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Sachin K
New York City, NY5,842 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
The live entertainment/dance show at Te Ra’ai is one of the best one can find anywhere in the world. Front desk customer service is extremely courteous. Complimentary pickup and drop off us available. The show itself is based on Rapa Nui culture and is dominated by extremely high energy dancing by local performers. Certainly would very highly recommend this show to any traveler visiting Easter Island.
Written November 21, 2020
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PatMagMar
St. Augustine, FL31 contributions
Nov 2012 • Couples
Te Ra'ai is a really good value for the night. You are picked up by the van (quite big new van with that new leather-upholstery smell) and wisked off to the show. Welcome drink is either a mango sour or juice, to sip in pavillion area with local music, pit-oven cooking your food, and face painting. You can go back for a second (dare I admit third) mango sour and no one blinks an eye. The dinner was buffet at group tables. The pork, chicken, and fish (which you just saw unearthed from the pit oven) were tender. You can eat as much or as little as you like, so food is good and lots of it. House wines are offered with dinner, and again, they are generous with servings. But it is the dancing that makes the night. The dancers aremesmerizing and you cannot believe how long they go with a high energy level. Opportunities for picture taking with dancers after the show. A tip jar is passed around at dinner, but they should find a way to have the tipping AFTER the dance show as you really appreciate the dancers skill and stamina!
Written November 28, 2012
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Edgarubb
Mexico City, Mexico150 contributions
Mar 2012 • Couples
On our first night in the island we went to the Te Ra’ai, a typical dinner and show. We were picked up at our hotel, received at the restaurant with a welcome drink and shown the way they prepare dinner in an Umu (earth oven), in similar fashion to the Chilean curanto, Peruvian pachamanca or Mexican barbacoa. While waiting for the cooking to be done, the local dancers tried to show us a few dancing steps and movements.
We dined fish, pork and poultry with vegetables from the Umu and some glasses of Chilean wine. Then we watched a very good show of typical Rapa Nui, Polynesian style dances.
Considering the price of the tickets, we found the dining and show package offered an excellent deal.
Written September 5, 2012
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Robert S
Westbury, NY869 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
This was a fabulous experience. The evening had 3 major events. First was the pre-dinner ceremony with welcome drinks, music and singing, voluntary face painting and a fascinating demonstration of traditional cooking techniques. I wasn't going to get face painted, but thankfully I changed my mind. It was fun and we got some great pics as a result. Even though I believe I was the only English speaking guest, our main host explained everything in English (in addition to Spanish). (He did the same during the main show.) Next was a dinner buffet with a wide assortment of tasty traditional foods and (seemingly) unlimited wines. Our hosts recognized my wife's birthday by leading the rest of the guests in a happy birthday salute and presenting her with an entertaining dvd of Rapa Nui music and dancing. Before (and after) the show we had a chance to try on traditional clothing and take some fun pics. The evening ended with a wonderful show of traditional music and dancing with beautiful costumes. There was an audience participation dance and a chance to dance and take pictures with performers after the show. Even though I am not the greatest dancer nor the most uninhibited. I did have a fun time dancing on stage We both got some great videos of each other dancing on stage. I definitely recommend this show.
Written February 4, 2018
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Andre A
9 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
I recommend the place to watch the show and to diner. The best show is on wednesday and I paid around us$80 per person.
Written August 27, 2016
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Jacquie S
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea112 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
This is a family run operation and they show their pride in their culture.
They pick you up from your hotel and drive you to their house which at first you are not sure of since it is in someones home, but don't be fooled. The surprise is worth it all.
You enjoy a hangi/ umu for dinner followed by the show which is amazing! From the costume changes to the story telling by the elder of the family, everything is legit but you still have stage lighting and sound which is a surprise to find in this very traditional island.
You even get invited to join them on stage to try it all and then have photo time with the dancers. They also sell their DVD and music CD which is something you should buy as you can show everyone at home what you saw live!
Written January 8, 2015
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Argentinian
New York City, New York346 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
This is the perfect place to go and know all the traditions and food from the Rapa Nui. After they pick you up from the hotel, there are some people singing and you can have your face painted as a local, while the curanto is cooked. After the explanations of different traditions and how the food was made, a huge variety of traditional food is served in a dining room with wine and natural juices. The show afterwards will give you an idea of the traditional dances of the island and the other surrounding Polynesian populations.
Written November 22, 2014
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ImperatoreVideos
Scottsdale, AZ95 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends

Te Ra'ai The Place to go in Easter Island

Rapanui's Culture is preserved by the Moais and its people living at the world 's most remote island.
Here you feel like a Rapanui yourself. There are three major places for one evening of dreams. Place 1 you get a welcome drink and a paint on your face to learn how the food is cooked under earth all packed with banana leaves among hot stones. They explain it in English and a happy group dances and sing. Place 2 a Hot Buffet with all drinks and salads plus the food cooked among the stones. We were talking to 80 people from around the World. Place 3 The big Cultural Show on a quite big theater space starts with A Rapanui descendent talking to us in English about what was each dance. It starts with exotic men all-the-body tattooed saluting lowd and full of energy Haka style. Lots of dances that go from the strong to the sweet Polynesian sounds. Either the men and women perform with several gowns and the tourists go crazy. By the end a chance of a picture with them on the stage. Gorgeous! MAURURU/ Gracias/ Muito Obrigado/ Thank You.
Written November 28, 2016
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Sarah H
Lier, Belgium4 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
Yes it's expensive, but it's totally worth it! Such nice people, small group, dances, delicious food, great show. I loved it!
Written November 1, 2016
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Craig H
Harvest, AL236 contributions
Apr 2013 • Solo
I was on Easter Island Easter week 2013, and attended two similar performances of which this was one. This one offers a dinner and a dance -- but that was too pricey for me -- so I just did the dinner, and I did it on the night I landed on the Island after 34 hours of flying, so I was tired. The dance was sufficiently interesting that I didn't fall asleep, and I remember this as the better of the two dances, although it was also more expensive. What made it better for me was that there was more explanation (in English) and the dances seemed more keyed to Easter Island than merely Polynesia.
Written April 21, 2013
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