Private Full-Day Easter Island Moai Monuments Tour - Hanga Roa

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    PORT PICK UP IS NOT AN OPTION - PLEASE CHECK OUR CRUISE EXCURSIONS ON OUR WEBPAGE OR SEND A MESSAGE
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point or Easter Island cruise port
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy your very own private tour of epic proportions as you drive around the main sites of the mysterious and world famous Easter Island, and its hundreds of scattered Moai stone statues. On your 7-hour private tour, visit amazing sites both restored and unrestored. Relax and take it all in, as your professional guide brings it to life with a fascinating, thought provoking commentary inluding all the the history, culture and modern day politics which make up this extraordinary place.

Highlights

Excellent value for money

Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Meet your driver/guide at your hotel at 10am and begin your day exploring the amazing sites of the moai monuments on Easter Island.

Explore Tahai site where the morning light illuminates a restored village once settled by the ancient islanders and several moai statues stand. Your guide will explain about the religious rites and customs which made up everyday life. Visit Rano Raraku, the exceptional part of the island where literally hundreds of the megalithic statues sit in various stages of carving. This quarry of statues is the birthplace of the moai. In Tongariki, which was restored between 1992-96, note the most awe inspiring of the various platforms when you encounter 15 of the largest statues set with their stone faces in the direction toward the setting sun. At Te Pito Kura, a nearly 33 foot (10 meter) tall morai now lies as a vestige of its former glory face down on the ground. This is one of the tallest ever to be erected. The nearby magnetic circular rock formation abounds with legends that will tickle your imagination. Finally, visit Anakena Beach which belonged to the royal family in ancient times. You will see why this place would have attracted the royals or anyone for that matter. This truly one-of-a-kind place contains golden sand, coconut alms and royal moai.

Please note that the $80 USD entrance fee to the National Park is not included.

Upon completion of your tour, you will return to your hotel or the cruise port for ship embarkation.

Inclusions

Private tour

Professional driver/guide

Transport by private vehicle

Hotel pickup and hotel/port drop-off

Exclusions

Gratuities

National Park entrance fees ($90 USD per person)

Food and drinks

Entry/Admission - Ahu Tahai

Entry/Admission - Ahu Akahanga

Entry/Admission - Ahu Tongariki

Entry/Admission - Rano Raraku

Entry/Admission - Ahu Te Pito Kura

Entry/Admission - Anakena Beach

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Service animals allowed

Infant seats available

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 13-Nov-2022

    What a fantastic experience with Marc touring Rapa Nui . His passion for the island really was felt and for a while I felt like a true local. Additionally, Marc's eye for the camera truly captured the beauty of the island and left me with memories that I will take with me forever. Marc also opened up his home to me when I needed some Starlink internet for work - forever grateful!

  • 24-Sep-2022

    At the age of 77, and fascinated with Rapa Nui since Thor Heyerdahl’s Aku Aku, I finally visited this mystical island two weeks ago with my son and his wife. Fortunately, my son had set us up with Green Island Tours. Tour guide Marc proved to be well schooled in the archaeology, history, and lore of the island, and he made Rapa Nui and its intriguing moai come alive for us. He was quite generous with his photographic expertise and assisted us in getting the best possible shots. After 2-1/2 days exploring the island with him, we found ourselves wishing we had earmarked more time for touring with him. We got abundant bang for our buck. Green Island earned an 11 out of 10 in our book.

  • 28-Aug-2022

    Did three days of touring with Marc’s group and it was amazing! Five stars for sure! Everyone loved it.

  • 03-Jan-2020

    We recently took Green Island Tours' Moai Monuments excursion. It was a private tour with Yoyo as our guide. He was very enthusiastic and helpful, full of information about the island and flexible and accomodating with our pace of travel, since we were visiting with our children. Highly recommended!

  • 06-Dec-2019

    I selected Green Island Tours based on other reviews of this company and we couldn't have been more pleased! Jojo was our private guide - he's extremely friendly, a native, and knowledgeable of not only the Moi and parks but also the Rapa Nui culture. He notified us at our hotel that we should leave at 8:45 instead of 10am to get to the sites earlier and we were so glad that we did - we were leaving when the crowds were coming at many of the sites. I highly recommend Jojo and this company!

  • 19-Nov-2019

    I had only one problem with this tour. The guide arrived 15 minutes late. This is unacceptable. I had reconfirmed the starting time the day before the tour. The guide was good and the sights are very good.

  • 10-Sep-2019

    We booked this tour for the 2 of us. Our guide, Tokerau, was friendly and knowledgeable, but most of all super passionate about his island, his history and his people. We toured the top sights of the island. We learned a ton about the history and culture. We were never rushed, and Tokerau was always happy to explain every nuance of the history and culture. He often displayed his knowledge of the astrological significance of things, which is another area he provides tours in through the Stargazing expeditions. He left us eager to try one of those too! Overall a perfect day of seeing the sights and learning the culture from an educated and passionate soul who cares deeply for this region and the world. Pro tip: bring sun screen and a rain coat, the weather this time of year is quite variable! I currently look like a lobster (aka laptop - ask Tokerau)

  • 02-Jun-2019

    Can you imagine being the first person at every site on the island? No other people in your photos? Just you, the moai, wild horses and the wind in the grass? Thanks to Yo-Yo, that's the experience we had. He timed everything perfectly, keeping a relaxed pace, giving us plenty of time to explore on our own. And he knew the perfect places to get that special photo. The tour hit all the highlights of the island and I highly recommend it and Green Island Tours.

  • 14-Mar-2019

    My wife and I had the recent good fortune to visit and tour Rapa Nui (Easter Island) with Green Island Tours. We took tours over four days including "Historic Pathways", "Moai Monuments", "Hidden Treasures" and "Tongariki Sunrise". We were well prepared for this trip in terms of background research (Highly recommended) and I have been desirous of visiting the island for over 40 years. Each of these tours provided bountiful "eye candy" stimulating endless snapshots. Best of all was the narrative from our knowledgable guides who regaled us with stories and theories to help explain the mysteries behind the Moai. In particular, we have to call out our fantastic guide, Shane, who made this tour amazing and captivating. His great sense of humor and insights were phenomenal. On parting, we felt that we were separating from an old friend. Ask for Shane and we recommend Green Island Tours without hesitation.

  • 21-Nov-2018

    What an experience! Had 3 wonderful days with Marc and Patricio exploring all parts of this incredible destination. There is so much to see and to do - not just the "historic stuff". The island is much greener than expected, has several hills and great trails for hiking, a lovely coastline to explore, a variety of decent restaurants in and near town. If you wanna a great private tour experience - this is the way to go. Both Marc and Patricio (and I assume all other staff as well) have an in depth knowledge about the Rapa Nui history, all the sights around the island, the hiking, the people. 3 nights in the island is the minimum you should invest - better 4-5 (thats what I will do next time). Again - Māuru-uru for your great hospitality.

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