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SANTIAGO & EASTER ISLAND

USD$ 2,120 / 7 days

What can I expect?

  • You will explore the City Center, Cajón del Maipo and Valparaíso City, World Heritage Site
  • Visits to culturally valuable archaeological sites such as the Moái and ceremonial centers on Easter Island.
  • Visit the island’s most famous beach, Anakena.
  • Explore the Rano Raraku and Puna Pau volcanoes.

Itinerary Summary

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!

DAY PLACE HIGHLIGHTS HOTEL OPTIONS
1 Airport and Santiago City Tour in Santiago Heritage area Ismael 312 Hotel
2 Valparaaíso Valparaíso city and Emiliana Vineyard Ismael 312 Hotel
3 Cajón del Maipo Maipo Valley and Embalse del Yeso Ismael 312 Hotel
4 Santiago Airport and Easter Island Easter Island arrival Altiplanico Rapa Nui Hotel
5 Easter Island Rano Raraku, Ahu Tongariki, Anakena beach and Ahu Te Pito Kura Altiplanico Rapa Nui Hotel
6 Easter Island Orongo, Rano Kau volcano, Vhanapu, Puna a Pau, Ana Te Pahu and Ahu Akivi Altiplanico Rapa Nui Hotel
7 Easter Island and Santiago Airport Santiago arrival .

Itinerary Details

DAY 1:
AIRPORT - SANTIAGO / PRIVATE "CITY TOUR"

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. When you are settled in, at around 2 pm we will begin our excursion in Santiago on a Private City Tour, which will involve a 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, we will visit the San Cristobal Hill and some of the historic neighborhoods, such as Lastarria, Bellas Artes, and Santiago Centro. Then we are going to have dinner (Included)  in one of the typical restaurants of the bohemian Bellavista neighborhoods. Finally, we will be returning to our hotel.

Itinerary:

  • Pick-up Hotel from Santiago (PM According to your flight)
  • Private City tour at Santiago’s heritage area
  • Visit the Central & the Vega Market
  • Take the cable car of San Cristobal Hills
  • Dinner in a local restaurant in Bellavista neighborhoods
  • Drop-off Hotel

Hotel Options
Ismael 312
ROOM Double - Twin
MEALS Breakfast
CATEGORY 4 Stars
STYLE Boutique
DAY 2:
SANTIAGO - PRIVATE TOUR "VALPARAISO & WINE"

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 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 around 17:00 hrs to the capital.

Itinerary:

  • Departure from Santiago (09:00 – 09:30AM)
  • Visit the port of Valparaiso, main square and historical center
  • Ride a trolley bus & elevator
  • Visit the most famous hills (Cerro Alegre, Concepcion & Artillería or Florida)
  • Get inmmersed in historical passages & buildings
  • Lunch in a local restaurant (Not Included)
  • Visit an Organic winery at Casablanca Valley
  • Hotel Drop off (18:00 – 19:00 PM approx)

Hotel Options
Ismael 312
ROOM Double - Twin
MEALS Breakfast
CATEGORY 4 Stars
STYLE Boutique
DAY 3:
SANTIAGO - PRIVATE TOUR "MAIPO VALLEY"

After breakfast at the hotel, at 7:30 am we will head to the Cajon del Maipo mountains: a large canyon located in the Andes where the Maipo river flows. Its known for its mountainous area, local culture, and geomorphology.

During the day we’ll visit one of the main water reservoirs of the central zone, the Embalse del Yeso, where we will do a short, approximately 45-minute hike. There we will be able to take photos, observe the great flora and fauna of the region, and enjoy a delicious cocktail surrounded by nature. Before returning to Santiago, we will end the day by sampling some tasty traditional empanadas.

Itinerary:

  • Pick-up Hotel from Santiago (7:30 am)
  • Visit Embalse del Yeso
  • Enjoy a picnic with local wine in front of the reservoir
  • Tasty traditional Chilean Empanadas
  • Drop-off at Hotel (5-5:30 pm)

Hotel Options
Ismael 312
ROOM Double - Twin
MEALS Breakfast
CATEGORY 4 Stars
STYLE Boutique
Day 4:
SANTIAGO AIRPORT - EASTER ISLAND

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 with a sign with your name and/or last name to take you to the selected hotel in 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.

 

Hotel Options
Altiplanico Rapa Nui Hotel
ROOM Double - Twin
MEALS Breakfast
CATEGORY 4 Stars
STYLE Boutique
DAY 5:
RANO RARAKU VOLCANO, TONGARIKI, TE PITO KURA & ANAKENA BEACH

FULL DAY TOUR: THE ARRIVAL OF THE HOTU MATU’A

After having breakfast in your hotel, at 9 am approx your Full Day Tour will begin and you will get to know the island’s attractions in more detail. You will start at the archaeological site Ahu Te Pito Kura, where you can see the only fallen Moái that has stayed in that position over time. Then, you will head for the Rano Raraku volcano, where all the island’s Moái and other statues were made. After that, you will enjoy a delicious snack at Ahu Tongariki, which is considered to be the biggest built ceremonial structure on the island. It has fifteen Moái, displayed in a row. After looking around, you will go to an ancient ceremonial platform called Ahu Akahang, and round the day off at the beautiful Anakena beach.

 

Hotel Options
Altiplanico Rapa Nui Hotel
ROOM Double - Twin
MEALS Breakfast
CATEGORY 4 Stars
STYLE Boutique
DAY 6:
ORONGO & AHU AKIVI

PART 1: ORONGO – “THE LEGEND OF THE BIRD-MAN”

After having breakfast in your hotel, at 9 am approx you will go to the place where the Bird-man competitions were held in ancient times. This celebration took place annually in Spring, on the hillside of the Rano Kau volcano and in the ceremonial village of Orongo. Here, you will see this volcano, which is considered to be the biggest on the island, as well as the ceremonial village, which is highly valuable both culturally and spiritually, and a cave by the sea known as Ana Kai Tangata. Inside this cave, you can find cave paintings done by the ancient inhabitants of the island

PART 2: AHU AKIVI- “GAZING AT THE STARS”

On this tour, you can see and learn about how ancient islanders connected with celestial and astronomical events occurring above the island. You will explore three archaeological sites while on a hike: the underground cave of Ana Te Pahu, the Ahu Akivi platform with seven restored statues, and the Puna a Pau quarry, which is a crater formed by an ancient volcano

Hotel Options
Altiplanico Rapa Nui Hotel
ROOM Double - Twin
MEALS Breakfast
CATEGORY 4 Stars
STYLE Boutique
DAY 7:
EASTER ISLAND - SANTIAGO AIRPORT

Your last day on the 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 in the minibus, to be taken to Easter Island airport from where you will return to Santiago.

LOW SEASON RATES: May – September 2018-2019

  • Price based on Double Occupancy – From USD$ 1,835 /Per person
  • Price with Single Supplement included – From USD$ 2,053 / Per person
  • Solo Traveler – From USD$ 3,020

HIGH SEASON RATES: October – December 2018-2019 / January – Aril 2019

  • Price based on Double Occupancy – From USD$ 2,120 /Per person
  • Price with Single Supplement included – From USD$ 2,410 / Per person
  • Solo Traveler – From USD$ 3,510

 

*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.  ** Solo 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 – Picnic – Box Lunch
  • Day 4: Breakfast
  • Day 5: Breakfast – Box Lunch
  • Day 6: Breakfast
  • Day 7: Breakfast

SANTIAGO & EASTER ISLAND

Duration: 7 days

Price: USD$ 2,120 / person

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