"Museum Shop" Top 5 Page for this destination Easter Island Tourist Trap Tip by easyoar

Easter Island Tourist Traps: 6 reviews and 2 photos

  Old Thor Heyerdahl Book (cover photo is reversed!)
by easyoar

Whilst I'm sure not everything was extortionate in the museum shop, some things were ludicrously overpriced. Most notably stamps and books (especially secondhand Thor Heyerdahl ones). We saw a first day cover being sold for 12,000 Chilean pesos (12 Sterling) there, and when we looked in the Post Office it was around 1,000 pesos.

Unique Suggestions: The Museum is well worth visiting, but look around in other shops in Hanga Roa before parting with any cash in the shop.

Fun Alternatives: Buy your stamps in the Post Office and your secondhand Thor Heyerdahl books on ebay before you go.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 10, 2004
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