Today we head to the lookout point at Rano Kao volcano, whose deep crater of lush vegetation contains a large fresh water lake covered with totora. We will continue onto the ceremonial village of Orongo, where many high-relief carvings of frigate bird-heated men are on the rock outcrops.
Here the competitions of the ‘birdmen’ were held at the summer solstice. Next, we will proceed to Ahu Vinapu, where the interesting architectural style reminds you of the Inca’s handiwork.
In the afternoon, we will make another excursion visiting Ahu Akivi, the big platform, which is composed of 7 Moais, all of them facing the sea, and the quarry of Puna Pau, where the top part of the Moais were sculpted (named Pukao, which means ‘typical hairstyle’) and Ahu Tahai.