with Torres del Paine
Santiago City Tour
Sunset at Ahu Tahai
Rano Kau Volcanic Crater
Te Pito Ovahe
Sebastian Englert Anthropological Museum
Hanga Roa Town
Sunrise at the Moai
Torres Del Paine National Park
And so much more!
Round-Trip Airfare from Salt Lake City. (Call/text for other city quotes)
5-star hotel accommodations on Easter Island (Nayara Hangaroa)
All meals included on Easter Island, breakfasts and 1 lunch included everywhere else
All Activities listed on itinerary
Private Charter Bus
per person (double occupancy)
+$999 for single traveler
You must be able to walk with few problems; trip is not wheelchair accessible
$1,000 deposit per traveler required (make below) to secure airfare
Full payment due 110 days before and must be made by check
Trip deposit and final payments are non-refundable once paid
Passports are required and must be valid 6 months after final date of the trip.
Your Host: Alan McKay
April 30- May 9, 2024
Depart from Salt Lake City, and travel to Santiago.
This morning arrive in Santiago and take a Panoramic City Tour. Explore the main streets of the civic district of the city of Santiago of Chile, seeing the way the Cerro Santa Lucia, the Palacio de la Moneda and the Plaza de Armas, around which are the Cathedral, the
national historical Museum and the Central post. It continues to forest park and the Museum of fine arts, to the
bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista. Private service includes the visit to the Cerro San Cristóbal. Rest up for your adventure to Easter Island tomorrow!
Today you will fly to Easter Island and transfer to your 5-star hotel, the Nayara Hangroa. A visit to Rapa Nui would be incomplete without witnessing the world-renowned sunset at Ahu Tahai. This site oers a captivating spectacle as the sun descends behind the Moai, casting a mesmerizing silhouette against the stunning backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. Moreover, enjoy an optional scenic 30-minute stroll from the hotel along the coast to Tahai, aording you an intimate encounter with the local culture during your journey.
Embark on an excursion to unveil the majesty of Rapa Nui's most splendid locales. Start with the awe-inspiring Rano Kau Volcano crater, a sight of grandeur that embodies the island's beauty. Explore the rich natural bounty it covers, a living testament to its enduring contribution to local livelihoods. Then proceed to Orongo, a ceremonial village that hosted the captivating Tangata Manu contest. Ready your lenses to capture this historic site and visualize the daring participants. Delve into the competition's political and religious significance that shaped the culture. In this ancestral settlement, discover the unique Hare Keho construction style, exclusive to Orongo and an architectural influence for the Nayara Hangaroa hotel. Finally, journey to Vinapu, where a distinctive platform diverges from others on the island, adding to the archaeological enigma. Here, encounter one of the rare female Moa.
Start your afternoon by exploring the emblematic Rano Raraku,the main quarry where the Moai were carved. Unravel the mystery behind the construction and transportation of these monumental statues, 397 of which lay there in die rent stages of construction. After discussing the dierent theories behind their construction, get your cameras out for our visit to the renowned Ahu Tongariki, a ceremonial structure with 15 pristine, restored Moai.
Begin your morning by visiting the historical arrival point of Hotu Matu’a and other early Polynesian navigators to the island. Learn about the fascinating history of the island's first civilization while enjoying the natural beauty of Anakena beach. Continue the excursion to Ovahe, a mythical pink sand beach, to discover an ancestral crematorium and admire its unique beauty. Conclude the morning at Te Pito Kura, where you'll find the largest Moai on the island and the curious stone formation of Te Pito Kura. In case of inclement weather, the visit to Ovahe will be replaced by a guided tour in a covered sector of petroglyphs known as Papa Vaka.
Commence with a visit to the Sebastian Englert Anthropological Museum, a gateway to the captivating history of Rapa Nui.Here, uncover the mystique of the ancestral ceremonies, delve into the symbolism of the Moai, and gain insights into the ancient local customs. Progress on to Ahu Tahai, an archaeological marvel boasting three ceremonial platforms - an undeniable cornerstone of the island's heritage that allows you to connect with the past and explore fascinating remnants of history first-hand. Finally, traverse through the key spots of charming Hanga Roa town. Discover the rhythm of daily life in Rapa Nui and experience the unique allure of this hospitable enclave. As you meander through its streets, seize the opportunity to visit prominent attractions like the bustling market and a traditional church.
This morning, you will enjoy an unforgettable experience during your Rapa Nui visit is unquestionably the breathtaking spectacle of the sun ascending behind the line of 15 Moai. For this, we'll journey to the island's eastern edge at daybreak, where you can settle down, co ee in hand, and immerse yourself in the captivating dawn spectacle.
This afternoon, fly back to Santiago where you will over night.
This morning fly to Puerto Natales. This city is located in the Chilean Patagonia. Its latitude is of 51º South and has a length of 72 ° West. It has 15,000 inhabitants. It offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, hiking, kayaking, among others. It is the starting point for touring the Torres del Paine National Park, where you can see the features of this area rock formation. In winter you can access the ski slopes of Rio Turbio, and by sea, the Mountain glaciers, Balmaceda and Serrano. Its landscapes offer the conjunction of the Andes with glaciers and lakes from a wide variety of flower and fauna. Among the cultural attractions is the Casino of Puerto Natales, the Municipal Museum, the square where you can see an old locomotive.
Depart to the Torres del Paine National Park, of half a million acres, which was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978. The impressive Andean massif, whose summits have an impact on everyone who visits the Park, is surrounded by glaciers such as the Grey, and waterfalls, lagoons and lakes like the Pehoé. All of these together with the varied flora and fauna make this place one of the most renowned in the world for its richness and natural beauty. Returning to Puerto Natales, you will stop at the Milodon Cave, a natural monument, in which there are found remains of a prehistoric animal. After the excursion, you return to the hotel.
Free morning in Puerto Natales. Fly to Santiago for your overnight flight back home.
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