Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > South America
Reload this Page >

Easter Island -Help -What are the actual open and closing times for sites?

Easter Island -Help -What are the actual open and closing times for sites?

Nov 15th, 2019, 05:40 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 1
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:

----------------------------------------------------
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)
----------------------------------------------------
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.
----------------------------------------------------
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
----------------------------------------------------

Can someone provide the real, actual open and closing times?
mikefinleyco is offline  
Nov 19th, 2019, 09:44 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 163
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.
LAX_Esq is online now  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
luvtravelin
Europe
4
Mar 29th, 2008 03:05 PM
Mom23boys
Mexico & Central America
12
Feb 4th, 2007 08:25 AM
teacherD
United States
8
Jun 13th, 2004 06:58 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:48 AM.