Tag: Easter Island

5 facts about Easter Island

April 27, 2020
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Chile

The isolated Rapa Nui – or Easter Island, as it is perhaps better known – is an island located deep in the South Pacific, and one that is simply teeming with outstanding nature, surprising secrets and a remarkable history that make it oh so worth a visit. Here are 5 interesting facts about this mystifying corner of the world. It was the first Pacific island to be registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.. The enormous stone statues that call Easter Island home remain – to this day – as one of the world’s greatest mysteries. Estimated to have been built somewhere between the 10th and 16th centuries, no-one knows exactly why, when or how these incredible statues were built, nor the details behind the mysterious rise and fall of a clearly advanced and prosperous civilization. The entire island was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1995. It is home to…

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Feel the rhythm! Our favourite carnivals across Latin America

February 25, 2020
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All News, Rio Carnival

Latin America hosts some of the most vibrant, colourful and exciting carnivals in the world, showcasing amazing costumes, delicious food, traditional dance and of course, Latin America’s famously lively and infectious enjoyment of life, so it’s no wonder the festivities draw visitors from all around the world, every year. Rio’s incredible carnival, which is drawing to a close this week, is undoubtedly the most famous, but in a continent as lively as this you can rest assured there are plenty of other opportunities to experience the unparalleled buzz of a Latin America fiesta! Here a few of our favourite carnivals across Latin America… Rio Carnival, Brazil Considered the biggest carnival in the world, this is the ultimate way to party in Rio! Ready to join in the fun next year? Speak to our Travel Specialists to feel the rhythm in Rio for yourself in 2021, with one of our Tailor-Made Holidays…

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Easter Island: Where to Stay

April 25, 2014
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Chile, News

With only 62 square miles to choose from, you might think all the hotels on Easter Island are alike. In reality, it’s harder than you think to choose between them! Explora  Situated on 9 and a half hectares of land in the Te Miro Oone area of the island, the Explora is the only 5* hotel available on Easter Island. Overlooking the ocean, the hotel was designed to have minimal impact on the environment, preserving much of the original culture of the Rapa Nui. With impressive views found throughout the hotel, the rooms are a standout feature. The Explora’s exclusivity is evident – it has just 30 rooms in total, each designed to make your stay as comfortable and tranquil as possible. The facilities at this hotel are also excellent – a beautiful outdoor pool allows you to relax and wind down after a long day hiking and sightseeing in the surrounding area. A solar heated…

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Easter Island

April 22, 2014
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Chile, News

One of the most isolated and serenely beautiful places on Earth, Easter Island is a destination like no other. Full of outstanding natural beauty and a cultural history rich with experience, your holiday to Chile is sure to be unforgettable. Easter Island is full of hidden gems – let’s have some aspects of the area that really stand out! The Area  Just 63 square miles in total, Easter Island is a tropical paradise in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. One of the most remote places still inhabited by a fixed population, its closest inhabited counterpoint on mainland is Chile, over 2000 miles away. Despite its remoteness, it draws thousands of visitors a year who are captivated by its fascinating history, beautiful beaches and the famous Moai Statues, scattered across the island. The island is technically a ‘special territory’ of Chile, belonging to the Valparaiso Region. With a population of just 6,000, over half are descendants…

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