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Visit Chile: Santiago to Easter Island – 7 Day Package Tour

Visit Chile and discover on this week-long experience what it has to offer. Walk through its massive central metropolis and bohemian coastal cities, to the far-reaching, remote, and mystical Easter Island. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Valparaiso’s historic port and the Moái rock statues. Explore Santiago’s vibrant streets, go wine-tasting in Casablanca Valley, experience the Rapa Nui island culture, and more!

USD $2,120.00

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Visit Chile and Explore from Bustling Santiago to the Ancient Easter Island

Experience Chile from Santiago to Easter Island on this Visit Chile Tour and see not only its massive central metropolis and bohemian coastal cities, but also the far-reaching, remote, and mystical Easter Island (also known as Rapa Nui by its natives ). On this one-week tour, walk through Santiago’s historic, artistic, and political districts and hop on a cable car to go to the top of San Cristobal Hill for an unbeatable view of the city.

Visit Valparaiso’s port district and UNESCO World Heritage Site, and go wine tasting in the Casablanca Valley. Then, fly from Santiago to Easter Island for a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a natural and cultural heritage like nowhere else on Earth. Hike volcanoes, relax on pristine beaches and contemplate the mystic, mysterious, and world-recognized Moai stone statues.

Highlights

  • Visit Chile to discover Santiago’s highlights and hidden gems with a local guide
  • Take a wine tasting tour at Emiliana Organic Vineyard in the famous Casablanca Wine Country
  • Walk through eclectic and bohemian Valparaiso and explore its UNESCO World Heritage port district
  • Encounter the monolithic Moai human figures carved by Rapa Nui people nearly 1000 years ago
  • Stop by important archaeological sites including the ceremonial centers of Easter Island
  • Explore Rano Raraku and Puna Pau Volcanoes
  • Relax on the white sand beach of Anakena

Tour Information

Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
Start Location: Santiago, Chile
End Location: Hanga Roa, Easter Island
Availability: Year-round
Miscellaneous: This tour required a minimum of two people

Itinerary

Day 1: Explore Santiago
Your first day of Visit Chile Tour will begin upon your arrival to the Santiago airport. A van will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Here, you’ll have time to relax before a 14:00 pm private tour of the city, where you’ll discover important heritage sites and fascinating historical, picturesque and cultural districts. Stop by bustling Central and Vega Markets and ride a cable car to the top of San Cristobal Hill for an unbeatable view of the city.

In the evening, enjoy dinner in a bohemian Bellavista restaurant before relaxing at your hotel or enjoying the city’s vibrant nightlife.

Day 2: Discover Central Chile’s Highlights
This day, you’ll be picked up from your hotel at around 9:00 am and begin your journey toward Valparaiso — about a 2-hour drive away. On the way, you’ll make a stop in the world-renowned Casablanca Wine Country, where you’ll take a tasting tour and delight yourself with a few outstanding reds at Emiliana Organic Vineyard.

 After enjoying the winery tour, you’ll continue onward to the eclectic, bohemian city of Valparaiso famous for its amazing street art, historic port, and colorful hillsides overlooking the bay. Upon your arrival, you’ll explore the UNESCO World Heritage port district on foot, and stop at local historic “hot spots” including Plazas Sotomayor and Anibal Pinto, as well as Alegre and Concepcion Hills. You’ll also get the chance to experience highly unique local public transport system — outdoor funicular elevators and the trolleybus, both national historic monuments dating back to the 19th century. After visiting various streets, viewpoints, and churches, you’ll have free time to enjoy lunch in the city before returning to Santiago. You’ll arrive back at the hotel at around 18:00 pm. 

Day 3: Hike in Maipo Valley
After an early breakfast at the hotel, you’ll leave Santiago at around 7:30 am for your journey to the Maipo Valley — a spectacular canyon in the Andes less than an hour from the city. You’ll enjoy stunning landscapes and abundant native flora and fauna, and your guide will explain the history of the valley and fascinating geology of the outstanding landscape.

From Maipo Valley, you’ll continue to the Yeso Dam, known for its turquoise waters and as an important fresh-water reserve for central Chile. Here, you’ll enjoy a short hike, admire the views, and take a few photos. When you reach the reservoir, you’ll stop for a picnic lunch. After your meal, you will begin your return journey, making one last stop to sample some tasty, local empanadas. 

Day 4: Travel from Santiago to Easter Island
On day 4, you’ll leave Santiago behind and catch a flight to Easter Island. Once there, a tour guide will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Hanga Roa. After check-in, you’ll have the afternoon to relax, explore the town, stop by handicraft markets, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 5: Explore Natural and Cultural Landmarks
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick you up at approximately 9:00 am for your full day excursion to the island’s natural and historic attractions. You’ll begin the day at the Ahu Te Pito Kura archaeological site, where you can see a fallen Moai statue exactly where it fell nearly 200 years ago. This massive Moai statue stands over 35 feet (~10 meters) and is estimated to weigh over 80 tons.

Later, you’ll travel to Rano Raraku Volcano and rock quarry, where the island’s Moai and other statues were originally made. After exploring the volcano, you’ll enjoy a refreshing snack at Ahu Tongariki, considered the largest ceremonial structure on the island, and home to 15 Moái, displayed in a row. Explore an ancient ceremonial platform called Ahu Akahang, and end the day relaxing at Anakena beach.

Day 6: Connect with the Island’s Legends and Deities
After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick you up at about 9:00 am to travel to the ancient site of the ceremonial “Birdmen” competitions. Each year in the spring, on the slopes of the Rano Kau volcano, the Rapa Nui held a competition in honor of the Makemake god and 8 other birdmen deities. Here, you’ll learn about this physical feat, explore the ceremonial village, and encounter cave-paintings from the island’s ancient inhabitants.

In the evening, you will enjoy a tour that takes you to 3 of the island’s archaeological sites. In here, you’ll learn about how ancient islanders connected celestial events with spiritual life on the island. You’ll explore the underground cave of Ana Te Pahu, the Ahu Akivi platform, and the Puna a Pau quarry and crater.

Day 7: Say Goodbye to Easter Island
It’s your last day on the island. Depending on your flight, you may have time to enjoy the day and explore the island on your own. At an agreed-upon time, a driver will take you to the airport for your return flight and your Visit Chile from Santiago to Easter Island Tour will come to an end.

What’s Included

  • Accommodations in 4-star boutique-style hotels with double or twin rooms (see Important Notes for pricing details)
    • Days 1-3: Ismael 312 Hotel, Days 4-6: Altiplanico Rapa Nui Hotel
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • All activities mentioned above, with transportation, entrance fees, and tour guide
  • Trip Coordinator support during the entire trip
  • Meals: Breakfasts on Days 2 through 7, Lunch on Days 3 and 5, Dinner on Day 1

What’s Not Included

  • Entrance to Easter Island’s National Park
  • Travel Insurance
  • Flights

What to Bring

  • Your passport
  • Rain gear
  • Proper hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Important Notes

  • The price listed above assumes that you will have two people sharing a double room during high season. The price may vary based on the season, your group size, availability of accommodations, and special dates. Solo travelers or guests staying in single rooms must pay a single supplement. Otherwise, the rates would be readjusted upon request. The single supplement is based on Regular tours, availability of which must be confirmed prior to reservation of the trip. If the mentioned hotels are not available, alternative hotels will be provided of a similar standard. See below for more details:
    • Low Season Rates (May-September 2018-2019)
      • Double Occupancy – USD $1,835 per person
      • Single Supplement – USD $2,053 per person
      • Solo Traveler – USD $3,020
    • High Season Rates (October-December 2018-2019 / January-April 2019)
      • Double Occupancy – USD $2,120 per person
      • Single Supplement – USD $2,410 per person
      • Solo Traveler – USD $ 3,510

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