The remote island of the South Pacific Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, is the farthest island from any populated land on the planet. It has been a place full of attraction and mystery ever since its discovery. Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a distance of 3,700km from the coast of South America, Rapa Nui is a great volcanic cone that was pushed up from the ocean floor to 500 meters above sea level.
This tiny triangle of land, that measures just 166 square km, was the birthplace of a fascinating civilization, of which the moai – giant statues sculpted from rock – play silent witness to this history. Many of the statures today have been re-erected above their ceremonial platforms called ahu, but just decades ago the statues lay toppled over and scattered about the island, much like a battlefield.
Many were left half-finished in the rock quarry of the Rano Raraku Volcano. Today visitors can share with the descendents of this culture, who for generations have maintained their ancestor’s habits and have kept alive their traditions.
Fly to Santiago via an international flight. From Santiago, travelers must take a 5-hour flight to Easter Island. You can also arrive to Easter Island flying from Tahiti (Papeete). The flight takes 5 hours. explora staff will greet and transfer guests to explora EN RAPA NUI.
Located immediately south of the Tropic of Capricorn, Easter Island possesses a characteristic marine subtropical climate that is profoundly influenced by wind and maritime currents.
The average temperature is 21°C (70°F), with highs of 28°C (82°F) during the summer and 17°C (63°F) to 21°C (70°F) during the winter. May is the wettest month, although it can rain any time of the year.
The hotel has 30 rooms: 4 Raa Suites measuring 468 square feet, and 26 Varúa Rooms measuring 341 square feet, all with a sitting area and hidromassage bath and ocean view.
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Visitors to explora EN RAPA NUI may participate in one of our various explorations that are organized according to group size and guest preference. Every day, we offer walks ranging from easy to more difficult that, one by one, unveil the secrets and beauty of the island. These walks are combined with picnics on rocky outcrops or along the shore, always in mesmerizing sites. Each day guests may choose between 5 or more different explorations that are selected according to climatic conditions, guests’ preferences, length and difficulty.
Bathing suit, comfortable shoes, boots for trekking, light windbreaker.
Explora considers elegance an interior virtue.
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Rates in US dollars are tax exempt according to decree D.L. 825 art. 12 for guests who are foreigners, not residents of Chile, and pay in U.S. dollars.
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