Visit Easter Island & Santiago de Chile

Visit Easter Island & Santiago de Chile

HIGHLIGHTS

Santiago de Chile - Easter Island

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HIGHLIGHTS

Santiago de Chile - Easter Island

days 8
  • Visit Santiago, the cosmopolitan capital of Chile.
  • Fly to the exotic Easter Island, also called “Rapa Nui”
  • Enjoy a couple of archeological expeditions and step by a “Moai”, giant rocky heads.
  • Best time to visit: All year round
  Visit Eastern Island in Chile and discover the famous “moais”, the giant rocky head sculptures, the treasure of the Rapa Nui native culture. Explore the island and visit the main archeological sites. Start the journey with two nights in Santiago de Chile and get a grip of the city's special vibes.
Itinerary
Day 1

Visit Easter Island in Chile - Night in Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile by day

 

  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel

Welcome to your first day of a trip you won’t forget. Start the adventure in Santiago, the bustling capital of Chile, and spend two days before visiting Easter Island. Upon arrival, you’ll be driven to your accommodation for the night.

Santiago de Chile is known as a modern city that offers all kinds of attractions for curious travelers. Nestled between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, you can see the natural beauties surrounding Santiago from different viewpoints of the city.  

 

  • Half-day city tour

Today, you will go on a guided tour to make the most of your time in Santiago. Santiago combines the urban and the classic, in both its architecture and atmosphere. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to experience one of the most developed cities in South America. Visit the Moneda Presidential Palace, designed by the Italian designer, Joaquin Toesca, and the Plaza de Armas, the city’s most famous square, surrounded by important and beautiful buildings such as the Cathedral and Central Post Office.

Stop by San Cristobal Hill, one of the largest urban parks in Santiago, and find the 72-foot-tall statue of the Virgin Mary. This tour shows you the different contrasts of the city, taking you on a trip through the Santiago of yesteryear to the modern metropolis it is today. At the end of the tour, we will take you back to your hotel.

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Santiago de Chile by day
Day 2

Valparaíso & Viña del Mar Wine Tour - Night in Santiago de Chile

View of colorful Valparaiso street, Chile

 

  • Full-day visit to Valparaíso and the Casablanca Valley 

Today, visit one of the valley´s wineries, participate in a shared guided tour of its facilities and vineyards, learn about the wine production of this region, and enjoy a wine tasting. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Valparaíso, making a stop in the Casablanca Valley. This is a wine region known for its white varieties, especially Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Then, head to Valparaíso, a picturesque city hanging on the hills, and its historic center declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Visit Sotomayor Square and Pratt Pier, take a walk on Avenue Gervasoni and Atkinson, and the famous elevators spread over the city.

Finally, you will travel to Viña del Mar,  the relaxing summer retreat for locals. Discover the famous clock made of flowers, and the beautiful coastline, before returning to Santiago.

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View of colorful Valparaiso street, Chile
Day 3

Fly to Easter Island - First night on the island

Chile's national parks in Eastern Island

 

  • Transfer from your hotel to the airport, and your hotel on Easter Island.

Today starts your visit to Easter Island one of the most stunning destinations in Chile. A transfer will take you to Santiago’s Airport to take a 6-hour flight to the Island. There, a transfer will take you to your hotel for the next few days.

Easter Island is a giant National Park with different archeological sites to visit. Rapa Nui’s (Easter Island native name) giant-head rocky statues (the “moais”) are famous all over the world. These are the traces of an ancient and interesting culture that continues to blossom today on the many rituals still practiced on the island. 

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Chile's national parks in Eastern Island
Day 4

Visit Easter Island’s famous “Moais”

Chile destination, the archeological sites of Eastern Island.

 

  • Full-day visit to archeological sites and Anakena Beach

Your first visit to Easter Island will be to the archeological site of Vaihu. You’ll be driven from your hotel to the southern coast where  In the morning, we will pick you up at your hotel to go to the southern coast of the island, the archaeological un-restored site of Vaihu.

Prepare to visit Akahanga, where the famous king Hotu Matua is supposedly buried. Then, reach Volcano Rano Raraku, the most important and greatest attraction of Easter Island. Many “moais” were carved here, and many remain unfinished in this place. 

Then, head to the famous “moais” of Ahu Tongariki, there are 15 of them, aligned, still standing, and watching the island. End the day on a golden-sand beach, the Anakena Beach. Take a relaxing bath or a walk under the colossal palm trees before heading back to your hotel.

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Chile destination, the archeological sites of Eastern Island.
Day 5

Volcanos, Cave Paintings and Petroglyphs - Easter Island

people hiking in rano kau easter island

 

  • Visit Rano Kau volcano and Orongo’s petroglyphs

Today, a short tour will take you to discover other natural sites on Easter Island. First, visit the Rano Kau Volcano. Step over its centenary crater and enjoy a bird-eye view of Hanga Roa, the town. Then, discover the unique design of the houses and the jaw-dropping petroglyphs in the archeological site of Orongo. End the experience of visiting a cave and its paintings in Ana Kai Tangata. Finally, we’ll drive you back to your hotel.

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people hiking in rano kau easter island
Day 6

Continue Exploring Easter Island - Last Night on the Island

a group of hikers in poike easter island

 

  • Rapa Nui culture and Puna Pau

On your last visit to Easter Island, you will be picked up early in the morning to reach Tahai, a ceremonial site with observable remains of the Rapana Nui culture. This 4-hour tour continues with a visit to Ahu Akivi (a platform with 7 restored moai) and the cave Ana Te Pahu. Finally, visit the quarry of Puna Pau where the Pukao (topknots of the moai) were carved. At the end of the experience, we will drive you to your hotel in Hanga Roa. 

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a group of hikers in poike easter island
Day 7

End of your Visit to Easter Island in Chile - Night in Santiago

Santiago de Chile city and streets at night

 

  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel

Say goodbye to the island and prepare to return to Santiago to spend the last night of your trip. Upon arrival at Santiago Airport, we will be waiting to take you to your hotel.

 

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  • What to do in Santiago de Chile?

Enjoy your last day in Santiago visiting a museum that used to be the home of Pablo Neruda, the famous Chilean writer. Wander the streets of the most bohemian and colorful district in Santiago, passing by its traditional cafes, restaurants, and pubs. Or visit the “Sanhattan” district, which is a stylish fusion between Manhattan and Santiago,  and heaven on earth for enthusiastic shoppers.  

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Santiago de Chile city and streets at night
Day 8

Fly home from Santiago de Chile

santiago de chile view

 

  • Transfer from your hotel to Santiago de Chile International Airport

Today, we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport. Get ready to fly back home. We hope to see you around again soon! Is there still a place that you missed visiting? Maybe a traditional dish you couldn’t taste, or an amazing tour of Patagonia you’d like to enjoy? Don’t fret… because we have many more trips to Chile to recommend.

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santiago de chile view
Prices per person
Accomodation INN & B&B
From

2030 USD

Accomodation Comfort
From

2245 USD

Accomodation Superior
From

2675 USD

Accomodation Luxury
pricing
  • Prices in US Dollars.
  • Valid until April 2025 (ask for prices at Christmas and New Year).
  • Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request.
  • Flights are not included in the price but can be arranged on request.
included
  • 3-night accommodation in Santiago De Chile
  • 4-night accommodation in Isla De Pascua
  • Daily breakfast
  • Meals according to the itinerary: 
  • Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)
not included
  • International, and domestic flights or buses
  • National Park and Natural Reserves entrance fees.
  • Travel / Medical Insurance – Follow this link to get a free quote (only available for U.S. Travelers)
Flights needed for this itinerary

plane-icon Santiago de Chile - Easter Island - Santiago de Chile

ESTIMATED COST FOR THE FLIGHTS ON THIS TRIP: Local flights cost from $150 per person per segment. We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

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