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.