Duration: 3 hours approx. Half Day.
Available: All year round.
The excursion starts out with a visit to Vinapu, a ceremonial center on Rapa Nui that includes three Ahu (ceremonial centers): Ahu Tahira, Ahu Vinapu and a third of which hardly any vestiges remain. The most impressive aspect in this site is a large monolithic red stone column, revealing stonework not found in any other part of Polynesia. The next site on the program is Hanga Poukura, an archaeological ruin located southeast of Hanga Roa village, some 7 km (4.3 mi.) away. It’s an excellent example of an Ahu (open-air altar) built during a period of great social turmoil in the pre-history of Easter Island, when the cult to the Moais ended and people started tearing them down to move on to other spiritual beliefs.The last attraction visited this day is Hanga Tee (Vaihu) with eight Moai statues that were knocked over and lie face down in their ancestral lands At the end of tour returns to Hanga Roa.