South America Chile Land Tour

Explora Rapa Nui

Few areas in the world possess a more mysterious past than Easter Island. Rapa Nui (as it’s called by native Polynesian inhabitants) is one of the most isolated places on Earth, about 2,300 miles from Chile in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Endowed with the most intriguing statues in the world, these monolithic stone moai radiate a magnetic pull to this tiny island. The award-winning architecture of Explora Rapa Nui Lodge blends the island’s unique geography and heritage with over 30 different activities in the categories of hiking, biking, fishing, snorkeling and diving. 

These 5-, 6- and 7-day adventures on Easter Island have strong cultural and archaeological overtones, vary in difficulty, and are led by an expert bilingual local guide in a small group of no more than eight (4-day stays available; inquire for pricing). Explora Rapa Nui programs are unique not only because they access certain key sights from alternative routes, but also because they visit hidden locations others do not get the chance to experience. 

Marvel at the engineering of the different moai platforms, witness true native Polynesian culture in Hanga Roa, discover the volcanic cones of Pui Rano Raraku, catch snapper via traditional fishing techniques learned from local fishermen, bicycle through eucalyptus and ceibo trees to Anakena and Ovahe beaches, snorkel amongst the corals, fish in the crystal-clear water, and hike by archaeological sites and petroglyphs to be rewarded with sunset at Ahu Tongariki.

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