About us !
Meet the team
Kava Kava Tours is a local tour operator that provides private tours in Easter Island. Run by rapanui people we guarantee a personalized service to get the most of your stay at the island. Our commitment is to provide you with an unforgettable and inspiring tour time ensuring your tour is authentic and beyond of what you have ever imagined. What makes us different is that we work passionately with love and care about our island. We are proud of what we have and we want to share it with you !
Come and discover with us this exciting place by living the experience of being part of this precious legacy.
Sebastián Paoa Á.
CEO & founder Kava Kava Tours
As part of the Rapa Nui culture he has managed to make tourism a sustainable way involving local communities. He has extensive experience in strategies, marketing and planning of Rapa Nui as a destination. Combining his job at the travel agency Sebastián also worked as Head of Communications and Tourism at Ma’u Henua Rapa Nui National Park.
From 2014 to 2017 worked for the Government as Head of the National Tourism board at SERNATUR – Easter Island. Some of his most relevant projects is the collaboration in the development of a Strategic Plan for the implementation of marketing strategies for Rapa Nui as an international destination.
In 2018 he was invited by the United States Government receiving a distinction as a Young Leader in Sustainable Tourism in behalf of the International Visitor Leadership Program USA – 2018 ”(IVLP).
He was recently invited as a speaker at the Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit held in Cancun Mexico in 2019. Through his more than 10 years of experience in tourism Sebastian continues to work in the urgent need to develop a conscious and sustainable tourism to protect Rapa Nui for the generations to come
Leave your Mark !
Tree plantation program
Kava Kava tours have created a program that benefits the environment through the planting of a tree in the most deforested area of Rapa Nui. This initiative allows mitigating the carbon footprint emitted by each tourist during their stay in Rapa Nui.
Filtered Rapa Nui Water
Aguas Vai Tea
One of the great problems of the island is the management of the waste that is produced. We are committed to the preservation of natural resources by reducing the number of plastic water bottles used in Easter Island. Each tour you do with us includes a bottle of “Vai Tea filtered water”.
This bottle can be recharged as many times as you want in many local businesses (shops, restaurants, etc.), which have become “charging points”.
You are also contributing to the local families of our community