Rapa Nui, Chile

Explorations

At explora Rapa Nui we offer over 20 explorations at different levels. In general, all have strong cultural and archaeological overtones, and are led by an expert bilingual local guide.

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Easy

T1 Te Miro O One Down to the coast

Type: Half day
Duration: 2,5 hours
Distance: 4 kms / 2,4 miles
Ascent: 105 meters / 336 feet
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Archaeological site Ahu Akahanga, coastal views, moai

Family recommended


Easy

T2 Ara O Te Moai The moai quarry

Type: Half day
Duration: 2,5 - 3 hours
Distance: 4,5 kms / 2,7 miles
Ascent: 65 meters / 208 feet
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Over 350 statues, moai in different conditions, volcano crater, panoramic views.

Family recommended


Easy

T3 Mahatua Ovahe The fifteen moai

Type: Half day
Duration: 3,5 hours
Distance: 6 kms / 3,6 miles
Ascent: 10 meters / 32 feet
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Largest moai platform on the island, panoramic views, petroglyphs, beach

Family recommended


Moderate

T4 Ahu Te Peu–Hanga Roa The look of the Moai

Type: Half day
Duration: 3,5 hours
Distance: 6,5 kms / 3,9 miles
Ascent: 115 meters / 368 feet
Intensity: Moderate
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

The only moai looking towards the ocean, cliffs, panoramic views, caves, coral-eyed moai

Family recommended


Moderate

T5 Pui Rano Raraku Volcanic cones

Type: Half day
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 6 kms / 3,6 miles
Ascent: 130 meters / 416 feet
Intensity: Moderate
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

The biggest moai ever transported, moai quarry, panoramic views


Moderate

T6 Papa Vaka Tongariki The east coast petroglyphs

Type: Half day
Duration: 2,5 hours
Distance: 5 kms / 3 miles
Ascent: 15 meters / 48 feet
Intensity: Moderate
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Archaeological sites Hare Aio House, petroglyphs, largest moai platform


Moderate

T7 Ara O Te Tangata Manu The birdman path

Type: Half day
Duration: >3,5 hours
Distance: 9 kms / 5,4 miles
Ascent: 280 meters / 896 feet
Intensity: Moderate
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Archaeological sites, cliffs, volcano, Orongo ceremonial village


Moderate

T8 Avaranga Uka Akivi Hibiscus ravine

Type: Half day
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 7 kms / 4,2 miles
Ascent: 391 meters / 1.251 feet
Intensity: Moderate
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Terevaka volcano, the highest point of the island, archaeological sites, 360° view of the island, Hanga Roa, moai platforms


Advanced

T9 Puakatiki Headland of poike

Type: Half day
Duration: 3,5 hours
Distance: 8,5 kms / 5,1 miles
Ascent: 365 meters / 1.168 feet
Intensity: Advanced
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Panoramic views, cliffs, views of the fifteen moai from above, Vai Aheva fountain


Advanced

T10 Terevaka Anakena The highest point

Type: Half day
Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 10 kms / 6 miles
Ascent: 511 meters / 1.635 feet
Intensity: Advanced
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

360° panoramic views, archaeological sites, Anakena Beach, swimming


Advanced

T11 Hanga O Teo A hike along the north coast

Type: Full day
Duration: 6 hours
Distance: 13,5 kms / 8,1 miles
Ascent: 60 meters / 192 feet
Intensity: Advanced
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Cliffs, archaeological sites, natural lagoons, Anakena Beach, picnic lunch


Easy

B1 Orito A ridge along the south coast

Type: Half day
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 17 kms / 10,2 miles
Ascent: 10 meters / 32 feet
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: bike-rides
Highlights:

Hanga Roa, archaeological sites, panoramic views

Family recommended


Easy

B2 Te Miro O One A ride along the coastal platforms

Type: Half day
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 18 kms / 10,8 miles
Ascent: 10 meters / 32 feet
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: bike-rides
Highlights:

Panoramic views, archaeological sites


Moderate

B3 Tongariki A ride to the fifteen moai

Type: Half day
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 22 kms / 13,2 miles
Ascent: 15 meters / 48 feet
Intensity: Moderate
Expedition Type: bike-rides
Highlights:

Panoramic views, swimming in natural lagoons, local agriculture, moai


Advanced

B4 Akivi Taha A ride to the seven Moai

Type: Half day
Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 30 kms / 18 miles
Ascent: 10 meters / 32 feet
Intensity: Advanced
Expedition Type: bike-rides
Highlights:

Hanga Roa village, plantations, archaeological sites, moai platforms


Easy

S1 Hi Ika Artisanal fisheries

Type: Half day
Duration: 2 hours
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: at-sea
Highlights:

Local cove, traditional fishing techniques, open sea

Family recommended


Easy

S2 Motu A journey to the islets by boat

Type: Half day
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 8 kms / 4,8 miles
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: at-sea
Highlights:

Panoramic views from the sea, crystal clear waters, caves

Family recommended


Easy

S3 Snorkeling

Type: Half day
Duration: 1 hour
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: at-sea
Highlights:

Crystal clear waters, abundant marine wildlife

Family recommended


At explora Rapa Nui we offer over 20 explorations at different levels. In general, all have strong cultural and archaeological overtones, and are led by an expert bilingual local guide.

All of our guides speak fluent Spanish and English, are very knowledgeable of their surroundings, and also have Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification, allowing them to provide expert aid to people in remote locations.

Every evening in the hotel bar, our guides meet up with guests to program the next day’s activities. Our explorations are carried out in groups of no more than 8 people.

As we believe in healthy exposure to nature, we also believe in healthy exposure to other travelers, hence we do not offer private expeditions. Our guests are sociable people with stories to tell and adventures to share; we are convinced that the people you meet during the journey are as important as the destination itself.

Liabilities: explora reserves the right to alter, change or eliminate parts or the totality of the exploration itineraries without prior notice, when necessary for the well-being or safety of our travelers.

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