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SANTIAGO & EASTER ISLAND

from USD$ 2,995 / 7 days

Summary

Day 1: Airport – Santiago / Private “City Tour”.
Day 2: Santiago – Private Tour “Valparaiso & Wine”.
Day 3: Santiago Airport – Easter Island.
Day 4: Rano Raraku Volcano, Tongariki, Te Pito Kura & Anakena Beach.
Day 5: Orongo & Ahu Akivi.
Day 6: Easter Island – Santiago Airport.

Overview

During this experience, you’ll explore one of the world’s remotest islands, located in the Pacific Ocean and known as Easter Island and also see Chile’s capital. Starting by visiting the city center and exploring some of its main surrounding areas, such as the city of

Valparaiso declared a World Heritage Site, and the Cajon del Maipo in the middle of the Andes mountain. Then you will travel to Easter Island and stay for 4 days and observe and enjoy its amazing natural heritage, including a range of flora, fauna, landscapes, and morphology shaped by nature – a unique cultural heritage site like nowhere else on earth!


Itinerary Details

Note: This tour will take place on either the first or last day, depending on flight arrival time.

Once you arrive at Santiago airport, our local operator representative and driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel.

Private Half-Day Tour: A Bite of Santiago

When you are settled in, we will begin our excursion in Santiago on a Private City Tour around the main heritage sites such as: the government house and its fascinating history, the multicultural Plaza de Armas, the picturesque Central and Vega Market, San Cristobal Hill and some of the historic neighborhoods, such as Lastarria, Bellas Artes, and Santiago Centro. Along the way, you’ll sample some food samples to taste some of the flavors of Chile. Finally, you’ll return to your hotel.

Meals:  Dinner.

Hotel

Eco Boutique Bidasoa Hotel

Private Full-Day Tour: Valparaíso & Wines

Start the tour by departing from your Santiago hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Begin the scenic drive through the outskirts of Santiago, including Casablanca Valley.

The first stop will be in Valparaiso City where we’ll explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site on foot. We will visit the port, the Plaza Sotomayor, the Cerro Alegre, Concepcion and Florida hill, using local transport such as the Trolebús (trolley bus) and elevators, both heritage elements. We can look at the amazing street art there and learn about the history, architecture, and legacy of the early 20th, late 19th century immigrants who made this city so multicultural and cosmopolitan. Once we’ve finished our tour, we will have lunch at a local restaurant (not included).

After lunch we will visit the organic vineyard, the Emiliana Winery. Despite its late start in wine production, Casablanca Valley has gained recognition worldwide for the production of white and red wines. Take the opportunity to taste 4 different wines produced here, accompanied by a local cheese or chocolate. Take a guided tour of the winery afterward, where you will also learn how the plants and livestock ensure the organic growth of the grapes.

Finally, return to the minivan and begin your journey back to the capital where you’ll have the evening to rest and sample one of the local restaurants.

Meals:  Breakfast.

Hotel

Eco Hotel Boutique Bidasoa

After staying in Santiago, you’ll be met by our local operator representative at the hotel. Together you will head to the Santiago airport in order to catch your flight to Easter Island. Once there, a driver will be waiting for you to take you to the Hare Uta hotel, near Hanga Roa.

After checking in to the hotel you will have a free afternoon. During that afternoon you can take the time to explore the main town on your own, stopping by some handicraft markets, have lunch and dinner at a local restaurant of your preference and prepare for the explorations that will come in the next few days.

Meals:  Breakfast and either lunch or dinner.

Hotel

Hare Uta Hotel – Rapa Nui

During your time on Easter Island, you can choose the activities you do each day. You’ll have a wide range on offer, from sight-seeing at the local hotspots and cultural visits, to hiking the landscapes, horseback riding, and even snorkeling and scuba diving! If you can’t decide, here are our recommendations!

Private Full-Day Tour: The Arrival of the Hotu Matu’a

After having breakfast in your hotel, you’ll head out to get to know some of the island’s main attractions in more detail. Your journey will include sites like Ahu Te Pito Kura, where you can see the only fallen Moai that has stayed in that position over time. You’ll also visit the Rano Raraku volcano, where all the island’s Moai and other statues were made, and Ahu Tongariki, which is considered to be the biggest built ceremonial structure on the island. It has fifteen Moai, displayed in a row. After looking around, you will go to an ancient ceremonial platform called Ahu Akahanga, see the petroglyphs at Papa Vaka, and round the day off at the beautiful Anakena beach.

Meals:  Breakfast and your choice of either lunch or dinner.

Hotel

Hare Uta Hotel – Rapa Nui

On your second full day on Easter Island, you can again choose which activities you want to try. Here’s another recommendation if you just can’t choose!

AM Private Half-Day Tour: Sunrise at Tongariki

You’ll sense the magic in Easter Island’s air as soon as you arrive. But watching the magnificent sunrise over the 15 Moai giants of Ahu Tongariki is an unforgettable experience and one of the greatest spectacles the island offers.

PM Private Half-Day Tour: Memories of the Volcano

Discover the incredible history of the birdman, or Tangata Manu. On this tour, you’ll visit Rano Kau quarry, Orongo ceremonial village, and the Inca wall Ahu Tahira as you learn more about this curious tradition in which representatives of each family would race to decide the year’s leader.

Meals: Breakfast and your choice of either lunch or dinner.

Hotel

Hare Uta Hotel – Rapa Nui

Today is your last day on this amazing island. Depending on your flight, you should have time to explore the place by yourself and be picked up from your hotel at an agreed time to be taken to Easter Island airport from where you will return to Santiago.

Once you’re back on the mainland, your private transfer will take you to your hotel for the night. Spend the rest of the day exploring Santiago. Have a look here for some

Meals:  Breakfast.

Hotel

Eco Boutique Bidasoa Hotel

Private transfer.

After breakfast, your transfer will pick you up at the agreed time to take you to Santiago International Airport for your flight home. Have a safe trip, and we hope to see you soon!

End of EcoChile Services.


2024 – 2025  SEASON RATES

Price per person

>> USD 2,995

* Price based on double occupancy. Please note that international and domestic flights are not included in this price.

**This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, accommodation availability and not counting special dates.  **Only travelers or guests staying in single rooms must pay a single supplement. Otherwise, the rates would be readjusted upon request. *** The single supplement is based on Regular tours, availability of which must be confirmed prior to reservation of the trip. **** If the mentioned hotels are not available, alternative hotels will be provided of a similar standard

Price Includes

  • Accommodation.
  • All activities as listed.
  • All airport and hotel transfers.
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including transportation, entrance fees, accompanied by our tour guide.
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip.

Meals

  • Day 1: Dinner.
  • Day 2: Breakfast.
  • Day 3: Breakfast and either lunch or dinner.
  • Day 4: Breakfast and either lunch or dinner.
  • Day 5: Breakfast and either lunch or dinner.
  • Day 6: Breakfast.
  • Day 7: Breakfast.

Why is this trip sustainable?
  • The food provided is locally prepared with regional products. 
  • You will travel plastic-free throughout your trip! We use reusable or glass bottles, as well as recyclable containers.
  • Our top recommended hotels include sustainability policies as part of their mission and operations.
  • We work in collaboration with local suppliers and communities in each location.
  • We keep our tour groups small, both to improve the experience for you and to reduce the impact on the places we visit.
  • We respect and value the lifestyles, beliefs, and traditions of the local communities we visit.

Our Health and Safety Promise

As the world continues to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that travelers, while eager to once again get out and explore the world, also want to be careful and only travel where and when it’s safe to do so. Just as you take your health and safety seriously, as well as the health and safety of the destinations and communities we visit, so do we. That’s why, in compliance with national and international health and safety regulations and recommendations, we’ve optimized our operations and tour itineraries to provide you with the safest itinerary possible.

This tour was specifically designed with social distancing in mind, avoiding overly crowded places without sacrificing the experience of discovering the destination. We only partner with hotels and tour operators that are similarly committed to putting their clients’ health first, frequently using cleaning and sanitizing services, and only offering tours and excursions when it’s fully safe to do so. All this and more are just some of the ways we’re innovating travel itineraries for a healthier, safer future. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding the health and safety procedures of this and other EcoChile tours, please let us know so we can answer your question or accommodate your request. Your safety is our top priority.

SANTIAGO & EASTER ISLAND

Duration: 7 days

Price: from USD$ 2,995 / person

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