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.
Rapa Nui Stargazing price starts from $115.00.
Rapa Nui Stargazing cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Rapa Nui Stargazing is hosted by Green Island Tours Easter Island. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact on Tripadvisor.
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h 30m.