Rapa Nui National Park
Information about the Rapa Nui National Park. Find out how to buy the entrance tickets, the prices, the rules that you must comply with and the archaeological sites that you can visit during your stay on Easter Island.
Rapa Nui,UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Eater Island’s protected area acquired the status of a National Park on January 16, 1935 by Supreme Decree No. 103 of the Ministry of Land and colonization, being declared a National Historic Landmark that very same year.
The Rapa Nui National Park is administered, since 2017, by the Ma’u Henua Indigenous Community. The park has an area of 7,150.88 hectares, which constitutes 43.5% of the total area of Easter Island. On December 8, 1995, the Rapa Nui National Park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The motus, the islets adjacent to the island, were declared a Natural Sanctuary, in the year 1976, by Supreme Decree No. 446 of the Chilean Ministry of Public Education.
Since the reopening of the island to tourism in August 2022, to visit the sites of the Rapa Nui National Park, it is mandatory to be accompanied by an accredited local guide or a Rapa Nui host over 18 years of age. Otherwise you will not be able to access the park. The only places where this measure is not mandatory are Tahai and Hanga Rau (does not include the Ahu sector), better known as Anakena beach.
You can hire a tour at one of the Easter Island tourist agencies or contact a guide in the database of accredited guides that you can filter by language or nationality.
Entrance fee to the National Park
The Rapa Nui National Park entrance fees are as follows:
• Chilean adults: $20,000 CLP
• Chilean children (7 to 12 years old): $10,000 CLP
• Foreign adults (any age): $80 USD
• Foreign children: $40 USD
• Children under 7 years old do not pay admission.
• Students and seniors pay normal rate.
• All visitors to the National Park must pay their entrance fee.
• No one can enter the Park outside the established hours.
• The ticket is individual, non-transferable and valid only for the stay on the island.
• The entrance has a duration of 10 days, from the first control and can be inspected anywhere in the Rapa Nui National Park, so we recommend that you always carry your ticket.
• The ticket gives the right to enter Rano Raraku and Orongo only once. The other sites have no visit limit.
• Special activities (events, photographs, filming, etc.) require prior authorization and special rates apply according to the regulations.
Rapa Nui National Park tickets
Tickets to visit the Rapa Nui National Park can only be purchased online through the National Park website. Temporarily they can also be purchased physically at the Ma’u Henua customer service office.
Information office hours
Monday to Sunday: from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunrise in Togariki and Sunset in Tahai, according to the sunrise and sunset respectively.
Rapa Nui National Park
Information and ticket sales in person: Kiri Reva St. – Hanga Roa
Central Office: Mataveri Sector
Telephone: +56 322550455
Rapa Nui National Park visitor guide
In the Visitor’s Guide you will find the regulations of the National Park and all the information you need to know before starting your visit. We recommend that you download the visitor’s guide to your device before traveling to the island, since the internet connection in many places is very unstable.
Rules of behavior
In order to preserve the cultural heritage of Easter Island, and especially of the Rapa Nui National Park, there are some simple rules that must be respected at all times during the visit:
• Take care of the ceremonial platforms (ahu), the statues (moai), the petroglyphs and the archaeological structures. Do not climb or walk on them or damage them. Do not collect archaeological objects or stones.
• Anyone who causes damage or alterations to archaeological sites is exposed to jail terms and fines, in accordance with Law 17,288 on National Monuments.
• Travel only on marked trails and paths. Do not enter environmental recovery zones or other restricted areas.
• All visitors must pay for the entrance to the National Park in the designated places, thus collaborating in the maintenance and improvement of the sites.
• Camping is not allowed inside the National Park. Only in authorized campsites.
• Be responsible for your safety and respect the signs and indications that are in the archaeological sites.
• Take the garbage back to Hanga Roa and deposit it in the appropriate deposits.
Failure to comply with any of these rules is subject to heavy sanctions. The park rangers carry cameras and the fines applied are quite high, so it is important to be vigilant and careful.