Hotel Oceania Rapa Nui
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... on past this, as tempting as it would be to stop here- and get to Torres campsite which is within striking distance of the peaks. It gets windy on this part of the trek, in fact neither of us had ever experienced wind like it- the dust being whipped up was blinding and we narrowly avoided being blown off the trail altogether! We finally got to campsite Torres by mid-afternoon and pondered what to do. We'd been told that scrambling up to see the Torres, which overlook a crystal ...
... box labeled Hanga Roa. From there, we drove to E – Anakena Beach, for our first view of the moais. Then to A – Ahu Tongariki, probably the most famous of the tourist spots. Then we headed to B – the Ancient Quarry, where we also had lunch. Our guide had arranged for a local woman (probably a cousin – I think they are all related) to prepare a picnic for us. She grilled fish, steak and chicken and served it with fresh ...
... our next stop, Salto del Laja, a waterfall only a couple of kms off the Panamerican Hwy, known as the mini Iguazu falls. The falls were not overly impressive, a 50m drop with only a small flow due to summer. However, the number of people and the atmosphere due to the number of vendors selling their wears was confronting. We camped just south of the waterfall, there were several camping options within walking distance. We enjoyed a good night sleep before continuing on our journey further ...
... the service jobs on the island, they rarely leave the island.
We continued our guided tour at Rano Kau. This is where the Birdman competition occurred. For a time, the Rapa Nui had a cult of Birdmen. Once a year, male competitors and their families would live on this small mountain. A certain bird would lay an egg on a small island about a mile away. Competitors would climb down the steep cliff, swim the ocean, retrieve the egg, strap the egg ...
... it. Rapa Nui is the tallest peak of an underwater mountain range, created by volcanic eruptions three millions years ago.
I’m not one for minivan tours, so my ideal was a rental car all my own – freedom of the road! Naturally, I lost my driver’s license days before I took off. In a fit, I emailed frantic questions to my hotel, unsure if I could pull it off. Maria Jose, Hotel Tupa genie, had a beat to ****, dirty Jimmy parked out front for me, ...