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 a bit of a walk from...More
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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 could walk to Ana Te Pahu from...More
We visited Ana Te Pahu on our first day exploring northern Rapa Nui. The caves, which are former lava tubes, are an interesting site as you walk toward the northwest coast. Banana trees grow inside the caves on account of the microclimate that makes their...More
These caves are very interesting and well worth the visit. They are different from everything else you'll see on the island. However, the place is totally inadequate for people that has walking difficulties and you really need to be fit to go through its 200...More
Several other reviewers have emphasis ed the importance of a guide to see Ana Te Pahu and the surrounding sights but we had a great afternoon exploring with a rental car and a good guidebook. From Ahu Akivi, we drove along a rutted (but not...More
Again, another great site to visit when in Easter Island. We visited while being guided by car. Definitively an asset to have a guide!
Ana Te Pahu is located halfway between Ahu Akivi and Ahu Tepeu. Although many state this is a cave, it’s actually an extinct lava channel which runs for around 7km. It was used as housing and shelter at times of conflict. The site is clearly...More