Rapa Nui Stargazing

Tour info

Duration
4 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Pricing
Commentary
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Learn about the principles of basic astronomy, the history of Polynesian voyaging and settlement, navigational techniques and the archeo-astronomy of Rapa Nui. Head out to some of the island’s traditional observatory sites to gaze at the night sky and view stars and constellations visible only in the Southern Hemisphere. Your guide will point out stars and constellations of interest to the Polynesian navigators, relating some of the stories and legends that are tied to them, and explain techniques on how to find certain cardinal points of the traditional Polynesian compass by using the layout of the night sky. Look at the beauty of star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, stars and planets visible through our high-powered telescope before of heading to Anakena Beach with the option of taking spectacular shots of the star-filled sky moai in the foreground. Finish the night with a hot beverage and a slice of poʻe, a local spin on banana bread.

What’s included?

  • Driver/guide

  • Live commentary on board

  • Hotel Drop-off

  • Small-group tour (max 16 people)

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 4h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Green Island Tours Easter Island

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About operator:

Green Island Tours & Travel offers award-winning small group tours, private tours, cruise ship shore excursions and complete travel package deals, covering every possible site of interest on Easter Island. We are proud winners of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for the last 3 years running and take great care in providing an outstanding and memorable experience for our guests. Whether you come in search of historical information, legendary stories, a relaxed tour pace, avoiding crowds, or optimal lighting for photos, we are here to help you get the most out of your stay. Our guides are friendly, knowledgable and have a deep love and respect for the work they do.