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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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  • Enjoyed descending into these caves & exploring. They used to grow food down there. You will need a torch as some parts are dark & slippy. The cave is VERY muggy on a humid day. Bring water. There is ...  more »
  • Lava caves with a difference used for farming purposes these are seen at Ana Te Pahu and are a unique attraction. Must be able to walk unaided if you want to enjoy the experience.  more »
  • We drove to Akivi then turned left once we got to Akivi. There was a checkpoint at the next corner. We parked here. The man at the checkpoint verified our tourist tickets and explained to us that we c...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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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  • Cave. To escape from the West who came seemed natives fled here.
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  • Beautiful and mystical place, recommended to be fitted with slippers and flashlight.
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  • Beautiful place to visit and discover.
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