iExplore Easter Island

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  • Privately Guided
  • Starting Price: $2,222
  • Length: 4 days
  • Operator: iExplore Exclusive
  • 1-800-267-33479am - 5:30pm Eastern
    Destinations: Central and South America, Chile, Easter Island
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Tour Description

With its location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and home to a culture whose origins and evolution are still largely unknown, Easter Island is an attractive and mysterious destination. A mild year-round climate allows for walking the island's geography and traveling along the coast of numerous ahus that are home to the gigantic sculptures called moai.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Santiago - Easter Island

Depart in the morning from Santiago Airport to Easter Island. A lei ceremony reception at the airport is followed by a transfer to Hanga Roa Eco Village.

Discovered in 1771 on Easter Sunday, Easter Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most isolated place on the face of the Earth. The island lies 3,700 km (2,300 miles) from the nearest populated area, which is the mainland of Chilea. Although more Polynesian than South American in character, the 64 square mile island was annexed in 1888, and is famously known as the world’s largest open air museum housing more than 600 Moai, human-like stone statues, that can be found on the island. The Moai still remain very much a mystery which archaeologists are trying to unlock by interpreting an ancient language of the Rapa Nui. However, its unique characters that run left-to-right one line and then the reverse the next are undecipherable.

The island owes its origin to three volcanoes which erupted three million years ago: Poike, Rano Kau and Maunga Terevaka. It is unknown when or how the area was first populated, but the most credible theory suggests that the Rapa Nui people came from other Pacific islands in the 4th century AD. In addition to the cultural and archaeological interest, there are beautiful beaches, transparent waters and coral reefs, and Jacques Cousteau himself stated that it is one of the most perfect places for underwater marine studies.

Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa is a place to encounter the essence of humanity. It Is an invitation to renew the soul and respect the nature that surrounds it. It's a chance to see an ancient culture that is still alive. All the rooms were built with noble and natural materials like cypress logs, clay and volcanic rock, offering our guests an immersion into the Rapa Nui habitat, inspired by "the cave's" curved spaces. All are equipped with the latest technology that controls water and electricity consumption, air temperature and minimize noise and electromagnetic fields.

Hanga Roa Eco Village - Kainga  room

Day 2-3 - Easter Island

You will have two complete days to enjoy the hotel activities according to your interests, health conditions and needs.

Here is a selection of activities you can choose from:

1. Hanga Te'E, Akahanga, Tongariki, Te Pito Kura, Anakena, Rano Raraku, Vaitea

2. Ana Kai Tangata, Rano Kao, Orongo

3. Ahu Vinapu, Puna Pau, Ahu Akive, Ana Te Pahu

4. Ahu Akapu, the caves at Ana Kakenga and Ana Te Pora, Ahu Te Peu and Ovahe Beach

5. Guided tour of the village: Ahu Tahai, Museum & Handicrafts Market

Day 4 - Easter Island- Santiago

In the morning, enjoy breakfast at your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Santiago Airport. Upon arrival a guide will meet you and assist with check in procedures for your flight home. Bon Voyage!

*** THIS IS A PROPOSAL ONLY AND IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AT THE TIME OF CONFIRMATION. WE ARE NOT HOLDING ANY SPACES FOR THIS ITINERARY AT THIS TIME.***

Departures

Custom programs may be arranged the balance of the year in accordance with scheduled flight service. Please call for details.

Pricing Information

Prices are Valid from February 1- December 31, 2013.

Hotel- Hanga Roa Eco Village (3 nights) Single Supplement Price for Two Passengers
KAINGA Room 899 2222
MA'UNGA Suite 999 2444

Domestic flight (Santiago-Easter Island-Santiago) in economy class, approx $999.

Inclusions:

  • Hotel accommodation in rooms with private bath
  • Transfers and excursions at Hanga Roa Eco Village shared with other hotel guests
  • Meals as per itinerary, B= breakfast, L=lunch, D= dinner
  • Entrance fees for scheduled sightseeing
  • Baggage handling: two pieces per person – Maximun weight allowed on domestic flight is 20 kg. 

Exclusions:

  • Air transportation and/or airport taxes, unless specified
  • Tips for guides, drivers and hotel staff
  • Extras at hotels (laundry, telephone calls, tips etc)
  • Any other items or services of a personal nature
  • Visas and reciprocity fees

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.

Options and Extras

Tour Notes

Are medical services available?

In Hanga Roa there is a clinic that can attend to emergencies, however the closest hospital is in Santiago, a five hour flight from the island.

Is there horseback riding in Easter Island?

No.