Kia Koe Tour
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Margo W
Port Huron, MI797 contributions
Dec 2016
The tour itself was very good. The driver excellent and Christian the best. He stopped and gave us time to take pics while offering to take pics of us. More people should think of tipping because I only saw the Americans give a bit to them. That is the good part... now for the bad.... the 1/2 day trips cost 15,000 pesos and the full day trip is 20,000 pesos... one can cover the whole island in two days. The tours that are asking 200.00 US or more are way out of line. DO NOT take the lunch for 15,000 pesos. It just doesn't make sense... Buy something, bread, cheese, cookies, anything. I complained about the meal of chicken leg and thigh with rice for this amount of money. Remember this is 22.25 dollars American... she said everything is imported.... lol. I must look stupid.... these chickens come from the island.... Do this tour for the money.... totally worth it... would have gotten a better rating if they ask you to bring your own food for lunch. Wish I had taken a pic of the food for $22.25 but I didn't.
Written December 23, 2016
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Drew C
Dublin, Ireland29 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We decided to do the full day tour for $20,000 Chilean Pesos. The tour itself was fine and the guide was nice. As stated in other reviews it’s not anything special and although our tour guide was nice they weren’t going out of their way to tell us much information. We had to ask a LOT of questions to get a conversation going at some of the sites.

Overall, compared to the prices of some of the other tours on the island the price is good and gives you an overview of some of the history on the island. We did the tour and then rented a car to see the rest of the sites so I would recommend this too!
Written July 8, 2019
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Claudia M
Madrid, Spain77 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
The tour itself covers what all tours cover, but I was not very impressed with the guide (Christian) who was boring, and probably bored himself, no enthusiasm or passion, he just said what he had to say. Organisation was OK. I didn't book the lunch option but sat close by where it was served, it was grilled chicken and rice and a a fruit, wouldn't pay 15,000 pesos for that. BYO sandwich.
Written April 19, 2017
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MadisonMama
Madison, NJ41 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
We booked a Kia Koe Tour though our hotel, Puku Vai. The tour was a private tour for two people for one full day and two half days. We were assigned Alejandro Tucki as our tour guide.
I have been on many tours on four different continents. Alejandro was among the best tour guides I've had.
Alejandro speaks Spanish, Rapa Nui and English. His English is excellent and easy to understand. He provides enough information about the island without bogging down with too many details. He allows you time to walk around the sites and reflect on them. Unlike many tour guides, he welcomes your questions and actually listens to them and engages with you. You don't feel like it's a job for him (although of course, it is) but rather that you are a guest on his island home.
When I look back and think how much our experience in Easter Island was affected by having a great tour guide, I realize how fortunate we were to have had Alejandro to help make this lifetime trip come alive.
I got the impression that tour guides on the island work for different agencies and may not always be limited to just one. If you have an opportunity to have Alejandro as your tour guide through Kia Koe or otherwise, I'd recommend it.

(P.S. The next category below asks what sort of visit this was, but there's no category for adult parent and adult child. That's what we were so instead, I'm putting friends.)
Written January 27, 2019
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Bo2702
Ontario, Canada4 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
Local guides,very caring and accommodating stuff and guides.
Great tours.
Great prices -it will not break your bank like most other companies .
I had 3 different tours,2 different guides ,one awesome ,the other good.
But...with that price -you can’t go wrong.
Highly recommend.
Written September 21, 2019
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product-of-canada
Toronto, Canada2,294 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
As other reviewers have stated, this is not the best quality tour in terms of the guide. There was definitely a lack of enthusiasm and information from our guide, and yes, she was quite difficult to understand.

However, I do not regret using this company. In fact, we used them for 3 different tours.

For me, it is about getting to the remote locations and taking pictures. If I did not understand something the guide said, I just asked questions. If you ask your questions, you will get your answers during the tour.

You can pay $260 USD for this tour through Green Island Tours, or you can pay $29 USD through Kia Koe. These options made my choice quite clear. I think charging $260 USD for a day tour is abusively high. This is taking advantage of tourists who feel the need to 'pre-book' their tours online from home.
Written July 21, 2018
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gustavo m
3 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
Did 2 tours with the agency in August 2017. The guide had a poor English which made the explanations (the few we happened to have) incomprehensible. Another thing was that when compared to other tour guides, the explanation other people were receiving was so much more rich in details and history that it made my tour look dull and boring. I am not sure about you, but since I am not traveling to Easter Island on a weekly basis, I would strongly suggest you to spend a few more bucks and get a better experience rather than trying to spare some dollars (like I, unfortunately, did).

I intend to back to the island in the future and have the same tours but this time w/ a different agency.

Wish you a nice trip!
Written August 23, 2017
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James F
Bandar Saujana Putra, Malaysia91 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
Good tour guide , good guide provided .
Good knowledge of whole Easter island
good food provided
good tips
Written February 2, 2017
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atontao
Madrid, Spain1,920 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
i received kia koe services as it was part of a tour contracted with another company

as far as kia koe is concerned, their bus were uncomfortable and the guide, a lady around late fifties paid poor exlanations and never in three days seemed to be in the mood to work, instead, she rather seemed reuctant to show us all she had to show and most often gave a short explanation and tlold us to go by ourselves to the monuments

i do not recommend this company for tours in easter island.
Written December 16, 2016
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Travellover6128
San Francisco, CA3,092 contributions
Sep 2016
This tour guide is based in the centre of the town offering various different tours. We did 2 half day and one full day tour with them with two separate guides. Both fluent in a number of languages (including English) and both local people, which was fascinating to speak to them about their heritage.
I thought the tour was reasonably priced, although the lunch was on the high side. You got to see numerous different sites, with a good narrative of the island's history and plenty of time for questions.
Written September 26, 2016
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