How to Find Cheap Flights to Easter Island
Search for flights to Easter Island and begin your next travel adventure in this intriguing and exotic location. Mataveri International Airport (IPC) is the central hub of all air traffic in Easter Island. All you have to do is pick your dates and enter the airport from which you wish to fly. You can also pick dates by the month and put "United Kingdom" in the "From" field. You'll then be able to follow in Captain Cook's footsteps and set off on one of the flights to Easter Island.
When to Book
To get a great deal on flights to Easter Island, it's best to book early and travel during the off season. The winter season, July through August, sees very few visitors to Easter Island, so tickets are often a steal during these months.
Airports With Direct Flights From the U.K.
It is not possible to take direct flights to Easter Island from any airport in the U.K. However, there are two airports from which U.K. travellers can fly to reach Easter Island. They are Arturo Merino Benitez (SCL) in Santiago, Chile, and Sao Paulo Guarulhos (GRU) in Sao Paolo, Brazil. It is also possible to fly by way of Tahiti.
Airlines That Fly to Easter Island From the U.K.
You can secure cheap flights to Easter Island through using the Skyscanner search tool to find the best deals. LATAM Airlines is the most popular option to fly in to Easter Island.
Mataveri Airport used to be a site for space shuttles to land on aborted missions. NASA and the airport worked together to expand the runway in 1987. Because of the expansion, the runway can now accommodate any passenger jet in the world. After deplaning from one of the cheap flights to Easter Island, you can pick one of four nearby hotels. These four offer transportation to and from the airport.
When to Go
Easter Island is in the Southern Hemisphere, so travellers should remember that the seasons are reversed. Summertime is the most popular time to travel, and the summer season runs from late December to February. Should you prefer solitude to crowds, October through November or March through April are good times to visit.
What's the Weather Like?
The temperature in Easter Island is remarkably consistent. It seldom drops lower than freezing or climbs higher than 26 degrees Celsius. The winter weather in July and August is the wettest while the summer weather over the holidays is the driest.
City Guide: What to See and Do
Easter Island's iconic moai are the chief attraction. Most travellers ride the "hop-on-hop-off" bus, rent a car or bicycle, or hire horses to see the magnificent statues. The statues are sacrosanct to the indigenous Rapa Nui people. Visitors should not touch the statues or walk on or around the platforms.
Visitors can also see and participate in music and dance festivals. Many of these have been influenced by Tahitian and Samoan culture. The sooty tern is central to the island's mythology, and travellers can observe ceremonies dedicated to the sacred Birdman. It is central to the religion of the Rapa Nui. To find out more about getaways to Easter Island, consult our guide.
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Airports near Easter Island
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