Guided tour

Orongo, Tangata Manu Ceremonial Tour

4.6 / 5

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Orongo, Tangata Manu Ceremonial Tour

From US$ 39 per person

Orongo is located on the right edge of the Rano Kau crater. It is a magical place where you can breathe in the mystical air of the ancient Tangata Manu or Birdman competition that was once held here.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your hotel in Hanga Roa. Please advise your hotel name and address.


  • Visit the Ana Kai Tangata Cave
  • Get to know the Rano Kau Volcano where you will find its crater which is an impressive natural amphitheater
  • Enjoy Orongo, a ceremonial center where initiation ceremonies and the entrance to adulthood of boys and girls were practiced
Full description
Depart from your hotel towards the Cave Ana Kai Tangata, where in one of its walls, birds are drawn in a stylized painting, representing Manutara (sea swallows) and whose precious egg was the center of the annual Birdman competition. The Bird Man was appointed by the king and would be the spiritual and political leader during a period of one year. The sacred character is represented as a human shrunken body with a large beak and is sculpted in many engraved stones. Later, you visit the Vinapu sector, an archaeological site that is characterized by its large balsato tiles made to fit carefully in a similar way to Inca constructions of Cuzco. You continue to Rano Kau, a place where you will find a lake with small islands of reeds, lush vegetation and micro fauna. After the tour you will return to your hotel on Easter Island.
  • Pick-up and drop off from Hanga Roa hotels
  • Bilingual guide (English or Spanish)
  • Passenger Transport Insurance
  • Entrance fee to Rapa Nui National Park, this ticket is required to visit the park
  • Lunch
  • Pick-up or drop off from Explora or Altiplanico hotels
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Wear rain gear (during Winter), comfortable walking shoes and clothes, use sunblock and sunglasses
  • Pick up and drop-off is from Hanga Roa hotels only; pickups are not available from the pier or cruise ship port
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 7 reviews

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A fair and accurate tour. When you go with children, it is difficult to take them on full-day tours. In this tour you see an important part of the Island, but in a very limited time.

January 7, 2020

obrigatória a visita neste lugar maravilhoso. Guia trouxe muita informação relevante. Pontual

March 18, 2020


Piacevolissimo tour di mezza giornata con una guida eccezionale, Matuha, simpaticissimo, che ci ha illustrato e spiegato nei minimi dettagli una parte molto importante della storia di questa meravigliosa e misteriosa isola.

February 25, 2020

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