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Circuit: Santiago, Easter island and Lakes Crossing to Bariloche

12 days / 11 nights Code: VIS005

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Complete 12 days circuit visiting attractions such as Santiago, Concha y Toro and Santa Rita vineyards, Easter island and Lakes district, where we’ll begin the wonderful lakes crossing through the Andes Mountains Range until Bariloche, Argentina.

Complete 12 days circuit visiting attractions such as Santiago, Concha y Toro and Santa Rita vineyards, Easter island and Lakes district, where we’ll begin the wonderful lakes crossing through the Andes Mountains Range until Bariloche, Argentina.

Itinerary

Day 01: Santiago Airport - Santiago - Santiago City Tour

Reception at Santiago airport. Transfer to your hotel
City tour in Santiago.
Santiago is a mixture between the old and the modern, characteristic that we invite you to know. Our tour through Santiago will show the immensity of the city, its varied geography and civility. We will guide you through the Main square of Santiago, where the Cathedral, Main Post Office and City Hall are located. You will be told about the origins of our city. Next stop is the civic neighborhood and the surroundings of La Moneda Government Palace. After that we will be driven through some of the old neighborhoods of Santiago, such as the Republica and Concha y Toro neighborhoods. Later, we will visit the eastern part of the city and we' will see the modern buildings and the changes that they have brought to the neighborhood. We will finish our tour in a handicraft store (Faba), located in an exclusive neighborhood, where we'll appreciate with a Pisco Sour, Lapizlazuli masterpieces, made with this stone that just exists in Chile and Afghanistan.
Return to the hotel and lodging.

Day 02: Santiago - Concha y Toro Vineyard - Santa Rita Vineyard

Concha y Toro

This tour start from your hotel in Santiago towards Maipo Valley, in a 45-minute trip. The visit begins in Don Melchor square where the guests will be received by a bilingual guide, who will invite you to enjoy a panoramic visit to the vineyard, accompanied by a white wine glass of “Casillero del Diablo” wine, enjoying the aromas and flavors in your walk throughout this hundred-year wine cellar. With your glass in hand, you will participate in a long walk by the old park, travel back in time watching the manor of Pirque, residence of the Concha y Toro family. In this place the greatest wine company was born more than 100 years ago. In the vineyards of Pirque you will be able to know the grapevines development, cultural and technological handling that is responsible for a highest quality performance.
Once in the wine cellar you will taste an excellent Merlot Casillero del Diablo wine, while the guide shows and explains the methodology and materials used in the wine production. In order to know the oldest facilities and to be a witness of the worldwide known wine legend, Concha y Toro Vine offers you a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon Casillero del Diablo, the wine that made famous the Chilean wine. Viña Santa Rita.

Santa Rita Vineyard

After we will continue our trip towards Santa Rita Vineyard, where we will be able to visit its wine cellars and taste its best wines.
The wine cellar of Santa Rita was founded in 1880 by Domingo Fernández Concha who brought French stocks giving birth to its worldwide known wines. Its cellar is declared National Monument and combined the traditional French and American oak barrels with modern winemaking techniques providing its wines with a unique aroma and body. Its manor, surrounded by a beautiful park, it was also declared National Monument.
We will have the chance to lunch in the famous restaurant “Doña Paula” (on behalf of the passengers),currently a National Monument was named after Paula Jaraquemada, owner of the Santa Rita's manor house 200 years ago. At that time, a number of historical events related to the Independence of Chile took place here. General Bernardo O'Higgins and 120 soldiers took shelter here after fighting the Spanish crown forces. Santa Rita's most famous range of products is called "120" in homage to these patriots.
Return to Santiago.

Day 03: Santiago - Santiago Airport - Mataveri Airport – Easter Island - Ahu Vinapu - Puna Pau - Ahu Akivi

Transfer to the Santiago Airport in order to take the flight to the Easter Island.
Reception at Mataveri Airport and transfer to your hotel.
Half day tour. We start at 3:00 pm approximately from the Hanga Roa village visiting Ahu Vinapu. This settlement was used by the islanders during the year 1.200 A.C. and it includes 3 Ahu. The first has 6 Moais demolished and painted in red. The second one has one so-called female Moai which had two heads. Finally, the third and the most ancient moai has only removed stones. We will continue our way to the quarry Puna Pau, archaeological site to the east of Hanga Roa. It is a small crater of red dross, from where were obtained the Pukao or hats with which were crowned the moais. Along its antique exit way, there are some incomplete and abandoned moais. We will go on our tour towards Ahu Akivi, the first Ahu restored by the science in the island in the year 1960. The platform with 7 Moais is characterized for being one of the few ones located in the center of the island, with its statues facing the rising sun. According to the legend, these 7 Moai statues would represent 7 young explorers sent before Hotu Matua'a's arrival to investigate the island. Our adventure takes to us to the cavern of Te Pahu, a place used as housing and as temporary refuge in war times. Then, we will return to Hanga Roa, total duration 3,5 hours.

Day 04: Easter Island - Ahu Vaihu - Ahu Akahanga - Ahu Tongariki - Anakena

Full day excursion, departing from Hanga Roa's town at 9:30 am, gheading southeast and northeast coast of the Island visiting the Ahu Vaihu temple, which is located 10 km from Hanga Roa. It consists of a stone platform with 8 Moai statues and 8 pukao dispersed nearby. Then, we will go to Ahu Akahanga, also called "Platform of the King". The legend tells that Hotu Matua'a's tomb is near this place. There, we will find 4 platforms, 12 Moais, 8 Pukao and towards the interior of this Ahu; it is possible to see the best preserved village of the island.
Later, we will go to Ahu Tongariki, with 15 Moai statues being the biggest Ahu of the island. Then, we will meet Ahu Te Pito Kura, which possesses the highest statue of the island raised in an Ahu, the Moai Paro (10 meters of height and 85 tons with a Pukao of 11,5 tons). Close to this ceremonial temple is the great spherical stone that is identified as the center of the universe (Te Pito o Te Henua), as the legend tells, it was brought to the island by Hotu Matua'a in his craft.
Later, we will arrive in Ahu Nau Nau, temple of a complex construction due to its different levels where we will find 5 Moai statues with Pukao. There, we will see petroglyphs in the backs of the statues. We will continue our excursion to the Rano Raraku volcano and quarry, where there was carved most of the Moai statues of the island using the volcanic rock of its hillsides. There are an estimated number of 400 Moai in several stages of carved.
To finish our adventure, we will go to Anakena's wonderful beach. It is a beach of white sands chosen for the arrival of the Ariki Hotu Matua'a and his sister Avareipua. Anakena corresponds to the name of a small cave of an adjacent gully.
Returning to Hanga Roa, we will realize our last stop in the Fundo Vaitea, country estate with an extension of 6.560,80 hectares, which represents 39,6% of the total surface of the island and it was created to achieve an agricultural production capable of sustaining the needs of the whole island, which was achieved years behind.
Return to the populated Hanga Roa, total duration 8 hours.

Day 05: Easter Island - Tahai - Orongo

We will begin our tour at about 8:30 am from Hanga Roa to Tahai's Archaeological Complex, ceremonial center with 3 Ahu, Ahu Vai Uri with 5 Moai statues, Ahu Tahai with 1 Moai, and Ahu Lo Te Riku with 1 Moai. From this site the visitors will be able to appreciate wonderful landscapes. Then, we will go to Orongo's ceremonial city, ancient ceremonial city located in the west summit of the volcano Rano Kau. It is composed by approximately 53 houses of elliptical shape with flagstone walls and a small square access looking at the sea. In this place were realized the most important ceremony of the second period of the island, the Tangata Manu (“the Bird Man”). It was carried out until approximately 150 years ago, with the arrival of the first Christian missionaries. Return to Hanga Roa, total duration 3,5 hours.

Day 06: Easter Island - Mataveri Airport - Santiago Airport - Santiago

Transfer from hotel to Mataveri Airport. Flight to Santiago. Lodging.
Day 07: Santiago - Airport Santiago - Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas

Transfer to the Santiago Airport. Flight to Puerto Montt. Arrival in El Tepual Airport in Puerto Montt, reception and transfer to hotel in Puerto Varas. Rest of the day at leisure. Lodging.

Day 08: Puerto Varas - Puerto Montt - Llanquihue

Breakfast in the hotel. Half day visit to Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt cities.
This cities are characterized for its german influence, those who arrived to the zone. Main attractives of both cities are visited: The handicraft fair and the Angelmo creek in Puerto Montt. Puerto Varas is located 20 km. from Puerto Montt, in the border of Llanquihue lake with a wonderful view of the Osorno Volcano.
By the afternoon, excursión to the beautiful city of Frutillar located in the opposite border of Llanquihue lake, including German tea break.

Day 09: Puerto Varas - Peulla

Breakfast in the hotel. At the according hour, you will be taken off from the hotel for a wonderful adventure tour, by bus and ship to Peulla. The trasfer is by bus down to Petrohué, in this place you will board a ship. This ship travels through the turquoise water of Todos los Santos lake up to Peulla, a owe-inspiring village located near the Argentina frontier. Arrival in the hotel in Peulla. Lodging and dinner.

Day 10: Peulla - Bariloche

Breakfast in the hotel. At the according time, continuing the Andean Lakes Crossing heading to the Bariloche city travel through the Blest Port and Pañuelos Port. Arrival in Bariloche, transfer to Hotel, lodging.

Day 11: Bariloche

Breakfast in the hotel, the travel begins from Bariloche bordering the Nahuelhuapi Lake. A few minutes of travel later, we will find the Bonita beach from where you will be able to see the Huemul Island. After that, we will get to the Campanario Hill. Here is a chairlift to the summit, where you will see one of the most wonderful and fascinating views of this region. After that, return to Hotel, lodging.

Day 12: Bariloche

Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Bariloche.
End of services.


If you are citizen of the USA, Australia or Canada, and you’re traveling to Argentina, remember that it’s mandatory to pay the reciprocity fee online before you arrive and present the corresponding receipt directly at Immigration (http://www.provinciapagos.com.ar)

Activities

  • Archaeology
  • Cultural
  • Excursion
  • Geology and Volcanoes

Today rates(Aug/01/2016 hasta Sep/30/2016)

Rates in USD (US Dollars), per person, per night

OptionAccommodations IncludedSingleDoubleTriple
Option 1$3,495$2,555$2,303
Option 2$4,949$3,196$2,820
  • USD Dollar

Next season rates(Oct/01/2016 hasta Nov/30/2016)

Rates in USD (US Dollars), per person, per night

OptionAccommodations IncludedSingleDoubleTriple
Option 1$3,420$2,346$2,087
  • USD Dollar

Next season rates(Dec/01/2016 hasta Dec/31/2016)

Rates in USD (US Dollars), per person, per night

OptionAccommodations IncludedSingleDoubleTriple
Option 1$3,336$2,298$2,042
  • USD Dollar

Next season rates(Jan/01/2017 hasta Feb/28/2017)

Rates in USD (US Dollars), per person, per night

OptionAccommodations IncludedSingleDoubleTriple
Option 1$3,413$2,353$2,091
  • USD Dollar
Important: The order of the Easter Island tours can vary, so the final order will be delivered at your arrival to the island.
- Aforementioned hotels or similar

Includes:
- Transfer in/out airport.
- Regular services with bilingual guide.
- Breakfas.t
- Lodging.
- Transportation.
- 3 nights in Santiago.
- 3 nights in Easter Island.
- 2 nights in Puerto Varas.
- 1 night in Peulla.
- 2 nights in Bariloche.
- Excursions detailed in the itinerary.
- Ticket fee to Concha y Toro and Santa Rita vineyard.
- Lakes crossing with 1 night lodging in Peulla + dinner.
- Excursion to Circuito chico and Cerro Catedral.
- 1 full day excursión in Easter island with box lunch.
• At reservation moment you'll have to send the necessary information for international police : Full name, passport number, nationality, activity or proffesion, birth date
• Crossing lakes is closed Sundays and January 01, May 01, November 29 and December 25.
Not included:
- Air tickets.
- Extras not described in the itinerary.
- Ticket fee to Parks in Easter Island.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Tips.

Important: If you are citizen of the USA, Australia or Canada, and you’re traveling to Argentina, remember that it’s mandatory to pay the reciprocity fee online before you arrive and present the corresponding receipt directly at Immigration (http://www.provinciapagos.com.ar)

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