Easter Island

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Easter Island (Polynesian: Rapa Nui and Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Polynesian island, famous for its 887 monumental statues called moai.  These figures, carved from rock, were created by the early Rapa Nui people of Easter Island centuries ago.  The moai are archeological features that represent the rise and the fall of this Polynesian civilisation.

Easter Island is one of the most remote islands in the world, and, as such, it should be on everyone’s lists of places to visit before you die.  Visiting Easter Island will be an experience of a lifetime, as you try to uncover the mysteries associated with the giant moai.

Plan your visit

Hire a tour guide

When visiting Easter Island it is best to hire a tour guide to help you navigate through the sites.  You will be amazed as to how many different archaeological sites there are around the island.  In addition to experiencing the different villages and their ruins, there are also two sites that feature volcanic craters and two white sand beaches.

Make sure your tour guide speaks English, or your language of preference.

Length of your stay

Since the island is relatively small, plan on spending two nights on Easter Island.  From there you can continue exploring the beauty of the Pacific Ocean by taking one of the direct flights to Tahiti; or travel to Chile, which is about five hours on a direct flight to Santiago de Chile.

Plan for the weather

If traveling during their winter, make sure to dress warm as heating around the island is limited and most of the restaurants are outside.  However note that temperatures during the winter tend to be cool but are still tolerable.  For additional information on when to go depending on the weather, please visit the TripAdvisor’s website.

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