Are you ready to travel to one of the most unique spots on earth? Easter Island is a gem, far away from mainland Chile. We can’t wait for you to get here! But first thing is first, you need to pack. Sometimes it is tough to figure out what you need, and to make it easier we’ve put together a detailed packing list for you to follow:
1. Clothes for the Island
You should bring a range of clothing for Easter Island. We recommend the following:
T-shirts and Shorts – Bring clothes for warmer temperatures! A few pairs of shorts and a variety of T-shirts will work.
Warmer Clothes – Just in case, it’s always a good idea to come prepared with some warmer clothes in case it cools down. Pack a sweatshirt, long sleeve shirt and a pair of long pants.
A Raincoat – Bring a light raincoat in case of showers.
2. Beach Necessities
Prepare to spend time on some beautiful beaches. This means you’ll need beach wear and accessories!
Sunscreen— It’s important to protect your skin from the strong sun on Easter Island. Try to bring a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30 and remember to reapply throughout the day.
Aloe – In case of sunburn, bring some aloe for your skin. You’ll be happy to have this if you burn easily!
Sunglasses – The sun can get bright on Easter Island! We recommend bringing a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes.
Swimsuit – Pack a swimsuit so you can enjoy the beautiful waters.
Beach Towel – Stay dry on the beach by bringing a beach towel. It’s a good idea to bring two in case one gets very sandy.
Flip flops or Sandals – For lazy days on the beach, bring a pair of flip flops or sandals to walk around in.
3. Travel Essentials
There’s a few items essential for any travel enthusiast visiting Chile. These items will make your trip more comfortable and enjoyable.
Proper Medications —Don’t leave home without your necessary medications.
Trekking Equipment — Come with trekking boots and trekking poles if you plan to partake in any hikes. High ankle boots give a bit more protection and we also recommend walking in them at home before using them on Easter Island. Trekking poles can be selected by standing straight and bending your arm to a 90 degree angle. The pole should be at the level of your wrist.
Day Backpack — You will most likely go on different day trips and adventures when you come to Easter Island. A day backpack is useful for these trips, helping you hold snacks, water, your wallet and anything else you may need.
A Sturdy Water Bottle — Of course you can always purchase bottled water when you get to Chile. But here at EcoChile, we like to be kind to our earth. The water is safe to drink in Chile, so bring your own water bottle when you travel. It is useful for adventure activities and is Eco-friendly.
Toiletries and a First Aid Kit — Come prepared with your lotion, toothpaste, soap, etc. It’s also not a bad idea to bring a small, personal first kit in case of emergencies.
Camera — This one is important! After all, you are coming to a very special place! Don’t forget a camera to capture all your incredible memories.
Converters – The electrical plugs in Chile use 220 voltage. If your country uses a different type of outlet, make sure you bring a converter.
Money – Don’t forget to change your currency into Chilean pesos. Many stores also accept the following credit cards: American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Diners Club.
With this you are set! Get your bags ready and prepare for a fantastic trip to the beautiful Easter Island. If you have any questions or would like more detailed information, feel free to send us a message via email or our online messaging service. We are always happy to help in anyway we can.