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  • Easter Island heads, Moai, on Easter Island is a must visit on your Chile vacation
  • Moais on the Anakena Beach
  • One of Easter Islands iconics, Moai, and a highlight on all Chile vacations

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Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, is a Polynesian island and special territory of Chile, in the southeastern Pacific Ocean and a fascinating add-on to a Chile vacation.

There is much speculation about when people first arrived, but recent studies suggest it was around 800 AD.  The first Europeans to descend on the island were led by Dutch Admiral Jacob Roggeveen on Easter Sunday, 1722.  Rapa Nui was claimed by the Spanish in 1770 and further contact with outsiders proved disastrous for the islanders.  They were used as slaves for projects as far away as Australia and Peru and those that returned to the island brought epidemics that nearly wiped out the population.  

Chile officially annexed the island in 1888 and has remained in control ever since.  However, recent years have witnessed a movement by the islanders to have a greater say in the governing of the land.

Easter Island is perhaps best known for the Moai, monolithic statues that dot the landscape and were carved from 1100-1680 AD.  A total of 887 Moai have been discovered and it is believed that they were created in honour of sacred ancestors who watch over the villages. 

The island was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the artistic and architectural culture that emerged from a society that was completely isolated from outside influences.  There is an air of mystery that surrounds this world famous island making it a unique and enchanting holiday destination on Chile vacations.  

Book one of our Easter Island tours today and start exploring!

 


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Learn about the history and culture of Chile, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Chile's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Chile for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Chile tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Chile vacation packages,  why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Ecuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises, Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.

 

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  • Easter Island Rapa Nui - O'Tai Hotel

    Escape to one of the most remote islands on the planet on this Easter Island vacation. Staying at Hotel O’Tai, you’ll enjoy comfortable accommodations as you explore this mysterious island, which is famously dotted with statues and temples from a past civilization.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 573
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Easter Island Rapa Nui Hotel Altiplanico

    One of the world’s most mysterious islands is one of its most intriguing destinations.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 707
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Easter Island Rapa Nui Hotel Taha Tai

    One of the world’s most mysterious islands is one of its most intriguing destinations.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 588
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Rapa Nui Basics Hotel Rapa Nui

    Spend 3, 4 or 5 days on Easter Island, a destination every traveller has heard about, but few really understand. After a traditional Polynesian welcome, spend the next day following the eerie gazes of the Moai. These mysterious ‘heads’ have made the Island famous worldwide. What was their purpose? Why do they all face inland? What happened to their original creators? You may leave with these answers, or simply more questions. Either way, this is a trip you’ll be talking about for years.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 458
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules
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