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Easter Island - The Lost Civilization of Rapa Nui
2016 Rates
7 days / 6 nights
Single Double
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Air not included
All rates are per person, in US dollars and subject to change at any time
Itineraries are subject to change at any time for any reason.
Customized itinerary available upon request.

Rapa Nui National Park
is a UNESCO

World Heritage Site

"Myth and reality merge in a unique landscape in which both nature and the energy of a culture like no other give life to the most remote inhabited island in the world. Dive into the history of a unique Polynesian culture full of traditions and ancestral customs."

Experience the wonders of the lost civilization of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) with our 7 day / 6 night package from Santiago, Chile. The package includes all airport transfers, three nights hotel accommodation in Santiago and a three night stay in Easter Island at the Hare Noi Hotel.

Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. 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.

Rapa Nui National Park... Rapa Nui, the indigenous name of Easter Island, bears witness to a unique cultural phenomenon. A society of Polynesian origin that settled there c. A.D. 300 established a powerful, imaginative and original tradition of monumental sculpture and architecture, free from any external influence. From the 10th to the 16th century this society built shrines and erected enormous stone figures known as moai, which created an unrivalled cultural landscape that continues to fascinate people throughout the world.

Itinerary:

Meals included as indicated in parenthesis...

Day 1 Santiago, Chile (-/-/-)

At the arrival in Santiago, you will be received by one of our representatives, who will take you to the Plaza El Bosque San Sebastian Hotel and help with the check-in procedures.

Plaza el Bosque SAN SEBASTIAN is located within the financial center of El Golf Ave., steps from subway station Tobalaba and El Golf, surrounded by important stores and business buildings. The hotel offers a cafeteria, sauna, gynasium and business center.

The standard rooms offer 32 inch LCD, CD player, in-room safety box, telephone, cable internet and wifi, cable tv, mini-bar and kitchenette with microwave, stove and fridge.

Day 2 – Santiago, Casa Blanca Valley & Valparaiso (B/L/-)

The tour runs through the historical and architectural landmarks of the city of Santiago: enjoy a panoramic view of neighborhoods such as Concha y Toro and/or Bellavista, the bohemian side of Santiago. We will enjoy visiting the Plaza de Armas and Santiago´s Cathedral, and going through the typical streets of the Civic Center to reach the Palacio de la Moneda. We´ll walk to the magnificent Santa Lucia park and wander through the Lastarria neighborhood, a lovely residential area right next to the Bellas Artes Museum and the GAM cultural center.

"The Casa Blanca Valley is one of Chile's supreme wine regions"

 

We then start the expedition at the Casablanca Valley (45 minutes from Santiago) one of Chile’s supreme white wine regions. Here we will visit one of the prominent vineyards called Casas Del Bosque Vineyard, for wine tasting and viewing the wine process.

We will also enjoy a gourmet lunch with wine.

Leaving the valley, the excursion continues to the colorful city of Valparaiso (1 hour approximately from the Casablanca Valley) declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. We will visit some historic places such as the 21 de Mayo Mirador, the National Congress, Victoria and Sotomayor Squares, the Atkinson and Gervasoni Promenades, the famous Cafe Turri and the home of renowned cartoonist Lukas.

We´ll also visit the "La Sebastiana" museum, another residence of Chilean poet and Nobel Prize Laureate Pablo Neruda.

You will enjoy the view of colorful houses cascading down the hills; and will be visiting the El Peral, Alegre and Concepción hills.

Back to Santiago after completing the tour. This evening you're free to dine at your leisure in the hotel or in a nearby restaurant of your choice.

Day 3 – Santiago / Easter Island (B/-/D)

At the previously scheduled time you will be picked up at your hotel in Santiago to be taken to the airport to catch your flight to...

 

- Rapa Nui -

Hare Noi is located in Easter Island, in the Orito area. Situated near the airport, in Hanga Roa, this resort is close to Ahu Akivi, Ahu Akahanga, and Te Pahu Caves. Local attractions also include Terevaka and Vaihu.

It has excellent rooms in 3 “Hares”, conserving noble materials of the area with a Rapa Nui House style. It takes the original concept of receiving the tourists in the House of Rapa Nui, with gardens surrounded by volcanic rock, where you will find fruit trees and flowers...

Hare Noi offers a delicious restaurant where you can enjoy genuine and authentic cuisine, based on local ingredients, international technique and ancestral recipes. For relaxation, the hotel has an excellent swimming pool, Spa Services, Solarium, terrace and wireless internet, plus a tour service to travel and discover Rapa Nui.

Guestrooms open to furnished balconies with courtyard or partial ocean views and feature complimentary wireless Internet access, premium bedding, and separate dining areas.

 

Day 4 – Easter Island (B/L/D)

Day at Leisure to choose any of the excursions the hotel has to offer...


Day 5 – Easter Island (B/L/D)

Day at Leisure to choose any of the excursions the hotel has to offer...


Day 6 – Easter Island / Santiago (B/-/-)

At schedule time pick up at hotel and transfer to Easter Island Airport to board flight return to Santiago. At the arrival in Santiago, you will be received by one of our representatives, who will take you to the chosen hotel and help with the check-in procedures.


Day 7 – Santiago (B/-/-)

At the previously scheduled time you will be picked up at your hotel in Santiago to be taken to the airport to catch your departure flight home or to...

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INCLUDES: DOES NOT INCLUDE: YOU SHOULD BRING:
  • Accommodation on selected hotel or similar.

  • Private services with local English-speaking guides

  • Meals as indicated in itinerary (B/L/D).

  • All entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Permanent assistance by our offices in each city.

  • International air fares or domestic air fares.

  • Meals or any other item not described in the itinerary.

  • Early check-in, late check-out, services and non-mentioned meals in the itinerary.

  • Personal expenses.

  • Drinks during meals, hotel extras and personal spending.

  • Tips for guides and hotel staff.  

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Hiking shoes

 

 

Reservations

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