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Explore the Moai Statues of Easter Island

In this activity, we’ll visit an archaeological site called Tahai, located on the coast of Hanga Roa town on Easter Island. People can expect to see the famous Moai statues standing in their Ahu (ceremonial platforms), along with caves, ancient houses and classical Rapanui architecture. The main reason why I think this place is perfect for an online experience is that it has most of the important elements that represent our culture all together in this place alone.You will be able to see:

6 Reviews
From Easter Island
Online Experience
1 Hour
South America
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from Tahai on Easter Island
  • Visit Rapa Nui National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the three Ahus (ceremonial platforms) and the Moai statues standing on them
Description

This online experience will take you to the archaeological site of Tahai located on the coast of Hanga Roa in Easter Island. You will see the famous Moai statues standing on Ahu (ceremonial platforms), caves, ancient houses and classical Rapa Nui architecture. This tour will cover the most important elements that represent the local culture. The important sites you will see include:

  • Rapa Nui National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Hare Moa - ancient chicken houses
  • Hare Ma’ea - a modern stone house representation of ancient Rapa Nui architecture built in front of a cave
  • Hare Paenga - the original houses you find in all settlements in the Island, famously known as ‘boathouse’
  • Dr William Mulloy’s final resting place, the tomb of the famous American archaeologist who restored the site

You will also see the three Ahus: Ahu Vai Uri with 5 statues that belong to different historical periods, and  Ahu Tahai and Ahu Ko Te Riku with one statue each, along with two broken statues close to Ahu Vai Uri that belongs to this complex. During the experience, you will get answers to some of the most interesting trivia questions like when this site was restored, how many statues are there in the complex, and the ideal time to visit Tahai.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking and travelling to different places; at times the mobile network may be intermittent, and the picture may not be clear. However, we will attempt to minimise such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 25 USD per screen or as a private tour for 100 USD and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Alejandro Katipare

I have been an active tour guide for the last 4 years and have been associated with the tourism industry my whole life. I hail from a traditional family considered to be at the centre of the original Rapa Nui traditions and ancient knowledge in modern times. We are descendants of the first ruler of our culture, king Hotu Matu’a; he lived 33 generations before mine. 

I am also a professional audiovisual producer, and lead musician in a cultural music group called Puku Rangi Tea. We have represented our culture in different international music and art festivals.

Tour Reviews
  • Nick Halpin

    Alejandro gave us a fantastic virtual tour around his homeland. He gave us a wealth of information about their culture and history. We didn't know much at all about Easter Island coming into this and feel much better acquainted now. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to do some traveling while we can't actually do much traveling!

  • Nataly Essonnier

    The interaction with our guide has been excellent. He was very attentive and enthusiastic. The information provided was very interesting. I've learned many things about the culture, history, geography, economy, ... of the island. I spent a very good time. :-)

  • Anju Jolly

    In the middle of a snowstorm outside where I live, it was a delight to visit Easter Island and see the Moai Statue on my computer. It transported me to the island with 78 degrees and sunny. The guide Alehandro was very knowledgeable. His ancestors for the past several generations were from easter island. So it was a treat listening to him. He talked about how the ancient people lived and how and why they built these statues. He answered my questions. He took his laptop as close to the statues as possibly he could. I took a picture or two online. Overall the hour was spent well and I learned about the rich culture of Easter Island.
    I wish we could have visited more than one location, but due to the Internet, that was not possible.

  • Jeffrey Friedman

    This tour is fantastic. In addition to seeing the statues and platforms, which are fantastic, we learned a lot about the history and culture of the island. Alejandro did a terrific job. He had clearly thought very carefully about how to organize the tour. He is engaging and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

  • Rafferty Jackson

    Alejandro was an excellent tour guide of a fascinating and beautiful archaeological site. This tour was interesting, beautiful and educational. We did the private tour for 10 families with kids ages 4-16 years old - every family said that it was great and that the adults and kids all loved it. I recommend you book Alejandro and be transported through his tour.

  • Brent Becker

    This is our fourth family virtual tour with TourHQ and we really enjoyed it. The host's knowledge of the history of the Island and experience in narrating a tour was exceptional. It was great to be on location to see and hear about a place far far away. Well done.

From USD 25 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.