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Easter Island Itineraries

Long Weekend

Although a long weekend from Santiago is the most popular way to see the island, you’ll have to work hard to fit in the highlights in only three days. Dedicate your first day to the Rano Raraku volcano (moai birthplace) and the impressive Ahu Tongariki. The following day, head out to Ahu Tepeu to see toppled moai; from there, hike to Playa Anakena to swim and see the moai. Divide day three between exploring Orongo Village, Hanga Roa, and the Museo Antropológico Padre Sebastián Englert.

One Week

One week is enough time to see most of what Easter Island has to offer. Divide your days equally between sightseeing in the morning and active pursuits in the evening. Approach historical sites in this order: Rano Raraku and Ahu Tongariki on day one, Ahu Tepeu and Playa Anakena on day two, Te Pito O Te Henua on day three, Tahai Complex on day four, Aku Akivi on day five, and Orongo on day six.

 

Two Weeks

Two weeks is more than enough time to experience Easter Island. Break up the hectic schedule above with two entire days at the beach, a day exploring Hanga Roa, and a day hiking the north coast. In addition, set aside a half day apiece for the following excursions: hiking to the Anakai Tangata caves, sailing to Motu Nui, and taking a horseback riding tour.

 

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