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Terevaka Night Hike

From USD 100

Experience the outdoors at night, walking under the light of the moon to Easter Island's highest point. Begin the journey at the old Vaitea Ranch and head to the summit of Mt Terevaka. Your guide will point out some of the most visible stars in the sky and explain some of the ways Polynesians used the night skies for navigation and marking seasons in ancient times, as well as some of the stories and legends attached to different stars and constellations.


After spending some time at the summit, descend on the same trail to the finish point at Vaitea. Included in the hike are headlamps for assistance on the trail, a cup of hot chocolate and a slice of po'e (banana bread).

From USD 100

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Enjoy the magic of Easter Island hiking to Mt Terevaka under the moonlight as your guide explains some of the legends of Polynesia, and how the ancestors of the Rapa Nui navigated the ocean reading the waves and using the stars to find their way.

  • Start walk at Fundo Vaitea at 8PM
  • Head to the Terevaka Summit
  • Learn about Polynesian navigational techniques and legends
  • Descend along the same route to Fundo Vaitea
  • Duration - 3.5 hours

PLEASE NOTE -

The Terevaka Night Hike operates from Sunday-Thursday, four days before or two days after the full moon, when the skies aren't suitable for stargazing on the Rapa Nui Stargazing Experience. Green Island Tours reserves the right to postpone or cancel tours on evenings with rain or high winds. In such cases, a full refund or postponement tour will be offered. 

The Terevaka Night Hike includes –

  • General stargazing and explanation on Polynesian navigational techniques
  • Use of a red light night vision head lamp
  • Cup of hot chocolate and slice of poʻe
  • Maximum of eight people per hike

Things to bring –

  • Warm clothing
  • Adequate footwear
  • Bottle of water
  • Good digital camera for night photography (optional)

Route

  1. Vaitea
  2. Cumbre de Terevaka