Easter Island Vacations & Travel Packages!
A Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, Eastern Island is located at the south-easternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. The island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues that are known as 'moai'. These statues were created by the early Rapa Nui people. Eastern Island has been listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with most of its area protected within Rapa Nui National Park. Though the 'moai' are all over the island, there is much more to do in this tiny secluded island.
Places of Interest in Easter Island
Rapa Nui National Park
A UNESCO-inscribed World Heritage Site, Rapa Nui National Park is known for its 887 'moai'. The park is also rich in terms of flora and fauna. There are many endemic species of plants and animals. Among the 150 recorded plant species in the park, 45 are native. The only mammals found in park are carnivores and rodents. In addition, there are three reptile species and 4 avifauna species found in the park.
Featuring 15 gigantic stone-carved moai that are lined up on a long platform, Ahu Tongariki is a spectacular spot that also boasts a remote location framed by the Rano Raraku volcano and the crashing ocean. It is the largest ceremonial site ever made on Easter Island. Ahu Tongariki features the largest number of moai ever built on a single site.
The sole town and home to the only airport in Eater Island, Hanga Roa is the certain starting point for the tourists in this island. It is the focal point of the local life in Easter Island. Almost all of the hotels, shops, restaurants, and tourist services of the island can be found here.