Moving Cities and World Enigmas: Santiago de Chile and Easter Island

Cities Visited

4

Duration

7 day(s)

Destination

Santiago de Chile-Valparaiso-EasterIsland-Santiago de Chile.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile: Arrival at Santiago de Chile and transfer to the hotel selected by Majestic Tours

Day 2

Valparaiso

Santiago (B): Breakfast at hotel. Panoramic Tour with Cerro San Cristóbal (3,5 hours) Views of a moving city From the history of the colonial neighborhoods to the modernity of the new financial center also known as “Sanhattan”. Starting at the city's old residential area, the Barrio Universitario (university area), the historical and finantial City Center where the La Moneda Government Palace, the Main Square and its buildings are the main highlights. Continue to the green Parque Forestal to admire the stunning building that house the Fine Arts museum. Visit of Cerro San Cristóbal to enjoy an unique view of the city and the bohemian Bellavista neighborhood. Return to the hotel. Overnight – Atton El Bosque Hotel

Day 3

Easter Island

Santiago (B)- Valparaiso: Breakfast at hotel. Tour to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar without lunch (9 hours) 9:00 Depart to the coast by Route 68, which connects Santiago with the port of Valparaíso in only 1,5 hours; crossing the Curacavi Valley, with its fruit trees plantations, vineyards, little fruit markets and restaurants and Casablanca Valley, a wine making area and green landscape that captivates visitors. Arrival at the magical port of Valparaiso dubbed a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Through walkways and terraces experience the wonderful natural amphitheater that frames the bay, and the history of this port-city. Strolll through narrow alleys that meander through the hills, revealing in every corner, images that deserve worthy of a picture. Enjoy the oportunity to experience the old funiculars that made this picturesque city famous. Continue to Viña del Mar city and visit its beaches and main attractions. Return to Santiago. Overnight – Atton El Bosque

Day 4

Viña del Mar

Santiago/ Easter Island (B): Breakfast at hotel. Transfer from hotel to the airport to take a flight to Easter Island (Not Included). Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel. Overnight –Iorana Hotel

Day 05

Easter Island (B): Breakfast at hotel. Tour to Ahu Akivi and Its 7 Moai (3,5 hours) 9:30 A half day tour to the restored Ahu Akivi with its 7 Moais, built in the middle of the island. Continue to the Ana Te Pahu Cave, one of the biggest lava tubes of the island and visit Ahu Tepeu (not restored) and the topknot-quarry Puna Pau. Return to the hotel at 13:00. In the afternoon - Tour to Orongo Ceremonial Village (3,5 hours) 15:00 Transfer to the extinct volcano Rano Kau appreciating a view over the whole island and with its distinct geological features. On top of the volcano experience a breathtaking view of the crater lake. Continue to the ceremonial village of Orongo, where the birdman competition took place to admire the spectacular petroglyphs related to this culture and the 3 islands situated opposite the coast. Drive down again to Ahu Vinapu (not restored) and the Ana Kai Tangata cave with its paintings. Return to the hotel at 18:30. Overnight –Iorana Hotel

Day 06

Easter Island (B): Breakfast at hotel. 9:30 - Tour to Anakena and The Lost Culture of Rapa Nui with box lunch (7,5 hours) Transfer to the south coast to visit the platforms Ahus Vaihu and Akahanga. Continue to Rano Raraku, the quarry of almost 900 stone statues, 397 of them still lying or standing at the slopes of the extinct volcano with a crater lake. Visit Ahu Tongariki (restored with 15 Moais) which is the most recent and biggest restoration on the island. Continue to the east coast and visit Ahu Te Pito Kura and the “Navel of the World” and the beach of Anakena with its recovered Ahus Nau Nau and Ature Huke. There you will have the opportunity to enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean. Return to the hotel at 17:00. Overnight – Iorana Hotel

Day 07

Easter Island-Santiago (B): Breakfast at hotel. Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport to flight to Santiago de Chile conecting with LAM flight to Toronto. (Flights Not Included)

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