Details: Easter Island

September 12, 2013
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GETTING THERE

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

www.chile.travel/en

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