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Chile – Easter Island

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Chile  officially the Republic of Chile (Spanish: Republica de Chile), is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometers (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica,.
Santiago is one of those metropolitan joys where the more you look, the more you find. Funky cafes and dance clubs dot Bellavista, Forest Park art collections range from pre-Columbian to contemporary, and architecture runs the gamut from the 16th-century San Francisco Church to mirrored office towers. Shop with the locals at Mall Panora¡mico and give your palate meals to remember with hearty Chilean fare.
Only 70 miles northwest of capital Santiago, Valparaiso is Chile’s main port and known for its bohemian, artistic vibe and lovely vistas. Its UNESCO-designated historic downtown offers charming colonial architecture, great seafood restaurants, markets and stores. Take 100-year-old funicular Ascensor Artilleria or climb Cerro Concepcion for stunning ocean and city views. Back at street level, visit writer Pablo Neruda’s house.

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[tg_program title=”4-5 days” place=”Santiago and Valparaiso”]Easter Island (Spanish: Isla de Pascua in Rapanui is called Rapa Nui ( “Big Island”), Te Pito O Te Henua ( “World Navel”) and Mata Ki Te Rangi ( “Fixed Eyes In The Sky”) is an eastern daPolinésia island, located in the south Pacific Ocean. it is located 3700 km away from the west coast of Chile and is the Chilean province of Easter island. Its population in 2002 was 3791 people, 3304 of which lived in the capital Hanga Roa. It is famous for its huge stone statues, the moai. It is part of the V Region of Valparaiso, belonging to Chile.páscoa is a volcanic island, its territory is triangular in shape and is a bit more isolated land the world on the edge of East Polynesia. According to Jared Diamond, three volcanic eruptions led to the island for millions of years, at different times. Since then, volcanoes remain dormant. the oldest of them is the Poike, which erupted there about 600,000 years, forming the southern triangle corner. the second eruption the Rano Kau appeared in the southwest corner of the island. Finally, the eruption of Terevaka, located in the northern corner of the triangle.
The island covers an area of ​​170 km² and its elevation is 510 meters. Its topography is smooth, deep valleys, except their craters, steep slopes and volcanic cinder cones.
The Easter geography has always represented great challenges to its settlers, as to this day still is. Its climate, while hot for European and North American standards, is cold by the standards of most of the islands of Polynesia. So much so that important plants such as coconut (introduced in Easter only in modern times), do not do well on the island, and breadfruit (also recently introduced), Easter is a windy place, falls from standing ahead of time. In addition, the surrounding ocean is too cold and does not allow the formation of coral reefs, making the poor island for both fish and shellfish associated with the coral atolls, like fish in general (of all the species of fish, Easter It has only 127).
All these factors result in less food sources. Besides, the rain – whose average annual rainfall is 1300 mm, apparently abundant infiltrates rapidly in volcanic and porous soil of the island. Therefore, there is limitation of drinking water. Only with great effort the islanders get enough water for drinking, cooking and cultivar.Fascinante and isolated from the world, Páscoaé Island the last frontier South daAmérica. Discovery on Easter Sunday 1722 and later annexed by Chile, more precisely to 3500 kilometers of its coastline, it has essentially Polynesian roots and is filled with sweeping vistas.
Brave sailors in the western Pacific arrived here around the year 1000, establishing a unique civilization which believed to be the “navel of the world”, full of mysteries. The more enduring and unmistakable of the questions refers to its main symbols, the moais.
These giant volcanic rock statues, 1-10 meters high and weighing up to 80 tons, are spread around the perimeter of the island and are pretty much the last legacy of a people whose writing and culture practically disappeared. How they were built and what its function are questions that provoke heated debate. Address those, however, awakens the visitor insight, which begins its passionate search for an answer.
[tg_header title=”How To Get There”]Easter Island is not a next destination of Brazil or the United States, so get ready for a long trip. However, consider this a great excuse to match your itinerary with stops at strategic places such as Santiago de Chile, or stretching it to the French Polynesia.
[tg_header title=”Attractions”]Between the blue sea and the volcanic relief, they are great trails to explore by bike, on horseback, aboard a tour or even on foot. Hanga Roa, the only town on the island, focuses not only the local airport but most of the hotels, restaurants and Easter services, including operators that organize activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, excursions to nearby islets and kayaking.
Among the best trips are those that pass by volcanoes Rano Kau and Rano Raraku and the ceremonial village of Orongo.
Tourists can still entertain yourself with some beautiful beaches such as Anakena calm – which has its own set of moai – and a complex system of caves.
The artisan market of Hanga Roa, you can take a break for shopping and buy typical handicraft products of the island, such as wood carving and stone and shell necklaces and coral.
In time, many travelers extend their visit to Easter Island to Tahiti, in French Polynesia.
Gastronomy
As it is an island, the fish supply is extraordinary. Grilled tuna and ceviche are some of the local specialties, always combined with fresh Chilean white wines.
Much hotels offer shows of Polynesian dances. Some others go further, promoting a ritual called Umu Pae, with typical music and dance, talk on the history of the Rapa Nui people and a different menu, including meat and vegetables cooked underground on volcanic and stones covered with banana leaves .

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