The Moai Statues (Easter Island Heads) -Chile
Take an awe-inspiring trip to the idyllic Easter Island in the heart of the Pacific Ocean to see the hugely impressive Moai Statues. The world renowned statues were carved by the islands native population some 750 years ago. Escape to one of the most isolated islands on earth and learn the incredible story of the unlikely civilization that blossomed there. Learn the islands incredible history as it prospered, outgrew its limited resources and ultimately collapsed. The Moai Statues, often referred to as Easter Head statues because of the disproportionate size of the head compared to the body, are situated in various clusters throughout the island. A guided tour is the best way to ensure you don’t miss any hidden gems. Tours will also reveal the Islands other treasures, such as the stunning Ovahe Beach, the volcanic craters of Rano Kau and Rano Raraku, as well as the beautiful Rapa Nui National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Where is it?
Easter Island is officially a territory of Chile, but stands alone in the Pacific Ocean some 5 hours away by plane.
What is it?
An Island with a fascinating history that holds exquisite natural and man-made beauties. Home not just to the famous Islands Head statues but also incredible Beaches, Cave formations and Volcanic craters.
Best time to visit?
The Island's peak season is from January to March, partly due to the Tapati Rapa Nui festival, so arriving from April to June would be advisable. July and August are cooler but provide better conditions for hiking.
The Ancient Ruins of Ahu Tongariki are the Islands most impressive collection of Statues, with 15 of the iconic figures lined up in military formation on a flat rock platform perfectly overlooking the sea. See at sunset for the perfect view and photo opportunity!