Atacama & Easter Island

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Itinerary

Amazing circuit visiting Atacama, the driest desert in the world and the mystical Easter Island. Experience surreal scenery, bubbling geysers and colourful salt lakes. Then fly south for the contrast of Easter Island with its fascinating nature and history, Moai statues and sandy beaches
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Day 1

Airport – Santiago de Chile

Transfer

Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Santiago de Chile.

Day 2

Santiago de Chile – Calama – San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast  Transfer  Transfer

Transfer to the airport in order to take your flight to Calama. Arrival and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama. 

Day 3

Atacama Salt Lake – Altiplanic Lagoons

Breakfast  Excursion  Lunch

The journey starts with a visit to the Toconao village. This place stands out for its patrimonial architecture, for the San Lucas church and its bell tower. The main source of employment in this village is agriculture and craftwork. We will continue our journey to Chaxa Lagoon , a landscape of spectacular beauty, divided in several water mirrors, where many flamencos and other birds like Paringas live. Later, we will continue to the High Plateau in order to go over the lagoons Miscanti and Miñinques, located more than 4200 mts. above sea level. This place is a surprising destination, habitat of a wide variety of birds and surrounded by impressive volcanoes. Finally, we will visit the Jere valley. Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama. 

Day 4

El Tatio Geysers & Machuca – Moon Valley

Breakfast  Excursion

This tour stars very early in the morning in order to observe the sunrise in one of the most important geothermic fields in the world: the Tatio Geysers. There are over 70 geysers with pools of boiling water spurting vapor. We will then enjoy a deserved breakfast in this amazing setting, in the shadows of the Andes. On our way back to San Pedro de Atacama, We will visit the village of Machuca, a truly atacameño village of just 20 houses. The inhabitants of Machuca will offer you hand crafted Andean souvenirs,as well as typical food from the region such as llama meat, sopaipillas and empanadas. In the afternoon we will visit the Moon Valley . In our journey we will be able to enjoy the beauty delivered by extravagant forms that the cordillera mountain range gives us encouraging to imagination and reflection for your peace of mind. we will enjoy one of the best views of the Andes and its volcanoes. Finally we will watch the sunset that through its colorful gives us a wonderful end to our tour. Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama. 

Day 5

San Pedro de Atacama – Calama – Santiago de Chile

Breakfast  Transfer  Transfer

Today you will be transferred to Calama in order to take your flight to Santiago de Chile. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Santiago de Chile. 

Day 6

Santiago de Chile – Easter Island

Breakfast  Transfer  Transfer

Transfer to the airport in order to take your flight to Easter Island. Upon arrival a short transfer will take you to your hotel. Overnight in Easter Island.

Day 7

Ranu Raraku – Ahu Tongariki – Anakena Beach

Breakfast  Excursion

Today we will drive to the South coast and visit representative examples of not restored platforms, Ahus Vaihu in the bay of Hanga Te’e, and Akahanga, where supposedly the famous king Hotu Matua was buried. Proceed to Rano Raraku, quarry of almost 900 stone statues, 397 of them still lying or standing at the slopes of the extinct volcano with crater lake. Then visit Ahu Tongariki (restored with 15 Moais), most recent and biggest restauration on the island. Drive to the East coast and visit Ahu Te Pito Kura and the “Navel of the World”. Last but not least visit the beach of Anakena with its restored Ahus Nau Nau and Ature Huke. There you will have the opportunity to enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean. Back to hotel. Overnight in Easter Island.

Day 8

Orongo – Ranu Kau – Puna Pau – Ahu Akivi

Breakfast  Excursion 

We will drive up the extinct volcano Rano Kau, appreciate on the way a view over the whole island and see its distinct geological features, proceed to an outlook at the crater lake. Afterwards drive to the ceremonial village of Orongo , where the birdman competition took place and you can see the spectacular petroglyphs related to this culture, enjoy the breathtaking view towards the 3 islets Motu Nui, Motu Iti and Motu Kao Kao opposite the coast. Drive down again to Ahu Vinapu (not restored) and for some still proof of the influence of pre-inca architects in Easter Island culture. Last stop is Ana Kai Tangata cave with paintings. Back to the hotel. The second tour is to restored Ahu Akivi with 7 Moais, built in the middle of the island. The legend tells us that these statues are representing the 7 explorers who were sent to Rapa Nui by the king Hotu Matua. Proceed to the unrestored Ahu Hanga Poukura. Then visit the topknot-quarry Puna Pau with its red scoria stone, where all the Pukaos were made. We will also visit the ceremonial site of Tahai with 3 Ahus and restored statues, remains of boat houses, a boat ramp and other features. Here we see the only statue with eyes. Overnight in Easter Island.

Day 9

Easter Island – Santiago de Chile

Breakfast  Transfer  Transfer

Transfer to airport in order to board your departing flight. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Santiago de Chile. 

Day 10

Santiago de Chile – Airport

Breakfast  Transfer 

Transfer to the airport to board your departing flight.

Included

  • 3 overnights in Santiago de Chile
  • 3 overnights in San Pedro de Atacama
  • 3 overnights in Easter Island
  • Transfers from/to the different airports
  • All excursions with English speaking guide
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts / 1 lunch
  • Atacama Salt Lake entrance fee
  • Altiplanic Lagoons entrance fee
  • Moon Valley entrance fee
  • El Tatio Geysers entrance fee
  • Rapa Nui National Park entrance fee

Not Included

  • Domestic flights *
  • Meals not described in the itinerary
  • Any optional tour not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff, etc.
  • Personal travel insurance
* Domestic flights are available upon request

PAYMENT METHODS

A deposit fee must be received at the moment of the booking. Once the deposit is received, a printable document describing the itinerary with all the information about each service involved will be sent. balance must be received within a minimum of 45 days before the arrival of the passengers.

 

In order to make the payments you have the following methods:

 

  1. Credit Card.
  2. Bank transfer.

Included

in this circuit
  • SANTIAGO DE CHILE
  • 3 overnights with breakfast
  • Transfers from/to airport
  • Meals included: 3 breakfasts
  • SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
  • 3 overnights with breakfast
  • English speaking guide for all excursions
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Atacama Salt Lake & Altiplanic Lagoons
  • Moon Valley
  • El Tatio geysers & Machuca
  • Meals included: 3 breakfasts - 1 lunch
  • Atacama Salt Lake entrance fee
  • Altiplanic Lagoons entrance fee
  • Moon Valley entrance fee
  • El Tatio Geysers entrance fee
  • EASTER ISLAND
  • 3 overnights with breakfast in Hanga Roa
  • English speaking guide for all excursions
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Ranu Raraku / Anakena / Ahu Tongariki / Te Pito Kura
  • Ranu Kau / Orongo / Ana Kai Tangaka
  • Ahu Akivi / Ahu Vinapu / Puna Pau / Tahai
  • Meals included: 3 breakfasts
  • Rapa Nui National Park entrance fee

Not included

in this circuit
  • Domestic flights *
  • Meals not described in the itinerary
  • Tips to driver, guide, hotel and restaurant staff, room service
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Entrance fees (National Parks, museums, etc.) **

* Domestic flights are available upon request

The pins, markers or locations shown in the following map (Google Map) are referential and do not constitute a specific location or destination of the circuit, tour or program.