explora Rapa Nui (trip)

explora Rapa Nui

  • Santiago Airport, Chile
  • Family & Friends
Chile, South America

from $5,180* per person8 DaysYear-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Explora 24 people max
The name given to the island in ancient times continues to be a mystery. Three possible alternatives exist: “Te Pito o te Henúa”, which means “navel of the world”; “Te Pito o te Kainga”, which translates as “the womb”; and “Mata ki te rangi”, or, “eyes that watch the sky”.

Easter Island is the name given by the Dutch mariner Jacob Roggeveen, who arrived there on Easter Sunday in 1722.

During the 19th century, western mariners named the island Rapa Nui (Big Island), because of its similarity to Rapa Iti island, situated 5,000 kilometers (3,106 miles) to the west.

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Chile, South America

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
  • Family oriented trip.


1722: Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch mariner
1770: Felipe González y Aedo, Spanish mariner
1774: James Cook, British explorer
1786: Conde de La Pèrouse, French explorer
1955: Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian explorer

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