Known as Rapa Nui to its earliest inhabitants, the island was christened Paaseiland, or Easter Island, by Dutch explorers in honor of the day of their arrival in 1722. It was annexed by Chile in the late 19th century and now maintains an economy based largely on tourism. Easter Island’s most dramatic claim to fame is an array of almost 900 giant stone figures that date back many centuries. The statues reveal their creators to be master craftsmen and engineers, and are distinctive among other stone sculptures found in Polynesian cultures. There has been much speculation about the exact purpose of the statues, the role they played in the ancient civilization of Easter Island and the way they may have been constructed and transported.
1. DISCOVER CHILE: Sep. 29 to Oct. 6, 2024- 8 days visiting: Easter Island, Santiago & Valparaiso.
2. BEST OF CHILE: Sep. 29 to Oct. 11, 2024 – 11 days visiting: Easter Island, Santiago, Valparaiso & San Pedro De Atacama
3. Pre & Post Peru Extension- Visiting: Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Pichhu & Cuzco.
EASTER ISLAND EXPLORER: Sep. 29 to Oct. 4, 2024- 6 Days visiting: Easter Island
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