Trip Planner:   South America  /  Chile  /  Easter Island  /  Hanga Roa  /  Historic Sites  /  Ahu Vaihu

Ahu Vaihu, Hanga Roa

4.2
#8 of 23 in Things to do in Hanga Roa
Ruin Tourist Spot
Feel the mysteries of Easter Island at Ahu Vaihu, a complex of ruins surrounded by verdant cliffs and azure ocean. You can inspect eight examples of "moai," the famed statues of Easter Island, at the site. The eight moai, however, have been felled over time, and now lie face down with broken necks, the weakest parts of the moai structures. Pay special attention to the paina, a circle of stones where rituals and ceremonies would take place. Before you head to Hanga Roa, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Hanga Roa travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Hanga Roa has to offer, including Ahu Vaihu.
Create an itinerary including Ahu Vaihu
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
143 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Amazing and what the cosmic space .... all Easter Island. Rent a car and not world Chanel's in tv with excursions paid.
    View original
  • Place in the beautiful setting, very nice view of the ocean. The well moais by Earth are nevertheless impressive.
    View original
  • You can see the MOAI fallen almost to the edge of the sea. Also, learn the habits and customs of the culture of Rapa Nui; for example, a kind of pots made with stones where the plantations were held.
    View original

Plan your trip to Hanga Roa

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Hanga Roa

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.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Hanga Roa by other users

60 days in South America BY A USER FROM IRELAND December, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Easter Island BY A USER FROM CURAÇAO March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Chile BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL November, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Chile BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Chile BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Chile BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Chile, Peru & Argentina BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CHILE September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Chile BY A USER FROM MEXICO October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Chile BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans