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Hangaroa Eco-Village & Spa 7-Night Itinerary

The only 5-star hotel on Easter Island, the luxury Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa allows you to come into direct contact with the history, traditions and legends of this mysterious Polynesian paradise. During your stay here, you can become immersed in the mystique of the island, connect and integrate with the local community, and learn more of the ancestral culture of the island thanks to the experts guides and the various tours provided by the hotel. By selecting from excursions that include diving, trekking, cultural contact, boat rides, fishing 4x4 outings and more, you can design the activities that are of most interest to you during your stay. As an example, the 8-day/7-night tour detailed below provides a great introduction to Easter Island through visits to emblematic sites such as the Ana Kai Tangata Cave, Rano Raraku Quarry and the Ahu Aviki Moai Platform, while also allowing you to pleasures horseback riding, a town walking-tour, scuba diving, and sailing.  All of this is an invitation to renew your soul, be a protagonist, and at the same time be an active spectator of an ancient culture.

The following detailed itinerary is just an example of a tour that can be designed by any guest(s) at the Hangaroa Eco-Village & Spa after selecting from the number of excursions offered.


“We loved every moment of our trip and could not have done it without Ligia and Surtrek. I highly recommend them!”Irene Alcock


Chile, Easter Island, Horseback Riding, Walking-Tour, Scuba Diving, Trekking, Sunrise Moai, Sailing, Fishing, Manavai Spa, Self-driving Tour

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrival in Easter Island – Transfer to the Hotel – Easter Island Horseback Riding
Day 2: Town Walking-Tour – Ana Kai Tangata Cave – Scuba Diving
Day 3: Meeting the Moai – Heritage Site Trekking
Day 4: Sunrise Moai – Rano Raraku Quarry – Sailing
Day 5: Anakena Beach – Rapa Nui Fishing
Day 6: Orongo Village – Ahu Aviki Moai Platform – Manavai Spa
Day 7: 4x4 Self-driving Tour – Vaitea Pool
Day 8: Transfer to Airport – Departure to Santiago
Itinerary Map

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Easter Island – Transfer to the Hotel – Easter Island Horseback Riding

AM: Upon you arrival on Easter Island, you will be met with a welcoming reception before being driven to the hotel, where luggage and hotel registration assistance will be provided. After you have had a chance to unpack and settle into your room, you will be given a detailed itinerary along with a welcome kit.

PM: After a hearty Easter Island lunch, you can choose to go horseback riding to landmarks on the island. This will give you a chance to ride through unique landscapes and to areas of archaeological interest, such as Ara or Te Moai (the “route of the moai”), the north coast of Hanga Oteo, the first Ahu, or the heights of Terevaka.

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Lunch - Dinner
Day 2
Town Walking-Tour – Ana Kai Tangata Cave – Scuba Diving

AM: This morning we will walk into Hanga Roa, the island’s only substantial town, where you can get your bearings by strolling through the town center. Here you will be able to soak up the scenery around the fishing harbor before heading south to Ana Kai Tangata cave. At this impressive black-rock cavern that’s best known for its colorful Manutara bird paintings, you will get your first introduction to the uncanny “Birdman ceremony.”

PM: This afternoon, you can choose to go on a scuba diving excursion, which is a magical experience in Easter Island. Few places in the world have such extraordinary conditions as those of the island, with waters that range in temperature between 64˚F and 78˚F degrees, visibility up to 196 feet deep, and the opportunity to learn about marine species that cannot be found anywhere else.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 3
Meeting the Moai – Heritage Site Trekking

AM: Following breakfast, we will head out to view some of the 887 gigantic statues, or “moai,” that dot the island. Some of these figures stand as high as 46 feet (14 meters) tall, and weigh over 30 tons. Viewing these enigmatic works of art will likely be the highlight of your travel. Some of the most unique sites include the Tahai complex, where you’ll see the only statue on the island with painted eyes; and the red stone quarry of Puna Pau, where the moai’s “pukao” (headdresses) were sculpted. Afterwards, you can choose to spend the afternoon swimming and snorkeling.

PM: After returning to the Hangaroa Eco-village for lunch, we will begin a trek to other heritage sites interest and unique landscapes, always accompanied by guides who are specialists in Rapa Nui (Easter Island) culture. Sites can include sunset at Ahu Tahai, the “route of the caves,” a visit to the village of Orongo, or other sites of interest.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 4
Sunrise Moai – Rano Raraku Quarry – Sailing

AM: We will make an early start and arrive at the famous Ahu Tongariki in time to watch the sunrise – a dramatic photo opportunity where you will find 15 gigantic moai silhouetted against the rising sun. This is the largest and most renowned moai site on all of Easter Island, with its ceremonial platform stretching 650 feet (200 meters) along the seafront. Following that experience, we will pay a visit to the vast Rano Raraku quarry, where the huge moai stones were carved and hundreds still remain, including the largest moai ever made. We will then head to the nearby Akahanga Temple, which is the burial site of the island’s founder: King Hotu Matu’a.

PM: This afternoon you can choose to discover Easter Island from the sea and view the island from another perspective.  While sailing, you can appreciate the island’s unique landscape, shaped by volcanic eruptions, and observe the great cliffs and islands that are within a few nautical miles. All of this will help you form a much richer idea about the formation of the island.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 5
Anakena Beach – Rapa Nui Fishing

AM: This morning, you are likely to find yourself be amazed by the charm of the paradisiacal Anakena Beach. Along with its white sands, warm turquoise waters, and beautiful palm trees are Moai statues set on two ceremonial platforms: The first called Ahu Ature Huki, and the other Nau-Nau Ahu. Nearby is yet another beach; magically tucked under large cliffs is the small but wonderful pink-sand Ovahe Beach. This is a perfect place where archaeology, landscape and recreation all meet, making it a magnificent spot for a picnic.

PM: This afternoon’s boat ride will allow you to experience one of the core activities of Rapa Nui culture: Fishing. This will be a great opportunity to share with local fishermen, and exchange skills and experiences.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 6
Orongo Village – Ahu Aviki Moai Platform – Manavai Spa

AM: This morning, we will trek to the ceremonial village of Orongo, which is located at the top of the Rano Kau Volcano. Among this villages 50 elliptically shaped basalt houses is where the “man-bird” (Tangata Manu) competition used to take place to designate who would be the following year’s king and spiritual leader. Today, you can still find numbers of bird sculptures here. From there, we will travel to northern Hanga Roa to find Ahu Akivi, which is the only platform whose seven statues are facing the Pacific Ocean. According to legend, these represent the seven emissaries sent as a sign of appreciation for Hotu Matu'a.

PM: After lunch, you can choose to spend a lazy afternoon at the hotel’s Manavai Spa, which is surrounded by white sand and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The massages and treatments provided here with natural ingredients from the island will help you renew your body and spirit.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 7
4x4 Self-driving Tour – Vaitea Pool

AM: This morning you can choose to rent a 4×4 vehicle so that you can drive independently to explore every corner of the island on your own.

PM: After returning from your driving expedition, you can have lunch and relax by the hotel’s Vaitea Pool. The island’s tropical climate and mild temperatures throughout the year are the perfect complements for enjoying the largest pool on Easter Island.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 8
Transfer to Airport – Departure to Santiago

AM: At the scheduled time, the Hangaroa team will take you to the airport for your departing flight.

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*Price per person based upon double occupancy.
*PP (per person)
Included in the price:
  • Accommodations
  • Meals (depending on the program selected)
  • Excursions (depending on the program selected)
  • Pick up and drop off to and from Mataveri airport
  • Welcome flower necklace and juice
  • Minibar
  • Daily sunset cocktail
  • Access to the pool and gym
  • Wi-Fi
Not included in the price:
  • International & domestic flights
  • Insurance (prior to your journey please ensure your travel insurance is valid in your country of origin)
  • Tips & gratuities

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