Discover the mysterious Moai statues of Easter Island on this luxury Chile trip, staying in the five-star Explora Rapa Nui lodge.
With a full-board stay, you can expect seasonal, local and freshly prepared cuisine, accomplished by fine Chilean wines. Pick from a wide choice of fascinating excursions that provide insight into the island’s traditions, culture and mysteries. Visit quarry sites, find out how the statues were carved and moved and catch spectacular sunsets over the Pacific Ocean from your luxury lodge. Drive, trek, cycle or snorkel as you discover the island’s many mysterious ways, then return to your comfortable hotel with its comfortable bar, spa and Jacuzzi awaiting - a stay at Explora Rapa Nui is an opportunity to explore off the beaten track in comfort and style.
When you land in Easter Island, you’ll be welcomed by representatives of the Explora Rapa Nui and driven to your hotel.
Depending on when you arrive, you may be able to join a guided excursion this afternoon, or you simply settle in and enjoy the hotel’s first-class facilities.
You can expect gourmet meals, prepared with locally sourced produce and seasonal recipes, accompanied by superb Chilean wines or premium wines from around the world.
Explora Rapa Nui offers over 20 excursions every day so you can explore either on foot, by bike, by horseback or by boat.
All of Explora’s excursions on Easter Island include a cultural element and are led by local, bilingual guides who have been trained at Explora’s School of Guides. Trips are group-based with a maximum of eight travellers and can be done either by foot or bike amongst archaeological remains, volcanoes, beaches, prairies and cliffs. The hotel also offers boat trips and snorkelling excursions where you will be able to explore beneath the waters of the Pacific.
After breakfast, check out of the lodge and the staff will drive you back to the airport for your next flight.
Peak season on Easter Island is between January and March which is when prices are at a premium and availability limited. Highest prices occur around February’s Tapati Rapa Nui festival. April to June and October to December can be a good time to visit as the climate is fairly temperate and crowds fewer. July to August can bring cold weather, which isn’t ideal for visiting the beaches but this can be a good time to go for those interested in hiking or horse riding.
If you'd like to get a feel for this trip, read our blog post How to travel to Easter Island to see the Moai head statues - written by one of our consultants who has been here.
Private transfers and excursions are available – supplement available on request.
3 nights in the Explora Rapa Nui