Easter Island Travel Package

Rapa Nui and Moais

According to countryaah, Easter Island or Rapa Nui in Polynesian, is an island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean west of South America, in the Chilean region of Valparaíso, 400 km from the nearest coast. Easter Island got its name from the fact that Jakob Roggeveen and his crew celebrated Easter Day 1722 off the island before stepping ashore. Short for IPC by abbreviationfinder, the Easter Island is almost triangular in shape. It is an enigmatic place and is known for its more than 1,000 stone statues Рmoais. The theories about its Moais are many and they are of varying size and are, among other things, located along the coast and are completely or partially carved from the slopes of the volcano Rano Raraku. Here you also enjoy breathtaking Polynesian nature and fantastic South Sea beaches.

Easter Island

EASTER ISLAND – CHILE

The stone statues – Moai
There are about 1,045 stone statues of various sizes registered. The statues are called moai and most are carved from stone from Rano Raraku. There are half-finished statues left in the rocks, which indicates that the quarry may have been abandoned in a hurry or during a period when some clans did not have the resources to carve statues. The inhabitants of Easter Island began with this more than 1,000 years ago. Each tribe carved its own statues to honor a dead chief. From his place he could then keep an eye on the village which was adjacent to the place of worship. The statues had individual names, which the early visitors noted. With the exception of a few, they all face the island. According to the myths, the statues “walked to their places” with the help of a supernatural force, mana.

Rongo rongo
Wooden slabs with inscriptions where the signs are called rongo rongo were first found in the 1860s. Today, twenty-one tiles with a total of about 11,000 characters have been collected. In each home there was a painting adorned with hieroglyphs, but none of the islanders wanted to tell what the signs meant. The paintings have never been interpreted, despite many attempts. In the 1860s, people switched to the Latin alphabet and the knowledge of the meaning of the rongo rongo plates disappeared forever. One hundred and twenty different characters have been identified, among them fish, birds, gods, and various geometric shapes. According to oral tradition, the written language came to the island through its first settlers, named Hotu Matua.

EASTER ISLAND

Moai
There are about 1,045 stone statues of various sizes registered. The statues are called moai and most are carved from stone from Rano Raraku. There are half-finished statues left in the rocks, which indicates that the quarry may have been abandoned in a hurry or during a period when some clans did not have the resources to carve statues. The inhabitants of Easter Island began with this more than 1,000 years ago. Each tribe carved its own statues to honor a dead chief. From his place he could then keep an eye on the village which was adjacent to the place of worship. The statues had individual names, which the early visitors noted. With the exception of a few, they all face the island. According to the myths, the statues “walked to their places” with the help of a supernatural force, mana.

EASTER ISLAND

Easter Island or Rapa Nui in Polynesian, is an island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean west of South America, in the Chilean region of Valparaíso, 400 km from the nearest coast.

Climate The
climate on Easter Island is subtropical, with an average temperature of around 22 degrees. The island has an annual rainfall of 113 centimeters and it is warmest and wettest between December and February. The coldest is between June and August.

Visa
No – Nordic citizens can stay 90 days without a visa.

Currency
Chilean Peso – CLP

100 CLP = 1.38 SEK

Language
Spanish is the official language. Rapa Nui by indigenous locals.

Vaccinations
Mandatory – No compulsory vaccines are required for entry.

Recommended – Children who have not had or previously been vaccinated against measles, mumps or rubella should be vaccinated against these diseases. Contact your vaccination center for personal needs.

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