Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is over 2,000 miles from the nearest
population centre, (Tahiti and Chile), making it one of the most
isolated places on Earth. A triangle of volcanic rock in the South
Pacific - it is best known for the giant stone monoliths, known
as Moai, that dot the coastline.
The early settlers called the island
"Te Pito O Te Henua" (Navel of The World). Admiral Roggeveen,
who came upon the island on Easter Day in 1722, named it Easter
Island. Today, the land, people and language are all referred to
locally as Rapa Nui. Easter Island today, remains one of the most unique places you will
ever encounter; an open air museum showcasing a fascinating, but
unfortunately lost, culture.
The Rapanui are among the friendliest
people you will ever meet, and the landscape is truly amazing -
with its volcanic craters, lava formations, beaches, brilliant blue
water, and archaeological sites.
It is officially considered part of Chile's fifth region (central