Easter Island is the perfect place to visit for all history enthusiasts and those interested in Moai. The natural beauty, majestic Moai and modern Polynesian culture make the easter island day trip worth it.
Three thousand seven hundred forty-six kilometers west of the country of Chile lies Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean (See in Google Maps). The Flight from Chile’s capital, Santiago, takes 5 hours to reach Easter Island. This is the closest flight connection.
The Native Name of Easter Island is Rapa Nui, famous for archaeological sites, including over 900 monumental statues known as Moai, constructed by the people living during the 13th-16th centuries.
The fascinating thing about the creation of these statues is not only the impressive size and quantity of them but also the circumstances under which they were built. The Moai statues were built to commemorate the ancestors and important people that had passed away.
Due to the Easter Island being located in the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are reversed. Therefore the months of December to February, with an increased number of flights and warmer weather, makes it an ideal time to visit. However, during October, November, March, and April fewer people are visiting, so it is a better time for an Easter Island day tour in a secluded manner. The only downside to this is that the Antarctic winds can make the temperatures less comfortable.
To visit Easter Island, there is only one airport, the Mataveri International Airport, with only one airline offering services, the Chilean carrier LATAM.
You have an option of choosing to travel from Tahiti to Easter Island, but there is only one weekly flight, and it is costly, for about USD 1,050.
However, you can choose a cheaper option by traveling from Santiago to Easter Islands. There is a daily flight and it is 5 hours long, ranging from $350-USD 1000, depending on the dates you opt for.
Step 1: Rapa Nui National Park Entrance Tickets
Step 2: Easter Island Day Trip Transport
Step 3: Watching The Sunrise At Ahu Tongariki
Step 4: Rano Kau
Step 5: Anakena Beach And The Ahu Nau Nau
Step 6: Food At Anakena Beach
Step 7: Rona Ranaku
Step 8: End Of Your Easter Island Day Trip
|Food||Nuts, Crackers, Granola Bars, snacks, juices, water.|
|Clothes||Swimsuit, comfortable shoes, beach wrap, beach towel, sportswear for trekking.|
|Extras||sunblock, first aid, lots of cash because few ATMs, toiletries, sanitizer, bug repellent.|
To summarize, your Easter Island day trip will be filled with fascinating views, magnificent historical sites, and spectacular beaches, so make sure you follow our step by step guide and make the best out of your tour! Which part of the guide was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below and click the link to discover more travel guides on your own.