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How to get to Easter Island and what to see

Taking a girls' trip to South America next year and we suddenly thought to ourselves, “We should see Easter Island while we;re there!!!” except, we have no idea how to get there.  We're going to Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Argentina so far.  I'm assuming it's best to go to Easter Island when we get to Chile.  Where's the best city in Chile to go to Easter Island from?  Would we take a boat of sorts?  Or is there a plane?  We would like ideas on what to see too.  Is there a charge to see the statues? I just don’t know much about it except that I want to see it!!

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  • Kari Rapanui

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    Flights depart from Santiago only with LAN Airlines.

    On the island has to buy tickets for the Parque Nacional Rapa Buu Sector Tahai to visit the Rano Raraku and Orongo , price USD 55.

    The most beautiful places are Orongo, Rano Kau Vulcan , Ahu Vaihu , Tahai , Ahu Tongariki , Vaihu , Vinapu , Anakena , Playa Ovahe , Maunga Terevaka ...

    The best activities trekking, scuba, snorkeling, tradicional show, riding, boating, coast fishing, polynesian dance taller...

    If you need more information you can contact me.

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      Wow, thank you so much Kari! We are still deciding and this is very helpful! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Juan Ignacio

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    Your itinerary sounds awesome!

    If you'd like to go out to Easter Island I would suggest taking the 5 hour flight from Santiago. There are no boats out there, except for cargo ones.

    Once you arrive, you could schedule bus tours to visit the "Moais," as the stone heads are referred to as. You do have to pay for the tour. There are various to choose from. I selected an all-day tour that went from 9-4pm.

    Let me know if you have any further questions.




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      Thanks for the advice! I'm very excited about this trip! I didn't realize that Easter Island would be a 5 hour flight from the mainland, but it's not every day that I go to SA, so I'll look into it! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Jen Dey

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    I just booked a LAN flight from Santiago to Hanga Roa a couple of weeks ago. It will cost you about $600 return for the 5-hour trip. As has been mentioned, it's one of the most isolated places on earth, which can make it a very expensive destination.

    If you need to cut costs, and don't mind dormitory accommodation, you can stay at the Kona Tau Hostelling International in Hanga Roa for about $30 each per night.


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      Thank you so much Jen! Good to know that there will at least be cheap accommodations possible around there! · (0 likelikes)

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  • K. Fordney

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    Just to clarify, you can go from either Santiago -or- Lima (Peru) to Easter Island. (But yes, only on LAN and it won't be cheap.)

    Actually, this is one of the world's most isolated islands so bear in mind that *nothing* about this venture will be cheap..

    That said, it's fantastic! Stay a few days and definitely rent a car (this island is teeny tiny and easily navigable).

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      Yes, I keep hearing that it wouldn't be cheap! Oy. Thank you Kara! I have a lot to think about! · (0 likelikes)

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    Plane is the only optiona dn there are only planes from Chile to Easter Island.

    From what i know then LAN Chile from Santiago is the only airline servicing the route and it's not cheap tickets.

    Just so that you are warned.


    Easter Island is very far off the coast and it would take several days to go there by boat, so you have no regular ferry service to the island.

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      This is very good to know Claus. I did not know that it was so far away. I'll look up plane ticket prices and decide. Thank you! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Stefan Gilmore

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    There's also limited flights to/from Easter Island from Pape'ete if you're feeling super adventurous. :)

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      I'm always adventurous! Thank you, Stefan! :) · (0 likelikes)

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