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      what to do travelling with a 2 year old

      Concepción Apr 3, 2014 at 8:28 AM

      Hi, I just booked a trip to Concepcion (friday afternoon to sunday afternoon) and i'm travelling with wife and 2 year old son. i've seen that there is a big park with waterfalls within the city, the famous ship Huascar and the university area to visit.
      would you recommend any other place in the city or around that would be worth a visit (with a 2 year old)?
      i can see that the best recommendation to eat is in the marlet or around it.
      any bad areas in concepcion to avoid? any nice areas to book the hotel?

    • Buses from Salta to San Pedro

      San Pedro de Atacama Apr 11, 2014 at 9:06 PM

      Are there any comfortable air conditioned buses with leg room travelling from Salta to San Pedro? I know there is 1 restroom on the bus, but do they make frequent stops to stretch your legs and stop for a bite to eat and use their restrooms? It looks like it take 12- 14 hours? How much do the buses cost and which one would you recommend? Thanks.


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      local jewellery shop, artist?

      Punta Arenas Apr 3, 2014 at 6:11 AM

      Is there any special, nice local jeweller, jewelry shop in Punta arenas?

      Please recommend me, I would like to visit and buy something.


    • Trekking the W route in late April

      Torres del Paine Apr 3, 2014 at 8:40 AM

      I am a solo traveller looking to trek the W route from 24-28th April and wanted to ask if it is best to book refugios in advance? Many of them seem to have finished for the season (or floes on the 30April) and it's hard to see what I will need to book. Do you think it is possible to book everything in Puerto Natales? Or is it better to book some in advance and risk only a few? I am happy to camp if that is the only option but would prefer a basic bed if possible.

      Also this is at the beginning of a three moth trip and I will have a very large travel ruck sack. Is there somewhere where you can store bags before entering the park?

      Help and tips much appreciated especially from anyone who has done this trip solo.
      Thanks! Vicky

    • resturants

      Arica Mar 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM

      what are some names of restaurants in Arica Chile?

    • Is isla herschel sefty !?

      Isla Herschel Apr 15, 2014 at 7:56 AM

      Hello everyone :)
      Just I want to ask if its sefty ?
      And is there good places to visit?

      Thank you ..

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      Torres del Paine Mar 20, 2014 at 9:06 AM

      We are going to spend 3-4 Easter days in TDP (18 - 20/21 April). Is it possible to see best places (glacier, Torres etc. ) without long hiking (driving a car), in such short time. We would like to stay in the Puerto Natales, rent a car and jump to the Park every day. Does it make sense?

    • Earthquake info

      Iquique Apr 1, 2014 at 5:41 PM

      M8.0 earthquake- 83km NW of Iquique,
      What is happening there? Are things ok?
      Can info from here in Canada be of any help?

    • Self-Drive to Uyuni?

      San Pedro de Atacama Mar 30, 2014 at 8:31 AM

      Hi, my friend and I will be in San Pedro de Atacama for only four days. We would like to make a trip to the Salar de Uyuni and to stay in the Palacio de Sal, but we don't have time to take the usual 3 day tour. We will have a rental car while in Atacama. Is it possible for us to drive ourselves to the Salar de Uyuni from San Pedro or Calama? (Assuming we can sort out the legal details with the rental company.) Meaning can the drive be reasonably done in one day and back the next day? Are the roads relatively passable? If we don't have a satellite phone, are we likely to die a slow and painful death?

    • 24 hours in santiago

      Santiago Apr 4, 2014 at 6:45 AM

      We arrive from Sydney into Santiago for just 24 hours before be catch a connecting flight to Peru. Where is bets to stay that is near the airport but still near the city that we can enjoy and explore for the day ?

      Would downtown be a good idea ?

    • Tours on Easter Island

      Easter Island Dec 14, 2013 at 9:07 AM

      We are on a cruise to Easter Island in January, 2014. We want to book a tour company independent of the ship. Has anyone done this? How was your experience?

      1 Answer Jan 15, 2014 at 4:13 PM
    • Vaccinations

      Easter Island Sep 10, 2013 at 11:45 PM

      Is it important to get a Typhoid Shot? Malaria?

      3 Answers Sep 11, 2013 at 9:12 AM
    • pharmacies, doctors, etc

      Easter Island Aug 25, 2013 at 9:59 AM

      What's the situation like for health care?

      3 Answers Jan 15, 2014 at 4:24 PM
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      Easter island good for small children?

      Easter Island Jul 28, 2013 at 4:34 PM

      Might tag along next year on my husband's business trip to Santiago and make a family vacation to Easter island. But it looks like many of the activities aren't suitable for small kids, like dance performances and hiking. My kids would be 5 and almost 3 at the time.

      4 Answers Aug 4, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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      Traveling to Easter Island next week

      Easter Island Feb 9, 2013 at 5:59 PM

      I'm looking forward to my trip to Rapa Nui next week. I'll be staying 7 days, flying in from Lima, Peru. I have a number of questions, and any advice would be appreciated. I hear there are now a couple of ATMs that take Visa Debit cards. Have others had success with them? Also, can you bring packaged food from Lima to EI--energy bars, instant coffee? Any stories about customs at Mataveri? I'd like to rent a horse (first with a guide and then on my own). Can anyone recommend a place/person? Also like to see the dance company Kari Kari. Any suggestions there?


      11 Answers Nov 29, 2013 at 3:54 AM
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      Quad bike rental

      Easter Island Nov 11, 2012 at 4:04 PM

      My wife and I are going to Easter Island over New year for a week. I wonder if anyone know if there is any car rental agency where I can rent a quad bike?
      We where planning on renting one for the whole period. What would be a good price?
      I also wonder if there are any deep sea fishing boats for hire?


      / Carl

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      real estate

      Easter Island Aug 29, 2011 at 5:44 PM

      i would love to buy a home in Easter Island but I was looking online and I havent found anything in Easter Island for sale. Is it even possible for someone who is not a Chilean citizen to purchase a home on Easter Island? Please help.

      2 Answers Jul 25, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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      ecotours - flight to easter island on february

      Easter Island Aug 11, 2011 at 2:17 AM

      Hi, I'm in contact with to book the flights to easter island. Is there anybody who knows something about this agency? is it possible to have a rate of 880 USD for foreigners on february (the highest season month in easter island)? I normally trust in people but there are a lot of money at stake.
      Thank you

      1 Answer Aug 11, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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      Flight to Easter Island

      Easter Island May 31, 2011 at 9:40 PM

      Hi All, I live in Macau PRC and am thinking of visiting Easter Island which is always one of my dream places. But travelling to there seems to be a long way, especially from where I live. I know there are flights to the island from South America. But I want to know is there any other routes that I can take apart from going to Chile or Peru first?


      6 Answers Aug 9, 2011 at 7:50 PM
    • Questions about Easter Island electricity

      Easter Island Feb 21, 2011 at 3:37 PM

      I'm going to Easter Island next month, and I know I'm going to need a plug adapter. I've heard that their outlets have 2 rounded prongs, but I've also heard that it's 3 rounded prongs. Could someone clarify to me which one it is?

      Also, am I going to need a converter? I'll be using chargers for a Verizon cell phone and a Zune (both American devices.)

      Lastly, is there any specific adapter/converter that anyone would recommend? Thanks in advance.

      6 Answers Jun 1, 2011 at 3:39 AM
    • Easter Island Airport

      Easter Island Jan 28, 2011 at 2:19 PM

      I've recently heard rumors that the airport on Easter Island is closed in March/April, and I've already bought my flight ticket for March 15th. Is there any truth to this? If someone could help me sort this out it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

      7 Answers Feb 4, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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      Recommended places to stay?

      Easter Island Jan 27, 2011 at 10:48 AM

      What are your experiences with lodgings on easter Island? Good and bad.
      One travel agent suggested Hotel O'Tai another Vai Moana. For most accomodations I read both good and bad comments.....

      5 Answers Jul 25, 2013 at 9:19 AM
    • Bringing food from Lima

      Easter Island Jan 9, 2011 at 11:31 AM

      I just recently bought my ticket to Rapa Nui for March, and I was wondering what restrictions there are for bringing food to the Island from Lima on a carry-on. I've heard that food prices are ridiculously expensive on Rapa Nui. I'm a vegan, so restaurants won't be much of an option for me due to my diet, as well as my budget. Also, what are the selections like at the supermarkets in Hanga Roa, as far as produce and "health" foods are concerned? Sorry for all of the questions and thanks in advance.

      6 Answers Jan 31, 2011 at 5:38 PM
    • Hangaroa Hotel

      Easter Island Jan 2, 2011 at 8:59 PM

      Does anyone know if the Hangaroa Hotel will be open in April? We are hiking in Patagonia and would like to finish our trip to Chile with a little relaxation and looking for a nice place to stay.

      1 Answer Jan 2, 2011 at 9:42 PM
    • Vaccination Requirements for Easter Island

      Easter Island Jan 2, 2011 at 7:03 AM

      Is a Yellow Fever vaccination required for Easter Island if I'm flying from Lima, Peru? I won't be leaving the Lima airport at all, as it is just a connection flight from the U.S. I've been trying to find a clear answer to my question, but can't seem to find one. I've read that the vaccination is required for anyone who's been to a country affected by the disease, but then I've also read that it only applies if you've been to an area in that country that is affected (which Lima is not.) Can someone clear this up for me? Thanks.

      12 Answers Jan 4, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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      Trouble in Rapa Nui?

      Easter Island Dec 5, 2010 at 9:20 AM

      I read the locals of Easter Island are not happy with the many tourist visiting their island. I understand there has even been some protest. Does anyone know more about this? I am thinking of going there next June or September and just want to be sure there is no trouble with tourists.

      15 Answers Jul 25, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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      Hike to Orongo

      Easter Island Nov 27, 2010 at 7:52 AM

      My friend and I will be visiting Easter Island in a couple of weeks. I am wondering if anyone had hiked to Orongo before. I heard that it will be interesting going by yourself and it's easy to get a cab to drop you off at the top and hike down. We only have 2 full days and 2 half days, so if the hikewill take all day, I guess I will join a tour instead.

      On a separate note, is there a good spot to check out the sunrise? We're staying pretty close to the airport. And is it easy to see sea turtles?

      Thanks in advance.

      3 Answers Nov 27, 2010 at 10:23 AM
    • Is it worth it? (Easter Island question)

      Easter Island Nov 10, 2010 at 4:16 AM

      I'm planning on going to Easter Island next year, and I'm thinking about going in April. The main reason behind this decision is to save money with the current deal offered by LAN Airlines, as I'm on a tight budget and the deal ends during that month. My question is, is it worth going in April to save200+, or would going later in the year bring better weather and less tourists? Thanks.

      6 Answers Nov 11, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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      Easter Island Sep 29, 2010 at 9:26 AM

      Has anyone ever stayed at Mirador Tahai? This was recommended to me by a travel agent, but I can't find any information about this lodging.

      6 Answers Sep 30, 2010 at 10:37 AM
    • 20 year old male looking to visit Easter Island

      Easter Island Jul 19, 2010 at 3:43 PM

      Hi everybody! I'm a 20 year old male from Upstate New York who is looking to travel to Easter Island within the next year or two on my own, and I just had some questions about costs for the trip. I'm looking to spend probably a week on the island after flying from Santiago, and my mind is currently set on camping there and doing a large amount of hiking. I've been researching ticket prices for the flights (from U.S. and Santiago), but I just wanted to see if there was anyone else who may have had a similar situation, and if so, could they give me a rough estimate of how much I would be looking at spending for this trip. This would also include other expenses not related to the air tickets. Thanks.

      11 Answers Aug 4, 2010 at 5:00 PM
    • Transportation in Easter Island]

      Easter Island Nov 8, 2009 at 8:27 PM

      Hi World,
      We will be arriving at Easter Island with a Cruise Ship. Are there any local taxi or private car for us to tour the Island from the cruise port? How much will it be? Any other options? Do they speak English?

      5 Answers Nov 29, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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      Your own arrangements or a tour co.

      Easter Island Aug 1, 2009 at 8:20 PM

      For traveling from santiago,chile to EI is it best to make all arrangements with a tour co.with package deals or trying to set it up on your own.
      Any info would be a great help Thanks.

      6 Answers Jan 4, 2010 at 1:33 PM
    • can u bring food?

      Easter Island Aug 1, 2009 at 12:17 PM

      can u bring food from santiago to easter island either fresh or perishable. Is 3-4 days enough time to see the moai and the sights of the island. If i hire a bike will i see all the sights within this time?

      2 Answers Aug 25, 2010 at 9:55 AM
    • where to eat on Easter Island

      Easter Island Oct 10, 2008 at 8:13 PM

      I (an older single lady) will be on Easter Island for a few days later this year. Where are the best cafes/restaurants to eat? Also any good reports on Hotel Gomero - don't think I want to hear any bad ones! Thanks in advance for your replies

      3 Answers Oct 23, 2008 at 2:04 AM
    • Easter Island during Tapati festival 2009

      Easter Island Aug 22, 2008 at 2:44 AM


      Due to the festival I do not like to try my luck for Casa de Famila at arrival. Is there any website with email addresses, or even online booking?

      If you have any recommended Casa with contact details - please let me know.


      1 Answer Aug 23, 2008 at 1:26 AM
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      Rent a motorcycle

      Easter Island Jul 3, 2008 at 8:58 AM


      Im off to Easter island in November and I would like to hire a motorbike to get around. Does anyone know of any hire companies and their web sites? I would like to make a booking now so that I have a bike secured for myself when Im there.


      2 Answers Jul 5, 2008 at 2:19 AM
    • Where do get a better deal from Tahiti to Easter island

      Easter Island Jun 29, 2008 at 3:50 PM

      I tried the search on LAN website, the lowest price I found is around 850USD,

      is there a better way to get price cheaper or any suggestions on travel agent?


      3 Answers Jul 1, 2008 at 1:00 PM
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      LAN Fares

      Easter Island Jun 23, 2008 at 7:30 PM

      I notice that if I indicate my country of residence as Chile, the round-trip fare from Santiago to Easter Island is cut from791 USD to308 USD. Can I book it via the Chile website and will they honor the ticket for an American?

      6 Answers Jul 30, 2008 at 10:53 PM
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      Is there a option to get to Rapa Nui by boat? How about Pitcairn Island?

      Easter Island Jun 2, 2008 at 8:57 PM

      The answer may be more adventurous or time consuming than I can deal with, but what the heck... Is there some option to get there by supply boat? The reason I ask is I understand that's how you get to Pitcairn Island. Which brings up the question, does anyone combine Rapa Nui trip with Pitcairn Island, or is that just too much time out of the office :)

      Airfare from SF is6300 USD economy class p/p. ouch.

      3 Answers Jun 3, 2008 at 5:26 PM
    • Rapa Nui phrase

      Easter Island Apr 10, 2008 at 5:06 PM

      Does anyone know what the phrase "Iorana Aringa Poka" means - Hello __ face? What would the meaning be behind this phrase?

      Thank you!


      8 Answers Apr 18, 2008 at 1:10 PM