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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 07, 2016
Best time of year to go  (5 Answers)

When is the best time of year to go? Expense and crowding.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 06, 2016
car rental fares  (9 Answers)

Hallo my friends. The Insular car rental company gives me the total amount of money according to the days of renting, but after that refers also to a "monto a reservar" and gives a smaller amount of money. Do you have any idea of what exactly could this amount be?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 04, 2016
hotel with air condition or not  (7 Answers)

Hallo my friends. Pls tell me do you think in February it is important to book a hotel with air condition or it will be fine even without? thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 20, 2015
Reciprocity Fee for U.S. Citizens?  (4 Answers)

Does anyone know if Chile did in fact end the $160 reciprocity fee for U.S. citizens who travel to Easter Island via Santiago, Chile? Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 06, 2015
General Questions  (1 Answer)

1) I would like to know if I have to pick up my luggage (one piece) once I arrive in Santiago, Chile and recheck my luggage for the flight to Easter Island? (I am arriving from the U.S.)

2) Do I have to purchase a national park ticket (not certain if this is the correct name for it) at the airport in order to enter the parks?

3) Is it still possible to get an Easter Island passport stamp?

4) And my final questions: Do most of the restaurants prefer Chilean pesos rather than American dollars? And how

much should I budget approximately for lunch and dinner each day?

Thank you in advance for any answers you can provide!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 04, 2015
Safety for Solo Female Traveler  (3 Answers)

If this has already been addressed on another forum that I haven't read yet, I apologize. I will be traveling to Easter Island the last week of May 2015. I have a tour guide for two full days and one half day, but I would like to explore the island alone on the fourth day and in the evening. Is this safe to do for a solo female traveler? Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 19, 2015
Kava Kava Tours contact  (3 Answers)

This travel oerator is suposed to be at Ana Tehe Tama S/N, Hanga Roa
I have difficulty in contacting them and I can't access their website. Would be possible to get some information about whether this company still operates or what is their e-mail adress?
Thanks in advance.
Raul Costa


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 26, 2014
Is there a shuttle from the air port ?  (2 Answers)

How to move around the island ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2014
Experienced advice  (2 Answers)

We are going to Easter Island at the end of August, and have a few random questions:

1. We want to stay at a hotel that's close enough to hear the surf. The ones we found that are close to the coast say that it's about a 10-15 minute walk to town. Is the walk a problem after dark?

2. Are mosquitoes an issue? If so, will Permethrin be sufficient for our clothes alone or would you recommend a skin lotion as well? I just read about the Zika virus, any insight?

3. We want to rent mopeds to see the sights. Do we need to reserve ahead of time and how much is reasonable for a day?

Thank you for your time!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 16, 2014
emigrating to Easter Island  (3 Answers)

Hi I m enquiring about the costs of house rental on Easter Island and what the possibilities for emigration are. I recieve a modest pension of about $1300 US per month and am a qualified mental Health Nurse and family therapist. I would also just do casual work if I couldnt work Health wise. just curious about how doable this is.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 24, 2014
Cruise to Easter Island in April next year  (2 Answers)

Planning on arriving mid April for two days then cruising on to Lima. What should we expect for weather both there and the following cruise to Peru? I know there are no guarantees. Just wondering if it will normally be warm enough to enjoy both parts if that journey, particularly the next 4 days at sea! Thanks for your help.

Tim


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 14, 2013
Tours on Easter Island  (1 Answer)

We are on a cruise to Easter Island in January, 2014. We want to book a tour company independent of the ship. Has anyone done this? How was your experience?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 10, 2013
Vaccinations  (2 Answers)

Is it important to get a Typhoid Shot? Malaria?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 25, 2013
pharmacies, doctors, etc  (3 Answers)

What's the situation like for health care?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2013
Easter island good for small children?  (4 Answers)

Might tag along next year on my husband's business trip to Santiago and make a family vacation to Easter island. But it looks like many of the activities aren't suitable for small kids, like dance performances and hiking. My kids would be 5 and almost 3 at the time.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 09, 2013
Traveling to Easter Island next week  (11 Answers)

I'm looking forward to my trip to Rapa Nui next week. I'll be staying 7 days, flying in from Lima, Peru. I have a number of questions, and any advice would be appreciated. I hear there are now a couple of ATMs that take Visa Debit cards. Have others had success with them? Also, can you bring packaged food from Lima to EI--energy bars, instant coffee? Any stories about customs at Mataveri? I'd like to rent a horse (first with a guide and then on my own). Can anyone recommend a place/person? Also like to see the dance company Kari Kari. Any suggestions there?

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 11, 2012
Quad bike rental

Hi!
My wife and I are going to Easter Island over New year for a week. I wonder if anyone know if there is any car rental agency where I can rent a quad bike?
We where planning on renting one for the whole period. What would be a good price?
I also wonder if there are any deep sea fishing boats for hire?

Thanks!

/ Carl


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 29, 2011
real estate  (3 Answers)

i would love to buy a home in Easter Island but I was looking online and I havent found anything in Easter Island for sale. Is it even possible for someone who is not a Chilean citizen to purchase a home on Easter Island? Please help.
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 11, 2011
ecotours - flight to easter island on february  (1 Answer)

Hi, I'm in contact with ecotours.cl to book the flights to easter island. Is there anybody who knows something about this agency? is it possible to have a rate of 880 USD for foreigners on february (the highest season month in easter island)? I normally trust in people but there are a lot of money at stake.
Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 31, 2011
Flight to Easter Island  (6 Answers)

Hi All, I live in Macau PRC and am thinking of visiting Easter Island which is always one of my dream places. But travelling to there seems to be a long way, especially from where I live. I know there are flights to the island from South America. But I want to know is there any other routes that I can take apart from going to Chile or Peru first?

Thanks
Anne


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 21, 2011
Questions about Easter Island electricity  (6 Answers)

I'm going to Easter Island next month, and I know I'm going to need a plug adapter. I've heard that their outlets have 2 rounded prongs, but I've also heard that it's 3 rounded prongs. Could someone clarify to me which one it is?

Also, am I going to need a converter? I'll be using chargers for a Verizon cell phone and a Zune (both American devices.)

Lastly, is there any specific adapter/converter that anyone would recommend? Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 28, 2011
Easter Island Airport  (7 Answers)

I've recently heard rumors that the airport on Easter Island is closed in March/April, and I've already bought my flight ticket for March 15th. Is there any truth to this? If someone could help me sort this out it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 27, 2011
Recommended places to stay?  (5 Answers)

What are your experiences with lodgings on easter Island? Good and bad.
One travel agent suggested Hotel O'Tai another Vai Moana. For most accomodations I read both good and bad comments.....


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 09, 2011
Bringing food from Lima  (6 Answers)

I just recently bought my ticket to Rapa Nui for March, and I was wondering what restrictions there are for bringing food to the Island from Lima on a carry-on. I've heard that food prices are ridiculously expensive on Rapa Nui. I'm a vegan, so restaurants won't be much of an option for me due to my diet, as well as my budget. Also, what are the selections like at the supermarkets in Hanga Roa, as far as produce and "health" foods are concerned? Sorry for all of the questions and thanks in advance.
-Cody


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 02, 2011
Hangaroa Hotel  (1 Answer)

Does anyone know if the Hangaroa Hotel will be open in April? We are hiking in Patagonia and would like to finish our trip to Chile with a little relaxation and looking for a nice place to stay.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 02, 2011
Vaccination Requirements for Easter Island  (15 Answers)

Is a Yellow Fever vaccination required for Easter Island if I'm flying from Lima, Peru? I won't be leaving the Lima airport at all, as it is just a connection flight from the U.S. I've been trying to find a clear answer to my question, but can't seem to find one. I've read that the vaccination is required for anyone who's been to a country affected by the disease, but then I've also read that it only applies if you've been to an area in that country that is affected (which Lima is not.) Can someone clear this up for me? Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 05, 2010
Trouble in Rapa Nui?  (15 Answers)

I read the locals of Easter Island are not happy with the many tourist visiting their island. I understand there has even been some protest. Does anyone know more about this? I am thinking of going there next June or September and just want to be sure there is no trouble with tourists.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 27, 2010
Hike to Orongo  (3 Answers)

My friend and I will be visiting Easter Island in a couple of weeks. I am wondering if anyone had hiked to Orongo before. I heard that it will be interesting going by yourself and it's easy to get a cab to drop you off at the top and hike down. We only have 2 full days and 2 half days, so if the hikewill take all day, I guess I will join a tour instead.

On a separate note, is there a good spot to check out the sunrise? We're staying pretty close to the airport. And is it easy to see sea turtles?

Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 10, 2010
Is it worth it? (Easter Island question)  (6 Answers)

I'm planning on going to Easter Island next year, and I'm thinking about going in April. The main reason behind this decision is to save money with the current deal offered by LAN Airlines, as I'm on a tight budget and the deal ends during that month. My question is, is it worth going in April to save200+, or would going later in the year bring better weather and less tourists? Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 29, 2010
Lodging  (6 Answers)

Has anyone ever stayed at Mirador Tahai? This was recommended to me by a travel agent, but I can't find any information about this lodging.



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