Easter Island, Chile

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EASTER ISLAND

One of the most remote and inaccessible places in the world.
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A TINY SPECK OF AN ISLAND

In spite of its remote location – in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles off the Chilean mainland – this tiny speck of an island has drawn travellers to its isolated shores for more than 200 years.

Luxury Travel to Easter Island

Shrouded in myth and mystery, Rapa Nui – as it’s known to the native Polynesians – is one of the world’s most intriguing destinations, and a worthy addition to any Chile itinerary.

Standing sentinel over the island’s eerie landscape are hundreds of moai – huge stone statues carved out of singular pieces of volcanic rock. While some believe they represent the ancestors of the Rapa Nui, no one is quite sure who erected these mighty monolithic figures and why, lending the entire place a mysterious, mystical feel.

Explore the island with an expert local guide who will show you around the different archaeological sites – including the many petroglyphs – and help you unlock the secrets of their history. Watching the sun set over the iconic stone heads at Ahu Tahai is an unmissable photographic opportunity.

Easter Island, Chile

Aside from moai statues, Easter Island has beautiful wild beaches and looming volcanoes which you can climb. Not to mention the rich blue waters of the Pacific which provide fantastic opportunities for diving and snorkelling.

The Tapati Rapa Nui festival in February is a great time to visit to learn more about the lifestyle and culture of the ancient Polynesians. Explora Rapa Nui has its own resident guides and is the perfect place to base yourself.

If you’d like to include Easter Island in your luxury, tailor-made itinerary, simply get in touch with our Chile specialists today.

Why is Easter Island called Easter Island?

Known to its current inhabitants as Rapa Nui, the island was given the name Paasch-Eyland – Dutch for ‘Easter Island’ – by European explorers who made land here on Easter Sunday, 1722.

Which ocean is Easter Island in?

In the south-eastern Pacific Ocean, some 2,300 miles off Chile’s west coast and 2,500 miles east of Tahiti – one of the most isolated places in the world. Call us today to learn more about luxury cruises to Easter Island.

How old are the Easter Island statues?

A question of much debate among scholars in the field, the moai are thought to have been built sometime between 400 and 1500 AD. Their exact origins and purpose remain a mystery.

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