For anyone that is unfamiliar with the geographic isolation of Easter Island, the tiny island is a five-hour flight due west of Santiago, Chile. The most popular way to get there is to fly into Santiago and catch a flight on LAN airlines to Easter Island. Alternatively, there’s a limited flight schedule on LAN Airlines from Lima, Peru to Easter Island.
In either case, because of its location and the fact that one airline has a monopoly on the route, a trip to Easter Island can be expensive.
Despite the expensive flight and remoteness of Easter Island, people still shell out their hard earned cash for a flight to visit the island, which is UNESCO world heritage site.
I won’t be spending too much time on Easter Island as the entire island consists of 163 sq/km or 63 sq/miles. According to travel sites, the entire island can be seen in a few hours if one rents a car. As the Fit World Traveler, the thought of renting a car has not even crossed my mind. Instead, I plan on touring the island on a mountain bike. I’ll see how that works out.