January 23 – January 27, 2023

Join Ryan & Malaka on this four night adventure to Rapa Nui – 3.700 km off the South American continent and surrounded by the clearest, deepest waters on the planet. The Island is the cradle of a unique and enigmatic culture that continues to endure today. The language, music, and numerous traditions are kept alive by the island’s inhabitants, while the enormous carved stone Moai are testimony to their mysterious past.

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“The Mystery of the Moais” – Watch below!

Ahu Akivi

January 24, 2023 – This afternoon enjoy lunch at Explora before touring on this island. Touring Description: We leave the lodge by van and travel to Ahu Akivi, the only place on the island where the Moai are facing the sea. We continue by van until reaching the Te Peu platform, from where we hike along steep cliffs with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, we visit the Ana Kakenga Cave, a large tubular cavern formed by flowing lava. We finish at the Ahu Tahai, in Hanga Roa, where we find the only Moai with coral eyes. We return to the lodge by van.

January 25, 2023 – Enjoy breakfast this morning before touring. We leave the lodge by van and travel to Ahu Tongariki, a platform with 15 intact Moai. This is the biggest platform or Ahu on the island, where we can also find stone petroglyphs scattered on the ground. Next, we skirt the coast, with panoramic views of the shifting turquoise and deep blue sea, the fishing coves with local villagers, and numerous archaeological sites, including one with a perfectly polished round rock, which due to its high iron content causes compasses to behave strangely. Then, we walk to Ovahe Beach, with its reddish sand and crystal clear waters, from where we take the van to Anakena Beach, the largest beach on the island. We return to the lodge by van.

Enjoy your afternoon at leisure.

Snorkeling in Rapa Nui

Explora Rapa Nui

Located 8 km (5 miles) away from Hanga Roa, in a privileged location from where to explore Easter Island, explora Rapa Nui is surrounded by trees, prairies and views to the Pacific Ocean.

The 30 rooms of Explora Rapa Nui are designed to take full advantage of the silence, privacy, and spaciousness of the surrounding landscape, ensuring deep rest after a long day of exploration.

Explora Lodge

January 26, 2023 – We leave the lodge by van and travel to the Ahu Tahira, a platform of similar construction to those of the Incas in Perú due to its perfectly overlapping stone structures. Next, we skirt steep cliffs until reaching the edge of the Rano Kau crater, with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the interior of the volcano. We we walk around the rim crater until reaching Orongo, the ancient ceremonial village where the Tangata Manu (birdman) competition was performed. Return to the lodge by van.

Tonight enjoy a special UMU TA’O CEREMONY: The Umu ta’o or curanto is the traditional food of Easter Island. A hole in the ground covered with volcanic stones serves as an oven. Variety of meat, seafood and vegetables are cooked with warmed stones. This is covered with banana leaves and covered the with dirt. It is served with unpeeled potatoes, chicken and “po’e, pudding made with flour, pumpkin and banana.

January 27, 2023 – This morning enjoy shopping at Hanga Roa as well as Handcraft market visit prior to departure

 

Please call our office for more information and to be added to our notification list.  941-951-1801.

Cost: Being Finalized / Please inquire

We request $250 per person as a ‘good faith deposit’ to secure space on this departure until pricing is available.  Once pricing is available, this will be applied to your final balance.  Should you decide to remove your space, these funds will remain on file for a future ATI travel experience.

Once bookings are finalized, a $50 per person Admiral Travel Booking Fee will apply.

Click the links below for our three additional South American experiences following Easter Island!

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Founder’s Journey will always be priced at or below published rates, but never higher.
  • Travel with like-minded individuals on these exclusive departures.
  • Enjoy a welcome cocktail party to meet your fellow travelers.
  • A hosted dinner will be offered during one night of the trip with the Hiltons.
  • On many occasions, optional shore events are offered as an option that only our group is invited to join.
  • Special global relationships that the Hiltons have formed over the years will allow you privileged access opportunities.
  • Trips are offered well in advance to give ample time for your future planning.
  • Minimum numbers must be met in order for the Hiltons to host the journey.
  • The Hiltons reserve the right to adjust the duration of their participation should any schedule conflicts arise.