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“It doesn't get any better!”

Easter Island Spirit Day Tours
Ranked #3 of 18 Tours in Hanga Roa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Island-based tour company with 12 years of experience organizing tours of this magical island. Specialists in Private tours, we offer a wide array of stunning and informative tours and hikes, tailor-made to the individual interests and wishes of each of our clients. All of our tours are timed to avoid the large groups and tour buses.
Short Hills, NJ
1 review
“It doesn't get any better!”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

My wife and I would heartily second everything noted in Jerry58's preceding review, as we were in the same group. I would add that it was not only comprehensive and illuminating, but also very good value for money. We were a group of 16-17 in a commodious van. On each (of the two) day, we enjoyed 5 1/2 to 6 hours of well-paced touring, including "pit stops" (bring dollar bills) and just long enough dining/shopping opportunities. Oh, and the local post office accepts payment for stamps in US currency!
The local authorities do not lavish too much money on road maintenance, so expect a few bumps, but this should not be a deterrent except for those with serious back problems.

Visited April 2013
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Don't miss this tour of Easter Island”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Just returned from a cruise with Oceania, where we had a wonderful 3 days on Easter Island. I booked this 2 day tour with Easter Island Spirit online prior to our cruise. I would highly recommend doing this as they fill up quickly. Our guide to this adventure was Cristian Pakarati, who did an outstanding job. Over the dozens of tours all over the world I can't think of one that was better. He had a wealth of knowledge of Easter Island and the world and eager to share this with our group. I highly recommend taking the 2 day tour. There is so much to see and learn.

Visited May 2013
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Saint Thomas, Canada
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Island Spirit tour was unbelievable”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Do not hesitate to book your tour of Easter Island with this group. Jose has a remarkable knowledge and ability to tell the Rapa Nui story in a fascinating manner. We were energized by his obvious love of this culture and island. We never felt hurried--even when some members of our group were about an hour late getting off of the ship's tender. This is a very professional and honest group of people. We booked the two day tour and highly recommend it.

Visited May 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
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“Great exposure to the mystery of Easter Island”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We spent 2 days with James on Easter Island and he really provided some wonderful insights into the historical culture as well as to the many unknowns that still exist. James' focus was on quality, not quantity. The pace was relaxed and focused on the sights that provided the most insights with plenty of time for discussion and photos... not a mad rush to see the most moai. James also seemed to have a good sense for the schedules of the large tours, so we had most sights almost to ourselves.

James was also very flexible with his tour plan & when we had an opportunity for a quick swim at the island's only sandy beach... we did it. James was also very helpful clearing up some confusion regarding flight departure times, he was able to quickly get the straight scoop and dropped our friends off at the correct time for their changed flight departure.

Because of James' diligent planning we had a great "sunrise experience" at Tongariki. Our sunrise didn't really happen because of heavy cloud cover, but James had us arrive about 45 minutes before the actual sunrise and in the predawn darkness the huge humanoid moais left a powerful impression, making it clear how they could have made the ancient villagers feel protected.

I highly recommend using James to get the most out of your visit to Easter Island.

Visited March 2013
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“Outstanding two day tour”
Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Led by Jose Letelier... a world-renowned expert on Rapa Nui culture and anthropology. What an experience!

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