Ana Te Pahu, Easter Island

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. Plan to visit Ana Te Pahu and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Hanga Roa attractions using our Hanga Roa road trip planner.
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  • We toured the caves on horseback along the coast. Also called the cave of bananas due to the amount of these plants there. Very good scenery coastal and road ate guava! take Lantern.
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  • The main entrance is interesting for the way it was used as a garden. In one direction is a short wet cave but in the other, you can walk through a big cave for maybe 100 metres. It just keeps going o...  more »
  • It is a wonderful experience... a cave with many arrivals being a cave that you try to maintain the most natural possible not have access so they can get at least to the entry bananas people wheelchair users.
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  • A cave that requires 20-30 minutes walk from the carpark. Skip it if you don't have time, it is just a normal inland cave - it is not deep and big, but dark. Visit the cave on the coast is much worth. There were horses and cows around and they are friendly lol
  • How cool to adventure through a lava tube surrounded by green grasslands, hills, horses and cows!
  • Really beautiful place to visit, specially unter the ground and with the view to the hole in te roof where you can see the sky
  • Deep caves from here to go to the tree of life! There was a mysterious light! Why have the flashlight please do!
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  • A site in Isla de Pascua recommend carrying a flashlight and a suitable footwear to explore caves long having this site. This beautiful and is a unique experience.
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