Santiago & Easter Island
This seven-day Santiago to Easter Island Tour takes you from the sophisticated capital to the mysterious islands, two of Chile’s most popular destinations. Enjoy modern-day city life interwoven with history in the capital, drink in the culture of Valparaiso, then head to Easter Island aka Rapa Nui in the Pacific Ocean for a chance to marvel at the Moai, the giant human forms carved from stone. A dip in the Pacific and a walk along the rim of a volcanic crater round off this fantastic opportunity to take in the cultural wonders of Chile and its islands.
Starting from $2,590 per person
Pricing includes everything from your international arrival to your departure, with the exception of flights and a few lunches and dinners.
HOW IT WORKS
- Stay in comfort and luxury at leading hotels in both destinations.
- Get to know Santiago’s main attractions, including the Plaza de Armas, the main cathedral and the Presidential Palace, on a guided half-day tour of the city.
- Visit two of central Chile’s most popular coastal cities: colourful Valparaiso and tranquil Viña del Mar.
- Enjoy a full-day Easter Island Excursion with stops at Rano Raraku and Hotu Matu’a to see the famous Moai statues.
- Swim at Anakena Beach, enjoying the blue Pacific waters and the white coral sands, in the shadow of Moai statues.
- Visit the Rano Kau crater with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Walk around the rim to the ancient village of Orongo.
After breakfast at your hotel you’ll enjoy a tour of Santiago. You’ll visit the city’s historic center where you’ll find the Plaza de Armas, the main cathedral, and the Presidential Palace. You will also have the chance to view the city from the top of Cerro San Cristobal. The afternoon is yours to enjoy at your leisure, shopping, eating and exploring to your heart’s content.
Today you’ll visit two of central Chile’s most popular coastal cities: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Valparaiso is a vibrant, colorful collection of hillside houses overlooking the bay. Here you’ll visit the one-time summer house (now a museum of Pablo Neruda), one of Chile’s most prolific poets. You’ll then continue to the tranquil Viña del Mar, a popular beachside retreat for the Santiago elite.
In the morning, you will be transferred to the Santiago airport for your flight to Easter Island. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. If time permits, you may visit Ahu Akivi, which is the only site at which the Moai, the giant sculpted human forms for which the island is famous, look out over the ocean.
Today you’ll enjoy a full-day excursion to the eastern part of the island to visit ancient temples, the quarry of Rano Raraku, and Anakena Beach, where you can swim in the sea. The sites have a total of 20 fallen Moai statues and one is said to be the burial site of the island’s first ruler, Hotu Matu’a.
Today you will be transferred to the Easter Island airport for your flight to Santiago where you will connect independently to your international departure.
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