Last update 09/20/2023

Chile Santiago de Chile y Easter Island 4 Days

Overview

From the cosmopolitan capital of Santiago, to the unique landscapes in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile boasts some unforgettable highlights. Add to this mysterious Easter Island, one of the most isolated places on earth endowed with the striking moai statues, this 4 days magical tour offers the very best this region has to offer.

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO SANTIAGO DE CHILE / PM CITY TOUR

Meals: Dinner

Upon arrival to Santiago transfer to the selected hotel.

PM city tour: Our tour starts from the hotel where the transfer will pick us up. We will start touring the main avenue of the city knowing its history and that of its surroundings. We will go down to the cobbled neighborhood of Lastarría, a sector characterized by its green areas and beautiful 19th century mansions, today restored and mostly used as cafes, restaurants, bookstores and museums.

Next, we will go to Cerro Santa Lucía, here we will have time to walk and take photos, while our guide tells us about some of the most important episodes in the history of Santiago, such as the Mapuche / Spanish confrontation. From its terraces we will have a panoramic view of Santiago, in addition to admiring relics and buildings from the colonial era, such as the Castillo Hidalgo.

We will go to our next stop, on the way we can see emblematic places of the city such as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Santiago and its impressive architecture, in addition to the former national congress. We will arrive at the imposing government house called La Moneda and next to it the Plaza de la Constitución; We will visit its surroundings and we will learn more about its important and interesting history.

Once in our vehicle, the tour will continue with a visit to the Central Market, one of the most characteristic gastronomic spots in Santiago, and then continue to the upper sector of the capital. Along the way we will stop at a lapis lazuli store where we can admire and / or buy beautiful jewelry and unique handicrafts and then finish the tour in the respective hotel.

Overnight in SANTIAGO

DAY 2: SANTIAGO – EASTER ISLAND AIRPORT – HALF DAY AHU AKIVI

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

According your flight to Easter Island we will transfer to the airport to take your flight. (airfare not included). Arrival to Easter Island and transfer to your selected hotel in Easter Island (accommodation included). In the afternoon we will get introduce you to the mysteries of this beautiful place. Departing from Hanga Roa, this tour will take you to visit Ahu Akivi, Ahu Vinapu, Puna Pau Quarry, and The Te Pahu Cavern. Ahu Akivi’s 7-Moai platform faces the equinoctial rising sun with each statue at a height of around 16 feet and a weight of around 18 tons.

According to folklore, the seven statues represent the seven young explorers who left Hiva, a legendary Polynesian homeland, to do reconnaissance on the island after the spirit priest Haumaka made the first chief, Hotu Matu´a, aware of the island’s existence. You’ll have time to re_ect on this story and the many other mysteries of Easter Island as you walk around exploring the incredible Moai structures. Return to selected hotel in Easter Island (accommodation included).

Accommodation: in Easter Island

DAY 3: EASTER ISLAND  – FULL DAY ANAKENA BEACH

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Departure across the Moai route, these colossal sculptures carved in volcanic rock are scattered all around the island. Visit to the “Ahu” o ceremonial platforms, starting with Ahu Vaihu***(closed), surrounded by Moais that lay face down on the ground. Then visit to Ahu Akahanga, where the _rst king of the island was buried. The tour continues to Rano Raraku Volcano, located near the southern coast and at the feet of Poike, the most spectacular crater of the zone, where the ancient natives sculpted these stone giants.Later, departure to Ahu Tongariki, the biggest Moai platform in the island, it is formed by 15 Moais. The place was destroyed in May 1960 by a tsunami, and it has been restored mainly thanks to Japanese foundations.Arrival to Ahu Te Pito Kura, where there is an enormous spherical rock and the Moai Paro, the largest statue in the island.Later, arrival to Anakena, one of the most beautiful beaches in the island. Return to selected hotel in Easter Island (accommodation included).

Accommodation: in Easter Island

DAY 4: EASTER ISLAND – SANTIAGO / CONNECTION INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

Meals: Breakfast

At the appointed time, transfer to Easter Island Airport to board plane toward to Santiago. Upon arrival take your international connection flight.

END OF THE SERVICES

Details

CHILE ( SANTIAGO & EASTER ISLAND)

  • All the transfers in Santiago & Easter Island
  • 01 overnight in the selected hotel with breakfast in Santiago.
  • 02 nights in the selected hotel with breakfast in Easter Island.
  • Santiago City Tour
  • Half Day Ahu Akivi.
  • Full day Anakena Beach.
  • 01 Dinner Santiago.
  • 01 Dinner Easter Island.
  • 01 Lunch Easter Island.
  • Entrance fees
  • Bilingual guides Spanish – English.
  • Taxes.

 

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