Once in my life I would really like to see those statues from the Easter Island.

enter image description here Image from Wikipedia.

Since it is really far away from anywhere else, I wonder how I can get there. Is there an airport on the island that I can use as a tourist? And can I fly in from Chile? Or are there any other direct flights (also from other countries)? Is it also possible to go there by ship?

And how many time should I allow myself to spend there? Can I see the stuff in 1 day, 1 week, 1 month?

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    Most of the things still apply (except for the prices): guardian.co.uk/travel/2003/sep/20/userstraveladvice
    – Anonymous
    Dec 20, 2011 at 9:41
  • I'll add another question: is it possible to get there from other country? (not Chile)
    – Ivan
    Dec 20, 2011 at 9:50
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    @Ivan I thought I included it with other direct flights, but now I made it more clear. Thanks. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:53
  • I'd been told the cheapest way to get there is to include it as a stop on a round-the-world plane ticket, but maybe costs have gone down since then or maybe I'm confusing it with the Galapagos. Dec 20, 2011 at 12:26
  • British author Douglas Adams claimed he ended up on Easter Island by accident (plane refueling) while flying from South America to Australia. May 30, 2017 at 12:17

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Lonely Planet has information on this. There are flights from/to Santiago and from/to Papeete. Some people choose this connection just to travel between France and Tahiti by avoiding annoyances of a transit through the USA.

Lan Airlines (100-920; Av Atamu Tekena s/n; 9am-4:30pm Mon-Fri & 9am-12:30pm Sat), near Av Pont, is the only airline serving Rapa Nui. It has four flights per week to/from Santiago and two per week to/from Papeete (Tahiti). A standard economy round-trip fare from Santiago can range from US$700 to US$900. Flights are often overbooked, so it is essential to reconfirm your ticket two days before departure.


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