Hotel Rapa Nui
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... Orongo Ceremonial Village where the Birdman ceremony was once performed. The Birdman Ceremony that is performed today is really different from the one that was performed long ago. We saw the stone houses that the people built to watch the ceremony. The Birdman Ceremony was to honor the god Makemake. The young men would have to run down a very steep cliff, swim to the three small islands in the ocean to get the egg of a Frigate bird. They wore ...
... island. So, a few things about the statues, firstly there are loads of them spread all over the island. They represented important people (clan Chiefs, Kings, priests etc). They are placed on platforms (built out of stones) and the bones of the person were placed in the platform and the statue then put on top. On their head was a pukao or top knot that represented their hair (so not a hat as we first thought). Their eyes were made from white coral ...
... Portuguese, English, German, French, and Italian! Very impressive.
Our breakfast was served on our private patio around 9 am, and our tour guide came to get us around 10 am. It was a private tour, where this New Zealander, Marc, who married Rapa Nui girl and moved to the island 7 years ago, gave us a nice full day tour. We visited several craters, Moais, and Birdman ...
... sunset behind the Moai (the first day that the sun was still around and not behind clouds).
Juan gave us a lift back to Ahu Akivi so that we could walk back to the cottage, retracing our steps from day one. Giving us more time to explore, in particular the lava tubes at Ana Te Pahu. When we arrived we were we were greeted by two very friendly dogs and other than them we had the place to ourselves. We then moved on towards the caves now accompanied by our ...
... too. The visibility is fantastic down here (about 30m) and it really helped with checking out all the coral.
There are no big fish around here really, due to the lack of plankton in the water. The rule is that you either have good visibility, or big animals in the area, it’s rare that you can find both. It was still a great dive with some nice underwater sights that I haven’t seen anywhere ...