Easter Island is a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. It’s most famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai.
Why visit Easter Island? 7 reasons, via this guest post:
To throw claim to the fact that you’ve been to one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world.
Easter Island is part of Chile, but located nearly 2000 miles (3000 km) away from the mainland. It doesn’t get much more remote than this!
2. To watch the sun come up over Ahu Tongariki – breathtaking!
3. To climb a real volcano, stand at the top and take in nothing but fresh Pacific Ocean air… and this stunning view!
The photos don’t even do it justice. There are several hiking paths around the crater and a visitors center. Views of Hanga Roa town are also spectacular!
4. To wander in the footsteps of the ancient Rapa Nui people through the quarry of Rano Raraku.
Admire the unfinished moai and puzzle over just how these (sometimes huge) sculptures ended up scattered all over the island!