Exploring Easter Island in Chile

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The landscapes of Chile are truly breathtaking from exploring Atacama to Patagonia you are sure to be inspired. Take your Chile travel itinerary to the next level by visiting Easter Island. The perfect complement to any Chile vacation, a trip to Easter Island will be an unforgettable Chile experience.

Adding an Easter Island tour to your Chile travel is easy. No matter what Chile destinations you will be visiting you are sure to make a stop in Santiago, giving you the perfect opportunity to depart for Easter Island. Multiple flights from Santiago to the island occur weekly and provide travelers a chance to explore off the shores of Chile.

There are many reasons why adding Easter Island to your Chile travel plan would be beneficial. For starters the island is rich in history and culture but beyond that it is absolutely beautiful. Some of the most spectacular scenery can be found on the island and is sure to be the highlight of your Chile travel. Check out this sample plan for adding an Easter Island tour to your itinerary.

Starting in Santiago, spend a few days exploring the sights of this bustling city. A trip up Santa Lucia Hill will allow you to have stunning views of the city from above. Depending on your tastes you can visit one of the city’s many museums or walk the city’s streets and mingle with the locals. If you have time add a day or two in the nearby Vina del Mar and enjoy the relaxing beach atmosphere.

After enjoying Santiago for a few days catch your flight to Easter Island some 2,300 miles off Chile’s shores. Here you can indulge in a unique culture, by exploring the hillsides of the island which are dotted with many stone statues called moai. As the main draw to the island, these statues can be found on the hills, in caves, and lining the shores of the island, however their original purpose remains unknown. The Easter Island statues help to create unique and beautiful scenery for travelers from around the world to enjoy. Some of the best places to visit include the Ahu Akiui where seven moai statues face the sea, which after a few minutes on the island you will know this is uncommon. Make your way to the Rano Raruku Volcano where you will have stunning views of the island as well as it is a great place to explore over 400 moai  that lie on the hills.

With so much to do and see an Easter Island tour makes a perfect complement to your already exciting Chile travel. Adding your island tour is easy and is sure to enhance your Chile experience.

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This article about taking an Easter Island tour during your Chile travel was written by a travel expert at Chile For Less who specializes in helping you organize best value Chile travel vacation packages plus fully customizable Chile adventures.

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