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The Milky Way illumines the sky above Ahu Nau Nau, Anakena Beach.

WELCOME TO GREEN ISLAND TOURS & TRAVEL- EASTER ISLAND!

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.

 

Green Island Tours and Travel is locally owned and run by New Zealander Marc Shields and his Rapa Nui wife Tuhiira Tucki. With many years of tourism and travel experience, we offer tours and accomodation to suit all styles of travel. Explore our website and discover the many fascinating and wonderful sites that await you upon your arrival to Easter Island.

 

GREEN ISLAND TOURS & TRAVEL – HELPING YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF AWE-INSPIRING EASTER ISLAND!


Discovering Easter Island

Moai Monuments Tour

Uncover the secrets of Easter Island by piecing together the many clues given to us by the gigantic sculpted megaliths that cover this mysterious land. Start the journey by visiting the ahu platforms at Tahai, where the clear morning light brings alive the moai that look over this restored ancestral village of the Rapanui people. Visit the ruins of the fallen moai at Ahu Akahanga, where three platforms sit untouched since the Rapanui turned on the traditions of their ancestors and began toppling the moai. Stand in awe at the restored site of Ahu Tongariki, where fifteen stone giants stand watch over the land as silent sentinels, dwarfing all who come into their presence. Spend a bulk of the afternoon absorbing the grandeur of the moai that sit half emerged from the soil Rano Raraku, the volcano crater that acted as a stone quarry and birthplace for these immense figures. Visit Ahu Te Pito Kura, the site of the largest moai to ever stand on an ahu, and see the legendary magnetic stone that according to island history, was brought to Easter Island from the original Polynesian homeland of Hiva by the first king, Hotu Matuʻa. Finish the day taking in the coconut palms, turquoise water and white sand at Anakena Beach, and gazing upon the post-modernist style moai of Ahu Nau Nau. This excursion can be done as a private tour or as a small group tour. Small group tours are run for between one and eight people. Maximum languages spoken on the tour will be two (usually English or Spanish). Pick up from your lodgings is between 9:30AM-10:00AM. Lunch is not included in the tour, but there is an opportunity to buy refreshments from the café at Rano Raraku.    

Historic Pathways Tour

Unearth some of the gems of Easter Island´s fascinating past with stops at several significant sites of interest. Head to Puna Pau, the small crater that acted as the scoria quarry for the moai's famous topknots, before continuing to the site of the island´s most intricate stone work at Ahu Tahira in Vinapu, where the moai platform is reminiscient of the legendary masonry of the Incas of South America. Take in the breathtaking views at the giant cauldron of Rano Kau, a miniature eco-system and the largest volcano crater on the island.   Experience the wind on your face at the clifftop ceremonial village of Orongo, and discover the significance of the Birdman Cult that emerged out of the ruins of the Moai building era. Peer off the precipice at the ocean below where once a year during the Birdman competition, brave warriors from the island's various clans would climb down the steep rocky cliffs to the swirling ocean below and swim out to the small islets off the coast in an attempt to bring back the first egg of the manutara bird, therefore winning the right for their clan to rule the island for the following year. Finish the day with a visit to Ahu Akivi, the renowned seven inland moai that stand gazing oceanwards, and descend into the large cavern of Ana Te Pahu, often known colloquially as "The Banana Cave". This excursion can be done as a private tour or as a small group tour. Small group tours are run for between one and eight people. Maximum languages spoken on the tour will be two (usually English or Spanish). Pick up from your lodgings is between 9:30AM-10:00AM. Lunch is not included in the tour, but there is an opportunity to have lunch at a small restaurant in Hanga Roa halfway through the day.

Highlights of Rapa Nui

This tour looks to fit in the must see highlights of the island in one day, mixing the best from the Moai Monuments Tour and the Historic Pathways Tour. Beginning at the seven statues of Ahu Akivi, the only restored inland group of moai, survey the history of the Rapanui people and the various theories on why they constructed the moai and how they transported them. From there, head to Anakena Beach and Ahu Nau Nau, the cradle of Rapanui civilization, where the royal family lived and the first Polynesian voyagers arrived. Soak up the sights at this palm-fringed golden sand beach and jewel amidst a coastline of jagged rocks before continuing to Ahu Tongariki, the largest line up of moai on the island. Fifteen colossal megaliths stare down from an incredible height, now restored to their former glory after having been overthrown by the islanders during the 18th century.   Explore the volcano crater and stone quarry of Rano Raraku, the birth place of the statues, where about a thousand moai were fashioned and over three hundred still lay in various stages of carving. Towards the end of the day, drive the road along the rugged south coast before ascending up to the mile-wide volcano crater of Rano Kau - the most stunning natural wonder of the island. Enjoy the late afternoon light visiting the ceremonial village of Orongo, where once a year, certain warriors and chiefs from each of the island's clans would dwell for a month before a competion of epic proportions would take place, determining the island's next Birdman and ruler for the following year.

Oceania Marina ONE-DAY Tour - January 22, 2018.

Green Island Tours is offering a ONE-DAY shore excursion for the Oceania Marina on January 22, 2018. We will supply a knowledgeable English-speaking guide, and will have a 12-16 seater vehicle available for a maximum of 16 people. This is a smaller tour group for a more personalized experience and will be a one day tour of the most important sites on the island, very similar to those laid out on our website in the Highlights of Rapa Nui Tour. The cost is $150 per person total for the day ($300 per couple). You will be provided with a snack box and drinking water in order to maximise the use of your time.   This is a one day tour on January 22, but as the Oceania Marina is anchoring for two days, the tour can be postponed until the following day if bad weather prevents disembarking on the first day. Please note that if the tour is postponed until the second day, it will be shorter in duration as the drop off time at the tenders is 2:00pm.   The tour will require a $60 deposit per person which can be paid by pressing the Book Now feature. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable should the tenders be unable to make port, and will be used to cover costs for the day. The National Park entrance fee is not included and is $80 per person, and is payable to the park in cash upon entrance.   A guide from Green Island Tours will be waiting at the docking area when you arrive and will seek to get you on your tour as soon as possible. Look for a table reading Green Island Tours and talk to the coordinator there. They will direct you to your vehicle. Drop off back to the tender is at around 4:30pm, while in the case of postponement until the second day, drop off will be at about 2:00pm so as not to cut it too fine with the last tenders.   If you would like to make a booking, please do so by clicking on Book Now. Once the payment has been made, we will send you a confirmation email.   *Please note that payment for the tours will be required in CASH and in FULL at the end of the tour ($300 per couple or $150 per person). If you can not make it to shore on either day, we will retain $60 and refund the rest.  

Sea Princess, September 3, 2018.

Green Island Tours is offering a shore excursion for the Sea Princess on September 3, 2018. We will supply a knowledgeable English-speaking guide, and will have a 12-16 seater vehicle available for a maximum of 16 people. This is a smaller tour group for a more personalized experience and will be a one day tour of the most important sites on the island, very similar to those laid out on our website in the Highlights of Rapa Nui Tour. The cost is US$120 per person total for the day (US$240 per couple).   The tour will require a US$40 deposit per person which can be paid by pressing the Book Now feature. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable should the tenders be unable to make port, and will be used to cover costs for the day. The National Park entrance fee is not included and costs US$80 per person. This is payable to the park in cash upon debarking from the tenders.   A guide from Green Island Tours will be waiting at the docking area when you arrive and will seek to get you on your tour as soon as possible. Look for a table reading Green Island Tours and talk to the co-ordinator there. They will direct you to your vehicle. Drop off back to the tender is at around 4:30pm so as not to cut it too fine with the last tenders.   If you would like to make a booking, please do so by clicking on Book Now. Once the payment has been made, we will send you a confirmation email.   *Please note that remaining payment for the tours will be required in CASH and in FULL at the end of the tour (US$160 per couple or US$80 per person).

Oceania Marina TWO-DAY Tour - January 22-23, 2018.

Green Island Tours is offering shore excursions for the Oceania Marina on January 22-23, 2018. We will supply a knowledgable English-speaking guide, and will have a 12-16 seater vehicle for a maximum of 16 people for the two days the Oceania Marina is anchored (sold as a two day package). This is a smaller tour group for a more personalized experience and will be TWO DAYS of tour covering all the major sites on the island, very similar to those we have laid out on our website under the Moai Monuments Tour, and the Historic Pathways Tour. The cost is $240 per person total for the two days ($480 per couple). You will be provided with a snack box and drinking water each day of the tour in order to maximise the use of your time.   The tour will require a $100 deposit per person which can be paid by pressing the Book Now feature. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable should the tenders be unable to make port, and will be used to cover costs for the day. The National Park entrance fee is not included and is $80 per person, and is payable to the park in cash upon entrance.   A guide from Green Island Tours will be waiting on both days at the docking area when you arrive and will seek to get you on your tour as soon as possible. Look for a table reading Green Island Tours and talk to the coordinator there. They will direct you to your vehicle. Drop off back to the tender on the first day is at around 4:30pm, while drop off on the second day is about 2:00pm so as not to cut it too fine with the last tenders.   If you would like to make a booking, please do so by clicking on Book Now. Once the payment has been made, we will send you a confirmation email.   *Please note that payment for the tours will be required in CASH and in FULL at the end the FIRST day of tour ($280 per couple or $140 per person). If you can not make it to shore on any day, we will keep $50 from that day's fee and refund the rest.

Crystal Symphony - March 31, 2018

Green Island Tours is offering a shore excursion for the Crystal Symphony on March 31, 2018. We will supply a knowledgeable English-speaking guide, and will have a 12-16 seater vehicle available for a maximum of 16 people. This is a smaller tour group for a more personalized experience and will be a one day tour of the most important sites on the island, very similar to those laid out on our website in the Highlights of Rapa Nui Tour. The cost is US$120 per person total for the day (US$240 per couple).   The tour will require a US$40 deposit per person which can be paid by pressing the Book Now feature. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable should the tenders be unable to make port, and will be used to cover costs for the day. The National Park entrance fee is not included and costs US$80 per person. This is payable to the park in cash upon debarking from the tenders.   A guide from Green Island Tours will be waiting at the docking area when you arrive and will seek to get you on your tour as soon as possible. Look for a table reading Green Island Tours and talk to the co-ordinator there. They will direct you to your vehicle. Drop off back to the tender is at around 4:30pm so as not to cut it too fine with the last tenders.   If you would like to make a booking, please do so by clicking on Book Now. Once the payment has been made, we will send you a confirmation email.   *Please note that remaining payment for the tours will be required in CASH and in FULL at the end of the tour (US$160 per couple or US$80 per person).