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Easter Island, one of the most isolated places on earth is simply magical. Moreover it couldn't be hotter right now relaxing at the end of what rumour has it to be the best 2 week Tapati festival the island has ever seen! Celebrating all things local in vibrant style the festival of Tapati Rapa Nui is a celebration of the local Polynesian culture and history held annually at the start of February. An otherwise tranquil and spiritual place we think a real bucket list moment is gazing at the iconic Moai statues overlooking the eerily spellbinding landscape.  With more great flight routes from Santiago and a new boutique property - La Perouse, we'd love to take you there.

The Island is 2,000 miles west off the coast of Chile, best known for its moai; more than 600 huge figures sculpted from volcanic-rock and has long been the subject of curiosity and speculation.

Easter Island is one of the most isolated and mysterious places on Earth. A triangle of volcanic rock in the South Pacific, it was named by Admiral Roggeveen, who discovered the island on Easter Day in 1722. Today, the land, people and language are all referred to locally as Rapa Nui.

It has been proposed that the people who built the statues were of Peruvian descent, due to a similarity between Rapa Nui and Incan stonework. Some have suggested that Easter Island is the remnant of a lost continent, or the result of an extra-terrestrial influence. Archaeological evidence, however, indicates discovery of the island by Polynesians at about 400 AD.  Upon their arrival, an impressive and enigmatic culture began to develop.

Easter Island is also home to many petroglyphs (rock carvings), as well as traditional wood carvings, tapa (bark cloth) crafts, tattooing, string figures, dance and music.  

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Exploring Mountains and Vineyards in Chile

Nights: 10 | from £7,085pp

Take your time to explore, relax and experience a few of Chile’s best regions. Taking the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Patagonian wilderness... Find out more

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Tropics to the Arctic 2017

Nights: 25 | from £90,250pp

Set out on a globe-spanning journey designed by A&K's pioneering founder Geoffrey Kent. Sample exotic destinations ranging from Easter Island and the... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Highlights of Chile

Nights: 9 | from £4,090pp

Chile is astonishingly diverse yet wonderfully accessible – In just 10 days you can hit up sassy Santiago, luxuriate amongst the vines and sophisticated... Find out more

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Adventure & Culture

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Lakes & Fjords of Chile

Nights: 13 | from £4,660pp

Certainly one for water lovers this itinerary will mesmerise as it shows off Southern Chile’s glassy lakes, fjords, glaciers and time trapped islands,... Find out more

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Adventure & Culture | Cruising

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Luxury Small Group Journeys - Patagonia: Tierra del Fuego to Torres del Paine 2017

Nights: 9 | from £7,495pp

Travel to the ends of the earth on this diverse itinerary that ranges from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires to rugged, untouched wilderness and the southernmost... Find out more

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Explora Rapa Nui's Posada de Mike Rapu

Located on top of a hill overlooking the ocean and a few miles from Hanga Roa - the only town on the island - Mike Rapu serves as an excellent base for... Find out more

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Silversea Cruise - Valparaiso, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nights: 21 | from £11,900pp

Tick off a host of bucket list experiences on this South American cruise, from walking with penguins in the Falklands and watching glaciers calve in Patagonia... Find out more

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The Singular Patagonia

Chile

One Complimentary Night
Stay three nights at The Singular Patagonia on a Full Board basis and receive one free night in The Singular Santiago, in a Patio style room. Valid for travel between 30th September 2016 and 31st May 2017. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Tierra Atacama, Chile

Chile

Save from £485 per person
Stay at the Tierra Atacama and one other Tierra property (Tierra Patagonia or Tierra Chiloé and receive a 15% discount with stays of six nights or more. Offer valid until April 2017. Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

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Tierra Patagonia, Chile

Chile

Save from £485 per person
Stay at the Tierra Patagonia and one other Tierra property (Tierra Atacama or Tierra Chiloé and receive a 15% discount with stays of six nights or more. Offer valid until April 2017. Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

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As the climate varies hugely from north to south, different places are best at different times, although spring (September to December) is universally good. Atacama can be visited year-round, central Chile enjoys a Mediterranean climate with good weather throughout. Patagonia is best for hiking in Spring or Summer.

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