Explore Easter Island: Santiago & Easter Island

Destination: Chile Availability*: All Year

Difficulty

= Easy

Duration/Dates

8 Days/7 Nights

Join us as we explore one of the most interesting islands in the world, Easter Island, and the cultural metropolis of Santiago!  Easter Island combines its exciting history with breathtaking views.  The island is just over five hours by plane from Santiago and is one of the most remote areas found anywhere.

On your visit to this unique island you will visit temples, ruins, and hike to picturesque volcanoes.  This is one of our best adventures, there is no other place like Easter Island.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Santiago

  • Arrival in Santiago
  • Transfer to hotel in city centre
  • Check-in at a 4-star hotel (5 & 3-star hotels are available)
  • Afternoon cultural city tour of Santiago and its surroundings
  • Overnight

Day 2: Valparaiso & Viña del Mar

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Day excursion to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar (includes round trip transportation, lunch, English-speaking guide, beverages)
  • Evening return to Santiago
  • Overnight at hotel

Day 3: Santiago-Easter Island

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to Santiago Airport
  • Flight to Easter Island
  • Arrive at the Mataveri Airport; transfer to a 4-star hotel (5 & 3-star hotels are available)
  • Overnight at hotel

Day 4: Easter Island

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Half-day excursion to see the Vinapu Temple, Rano Kao Volcano, Orongo ceremonial ruins & village
  • Optional afternoon activities include horseback riding, hiking to local ruins, a visit to the Ana Kai Museum, or exploration of the Tangata Cave (any of these can be added on)
  • Overnight at hotel

Day 5: Easter Island

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Full-day tour of a local crafts market, south coast of the Island, Vaihu, Akahanga, Tongariki Temple and the Rano Raraku Quarry, Te Pito Kura, Nau Temple and Anakena Beach (lunch included)
  • Late afternoon return to hotel; evening at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Day 6: Easter Island

  • Free day to relax or enjoy some additional excursions (we can arrange a few more)
  • Evening farewell Dinner/Show
  • Overnight at hotel

Day 7: Easter Island-Santiago

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Checkout from your hotel and transfer to the Mataveri Airport
  • Flight to Santiago
  • Arrival in Santiago and transfer to city centre hotel (this will be to the same hotel, unless it is not available)
  • Overnight at hotel

Day 8: Santiago

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Wine tour near Santiago (choice from three wineries)
  • Lunch (not included)
  • Transfer from hotel to the Santiago Airport for flight home (extra nights in Santiago are possible)
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