Day 4Anakena & the Lost Rapa Nui Culture
Dig deep into the past of Easter Island and choose from a range of engaging historical tours today. One popular choice is a full-day tour to Anakena beach with stops at some time-honored landmarks. Anakena beach possesses clear turquoise waters overlooked by the moais of Ahu Nau Nau and is considered the most beautiful beach on the island. During today’s tour, visit the infamous ahu that have confounded archaeologists and historians for years. Visit Ahu Vaihu and be impressed by these downward-facing statues. Explore Ahu Akahanga, the burial place of the legendary king Hotu Matu’a, whose arrival marked the beginning of time for Rapa Nui. Continue to Rano Raraku and gaze up at one of the island’s three dormant volcanoes. Next, visit the largest ahu on the island, Ahu Tongariki, comprised of fifteen majestic moais along the southeastern coast. Then finish up where the tour began at Anakena beach, where Hotu Matu’a and his troop disembarked for the first time. After a day steeped in history and culture, return to the present and transfer back to your hotel.
Note: A packed lunch is included today.