Exotic Easter Island

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  • Group Tour
  • Starting Price: $4,175
  • Length: 6 days
  • Operator: Travcoa
  • 866-591-0260

Tour Description

More than 2,300 miles off Chile’s coast, remote Easter Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is inhabited by the ancestors of a sophisticated society that developed a millennium ago, and then disappeared, leaving an archaeological legacy of ancient stone villages, open-air sanctuaries and giant statues called Moai. Legend shrouds its mysterious megaliths called Moai, carved by the Rapa Nui people. Why these Moai were created and how they were moved to their present sites - as well as the mythology of the Rapa Nui culture - intrigues historians and anthropologists to this day. Together, these incredible destinations encompass the mystery, power and natural splendor that creates a singular, extraordinary travel experience. Easter Island has captivated the imagination of explorers for centuries.

  • Enjoy 3-nights luxurious yet ecologically sensitive lodge accommodations on Easter
  • Island offering myriad guided activities daily, including boat excursions, walks and bike rides
  • Experience an up-close view of the massive and mysterious Moai statues that stand guard on Easter Island
  • Hear the dark tales about the rise and fall of early human settlements on Easter Island from local experts
  • Explore Santiago, Chile’s vibrant capital city, with opportunity to visit museums and craft centers

Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrive in Santiago, Chile

Arrive in Santiago on Tuesday. You will be met at the airport and take a private transfer to your hotel.

Ritz-Carlton, Santiago

DAY 2

Santiago Easter Island

Surrounded by mountains on both sides, the snow- capped Andes to the east and a smaller mountain range to the west, the city of Santiago has a breathtaking setting. A morning city tour of Santiago will unveil its cultural and architectural treasures. Depart for Easter Island in the afternoon.(B)

Explora en Rapa Nui, Easter Island

DAYS 3 & 4

Easter Island

Explore the sites of this fascinating island. You can visit Ahu Tongariki, the largest of the ahu stone platforms; Rano Raraku, a volcanic crater which served as a quarry for the Rapa Nui to harvest the volcanic rock used to make the moai; and Rano Kau, an extinct volcano with a crater lake inside. It is home to the stone village called Orongo, a center of the ceremonial life of the island. Return to Santiago in the evening.(2 B, 2 L, 2 D)

Explora en Rapa Nui, Easter Island

DAYS 5 & 6

Santiago, Chile Depart for Home

Before your flight home on Day 6, you will have time to tour Pueblito de Los Domínicos, a beautiful arts and crafts center that exhibits styles from all over the country. You will have a day room at the Ritz-Carlton until 6:00pm.(B)

Ritz-Carlton, Santiago

Departures

Pricing Information

December 31, 2011

From $4,175.00 per person double occupancy.

From $1,630.00 single room supplement.

Journey Includes

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers and fully guided daily sightseeing provided by a private deluxe A/C vehicle
  • Local English-speaking guide for sightseeing in each city
  • Entrance fees per final scheduled itinerary
  • Airport porterage, where available (2 bags per person)
  • Local taxes
  • TravcoAssist (Medical Travel Assistance Plan)

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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