Easter Island Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Easter Island - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Ahu Akivi

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

These seven stoic moai—believed by some to represent explorers sent on a reconnaissance mission by King Hotu Matu'a—are among the...

Ahu Huri a Urenga

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

One of the few ahus to be erected inland, Ahu Huri a Urenga appears to be oriented toward the winter solstice. Its lonely moai is exceptional...

Ahu Te Peu

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

As at Ahu Vinapu, the tightly fitting stones at the unrestored Ahu Te Peu recall the best work of the Incas. The foundations for several...

Ahu Vinapu

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The appeal of this crumbled ahu isn't apparent until you notice the fine masonry on the rear wall. Anyone who has seen the ancient Inca...

Ana Kai Tangata

  • Cave

A small sign just past the entrance of Hotel Iorana points toward Ana Kai Tangata, a seldom-visited cavern on the coast that holds the...

Ana Te Pahu

  • Cave

A grove of banana trees marks the entrance to these underground caverns that once served as dwellings. Partly shielded from the blazing...


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The 48 oval stone houses of this ceremonial village, likely constructed in the late 1600s and used by locals until 1866, were occupied...

Puna Pau

  • Geological Site

Scoria, the reddish stone used to make the topknots for the moai, was once excavated at this quarry. About two dozen finished topknots...

Rano Kau

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

This huge volcano on the southern tip of the island affords wonderful views of Hanga Roa. The crater, which measures a mile across, holds...