Note that this is not a stand-alone tour offered by ElderTreks. Extensions are optional additions that we offer to extend some of our already great adventures.
• Visit the Moai Head sculptures
• Climb on the extinct volcanoes
• Visit the Ceremonial Caves, site of the ancient Birdman Cult
• 5 land days
• Start and finish in Hanga Roa, Easter Island
• Includes 4 breakfasts and 2 boxed lunches
• Activity Level: 2
ElderTreks is offering a fantastic five day extension to Easter Island, the most remotely inhabited place on earth. Easter Island, known as Rapa Nui in Polynesian, is a volcanic island in the middle of the South Pacific that measures only 8 by 15 miles.
The Rapa Nuians, the local inhabitants, are descended from Polynesian stock and the current population of the island is just under 3,000 people with the majority of them located in the village of Hanga Roa. They are descended from an ancient race who are responsible for the giant head sculptures (over 3,000 of them) known as Moai that grace the landscape.
Travel throughout the island, exploring the Moai, the giant heads sculpted from volcanic quarries. Climb on the extinct volcanoes, witness the surf pound the rugged volcanic coastline and travel to the site of the ancient birdman cult.
This extension to Easter Island highlights this mysterious archaeological heritage as well as the rugged beauty of the island and culture of the Rapa Nuians.
Stay in centrally located accommodations with private bathrooms in Hanga Roa.
Moderately easy. Individual walks up to 2 hours.
Arrive in Hanga Roa
Hanga Roa, Moai Sites, Rano Kau Volcano
Ahu Ruins, Rano Raraku Volcano
Sebastian Englert Museum, Handicraft Market
Return flight to Santiago