EASTER ISLAND.......................HOW LONG???
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Sep 17, 2012 8:29 PM Last Post By: Gaea
Sep 9, 2012 2:10 AM
EASTER ISLAND.......................HOW LONG???Hi everybody, i am off on a round the world trip in January 2013 starting with South America and after reading many threads on this site i am now looking ahead with flights to Easter Island in March time. I am happy with the prices on the LAN web-site but I'm now unsure as to how much time to allocate to this pretty remote island? Can anyone offer any advice..........................i was looking at a week! Any thoughts please? Many Thanks
Sep 9, 2012 7:27 AM
Sep 9, 2012 2:35 PM
23 days is enough, a week is cool, some people stay for half year. Flights from Santiago start at 600 USD rtn
Sep 17, 2012 8:29 PM
3I stayed for a week on Easter Island in June this year. For me a week was a good amount of time (though I would have stayed longer if I could).
I travelled in a rented car around the island for 2 days (ie, returning to Hanga Roa each night) with an American I met at breakfast at Kaimana Inn www.kaimanainn.com (which was a great place to stay). We used the book listed below as a guide.I did take a tour with a local guide the final day to go back to the places I really wanted to see again. Now, you could do all this in 3-4 days but it was great to have time to relax, stroll to see the sun set behing Moai close to town, explore caves, eat amazingly well (Tuna curry - yum), see the interesting church, swim and visit the craft market. Also went to a local dance performance which I thought would be cheesey - but it was great!
Useful book to take with you is www.amazon.com/Uncommon-Guide-Easter-Island-Archaeological/dp/0937480177
Good specific info on the island and culture is at: http://islandheritage.org/wordpress
Remember that all supplies have to be shipped/flown in - so it"s quite an expensive stay.
Enjoy your trip. I must say I kept thinking "Wow, I'm on Easter Island"!
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