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Easter Island

The wild, remote and relatively tiny Easter Island is located 3700km off the coast of Chile. It is entirely undeveloped, but people are drawn from all over the world to see the 887 moia statues that are dotted over the island.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is extremely remote and undeveloped, but there are opportunities to cycle or walk along a picturesque beach and learn about all the theories as to how these statues were built, by whom, and how they have survived.


Experiencing Easter Island


There are a good many theories as to the origins of the Easter Island statues, some only a little less strange than others. A good guide will talk you through all of the the different theories at length, and provide further insight and understanding of these statues that many believe date back to the 16th century.
 

Our opinion


The island is very small, and does not warrant too long a visit as the beaches are freezing and there is little shelter. It is a 6 hour flight from Santiago to get here, and it is really only recommended for those who have a true interest in the statutes or those seeking complete escapism from the rest of the world!  If this is you, then we recommend a stay at the Explora Easter Island or the Hotel Puka Vai.

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