explora Rapa Nui

Located 8km from Hanga Roa, explora Rapa Nui is set inside a striking, award-winning building which carries eco-certification. Simple and low-slung, the timber structure contains 30 simple yet undeniably luxurious guestrooms, designed to take advantage of Easter Island’s silence and mystery.

Shared facilities at explora Rapa Nui include a large pool area, a Jacuzzi and massage rooms – ideal places to conclude a long day of discovery. There is also a small boutique where visitors can pick up locally made crafts and reference books about the area. For fresh, light yet satisfying meals, head to the restaurant, which also offers an excellent range of Chilean wines. The atmospheric bar is a popular meeting point and is equally well-stocked with quality beverages.

Activities available at explora Rapa Nui include hiking, cycling, boat cruises, snorkelling and scuba diving. All explorations are led by highly trained local guides, in groups with no more than eight persons. Inspect some of the 887 enigmatic moai that dot this remote island, learn about the Bird Man cult and maybe even dive into some of the world’s most pristine waters.


How to get to explora Rapa Nui

Flights are available to Easter Island or Rapa Nui from Santiago, Chile or Papeete, Tahiti. explora Rapa Nui is just 15 minutes by van from the airport.

explora Rapa Nui Activities

  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Cruises
  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba diving

explora Rapa Nui Highlights

  • An eco-lodge located inside an architecturally splendid building
  • A stylish base from which to unravel the mysteries of Easter Island
  • Explore the enigmatic moai and other sites by bicycle, on foot or by boat
  • Discover ancient myths and age-old traditions of the island’s inhabitants
  • Enjoy delightful cuisine and access to an inviting swimming pool

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Below are a selection of our preferred hotels and lodges in Easter Island. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Altiplanico Rapa Nui

Exclusive Altiplanico Rapa Nui boasts amazing views of exotic Easter Island and arresting architectural design inspired by traditional Polynesian motifs.

explora Rapa Nui

explora Rapa Nui is set inside a striking building close to Hanga Roa, designed to take advantage of Easter Island’s silence and mystery.

Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa

Inspired by local traditions and the natural environment, Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa is an ideal base for exploring Easter Island in comfort.

Easter Island Tours Overview

Why Easter Island: This is one of the most unique places on earth, due to its isolation and the spectacular archaeological remains of a mysterious lost civilisation.

Culture: Easter Island is best known for its gigantic stone monoliths, known as moai, that dot the coastline. In addition to the statues, the islanders possessed the Rongorongo script, the only written language in Oceania. Easter Island is also home to many petroglyphs (rock carvings), as well as traditional wood carvings, tapa (barkcloth) crafts, tattooing, string figures, dance and music.

When to Go: A mild year-round climate provides ideal conditions for exploring the island on foot or by bicycle. Expect more rainfall from Apr – May. The island is best visited as a stopover between Chile and Australia.

Combine With: The Chilean mainland, which offers diverse cultures and a wealth of varied landscapes, from the surreal salt flats and lakes of the altiplano (high plains) and the Atacama Desert to the glacial lakes and snow-capped mountains of Patagonia.

Getting There: Fly from Santiago, Chile to Hanga Roa on Easter Island

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