Easter Island

Situated approximately 2,300 miles west of the Chilean coast, Rapa Nui (the native name for Easter Island) is the world’s most isolated inhabited place on earth. Discovered by Europeans in 1772, Rapa Nui is famous for its unique almost 1,000 giant moais (carved human figures with oversized heads) scattered about the island in clusters. Explore archaeological treasures, excavations and caves. Delight in Polynesian song, dance and feasts and learn about Easter Island’s mysterious history and culture. Marvel at the island’s beauty on hikes, horseback or boating excursions and enjoy artisan markets, swimming, snorkeling or surfing.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Language

Rapa Nui (also known as Pascuan), Spanish

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT -5

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

Chilean Peso (CLP)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

70° F

Easter Island Expedition

Undiscovered Rapa Nui

Easter Island landscape

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – SANTIAGO, CHILE

Arrive in Santiago

Private transfer to hotel

Private city tour

Optional Chilean Folkloric Show and dinner (supplement applies)

Accommodations: Hotel Cumbres Lastarria

Day 2 – SANTIAGO / EASTER ISLAND

Optional morning tour (supplement applies):

  • Viña del Mar & Valaparaiso OR 
  • Santa Rita Winery 

Private transfer to airport for flight to Easter Island

Private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Hotel Taha Tai
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – EASTER ISLAND

Private visit to Ahu Vinapu, Rano Kau volcano,  

       Orongo village & Ana Kai Tangata cave

Afternoon free to explore on your own

Accommodations: Hotel Taha Tai
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – EASTER ISLAND

Private full-day tour:

  • Vaihu – ancient ruins
  • Ahu Akahanga – ahu (platform) with fallen statues
  • Rano Raraku – volcanic crater & moai (monolithic carvings) quarry
  • Ahu Tongariki – most standing moais
  • Ahu Te Pito Kiura – round, magnetic boulder
  • Anakena – archaelogical zone
  • Ovahe Beach

Accommodations: Hotel Taha Tai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 – EASTER ISLAND

Private half-day tour:

  • Ahu Tahai archaeological area
  • Sebastian Englert Anthropological Museum
  • Ahu Akivi – seven standing statues
  • Punu Pau – rock quarry
  • Panoramic views of Hanga Roa 
  • Ana Te Pahu – cave dwellings

Free afternoon:

  • Explore on your own, swim, snorkel
  • Artisan market

Optional dance lesson or carving workshop (supplement applies)

Accommodations: Hotel Taha Tai
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – EASTER ISLAND

Free day:

  • Explore on your own, swim, snorkel

Optional horseback riding (supplement applies)

Accommodations: Hotel Taha Tai
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – EASTER ISLAND / SANTIAGO / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private transfer to airport for flight to Santiago 

Connect with flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $2,390 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

The words “Thank You” simply cannot convey the perfection of each day and night.  Each hotel was better than the last, with amazing amenities, fantastic locations and delightful staff.  Italy is a beautiful country already, and somehow you made it even better!

Anne H.
Charlotte, NC

When to go:

Year-round

What to eat:

Rapa Nui Tuna Ceviche (marinated tuna), Po’e (pumpkin & banana sponge cake), Curanto (seafood, meat, potatoes & vegetables cooked in a hole over hot stones)

What to pack:

Light-weight clothing; light jacket or sweater; shawl or scarf; swimwear; comfortable walking & hiking shoes; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment; binoculars; universal adapter

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