Ancient culture of Easter Island
The Moai figures were carved and sculpted out of the rock from a quarry by the indigenous people of the island to honour the memory of their ancestors. From the quarry they were then taken to the ahu which is a ceremonial platform where the Moai are placed as a remembrance of the deceased. There are multiple ahus dotted around the island.
The Tapati Festival celebrating the Rapa Nui culture is a must-do as visitors will be able to witness the traditions and events of this fascinating people. Seafood is the food of choice here as it is so caught fresh daily. Sea urchin is a particular delicacy on Easter Island and is eaten raw similarly to the popular ceviche.