Easter Island: One of the World’s Most Remote and Fascinating Islands
Days: 7 | From: $5,170/per person
Enjoy five days exploring the beautiful South Pacific Island of Easter Island, one of the most physically isolated in the world. Discover the mystery of the Moai statues, visit the archaeological site Ahu Vinapu, and hike the the Rano Kau volcano.
- Includes accommodations at first class hotels that reflect the best of local culture
- Includes excursions and tours with superb private guides
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At a glance
2 nights: the bustling capital city, wine country, and Valparaiso
- Easter Island
4 nights: discover the unique history and culture of this beautiful place
- Ahu Vinapu
Visit the archaeological site Ahu Vinapu
- Rano Kau
Venture to the southernmost volcano on the Island
- Ahu Akivi
The site of seven Moai overlooking the sea
All itineraries are fully customizable. We will send you a personalized variation that reflects your interests and travel dates at no extra cost. Call to discuss your travel plans with one of our Specialists who know this region firsthand.
Welcome to Chile
Arrive to Santiago, Chile’s metropolitan capital, where your private guide will take you to your hotel in the charming Lastarria neighborhood. Lastarria is a nice area for walking around, with quiet streets, flowering trees, attractive colonial architecture, and a variety of restaurants and boutiques.
By arriving two days before your Easter Island visit, you won’t have to worry about the risk of any flight delays or missed connections causing you to miss this experience.
Accommodations: Singular Santiago
The 62 room Singular Santiago opened in the fall of 2014. Though it is one of the newest boutique hotel options in Santiago, the hotel combines the style of early 20th century buildings with neoclassical French architectural influences. It is situated in the historic and stylish Lastarria neighborhood, and offers a restaurant, lobby bar, rooftop pool and deck with city views, and a spa.Alternative lodging options: Lastarria Boutique Hotel, Hotel Magnolia
Day Trip to Wine Country and Valparaiso, a Colorful Port City
Travel into the wine region and stop for a tour and tasting at Viña Catrala, a boutique winery known for its pinot noir and sauvignon blanc. Continue to the central coast to discover Valparaiso, one of the first Chilean cities founded by the Spanish and the former home of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003 for its architectural and cultural significance, the city is one of Chile’s most interesting. Spend the afternoon wandering among colorfully painted buildings and winding, art-filled streets, with spectacular views of the harbor below. Your private guide will lead you through two of the most famous and eclectic neighborhoods, Cerro Concepción and Cerro Alegre, and you will have the chance to visit one of Pablo Neruda’s three homes-turned-museums, La Sebastiana.
Accommodations: Singular Santiago
Fly to Easter Island, One of the World’s Most Remote Inhabited Islands
Depart the mainland and head to mythic Easter Island on a flight of roughly five hours. A local representative will be waiting at the Mataveri Airport to take you to your lodgings, a beautiful and refined boutique hotel overlooking the South Pacific Ocean. Here, you will meet the staff and guides, have a briefing to go over your excursion options for the coming days, and enjoy time to relax and begin exploring this beautiful area.
Accommodations: Explora Rapa Nui
Explora Rapa Nui sits on a hill overlooking the expanse of the South Pacific Ocean, and is the most refined lodging on Easter Island. The hotel design, with its 30 rooms and suites, fits harmoniously into the geography of the island and was carefully constructed to have minimal impact on the environment. Local volcanic rock and pine wood were the primary construction materials. Excursions are led by outstanding local guides and are tailored to match your interests and activity level. An exceptional option for your visit to Easter Island.*Includes: Breakfast, Dinner
Alternative lodging options: Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa
Mysterious Ancient Cultures and South Pacific Scenery
Spend the next few days exploring this fascinating island, enjoying the laid back rhythm of its people and the sheer beauty of the South Pacific setting. Discover the birth place of the ancient Moai statues and try to decipher the mysteries of the island’s ancient culture. You have a variety of excursion options: Visit the archaeological site Ahu Vinapu, where you will find some of the highest quality stonework on the islands. Venture to the southernmost volcano on the Island, Rano Kau, to peer into the massive extinct crater from the rim. See iconic Ahu Akivi, the site of seven Moai overlooking the expanse of the ocean. Choose from active hiking and biking or more relaxed exploration!
Accommodations: Explora Rapa Nui
Return to the Mainland and Head to Your Next Destination
Today you fly back to the mainland, where you can either catch your flight home or continue your trip to another great South American destination.
Popular Ways to Customize This Itinerary
Add a few extra nights in Santiago. We can arrange a variety of activities, including city tours, wine tours, culinary excursions, visits to historical sites, and active options such as hiking, biking and horseback riding.
Explore the glaciers and fjords at the bottom of South America with the possibility of stepping foot on Cape Horn by taking a small ship Patagonia cruise on the Stella Australis or Ventus Australis.
Stay a few nights on a vineyard in the Casablanca, San Antonio or Colchagua wine valleys. Tour and taste the wines from small boutique wineries or bike from one to another and enjoy the culinary tastes of Chilean wine country.
Include some downtime for rest and relaxation! Some free time to unwind or have a massage will allow you to feel refreshed and ready for the remainder of your trip. Many of our properties include excellent spas or wellness centers. We can help arrange these services or include properties that offer health & wellness amenities.
Contact us to learn about more options for designing and customizing your trip.
Reviews From This Trip
The moai on Rapa Nui were extraordinarily magnificent and -- an overused word, but totally relevant here -- awesome.Patrick Cabe
Explora Rapa Nui was our favourite hotel on this trip. Loved the décor, the staff, the facility and the food.Alison Adams
Rapa Nui Explora- fantastic all around! Highly recommended.Cintya Pranata
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