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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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  • It is not signposted in the input distance is located the cave. Neither indicates the road to the cave on the fork you are. You have to wait to see if someone visit the cave to find correct path again
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  • 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 »
  • I found very unattractive cave, arrive after a 20 min walk through the countryside. The cave has nothing so spectacular.
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