The best way to get to Chile is via Brazil with Emirates (www.emirates. com) and then on to Santiago and Easter Island with Chilean national carrier LAN (www.lan.com). LAN flies to Easter Island a few times a week, so you’ll probably need to book a few nights in Santiago before and after your trip. In the trendy Las Condes neighbourhood, the Ritz-Carlton Santiago is a great base when exploring this unsung city.
We travelled with luxury adventure company Explora, which offers a fantastic Easter Island package including transfers from Hanga Roa airport, daily explorations (hikes, snorkelling, boat trips and bike rides) with bilingual guides and full-board accommodation at Posada de Mike Rapu. A four-night stay in a double room starts from $3,220 (Dh11,825). For more information, visit www.explora.com.