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What you should know before traveling to Rapa Nui

Traveling to Rapa Nui is a unique and exciting experience that requires planning to make the most of your adventure on this remote island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Here are some important aspects that you should not overlook when planning your trip to Rapa Nui, the last two will surprise you!

  1. Transfers and flights: Easter Island, Rapa Nui is located in the Pacific Ocean and in Chilean territory, from the mainland in Chile you can take a flight to the island.
    Make sure to book your flights in advance, as availability may be limited due to the remoteness of the island. Once in Rapa Nui, arrange transfers from the airport to where you will be staying. Our Taha Tai hotel has a shuttle service for your convenience.
  2. Accommodation: Book your accommodation at our Tahatai hotel in advance, especially if you plan to travel during the high season.
  3. Transportation on the island: The island is relatively small and can be easily explored by car, bicycle or even on foot. You may consider renting a vehicle or motorcycle to have the freedom to explore the island at your own pace. We also have guided tours available for those who prefer a more organized experience.
  4. Climate and travel season: Rapa Nui has a subtropical climate, with warm temperatures year-round. Peak season is 24 degrees, mid-season is 20 degrees, and low season is 18 degrees, which is also ideal for those looking for a deep rest.
  5. Sunscreen and appropriate clothing: The sun on Rapa Nui can be very intense, so be sure to bring broad-spectrum sunscreen and apply it regularly. Also, bring light, comfortable clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and walking shoes, especially if you plan to hike around the island.
  6. Respect for local culture: Rapa Nui has a rich culture and history, so respect sacred sites and local traditions during your visit. Learn about Rapa Nui history and culture before you travel, and be mindful of your behavior while on the island.
  7. Excursions and activities: Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the island’s main archaeological sites, such as Rano Raraku, Orongo and Ahu Tongariki. Our hotel is pleased to offer various tours where you will get to know the island’s main charms.Tickets to the island include the transport of a box or suitcase with up to 13 kilos.
    This is because visitors commonly bring food from the mainland to reduce costs, and allocate their budget to recreational activities.
  8. The government or reservation permit is required before taking a flight to Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, due to its remote location and special status within Chile.The government or reservation permit, also known as PDI (Permiso de Desplazamiento e Ingreso), is a document required to visit Rapa Nui as a tourist. This permit is issued by the Provincial Government of Easter Island and is required for all visitors arriving on the island, both national and foreign. This process allows the government to control the number of visitors arriving to the island in an effort to preserve its fragile ecosystem and limit the impact of tourism on local culture.
    In addition, the governorate or reservation permit may also include important information for visitors, such as local regulations, rules of behavior, and specific restrictions to protect the island’s archaeological sites and biodiversity.
    When you book at our Taha Tai hotel, your Travel and Entry Permit is automatically generated and when you are boarding the plane.

    !Iorana, we are waiting for you!