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Destination Focus – Explora Rapa Nui on Easter Island

With its location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and home to a culture whose origins and evolution are still largely unknown, Easter Island is an attractive and mysterious destination. A mild year-round climate allows for walking the island’s geography and traveling along the coast of numerous “Ahus” that are home to the gigantic sculptures called “Moai”.   Who, when and why were these sculptures created? It is a mystery. It is presumed that the island has been inhabited since the earliest centuries of our times, and the Moai are hundreds of years old.  It is possible that the first tribes came from the Marquesas Islands and settled there during the 4th century A.D, but nothing else has been deducted from the difficult and scarce early archaeological findings. It is also known that numerous tribes have lived on the island and have fought amongst themselves, razing much of the territory in the process. It is not known why they destroyed the majority of the Moai.

Located 8 km from Hanga Roa, on a 9.6 km2 plot of land, unsuitable for agriculture and containing no archaeological remains, explora Rapa Nui is located in a privileged location from which to explore the island.   With over 30 explorations, either on foot, bike riding or on a boat, explora Rapa Nui offer guests a deep exploration experience that includes visiting places that are even unknown to some locals and feeling the history of the Rapa Nui culture with its landscape and archaeological remains.

explora Rapa Nui

All explorations provided at explora Rapa Nui have cultural shades, are always led by a local guide trained at the Explora Hotel’s School of Guides, and are made in groups of a maximum of eight people.  They include hikes and bike explorations among archaeological remains, volcanoes, beaches, prairies, and cliffs as well as snorkeling and scuba diving explorations where we explore under the world’s most pristine sea waters.

All guests at the explora Rapa Nui have the possibility of choosing different explorations every day.  These explorations have different lengths and difficulty levels.  Full day explorations give you the privilege of having lunch at the seaside or at Anakena beach, just to name a few examples, while those that take half a day allow you to return to explora Rapa Nui to choose a second exploration during the afternoon.

Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

The 30 rooms of explora Rapa Nui are designed to take full advantage of the silence, privacy, and spaciousness of the surrounding landscape, ensuring deep rest after a long day of exploration. At explora, they actively seek disconnection from everyday routine, which is why the rooms are not equipped with televisions or Wi-Fi, which is only available in the hotel’s common areas.

All meals have been designed to enable you to perform various explorations and still feel light, agile, and healthy.   All dishes are always accompanied by a superb Chilean wine, although they also carry a menu of Premium wines for those that would like to try other alternatives.

Moai at night

Your stay at explora Rapa Nui is all inclusive – all meals with drinks (including lunches whilst on excursions), exploration activities,  open bar and transfers to/from the nearby Mata Vari Airport.  A five night duration is recommended to enjoy the full experience of explora Rapa Nui.

EXCLUSIVE AMENITIES – Book with Travel Masters & The Travel Studio and receive the following Virtuoso Amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • $100 USD equivalent Gift Card to be utilized during stay valid in the shop store only (no cash value if not redeemed in full) Original hand crafted
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Contact us today and speak to our Travel Advisers for rates and availability, and let us help you plan your dream Easter Island experience.