Easter Island

Easter Island/Rapa Nui | Expert Panel

June 04, 2024

Today, we embark on a journey to a place shrouded in mystery — mesmerizing Easter Island. Nestled in the heart of the vast Pacific Ocean, this remote paradise beckons with its Moai statues, pristine beaches, and a rich cultural heritage.

I previously thought a visit to Easter Island would be mostly focused around seeing the famous statues, but I now understand that this destination is so much more. When you think of the remoteness of the people and their reliance on the land, and weave in the history of struggle and limited natural resources – this far flung land provides a case study as a microcosm for the rest of the world. And you’ll hear in this episode how it literally blew my mind.

Joining me today are Matias Alamo and Pepe Huke, General Manager, and Lead Guide of Explora, the top luxury lodge on the island. We dive into everything from the vibrant Rapa Nui Culture to the amazing experiences you can have on the island today.  

 

 

Listen to hear:

  • 02:12 – About their favorite spot on Rapa Nui
  • 03:21 – What the geography of the island is
  • 05:50 – About the history of the island before Europeans arrived
  • 11:42 – Who their favorite historical character from here is
  • 12:41 – Why the water is so clear 
  • 13:37 – What the feeling when facing the Moai statues is
  • 15:01 – How their culture differs from the Chilean 
  • 20:22 – What has changed post-pandemic
  • 22:45 – About Explora’s mission, ethos, and their work
  • 24:56 – How the luxury accommodation was built here
  • 29:05 – Why you’ll understand the Moai once you come here
  • 32:04 – What you can expect to experience on the island
  • 36:04 – How they have special memories of past guests
  • 38:09 – About their favorite choices from the island
  • 45:33 – What you will learn about the world and humanity by visiting Easter Island

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