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Explora en Rapa Nui

With its location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and home to a culture whose origins and evolution are still largely unknown, Easter Island is an attractive and mysterious destination. A mild year-round climate allows for walking the island’s geography and traveling along the coast of numerous ahus that are home to the gigantic sculptures called moai.

Who, when and why were these sculptures created? It is a mystery. It is presumed that the island has been inhabited since the earliest centuries of our times, and the moai are hundreds of years old.

It is also known that numerous tribes have lived on the island and have fought amongst themselves, razing much of the territory in the process. It is not known why they destroyed the majority of the moai.

Today visitors can share with the descendents of this ancient culture and who preserve their ancestral customs in the face of the advancement of Western civilization.  There are five miles separating the property from the island’s only town, offering a striking setting to appreciate the vast dimensions of the water, land and wonder that surround it.

Lodging: – Guests are greeted at Posada de Mike Rapu by a welcoming patio and gracious staff.  Inside, each of 30 guest rooms, including 4 suites, is designed for subtle comfort with a sitting area, ultra comfortable beds and a hydro-massage bathtub.  Design accents are created from indigenous materials such as furniture of local Rauli wood, bathroom flooring and walls of Piedra Pizarra stone, and interior Lenga wood paneling. Each room faces the Pacific, assuring drop-dead sunrise views and fresh ocean breezes throughout the day.

The lodge is also highlighted by excellent service, a magnificent restaurant with a glassed-in kitchen, a bar, inside/outside dining, and Casa de Baños Hare Val, an inviting outdoor area with pool, massage salon and open-air Jacuzzis for unwinding after long days of exploration. A library and a meeting space for up to 30 people are available for business and pleasure, while a satellite dish provides permanent communication with Chile and the rest of the world. Of course, Internet access is available, too.

Exploring Rapa Nui: – Visitors to explora en Rapa Nui may participate in one of our diverse explorations that are organized according to group size and guest preference.

Every day, we offer easy to more difficult walks that, one by one, unveil the secrets and beauty of the island. These walks are combined with picnics on rocky outcrops or along the shore, always in mesmerizing sites.

Each day guests may choose between 5 or more different explorations that are selected according to climatic conditions, guests’ preferences, length and difficulty.

The group size maximum is 8 people, along with a bilingual guide who brings along all necessary equipment.

Remote and intriguing Easter Island is home to Posada de Mike Rapu, explora Rapa Nui, an unobtrusive residence built almost entirely from the island’s native volcanic rock and wood. Your guestroom, one of just 30, is your home base in this mystical land, and creature comforts — including a massage salon and open-air Jacuzzis — are readily available. Each day brings a menu of excursions, rated from easy to more difficult, combined with picnics along the shore or on rocky outcroppings; these expert-led, small-group activities include exploring on foot, bicycle or by boat and introduce you to the diverse geography of the island.
In the Know
explora also has lodges in Patagonia and Atacama; choose the explora passport program to save 10% when you combine two or 15% on three lodges plus other extras!Distance from Easter Island Airport (IPC): 6 mi/10 km Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD equivalent Gift Card to be utilized during stay
    • valid in the shop store only (no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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