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Easter Island

Mysterious, ancient, and remote, this Polynesian island in the south Pacific is famous for hundreds of stone statues called moai, some reaching 35 feet and weighing 100 tons. Visit the volcanic crater where the early Rapanui people quarried the stone, and the stone village of Orongo, the ceremonial center of the island’s birdman cult.

Tours & Packages to Easter Island

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Fast Facts

Already booked on one of our packages to Easter Island? See everything you need to know before you go.

Overview

Capital: Hanga Roa
Population: 5,761
Currency: Chilean peso (CLP)
Languages: Spanish & Rapa Nui
Drives on the: Right
Time zone: EASST (UTC -5)

Weather

The climate of Easter Island is subtropical maritime. The lowest temperatures occur in July and August and the highest in February. Winters are relatively mild. The rainiest month is April, though the island experiences year-round rainfall. Easter Island's isolated location exposes it to winds which help to keep the temperature fairly cool. Occasionally, heavy rainfall and rainstorms strike the island. These occur mostly in the winter months (June–August).

Entry requirements

U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least 90 days after your return date, though we strongly recommend at least six months.

U.S. passport holders do not need a visa for entry into Chile for stays up to 90 days. See the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.

Booked on one of our packages with Scheduled Dates? If you do not hold a U.S. passport, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.

More information about passports & visas.

Shopping

Easter Island is known for its wood crafts such as carved moai kavakava and rongorongo tablets.

Health Precautions & Vaccinations

There are no health requirements to enter Chile, including no risk of malaria. Ask your doctor about possible vaccinations for typhoid and hepatitis. 

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

Power & Adapters

220 volts. Plugs C & L. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are ATMs available?

    There are at least 4 ATMs available on the island.

  2. Can I take my cell phone?

    See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.