Explora Rapa Nui
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- Continental Breakfast
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... restored between 1992 and 1996. At 220 meters in length, it is the islands' largest platform, featuring 15 restored moai. Just like all of the moai on the island, all of these were thrown down as well. But these were damaged even further when, in 1960, the great 9.5 earthquake that struck Chile caused a massive tsunami that struck the moais lying on the ground at Tongariki, and carried them far inland. The power of that tsunami to move these giant ...
... seemed limitless.
We had already decided we wanted to hike to the top of the Maunga Terevaka volcano, which Paul had mentioned on our first foray with him, so that's where we headed early in the morning. The trailhead began close to Ahu a Kivi, a collection of restored moai. We took a few pictures and then started walking, first through a small stand of eucalyptus trees, and then out in the open grassland. We didn't really know how far we would be ...
... way, Paul gave a rambling narrative of the town of Hanga Roa through which we passed on our way to his inn. This town is really just a speck with two main streets lined with various restaurants and shops. The road through town consisted of interlocking pavers, so it was pretty smooth, compared to the rest of the roads surrounding town, which are basically made of chip seal and quite pot-holed. Paul told us the way the holes are repaired is to simply pour some oil ...
... the beautiful beach.
On our final day, we made a quick trip into town in the morning for a last glimpse of the Tahai area, the town, and the bakery, and then transferred back to Santiago on an afternoon flight. Adventure over in 4 very swift days, but unforgettable and highly recommended to anyone who has even the slightest interest in the uniqueness of Easter Island - well worth the extra flight out from Santiago, which is an excellent base for getting there. Go and ...
... a class system which had a high chief called an Ariki. The Moai heads around the island are thought to be ancestors they considered as deities. Most of the settlements were along the coast and the Moai were placed with their backs to the spirit world in the ocean looking over the villages to protect the inhabitants. There are around 900 Moai on the island averaging 4 meters in height and weighing 13 ton. The biggest statue found measures about 32 feet tall, and consists of ...