Half Day Orongo and Rano Kau on Easter Island

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 1 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 1-99 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-46251
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Valparaiso, Chile
  • Ends Valparaiso, Chile
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • - Visit to the Rano Kau crater
  • Impressive views of the volcanic crater and its interior lake.
  • - Orongo ceremonial village
  • The historic village where the Birdman ceremony was held.
  • - Ancient Petroglyphs that narrate Rapa Nui history and mythology.
  • - Spectacular views of the ocean and the coast of Easter Island.
  • - Rapa Nui Culture
  • Learn about the rich history and traditions of the Rapa Nui people with expert guides.
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The Half Day Orongo and Rano Kau on Easter Island tour starts and ends in Valparaiso. The Half Day Orongo and Rano Kau on Easter Island is a local culture tour that takes 1 days taking you through Valparaiso, Chile and other destinations in Chile.

Explore the mystical Easter Island with our half-day tour to Orongo and Rano Kau. Discover ancient ceremonial villages, unique petroglyphs and the impressive crater of the Rano Kau volcano. Immerse yourself in the fascinating Rapa Nui culture and marvel at spectacular landscapes. An unforgettable experience in the heart of the island!

Today we will start our adventure meeting at 09.00 am. Leaving from the meeting point in the center of Hanga Roa.

Rapa Nui, and one of the most accessible. Here we can see stylized drawings of birds, which represent the Manutara (terns), whose precious egg was the center of the annual competition from "Bird Man".

We will then visit the ceremonial center of Ahu Vinapu, where we can find large basalt slabs that fit in a similar way to the Inca constructions of Cuzco. We will not find this way of working with stone in any other corner of Polynesia.

After hearing a couple of local stories, we'll head out to see the Rano Kau volcano, which forms one of the three large cones that form part of the island`s surface, where there is a lagoon with small reed islands b>, abundant vegetation and microfauna.

Finally, we will visit the Ceremonial Village of Orongo, where the Bird Man Ceremony was held. This ceremony designated, together with the King, who would be the spiritual and political leader during the period of one year. This sacred character, who is represented as a shrunken man`s body and a large bird`s beak, is found engraved on a large number of stones.

After exploring Orongo, we will return to the town of Hanga Roa, you will have time for lunch and the afternoon free.

It will be a beautiful experience, full of culture, stories and memories.

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  • Bilingual guide.
  • Unspecified meals or drinks.
  • Extras not specified.
  • Entrance fees to Rapa Nui Park.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Half Day Orongo and Rano Kau on Easter Island tour. You can cancel the tour up to 32 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 31 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 24 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 August 2024, a deposit of 50% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 31 days before trip departure.

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Half Day Orongo and Rano Kau on Easter Island tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Half Day Orongo and Rano Kau on Easter Island tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Rooms have to be filled when booking. Thus, if you are 1 person travelling you have to pick Single Room. If you’re 2 people travelling, you can either pick either Single Room, in which case each traveler will receive their own Single Room, or Double Room, etc.
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