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EASTER ISLAND NATIONAL PARK

Easter Island National Park

The island stands on a major underwater platform that is thought to have been created by the successive birth of three volcanoes: MAUNGA TEREVACA, RANO KAU and POIKE.
There are only three small beaches featuring white "coral" sands: ANAKENA, OVAHE, and LA PEROUSSE.

Its climate is a marine one with sub-tropical features. July and August are the months with lowest temperatures and February is the hottest, while May is the rainiest. From its original flora remain only 34 botanical species, without taking into account the species introduced from abroad by the first immigrants to the island and, in regard to its fauna, native birds such as the MANUTARA or Easter Island miniature seagull are rarely seen.

Its marine life is varied and abundant, providing food and raw materials for craftsmanship. In 1786 the island became a provisioning stop on trips to the South Pacific and Oceania. From 1859 to 1862 slave ships took over 1000 Easter Islanders to work the Peruvian guano deposits. Disease brought by the freed slaves who returned to the island decimated the population, leaving only 111 islanders alive.

Chile took possession of the island on September 9, 1888, making it its most westerly military outpost. This initiative was taken by Navy Corvette Captain Policarpo Toro Hurtado, who convinced the government of Don Manuel Balmaceda, of its potential economic value and its importance for National Security.

At present, the island forms part of the Valparaiso district and is a virtual open-air museum whose chief exhibits are its 1000 or so giant volcanic rock statues. The current sustained level of archaeological and research activity by both local and foreign researchers has led to the "heritage" areas being declared a National Park, protected by the CONAF.
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    This archaeological heritage includes cave paintings, rock carvings, megalithic art, including the statues known as MOAI and the AHU, vast ceremonial altars on which the MOAI are located, architecture in the shape of regular, oval-shaped dwellings, cave-homes, crematoria and artifacts of wood, bone and stone. An ancient civilization was responsible for creating these statues, that silently continue to spark our wonder today.

    Activities which are possible to practice:

    - Horseback riding, to different areas and special beauty spots.

    - Bird Watching, observation of local birds, including migrations, behavior and habitats.

    - Recreational Scuba Diving, an underwater activity in lake or seashore areas. It includes normal diving and scuba-type diving.

    - Canoeing, in rivers, lakes or the sea in light, Canadian style canoes, built and specially designed for the purpose, with oar propulsion.

    - Sea kayaking, a type of seagoing canoe.

    - Swimming, the different styles of swimming.

    - Speleology, the exploration of the inner formations of caves, caverns and subterranean galleries and lakes.

    - Photography, interior and exterior shots of authorized areas.

    - Hiking, This is a simpler option than trekking, and lasts a shorter time (one day, with picnic included).

    - Trekking, these are long walks that can last several days, through mountains and natural areas, organized in stages to learn about the countryside, the flora and fauna and the communities that live in the area from the anthropological viewpoint.

    - Mountain bike, Bicycle trips in natural settings. Trial: a discipline practiced in an obstacle course. During the competition setting foot on the ground is penalized. Cross-country cycling: this is a test of stamina taking place in a 35-58 kilometer circuit, and the competitors can go through certain difficult areas carrying their bicycles. "Bicicross" (cross-country cycling): a race on an artificial circuit, peppered with obstacles, plus an individual style competition, where competitors must compose "figures" on the ground and in the air. Descent: a speed race down mountainsides.

    - Flora and Fauna Observation, a walk through unspoiled natural environments including views of animals and plants.

    - Recreational fishing, capture of fish in their water environment, releasing them subsequently, also known as "returning fishing".

    - Rowing, a collective activity by oarsmen in a canoe-type vessel. It can be practiced in rivers or lakes.



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