Welcome to Te Ra'ai

Welcome to Te Ra'ai

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A new experience to your visit to Rapa Nui, you can contact us and we will book for your group to be involved in this incredible proposal of cultural involvement: traditional costumes, welcome ceremonies of Umu Pae, photo shoots, local dance lessons with teachers, traditional dance and dinner based on the historical events of the Island performed by our dance group Te Ra'ai...

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Rapa Nui Tradition

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We invite you to meet and learn some of the historical leyends and myths of Rapa Nui through a unique staging in which you will be more that a mere spectator. Our chants and dances have always been a mistery and often misinterpreted, so see them for yourselves and be a part of them. Listen to the meaning of the Hoko, kai kai, riu, among many others.

Ha'ere riva riva mai korua; Ite koe a rote vaha nei mo ma'u e mo haka angi angi riva riva i to matou hauha'a Tupuna. Na e kau e ha'ere ké ena e huri huri ró e raua hai mana'u ké,  irunga ana e haka tere ana hai ingoa o Matou.

Victor Ika

Director of the Haha Varua o Te Ra'ai cultural group.

 

Umu Pae (Traditional Curanto)

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The Umu (curanto) has always been the main reason for family reunions in all of the polinesia and other cultures arround the world. In the past it was important also to revere ancesters with the scent of the Uma and it's preparation, which also had a spiritual meaning (Mana), confered to the balance between the spiritual world, natural resources of the Island and the Akiri or nobility of those times... 
  Read article and Photo Gallery of Te Ra'ai Gastronomy