Chile: Mystery of Easter Island
*Prices are based on a 1 or 2 passengers scenario ( private experience )
*Prices are not valid during Blackout dates: Christmas, New Year, Carnaval (4 & 5 March), Copa America, Rock in Rio, Easter, Worker ́s day (1st of May), Holidays, Long Weekends.
4 days discovering the Secrets of Easter Island
Visiting 1 country: Chile
Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. In 1995, UNESCO named Easter Island a World Heritage Site, with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park. It is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, and a sight you have to see at least once in your lifetime!
Day 1: Easter Island
Welcome to Chile! Your wonderful English speaking guide will meet you as soon as you arrive at the airport and transfer you to your Hotel in Hanga Roa, where you’ll spend your first night in Easter Island at Hotel Gomero.
Day 2: Easter Island – Half Day Orongo
In the morning and after breakfast, you will drive up the Rano Kau extinct volcano. Along the way you will be able to appreciate panoramic views of the entire island, as well as make a brief stop at an outlook point that showcases a crater lake. From there, you will head to the ceremonial village known as Orongo where you will learn about its past and the culture and history of the birdman cult. You will also be able to marvel at a variety of petroglyph and spot 3 islets situated opposite of the coastline.
Afterwards you will head down to the Ahu Vinapu that includes an Ahu with interesting stone masonry. Your last stop of the morning will be the cave of Ana Kai Tangata, where you will find some very interesting wall paintings. The excursion will conclude in the early afternoon having had a day filled with history, culture and breathtaking sights!
Day 3: Easter Island – Anakena Beach
On today’s excursion, you will discover the natural and historical highlights of Rapa Nui. You will leave the town of Hanga Roa behind and drive along the black coastline, accompanied by great views of the peninsula Poike. Your first stop will be the archaeological site Vaihu, where you will see the remains of Ahu and will find out why all Moai statues face the ground.
You will continue on the “Camino de los Moai” (Moai trail), passing several sculptures lying on the side of the road. Once you reach Ranu Raraku (the quarry where all Moai were sculpted) you will have a delicious picnic lunch, before starting your ascent to the correspondent volcano. There are more than 300 statues to appreciate, some of them half-carved, many broken, but each one will give you an insight into the incredible and mysterious culture of Rapa Nui.
You will make another cultural stop at the recently reinstalled Ahu Tongariki and its 15 Moai, before taking a small break at the beautiful Anakena beach. The white sandy seaside with coconut palm trees and the blue cove of warm pacific water make it a true paradise. Here you can relax on the beach, go for a swim in the beautiful water or discover two more Ahus, one of them particularly interesting because of the Moais’ carvings on its back. From here you will return to your hotel, passing Vaitea, the only eucalyptus forest on the island.
Day 4: Easter Island
It’s time to bid this lost in time journey adieu, today you’ll head back to the airport to board your flight.
IN DEPTH: CULTURAL & HISTORICAL, INTO THE WILD: ACTIVE/NATURE
Less than 1 week
- All services, transfers and excursions detailed in the programme, in regular / private services as it is specified
- 3 nights’ accommodation as its described in the programme in the mentioned hotels or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking request
What’s not included
- International or domestic flights
- Meals and services not mentioned in the programme
- Entrance fees
- Early check in/Late check-out at hotels
- Optional tours
- Any kind of insurance
- Travel Assistance
3 nights at Hotel Gomero or similar
We endeavour to select a combination of good quality, three and four-star quality hotels, hostels and guesthouses (where you actually stay will depend on your trip) that reflects the character of the local area. The accommodation is also as centrally located as possible. We strive to keep the cost as affordable as possible.
Please be aware that some rooms, especially those in major urban centers or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.
2 breakfasts and 1 lunch
We aim to make sure that breakfasts are included every morning in the accommodation (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink.
Included evening meals are in local restaurants or in the included accommodation. In most cases, table water is provided with the meals and if you wish to purchase additional drinks, you can do so at your own expense.
If you have any dietary requirements, we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise us when you book. Please be aware that although we will do everything in our power, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we eat in will be able to cater to all of your dietary needs. Also, we cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.