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Explora en Rapa Nui

Explora en Rapa NuiThe 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.

Lounge at Casa Mike, Easter Island

How to get there

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.

Climate

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.

Accommodations

Bed Room at Casa Mike, Rapa Nui

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.

Services

Casa de Baños Hare Taheta:

Explorations

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.

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Clothing

Bathing suit, comfortable shoes, boots for trekking, light windbreaker.

Explora considers elegance an interior virtue.

Programs

There are programs of 3, 4 or 6 nights (trip duration subject to flight availability throughout the year).

Anakena: 3 nights is the minimum stay necessary to explore the highlights of the island. We suggest

Ahu Te Peu:
(Hiking 3h30min) The only moai looking towards the ocean, cliffs, paoramic views, caves, coral-eyed moai. Recommended for families.
Terevaka Anakena:
(Hiking 4h): 360° panoramic views, archeological sites, Anakena Beach, swimming

Terevaka: 4 nights, desigend to give a full experience of Rapa Nui landscapes and culture. We suggest

Tongariki
A ride to the 15 moai (Bike rides, 3 h). Panoramic views, swimming in natural lagoons, local agricultre, moai
Puakatiki Headland of Poike
(hiking 3h30min) Panoramic views, cliffs, views of the 15 moai from above, Vai Aheva fountain

Poike: 6 nights: designed to provide an in depth exploration of Easter Island, offering different alternatives to traveller. We suggest

Hanga O Teo
(hiking 6h), cliffs, archeological sites, natural lagoons, Anakena Beach, picnic lunch
Ara O Te Moai
(hiking 2h30min - 3h) Over 350 statues, moai in different conditions, volcano crater, panoramic views

 

Rates per person valid from May 1, 2016 - Nov 14, 2016 & Mar 1, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017

Room Accommodation Anakena
3 nights
Terevaka
4 nights*
Poike
6 nights
Varúa Single US$3321 US$4028 US$4968
Double US$2538 US$3088 US$3852
Raa Single US$4854 US$5876 US$7536
Double US$3405 US$4128 US$5304

Rates per person valid from Nov 1, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017

Room Accommodation 3 nights 4 nights* 6 nights
Varúa Single US$3570 US$4332 US$5340
Double US$2730 US$3320 US$4140
Raa Single US$5220 US$6320 US$8100
Double US$3660 US$4440 US$5700

Holidays , New Years, Brazil Carneval and Tapati Festival

Room Accommodation 3 nights 4 nights* 6 nights
Varúa Single N/A US$4640 US$5760
Double N/A US$3544 US$4500
Raa Single N/A US$6628 US$8580
Double N/A US$4664 US$6060

 

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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