Easter Island is one of the most amazing places we’ve ever been to. Travelling there in style with LATAM Business Class made it even more special! Read about our two-day-stay in Hanga Roa.
LATAM Business Class to Easter Island
Getting to Easter Island from Chile is easy and comfortable. LATAM serves Mataveri Airport (IPC) daily from Santiago (SCL) with a Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner. Due to the lack of business travellers on this route, there are good business class deals available. Read more about our flight to Easter Island and how we got the best price for our business class flight:
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Regardless in which class you travel, it is a highlight when Easter Island emerges on the horizon after several hours over the Ocean. An impressive view in its own way, considering how small and isolated this island is!
LATAM’s Dreamliner at Mataveri Airport (IPC)
Airport transfer and rental car
Prior to our arrival, we organized an airport transfer and a rental car booking hthrough our accommodation. So all we had to do was retrieve our bags and start thisadventure!
Renting a car had been a last minute decision but proved to be very useful. Although the island is small, the distances between the attractions are too far to walk and even going there by bike would have cost a lot of valuable time.
The rented 4-wheel-drive Jeep was delivered to the accommodation as promised and the vehicle was in a good condition. The fact that there is no car insurance available on the island was a bit disturbing at first, but after his first tour through Hanga Roa, we stopped thinking about it.
Driving around the island was fun:
There was very little traffic and passing vehicles drove with a slow pace. At the end of the day, we had encountered more cows and wild horses along the road than other human beings!
We stayed at Marae Cabanas Premium. The accommodation was close to the airport and to town, had a fully equipped kitchen, a separate bedroom as well as a well-kept garden:
Food and beverage offers on Easter Island are limited and expensive. Therefrore we brought most of the food with us from Santiago and prepared it in the kitchen of our apartment.
All the attractions on Easter Island are part of a National Park. Having paid the entrance fee of 60 Euro/ person at the airport, we were free to visit any attractions at least once.
The combination of black stone, incredible green grass and blue see in the background was breathtaking!
Rano Kau crater lake:
Anakena Beach with its white sands, crystal clear and warm water and coconut palm trees. Although it is Easter Island’s only beach, it was not crowded at all.
In the evenings, we watched the sunset at the coast and enjoyed the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere!
We spent two unforgettable days in Easter Island. It really is an amazing place and can be highly recommended!
Mr Grumbert’s travel tips for Easter Island:
- Look out for business class deals on LATAM’s Spanish website.
- Rent a car and don’t worry about missing insurance, driving on Easter Island is easy!
- Stay at a local B&B or apartment instead of choosing an overpriced hotel. You won’t be spending much time in your room anyway!
- Bring your food from Santiago and prepare your own meals. Offers in local supermarkets and restaurants are limited due to the isolated location of the island.
- Visit each attraction at least once and spent your final day on the island re-visiting your favourite places. Beware: Some places such as Rano Raraku can only be entered once during your stay, so decide carefully!
- Bring your bathing clothes – the beach is beautiful! But note that there is a lot of rain year round and there is no guarantee that you will be able to swim at all.
- Don’t forget your sun blocker – you will need it!
- Watch the sunset at the coast
- Don’t be afraid of the countless stray dogs – most of them are friendly fellows!
- Don’t worry too much about bugs, spiders etc. We didn’t encounter any insects, not even mosquitos.
- Take as many pictures as you can – after your return you will regret every picture you didn’t make.