What is Easter Island’s “Tapati Festival?”

Easter Island lies at the southeastern tip of the Polynesian triangle and is one of the most remote spots on the planet. Surrounded by an endless ocean as blue as the sky and located 2,300 miles west of Santiago, Chile, this tiny dot of land is sixty square miles of...

The Moai and I

By Heather Stoeckley, Tour Manager Easter Island is the epitome of an island paradise.  The varying hues of green lands and bright blue ocean waters, punctuated by dirt-red stone (red scoria, used for the moai topknots) make for a visual delight, almost like looking...

Tour Easter Island and the Tapati Festival

Archaeological and cultural tour to Tahiti and Easter Island including the Tapati Festival. Join Dr. Steven Fischer, specialist on Easter Island and Polynesia, on this exciting trip.

Tour to Easter Island and Tapati Rapa Nui by Geogia Lee, Ph.D.

Midsummer on Easter Island–February in the Southern Hemisphere–is the time for the annual festival known as “Tapati.” It started originally as a hometown event featuring song, dance, and poetry–very much a local party. The events were often scheduled...