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Circuit: Santiago, Valparaiso and Easter Island

8 days / 7 nights Code: VIS004

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Eight days circuit visiting the Chilean Central Valley and the mystic Easter island. City tour by Santiago, excursion to Valparaíso port and Veramonte Vineyard, finishing in the middle of the pacific ocean, at Easter island.

Itinerary

Day 01: Santiago City Tour

Reception at Santiago airport. Transfer to choosen 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 Plaza de Armas, 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´ll drive through some of the old neighborhoods of Santiago, like Republica and Concha y Toro, Later we will visit the eastern part of the city and we'll see the modern buildings and the changes that they have brought to the neighborhood. We 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.
Come back to hotel. Lodging.

Day 02: Valparaíso / Viña del Mar

We begin the route from your hotel, in a trip of 120 kilometers to the Pacific Ocean.
Our "Garden city", Viña del Mar, will charm us with its architecture, its streets, palaces, and Quinta Vergara. We ´ll have the possibility to know a Moai from Easter Island and a handcraft store of lapizlasuli (Faba). We'll drive the coastal border and visit the port city of Valparaiso which goes back to 1536. The city was declared World Heritage by Unesco and it´s currently the sit of the legislative power of Chile. It´s a magical place of unique and unforgettable landscapes with colorful neighborhoods and picturesque funicular elevators. We fishish, we will visit Sotomayor Square and the port, where we can navigate through Valparaiso.
Come back to Santiago.

Day 03: Easter Island

Breakfast. Transfer to airport. Flight to Easter island.
Reception at Mataveri airport and typical welcome. Transfer to hotel. Overnight.

Day 04: Easter island

Breakfast in hotel. Half day excursion. We will begin our tour at about 8:30 hrs. from Hanga Roa to Tahai's Archaeological Complex, ceremonial center with 3 Ahu, Ahu Vai Uri with 5 moais, Ahu Tahai with 1 moai, and Ahu Lo Te Riku with 1 moai. From this site the visitors can 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 05: Easter island

Breakfast in the hotel. Full day tour. Departing from Hanga Roa's town at about 9:30 am, going to the 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 Moais and 8 pukao dispersed in the proximities. Then, we will go to Ahu Akahanga, the also called as the "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 moais 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 to Ahu Nau Nau, temple of a complex construction due to its different levels where we will find 5 Moais with Pukao. There, we will see petroglyphs in the backs of the statues. We will continue our excursion to the volcano and quarry Rano Raraku, where there was carved most of the moais of the island using the volcanic rock of its hillsides. There are an estimated number of 400 moais 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 06: Easter island

Breakfast in the hotel. Half day tour. We initiate the tour about 15:00 hrs. from Hanga Roa's settlement visiting Ahu Vinapu. It was used for the islanders in the year 1.200 A.C. it includes 3 Ahu. The first has 6 moais demolished and painted of red color. The second one has a supposedly feminine 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 the legend, these 7 moais would represent 7 exploratory young men 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 07: Easter island - Santiago

Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to airport and typical farewell. Flight to Santiago. Transfer to hotel. Lodging.

Day 08: Santiago

Transfer to airport for international flight.

Activities

  • Archaeology
  • Cultural
  • Excursion
  • Mystic Routes

Today rates(Aug/01/2014 hasta Sep/30/2014)

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

OptionAccommodations IncludedSingleDoubleTriple
Option 1$1,326$928$829
Option 2$2,148$1,387$1,200
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  • CLP Chilean Peso

Next season rates(Oct/01/2014 hasta Nov/30/2014)

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

OptionAccommodations IncludedSingleDoubleTriple
Option 1$1,590$1,075$953
Option 2$2,223$1,424$1,243
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  • CLP Chilean Peso

Next season rates(Dec/01/2014 hasta Dec/31/2014)

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

OptionAccommodations IncludedSingleDoubleTriple
Option 1$1,326$928$829
Option 2$2,148$1,387$1,200
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  • CLP Chilean Peso

Next season rates(Jan/01/2015 hasta Feb/28/2015)

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

OptionAccommodations IncludedSingleDoubleTriple
Option 1$1,595$1,095$975
Option 2$2,280$1,485$1,290
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  • CLP Chilean Peso

Next season rates(Mar/01/2015 hasta Mar/31/2015)

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

OptionAccommodations IncludedSingleDoubleTriple
Option 1$1,740$1,180$1,050
Option 2$2,430$1,565$1,370
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  • CLP Chilean Peso

Next season rates(Apr/01/2015 hasta Apr/30/2015)

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

OptionAccommodations IncludedSingleDoubleTriple
Option 1$1,545$1,075$960
Option 2$2,430$1,565$1,370
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  • CLP Chilean Peso

Next season rates(May/01/2015 hasta Jul/31/2015)

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

OptionAccommodations IncludedSingleDoubleTriple
Option 1$1,445$1,020$915
Option 2$2,275$1,475$1,285
  • USD Dollar
  • CLP Chilean Peso

Next season rates(Aug/01/2015 hasta Sep/30/2015)

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

OptionAccommodations IncludedSingleDoubleTriple
Option 1$1,445$1,020$915
Option 2$2,350$1,520$1,320
  • USD Dollar
  • CLP Chilean Peso
The entrance ticket to the Easter Island National Park must be purchased at the Mataveri Airport.

Important: The order of the Easter Island tours can vary, so the final order will be delivered at your arrival to the island.

Program includes:
- Transportation.
- Breakfast.
- Lodging.
- Excursions detailed in the itinerary.
- Lunch and navigation ticket in Valparaiso.
- Full day excursion in Easter island with box lunch.

Not included:
- Air tickets.
- Ticket fee to Parks.
- Extras not described in the itinerary.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Tips.

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