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Explora Rapa Nui

Stunning secluded lodge with privileged Pacific Ocean views echoing the essence of Easter Island.

Overview

Is there any place as mysterious as Easter Island? This remote island, also known as Rapa Nui, is on every traveler’s wish list, but few are privileged to make the trip. Explora Rapa Nui is your gateway to the most fascinating archeological sites the globe has to offer.

Life at the Explora Rapa Nui

Situated 2,180 miles off the South America coast and surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, getting to Rapa Nui is a trek. But, your efforts are rewarded as soon as you set foot in Explora lodge Easter Island. You will enjoy expansive ocean views from the lodge’s secluded location outside Hanga Roa, where organic-looking structures are nestled between trees and prairies.

Soak in those views from your room, which you will find equipped with luxuries to pamper you throughout your stay, including a jetted bathtub. Parents accompanied by the next generation of travelers may request a crib or an additional children’s bed. When it’s time to unwind, take a refreshing dip in the pool, or relax in the sauna. Best of all, with Explora Rapa Nui’s all-inclusive program, you can enjoy a peaceful, engaging holiday without fussing over costs.

Excursions from Explora lodge Easter Island

At just over 63 square miles, Rapa Nui may be a petite size, but it is packed with things to see and do. In addition to the mighty Moai statues, which are a must-see, there are opportunities for biking and hiking excursions to see a wealth of archeological sites. The volcanic island is also home to massive craters and lava flows. You’ll also want to visit Rapa Nui’s villages, where proud residents keep the island’s language and traditions alive by sharing them with visitors. With so much to do, planning a stay on Easter Island can feel overwhelming. However, Explora lodge Easter Island has a team of dedicated and highly-trained guides that make organizing your excursions a breeze. Together, you and your guide will select from over 30 activities suited to your interests and activity level. And, since you will choose activities each evening for the following day, you can personalize your activities as your knowledge and passion for the island evolves during your stay.

Food and Drink at Explora Rapa Nui lodge

The best way to end a day of adventures is an excellent meal and a glass of wine. After your explorations, sit down to a meal crafted from local ingredients with recipes designed to help you feel healthy and energetic. Each meal is paired with Chilean wines so good you will want a second glass. Have that next drink at the Explorer’s Bar. Stocked with South American wines, as well as a full range of spirits, the Explorer’s Bar is the place to meet up with fellow travelers and share stories from the journey.

Active travelers and those hoping to snorkel and scuba dive in the Pacific’s deepwater will find ample ways to explore Easter Island. But, those looking for a slower pace will also feel at home while delving into the mysteries of Rapa Nui.

Itineraries & Prices

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4 Day - Essential Easter Island

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Arrival to Explora Rapa Nui

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Rapa Nui. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Iorana! Welcome to Explora on Rapa Nui. This is the time to disconnect and enter this mystical land. You are located at 2,300 miles from the continent, surrounded by the intense blue sea and standing among the colossal stone statues, the moai. Easter Island is a place that has appealed to explorers of all times. Our guides will welcome you and introduce the explorations that will embark you on the story of this land and its people, the Rapanui. Take a first walk around the lodge an opportunity to get a feel of the island and contemplate the privileged view of the Pacific Ocean.

PM: Head back to the lodge and have lunch in our terrace or dining room, and maybe finish the afternoon relaxing in our hot tub.

Explora Rapa Nui's 4-Day Essential Easter Island Itinerary Day One - Hiking Rano Raraku.
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Snorkelling & Diving

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Rapa Nui. This day is completely customizable.

AM- PM: Today, don't forget your swimsuit. We will take a boat to the motus, where we can snorkel and appreciate the island cliffs and caves from a new perspective. For those travelers holding diving certificates, we will discover Easter Island’s underwater world. However, if you don ́t hold one, Explora offers an exploration to learn the basics, at an extra cost. Unlike the bigger motus where the Birdman competition was held, Motuo Pope is no bigger than a meter tall. Located on the seashore, it forms a perfect pool where you can float and let your mind wander.

Explora Rapa Nui's 4-Day Essential Easter Island Itinerary Day Two - Snorkelling Excursion.
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Hiking at Terevaka Volcano & Traditional Tunu Ahi Lunch

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Rapa Nui. This day is completely customizable.

AM: We begin hiking at the foothill of the Terevaka Volcano to reach the highest spot in the island. Peer out over the immensity of the ocean helps you understand why Easter Island is called the navel of the world.

PM: We descend towards Ahu Akivi with the 7 moai as a backdrop, we gather for an outdoor Tunu Ahi lunch, the traditional way of preparing fish. Volcanic rocks are placed over the fire, with gentle heat rising from within. The cooking method is slow, but it couldn’t be any other way next to the Pacific Ocean, where the waves and tides set the pace. Travelers often get together in front of Ahu Tahai, in Hanga Roa, the island’s biggest town to watch the sun set exactly behind the moai.

Explora Rapa Nui's 4-Day Essential Easter Island Itinerary Day Three - Traditional Tunu Ahi Lunch.
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Departure

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Rapa Nui. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Enjoy your final morning at Explora Explora Rapa Nui before you depart, ready for your onward adventure or your safe journey home.

Explora Rapa Nui's 4-Day Essential Easter Island Itinerary Day Four - Biking Excursion.
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5 Day - Essential Easter Island

itinerary map

Arrival to Explora Rapa Nui

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Rapa Nui. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Iorana! Welcome to Explora on Rapa Nui. This is the time to disconnect and enter this mystical land. You are located at 2,300 miles from the continent, surrounded by the intense blue sea and standing among the colossal stone statues, the moai. Easter Island is a place that has appealed to explorers of all times. Our guides will welcome you and introduce the explorations that will embark you on the story of this land and its people, the Rapanui. Take a first walk around the lodge an opportunity to get a feel of the island and contemplate the privileged view of the Pacific Ocean.

PM: Head back to the lodge and have lunch in our terrace or dining room, and maybe finish the afternoon relaxing in our hot tub.

Explora Rapa Nui's 5-Day Essential Easter Island Itinerary Day One - Walking the Islands.
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Rano Kau Crater

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Rapa Nui. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Walking on Rapa Nui with our Explora guides means talking and sharing first-hand the stories handed down from their ancestors. Our route today goes up to the rim of the Rano Kau crater, the largest on the Island and entry point to Orongo, the ancient ceremonial village where the Birdman competition took place. Walking along the edge of the Rano Kau volcano crater and seeing the vast ocean or contemplating the origin of the Rano Raraku rock figures and the moai quarry, you delve deep in Easter Island ́s oral tradition.

PM: In anticipation of your next day, take a good look at the motu, the islets that rise up in the middle of the sea, with excellent conditions for snorkeling. Its waters are so clear that visibility can reach 197 feet.

Explora Rapa Nui's 5-Day Essential Easter Island Itinerary Day Two - Rano Kau Crater.
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Snorkelling & Diving

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Rapa Nui. This day is completely customizable.

AM- PM: Today, don't forget your swimsuit. We will take a boat to the motus, where we can snorkel and appreciate the island cliffs and caves from a new perspective. For those travelers holding diving certificates, we will discover Easter Island’s underwater world. However, if you don ́t hold one, Explora offers an exploration to learn the basics, at an extra cost. Unlike the bigger motus where the Birdman competition was held, Motuo Pope is no bigger than a meter tall. Located on the seashore, it forms a perfect pool where you can float and let your mind wander.

Explora Rapa Nui's 5-Day Essential Easter Island Itinerary Day Three - Swimming Excursion.
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Biking at Ahu Islanda

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Rapa Nui. This day is completely customizable.

AM: On your final full day, if you wish to do so, you can explore some of the most impressive Ahu of the island on bike. We ride from the lodge towards Ahu Tongariki, the best-rebuilt platform with 15 intact moai. The Ahu are sacred sites. They appear like a stone platform with a moai on top, but each is unique, reflecting the importance of protecting the memory of their ancestors. We continue along the coastline visiting several archaeological sites up to Anakena. Don ́t forget your swimsuit to enjoy the beach.

PM: Make the most of this last night with us, take in all of the Rapa Nui experience and the unique encounters with its people. We hope you somehow feel part of the Rapa Nui world.

Explora Rapa Nui's 5-Day Essential Easter Island Itinerary Day Four - Biking at Ahu Islanda.
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Departure

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Rapa Nui. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Enjoy your final morning at Explora Rapa Nui before you depart, ready for your onward adventure or your safe journey home.

Explora Rapa Nui's 5-Day Essential Easter Island Itinerary Day Five - Departure.
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Bar
Pool
Living Room
Living Room
Entrance
Dining Room

Suites & Cabins

Explora Rapa Nui's Varua Room.
26 Cabins

Varua Room

Guests
2 - 3
Size
32 m² / 345 ft²
Beds
King / Twin / Triple

There are 26 Varúa Rooms offering views of the sea. Designed to take full advantage of the silence, privacy, and spaciousness of the surrounding landscape, ensuring deep rest after a long day of exploration.

Each Varua Room includes one king sized bed or two twin beds, an (optional) extra bed for children (subject to availability), air conditioning, heating, jetted bathtub, hair dryer, WC in separate environment, and complimentary wake up calls.

Explora Rapa Nui's Raa Suite.
4 Cabins

Raa Suite

Guests
2 - 3
Size
44 m² / 474 ft²
Beds
King / Twin / Triple

Raa Suites offer stunning views of the sea. Designed to take full advantage of the silence, privacy, and spaciousness of the surrounding landscape, ensuring deep rest after a long day of exploration.

Each Raa Suite includes one king sized bed or two twin beds, an (optional) extra bed for children (subject to availability), air conditioning, heating, jetted bathtub, hair dryer, WC in separate environment, and complimentary wake up calls.

Technical Information

Property Layout

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Heating
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details