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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.

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