Easter Island emerged some 3 millions years ago by the volcanic eruption of its 3 main volcanoes: Rano Aroi, Poike and Rano Kau; in addition to more than 90 smaller volcanoes; the best known being: Rano Raraku, Puna Pau, Maunga Orito and Rano Aroi. Geographically, Easter Island is situated in Polynesia, in an oceanic area limited by an imaginary triangle which points are New-Zealand, Hawaii and our very own Rapa Nui.
How to get there:Via LAN Airlines from Santiago- Chile or from Papeete-Tahiti. The trip lasts approximately 5h 30 min.
The climate is typically maritime, with sub-tropical characteristics and an average relative humidity of 77%. It rains year- round, with a period less rainy between spring and summer (October to January) as well as a period more rainy during the fall (April to June).
The yearly average temperature is 22° C (71,6º F). The average highest temperatures (23.3° C/73,9º F) are in february and the average lowest temperatures (16° C/60,8º F) are in July and August.
How to dress: To enjoy your trekkings and outtings in Rapa Nui, it is a must to bring running-shoes, shorts, swimsuits, pants, waterproof jackets with hood, windbreakers with hood, thin sweatshirts with hood, T-shirts, sun-block, mosquito repelent, a hat or a cap.
For your children: lycra T –shirts for swimming to protect them from the sun.