Journey Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Santiago, Chile

Welcome to Santiago. You are met on arrival at Santiago airport, and taken to your hotel in the center of this scenic city. The majestic Andean Mountain Range anchors the city and can be seen from almost anywhere in town.

This afternoon discover Santiago, the capital of Chile, which is alive with fascinating architecture, a dynamic economy, rich history and natural beauty. Santiago contains evocative remains of its colonial past set alongside ultramodern, high-rise buildings. It has a bustling business district that exists alongside boulevards of street vendors and local artisans selling their wares. Visit San Cristobal Hill, a beautiful park featuring a monumental sculpture of the Virgin Mary.

Lastarria Boutique Hotel, Santiago

DAY 2Santiago & Easter Island

This morning, fly 2,300 miles west to the most remote inhabited island on Earth — Easter Island. This tiny volcanic triangle, surrounded by the vast Pacific Ocean, is an archaeological treasure of ancient stone villages, open-air sanctuaries and giant statues called moai. You are met upon arrival on Easter Island, and taken to your accommodations. ​(B)

Explora Rapa Nui, Rapa Nui
Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter Island

DAY 3 & 4Easter Island

Since its discovery by Dutch admiral Jacob Roggeveen on Easter Sunday 1722, this isolated piece of land with its vast mysterious collection of prehistoric monuments, has been the focus of intense debate. The island’s tall and immensely heavy statues were carved from dense volcanic tuff, transported for miles to the coast, and raised onto great stone altars called ahu. How they were carved and moved is still a mystery.

Relax and enjoy two full days of exploration.

Sightseeing is done in small groups (maximum 8 people), led by resident archaeologists who have studied, excavated and restored many of Easter Island’s unique monuments. They will relate the history and myths that tell the story of this island and its people. Your choice of activities each day can vary depending on your specific interests and abilities. The variety of walks offered range from easy to difficult, some concentrating on scenery, some on history and culture and some on a bit of everything.

Among the most interesting sites to visit are:

Togariki Ahu - 15 standing moais at the largest excavated and restored monument in Polynesia

Rano Raraku - a spectacular stone quarry from which the moai were cut. There are nearly 300 giant carvings that were abandoned in various stages of completion in the mid-17th century

Rano Kau Crater - the interior of this once-active, massive volcano, and offers panoramic views of the ocean

Orongo ceremonial site – at Rano Kau Crater, this is an ancient ceremonial site dedicated to the island’s mysterious Bird Man cult ​(B,L,D)

Explora Rapa Nui, Rapa Nui
Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter Island

DAY 5Easter Island & Santiago

Enjoy your last morning relaxing or exploring the local village of Hangaroa a community alive with fishermen, swimmers and surfers.

This afternoon fly from Easter Island to Santiago, arriving late evening. You are met upon arrival, and are taken back to your Santiago hotel. ​(B)

Lastarria Boutique Hotel, Santiago

DAY 6Santiago & Depart

This morning tour the Los Dominicos Craft Center, a renovated convent that is a unique Chilean shopping experience. It is a cozy labyrinth of more than 150 artisan and antique shops, cafés and a restored church. The center offers the most complete selection of crafts, arts and local products in Chile.

You have your hotel room until 6:00 pm, when you will be transferred to the airport for your late evening flight home or to your next destination.

NOTE: Due to the late evening departure times, flights to the USA arrive the next day. (B)


Tour Details

MEETING POINT
Santiago, Chile
DEPARTURE POINT
Santiago, Chile



TOUR INCLUDES

Accommodations as indicated in the itinerary
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
All transfers and sightseeing provided in a private deluxe vehicle when possible
Local English-speaking guide for sightseeing
Entrance fees per final scheduled itinerary
Airport porterage, where available (2 bags per person)
Local taxes
Emergency evacuation insurance and assistance plan
Travel Guard Medical Emergency and Assistance Plan


Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Land, air, and governmental/park taxes are subject to change based on date of departure. International airfare is additional. Other restrictions may apply. Contact us for complete journey details.

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Journey Overview

Experience an extraordinary adventure to one of the most isolated and remote places on Earth – Easter Island. Uncover the mysterious history of this breathtaking locale as you enjoy small-group exploration of the scenery, history, and culture of the island and its Rapa Nui people under the guidance of resident archaeologists. Stand within feet of the iconic Moai statues as you hypothesize about their unknown origins and purpose, which mystifies researchers to this day. This journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by the vast Pacific Ocean and the captivating story of the island and its people will stay with you for years to come.

Journey Pace: Active

  • Walk among the prehistoric monuments on Easter Island
  • View the 15 massive and mysterious standing moais at Togariki Ahu


  • Explore some of the 300 giant carvings at the Rano Raraku quarry
  • Hike in Rano Kau Crater of the once-active volcano

EXOTIC EASTER ISLAND - CHILE