On 11 July a total solar eclipse crossed the Pacific Ocean along an 11,000km arc and Easter Island was one of the few locations from which this spectacular sight could be seen.

The eclipse started in Tonga before crossing the Pacific and ending over the far south of Chile and Argentina. Thousands of travellers made the journey to the remote island to take in the mysterious iconic moai statues and the rare opportunity to view the solar eclipse. Despite forecasts of cloudy weather,

Take a look at a video clip of the lunar eclipse on the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10592671

Why not combine a trip to Easter Island with the likes of the Atacama Desert, Patagonia and the Lake District on mainland Chile.

GO TO CHILE! It really is a spectacular country of such contrasting landscapes!