Horseback Riding & Trekking
Easter Island evokes many things but never indifference. Exciting, it symbolizes its people's mystery and a past known by just a few. This volcanic land, lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, hides the most amazing treasures. Its Moais, caves, craters and its beaches give this place a unique atmosphere. Easter Island is one of the masterpieces of our planet, a magical encounter with the past.
We wonder to invite you to experience discovering Easter Island in an absolutely unique way, far from the crowded paths and the tourists, and on horseback… Unforgettable sunsets, warms nights in campfire-heated caves, wonderful ambience and lots of memories are waiting for you. The history of the island will be told through the narrative of its inhabitants.
 
DAY 01 EASTER ISLAND
Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel
DAY 02 EASTER ISLAND
Today we begin our adventure riding our horses towards to Volcán RANO RAU, visiting the "Los Caníbales " Cave (ANA KAI - ANGATA). Arrival to its shores to admire this spectacular crater (1600m of diameter). Panoramic overview. Then we visit the ORONGO site, where the bird man cult used to take place, more than a century ago. Observation of the geoglyphs and the NUI, ITI, and KAO KAO motus. Ride down the south coast, visit of AHU TAHIRI site and camp to VAIHU. (B,L,D)
DAY 03 EASTER ISLAND
Visit of AHU HANGA TEE site, then we follow the coast and pass in front of AHU AKAHANGA a AHU TETENGA sites, before reaching the famous RANO RARAKU volcano, from where come all of the Moais of Easter Island. Visit of the site and possibility to have a bath in the crater lake, before setting camp on the coast, in the HANGA TUU HATA cave. (B,L,D)
DAY 04 EASTER ISLAND
Departure to TONGARIKI and PAPA TOTUKU POKI sites (petroglyphs). We climb to the big carved figure in the POIKE peninsula mountain: the VAI AHEVA. Then we go down to the North-Eastcoast and visit LA PEROUSSE, MOAI PARO (10m high!) and the rock that symbolizes the navel of the world: PITO O TE HENUA. Camp on ANAKENA beach. (B, L, D)
DAY 05 EASTER ISLAND
Beach, baths, and visit of AHU NAU NAU site. Departure to the North-West coast where we visit AHU VAI OMOI geoglyphs. We get up to the TEREVAKA (highest point of the island) and get down to AHU AKIVI (7 Moais), where we take the vehicle that brings us back to Hanga Roa village, visiting on the was TEPAHU cave with flash lights. Hotel. (B, L,D)
DAY 06 EASTER ISLAND
Transfer to the airport, flight back to Santiago. (B)
Meals : B = Breakfast ; L = lunch ; D = dinner.
Note: This program is also available in a trekking version with the same itinerary and cost.
 
*Daily departures upon request.
 
2006-2007 COST PER PERSON
Min. 4 persons
US$ 960
Single Supplement
US$ 100
 

INCLUDED :

  • Private transportation
  • All meals in camp
  • 2 nights in hotel with breakfast based on double occupancy + 4 nights in camp sharing tents for two people
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrances fees
  • Complete camping equipment and assistance staff (over 6 people).

NOT INCLUDED :

  • Airfares Santiago-Isla de Pascua-Santiago
  • Meals or drinks not mentioned
  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • Personal equipment like sleeping bag and pad or personal accessories: Day pack, Sun block, suntan lotion, and lip protector, flashlight, with extra batteries, insect repellent, toilet articles, including soap and towel, others.
EXPERIENCE AND FITNESS: Easy, you don't require any previous experience, however, you will need to be an excellent psychical & physical conditions. There are no poisonous snakes, insects or plants, and no dangerous wild animals.

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