The Place of Power & Peace Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
Rapa Nui, the indigenous name of Easter Island, is one of the world's most important places of power and peace. It is the most remote inhabited island on the planet, lying in the middle of the Pacific and 3,700 kilometres from the coast of continental Chile. Yet it was settled by Ancient Polynesian settlers who created monumental sculptures, shrines and enormous stone figures known as moai. Easter Islanders say the statues walked. The legends and the fascinating cultural landscapes draw and fascinate people from around the world.
Explora is a premier expeditions tour operator and owns their own lodges. They believe in the power of an experience, and for over 20 years have introduced travelers to the remote areas of South America through meticulously planned exploration programs. Explora's Rapa Nui lodge is located on a tranquil spot from which the island´s mysteries and dramatic isolation are in full view. It blends the island’s unique geography and heritage, with its vibrant present. Its award winning architecture is LEED-green building certified. Explora's practices 3 pillars of sustainability: Commitment to the environment, Support and involvement with local communities, and Research.
On foot, bycicle or boat, over 20 explorations unveil the island’s unique history and charm. The range of explorations enable you to get to know in depth the culture and geography of Rapa Nui with its ancestral, megalithic constructions and the special idiosyncrasies of its people. More extensive explorations include open-air picnics. The explorations are safe and made up of groups with a maximum of 8 people, accompanied by an expert local bilingual guide. All guides speak excellent Spanish and English.
Each afternoon, one of the guides will meet with you in the lodge bar to tell you about the explorations planned for the following day and help you with the challenging task of choosing between different options, all of them exciting. The hotel guides hold substantial knowledge about the area and all have Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification, which ensures that they have the expertise and skills necessary to provide assistance to people in remote places.
Contact Jubilee Travel for more information and to book your adventure on Easter Island!