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Easter Island (Rapa Nui aka Isla de Pascua)
Source: Ian Sewell
Until the port facilities are expanded, cruise ship visits are few and far between. Almost all visitors to Rapa Nui arrive by air on LAN (from Santiago or Papeete). No other airlines fly to Easter Island.
TIP With the lack of competition, air fares are very high. Book early to get an Oneworld award ticket or include Easter Island on an Oneworld around the world fare. On some programs Easter Island is treated as part of South America - in these programs an award from North or South America to Easter Island is a bargain.