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One of Easter Island’s most unforgettable landmarks, the ancient volcano of Rano Raraku is home to the island’s largest and most important archaeological site. Known as the quarry, this was where the island’s iconic moai were carved, using the naturally formed tuff (a soft rock made from solidified volcanic ash), and then distributed around the island.

About 95 percent of all the island’s moai were carved at Rano Raraku, and although the site was abandoned in the late 18th century, it remains littered with a remarkable 396 incomplete moai. Wander through the quarry and you’ll find half-carved statues, sculpted boulders perched high up on the quarry walls and moai half buried in volcanic tuff, leaving just the heads poking out of the ground. Most unique are Moai Tukuturi, a small, round-headed statue on its knees, and El Gigante, the largest known moai, which reaches an incredible 71 feet (21 meters) in height, weighs an estimated 270 tons and remains attached to the rock face.

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Small-Group Full-Day Easter Island Highlights South and East

Small-Group Full-Day Easter Island Highlights South and East

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Discover Easter Island’s most spectacular moai statues on a small-group tour that’s limited to eight travelers. See the biggest and most impressive remnants of the ancient Easter Island civilization, from the fallen statues of the southwest to the towering monuments on the island’s eastern edge. At each site, learn the stories behind the statues, exploring what’s known—and what remains a mystery—about Easter Island moai. For your convenience, this tour of Easter Island includes pickup and drop-off at all island hotels.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.34
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Private Tour: Full-Day Easter Island Highlights

Private Tour: Full-Day Easter Island Highlights

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Make the most of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the iconic archaeological sites at Easter Island on this private tour. Learn about the history of the monolithic carvings from your guide before stopping to visit less-frequented natural attractions, including the Rano Kau crater and Anakena beach. Hotel pickup and drop-off and private transportation ensure a comfortable and convenient experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$200.00
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Private Tour: Full-Day Easter Island Archeological sites

Private Tour: Full-Day Easter Island Archeological sites

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Unravel the mysteries of Rapa Nui (or, "Easter Island") on this full-day private guided tour of its archeological sites. In the company of just your party, enjoy your guide's undivided attention as they show you around the islands' moai and explain the complex methods used to create these incredible figures. Also visit the quarry of Rano Raraku where the ancient islanders carved the moai before transporting them to their ahus (platforms).
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$200.00
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Private Full-Day Easter Island Moai Monuments Tour

Private Full-Day Easter Island Moai Monuments Tour

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The mysterious moai statues of Easter Island have captivated visitors for hundreds of years because of their massive scale and enigmatic roots. Learn the history of iconic Easter Island archaeological sites on this private tour from your Easter Island hotel or port. Drive around the whole island with your guide, stopping to get out and explore key attractions like the statues at Rano Raraku and the Tahai Ceremonial Complex, and hear the stories that make the sights so famous as you go.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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Shore Excursion: Highlights of Easter Island

Shore Excursion: Highlights of Easter Island

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Make the most of your time on Easter Island on this shore excursion that keeps numbers to a minimum. In a group of no more than eight people, explore O’rongo, the village famous for the ceremonies of the birdman cult, Rano Kau, one of the island’s three extinct volcanoes, the ahu (stone platforms) of Akivi and Tongariki, and Rano Raraku, which houses the quarry where the ancient islanders built the moai (monolithic human figures).
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day Tour - The Land of Hotu Matu´a

Full Day Tour - The Land of Hotu Matu´a

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We offer a personalized, professional and quality service. We have experience working with groups, we are flexible and we adapt to the interests and requests of our travelers so that they enjoy every minute of their experience.
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  • 7 hours
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$177.09
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The Magic of Easter Island Program 4 days 3 nights

The Magic of Easter Island Program 4 days 3 nights

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The magic of Easter Island will surprise you when you arrive, a guide will wait for you at the airport to depart with your itinerary. Upon arrival at the hotel you can sleep or enjoy the pool, we recommend rest before starting the tour, remember that it is about 5 hours flight more or less from Santiago de Chile. The days that come to enjoy are 4, a perfect place to ignore and find peace, one of the most visited places in America, including transfers, hotels, tours in addition to a reception at the hotel with a flower necklace. , everything you need to enjoy the mystery of the island and its surrounding beaches, volcanoes, statues of Moai and the incredible sacred places of the ancestors to visit. Finally, a complete vision of the island will be taken of its people and its culture, a unique experience that you will not forget.
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  • 4 days
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$1,300.00
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Private Tour: 2 Half Days & 1 Full Day

Private Tour: 2 Half Days & 1 Full Day

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Maximize your time on this 2 half days & 1 full day tours combination. If you arrive on a midday flight and leave on the third day this program is for you ! Start exploring the island right upon you arrive at Easter Island. See major sites of Easter Island Private guide for a more personalized experience Learn more about the fascinating Rapa Nui history
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$500.00
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The birth of the Moai: Guided and private full day excursion Easter Island.

The birth of the Moai: Guided and private full day excursion Easter Island.

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It is one of the most recommended excursions to do on the island, mainly as it runs through several of the main attractions such as Rano Raraku and Ahu Tongariki, ending with a relaxing time on the most beautiful beach in Rapa Nui. The route is quite accessible for all types of people and with different conditions. Our private excursion service also includes hydration and we adapt to the needs of the client. Venture to a journey with a lot of history and archeology with a specialized guide and attentive to the needs of each of our visitors.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Moai Rise and Fall: Full Day Private Tour

Moai Rise and Fall: Full Day Private Tour

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Moai Rise and Fall: Full Day Private Tour is an archaeological field trip that explores the meaning, inception, creation and destruction of the megalithic statues of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). By visiting several key sites, the whole story of the moai comes to life through the explanations of a local expert with academic background. This field trip is based on scientific, ethnographic and historical evidence, supplemented by a deep knowledge of our oral tradition. RPS Experiences is the tourism wing of the Rapanui Pioneers Society, a research and educational organization formed by thoroughly experienced members. Our slow tours go against the fast-paced group tours to make sure that our Rapanui culture is well represented. We visit the sites during the hours of best light and avoiding (as much as possible) the busy hours, and we take our time on each site to get the full experience. This tour is also customizable depending on our travelers' special interests. Private service only.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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$233.60
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4-Day Tour Best of Easter Island

4-Day Tour Best of Easter Island

Easter Island or Rapa Nui is one of the most isolated populated islands in the world. We invite you to discover "The Navel of the Earth" with this incredible program where you can discover the mysteries of this charming island located in Chilean Polynesia. Visit the Rapa Nui National Park declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, the most outstanding moais on the island and the Rano Raraku volcanic crater. You will know the famous Ahu Akivi, a ceremonial platform guarded by seven moais that look out to the sea, and the Ana Kai Tangata cave, to appreciate cave paintings and the ceremonial village of Orongo. This package includes accommodation, excursions and transfers.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,008.40
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Discover the mystical Easter Island and its famous gigantic stone statues

Discover the mystical Easter Island and its famous gigantic stone statues

We invite you to embark on an adventure to Easter Island, also know as Rapa Nui, steeped in mysticism and offering a distinctive blend of Polynesian and South American culture. Other than classic sightseeing, you can look forward to an abundance of activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling in crystal clear waters, a magical sunset, cultural immersions, horse riding and cycling in scenic surrounds.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$810.67
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$810.67
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7-Day Santiago & Easter Island Tour

7-Day Santiago & Easter Island Tour

Acquiring this package you can spend a week full of excitement and adventure, in two very popular destinations and with much to know. You will spend 3 days exploring the capital of the country, Santiago de Chile, and enjoying the beautiful valleys that give rise to the vineyards, which produce excellent wines. You will also enjoy 3 days visiting the beautiful island of Rapa Nui, or Easter Island. Through different activities, you can learn the secrets of a mysterious island full of adventure.
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,422.00
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Discover Easter Island Highlights

Discover Easter Island Highlights

Explore the famous megalithic statues, while I am going to teach you about my fascinating culture. Of course, it is possible to visit the sites on one's own, by renting a car or a bicycle (although the short hills are pretty steep). However, a guided tour with a local Rapa Nui is so much better for learning all the island secrets. This tour includes round-trip transportation to and from your hotel and will include visits to a few of the most expansive ceremonial complexes. I will describe the cultural and historical significance of what you’re seeing and a narration on the amazing archaeological sites you’re seeing and how they fit into the culture and stories of the people who populated the islands long ago. We are going to explore the northern coast of the island, and I will take you in places where other tourists won't go. See the major sites of Easter Island including Ahu Akivi, Rano Kau, Puna Pau, and more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.46
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Anakena and Rapa Nui Culture in Easter Island

Anakena and Rapa Nui Culture in Easter Island

This is an excursion full of adventure and mystery, which will take us to explore areas of the island of great beauty while we discover the lost culture of Rapa Nui. Our tour will begin with a visit to the Ahu Vaihu and Akahanga, and then continue to the Rano Raraku volcanic crater, where we will learn its historical importance. The tour continues to the Ahu Tongariki, considered the most amazing Ahu on the island, and then to the Ahu Te Pito Kura, which has the largest statue. The walk is completed with a relaxing afternoon in Anakena.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$282.39
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Should I book Rano Raraku tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Rano Raraku can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 15 Rano Raraku tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Rano Raraku 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Rano Raraku costs USD 66.46. Guided Rano Raraku tours start around USD 66.46 per person. See all 15 Rano Raraku tickets and tours on Viator.
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