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Santiago and Easter Island Tour

Santiago & Easter Island

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Close up of Easter Island Moais statues Moais Statues in alignment on Easter Island Santiago to Easter Island tour map Orongo Rano Kau Volcano Sunset over the city of Santiago Chile Street markets in South America

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8 Days / 7 Nights

Santiago & Easter Island

For those on a honeymoon or travelers with archeological curiosity, this Santiago & Easter Island tour combines two of Chile's most popular destinations: Santiago de Chile and the tropical island of Rapa Nui, also called Easter Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These two highlights of Chile offer a distinct contrast.  Santiago sits along the central Pacific Coast with the snow-capped Andes overlooking the city, and Easter Island is in the South Pacific Ocean, closer to Tahiti than to the Chilean mainland.

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This tour includes:

  • All Nights Accommodations
  • All Breakfasts
  • Group Transfers with Spanish-speaking driver
  • One half-day outing in Santiago
  • Entry to Easter Island

Highlights:

  • Santiago, Chile's capital
  • Easter Island & its mysterious moais

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Metropolitan Cathedral

Arrival in Santiago & City Tour

Day 1

Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Santiago.
Meet your guide and explore the city on a 3 to 4-hour tour. Visit the most emblematic parts of the Chilean capital, including La Moneda Presidential Palace, the cathedral surrounding the central square, the metropolitan districts ideal for shopping, and Santa Lucía Hill, which offers panoramic views of Santiago. Afterwards, return to your hotel for the evening.

Wine tasting in Chilean vineyard

Casablanca Valley

Day 2

Chile is world-famous for producing exquisite wines in the valleys surrounding the city. Today, travel west out of the city to visit three wineries in the Casablanca Valley. As its name indicates, this place specializes in growing white grapes used to make Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc among others.
Start off at the organic winery Santa Emiliana for an introduction to the wine making process, followed by a wine tasting. Later, visit William Cole and Indomita, where you will also enjoy wine tastings and learn more about Chilean viticulture.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at Indomita Winery before returning to Santiago in the afternoon.

Easter Island Chile Moais Structures

Flight to Rapa Nui & Easter Island

Day 3

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and depart to the airport for your flight to Easter Island. Easter Island also called Rapa Nui in the local language, is 3,800 km (2,375 mi) from Santiago. Chile now owns this Polynesian island. Europeans came to the island in 1722 and saw the Polynesians living there; they saw the moai statues that their ancestors had built - many of which had mysteriously toppled over, and some that had not been completed. There are several moai statues scattered throughout the 24 km (15 mi) long island that you can visit and explore in three days.

Arrive in Hanga Roa, the main town and check into your hotel. You may want to explore the city and wander through the small shops.

Nau Nau Moais statues

Anakena & the Lost Rapa Nui Culture

Day 4

After breakfast, take one of the tours offered by your hotel. We suggest going on a full-day tour to Anakena beach, which includes visits to some of the platforms, locally known as 'ahu,' where the moais stand. First, visit Ahu Vaihu and admire the downward facing statues. Then explore Ahu Akahanga, the burial place of the legendary Hotu Matu'a, the first king to arrive, marking the beginning of history for Rapa Nui.
Continue to Rano Raraku to see one of the three inactive volcanoes. A large amount of both complete and incomplete moais surrounding are proof that this was where they first carved maois many centuries ago.
Next, visit the largest ahu on the island: Ahu Tongariki has 15 majestic moais along the southeastern coast, prepare to be amazed by the beauty and mystery. 

Your trip ends where it all started, Anakena beach, where Hotu Matu'a and his troop disembarked for the first time. Anakena beach is also the most beautiful beach on the island with turquoise waters overlooked by the moais on Ahu Nau Nau.
Transfer back to your hotel. A box lunch is included today. 

Kau Volcano

Orongo, Tangata Manu Ceremonial Center

Day 5

Today, take a trip to the village of Orongo, where the annual Birdman or 'Tangata Manu' ceremony used to take place. This tradition arose many years after the construction of the statues.  The ceremony was a competition in which they determined the ruler of Rapa Nui. Each year, when the stationary birds arrived, the competitors would swim to Matu Nui islet to get an egg; the first to swim back with the egg would be the winner.
This area also contains a cave, Ana Kai Tangata, which features some petroglyphs with ancient writings.
Visit Ahu Vinapu and admire the architecture that resembles some stones in Peru built by the Incas.
After the tour, head to the north to return to your hotel.

Easter Island moais statues

Ahu Akivi

Day 6

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel, before heading out to explore more of the island. 
Contrary to popular belief, all of the ahu statues were placed facing the island, except for one that is facing the sea: Ahu Akivi. This 7-Moai Ahu represents the seven explorers who first arrived in the island according to local legend. Take a tour to visit this unique spot and broaden your knowledge of this mysterious island.
After the tour, return to your hotel.

Easter Island and statues at sunrise

Departure from Easter Island

Day 7

At a scheduled time, transfer to the airport to take a 6-hour flight back to Santiago and spend the night at your hotel.

Sunset over Chile's capital city Santiago

Depart from Santiago

Day 8

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and continue your journey through South America or fly home, taking unforgettable memories with you.


8 Days / 7 Nights

Santiago & Easter Island

For those on a honeymoon or travelers with archeological curiosity, this Santiago & Easter Island tour combines two of Chile's most popular destinations: Santiago de Chile and the tropical island of Rapa Nui, also called Easter Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These two highlights of Chile offer a distinct contrast.  Santiago sits along the central Pacific Coast with the snow-capped Andes overlooking the city, and Easter Island is in the South Pacific Ocean, closer to Tahiti than to the Chilean mainland.

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