Seven Days on Easter Island: Everything You Need To Know But Didn’t Think Of!

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16 Responses

  1. Irshaad Ali says:

    This is super awesome, Thanks for sharing these tips and now I want to go there
    Great post, Appreciation.

    • Teja says:

      It certainly is an awesome little island. I learned that a lot of tourists just give Easter Island 2-3 days, which I feel is absolutely wasteful. A week is what I’d recommend – and if you dive, I’d say even 10 days.

  2. ahaan says:

    Easter Island is high on our bucket list. Your photos are amazing. Thank you for such detailed information.

    • Teja says:

      Thank you! I’m glad you found it useful. Save it for your bucket list trip plan!

      I think people should give this island a little bit of time to soak it in. It’s small, but astonishingly enigmatic and curious. After all you’ve come so far, and it well deserves its bucket list status, surely this isn’t a ‘long weekend’ sort of trip!

  3. Different Gates says:

    Nice Blog with good content..Thanks for sharing

  4. So much great information here that I didn’t even think about before! It’s super helpful to have photography tips as well.

    • Teja says:

      Yes! This is all of the stuff which maybe aren’t very critical, but I’d say you’d want to know this stuff before you decide how long to go for, etc.

      I definitely recommend getting underwater photography of at least some of your dives. Or if you have a camera already, definitely have a buddy who is good at taking photos of you!

  5. Josy A says:

    I would loooove to visit Easter Island and Rapa Nui National Park. Your sunset photos are perfect.

    It is a shame about the problems with zero waste. You would have thought it would be *more* important to use less plastic if it is so hard to get the waste off the island. :(

    • Teja says:

      The Tongariki ones are sunrise! I’m not a morning person, but that is one site worth dragging yourself out of bed for!

      Re: zero waste; I can see why though. Ice cream cones could melt over the tourist’s hand, so why not add a cup? Once there’s a cup, why not a spoon? Our problems with single-use waste – and especially the plastic kind – all stem from the desire (and sometimes need) for convenience. As a modern culture, we’re not used to saying, ‘you know what, no, don’t make it more convenient for me. It’s better for me, you, and the world if I just accept this inconvenience as part of life.’ We can’t resist anything that is less effort, and more pleasure. But just as an exercise culture can arise, out of a recognition that it is good for us, I hope so can a culture of restraint and mindfulness.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Super interesting! This is never a place I’ve considered visiting (though our boys have been fascinated with the history of it) but it sounds really neat. Also sounds a little challenging to tackle with kids- but the challenge is part of the fun of traveling, right?!

    • Teja says:

      The major obstacle IMO is the expense to reach it. By far it’s the lion’s share of the cost, and multiplies with the size of the travel group. But, once you’re there, a local Airbnb would be perfect for a family-sized group actually! It’s a fairly forgiving place for the kids to practice a bit of Spanish too!

  7. Lisa says:

    Easter Island is high on our bucket list. Your photos are amazing. Thank you for such detailed information.

    • Teja says:

      It is a very photogenic island. Especially the sunrises and sunsets, and underwater. The clarity/visibility is kind to the camera.

  8. Kay says:

    Woah! I didn’t know it was such a great diving spot too!

    • Teja says:

      Right?? I don’t know why it wasn’t obvious to me. The moai sort of makes you forget it’s still a Pacific island after all!

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