Orongo, the Ceremonial Center of Rapa Nui Civilization

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What To Expect

Enter Orongo, the ceremonial center of the ancient Rapa Nui culture that first inhabited the Easter Island.

Highlights

  • Ancient cave drawings of the Manutara bird and its role in Rapa Nui civilization

  • Visit to the Vinapu archaeological site similar to Incan constructions and the Rano Kau Volcano

  • Entrance into the Orongo ceremonial village

Specifications

Type:
Day Tours from Easter Island
Departs From:
Easter Island
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
3 hours
Availability:
daily at 9:30 AM
Product Code:
12990
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Featured On:
Easter Island Culture and ReligionEaster Island History and HeritageCulture and ReligionHistory and Heritage

Description

Relive the origins of the mystical Easter Island. Visit the Ana Kai Tangata cave, with picture stories of the sea swallows and their role in the life of the Rapa Nui.

See the large basalt slabs at the Vinapu archaeological site, and take in the majesty of the Rano Kau Volcano and the beauty of the nature in its vicinity. The style of stonework used on the Vinapu cannot be found in any other Polynesian site, although mysteriously similar stonework styles emerged in later years on South American territories.

The climax of the tour is at the Orongo ceremonial center, dramatically located on the crater lip of Rano Kau which is at the edge of a 250-meter sea cliff. Orongo was the venue of the Birdman ceremony performance that once selected the Rapa Nui's kings, and has witnessed the history of the Tangata Manu ("birdman") cult, a religious tradition that astounds people until today.

Includes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Tour guide

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • We recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes, bring swimwear, sunscreen and sunglasses during the summer and rain gear during the winter.

  • Infants below 2 years old are free of charge.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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