Easter Island is the most isolated inhabited place on Earth and the easternmost inhabited island of Polynesia. The nearest point in South America is Concepcion in Chile, 3747 kms to the south east. The land area is 166 sq. kms. Caves and cliffs mark the coastline of this volcanic island. Easter Island is famous for its stone statues (maois) and caves. Speculation about the origins of the early inhabitants brings increasing numbers of tourists, especially from Chile.

The climate is temperate with little variations between seasons. The average temperature is 20°C and slightly warmer in January and February. Temperature variation between day and night is slight and frost is unknown. The wettest months are March to June but prolonged drought is not uncommon. Winds are a major climatic factor.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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