Easter Island is one of the most remote locations in the world. You can only access it by sailing across the south pacific or by flying from Chile or Peru. The flight is 6 hours westward and you finally end up on a tiny island, right in the middle of the giant pacific ocean!
The famous head carvings (Moai) on Easter Island were carved by the Rapa Nui people who live on the island. Legend dictates that they did it to commemorate their ancestors. It is this strange tradition that has made this island famous in modern times. Here we see a collection of Moai’s, an Ahu, standing by the sea. They’ve been there for hundreds of years, watching over their people.
Fascinating place! I regret not having the time or finances to make it there when I was in Chile last year.
I understand. We also had to think it through because it’s not a very budget friendly destination. But as we were in Chile we figured we wouldn’t be this close.. who knows… ever again? So we went for it.
Whenever you plan a trip to Easter Island do keep in mind that, not being a cheap place, there are ways around keeping the budget a bit tighter. Here are some tips:
And, above all, remember that it’s totally worth it! :)