explora Rapa Nui
Exceptional first class hotel with a focus on unique experiences and a luxurious yet unassuming design aesthetic that seeks to blend in with the natural surroundings.
The exceptional first-class explora Rapa Nui, with its unassuming low-rise design blending subtly into the landscape, places its emphasis on enhancing your appreciation of the unique natural environment and atmosphere of Easter Island – one of the most remote places on Earth, and one of the most extraordinary. Treeless and windy, the island nonetheless possesses incredible beauty, and explora's experience-led approach is ideally suited to showcasing its appeal.
You will be well looked after by the locally recruited staff, whose typically Polynesian shyness and unobtrusive personality are part of the place’s charm. The hotel buildings also mingle lavish comfort with modesty, built from wood and the volcanic stone which predominates here.
explora specialises in its own completely unpretentious brand of luxury, with a focus on activities that reveal the special features of the surrounding area. Included in your stay is a tailored programme of excursions to all the island's celebrated sites and some less well-known ones. Our favourite is the trek to Hanga Oteo, winding along the rugged coastline past ahu platforms and toppled moai en route before arriving at the tropical paradise of Anakena beach to a picnic lunch.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
"The guides at explora are great with sustainable, low-impact travel, always picking up trash if they spot it (even if it is not from the group). I tried on my part to keep things in pdf format, only printing those items that are absolutely necessary. The explora group, as well as Hostal de La Rabida both encourage less waste by not using bottled water. Explora even supplies us with reusable bottles for water!"YC, Singapore
"For me this was perfect and worth the money. I really appreciated being able to tailor the trips during the day and if necessary have a guide too. The food was excellent.”ME, Angel
A lovely hotel in a glorious setting. We knew meal costs on Easter Island would be expensive because of need to import most items but we thought evening meals in the hotel were not good value for money compared with meals available in the town.PA, Canterbury
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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
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A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
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Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Millie Davies - Travel Expert
Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.
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Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
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Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
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After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
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Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.