Words can’t quite do justice to Valapraiso. To articulate its beauty, would almost be too cliche.
Rapa Nui (Easter Island or Isla de Pascua in Spanish) is one of those places you come to be entrenched in mystery, simplicity and kindness. We first arrived to a blustery afternoon serenaded by local music and leis.
If you are bussing from Peru to Chile, Arequipa is certainly a worthwhile detour. From Cusco you can catch a bus to Arequipa, and then another bus to Tacna on the border of Chile. At Tacna you can get a taxi that will take you across the Chilean border to Arica. Beware of overstaying your Peruvian Visa, or you will have to pay $1USD/ day.