Santiago, Easter island and Lakes Crossing to Bariloche

Code: VIS005
Multi-destino - See map
  • Duration: 10 days/09 nights
  • Excursions: Shared
  • Lodging: Included
  • Starting Point: Santiago Airport
  • Language: Spanish/English
  • Departure: Daily
Description

Complete 12 days circuit visiting attractions such as Santiago, Viña del Mar and Valparaíso, Easter Island and the Lake District, where we’ll begin the inspiring Andean Crossing through the Andes Mountains Range heading to Bariloche, Argentina.



Price includes
All transfers.
Regular services with bilingual guide.
Accommodation according program
Excursions according program
Price does not include
Air tickets.
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
Entrance fee in Easter Island National Park
Tips
Optional excursions
  • The entrance ticket to Easter Island National Park must be purchased at your arrival, directly on the Island or at the following site prior to your arrival http://www.rapanuinationalpark.org/
  • Aforementioned hotels or similar 
  • The order of the Easter Island tours can vary, so the final order will be delivered at your arrival in the island.
  • Passengers from Australia, Taiwan and Canada must pay the RECIPROCITY FEE when entering Argentina, this must be payed online in www.migraciones.gov.ar. Please check this site
  • Ask for services in Bariloche
Itinerary

Day 01: Santiago airport - City tour Santiago de Chile - Santiago

Reception at Santiago de Chile Airport, transfer to your hotel. 
City tour of Santiago: Half day tour. The tour will allow you to know the origin of the city and emblematic places such as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Post Office and the Municipality of Santiago. You will also visit La Moneda Palace, seat of government, and the most traditional neighborhoods of the historic center. The excursion also includes a visit to Santa Lucía Hill, called Huelén by the native peoples, a true urban oasis in the middle of the city center. There you will learn more about the history of Chile and enjoy privileged views of the capital.

Main tourist attractions to visit: Palacio de la Moneda, Barrio Republica, Blanco Encalada, Cumming, Palacio Cousiño, La Plaza de Armas, La Catedral, Mercado Central, Estación Mapocho, Bario Bellavista, Cerro Santa Lucia.

Return to the hotel.

Overnight in Santiago.

Day 02: Santiago - Valparaíso and Viña del Mar - Santiago

07:00 am. We will depart from Santiago to Viña del Mar and the Port of Valparaíso. First we will visit Viña del Mar, known as the "Garden City" that will captivate us with its architecture, streets, palaces and the Quinta Vergara, the beautiful and ancient amphitheater where the Viña del Mar Festival is held in February.
After lunch, we will tour the coastline, the famous Flower Clock to reach the picturesque Port of Valparaiso, a city whose origins date back to 1536, which was declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and seat of the Legislative Power. A magical city, with picturesque elevators, colorful neighborhoods and unique and unforgettable landscapes. Finally, we will visit the Plaza Sotomayor and the port.
Return to Santiago.

Day 03: Santiago - Mataveri Airport - Easter Island - Ahu Akivi

Arrival in the Easter Island Airport. Reception in the Airport with flower necklace and transfer to your selected hotel.

Our tour starts at 3:00 pm approximately from Hanga Roa to Ahu Akivi, the first restored Ahu by science in the Island in 1960. This Ahu with 7 Moai Statues is one of the few in the center of the Island, with its statues facing the rising sun. Reportedly, they represent the 7 explorers sent before the arrival of Hotu Matua to get to know the Island.

Then, we will visit the Puna Pau quarry, in a small crater of red scoria. Here the Pukao or headdress of the Moai were obtained. There are still some unfinished and abandoned pukaos. And we will finish at the Ahu Huri a Urenga, where we will find the four-arm Moai so-called the astronomer because is aligned with the southern winter solstice (June 21)

Return to Hanga Roa.

Accommodation in Easter Island.

Day 04: Easter Island – The Hotu Matua Route: Ahu Akahanga – Tongariki – Rano Raraku Volcano – Anakena Beach

Departing from Hanga Roa's town at about 9:00 am, going to Ahu Akahanga, so- called 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 Moai statues, 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 being the largest Ahu of the island. After that, 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). Near this ceremonial temple is the great spherical stone that is identified as the Center of the World (Te Pito o Te Henua), as the legend tells, it was brought to the island by Hotu Matua'a in his craft.
After that, 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 of the island, using the volcanic rock of its hillsides. There are an estimated number of 400 Moai in several stages of carved. Finishing our adventure, we will go to the Anakena Beach. It is a beach of white sands chosen for the arrival of the Ariki Hotu Matua'a and his sister Avareipua. Anakena is the name of a small cave in an adjacent gully.
Return to the town of Hanga Roa, total duration 8 hours.
Accommodation in Easter Island.

Day 05: Easter Island - Oronogo Ceremonial Village

Breakfast in our hotel in Easter Island.

We start our tour at 09:30 am from Hanga Roa heading to the Ana Kai Tangata natural cave where it is possible to appreciate some rupestrian art representing birds such as the manutara, and where it is possible to watch waves breaking upon the cliff. We will continue our tour by visiting the Rano Kau Volcano where we will be able to see the largest crater on the Island and one of the largest sweet water reservation of the area. Finally, we will visit the Orongo Ceremonial Village, old and magnificent ceremonial city located in the western side of the Rano Kau volcano. It features 53 elliptical houses made of sandstone and a small square window looking to the sea. In this place, the most important ceremony of the second period of Easter Island was carried out: the election of the Tangata Manu (Bird-Man), this ceremony stopped being performed 150 years ago, due to the arrival of the first Christian missioners.
At 01:00 pm approximately, we will return to the village.

During the afternoon, you will be able to carry out a horseback riding in Easter Island (not included):
Horseback Riding to the Caverns of Easter Island
Tour time: 09:00 am and 02:30 pm
Length: 3,5 hours
Departing from your hotel in Easter Island, we will enjoy a unique horseback riding to the cavern area. These caverns spread through the Island were used as residence, as graveyard and shelter during war time. We will ride, visiting the caverns of Ana Kakenga and the "Two Windows Caverns", located in the northeaster coastal area of the Island. To access this cavern, we have to enter in a hole in the ground. After that, we will head to Ana te Pahu, a less visited place in the Island, but featuring a beautiful landscape. Then, we will continue to Ahu Akivi, importante sacred altar and platform, ending in Maunga Roiho.

Accommodation in Easter Island.

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

Breakfast at hotel in Easter Island.
At the agreed time, transfer to Mataveri Airport with island souvenir. Flight to Santiago. Reception at the airport. Transfer to the hotel.

Lodging.

Day 07: Santiago - Santiago Airport - Puerto Montt Airport - Puerto Varas

Transfer to Santiago airport. Flight to Puerto Montt. Reception at El Tepual airport in Puerto Montt, transfer to the hotel in Puerto Varas. Rest of the day at leisure. Lodging.

Day 08: Puerto Varas - Puerto Montt - Frutillar

Breakfast at the hotel. Half day city tour of Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt. Both cities are marked by the influence of the German settlers who arrived in this area, we will visit the main tourist attractions of both cities: The Craft Fair and Caleta de Angelmó in Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas is only 20 km.from Puerto Montt, located on the shores of Lake Llanquihue and with an amazing view of the Osorno Volcano.

In the afternoon and at the agreed time, departure for an excursion to the beautiful city of Frutillar on the shores of Lake Llanquihue.

Return to Puerto Varas. Overnight in Puerto Varas.

Day 09: Puerto Varas - Peulla

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time you will be picked up at the hotel to be taken on a beautiful combined bus and catamaran trip to Peulla. The transfer is by bus to Petrohué, where you will embark on a catamaran that crosses the turquoise waters of Lake Todos Los Santos until you reach Peulla, a beautiful village located near the border with Argentina. Arrival at the hotel in Peulla. Dinner and overnight.

Day 10: Peulla - Bariloche

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, continuation of the Andean Lakes Crossing to the city of Bariloche, passing through Puerto Blest and Puerto Pañuelos. Arrival in Bariloche.

 

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Accommodations

Important note: In the event that one of the hotels does not have availability, it will be exchanged for a hotel with similar characteristics.

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