Rapanui Chile tourTour
Second morning we will depart for a half day tour to the most important groups of the famous Moai-figures. First we will visit the Ahu Akahanga, approximately 13 km from Hanga Roa on the south coast of the island. This ceremonial center is a holy place for the Rapa Nui people, where according to their believes the first settler and king of this Polynesian island Ariki Hotu a Matu´a, is buried.
Afterwards, we will continue to Rano Raraku, a territory which was once selected to create the majority of the tremendous Moai. We will continue along the North coast to Ahu Tongariki, the most important ceremonial site of the Easter Island or Rapanui, where we will find 15 figures. The highest one has 14 meters including his Pukao (Hair dress).
Our excursion ends at the periphery of Hanga Roa, the capital, where we will prepare a traditional Rapa Nui- Curanto together with the Tuki Family. Nowadays the Curanto is a typical food on the Island of Chiloe, too. This supports the theory that there was an early settlement on Chiloe from the Polynesian islands. After having prepared the work-intensive food we will enjoy this wonderful dish, and celebrate a small ceremony for success on our following travel days. Accommodation in Hotel Cabañas Mahia.