LAN Chile and American Airlines offer connecting code-share flights from Washington Dulles, Reagan National and BWI Marshall to Easter Island.
WHERE TO STAY
Taniera Teave s/n
Bright and clean hotel run by former governor and archaeologist Sergio Rapu Haoa. Rooms from $60.
Av Apina s/n
Rustic rooms surrounding a lush courtyard, from $79.
WHERE TO EAT
Al final de la Caleta
Fresh seafood served on a peaceful terrace with a view of the surf. Main dishes from $25.
Av. Hotu Matua
An intimate reservation-only izakaya run by a personable chef/owner who makes everything from scratch himself. Main dishes from $30.
WHAT TO DO
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
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
Rancher Pantu Tepano leads horseback excursions to archaeological and natural sites around the island. Two-to-three-hour tours from about $65 per person.