Mysterious moai, ancient volcanoes and alluring white-sand beaches
The most remote island on Earth and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Polynesian Easter Island is a destination that not many get the chance to explore. Though famous for its more than 1,000 Moai, giant stone statues, the island has a lot to offer those who are looking for more – scuba diving in an indescribable-blue ocean, secret caves, horseback riding, scenic bike rides, and plenty of picturesque sites along the coastline.
- Flights are only available from Tahiti or Santiago (five hours)
- The Tapati festival (the first two weeks of February) is a Rapa Nui celebration of the culture with music, food, dance and traditional sports, and a very popular time to visit the island.
- Multi-season destination – June/July is rainy season, January to March is high season and hotter, off seasons is less crowded and temperate weather