- Private services are provided with English, Spanish or French speaking local guides Other languages are subject to availability
- Meals duly specified in the program
B = Breakfast L= Lunch D = Dinner
- Daily Continental Breakfast included in Easter Island Hotel Restaurant
- 5 Nights Accommodations
DAY 1 | ARRIVE SANTIAGO
Assistance at Santiago Airport. Lodging at Holiday Inn
DAY 2 | SANTIAGO | EASTER ISLAND
Assistance at Santiago Airport per depart flight to Easter Island. Reception at Mataveri Airport and Transfer to the Hotel. Lodging at Taha Tai Hotel
DAY 3 | EASTER ISLAND
Breakfast at Hotel.
AM: Exc. Rano Kau, Orongo, Ana Kai Tangata:
Visit Ana Kai Tangata, a cave that has many paints made from mineral pigments found on the island. The painting depicts the Manutara bird. The arrival of this bird in spring would initiate the Tangata Manu competition. Next continue to Ranu Kau that was the second of the three main volcanoes to erupt about 2.5 million years ago. It has a height of 310m and a huge crater of 1.6km in diameter and a fresh water lagoon 11m deep.
Next to the volcano is the ancient ceremonial city of Orongo, where exist the greatest concentration of petroglyphs. There are pictures of the Tangata manu birdman, the creator god Make
PM: Ahu Akivi y Puna Pau:
Ahu Akivi is the archaeological centre of the Roihi sector and was the first site to be properly restored in the 1960’s. It is a ceremonial site which is particularly interesting not only because of its location (in the centre of the island) but also because of the legends which surround the Seven Moai which are situated on the platform or Ahu. The tour also visits Puna Pau, to the east of the town of Hanga Roa which is situated in a small crater of red stone. This is where the “pukao” or hats (topknots) which crowned the moai were made. On the way it is possible to see the path where they were transported, including some examples of the pukao which have fallen by the wayside. Return to the Hotel.
DAY 4 | EASTER ISLAND
Breakfast at Hotel.
Full Day Excursion. Visit the ruins of the temple of Akahanga where the hats of the moai are the outstanding feature, they lie where they fell when the platform was destroyed. Continue to the volcano of Rano Raraku, where all the moai on the island were carved out of the rock. Climb to the edge of the crater of the volcano to appreciate the small lake inside and moai scattered about the inner slopes in various stages of construction. Continue to Ahu Tongariki, where many of the huge moai were toppled by a large “seaquake” in 1960. Finally the tour ends at Anakena beach with its two beautiful ahu. Time for a bathe in the sea before returning to Hanga Roa in the afternoon.
Lodging at Taha Tai Hotel
DAY 5 | EASTER ISLAND
Half day excursion The Twilight of the Moai
Duration: 3 hrs approx.
Available: All year round.
Description: Visit the Father Sebastian Englert Museum, which has an original moai eye on display and is located in the Tahai sector, 2 km. from the center of Hanga Roa. Next vist Ahu Tepeu, one of the largest and best preserved ceremonial centres of the west coast. Among other things the largest foundation of a Hare Paenga (house in the shape of an upturned canoe).
The tour continues on to Tahai, an old ceremonial complex that dates back to the 6th century. It includes three different Ahu. Ahu Ko Te Riku, stands 4.73 meters high, has an estimated weight of 20 tons.
Finally visit Hanga Kio`e, located 3 km north of Hangaroa`s downtown. Legend claims that the island's leader, the Ariki Henua, was proclaimed king at this ceremonial site.
DAY 6 | EASTER ISLAND
Breakfast at Hotel. At the agree time transfer to Mataveri Airport to your onward flight.
(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch
|Santiago||1||Holiday Inn Apt Hotel|
|Easter Island||4||Taha Tai Hotel|
Land Package Prices Per Person
Valid through December 2017
|Starting From Prices:||Twin||Single|
|01-Mar-16 through 30-Apr-16||$1,214||$1,737
|01-May-16 through 30-Sep-16||$1,113||$1,600
|01-Oct-16 through 15-Dec-16||$1,214||$1,737
Rates does not include:
• Air tickets, airport taxes
• Tips to porters at Airport
• Extras of any kind (meal services not mentioned in the program, telephone calls, laundry)
• Program could be changed according to flight itineraries, climate conditions, or in order to provide a better service
• At Easter Island the order of services can eventually be modified, however, all services are guaranteed to be done during the confirmed itinerary
• 19% tax. All travelers non residents in Chile are tax exempt. Just in case of non show the total will collect the room rate plus 19% tax