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Rapa Nui Stargazing
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Ages 1-80, max of 12 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel Drop-off
  • Small-group tour (max 12 people)
What's not included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel Pick up - We meet in front of Katipare library
  • Entry/Admission - Anakena Beach


Start:
  • Katipare, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Valparaíso, Chile
    In front of Katipare Library , we will drop you off at your lodging at the end of the tour
End:
  • Easter Island, Valparaíso, Chile
    Traveler's lodging

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30095P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Start time from Sept to April 20:30 - 21:00 in front of Katipare library
  • No refunds after the tour starts. If weather changes while out on the tour we will try to take you out again free of charge on another night (subject to availability).
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled completely due to poor weather, you will be notified before the tour and you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Valparaíso, Chile
    In front of Katipare Library , we will drop you off at your lodging at the end of the tour
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    We meet all travelers in front of Katipare library (Centro Lector Katipare) at 20:00 during summer and at 19:30 for winter. We have special access to Ahu Nau at night, this is our last stop. Before driving to Anakena, we set up our telescopes at a remote site. Hot beverage and local cake included
  • Easter Island, Valparaíso, Chile
    Traveler's lodging
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  • Green Island Tours Easter Island
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    Easter Island, Chile
  • tomlP964GB
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Milky Way Morning
    Green Island Tours stayed in touch by email, then WhatsApp throughout the booking and pick-up process. Very smooth and professional. I special-booked my own early morning star-gazing itinerary with them. Chris Araki was a wonderful guide throughout. The tour company handles the special early-hours permission to be inside the parks, but the visitor still needs to purchase the general parks ticket nonetheless. I went to Ahu Tahai to watch the moon set into the ocean behind the Moai, then up to Ahu Akivi for amazing Milky Way shots. I highly recommend this company.
    Written June 3, 2024
  • TassieTs
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Two great days on Easter island
    The tour covered all the highlights of the island. We were given ample time at each location to view the monuments. Our guide, Yoyo, was extremely knowledgeable and always happy to assist us with all aspects of the tour.
    Written April 9, 2024
  • Lisa W
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tours every day!
    We booked almost every tour available for 6 days. Poike tour was a highlight. Stargazing tour was amazing. So many sights to see and the tour guides were all very knowledgeable. You really benefit from their knowledge and will miss the hidden treasures without them!
    Written March 13, 2024
  • N6788ZXjeffb
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Three great days out on Rapa Nui with Green Island Tours!
    We had several activities booked through Green Island Tours for our four-day visit to Easter Island; our first day was an island "highlights" tour, the second day was a six-hour trekking adventure to the top of one of the craters and the third day was a sunrise visit to the Moai monuments at the beach. All of these activities were private activities with only the two of us and our guide, YoYo. We had an excellent time on all of these activities; YoYo was a fantastic guide and he clearly has great pride in being Rapa and showing his home to visitors. With a mixture of historical perspectives, philosophical musings, humor and deep knowledge about the island, the Rapa culture and the history of the monuments and places, YoYo immersed us in the history, customs and lifestyle of island living. Except for the time that he was away at university, YoYo grew up on the island and is raising his family there. YoYo speaks excellent English and was extremely interactive during all of our activities; more importantly, he instinctively knew when to tell a story and when to allow us to simply marvel at the sanctity of some of the sites. It was truly awe-inspiring to take in the island in this way; it is clearly a special place. Most importantly, YoYo made us feel welcome and comfortable as visitors to his world; he was prompt in picking us up in the morning and was very mindful of our comfort when hiking or when in the car on our way to various sites. We joked how everyone was seemingly related on the island and he seemed to know everyone. He was extremely flexible with our schedule and allowed enough free time for us to hang out at the beach or to spend a little more time at one of the many sites. Although he has been leading tours for many years, we never felt like he was telling us stories by rote or routine; he was clearly engaged in all of the discussions about the sites, the history, the special plants and animals on the island and the activities of his own childhood. He helped make the visit unforgettable for us. We were also fortunate to visit Rapa Nui during the Tapati festival, which was a special view into Rapa culture and the importance placed on their history. Although there were many visitors at these activities, we truly got the sense that this festival was *for* the Rapa people *by* the Rapa people and that they would be holding the same activities regardless of whether there were any visitors. That experience was also very cool and YoYo gave us special information about which activities to watch as several of his children were participating at various times during the festival. Green Island Tours was very flexible to work with and communicated very well; we would recommend them highly for future tours. They made excellent suggestions to help tailor a schedule for us that worked for our visit. Even though we visited during the high season and there were many tour groups of ten or more people at the monuments, we always felt the privacy and intimacy of our days out with YoYo.
    Written February 18, 2024
  • JeanneT8907
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Tours!!
    We had a wonderful time on the Moai Monuments and Historic Pathways tours. The tours were both small--just my husband and I and one other traveler. Our guide Yoyo was fantastic! He provided insightful commentary on the numerous sites we visited and arranged the tour so we got to the sites with great lighting for pictures, but somehow without too many crowds! He also took a ton of pictures for us. Yoyo was a true ambassador for the island. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Green Island Tours. Iorana!
    Written February 8, 2024
  • ddna
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful 4 days with Green Island Tour
    Our itinerary with Green Island tours was: Dec 16: Arrival / 3pm Rano Kau crater walk short version followed by Orongo & Ahu Akivi Dec 17th: Full day moai monuments tour 9am / Stargazing tour 20:00 Dec 18th: North Coast Hike 7am Dec 19th: Sunrise at Tongariki 6am, drop off at hotel/town centre for breakfast. I cannot rate the company highly enough. Punctual, professional, great communication. Sadly the skies were a bit cloudy for stargazing but they offered us a prompt refund. Absolutely recommended for a great experience of Rapa Nui.
    Written February 3, 2024
  • Z3120YEtonyp
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Accommodating and knowledgeable.
    The tours provided were informative and went at my pace which tends to be more on the quicker side. They are very accommodating and made sure to cover all the sights that I had expected. They put together a great itinerary for two days of solo tours including an awesome sunrise tour watching the sunrise behind the 15 Moai. Excellent communication.
    Written February 1, 2024
  • ClotildeT_12
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Service and Great Guides!!!
    We did 2 full day tours and a sunrise private tour with Green Island Tours. We had a great experience! It was very well organized, our guides were super nice and knowledgeable, accommodating to the needs of all of us. The size of the group was perfect and the rhythm of the days was perfect. We definitely recommend their services!
    Written December 13, 2023
  • patryk_pl91
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing company with amazing people!
    I went on four different tours with Green Island Tours, and they were all fantastic! The team is super friendly, very knowledgeable, and speaks great English. I can certainly recommend to everyone!
    Written December 8, 2023
  • patryk_pl91
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exquisite experience!
    The Moai Monuments Tour is an excellent summary of the highlights of Easter Island, and I can certainly recommend it to everyone visiting the island. The tour covers all "must see" places for which the island is famous. Also, the guides are very knowledgeable and speak English very well. Amazing experience!
    Written December 8, 2023
  • suppanation1
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing and unforgettable experience!
    Iorana- We had an unforgettable 4 day tour with Green Island. They are an amazing company, and we felt like we were being taken around the island by friends and family. Toke, Ludo, Yo-Yo and Marc did such a great job at showing us the sites, teaching us about the history of the Rapa-Nui people and ensuring that we felt at home. We started with the crater walk, had a stargazing tour (with some delicious hot chocolate under the stars), had a wonderful tour of the island and an amazing hike on the north coast. Listening to the traditional songs under the night sky and watching Yo-Yo dance, made us feel apart of the community. Mauru-uru for an amazing and unforgettable time!
    Written November 26, 2023
  • RienekeL1
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great company, good guides and perfect communication
    Great guides and great communication, definitely can recommend Easter Island Tours! They do everything to make it a great experience and without any hassle. Will use them next time again (if I ever get the chance again to go to easter island). I did the small group tours, definitely would recommend that!
    Written October 18, 2023
  • OnAir01992310041
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A superb collection of tours.
    We had an amazing time with Green Island Tours. We did three full day tours and a sunrise tour. The local guides were superb, they were friendly and informative. Nothing was too much trouble and it was good to hear about the island from local people. The Hidden Treasures tour was brilliant, visiting places which most people don’t get to. I would definitely recommend it if you have the time. The whole process from enquiring about tours before leaving the UK, up to daily communication when on the island was efficient and helpful. A pleasure to deal with the company.
    Written September 20, 2023
  • Dave A
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic 3 days of tours
    We booked 4 trips with Green Island tours, they were fantastic from the time of booking to completing the trips. Due to flight changes we had to change a couple of our dates and they were excellent at communicating with us and were able to swap dates which was amazing and we really appreciated their understanding and help. Sadly we couldn't do the stargazing which was one of the trips booked due to weather but again the communication with Green Island was great and they can't control the weather! The other 3 tours were 2 full days and a sunrise, we had Yo Yo as our guide for the 3 days and he was excellent. He is so passionate about the Island and its history and he really brought it all to life for us. We had the most amazing time on Easter Island and we can't thank Yo Yo and Green Island tours enough for exceeding all our expectations and making our visit so magical. Book with Green Island tours and you won't be disappointed.
    Written July 22, 2023
  • olapidot1
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    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do NOT go
    The only advice I can give to people planning to go to the Easter island is: Do NOT go Extremely expensive flight, extremely expensive accommodation, very slow and low quality service in most hotels and restaurants, almost no Wi-Fi anywhere in the island.
    Written July 21, 2023
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Celiacoamericano
Burlington, VT33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A Memorable Experience for the Head and the Heart

The Stargazing Tour with Marc and his Partner (wish I'd gotten his name) was beyond words. It was a mix of deep knowledge about the stars, navigation, and Polynesian history and culture and a true passion for the subjects and for Rapa Nui itself. Unexpectedly, they sang and played the guitar for us between stops and at Anakena Beach, where they took amazing photographs of our group at midnight with the Ahu Nau Nau moais and Milky Way in the shot. You'd think they were the result of a professional photo shoot. But that wouldn't have been possible without them factoring in the time and place of the rising of the nearly full moon.
On the main part of the tour, we saw Jupiter and some of its moons, Venus, and numerous stars through their sophisticated telescope. The views with the naked eye included the Milky Way and numerous constellations.
When I return to the island, I won't hesitate to take the tour again.
Written February 11, 2023
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Maururu, we hope to see you gain soon! Happy Travels :)
Written February 12, 2023
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travis111534
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Sometimes things really work out when you wish upon a star. The night started with 30+ knots winds with dark clouds covering the entire night sky. But the guides decided to wait it out with some hot chocolate and an extremely informative lecture on ancient navigation techniques. Almost as if on cue as the lecture drew to a close the sky opened up to some of the brightest stars anywhere in the world. Truly a breathtaking experience.
Written January 10, 2023
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Thank you so much Travis for taking the time to write. We are stoked to hear you had a fun informative night out with us. Happy Travels!
Written January 13, 2023
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Heather W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Just AMAZING! Our guide Yo-Yo, native to Rapa Nui with local knowledge and history, brought our tours to life. The first day, we did the full day of the island tour. It went so well, that we booked the stargazing to sunrise tour for the next morning . Both tours are not to be missed. Professional, coordinated and well informed. 👍👍 HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Written March 7, 2024
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Thank you for sending your feedback. We really appreciate it! Maururu & Happy Travels!
Written March 8, 2024
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Divya_Patel36
Nutley, NJ5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The stargazing tour is def one to not miss while on Easter island! You can see so many stars and the guides do a great job of explaining all the different constellations. They also have telescopes set up so you can see the stars more clearly. And the photos they took at the Moai with the sky in the background are amazing
Written January 24, 2023
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Maururu !! Thank you for writing, we are happy to hear you had a fun time on our night tour.
Written January 25, 2023
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deborahk3
Maidstone, UK1,823 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
We used Green Island tours for our Stargazing experience. We were picked up from our home stay residence and transported to the office for a comprehensive talk on Polynesian history; drinks and cake were provided. A small group of us, then took a mini bus to the Observation site. It was quite a clear night, but to be honest, Ive been lucky enough to sleep under the stars in many countries and this wasn't really any different. Obviously, I wasn't expecting different star views, so in that respect the experience was great and quite romantic. We then moved onto Anakena beach where the moonlit views were very atmospheric. We got back to our bed at about 2:00am, it was an interesting night and great to see the moi under the stars.
Written May 5, 2020
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Sherry
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We were the first tour since Covid. Had a great time with Marc and his crew. Saw the rings of Saturn 🪐 and the moon’s craters through telescope amongst other stars. Perfect night pictures of 🗿 . Absolutely loved Easter island and it’s welcoming people. Thank you and best wishes!
Written August 27, 2022
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Maururu!! Happy travels :)
Written August 29, 2022
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gbruels
Friday Harbor, WA379 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
This could have been a really superlative experience, but it fell down in some very important areas. Let's start with the good. The informational lecture at the beginning really set the stage for what we were going to see and why it was important. And out in the field, the assistants they had working the telescopes were very knowledgeable and there were enough scopes where people didn't have to wait long to get a good look at the stars. Even while you were waiting, the total lack of light pollution gave you breathtaking views even without the scopes. Now to the "less than good." The lecture was long in a cramped room without enough chairs. At the end, there was only one bathroom -- with no light -- to serve all the people who needed to go before we hit the road. The guides were a little "fast and loose" with the green laser pointers (I got shot in the eyes twice). And finally, we were going to go to a secret location for a big surprise. After hiking in the dark with our headlamps for a while, we discovered we were at Anakena Beach, theoretically to get our picture taken with the moai there. Unfortunately, there was a technical difficulty, so we just sat there for a while before hiking back. True, anyone can have technical difficulties, but don't you think you should test your gear before going out into the field. In sum, what's good is great, but they are going to have to work on some stuff before I would call the overall experience excellent.
Written February 24, 2019
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Hello Traveler Thanks for taking the time to write and be so thorough. We are glad you enjoyed the tour. The good news is light is fixed and we have more chairs. We re working on stream lining the tour so there are less people having the lecture at the same time. Once again thanks so much for the constructive criticism...
Written June 13, 2019
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Patryk
Royal Oak, MI26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This tour consists of two things: watching the stars via telescopes, and the night pictures in front of Moais. The guides are very knowledgeable, super friendly, and they speak English very well! I can certainly recommend this tour to everyone!
Written December 8, 2023
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blue13
Hiroshima, Japan133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
I went on the stargazing tour in the middle of November and overall had a highly enjoyable time. The two gentlemen leading the tour were friendly, informative and knowledgeable. When some of us had forgotten to bring water they kindly stopped the mini-bus at shops on the way so we could buy some. The stargazing itself was good, although the sky was a little cloudy - but that is just one of those things. Seeing the planets through a powerful telescope was amazing too. They even provided banana cake and hot chocolate!

My only disappointment were the Moai on the beach, I felt the photo for the tour online was a little misleading. It looked as through there was some lights that illumined the statues, and this was not the case. You really do need a very good / expensive camera to get anything near the photo that is depicted. However this this is a minor complaint.
Written November 25, 2018
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littleneko
MI14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This stargazing tour was worth it! It was right before the new year, so we were pleasantly surprised that they were able to add us. Everyone was so lovely! We enjoyed learning more about the history of the island's people and how their ancestors navigated using the stars. It was the best stargazing tour that I have been on. The weather was a little cloudy, but we still could see the plants and the stars. They had telescopes and binoculars set up for us to use. Marc sang and played guitar, which was pretty cool. They also offered hot cocoa and cake. The night photos with the Moai were also a great touch! I highly recommend this tour!
Written April 25, 2023
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Thank you ! Mauruuru
Written April 27, 2023
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