Our secret destination is finally unveiled!
After going through a variety of options we are currently on a plane to the most remote airport in the world!
We’ll be spending 3 nights on Easter Island. It’s 2,336 miles from the nearest airport (Santiago, Chile) in the middle of the South Pacific. We’re hoping to get some great photos of the moai, the huge head statues scattered around the island, and just be amazed by how far we are from anything.
If you haven’t been able to tell I love geographical locations which is what took us to the southernmost point of Africa and caused us to pull over for a photo at the Tropic of Capricorn. And yes, we will be planning a trip to Antarctica some day to stay at the bottom of the world!
While it is very far away, it’s actually not that difficult to get to, albeit fairly expensive. Again, my frequent flier miles have come in handy, as we were able to get a LIM-IPC-SCL itinerary for 25,000 British Airways miles and $43 in taxes per person. All the more reason to get started earning miles for your next trip!
Our trip to the island will be quick, since it’s a small and expensive island. But it’s a big bucket list item for us! Stay tuned to find out where we are ending our trip in December.
What is the most remote location you have been to?
I’m incredibly jealous! Easter Island is high on my bucket list too. Have an amazing time!
Caroline Eaton says
we still can’t believe we are here..! I’ve already taken a million photos!
sounds great!!! will you be staying at the Vaianny guest house? It’s a very nice one. take care
Peti etahi! So excited you ended up going to La Isla de Pascua! Yes, it’s expensive, but it’s surreal to be on a tiny island in the middle of nowhere. Do the hike to Rano Kau and watch the sunrise at Tongariki. (hate self-promoting but..) We wrote a bunch about our experiences there if you need some inspiration. Enjoy!!!
Caroline Eaton says
We love suggestions, we rented a car for tomorrow and are heading up to see the sunrise and explore the island! It is definitely surreal knowing you are out in the middle of the ocean!
So cool!! I’d love to see Easter Island. It’s one of those places that doesn’t even seem real.
Ahhh so jealous! This is on my travel bucket list in a major way – how amazing that you have the opportunity to go! Enjoy enjoy enjoy and please share when you’re done!
John J Gentry says
Even though your articles are several years old they still provide great information for my planning of my trip.