Details: Easter Island

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GETTING THERE

Travel Guide 2013

Advice on the guide books versus Apps, the use of electronics on planes and more practical trips for savvy globe trotters.

LAN Chile and American Airlines offer connecting code-share flights from Washington Dulles, Reagan National and BWI Marshall to Easter Island.

WHERE TO STAY

Tupa Hotel

Taniera Teave s/n

011-56-32-210-0225

www.tupahotel.com

Bright and clean hotel run by former governor and archaeologist Sergio Rapu Haoa. Rooms from $60.

Te’ora

Av Apina s/n

011-56-32-255-1038

www.rapanuiteora.com

Rustic rooms surrounding a lush courtyard, from $79.

WHERE TO EAT

La Kaleta

Al final de la Caleta

011-56-32-255-2244

Fresh seafood served on a peaceful terrace with a view of the surf. Main dishes from $25.

Kotaro

Av. Hotu Matua

011-56-9-66443068

izakayakotaro.blogspot.com

An intimate reservation-only izakaya run by a personable chef/owner who makes everything from scratch himself. Main dishes from $30.

WHAT TO DO

Moai tours

Plenty of tour operators offer identical package tours to the moai that can be easily booked through hotels. For a more tranquil experience, rent a Jeep from one of the many rental agencies in Hanga Roa and navigate at your own pace. Car rentals start at $50 a day.

Mike Rapu Diving Center

Intersection of Policarpo Toro and Te Pito O Te Henua

011-56-32-255-1055

www.english.mikerapu.cl

International instructors lead diving and snorkeling excursions. Snorkeling trips start at $30, diving tours at $60.

Rapu Tepano horseback riding

Sector Tahai, Tekerera s/n

011-56-32-210-0577

rapanuipantu.com

Rancher Pantu Tepano leads horseback excursions to archaeological and natural sites around the island. Two-to-three-hour tours from about $65 per person.

INFORMATION

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