Easter Island Total Solar Eclipse

July 6 - 13, 2010

TravelQuest International invites you to join a very select group of eclipse chasers from around the world on an exploration of amazing Easter Island and to experience the incredible total solar eclipse on July 11, 2010. Remarkably, the path of Moon’s shadow – with totality lasting an impressive 4 minutes 39 seconds – is passing directly over this tiny island located 3800 km. (2375 miles) off the coast of Chile.

The famous statues (moai) of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) are iconic images that have intrigued people around the world for hundreds of years. Stories abound of the rise and fall of the Rapa Nui culture, how they carved and erected these massive moai – some almost 10 meters (33 feet) in height – and of how the Rapa Nui people ever settled on this tiny island, located in one of the most isolated places on the face of the Earth. Here is your chance to explore all these mysteries that add to the magic and allure of this remote island.

TravelQuest has secured some of the best available accommodations on the island for this eclipse – ranging from the elegant Explora Rapa Nui, to the family-run Hotel Irorana.

Additionally, TravelQuest has enlisted the services of the finest tour operators in both Santiago and Easter Island to handle our group logistics. Our special arrangements with LAN Airlines (Chile’s national air carrier) assures that all TravelQuest flights to and from Easter Island are confirmed.

Not surprisingly, space on this 2010 Easter Island eclipse tour will sell out very quickly. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness one of nature’s most rare spectacles on Easter Island!

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