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mikefinleyco Nov 15th, 2019 05:40 PM

Easter Island -Help -What are the actual open and closing times for sites?
 
As a photographer, I'm having a very hard time planning because I'm not finding a reliable source for the actual open and closing times for the sites controlled by Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. The information available online is contradictory, some sources even have different closing times for different sites depending on the day of the week? I'm looking for the real hours for the summer.

Here is what I have found:

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CONAF office operating hours:
April to November: 09:00 to 18:00
December to March: 09:00 to 19:00 (Orongo and Rano Raraku close their barriers)
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Schedules of the Rapa Nui National Park
Rapa Nui National Park has restricted schedules. Once you buy your ticket, you can only walk and go to the sectors between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.
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Park Hours
Rano Raraku, Orongo, Anakena, Tahai, Ahu Akivi
Monday & Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Other days 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
All other sites close at 6 p.m. and open at the same time above
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Can someone provide the real, actual open and closing times?

LAX_Esq Nov 19th, 2019 09:44 PM

It's frustrating, but you can't count on anything you read -- and even the "official" hours are subject to change (or the rangers just show up late / whenever they feel like). We're "planners" and like to have times pinned down, and we got to Rano Raraku (the quarry) when it was supposed to open, and we ended up waiting there for like 45 minutes; no idea if the time was off or the ranger just woke up late or whatever. Went some time ago and can't help you on exact hours, but just wanted to warn you.


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:30 PM.