Travel Blogs from Hanga Roa
... in us having to take a tour. After finally arriving back home we were off to a rocky pool for a much deserved swim where we swam with turtles. They were eating the seaweed on the side of the pools and cruising about. Up early and ready for our tour only to then drive around the town for an hour picking everyone up. We eventually got to the first site for the day, Ahu Akahanga. Here we were told that the moai statues represent the deceased chiefs of the tribe and ...
... off we have to go again to do the last visit before lunch. We are back two hours at the hotel and it actually stops raining. Of course it starts again just as we set off for the afternoon tour.
For dinner Jarkko has recommended La Kaleta. Down by the harbour with a lovely view. Perhaps not quite as scenic as the one the night before but the food is better. By now the weather has started to clear up and there is a rainbow and a beautiful sunset.
... us the story of his daughter being born in Tahiti, and that a friend gave her an island at birth - this was the actual island where Kon Tiki and Thor Heyerdahl washed ashore on. She's 18 now and still owns it today.
We had a two hour break(I downloaded photos.... :-)) and then had cocktails, dinner and entertainment at the hotel. We were joined by our 757 aircraft crew, which was fun and drew a round of applause when they walked in. The ...
... of the most isolated places on earth with the nearest inhabited island being 2.000 km away.
- It was originally discovered and inhabited by Polynesians (some time around 1000 AD), but when the Europeans "rediscovered" it on Easter Sunday of 1722, they selfishly named it Easter Island.
- Two cultural traditions dominate the island's history: The ancestor cult of Moai construction and the Birdman cult of warrior competition.
- The Moai (those are the stone statues) period ...
... saw the famous Moai statues and took several pictures. I'm so glad we took this cruise because we would never have visited the island and seen the statues otherwise. All of the Moai face inward from the ocean as if to protect the island and its inhabitants. We bought a small statue souvenir made out of lava rock.
They say that you will never see cleaner ocean water than at Easter Island and it is true. The waves crashing over ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTaura'a Hotel Hanga Roa
You will be meet by Edith and Bill at the airport.
A nice cold fruit juice and an explanation of what to expect.
Clean and in a good position.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.