Santiago - Calama - Atacama - Punta Arena - Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine
Arrival in Santiago de Chile, reception and transfer to your hotel.Day 2: Santiago
After breakfast, a half day city tour of Santiago including a visit to the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. This museum offers a thorough overview of 4500 years of pre-Columbian civilization throughout Central and South America. At the Main Square (Plaza de Armas) you shall appreciate the beautiful Cathedral, Post Office and National Museum. Continue along the main avenue called "Alameda" to admire the San Francisco Church and the National Library. You shall also see the Mercado Central which is one of Santiago's most colourful markets.
A visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, where Santiago was founded in 1541. After lunch (not included), a visit to the Undurraga vineyard, one of the largest exporters of fine wines in Chile. The tour will end with some wine tasting before returning to Santiago.
After breakfast, private transfer to the airport for the flight to Calama. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. in San Pedro de Atacama.Day 4 - 6: Aatacama Desert Tours
Each day, you may choose between a wide variety of tours including visits to volcanoes, geo thermal springs and geysers, various Atacamanian cultural sites, and stunning locations.
San Pedro de Atacama was the cradle of the Atacama Culture during the pre-Columbian period. There are many interesting sites to visit such as the Archaeological Museum, Padre Le Paige where you will witness an exhibition showing the evolution of Atacamanian life over the last 11,000 years.
After breakfast, we will visit return to Calama for your transfer to the airport and your return flight to Santiago. Reception and transfer to your hotel.Day 8: Santiago – Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales - Torres Del Paine
After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Santiago for the flight to Rapa Nui, which is also known as the Easter Islands. Reception and transfer to your hotel. Free day.Day 9: Rapa Nui
After breakfast, a full day's tour visiting Vaihu, where eight toppled Moai lie, Akahanga, Rano Raraku volcano, where the statues are half buried, Ahu Tongariki, where the largest Ahu (or platform) is located, Te Pito Kura (a large rock believed to have been brought from Tahiti) and Ahu Nau Nau (where the Moai are in particularly good condition). After a picnic lunch, time to enjoy the Anakena beach, the legendary landing place of Hotu Matua, the founder of Rapa Nui.Day 10: Rapa Nui
A half day's excursion to the Rano Kau volcano, site of ancient petroglyphs and the ceremonial temple of Iorongo, Vinapu (site of meticulous stonework found nowhere else on the islands) along with the Anakai Tangata caves. Free afternoon.Day 11: Rapa Nui
A half day's excursion to Ahu Akivi, the famous seven Moais, believed to be one of the last built around 1460 and measuring 14 feet in height and weighing 12 metric tons. The caves of Ana Tepahu and Puna Pau, a quarry, from where the red hats that are worn by some of the Moai were made is also visited today. Free afternoon.Day 12: Rapa Nui - Santiago
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the return flight back to Santiago and your connecting flight home.
- Accommodation at first class and deluxe hotels with private bathroom, including breakfast (lunch and dinner at all Explora accommodation).
- All private transfers, tours and excursions as per itinerary with local English speaking guides.
- All Explora tours are in small groups, and are not in private.
- Flight tickets: Santiago - Calama - Santiago - Rapa Nui - Santiago
- Meals not specified on the itinerary.
- US$31.00 tax for all international air departures.
- All domestic flights require a US$5.00 charge (airport tax)
- Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc.
- Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident, cancellation and curtailment, etc.
- Tips, baggage porterage and other extras not specified.
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