To give you an idea of just how isolated Easter Island is,
Santiago is a five-hour flight away, and the nearest inhabited
island is Pitcairn, 1,200 miles to the North West. This might help
explain why the islanders, of Polynesian descent, are so
independent - they believe themselves to be Rapa Nui people with
little or no connection to Chile.
It is known that numerous tribes lived on the island, during
this time they fought amongst themselves, destroying the
environment. It is not known why these giant 'Moai' sculptures were
made and then why the majority were destroyed.
The island was given its name by the first recorded European to
visit; a Dutch navigator who arrived on Easter Sunday, 1722.
Although the pleasant climate means the island has visitors all
year round, we believe the best time for an Easter Island holiday
is during February and March, to coincide with the Tapati Festival.
You can explore this mysterious island in the company of an expert
guide and treks range from the easy to the moderately difficult,
and are combined with picnic meals on the rocks of the