Easter Island

Easter Island’s Quarry: Where The Giant Moai Heads Were Born

“Holy Moai!” As we neared Rano Raraku, the site of the quarry where Easter Islanders once fashioned the famous stone statues (Moai) for which the island is best known, I couldn’t help but exclaim in sheer amazement. There, scattered across the side of an extinct volcano, stood dozens of Moai: giant heads representing long-ago chieftains […]

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Easter Island’s Tapati Rapa Nui Festival

If you are planning trip to Easter Island, (also known as Rapa Nui), located about 2,200 miles from mainland Chile, you may want to plan it for the beginning of February when the Tapati Rapa Nui Festival is held each year.  The first of the festivals was held in 1969 and it has been evolving […]

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LAN Announces New Routes To Easter Island And Iguazu Falls From Lima

LAN Airlines (now know as Latam Airlines Group) recently announced two new routes, direct flights from Lima, Peru to Easter Island, Chile and Iguazu Falls, Brazil, beginning in January, 2011.  These new flights will save time and money for passengers by eliminating connecting flights in Santiago, Chile and either Sao Paulo, Brazil or Buenos Aires, […]

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Update On Chile’s Tourism Infrastructure

We just received this press release from Turismo Chile, the country’s travel promotion department on the status of the country’s tourism infrastructure.  The gist of it is that the Atacama Desert area, Easter Island, and Patagonia were unaffected by the recent earthquake.  In Santiago (Central Region), the airport suffered damage to the passenger terminal, but […]

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