Easter Island Travel Tips, Useful Information, What to Bring

Easter Island, Chile

Travel tips

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 BRINGRAPA NUI
HikesBike ridesSnorkeling
HeadBASEBALL CAPR
Hiking clothing1st layer: LAYER TOPR
2nd layer: FLEECERO
3rd layer: WATERPROOF JACKETRR
T-SHIRTSRR
LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRTSOO
TREKKING PANTSRR
TREKKING SHORTSOO
FeetTREKKING SOCKS (LONG)R
TREKKING BOOTSR
Special for bike ridingBIKING GLOVESO
BIKING SHORTSO
BIKING SHOESO
At seaBATHING SUITOOR
SANDALSOOR
Other accesoriesBUFF OR NECK GAITERRR
SUNGLASSESRR
SUNSCREENRRR
SMALL BACK PACK (25l)RRR
CAMEL BACKOO
HEAD LAMPO

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.

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