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Ahu Vinapu, Rano Kao and Orongo City Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 49901
Explore the southwest coast of Easter Island on a half-day tour from Hanga Roa. See one of the largest Ahu in the Ahu Vinapu ceremonial complex, enjoy views from the slopes of Rano Kau volcano and visit the village where the birdmen were worshiped.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pick-up from your hotel in Hanga Roa, Easter Island.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Rapa Nui National Park
  • Discover Orongo Ceremonial Village
  • Learn about the mysterious history of the Ahu, on Ahu Vinapu Ceremonial complex
  • Visit Rano Kau to see the largest volcanic crater of Easter Island
Full description
Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Easter Island on a half-day tour to Ahu Vinapu, Rano Kao and Orongo City.

Following the transfer from your hotel in Hanga Roa, you'll be driven to the Ahu Vinapu ceremonial complex. The ceremonial center of Vinapú includes one of the largest ahu in Rapa Nui. This ceremonial center has an extraordinary platform, which stands out for having an architectural structure composed of large slabs carefully wedged, similar to the Inca constructions of Cusco. Then head to the Rano Kau volcano, where the slopes offer an impressive view of the islets of Motu Nui, Motu Iti and Motu Kao Kao. Rano Kau has a crater lake that is one of the island's 3 natural bodies of fresh water.

Continue west to the village of Orongo, where birdmen were worshipped between 1600 and 1866 AD. The village consists of approximately 50 elliptically-shaped, shale-wall homes with a small square entry overlooking the ocean. Arranged into 2 uneven rows, the lower row ends at Mata Ngarahu, the sacred precinct where the birdman used to be worshiped. This is also the location of one of the most profusely-decorated petroglyphs on the island.

As you explore, listen to some incredible legends about Easter Island from your guide.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (Easter Island hotels)
  • Guided tour (English and Spanish)
What’s Not Included
  • Rapa Nui National Park entrance fee (CLP 54,000 or USD 80)
  • Optional tips
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From US$ 63 US$ 47.25 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

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    4.3 / 5
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  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
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Excellent trip, beautiful landscape, very kind and friendly our guide Patricia.

January 24, 2020

Sooo good experience.

Excellent guide Cristina. Extensive in knowledge. The place worth visiting. Very punctual in the search for the hotel.

August 4, 2017

March 3, 2020

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Product ID: 49901