Tongariki Sunrise Tour: Witness Easter Island's Majestic Moai at Dawn
14 Ratings
Ahu Tongariki
Experience the awe-inspiring Tongariki Sunrise Tour on Easter Island. Witness the majestic Moai statues at dawn and be captivated by the magical colors and mysticism of this unique place.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Ahu Tongariki - Located opposite to Rano Raraku this is the largest platform from all of the reconstructed on the island. The ahu Tongariki is the most imposing moai platform on the island. This altar has fifteen visible standing statues overlooking the island with their backs to the Pacific Ocean.
What's Included
  • Private transportation
  • Private Tour Guide
  • Tea and coffee
What's Not Included
  • National park ticket (80 USD per person)
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Start your day on Easter Island with an impressive sunrise on the Ahu Tongariki and enjoy the magic and mystery of these statues of Rapa Nui with this 2-hour tour.
Located on the eastern end of the south coast Tongariki offers you the unique experience of admiring the sun rising every day in this place.

Get amazed by the combination of colors, the sea and the historical moai that create special magic and mysticism in this place. An unforgettable visual spectacle that you will remember all your life.

Please consider that the sun rises behind the platform during summertime (October to March) and from Poike volcano during the rest of the year. Also, there are more chances of unclear skies during wintertime.

Ahu Tongariki
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Feb 8, 2024
In deep tour of Easter island with enormous knowledge from a Rapa Nui, a descendent of key historical figure - Our tour guide Sebastian Paoa has enormous knowledge about this island, probably from his own heritage and also he was in charge of tourist business of Easter island before. He gave me many updated information of the history, the findings and current theory of moais on Easter island. He went above and beyond to show us the whole picture of East Island. In addition, I enjoy the intellectual conversation with him. I highly recommend him as a private tour guide to learn the history of Easter island.
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Dec 15, 2023
Very Informative and Enjoyable - Sebastián is the best guide ever! He is incredibly knowledgeable and so enthusiastic about imparting the spiritual side of and facts about Rapa Nui history. He was sure to pack in a lot of information while showing us the moai and imparting the importance of their various aspects. Even though we had rain off and on, we did not mind because we were receiving valuable lessons.
Review provided by Viator
Jul 4, 2023
Amazing experience - This experience is just mind blowing. Guides are the absolute best and explained so much about the history of the island and the culture which is so interesting and amazing.
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Feb 27, 2023
Amazing view. You need to go with a certified guide to enter the park, it is not enough that you buy the ticket. - You probably will never see a sky so clear as this, unless you visit the Atacama desert. Unfortunately if you don't have a professional camera you won't be able to capture the beauty of so many stars. The sunset is also amazing.
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Jan 27, 2023
Amazing Experience! - My wife and I took the full-day plus two half day tours with Kava Kava and were amazed! Kava Kava offered us a personalized experience, comfortably getting us to the best sites at the optimal times. Our guide, Sebastian, offered an insider’s perspective on the sites, and an expert’s view on historical developments on the island and it’s people. The experience exceeded all our expectations! My wife and I highly recommend the tours!
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Jan 16, 2023
A wonderful last day on Rapa Nui - I am glad I booked this tour. Our guide was absolutely wonderful and informative. Picked us up from our hotel and brought chairs and set up in front of the moai. He goes over their history and current significance to the island. Tea and coffee to sip on while you wait for the amazing sunrise. He went out of his way to help us see the best parts of the island and organized taxis for us despite the impossibly scarce cell service on the island. I encourage anyone who visits Rapa Nui to book at least one tour with Kava Kava Tours. Well worth your money and time.
Review provided by Viator
Dec 20, 2022
A wonderful guide! - The guide is amazing! I read a book about rapa nui before i came and had another full day tour with another guide. And with comparison, he is really the best! He's a rapa nui who really knows about the history and more importantly the current state of rapa nui. He kindly answered every questions I asked with honest answers. I really enjoy the time talking with him and the whole experience as well. 100% recommend this experience and this guide!
Review provided by Viator
Oct 31, 2022
Top Notch tour and super friendly and knowledgeable guide. - I originally booked this tour in 2019. It was rescheduled twice due to Covid. But it finally happened 2 and a half months after the Island finally reopened to tourists. Alejandra at Kava Kava kept in touch with me over the 3 years we waited. And I am so grateful. I couldn’t be more pleased with the welcome and the tours. Sebastian led us for two days of tours in which we saw the major sites in the Island. He is so knowledgeable. He explained everything so thoroughly and helped us understand fact vs fiction in the history of the giant Moai. We joked that we felt we had a university level course in Rapa Nui history and culture. It was fascinating. He is passionate about his Island, its culture, its history and its current situation. We had so much fun. He went the extra mile for us and I highly, highly recommend Kava Kava if you have the privilege and opportunity to visit this magical place.
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up to 4 guests
April 2024