2014.3.21This was our last day at the Easter Island. We’ve already been to places that we had planed to go. You are supposed to be casual, trip plan as well, in this remote island. In the morning, we went to Ahu Tongariki again. Again, the sunrise wasn’t so perfect.

 Ahu Tongariki at sunrise, Easter Island
Ahu Tongariki at sunrise, Easter Island
Overlook Rano Raraku from Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island
Overlook Rano Raraku from Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island

Coming back from Ahu Tongariki, we went to Ahu Akivi again and took more pictures with the statues.

Ahu Akivi, Easter Island
Ahu Akivi, Easter Island

Returned to our lodge, Nicole, our hostess, told us that our flight to Santiago was going to be delayed. Well, it gave us more time on the island. We went to LAN’s office at Av. Atamu Tekena and confirmed our ticket. Looked like the flight would delay for at least 2 hours.

We didn’t have to return our car until early afternoon, so we followed Nicole’s recommendation and looked for restaurant called Tataku Vave. It’s at the south part of the town passing port Hanga Piko. We had to drive a section of unpaved very bumpy road. When we got there, the restaurant was still not open for business, but their location is super.

Tataku Vave Restaurant, Easter Island
Tataku Vave Restaurant, Easter Island

We drove back to port O’tai and had our last meal on the island at La Taverne du Pecheur. The restaurant has two floors. We sat on the open patio of the second floor, had a nice meal and the last view of the harbor.

North harbor, Easter Island
The harbor, Hanga Roa O’tai, Easter Island
The harbor, Hanga Roa O'tai, and the town, Easter Island
The harbor, Hanga Roa O’tair, and the town, Easter Island
La Taverne du Pecheur Restaurant, Easter Island
La Taverne du Pecheur Restaurant, Easter Island

I want to dedicate this section of the blog to dogs and cats on the island. As in other South America countries, Easter Island has many street dogs. Nicole, our hostess, told us, the locals don’t necessarily consider dogs as human’s friend. Sometimes, they don’t treat dogs well. But the dogs we encountered were all mild and a lot of them were very cute.

The dog of Hotel Cabanas Koro Nui, Easter Island
The dog of Hotel Cabanas Koro Nui, Easter Island
The larger dog of Hotel Cabanas Koro Nui, Easter Island
The larger dog of Hotel Cabanas Koro Nui, Easter Island
The cat of Hotel Cabanas Koro Nui, Easter Island
The cat of Hotel Cabanas Koro Nui, Easter Island
The dog who loves rocks, Easter Island
A dog who loves rocks, at the cafe near our lodge, Easter Island
A dog at Orongo, Easter Island
A dog at Orongo, Easter Island
A dog at Restaurant Haka Honu, Easter Island
A dog at Restaurant Haka Honu, Easter Island
A street dog, Easter Island
A street dog, Easter Island
A dog at Rano Raraku, Easter Island
A dog at Rano Raraku, Easter Island
A dog at Ahu Tahai, Easter Island
A dog at Ahu Tahai, Easter Island

Our flight eventually delayed for 3 hours. The plane took off at 4:20pm. We left this beautiful island and headed to Santiago, Chile.

Overlook Poike from the airplane, Easter Island
Overlook Poike from the airplane, Easter Island
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