Easter Island, Chile

For everyone that has been bitten by the travel bug, there are dream destinations, top ‘must-see’ places that we yearn for…one of mine, has always been Easter Island. 

Anakena Moai, Chile
Anakena Beach, Easter Island

Anakena beach, Easter Island
Anakena Beach

I was fortunate enough to take the journey to Easter Island in 2013, as part of a 6-week sojourn through South America.   Easter Island (Rapa Nui) will enchant anyone interested in its history, the Moai and ahus and motus, and for even the most well-worn traveller, the fact that Easter Island “is one of the world’s most isolated inhabited islands,” is a great travel accomplishment to add to our lists.

Easter Island
Heading to Easter Island, one of my happiest flight maps

Located in the South Pacific, it is about a 5 & 1/2 hour flight from Santiago de Chile, at flight prices varying from $500-$1500/pp depending on dates of travel. 

The island itself boasts almost 900 heads, some standing and some fallen, but each quarry and ahu more interesting and unique than the last.   

Renting a car is a must to go around to see all the various archeological sites at your own pace, and I do recommend this method. The drive is very easy, cars/traffic are not numerous (though tour buses are), and of course you can also rent a taxi cab to take you around to the different spots. Self-drive is always my choice if available.   

 This is a fantastic source of information on just about everything Easter Island: http://wikitravel.org/en/Easter_Island

If you would like our assistance planning your travels to this beautiful, exotic, and remote location, please feel free to contact us! We love what we do!

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