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.
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.
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.
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
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