Antarctica, the Falklands & Cape Horn - 2018

Falkland Islands • Antarctica • Chilean Fjords

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Santiago & Easter Island

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FROM $1,999 PER PERSON | 6 DAYS | $333 PER DAY

The most isolated inhabited island in the world, Easter Island burst into fame in 1958 with the publication of Thor Heyerdahl’s Aku-Aku: The Secret of Easter Island. The giant stone faces that populate the island have captured the world’s imagination ever since. Here is your chance to see them up close, in a small group, and discover what life is like here, on this idyllic tropical island. Overnight stays in the Chilean capital, Santiago, bracket your post-trip adventure and ensure a relaxing experience, while our itinerary also gives you active options such as walking and swimming.

Your Price Includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Santiago to Easter Island
  • Accommodations for 5 nights, including 2 nights at the Hotel Cumbres Lastarria in Santiago and 3 nights at the Iorana Hotel on Easter Island
  • 7 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
  • 8 Excursions and Cultural Discoveries, including tours of the island, its capital Hanga Roa, Orongo village, and several archaeological sites
  • All transportation while on tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • The services of a City Host from the region
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DAY 1-2 : Depart Home / Overnight Flight / Santiago

Board an overnight flight to Santiago, Chile. Upon arrival on Day 2, check into your hotel before enjoying a day of leisure to explore this vibrant city. Dinner is on your own this evening.

DAY 3 : Santiago / Easter Island

After breakfast this morning, we transfer to the airport for our flight to Easter Island. We settle into our comfortable, family-owned hotel in Hanga Roa — the island capital and main hub — then set out on a guided tour of the town. Cultural Discovery: To help us understand the 1,000-year-old culture that still thrives here, we’ll meet with a local resident who will reveal the history of Rapa Nui people. Then, savor a memorable picnic lunch by Ahu Tahai, one of the oldest of the ancient moai (monoliths) for which the island is famous.

 Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 4 : Easter Island

Today, we set out on a full-day guided tour of the island. The slopes of the volcano Rano Raraku provided the stone for the island's mystical statues, and nearly half of the remaining giant stone faces are buried in the crater. We'll visit this ancient quarry and many of its famous products, including Ahu Valhu, Ahu Nau Nau, and Ahu Tongariki, the largest ahu on the island. We'll also enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and the chance to take a dip at Anakena Beach.

 

 Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 5 : Easter Island

Today's full-day excursion leads first to Orongo, a stone village and ceremonial center at the southwestern tip of the island. Discover what life is like at the edge of a volcanic caldera and admire views of steep cliffs, grassy slopes, and the sea. We continue on to Rapa Nui National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where we'll explore Vinapu, an archaeological site.

After lunch on your own, we head inland to Ahu Akivi, a particularly sacred site. Once an ancient celestial observatory, the site features seven identical moai that face toward the sunset during the Spring Equinox and face away from the sunrise during the Autumn Equinox — a unique phenomenon found nowhere else on the island. We'll head next to Ahu Tahai, a ceremonial complex with stunning water views, where we'll enjoy a picnic as the sun sets.

 Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 6 : Easter Island / Santiago

This morning, we'll check out of our Easter Island hotel and transfer to the airport for our flight back to Santiago. Upon arrival, you'll enjoy an afternoon of leisure with dinner on your own this evening.

 Included meals: Breakfast

DAY 7 : Santiago / Join Base

After breakfast in the hotel this morning, you'll enjoy a morning of leisure. After lunch on your own, you'll transfer to another hotel in Santiago, where you'll join up with Day 2 of the base tour.

 Included meals: Breakfast
* Price is per person, double occupancy. Single Supplement - A value of $399! Limited availability.

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