Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Journey to Easter Island


Easter Island, Osterinsel, Isla de Pascua, Rapanui,  Rapa Nui,
 Te Pito o Te Henua (the navel of the world).

Easter Island Facts & Summary.
 Easter Island World Heritage Site.
 Easter Island travel guide.


Where is Easter Island?

Easter Island is the Chilean,  world's most isolated island. Easter  Island is located in  the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Jacob Roggeveen discovered Easter Island on Easter Day in April 1722.


Ahu Tongariki

International Air Transport Association airport code: IPC, International Civil Aviation Organization airport code: SCIP.
Mataveri International Airport at Hanga Roa is 3,759 kilometres 2,336 mi from Santiago, Chile, IATA: SCL. Mataveri International Airport is the most remote airport in the world.
Volcanoes of easter island

Rano Raraku volcano
Most of the  Statues  in the Easter island come from the slopes of the Rano Raraku.

Rano Kau volcano
located on the southwestern part of Easter Island  in  Rapa Nui National Park. The crater Rano Kau volcano is 1km in diameter and 200 meters deep. Near the Rano Kau Crater is  Orongo village.

Terevaka volcano 
Located at the north end Island is
the highest point in Easter Island, 511 meters above sea level.

The Poike volcano
it is the second highest (370 meters) and  the oldest volcano on the island.

Puna Pau volcano
is a small extinct volcano  located near the village Hanga Roa.
Puna Pau , source of red scoria rock from which the pukao were carved. Pukao are the hats or topknots placed on heads  Easter Island statues.