ANAKENA BEACH

Tours | Jun 15 | 2020 | No Comment

Duration: 6 hours approx. Full Day.

Available: All year round.

The tour starts in the village of Hanga Roa, the main town of Easter Island; in the first stop of the excursion you will arrive at what is undoubtedly one of the most interesting archaeological sites in the area: Rano Raraku, a volcanic crater with a lagoon in its interior and in whose vicinity you can find 396 moais. At 2 kilometers from this place is Ahu Tongariki, an impressive ceremonial platform 220 meters long. Here you can see 15 giant statues, each one of different shapes and sizes. Finally, you reach Ahu Akahanga, another ceremonial platform 18 meters long, but have not been restored. Then he returns to the village for lunch. In the afternoon, the route is resumed, advancing to Ahu Te Pito Kura, which contains the largest Moai on the island, 10 meters high and 90 tons. This archaeological site is also known as the navel of the world. Then continue the journey until you reach Anakena Beach. Legend has it that Hotu Matua, the first king of the island, landed on this beach and started one of the most amazing megalithic cultures that this world has known. At the end of the tour you will spend some time to rest and enjoy the white sand and crystal clear waters of Anakena. The return to Hanga Roa takes place along the south coast of the island.

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