Discovered on Easter Day 1722, Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world and one of the most interesting. In addition to figuring out how to get to there, here are some crazy travel facts about Easter Island that might just inspire you to go.
Travel Facts About Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
- The Mataveri International Airport or Isla de Pascua Airport (IPC) is the most remote airport in the world.
How to Get to Easter Island
When you're traveling to the most remote airport in the world, you can expect a few limitations in getting from point A to point B. But the good news is that with a little planning, Easter Island is relatively easy to get to due to tourism being the main industry on the island. You need only have the time and money for the journey.
Airlines : LAN Airlines is currently the only airline offering flights to and from Easter Island.
Departure Points : You have two options as a departure point, 1) Santiago de Chile offers daily flights to Easter Island and 2) Tahiti offers flights once per week.
Flight Time : Minimum flight time is 5.5 hours to the nearest continent.
Cost : How much does it cost to fly to Easter Island? That depends on when you book it. Because there is very little competition, you can expect to pay somewhere between $300-1200 for a roundtrip flight from Santiago de Chile.
By Sea : For you really adventurous travelers, and not for those with sensitive stomachs, you can hop on board a sail boat from New Zealand with Tallship Soren Larsen on their once annual journey to Easter Island. By the way, it takes 35 days...
Is Easter Island on your travel bucket list?
Veronica Morrison is an intrepid traveler and founder of From the Upside a Top 15 International Travel Blog. She is passionate about responsible travel and aims to help others get out and explore the world while improving themselves and the world around them.