Maunga Terevaka, Easter Island

Climb to the summit of Maunga Terevaka, the tallest of three main volcanoes that Easter Island is comprised of. The long but gentle hike takes you to the 504 m (1,644 ft) tall peak of the extinct volcano. Bring suitable footwear to embark on the three- to four-hour hike along isolated, grassy slopes. From the volcano’s highest point, you can enjoy a stunning 360-degree view of the whole Rapa Nui island on a clear day. Do the trek by foot or on horseback; bring refreshments for a picnic on the windy summit. Using our international travel planner, Hanga Roa attractions like Maunga Terevaka can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We hiked up to the top and were not disappointed with the view of the entire island. The hike took less than 3 hours and it was not challenging, if you had an average level of fitness. The scenery was...  more »
  • Like the island, this is a very interesting place to visit, since every corner of the island invites you to spend a moment of relaxation and learning.
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  • Absolutely recommendable for those who enjoy outdoor walks and for those who prefer it, also is the option to go riding. The hike to the top is around an hour, but is fairly easy since the slope is gentle. It is necessary to wear comfortable clothes, sunscreen and water for the road, before the ascent (at Ahu Akivi) there is a shop where you can buy water. The path is quite clear and the top is marked with a pile of animal bones, from there you can see the entire island.
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  • Beautiful Summit but to be almost I guess why the route is not signposted, one pays for entering parks at least that the trails are marked
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  • Fresh air in a unique landscape
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  • It has lots of history and nice scenery.
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The main urban area on the island, Hanga Roa houses the vast majority of Easter Island's accommodations. While the number of choices remains pretty limited considering the island's popularity, the range of lodgings suits a variety of travelers, from budget-conscious backpackers to those seeking luxury. Relaxed guesthouses and hostels provide decent rooms to get your head down for the night after a long day's exploration. Eco-lodges and more exclusive hotels tend to be positioned outside of the main urban area, providing airport pick-up services, ocean views, and swimming pools.
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