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Easter Island Super Saver: Ahu Akivi and Orongo plus Anakena Beach Day Trip

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A very interesting historic piece.

When we decided to visit Easter Island and started reading to get a sense of the place, several researchers names appear again and again. T. Heyerdahl worked at this site and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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173 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we decided to visit Easter Island and started reading to get a sense of the place, several researchers names appear again and again. T. Heyerdahl worked at this site and thought the stonework on one of the Ahus was very similar to work he had seen in Peru. For us, it was almost like a revelation. When we walked... More 

Thank Kevin032452
King's Lynn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are no great erect statues here, but the site is of interest anyway. There is a platform which has been constructed with blocks of stone and no mortar which is similar to the Inca constructions in Peru. As far as I am aware this is the only example on the Island. You can also see examples of the destruction... More 

Thank Jeff1903
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ahu Vinapu is one of Easter Island Histoical sites and attraction. Famously known for its carvings and the importance of a civilization which honored the larger than life statues. A wonderful cultural xperience and a great place to visit on your trip

Thank Hello T
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Rented a car for appox. 34,000 CLP per day from the owner of our cabin and drove around myself. As you leave the airpot terminal turn right on to Hotu Matua road instead of veering left at the end to become Camino Vaitea Anakena road turn right on to the dirt road that continues along the runway and goes downhill.... More 

Thank Pearl_Yellow_Star
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

A great example of primitive stonemasonry, Ahu Vinapu have the remains of five moai in Rapa Nui National Park, a World Heritage Site

Thank James F
Cortlandt Manor, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This site is usually part of the Orongo half day tour I have recommended as part of a two day guided journey through Rapa Nui or Easter Island. At this venue, we see more ruins or artifacts of a very interesting time and culture in the area. Isolated giant hair buns can be found, along with fallen heads and faces,... More 

Thank Sal T
Piacenza, Italy
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Ahu Vinapu is a wonderful site at the east end of the airport where you can something more than on the other unrestored Ahus: the talent and perfection of the old islanders in buying stone platforms for the Moai. The Ahu is indeed the main thing, you’ll be fascinated by those big stones that perfectly fit to make the back... More 

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

This area is unrestored, the built with blocks of basalt weighing up to two tons, cut with a great deal of precision, but not quite up to the standard of the Incas.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The basalt rocks were carved to precisely fit when stacked and pushed together to form a wall. Excellent stone work (not that I know much about it). It reminded me of what one would see along the Inca Trail in Peru, but each site is separated by thousands of miles of water and a couple centuries from one another as... More 

Thank aerofaze
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Without someone with local knowledge this could be a pile of stones and you will be in and out of here in minutes. We spent about an hour at the site, learning the history, understanding the graves and the difference in the male and female statues.

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