Experience the lifestyle in the Valles Calchaquies

5 Days / 4 Nights

OVERVIEW

Overview

Santiago and Easter Island

ITINERARY

Itinerary

Sunrise In Rapa Nui 6 Days / 5 Nights

Welcome to Santiago
At your arrival you will be assisted at Calama airport and transferred to the hotel San Pedro de Atacama

 

City tour 

We invite you to discover Santiago, a cosmopolitan city which has become one of South America’s most modern hubs.

Described by the international media as a surprising destination, Santiago stands out for being a cosmopolitan and modern city that perfectly combines its traditions with a modern outlook. The tour will take you to visit the heart of the city and its emblematic sites such as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, Santiago’s Central Postal Office and its Municipality. We will also visit the Moneda Palace, which is the government’s headquarters as well as the traditional neighborhoods of the historic city center. The tour also includes a visit to the Santa Lucia hill, named Huelén by the natives. It is a real urban oasis in the center of the city. There we will learn more about Chile’s history and enjoy some of the best views in the city. After knowing Santiago, we will arrive to Barrio Lastarria, famous by it cultural, inherited and gastronomical offer. The second part of the tour will take you to the eastern side of the city, to the financial heart of Santiago, known for its modern buildings, impressive glass skyscrapers and its impressive sculptures designed by prominent national architects. There, you will see exactly why this area is known as “Sanhattan” among the locals.

Optional excursion: City by Condor 

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Santiago

Meals included: None. 

Viña del Mar and Valparaíso are two of Chile’s unmissable destinations.

Known as the “Garden City”, for originally being surrounded by largely green areas and for now preserving its extensive and beautiful urban gardens, with the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop, Viña del Mar is undoubtedly one of Chile’s unmissable destinations. Viña del Mar stands out for its beautiful architecture, its impressive palaces and famous Flower Clock, photographed by tourists from all over the world. During the tour, you will have the option to have lunch in one of the numerous restaurants in the city, with a variety of delicious sea food on offer. We will travel along the sea front, and enjoy the views of the Pacific Ocean, before arriving at the most important ports in Chile; Valparaiso. It was listed as a Unesco World Heritage site thanks to its colorful beauty and the uniqueness of its location on the hills, which create a natural Amphitheatre with the ocean as its stage. We will visit Cerro Alegre, where you can truly appreciate the magic of the city, with its picturesque funiculars, multi-colored neighborhoods and unforgettable sea views. We will then head to the Sotomayor Square, to see the Monument of the Heroes of Iquique. Once in the port, there will be the option to take a boat out around Valparaíso’s bay to enjoy the views of the colorful hills from a different perspective.

Optional excursion: Valparaíso & wines with lunch in vineyard 

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Santiago

Meals included: Breakfast

Transfer from hotel to Santiago airport to board a flight to Easter Island and later transfer to the hotel

 

Half day tour Ahu Akivi excursion 

This tour allows us to know and understand the connection of the ancient inhabitants of Easter Island with the Universe. The tour includes ceremonial centers erected in the central area of ​​the island during the last period of construction of Moai, the most important of the Rapa Nui culture. They emphasize megalithic archaeological sites that show how astronomy determined the disposition of the giant statues and the platforms in which they are held, with which it is possible to enter into the worldview of the ancient Polynesian navigators who populated Easter Island.

All points visited incorporate old sites that were created and used during the end of the Ahu-Moai phase. These sites represent various cultural developments of Rapa Nui history, all strategically deployed around ceremonial centers.

It includes three restored sites: Ahu Huri to Urenga, Ahu to Kivi, Ahu Vai Teka and the quarry of Puna Pau, where the most attractive Pukao are (hats or headgear of red scoria that crown the heads of some Moai).

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Easter Island

Meal: Breakfast 

Fullf Day Tongariki Tour, Rano Raraku Volcano & Anakena Beach 

Departure from the hotel to get introduced to the process of colonization of the island and the cultural features of the first inhabitants of Rapa Nui.

Highlights here the story of Hotu Matua, the first king, who started a settlement that lasted more than 700 years and is recognized as the most prolific period of island culture

On this excursion it is possible to visit the area where Hotu Matua landed, the area where its tomb is believed to be and some of the places where a large part of the giant statues that populate Easter Island were built.

The route begins in the town of Hanga Roa, heads towards the Anakena Beach along the road to the center of the island - sector known as Vaitea - and concludes with the return to Hanga Roa along the south coast of Rapa Nui.

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Easter Island

Meal: Breakfast & Box Lunch 

Half day tour Orongo & Volcán Rano Kau Excursion 

Guided tour of some of the most important ceremonial centers of Easter Island. The tour includes rock paintings and archaeological sites of great cultural value, an ascent to the Rano Kau volcano and an interpretive trail through the ancestral town of Orongo.

This route allows you to enter Rapa Nui mythology, learn about important elements of the island's geography and understand the enigmatic history of the ancient inhabitants of this isolated point of the planet.

This visit incorporates the places where the Tangata Manu (Bird Man) competition is developed annually, based on a fundamental legend of the Rapa Nui culture. The myth points out that the man who captures the first Manutara egg (characteristic of the Pasco-bird) will be invested with supernatural powers and will exercise the political-military leadership of the island for a year.

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Santiago

Meal: Breakfast  

At the scheduled time you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Santiago and transfer to the hotel in this city

 

Meal: Breakfast  

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