One of the most fascinating destinations on earth, Rapa Nui, or as it’s more commonly known, Easter Island is a remote Polynesian isle (and Chilean territory) renowned for the iconic and deeply mystifying moai - striking archaeological sculptures depicting oversized human heads.
Carved by the indigenous Rapa Nui people to honour important members of their communities who had passed, the moai (which number closer to 900, and are found throughout the island) are estimated to be at least 500 years old, and vary in size, with the largest (the aptly named El Gigante) standing at over 70 ft tall!
Experience the history, folklore, and culture of this beautiful and mysterious island: be amazed by the awe-inspiring stone moai; discover ancient rock art, ceremonial sites, and villages, explore windswept coastlines, and striking volcanic landscapes, and witness picture-perfect sunsets!
Although Easter Island is a great year-round, during the high season of November to March (the Southern Hemisphere summer) prices will be at their highest and attractions can get busy, so we recommend visiting during the shoulder months of October or April.
We recommend 5 days.
If your traveling from the UK, British Airways offers regular direct flights from London Heathrow to Santiago, Chile, where direct flights to Easter Island are available three times per week.
Easter Island is part of Chile. If you are a UK national you don’t need a visa to enter Chile and may remain there for up to 90 days (though you may be required to show a return ticket).