Get delighted by this amazing 6-day tour discovering what Chile has to offer and enjoy the wonderful destinations. In Chile, adventure awaits on every corner! Stroll through the modern and cosmopolitan city of Santiago.
Let's discover Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, this is a place where emotion never ends: The beautiful natural landscapes of the country, it’s fascinating culture, its modern cities and its welcoming people will make you fall in love with Chile again and again.
You will see the 900 monumental statues called moai at Isla de Pascua, the remote volcanic island in Polynesia.
Let us do everything and enjoy a pleasant stay at hand-picked hotels, with transfers included and 24/7 support. Authentic Latin American expertise to live the culture at the maximum.
Day 1: Arrive - Santiago - City Tour
Day 2: Santiago- Valparaiso & Viña del Mar
Day 3: Santiago - Easter Island: Ahu Akivi
Day 4: Easter Island: Tongariki, Rano Raraku & Anakena
Day 5: Easter Island: Orongo
Day 6: Departure Santiago
This is a suggested itinerary. All Tailor-Made journeys can be customized to suit. Add in additional highlights, spend more time in areas of particular interest to you, or extend your journey to visit other regions of Argentina & South America.
Arrive - Santiago - City Tour
Welcome to Santiago! Upon arrival, you will be welcomed outside of Customs by an English-speaking assistant holding a sign with your name on it. This representative will direct you to your awaiting vehicle and driver, we will accompany you to your hotel to assist you with check-in.
We invite you to discover Santiago, a Cosmopolitan city which has become one of South America’s most modern hubs.
Described by the international media as a surprising destination, Santiago stands out for being a cosmopolitan and modern city that perfectly combines its traditions with a modern outlook. The tour will take you to visit the heart of the city and its emblematic sites such as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, Santiago’s Central Postal Office and its Municipality. We will also visit the Moneda Palace, which is the government’s headquarters as well as the traditional neighborhoods of the historic city center. The tour also includes a visit to the Santa Lucia hill, named Huelén by the natives. It is a real urban oasis in the center of the city. There we will learn more about Chile’s history and enjoy some of the best views in the city. After knowing Santiago, we will arrive to Barrio Lastarria, famous by it cultural, inherited and gastronomical offer. The second part of the tour will take you to the eastern side of the city, to the financial heart of Santiago, known for its modern buildings, impressive glass skyscrapers and its impressive sculptures designed by prominent national architects. There, you will see exactly why this area is known as “Sanhattan” among the locals.(Private Transfer)
Santiago- Valparaiso & Viña del Mar
This morning after a delicious breakfast, passengers will be picked-up from their hotel to enjoy an exciting tour in this unmissable destinations, Viña del Mar and Valparaiso.
Known as the “Garden City”, for originally being surrounded by largely green areas and for now preserving its extensive and beautiful urban gardens, with the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop, Viña del Mar is undoubtedly one of Chile’s unmissable destinations. Viña del Mar stands out for its beautiful architecture, its impressive palaces and famous Flower Clock, photographed by tourists from all over the world. During the tour, you will have the option to have lunch in one of the numerous restaurants in the city, with a variety of delicious sea food on offer. We will travel along the sea front, and enjoy the views of the Pacific Ocean, before arriving at the most important ports in Chile; Valparaiso. It was listed as a Unesco World Heritage site thanks to its colorful beauty and the uniqueness of its location on the hills, which create a natural Amphitheatre with the ocean as its stage. We will visit Cerro Alegre, where you can truly appreciate the magic of the city, with its picturesque funiculars, multi-colored neighborhoods and unforgettable sea views. We will then head to the Sotomayor Square, to see the Monument of the Heroes of Iquique. Once in the port, there will be the option to take a boat out around Valparaíso’s bay to enjoy the views of the colorful hills from a different perspective.(B.)(Shared Guide)
Santiago - Easter Island: Ahu Akivi
After a nice breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel in Santiago to the airport to board a flight to Easter Island and later transfer to the hotel.
This tour allows us to know and understand the connection of the ancient inhabitants of Easter Island with the Universe. The tour includes ceremonial centers erected in the central area of the island during the last period of construction of Moai, the most important of the Rapa Nui culture. They emphasize megalithic archaeological sites that show how astronomy determined the disposition of the giant statues and the platforms in which they are held, with which it is possible to enter into the worldview of the ancient Polynesian navigators who populated Easter Island.
All points visited incorporate old sites that were created and used during the end of the Ahu-Moai phase. These sites represent various cultural developments of Rapa Nui history, all strategically deployed around ceremonial centers.
It includes three restored sites: Ahu Huri to Urenga, Ahu to Kivi, Ahu Vai Teka and the quarry of Puna Pau, where the most attractive Pukao are (hats or headgear of red scoria that crown the heads of some Moai). (B.)(Shared Guide)
Easter Island: Tongariki, Rano Raraku & Anakena
Good morning! today you will explore the process of colonization of the island and the cultural features of the first inhabitants of Rapa Nui.
Departure from the hotel to get introduced to the process of colonization of the island and the cultural features of the first inhabitants of Rapa Nui.
Highlights here the story of Hotu Matua, the first king, who started a settlement that lasted more than 700 years and is recognized as the most prolific period of island culture
On this excursion it is possible to visit the area where Hotu Matua landed, the area where its tomb is believed to be and some of the places where a large part of the giant statues that populate Easter Island were built.
The route begins in the town of Hanga Roa, heads towards the Anakena Beach along the road to the center of the island - sector known as Vaitea - and concludes with the return to Hanga Roa along the south coast of Rapa Nui. (B.)(L.)(Shared Guide)
Easter Island: Orongo
After a nice rest of great adventures, today you will explore more and more!
Enjoy a guided tour of some of the most important ceremonial centers of Easter Island. The tour includes rock paintings and archaeological sites of great cultural value, an ascent to the Rano Kau volcano and an interpretive trail through the ancestral town of Orongo.
This route allows you to enter Rapa Nui mythology, learn about important elements of the island's geography and understand the enigmatic history of the ancient inhabitants of this isolated point of the planet.
This visit incorporates the places where the Tangata Manu (Bird Man) competition is developed annually, based on a fundamental legend of the Rapa Nui culture. The myth points out that the man who captures the first Manutara egg (characteristic of the Pasco-bird) will be invested with supernatural powers and will exercise the political-military leadership of the island for a year. (B.)(Shared Guide)
After a good rest and nice breakfast, at the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the Santiago airport to board your flight.(B.)(Private transfer)
The below hand-picked properties feature a good location, superior service, and all facilities necessary for your comfortable stay:
- Novotel ***
- Intercontinental ****
- The Ritz Carlton *****
Isla de Pascua
- Altiplanico ***
- Hare Boutik ****
- Hanga Roa *****
- Hotel accommodation quoted in lead-in hotel guest rooms unless specified otherwise.
- Hotels can easily be changed at the customer request. We have a wide selection so you can be assured of a great place to stay
- Occasionally due to circumstances out of our control, hotels quoted may not be available at the time of booking. In these circumstances when hotels are unavailable, South America Tours Pty Ltd will provide the best possible alternative.
- Accommodation with private facilities as mentioned in the itinerary
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary:
(B.) = Breakfast
(L.) = Lunch
(D.) = Dinner
- All transfers, transport, sightseeing, and excursions as per the itinerary unless specified otherwise:
(Private Transfer / Transport) = Your own exclusive driver. No queuing for taxis, no stopping en route at tour booking agencies. All private transfers/transport are operated on a private basis – i.e., you won’t be sharing with others
(Semi-Private Transfer) = transport provided by the hotel or lodge to their guest only
(Private Tour) = Your own, personal tour guide and an exclusive vehicle
(Shared Guide) = Meet other like-minded travelers and share the services of a guide/vehicle during the planned activity. The typical group size is 10 travelers which really works well and makes for a fun experience for all.
- Parks and monuments entrance
- Professional English speaking local guides throughout
- Service charges and taxes.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- International and internal air-tickets. We have access to wholesale fares and work closely with LATAM Airlines, contact us before organize your flights independently.
- Reciprocal fees and tourist visas are not included.
- Travel insurance
- Any items not specifically mentioned as included, phone call, laundry, tips, etc.
- Rates are subject to change and different rates may apply during holiday seasons and special events
- You should ensure you have travel insurance in place to cover the possibility of unforeseen circumstances which result in the inability to participate in the tour
- All routes are subject to change without notice due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions
- Certain countries require that you obtain official authorization (a visa) before entering the country. It is your responsibility for verifying and obtaining any necessary travel documents for entry and exit to the countries visited, as these requirements vary depending on the specific country and nationality of the traveler
- South America Tours Pty Ltd does not provide visa services.