeological sites, but also allow you to take part in their daily life by experiencing the authentic way to celebrate their ceremonies and the preparation of delicious dishes. Prepare to be whisked away to an entirely different world, as you immerse yourself in the intriguing Polynesian way of life that can be found on Easter Island.

6-Day Easter Island Cultural Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive on Easter Island

Your Rapa Nui tour starts today! You arrive at Easter Island, Chile, where you will be welcomed in the traditional way with a flower-lei and receive an introduction into the customs and traditions of the ethnic group on the island by your tour guide.

When you get to the hotel, you will enjoy a welcome drink with our host-family Tuki, who will give some hints on how to behave responsibly on the island towards the culture of our local environment. You will have the afternoon off, to recover from the long flight (5 hours 40 minutes from Santiago) and to get to know the city of Hanga Roa.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hanga Roa
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Visiting Moai-figures

During the second morning, you will depart for a half-day tour to the most important groups of the famous Moai-figures. First you will visit the Ahu Akahanga, approximately 13 km from Hanga Roa on the south coast of the island. This ceremonial center is a holy place for the Rapa Nui people, where according to their beliefs the first settler and king of this Polynesian island, Ariki Hotu a Matu´a, is buried.

Afterwards, you will continue to Rano Raraku, a territory which was once selected to create the majority of the tremendous Moai. You will continue along the North coast to Ahu Tongariki, the most important ceremonial site of Easter Island, where you will find 15 figures. Your excursion ends at the periphery of Hanga Roa, the capital, where you will prepare a traditional Rapa Nui – Curanto together with the Tuki Family.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hanga Roa
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 3 Visiting Poike and caves of Hanga Tu Hata

Another beautiful day in Rapa Nui, Chile. Today’s excursion will lead you to Puna Pau, a crater of red bed ash, approximately 15 km from Hanga Roa. The red Stone is the material used to fabricate the “Pukao”, the hairstyle of the Moai figures. Afterwards, you will visit the famous beach of Anakena, famous for its warm turquoise waters and the coral sand.

Continuing on, you will visit the area of Poike near Rano Raraku volcano. Here, you will find the caves of Hanga Tu Hata and start the most interesting and extraordinary part of the day’s program: From the coast you will collect mussels and catch fish in the way the Rapa Nui have done for centuries in this place. Together with members of the Tuki Family, you will prepare the catch in the traditional Polynesian way, roasted on fire which is covered with stones.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hanga Roa
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 4 Vinapu and Ana Kai Tangata Caves

In the morning you will depart for the exploration of the archeological sites Vinapu, Ana Kai Tangata and Orongo. Vinapu is located about 5 m from Hanga Roa on the southwest coast and comprises three Ahus, where the ancestors of the island families were honored. You will have sufficient time to examine these Ahus in detail, which have been built with a special technique, similar to the Inca-Constructions in Peru.

Your tour continues in this beautiful area of Rapanui, to the Ana Kai Tangata Caves, on the cliffs, south of Hanga Roa, near the village of Mataveri. Here, you will find the wall paintings of Manutara, a sea swallow, whose egg represents the center of the yearly traditional competition of the Rapa Nui. This competition is held at the border of the holy village of Orongo, which you will visit afterwards.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hanga Roa
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Ma-unga Terevaka Volcano

Today you will get onto the top of the Ma-unga Terevaka Volcano, which is the highest point on the island at 512 meters. If desired, there will be provided horses for this excursion. From here, you have a 360° view looking out onto the ocean, and on the horizon, you can clearly recognize the curvature of the earth.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy some time off. To end a day full of new experiences, your host family will prepare a farewell dinner. In the traditional manner, recently yielded fruits will be served, alongside other delicious local dishes and products. As usual during family-visits and according to their traditions, there will be a presentation of rhythmic Rapa Nui dances and music. In the end, your hosts will hand over a handmade present as a souvenir.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hanga Roa
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 6 Departure

Today is your last day in Rapa Nui and will see you transfer to the airport. As the last goodbye, you will receive traditional necklaces made with small mussel shells. You will leave the island and depart for Santiago or Tahiti.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

6-Day Easter Island Cultural Tour Price and Dates

Pricing for this guided cultural tour on Easter Island depends on whether you choose to join an existing group on a specific date or if you prefer a custom tour for your group only.

Please note that this tour is only available from 2023 January.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Solo Traveller: on request
  • Guided Group of 2: $2,525USD per person
  • Guided Group of 3+: $2,250USD per person
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Accommodation on the 6-Day Easter Island Cultural Tour

This tour is based in hotels. Hotels on this trip are 3 and 4-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms may have fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplemental fee to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Night 1-5

Hotel in Hanga Roa

Spend each night relaxing is a charming 3 Star hotel in Hanga Roa, the main town on Easter Island. Centrally located and full of amenities, you will have everything you need for a home base while exploring the island.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the 6-Day Easter Island Cultural Tour?

Meals

5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 5 nights are included. Accommodations before or after the tour in Hanga Roa are not included, but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage are included throughout the tour, including transfers to and from the airport.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees where applicable

Not included

  • Flights to and from Hanga Roa
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired

Frequenty Asked Questions about 6-Day Easter Island Cultural Tour

How hard is the 6-Day Easter Island Cultural Tour?

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. There are no overly strenuous activities; however, you will need to be able to hike for a few hours.

Do I need a visa to travel to Chile?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the 6-Day Easter Island Cultural Tour?

5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover hiking. Get your travel insurance.

How do I get to Hanga Roa to start this tour?

Fly into Mataveri International Airport (IPC), where you will be met by your tour guide at the airport.

When is the best time to travel to Easter Island for this tour?

The best time to travel to Easter Island for this tour is during the December to March window, when the summer weather is most favourable.

Is the 6-Day Easter Island Cultural Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the 6-Day Easter Island Cultural Tour end?

The tour begins and ends in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Chile?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Chile?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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Prices

From $2,250USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotel

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. There are no overly strenuous activities; however, you will need to be able to hike for a few hours.


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