• Easter Island

Easter Island Holidays

Easter Island holidays are the only place you can see looming Moai statue heads that face away from the roaring ocean waves. To this day, the significance of these mysterious and mystical statues remains unclear.

A tiny isolated island located in the South Pacific, it’s normal for you to start from Santiago de Chile and embark on the five hour flight to Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui National Park. You’ll then  discover this UNESCO World Heritage site with its marvellous haunting statues and rock formations. 

Visit Easter Island for haunting landscapes and history

The history and culture of the Polynesians seep through Easter Island, and is left in the form of the strange Moai monoliths found at Vaihu. Dotted along the windswept coastal landscapes, these sculpted stone heads create an ambience that’s both eerie and exciting. In Akahangan, you can discover the remains of a crumbling ancient village, which is also home to fallen statues lying face down, and the legendary tomb of the first king of Easter Island.

Your holiday in Easter Island need not just be about the mystical statues. Explore the rocky coves of the striking coastline and visit the sparkling and remote beaches of the island. Anakena is the most renowned beach on Easter Island. Fringed with towering palm trees you can enjoy soft white sands and crystal-clear waters. 

Discover the origins of the Rapa Nui people, the original aboriginal Polynesian inhabitants of Easter Island, who have a fascinating oral history and myths and legends.

Many Easter Island tours also feature a visit to the epic 1,063 foot tall extinct Rano Kau Volcano, which forms the southwestern headland of Easter Island. This remarkable volcano was created from basaltic lava that flowed in the Pleistocene. The youngest rocks date from between 150,000 and 210,000 years ago.

 

Destination Highlights
  • Discover over 900 Moai statues at Vaihu, and the tomb of Easter Island’s first king at Akahanga
  • Admire the exquisite natural views of the extinct Rano Kau Volcano and visit the ceremonial village of Orongo
  • Marvel at the haunting natural landscapes of the island, featuring crashing waves and dramatic cliffs
  • Relax on the stunning beaches of the island, including Anakena, the white coral sandy beach found in this island national park

Time Zone

GMT - 5

Currency

Chilean peso (CLP)

Visa Information

British citizens aren’t required to obtain a visa for travel to Chile.

Language

Spanish

Health Information

No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Chile.

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