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

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    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. This tour does not pick up at cruise ship terminals.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickups begin at 9:15am, and the last passenger will usually be picked up by 9:40am.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    6h 30m
    Return Details
    Your hotel, or anywhere in town
    Inclusions
    • Local professional driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch - Exclusive - Home Hosted Lunch with a Rapa Nui Family
    Exclusions
    • National park ticket (US$80 or CLP54,000 per person, bought in cash upon arrival to airport)
    • Tour not available for cruise ship passengers
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Tours are bilingual, performed in English and in Spanish by the same guide.
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not for cruise ship passengers
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This agency communicates really well. They accommodated me to link up with the group after flying in on the day of the tour. Frank was a great tour guide. As a local, he knew all about the customs and history surrounding the native Rapa Nui. This tour takes you to the key
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    Our tour guide Andreas has been doing research on Moai for over 20 years. Our trip had a very clear focus on structures/sizes/details of various moais which makes us to think what could be reasonable approaches, and how to move moai around Easter Island...In our small tour
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    Excellent tour led by Simon who really knew the material and was passionate from beginning to end. Lunch with the company owners at their home was a plus as well as the entertainment - Alicia Ika and her husband sang and danced some of the traditional dances for the guests some
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    Response from mEdensky, Owner at Small-Group Full-Day Easter Island Highlights South and East
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Thanks so much for your kinds words about our company and about our guide Simon. We will share your comment we him. This will make him very happy! We strive to be the best option for travellers in Rapa Nui and your comment motivates us to continue focusing on that! We thank you for taking the time to write a review and we hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you again in Rapa Nui! Mauru uru!
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    Maeva was a great guide, very personable and could speak good English. This was the second tour I took with this company (Easter island travel) and I was impressed. They again took us to the owners home for lunch. Alicia, the wife, told us a love story that have people
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    For this one day tour, we met our English guide Kava. He is an experienced tour guide and he can speak English and Spanish very well. Kava told us a lot of knowledge about the history, story of the island and the background information of the Moai. He also give us more
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    About the operator
    By: Easter Island Travel
    581 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    X1004UMwendyw
    20
    Enjoyed my tours & learned so much
    I loved my two tours and the especially wonderful hospitality at lunch where I even had a 5min horse ride on day
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    LindaSMamaroneck
    Mamaroneck,NY
    149
    Wonderful Company - highly recommend
    We toured for two days with our guide Franco & 6 other guests. He was so knowledgeable & accomodating. Each day
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    hvu2000
    Vienna, Virginia
    17126
    Best of Easter island
    Easter Island, (aka Rapa Nui) is a Chile’s remote volcanic island. Its native name is Rapa Nui. It’s known as
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    steve10011
    New York City, New York
    8747
    Thorough and professional
    Two excellent day tours, each covering half the island, and each punctuated with a very nice lunch at the home of
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    MartinX1
    Montpellier, France
    4914
    Great experience
    It was worth the price!!!! Very Depuis Santiago : Viña del Mar et Valparaiso profesional guide (Franco) who have
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    mcoleman50
    Nashville, Tennessee
    2011
    Definitely the way to go
    This agency communicates really well. They accommodated me to link up with the group after flying in on the day of
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    LoYo123
    San Jose, California
    20
    Myeva is a wonderful guide!
    Myeva is fun, friendly, and knowledgeable about the history, culture, and archaeological sites of the island. We
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    Cong P
    10
    An Unforgettable Trip
    Our tour guide Andreas has been doing research on Moai for over 20 years. Our trip had a very clear focus on
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    Lesli S
    Rugby, United Kingdom
    4327
    Brilliant Tour A and B with Andreas
    We booked the sunrise tour plus tour A and B and were lucky enough to have Andreas both days. His knowledge and
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    Travelin_Bear
    Placitas, New Mexico
    229178
    Recommended
    In early December 2019 we booked a two-day tour of Rapa Nui. Franco, our guide, was enthusiastic and
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    joya_de_los_sachas
    Seattle, Washington
    4518
    two days, double the education and appreciation
    prior to even arriving on rapa nui, i spent a lot of time researching the different tour companies and their
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    shantig09
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    169
    Archeological and history tour
    Just finished two days of touring with Andrea's as our guide. Amazing and so very insightful. He didn't just
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    792brucet
    San Esteban, Chile
    32
    Deep Dive into Easter Island Archaeology
    Excellent tour led by Simon who really knew the material and was passionate from beginning to end. Lunch with the
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    SeriousBiz
    Houston
    15964
    Mixed Feelings About Recommending
    I booked two full day small group tours with Easter Island. They forgot to pick me up the first day. No apology
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    ERORO37
    Mascot, Australia
    11
    It's a shame that the company has racist employee.
    There is a guide name simon, who is the man has beard. he joke about Chinese loudly, saying all of the Chinese are
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