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Ana Te Pahu, Easter Island

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Gain an insight into the creation of Easter Island with a visit to Ana Te Pahu, a series of lava tunnels spanning 7 km (2.4 mi), that were formed when rock solidified around a stream of molten lava. The formations served as cave dwellings used by the island’s inhabitants to shelter from the elements. The garden by the dwellings abounds with sweet potatoes, bananas, and taro. Used as a refuge from battles as well as housing during primitive times, the caves' breadth made them convenient for inhabitants. Take a flashlight and some appropriate boots for the excursion. To visit Ana Te Pahu and other attractions in Hanga Roa, use our Hanga Roa tour planner.
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  • The Ana Te Pahu cave is not a must, but if you have time, it's pretty cool as adventure and exploration. It is a subterranean area composed of four cameras connected by dark corridors that served as a refuge in the bloody tribal wars that occurred between the years of 1200 and 1500. As we're going to deepen through the cave appear clearings that illuminate the environment in these bright dot some plants develop. The access road has several banana trees, so some know these as "banana's Caves".
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  • I went by chance after the excursion to the terevaka, there are no ethical signal so you have to follow to more people to see that you're on the right place, not made me more impression. I recommend making it early, otherwise the heat kills you
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  • a cave of almost 200 meters. not suitable for clustrofocbicos. at times the darkness is absolute. good clzado and lantern to walk
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