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Explora Rapa Nui

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Top quality accommodation, food, facilities and excursions at the Explora Rapa Nui make it most certainly the best place to stay on Easter Island. Set on a hill that faces the sea, the hotel is in the southwest of the island, 5.6 km (3.5 miles) from the only town, Hanga Roa.

It's a fantastic base to begin exploring this mysterious and intriguing island, where the origin and evolution of the culture has yet to be fully explained. Volcanic rock from the island and wood from the mainland have been used in the construction of the Explora, with 30 guest rooms branching off from the living and dining areas. There's also a bar, pool, massage salon and an open-air pool.

OUR RATING: First Class

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Tour ideas in Easter Island

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Explora Rapa Nui as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Ahu Akivi
      Moai, Easter Island

      Ahu Akivi

      Ahu Akivi

      This half day excursion takes you to visit a site with three Tahai ceremonial platforms, all of which were restored in 1974.

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    • Ahus Vaihu & Akahanga
      View of Rano Raraku, Easter Island

      Ahus Vaihu & Akahanga

      Ahus Vaihu & Akahanga

      Visit Ahus Vaihu and the unrestored Akahanga on the south coast of the island. Continue on toward Rano Raraku, a quarry where almost all 900 existing statues were carved, 397 still standing or lying on the slopes of the extinct volcano with a crater lake.

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    • Orongo and Rano Kau
      Rano Kau, Easter Island

      Orongo and Rano Kau

      Orongo and Rano Kau

      This half day excursion will take you to visit the extinct volcano, Rano Kau.

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