How to travel to Easter Island?

Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Easter Island is one of the most remote places on planet Earth and it’s a completely different world.

First colonized by Polinesic descendants, home of the Moais, still an unsolved mystery and one of the strongest magnetic spots on earth.

Easter island is the perfect destination for explorers and adventurers.

How to get to Easter Island?

There are a few tales about people getting to Easter Island by ship, which are true but also very unlikely. I’ll tell you why:

Travel to Easter Island by ship


There are cruises that cover the South Pacific Islands from Sydney to Chile or Peru, through Tahiti, and other unforgettable destinations. These trips average 15-20 days and can cost from $ 2,800 to $ 4,000 per person.

Your own private ship

It is possible to to get to Easter Island in your own boat and anchor in Haga Roa or drop anchor on Anakena beach. However, you must know the area very well, since entry is difficult and the maritime authorities could deny the permit.

There are private companies that doexcursions by yacht or sailboat to Rapa Nui for those who want to live a 100% connection experience with the sea.

Aquiles Vessel

Achilles is a Chilean Navy ship that sets sail twice a year from the port of Valparaíso. The ship also carries out operations in other isolated areas of Chile such as Antarctica adn other islands for military, scientific and logistical purposes.

A ticket on this ship is considerably cheaper than a plane or a cruise, but they are reserved for Naval personnel, then for their families, inhabitants of the Island, and lastly, tourists.

For those who wish to take this boat trip, do not forget that it is around 7 to 8 days of travel by open sea. If you are not used to the sea, it can be exhausting.

Travel to Easter Island by plane:

From Santiago de Chile

You can travel to Easter Island from Santiago de Chile through Latam airline. It has one daily flight, sometimes more in high season. The trip takes about 5 hours.

From Papeete, Tahiti:

There are a couple of weekly flights from Rapa Nui to Papeete in Tahiti and vice versa, the journey takes around 5 to 6 hours.

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