Cruise ship tour, Easter Island shore excursion, Tahai moai statues, ocean

Oceania's Marina, Jan 9-10 2019

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Oceania's Marina

Arrival 08:00, Jan 9 2019
Departure 18:00, Jan 10 2019
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Join our award-winning cruise ship tours, especially designed to let Oceania's Marina cruise passengers experience the true Easter Island spirit. Let us invite you to discover this ancient, magical place! We want you to learn facts and also feel the spirit of this unique and mysterious island. Experiences that touch the heart create everlasting memories. With us, you will do just that. We are delighted and honored to have you as our guest. Get ready for an unforgettable ride. We plan our trips carefully by timing things accordingly in order to avoid other crowds. In this way we maximize your island experience.

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Cruise ship shore excursion tours for Oceania's Marina

2 tour options available

[2 days] Rapa Nui Discovery (max 20)

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Regular walking capabilities required. InfoSince these sites involve walking over uneven terrain, it is required by all passengers to have regular walking capabilities. Please respect this, so that everyone will be able to enjoy their day.

Days 2
Price
130 USD per person and day
(260 USD in total per person)
Dates2019-01-09 - 2019-01-10

Rapa Nui is the ancient, Polynesian name of Easter Island. Experience this magical place to the fullest with our unforgettable two day tour. You will not only discover all essential archaeological sites, but even enjoy an exciting traditional dance show while having lunch with a stunningly exclusive view, right in front of the mysterious moai statues. This tour is highly optimized to avoid other tour groups, which is particularly important on cruise ship days. Lunch and dance show included.

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Day 1

Discover the ancient Birdman village and much more in the central and south western parts of Easter Island.

Ahu Akivi: The seven mysterious moai statues of Ahu Akivi are the only ones that are facing the ocean. They are said to represent the great navigators once sent my legendary king Hotu Matu'a to find this land a thousand years ago.

Puna Pau: After centuries of refining their skills, the Rapa Nui statue builders had reached an incredible talent. A new invention was then invented - a huge red topknot, placed on top of the statues. This quarry is where the material for these was extracted from.

Tahai: This ancient village is the remnant of a tribe of true greatness. Considering the distance and the tough terrain between this place and the statue quarry, the seven restored statues on the three seperate platforms of Tahai stand as a reminder of the hard-working people that once inhabitated these areas.

LUNCH AND SHOW: Enjoy lunch with an unbelievably exclusive view, right in front of the mysterious moai statues of Tahai. Experience the live part of the Rapa Nui culture through a live show of traditional dance and music.

Vinapu: Area with the most perfectly fitted rock wall, engineered with such skill that many draw conclusions on contact with the Inca Empire.

Rano Kau: The crater of this volcano is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes of Rapa Nui. The crater lake served as an important source of drinking water in ancient times.

Orongo: Through the lethal birdman competitions, a leader was elected in this ceremonial village to rule over the other tribes for the coming 12 months. The strong winds of the ridge of volcano Rano Kau forced the tribesmen to invent a new kind of house made out of rocks where the tribes would stay during the ceremonies.

Approximate duration: 7 hours.

The seven statues of Ahu Akivi are the only ones that face the ocean.
The statues of Ahu Akivi are said to represent the seven explorers, first sent to find Easter Island a thousand years ago.
All moai statue topknots were made in the quarry Puna Pau.
Tahai is one of the biggest ancient villages and has several restored moai statues.
Enjoy an exclusive traditional dance show with an unbelievable view of the statues.
Polynesian dances like the one of Easter Island are truly of a different kind.
Have a first class view of the dance show from where you will be having lunch.
Ahu Tahira is by far the most perfectly engineered rock wall of Easter Island.
The breathtaking crater of volcano Rano Kau is one of the most stunning landscapes of Rapa Nui.
Strong fortresses were built to house people in strong weather when participating in the yearly birdman competition ceremonies.

Day 2

The height of the impressive megalithic culture is in focus this day.

Rano Raraku: The volcano that was converted into a mass production factory of gigantic megaliths where virtually all moais were carved. One day the workers stopped, and the hundreds of statues that were left behind haven't moved since.

Ahu Tongariki: The biggest and most impressive monument of 15 huge moai statues standing in a row, just around the corner of the volcanic quarry where they come from.

Anakena: The historical beach where king Hotu Matu'a, the first Rapa Nui king, disembarked a thousand years ago when this island was settled. This tropical beach, decorated with palm trees and moai statues, offers a relaxing atmosphere.

Approximate duration: 4.5 hours.

Walk among giants in the great moai statue factory Rano Raraku, where hundreds of megaliths were abandoned.
The moai statues of Ahu Tongariki make up the largest monument of Easter Island. It was restored by the Japanese in the 1990's.
Have a relaxing swim in the ocean at beach Anakena - the tropical jewel of Easter Island.
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[2 days] Rapa Nui Discovery (max 8)

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Regular walking capabilities required. InfoSince these sites involve walking over uneven terrain, it is required by all passengers to have regular walking capabilities. Please respect this, so that everyone will be able to enjoy their day.

Days 2
Price
210 USD per person and day
(420 USD in total per person)
Dates2019-01-9 - 2019-01-10 (Please note: tour does not start at cruise ship arrival day.)

Same as our standard two day tour, but with a more personalized attention as the group is not bigger than 8 people.

Show details

Day 1

Discover the ancient Birdman village and much more in the central and south western parts of Easter Island.

Ahu Akivi: The seven mysterious moai statues of Ahu Akivi are the only ones that are facing the ocean. They are said to represent the great navigators once sent my legendary king Hotu Matu'a to find this land a thousand years ago.

Puna Pau: After centuries of refining their skills, the Rapa Nui statue builders had reached an incredible talent. A new invention was then invented - a huge red topknot, placed on top of the statues. This quarry is where the material for these was extracted from.

Tahai: This ancient village is the remnant of a tribe of true greatness. Considering the distance and the tough terrain between this place and the statue quarry, the seven restored statues on the three seperate platforms of Tahai stand as a reminder of the hard-working people that once inhabitated these areas.

LUNCH AND SHOW: Enjoy lunch with an unbelievably exclusive view, right in front of the mysterious moai statues of Tahai. Experience the live part of the Rapa Nui culture through a live show of traditional dance and music.

Vinapu: Area with the most perfectly fitted rock wall, engineered with such skill that many draw conclusions on contact with the Inca Empire.

Rano Kau: The crater of this volcano is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes of Rapa Nui. The crater lake served as an important source of drinking water in ancient times.

Orongo: Through the lethal birdman competitions, a leader was elected in this ceremonial village to rule over the other tribes for the coming 12 months. The strong winds of the ridge of volcano Rano Kau forced the tribesmen to invent a new kind of house made out of rocks where the tribes would stay during the ceremonies.

Approximate duration: 7 hours.

The seven statues of Ahu Akivi are the only ones that face the ocean.
The statues of Ahu Akivi are said to represent the seven explorers, first sent to find Easter Island a thousand years ago.
All moai statue topknots were made in the quarry Puna Pau.
Tahai is one of the biggest ancient villages and has several restored moai statues.
Enjoy an exclusive traditional dance show with an unbelievable view of the statues.
Polynesian dances like the one of Easter Island are truly of a different kind.
Have a first class view of the dance show from where you will be having lunch.
Ahu Tahira is by far the most perfectly engineered rock wall of Easter Island.
The breathtaking crater of volcano Rano Kau is one of the most stunning landscapes of Rapa Nui.
Strong fortresses were built to house people in strong weather when participating in the yearly birdman competition ceremonies.

Day 2

The height of the impressive megalithic culture is in focus this day.

Rano Raraku: The volcano that was converted into a mass production factory of gigantic megaliths where virtually all moais were carved. One day the workers stopped, and the hundreds of statues that were left behind haven't moved since.

Ahu Tongariki: The biggest and most impressive monument of 15 huge moai statues standing in a row, just around the corner of the volcanic quarry where they come from.

Anakena: The historical beach where king Hotu Matu'a, the first Rapa Nui king, disembarked a thousand years ago when this island was settled. This tropical beach, decorated with palm trees and moai statues, offers a relaxing atmosphere.

Approximate duration: 4.5 hours.

Walk among giants in the great moai statue factory Rano Raraku, where hundreds of megaliths were abandoned.
The moai statues of Ahu Tongariki make up the largest monument of Easter Island. It was restored by the Japanese in the 1990's.
Have a relaxing swim in the ocean at beach Anakena - the tropical jewel of Easter Island.
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