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This is a very achievable site to see on your own. This is a great hike idea, and you can fit in some key sites.
From Hanga Roa, you can first briefly visit the cemetery. Then you can see some Moai statues, including Ahu Tahai,...More
A little-known fact about Easter Island is that in addition to its iconic statues, there are many excellent lava-tube caves on the island. I think Ana Te Pahu is the best one. You will need to have purchased your ticket to the National Park, and...More
The main entrance is interesting for the way it was used as a garden. In one direction is a short wet cave but in the other, you can walk through a big cave for maybe 100 metres. It just keeps going on and on until...More
Its a nice area to visit. There is the formation of the caves that can be visited. You can get into 2 caves and go thought. The second cave, close to the beach have two windows. Nice view of the ocean.
The Ana Te Pahu cave is one of three caves along a trail that basically runs between the Ahu Akivi site and a point that is North of the Museum. The information that we found before visiting indicated that these were all accessible by road,...More
Enjoyed descending into these caves & exploring. They used to grow food down there.
You will need a torch as some parts are dark & slippy.
The cave is VERY muggy on a humid day. Bring water. There is a bit of a walk from...More
We drove to Akivi then turned left once we got to Akivi. There was a checkpoint at the next corner. We parked here. The man at the checkpoint verified our tourist tickets and explained to us that we could walk to Ana Te Pahu from...More
We visited Ana Te Pahu on our first day exploring northern Rapa Nui. The caves, which are former lava tubes, are an interesting site as you walk toward the northwest coast. Banana trees grow inside the caves on account of the microclimate that makes their...More