Easter Island Travel Fact File (January 2024)

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Easter Island, a Chilean territory, is a remote volcanic island in Polynesia. Its native name is Rapa Nui. It’s famed for archaeological sites, including nearly 900 monumental statues called moai, created by inhabitants during the 13th–16th centuries. The moai are carved human figures with oversized heads, often resting on massive stone pedestals called ahus.

Climate in Easter Island

Humid subtropical climate


Range from 24°C from January-March and 19°C from July-September

Time Difference in Easter Island

Easter Island is 5 hours behind of the UK

Language in Easter Island

Spanish – Official language.

Commonly Used Words in Easter Island

Hello = Hola

Goodbye = Adios

Thank you = Gracias

Please = Por favor

Yes = Si

No = No

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Which Plug Do I Need in Easter Island?

The most commonly used power plugs and sockets in Easter Island are Type C and L.

What is The Local Currency in Easter Island?

Chilean Peso-

£100 in Chilean Peso’s is 111,488.59 CLP (January 2024)

What Credit Cards Can I Use in Easter Island?

Credit cards are widely accepted on Easter Island. You can use it to pay the entrance fee to the Rapa Nui National Park which is where most of the Moai statues are located in, and most car rental and tour agencies accept credit card payment. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted everywhere. Other credit card brands are less accepted

Tipping in Easter Island

Tips are not included in the overall price of our treks and adventure trips, but most trekkers do tip their guides, porters, and cooks on the penultimate or final day of the trip. Tipping is a universal custom in adventure travel, but is not obligatory, so you should never feel forced into it, but it is a tradition on the trail. Tipping policies can be found through the Vamoos app for each individual trip.

Approximate Food & Drink Prices in Easter Island (January 2024)

Coke/Pepsi 1,223.45 CLP

Water 982.03 CLP

Coffee 2,622.75 CLP

Beer 3000.00 CLP

Inexpensive Meal 7,500.00 CLP

Passport Validity for Easter Island

Your passport should have an ‘expiry date’ after the day you plan to leave Chile.

Check with your travel provider that your passport and other travel documents meet requirements. Renew your passport if you need to.

You will be denied entry if you do not have a valid travel document or try to use a passport that has been reported lost or stolen.

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Do I Need a Visa for Easter Island? (January 2024)

You can visit Chile for up to 90 days without a visa.

The Chilean immigration authorities will give you a tourist card (‘tarjeta de turismo’), an A5-sized white form. Keep it safe and give it to immigration when you leave the country. If you lose it, Chilean police investigations (PDI) allows you to request a copy online (choose ‘Duplicado de tarjeta de turismo’). You can also go to the nearest PDI office.

To stay longer (to work or study, for business travel or for other reasons), you must meet the Chilean Government’s entry requirements.

To enter Rapa Nui (Easter Island) you must:

COVID-19 Requirements for Easter Island? (January 2024)

There are no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements for travellers entering Chile.

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