Ana Kakenga

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Ana Kakenga Easter Island Reviews

andrejav andrejav
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Ana Kakenga Cave Jan 18, 2012
Upon my arrival to the island I met very interesting French guy in the hostel and one day we decided to just walk around the lava flows and see the areas of Easter Island that people do not visit that often. His name was Vincent, and he was politician, so we started talking about politics and ways to market certain ideas... we soon got to the end of the village, and then to the end of the road, than to the end of the houses and there we were in the middle of the lava flows and cow/horse country. Area is very picturesque with many little paths that cattle made, and lava tube caves hidden by the brush. After a while we got a bit tired (and we did not bring much water) and went towards the coast looking for the road to go back. After exploring few really nice caves where people used to live, we got to the coast and start moving towards the Hanga Roa. On the way we saw larger clearing, and because we knew that there is some kind of cave system that they call two windows we went to check it out.

Entrance to the cave is very small and interesting, but path soon becomes larger tube. We did not have any lights and our cameras were only light that we could flash towards the darkness. After few minutes of walking in the dark we got to the cave clearing with two openings in the wall. Those were windows to the sea… two tubes that used to spit lava in the ocean!

This caves are located some 40 minutes walk from the village and there are few other caves in the area that can be explored. Some of those caves used to host whole tribes, and there are remains of housing quarters around the larger caves.

On the way back we walked to the little port and got into ice-cream place… Perfect ending of the trip :)
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