Experience Highlights

  • Duration: 3 hours

Visit the Father Sebastian Englert Museum, which has an original moai eye on display and is located in the Tahai sector, 2km from the centre of Hanga Roa. Next visit Ahu Tepeu, one of the largest and best preserved ceremonial centres on the west coast. Also found here is the largest foundation of a Hare Paenga (a house in the shape of an upturned canoe).

The tour continues on to Tahai, an old ceremonial complex that dates back to the 6th century. It includes three different Ahu. Ahu Ko Te Riku, stands 4.73 meters high and has an estimated weight of 20 tons.

Finally visit Hanga Kioe, located 3km north of Hangaroa`s downtown. Legend claims that the island's leader, the Ariki Henua, was proclaimed king at this ceremonial site. 

Kristen Lanskail-Morris

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