Journey to enigmatic Easter Island and be forever changed by the remote beauty and fascinating folklore of 'Rapa Nui'. This unforgettable trip allows plenty of time to stand in awe and admire the many stone moai that have made this mystical island so famous. As the trade winds blow, view remnants of the past at ancient ruined ceremonial sites and villages, as well as rock art depicting strange deities. For a dose of natural beauty, be blown away by the scale of a dramatic volcanic crater and uninterrupted views into the horizon. Rich in iconic legends, unique landscapes and blazing sunsets, this is an enthralling encounter of a lifetime.
Days 1-3 Hanga Roa
Welcome to the mystery and magic of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui as locals call it. Establish base at a hotel in charming harbourside Hanga Roa. The next day, a tour of Anakena will provide an introduction to the enigmatic moai (those famous stone heads) set to a backdrop of white-sand beaches and sweeping vistas. Visit Rano Kau with its dramatic volcano crater, also home to ancient rock carvings and awe-inducing views. Inspect the ruins of Orongo, a ceremonial village where many rites and rituals were once performed. At Ahu Akivi see how the seven moai all gaze out to sea, while at Ahu Tahai, notice how they are all different in size and features.
Day 4 Depart Hanga Roa
After breakfast, depart Rapa Nui under the watchful eye of the mysterious, ancient stone moai. The essence of mystical Rapa Nui is truly unforgettable!