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US$200.00*
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Private Easter Island Full-Day Tour
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US$200.00*
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Easter Island Super Saver: Ahu Akivi and Orongo plus Anakena Beach Day Trip
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US$115.00*
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Small-Group Full-Day Easter Island Highlights North and West
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Reviewed 6 May 2015

We were told erected around 1400AD...amazing!! These 7 are said to represent the ambassadors that were sent by a king to Easter Island and are the only ones facing the ocean and a village that is now in ruins. The backside of the platform has...More

1  Thank Mi-Dan20
Reviewed 10 March 2015

More fascinating Moai, these the only ones facing the sea, supposedly looking for the first king sailing to the island with the remainder of the population from a sinking island (the nearest one being some 1800 miles). Some were restored, some original, but well preserved....More

Thank remery1513
Reviewed 9 February 2015

After seeing scores of Moai all over Rapa Nui, Ahu Akivi may seem like just another sight. But for some reason, the seven Moai standing there for hundreds of years, made a strong impression on us. What I especially was struck by was the sense...More

1  Thank rchandiramani
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Best to see this at sunrise or at 'magic hour,' as these Moai are oriented to view the sunset at the equinox. No facilities, but the locals set up a souveneir stand in an unobtrusive way.

1  Thank drsharonleed
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Ahu Akivi was the first site on Rapa Nui to be restored in 1960. It features 7 moai facing the setting sun so a good place to come for sunset if the weather cooperates. It is a small site but I liked it enough to...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 1 December 2014

As we learned during our four days on Easter Island, almost all of the Moai were situated such that they faced the interior of the island, thus looking over the people inhabiting the island. This, however, is the only location on the island at which...More

Thank GrandpaX4
Reviewed 26 November 2014

These are the only moai facing the sea, and are said to represent the seven Polynesian explorers who found the island originally.

Thank Jemsa42
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Another great site on Easter island to visit. Our guide again did a great job of describing the site and then allowing you to walk around and take it all in.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 16 October 2014

My first stop on my Moai Ahu tour and it did not disappoint! Several Moai peer down at you in all their wisdom and ancient splendor. You will love to experience this Ahu!

Thank aimster9870
Reviewed 14 September 2014

So peaceful, spiritual and lifelike. A great place to relax and absorb the energy of Easter Island. Great caves close by, better to go with a guide

1  Thank cailebotte
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Spery_84
Hello, I am planning to go to Easter Island this december, and I would be interested to visit Ahu Akivi at sunset. Staying in Hanga Roa and walking there (approx 1.5 hours) would then I be able to walk back in the dark? Are the roads sufficiently lit? Thank you very much.
2 November 2015|
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Response from A S | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend for you to do this. If you're looking for a nice sunset setting, I'd rather recommend Atahai, just (south) outside Hanga Roa, close to the cemetery. In fact, many say this is the best place to watch a... More
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