Private Tour:  Full-day In search of the birdman cult

6 hours | Start Time: 09.00 | Pick up | Drop off: selected hotel

Included

Prices

1 & 2 People:     USD 280
3 people:          USD 330
4 people:          USD 400
5 people:          USD 460
6 people:          USD 515

*Total prices
* National Park Ticket not included

Overview

Learn about the last great stage of Easter Island before the final evangelization of the Rapa Nui people. The ceremonial village of O'rongo was the scene where the birdman or Tangata Manu was rammed every year.

Itinerary

  • Vinapu: Visit the sprawling ceremonial site of Ahu Vinapu to see some of the most advanced masonries in the world.

  • Puna Pau: Continue north to Puna Puna to see alternative representations of moai sculptures; note the distinctive red knots atop their heads, made from red scoria, an igneous rock with a vibrant red hue. 

  • Ahu A'kivi: See the colossal moai sculptures of Ahu A'kivi, a line of seven 16-foot (5-meter) effigies that gaze solemnly out to sea; the sea-facing direction of the sculptures has confounded archaeologists for years due to the fact all of the other sculpture faces inwards. 

  • Rano Kau: Located on the southwest side of the island the crater of this volcano is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes of Rapa Nui. With 1.5 Km large this crater is the biggest reserve of the endemic flora of Rapa Nui and its lake served as an important source of drinking water.

  •  O'rongo village: Learn about the famous Birdman legend at the O'rongo ceremonial village consisting of approximately 50 elliptically shaped, shale-wall homes with a small square entry overlooking the ocean.

  • Tahai: Before your journey back to the hotel visit Tahai, which comprises three principal ahu from north to south: Ko Te Riku (with restored eyes), Tahai and Vai Ure.

What is included?

  • Private transportation 

  • Private tour guide (Bilingual Spanish/English) - other languages available upon request

  • Reusable bottle with filtered Rapanui water - Aguas Vai Tea

What is not included?

  • Rapa Nui National Park Ticket is required to do this tour. It has a cost of USD 90 per person.

  • Lunch. We recommend you bring small cash or bring your own snack along the tour.