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"Western Coast Hike" Top 5 Page for this destination Easter Island Things to Do Tip by pure1942

Easter Island Things to Do: 304 reviews and 693 photos

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by pure1942

Apart from Hanga Roa and the aforementioned Tahai complex and Anthropological Museum very few people venture along the rugged western coast of East Island. This is a shame as apart from another couple of interesting archaeological sites, caves and rock art the area is blessed with magnificent and rugged coastal scenery which makes for a perfect hike. It is possible to hike all the way to Anakena but you will need a half day to do this hike including stops at the many sites along the way. We hiked as far as Ahu Tepeu and back in one very enjoyable afternoon stopping off to check out caves and petroglyphs along the way. The only other people you are likely to meet along the way are a few locals out checking on their horses which roam freely in the area. However be warned that you are also likely to come across the carcass of a dead horse or two as the animals are generally left to rot and decay where they fall. While you may not actually see the carcass you will most certainly smell it!

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  • Written Nov 2, 2011
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