An Egg-citing Adventure Awaits You on Easter Island
With Easter upon us in these trying times, the call to search for far-flung destinations is almost irresistible. Therefore we suggest (after you've finished your delicious Easter meal and had one too many chocolate eggs) turning your attention to the mysterious Easter Island. The bucket-list destination has, and always will be, filled with mystery and wonder. Learn more about the history of the island and check out our tips for traveling to this remote location.
What to See and Do:
Easter Island is famous for its iconic stone statue heads, known as Moai. Some of the largest are over 30 feet tall and weigh up to 92 tons, so the debate still rages as to just how the ancient tribes were able to transport them around the island. The theory is that they were carved in order to show respect to ancestors, the remembrance of which was a key part of island life. They tend to be found at the coast facing inland—the ancestors looking over their descendants. Several Moai have been restored around the island and can be visited.
After taking a trip to visit the giant heads, it's time to relax. Easter Island has a plethora of gorgeous beaches to choose from, most of which have some of the most incredible sunsets you'll ever experience.
The island is also great for nature lovers, with hikes and bike rides (which you can rent from as little as $13 a day) aplenty.
So why not enjoy a post lockdown getaway to this bucket list destination and create memories that will last a lifetime?
How to Get There:
Due to its remote location—almost 1300 miles off the Chilean coast—flights will usually be your biggest expense when booking a trip. Think of grabbing a low season discount or booking your flights separately. Keep an eye out for low fares to Santiago (the capital of Chile) and then add on an extra flight to the island, combining 2 trips in 1!
Where to Stay:
Easter Island is a destination built for any budget, from high class beach resorts to quaint home stays there is something for every traveller.