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R: Required / O: Optional / (*) Most of the suggested equipment can be found in our lodge stores
explora provides travelers with trekking poles, helmets and bikes and give them a water bottle.
|WHAT TO BRING||RAPA NUI|
|Hiking clothing||1st layer: LAYER TOP||R|
|2nd layer: FLEECE||R||O|
|3rd layer: WATERPROOF JACKET||R||R|
|LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRTS||O||O|
|Feet||TREKKING SOCKS (LONG)||R|
|Special for bike riding||BIKING GLOVES||O|
|At sea||BATHING SUIT||O||O||R|
|Other accesories||BUFF OR NECK GAITER||R||R|
|SMALL BACK PACK (25l)||R||R||R|
Climate of Rapa Nui
Rapa Nui has a warm, moderately humid climate, ideal at any time of the year.
The average annual temperature is 21ºC, February being the warmest month, with 27ºC as the average maximum temperature.
Rainfall is sporadic and brief, and spread throughout the year, reaching an annual average of 1.140mm. The average relative humidity is 76%.
How to arrive
From Santiago, Chile, you must take a connection flight to Isla de Pascua (Rapa Nui) with a 5 hour duration. From Mata Veri airport, our staff will transport you by van to explora Rapa Nui, a journey of only 15 minutes.
From Tahiti (Papeete), you must take a connection flight to Isla de Pascua (Rapa Nui) with a 5 hour duration. From Mata Veri airport, our staff will transport you by van to explora Rapa Nui, a journey of only 15 minutes.
Check-in and check-out
Check-in: We recommend arriving at the hotel by midday to take a half-day exploration during the afternoon.
Check-out: This day is intended to be an exploration day. When leaving in the morning for a half-day exploration, travelers need to check-out and explora will take care of their luggage. Check-out must be before noon.
Local festivals of Rapa Nui
Tapati: Respecting ancestral traditions
This festival is the most representative of the Rapa Nui culture. During 10 days in February, the inhabitants and travelers that visit the island are divided into competing teams. The team with the highest score after a collection of competitions is the winner, and their candidate is declared Queen of Tapati.
There are competitions such as the Vaka Tuai, in which each team must make a traditional polynesian canoe out of cattails, and navigate with their candidate for queen, dressed in ancestral fashion; the Takona, in which the participants paint their bodies with natural pigments and then describe the meaning of their paintings in front of the community; the Tau’a or triathalon; and the Haka Pei, in which the competitors are launched down a hill on toboggans fashioned from banana tree trunks, reaching speeds of 80km/h.