Explore the wonders of Rapa Nui with us
“Rapa Nui” -the indigenous name of Easter Island- had a unique development and history. There are over 900 statues -Moais, made of volcanic rock, some as tall as ten meters (33 feet) located mostly around the coast. How they were built and transported remains a mystery to this day. At Nayara Hangaroa we want to show you what makes this remote and enigmatic island so special.
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The hotel is located 1 km away from the airport and walking distance to the town of Hanga Roa. All programs include transfer to-and-from the airport and rental bikes to explore the island.
For the adventurous traveler who walks at his own rhythm, the DREAM program is our room-and-breakfast alternative. Once you arrive at the hotel if you want, one of our Naturalist Guides can help you organize an itinerary catering to your interests.
This flexible program includes room and two meals, one breakfast and either lunch or dinner. It also includes one half-day excursion with one of our private guides for every night of your stay. Once you arrive at the hotel you can organize an itinerary that caters to your interests.
The Full Experience is the ideal program for the discerning guest who appreciates having everything at their fingertips. It includes room and breakfast and either lunch or dinner a-la-carte, and two half-day excursions with one of our guided tours for every night of the stay.
The private guided exclusive program is ideal for those who want an ultra-personalized, custom-designed stay alongside a private guide. Includes room and lunch or dinner a-la-carte plus two-regular half-day excursions for each night of your stay. Travel in comfort, luxury and with the convenience of a tailor-made stay.
The Moai, the island’s gigantic stone statues are the most unique and idiosyncratic elements of the Rapa Nui culture. Today, the island is considered “A Wonder of the World,” and a UNESCO Heritage Site: a reflection of the awe and curiosity that it awakens in all visitors. Nobody knows how the statues were created but they attest to the courage, ingenuity and determination of the human spirit. It is believed that every Moai represents an ancestor, a leader, a beloved forefather. Until today, the faces of the statues are called “Aringa Ora,” living faces of loved and revered ancestors.
Home to an enigmatic civilization, Rapa Nui is considered the most remote inhabited island on the planet. You can explore the island on foot, bike, motorcycle or by hiking, every time discovering a mysterious and fascinating culture. Bike through archaeological remains and the Ana Kakenga cave; trek the island’s first volcano enjoying the Poike reforested park; or hike the Ara Moai, one of the most important volcanic craters on the island. In all activities, you’ll encounter Moais and learn about the ways we think these statues were sculpted and craft your own theory relating to their mysterious transportation.
Walking and hiking along the coast you’ll come face to face with archaeological sites right on the beaches. How the Rapa Nui transported those gigantic stones to the beach will always be a mystery. Bring a bathing suit and you can enjoy the pristine waters. We can arrange (an outside private company) for a snorkeling adventure along the caves or weather permitting a scuba diving expedition.
The architecture of the Nayara Hangaroa pays tribute to the Orongo ceremonial village.. A competition, the Tangata Manu, took place among the villagers to obtain the first egg of the season belonging to the Manu Tara bird. The hotel design, with its grass roofs, colors and textures, blends with the environment and creates a harmonious interplay. Native plants make up the unique landscape and as you walk through the hotel you will feel connected to the earth, to the history of the island and to the planet.