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I am planning on flying Miami to Aukland, NZ via Santiago, Easter Island, and Papeete. One flight to Papeete has a 12 hour layover at Easter Island; Is that enough time to take a tour and get a sense of what makes the Island famous?

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1. Re: Layover

Personally, I'd say that anything less than 3 night stay is not enough but that's up to you.

If you're flying from Easter Island (IPC) to Papeete (PPT) your only option is LA 833 on Monday.

Now, I assume that you'll arrive using LA 841 on Sunday so you might have a Half Day Tour: Orongo or Half Day Tour: Akivi in the afternoon and Full Day Tour: Anakena & Rano Raraku on Monday.

However, your only option is to book private tours since group tours have no prefixed dates.

Additionally, you'd probably want to have a shower after your tour so you'll have to pay either a Late Check-OUT or an additional night.

All things considered, your stay will include only expensive options or, alternatively, you'll have to resort to self-exploring instead of guided tours so you'll end up loosing the main benefits of 1 night stay on the island.

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2. Re: Layover

I'd say go for it, because you should take advantage of the time you do have at the island. I took an 8-hour tour of the island and really got to see a lot. Three full days would be great, but you'd might as well do a full-day tour while you can.

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