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Kia Koe Tours
We don?t often use guides or tours when we visit places but we felt that to gain an understanding of the complex cultures and history of Easter Island we would splash out for the expertise of a local guide through Kia Koe tours and looking back I?m glad we did. We later did the same route covered on the Kia Koe island tour independently, using our own transport but the tour proved a valuable introduction to the island of Rapa Nui.
I hate to be tied to time schedules on organised tours but safe in the knowledge that we could return to the sites easily I was happy to go along on the tour around the island. The background knowledge we gained through the Kia Koe tour and informative Rapa Nui guide proved invaluable during our stay on the island and enhanced the entire visit. Armed with a good background knowledge from the tour made it easier to appreciate what we were looking at and heightened our curiosity of the Rapa Nui culture and history.
You can choose different routes through Kia Koe Tours (and other tour groups) covering all parts of the island. The different routes include Orongo and Rano Kau, the western route including Puna Pau and the most popular route covering the southern and northern coast with visits to Rano Raraku, Tongariki, Anakena among others. We did this route with Kia Koe and it cost a very reasonable ?32 with lunch although you do have to factor in the cost of entrance to the National Park (a whopping $60 during our stay although this may have changed since ? see separate tip on Parque Nacional Rapa Nui in the general tips for an explanation for the radical price hike!!!)
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