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The Exploration in Easter Island

CL06: 7 Days Santiago de Chile - Valparaiso - Hanga Roa - Santiago de Chile

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Santiago de Chile, Airport pick up with city tour
Welcome to our Easter Island tours from Santiago! You'll be picked up at Santiago de Chile airport and get the 25-minute transfer to the hotel. We're going to visit Cerro San Cristóbal then, the hill established to be a city park with a high statue of the Virgin Mary. We will also go to La Moneda Palace and Plaza de Armas. As it is allowed to enter La Moneda Palace, the house for the president, we will take pictures outside. The old architecture and sculptures around Plaza de Armas will be very attractive.

Accommodation: Hotel Cumbres Vitacura (4 stars)

Day 2: Full day tour in Valparaiso, Short visit to winery
We will go to Valparaiso by car, the port city to be the cultural capital of Chile. After 1.5 hours, we'll get to the city full of artistic graffiti and colored houses in various styles. There are some places attracting artists and handicraftsmen to found studios, such as the zones of Plaza Echaurren, the port, old banks, Concepción Hill and Alegre Hill. We'll stroll around these districts to admire this city in depth. Afterwards, we will go to visit Casas del Bosque– a winery in Casablanca Valley, where good wine-tasting is available.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel Cumbres Vitacura (4 stars)

Day 3: Fly 5.5h from Santiago de Chile to Easter Island, Enjoy local tour
Today, you'll be sent to Santiago airport for the flight to Easter Island, also called Rapa Nui locally. On arrival at Hanga Roa airport, you'll be welcomed warmly with a traditional flower necklace, and then transferred to your hotel by the local driver by a 15 minutes' drive.

In the afternoon, you will go for the Easter Island tours with our local driver and local guide. We'll visit Ahu Akivi, the 7 reconstructed Moai statues standing facing the ocean, which were said they're the explorers appointed by the king to this island. We will also visit Hanga Poukura, the site with scattered downfallen Moai statues and stone headwear. Next, visit Puna Pau, the only quarry for carving the Pukaos, the cylinder reddish stone headdress on Moais. In the end, we'll go to Tahai, the site for holding rites, with 3 Ahus, the stone platform; restorations of Moai statues; the remains of an old dock and a boat ramp.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Altiplánico Rapa Nui (4 stars)

Day 4: Enjoy moais tour in Easter Island
We'll drive southwards along the coast and admire the black volcanic rocks and the majestic coasts of the Pacific Ocean en route. Later, we'll get to Hanga Te'e, the site houses a lot of Moai statues. Go ahead to Rono Raraku, the ancient quarry where 95% of Moai statues were made from. After a box lunch, we will go to Ahu Tongariki, the largest-scaled Ahu on the island with 15 Moai statues. Driving to the east coast, we're to see Te Pito Te Henua, the natural round stone that has been called as 'Navel of the World'. It's next to Ahu Te Pito Kura, an old ceremonial complex. Then go to Anakena Beach known for the white sands and high coconut trees. At last, we'll reach Ahu Nau Nau that has been repaired, to see the seven Moai statues, and walk around the beach later.

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel Altiplánico Rapa Nui (4 stars)

Day 5: Half-day tour to visit Rano Kao Volcano, Orongo and Ahu Vinapu
Our Easter Island tours will go on to Rano Kau Volcano. On the way, we can enjoy a panorama of the island and stopover at the Crater Lake view deck. Then we'll go to the Orongo village, to learn its history and the birdman adoration with diverse rock paintings. Next, we'll go ahead to Ahu Vinapu, the ruins of the older Ahu platform and Moais and Pukaos. We're to visit Ana Kai Tangata as well, the wide cave facing the sea, and you’ll find some interesting rock paintings inside. Then go back to the hotel and enjoy a free afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Altiplánico Rapa Nui (4 stars)

Day 6: Fly back to Santiago de Chile & Have leisure time
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Hanga Roa airport on time. Flying to Santiago de Chile, you'll be driven to the hotel upon arrival.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Cumbres Vitacura (4 stars)

Day 7: Santiago de Chile departure, Airport see off
Today, your local driver will send you to Santiago de Chile airport to take your homebound plane. The Easter Island tours from Santiago end, and you'll leave Chile soon. Pleasant trip home!

Meals: Breakfast

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What's Included
  • Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation via private vehicle.
  • Service of English-speaking guide per itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Economy class airfare of Santiago - Hanga Roa - Santiago.
  • Activities as mentioned in the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of Chile.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, drinks, SPA, etc.).
  • Tips and Gratuities.
  • Chile Visa Fee.
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