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Horses on Easter Island, Sunset, Chile

Easter Island

Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, is merely a dot in the vast Pacific Ocean, located some 3,700 kilometres off the west coast of Chile towards Tahiti.

The island is rightly a UNESCO World Heritage site that is dotted with hundreds of bizarre moai statues, some of which are set on plinths, whilst others lay abandoned on the hillsides. Punctuated by a dormant volcano at each tip, Easter Island is a fascinating, yet mysterious destination whose history is often subject to wild speculation and curious folkloric legends.

Moai Statues, Chile
Moai Statues, Chile

A little more about Easter Island

Today Easter Island is widely regarded as one of the most significant outdoor museums in the world with over 600 mysterious stone moai figures guarding the coastline. Take the opportunity to hike, horse ride or join a tour to the highlights of the island such as Rano Raraku quary, Orongo ceremonial site and Ahu Tongariki. On another note, why not relax on one of the palm fringed beaches given that the island is a Polynesian paradise!

Cumberland Bay, Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile
Cumberland Bay, Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile

Lesser known, the tranquil Juan Fernandez archipelago encompasses Robinson Crusoe Island, a veritable lost paradise which owes its name to the story of the shipwreck of Alexander Selkirk, immortalised in the famous novel by Daniel Defoe – just one of the countless unique settings that Chile has to offer.

Flamingos, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Flamingos, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Highlights of Chile

Explore the length of this filament of a country, full of vast and varied landscapes, from the lunar-like Atacama Desert in the north to the finger-like granite peaks of the Torres del Paine National Park in the south, with time spent amongst the snow-capped volcanoes and hot springs of the Chilean Lake District.

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Walk the Pathways from Anakena

Traverse the Anakena-Hanga Roa coastal pathway in Easter Island’s Rapa Nui National Park, observing spectacular scenery and fallen moai statues.

Scuba Dive from Easter Island

Follow in the footsteps (or flippers!) of famed French explorer and conservationist Jacques Cousteau while diving past a submerged Moai statue, coral and endemic fish.

Easter Island Sunrise

Rise early and hike to a vantage point to watch the sunrise make dramatic silhouettes out of the extraordinary Moai.

Observe the Moais

Contemplate the Eastern Polynesian carved stone Moai statues, the mysterious monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people.

Easter Island by Bicycle

Hire a two-wheeler and pedal around the island with total freedom, stopping to admire its famous stone statues and volcanic landscapes.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

James Armitage

James has travelled down the length and breadth of this extraordinary country, but has found that his heart lies in the quiet and remote Carretera Austral, a stunningly wild and beautiful frontier part of the nation.
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Paul Bird

Combining the arid Atacama Desert and iconic Torres Del Paine National Park in Patagonia, the dramatic contrasts of its landscapes make Chile one of Paul’s most treasured travel destinations.
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James put together what proved to be a fabulous itinerary in Chile. We were slightly concerned that with 11 flights in 3 weeks we might be overdoing it, but the experiences in each location more than justified the travel, and James's first-hand experience proved invaluable.

Destination: Chile
Travel Expert: James

Paul created an itinerary that perfectly suited our interests, and we were particularly impressed with the properties that he selected for us. Thank you for recommending we visit the Atacama Desert, which we hadn’t even thought of visiting, but which turned out to be the highlight.

Destination: Chile
Travel Expert: Paul

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