, 2022-08-30 02:00:00,
Lying more than 2,300 miles from Chile and the nearest isles of Polynesia in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, Easter Island—or Rapa Nui, as the locals call it—is the most remote inhabited island in the world, taking the top spot on the United Nations’ “Isolation Index.”
On August 4, the island—a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its fascinating moai, the massive and mysterious stone monoliths that put it on the travel industry map—reopened to tourists following an 868-day shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
With flights now resuming twice weekly from Santiago to Mataveri International Airport, intrepid adventure travelers can look forward to another imminent reopening: Explora Rapa Nui, a LEED-certified, 30-room luxury lodge and the island’s most desirable address, which will again welcome guests beginning September 24, 2022.
Guests can choose from over 30 explorations, including guided hikes, bike rides, snorkeling, and scuba diving excursions designed to immerse them in Rapa Nui’s singular culture. You can also select activities based on exploration zone—the Poike zone, for example, named after the island’s oldest volcano, offers some of its most unusual…
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