Adventure to one of the world’s most remote inhabited islands, and connect your soul with the mystical past of the Rapu Nui people…

INTRODUCTION

Combine modern day Chile and discover the fascinating past of Easter Island’s Rapu Nui people. Visit Chile’s capital – Santiago and soak up the cosmopolitan vibe of this European influenced Latin city. Explore Chile’s wineries with a visit to the Casa Blanca Valley, and taste why Chilean wine is world-famous. Fly to one of the world’s most remote inhabited islands – Easter Island, and have your photo taken alongside some of the 887 Moai. Learn about the early inhabitants of the island, the legendary first settler Hotu Matu’a and the legend of the Birdman. Enjoy our exciting 7-days luxury Chile Vacation package and discover the rich history that makes Chile so fascinating.

QUICK OVERVIEW BY DAY:

  • Day 01 – Arrive into Santiago de Chile
  • Day 02 – Morning Panoramic Tour of Santiago de Chile
  • Day 03 – Wines of the Casa Blanca Valley
  • Day 04 – Fly to Easter Island, Free Afternoon
  • Day 05 – Excursion: Arrival of Hotu Matu’a
  • Day 06 – Excursion: Power of the Birdmen & Looking Towards the Stars
  • Day 07 – Fly to Santiago, International Departure
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Day 01 – Arrive into Santiago de Chile

Located equal distances from the Andes and Pacific Ocean, Santiago is Chile’s capital city. This busy cosmopolitan metropolis surrounded by many of the world’s best wineries is home to 6-million residents and is famous for its neoclassical architecture from its colonial days. On your arrival at Santiago’s International Airport, we will collect you and transfer you to your hotel for the evening.

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Day 02 – Morning Panoramic Tour of Santiago de Chile

Today you’ll explore both colonial and modern Santiago with a local expert guide. The tour starts with a visit to the view point of San Cristobal Hill (880 mts / 2640 ft), before heading to Plaza de Armas where the city was founded in 1541 by the Spanish Conqueror Pedro de Valdivia. Visit the most important colonial buildings such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the City Council Building and the Central Post Office. The tour also includes visits to original colonial neighborhoods, where you can visit famous landmarks such as Concha y Toro Square and later some of the modern neighborhoods on the eastern side of the city.

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Day 03 – Wines of the Casa Blanca Valley

Driving toward the port city of Valparaiso, you’ll leave the cityscapes of Santiago to explore the surrounding wine country. Passing through Chile’s longest tunnel – Lo Prado Tunnel, you’ll emerge into the Curacavi Valley before continuing onto the famous Casablanca Valley. Established in 1993 by descents of Italian immigrants, the Casas Bosque Vineyard is now one of the biggest producers of wine in Chile. Covering 580 acres, this family run boutique vineyard now produces some 1.2 million bottles of wine a year. Famous for its world-class chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir and syrah wines, the Casas Bosque Vineyard is considered to be one of the best vineyards in Chile. Lunch at Tanino, the vineyards own award-winning restaurant is included. After lunch you’ll visit the vineyard’s wine cellar for a tasting session.

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Day 04 – Fly to Easter Island, Free Afternoon

Today you’ll return to Santiago’s airport, where you’ll take a 6-hours flight west to Easter Island. Originally known as Rapu Nui, the Island’s modern name comes from the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen, who arrived on the island on Easter Sunday (April 05, 1722). Located 2,290 miles (3,686 km’s) from mainland Chile, Easter Island is one of the world’s most remote inhabited islands. It is famous for its 887 massive statues called “Moai,” which were built from solidified volcanic ash between 1100 – 1680 A.D. On arrival, we will collect you and transfer you to your hotel for the evening.

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Day 05 – Excursion: Arrival of Hotu Matu’a

Hotu Matu’a was the legendary first settler and chief of Easter Island. Although the exact origins of the island are unclear, Hotu Matu’a was said to have arrived on the island along with his indigenous tribe between 800 – 900 A.D. Today, along with your local expert guide you’ll step back in time to discover the story of Hotu Matu’a and the origins of the Rapu Nui people. From the town of Hanga Roa, the excursion starts with a visit to Anakena Beach, the landing place of Hotu Matu’a, and where you’ll find the lone statue – Ahu Ature. You’ll also visit tomb of Hotu Matu’a, and the location where many of the island’s Moai where created.

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Day 06 – Excursion: Power of the Birdmen & Looking Towards the Stars

Today you’ll explore the most important ceremonial and cultural sites of Easter Island. You’ll start with an ascent to Rano Kau Valcano to the quarry where many of the islands Moai statues were carved. Continuing, you’ll take an interpretive trail through the sacred village of Orongo, a route that allows you to grasp a little about Rapa Nui mythology and learn about important elements of the island's geography. In Orongo discover the fascinating history of the Tangata Manu (Bird Man) competition, where worriors of different island clans would complete in an ironman like competition to collect the season’s first sooty tern egg and to be the next revered Bird Man. In the afternoon visit the restored sites of Ahu Huri, Ahu Akivi and Ahu Vai Teka Discover how the Rapa Nui people combined these megalithic sites with their astronomical knowledge and beliefs.

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Day 07 – Fly to Santiago, International Departure

Return to the airport on the outskirts of Hanga Roa and take your flight back to mainland Ecuador. Connect to your onward international flights.

TOUR INFORMATION

Our trips are tailor-made to suit your requirements. Contact a luxury Chile travel expert for a comprehensive itinerary and pricing:

  • US$ 350+ per person per day (based on 5-star hotels)
  • US$ 275 – 350 per person per day (based on 4-star hotels)
  • US$ 200 – 275 per person per day (based on 3-star hotels)

Included in the Price:

  • Guided excursions as described in itinerary.
  • Entrance tickets.
  • Hotel nights + breakfasts.
  • Airport collections and drop-offs with check-in and baggage assistance.
  • 24 Hour emergency contact number and assistance (in-country).

Not Included in the Price:

  • International flights.
  • Domestic flight package. Flights needed Santiago – Easter Island – Santiago. Approximate cost US$ 600 – 1,000 per person (depending on the day and season). We can purchase these flights on your behalf.
  • Tips or gratuities.
  • Other meals not stated in the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.

Summary
Easter Island can be visited anytime of the year. The most popular time to travel to Easter Island is during the summer months (in the southern hemisphere) of December – March. These months generally see slightly warmer temperatures and less rain which make sightseeing on the island more enjoyable. Summertime temperatures average 22 Deg C (72 Deg F), but the prevailing winds from the Pacific Ocean make the temperatures feel much less. The islands receive rainfall anywhere from 10 – 15 days a month, meaning that you’ll most likely encounter rain during your trip.

Departure Dates:
Dates are flexible and customized to meet your needs. Let us know which dates work best for you and we will tailor the itinerary accordingly.

Suitability:
This vacation package is suitable for all ages, and families. This vacation package does require a certain amount of physical activity to navigate the archeological sites but is suitable for most fitness levels. This trip is suitable for families.

Difficulty:
Easy: Navigating archeological sites may require a certain amount of physical activity, but it within the realm of most people visiting the islands.

Destinations Visited:

  • Santiago de Chile
  • Casa Blanca Valley
  • Easter Island

Vacation Package Type:

  • Sightseeing
  • Hiking
  • Light Adventure
  • Archeology
  • Food & Drink
  • History

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