8 - Days Unique experience in Easter Island & Chilean Patagonia

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This is a unique experience in which you will get to know the "musts" of these two incredible destinations in Chile, Easter Island and Torres del Paine. This tour has the assistance of the best local guides, to know in depth not only the landscapes, but also the culture and secrets of the destinations.
ItineraryDay 1: Arrival to Easter Island - Mataveri AirportPass By: Airport MataveriArrival in the Easter Island Airport. Reception in the Airport with a flower necklace and transfer to your selected hotel. The afternoon is at leisure.AccommodationPass By: Hotel Puku VaiOvernightNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Puku Vai HotelDay 2: Easter IslandStop At: Ahu AkahangaDeparting from HangaRoa's town at about 9:30 am, going to the southeastern and northeastern coast of the Island visiting the AhuVaihu temple, which is located 10 km from HangaRoa. It consists of a stone platform with 8Moai statues and 8 pukao dispersed in the proximities. Then, we will go to AhuAkahanga, so- called the "Platform of the king". The legend tells that HotuMatua'a's tomb is near this place. There, we will find 4 platforms, 12 Moai statues, 8 Pukao and towards the interior of this Ahu; it is possible to see the best-preserved village of the island.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Ahu TongarikiLater, we will go to AhuTongariki, with 15 Moai being the largest Ahu of the island.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ahu Te Pito Kura Easter IslandAfter that, we will meet AhuTePito Kura, which possesses the highest statue of the island raised in an Ahu, the MoaiParo (10 meters of height and 85 tons with a Pukao of 11,5 tons). Near this ceremonial temple is the great spherical stone that is identified as the Center of the World (TePito o TeHenua), as the legend tells, it was brought to the island by HotuMatua'a in his craft.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ahu Nau Nau, Easter IslandAfter that, we will arrive in Ahu Nau Nau, temple of a complex construction due to its different levels where we will find 5 Moai statues with Pukao. There, we will see petroglyphs in the backs of the statues. We will continue our excursion to the RanoRaraku volcano and quarry, where there was carved most of the Moai of the island, using the volcanic rock of its hillsides. There is an estimated number of 400 Moai in several stages of carved.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Anakena Beach, Easter IslandThere is an estimated number of 400 Moai in several stages of carved. Finishing our adventure, we will go to Anakena Beach. It is a beach of white sands chosen for the arrival of the ArikiHotuMatua'a and his sister Avareipua. Anakena is the name of a small cave in an adjacent gully. Duration: 1 hourPass By: Hotel Puku VaiOvernightMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Box lunchAccommodation included: Puku Vai HotelDay 3: Easter IslandStop At: Ana Kai Tangata, Hanga Roa, Easter IslandWe will visit the Ana Kai Tangata natural cave where it is possible to appreciate some rupestrian art representing birds such as the manutara, and where it is possible to watch waves breaking upon the cliff. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Rano KauWe will continue our tour by visiting the Rano Kau volcano where we will be able to see the largest crater on the Island and one of the largest sweet water reservation of the area.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Orongo, Easter IslandFinally, we will visit the Orongo Ceremonial Village, old and magnificent ceremonial city located in the western side of the RanoKau volcano. It features 53 elliptical houses made of sandstone and a small square window looking to the sea. In this place, the most important ceremony of the second period of Easter Island was carried out: the election of the Tangata Manu (Bird-Man), this ceremony stopped being performed 150 years ago, due to the arrival of the first Christian missioners. We will return to the village.We initiate the tour about 3:00 pm from Hanga Roa.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ahu Vinapúvisiting AhuVinapu, that it was used by the islanders in the year 1.200 A.C. including 3 Ahu. The first one has 6Moai statues demolished and painted in red. The second one has a supposedly feminine Moai which had two heads. Finally, the third Moai, the oldest one, features only removed stones. We will continue our way to the quarry of Puna Pau, archaeological site in the eastern side of HangaRoa. It is a small crater of red slag, from where the Pukao or hats of the Moai statues were obtained. Along its old exit, there are some incomplete and abandoned Moai. We will head to AhuAkivi, the first Ahu restored by the science in the island in the year 1960. The platform with 7Moai is characterized by being one of the few ones located in the center of the island, with its statues facing the rising sun. According the legend, these 7Moai would represent 7 young explorers sent before HotuMatua'a's arrival to investigate the island. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Ana Te PahuOur adventure leads us to the cavern of TePahu, a place used as housing and temporary refuge in war times. Then, we will return to Hanga Roa.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Hotel Puku VaiOvernightMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Puku Vai HotelDay 4: Easter Island - Mataveri Airport - SantiagoPass By: Airport MataveriTransfer to the airport and typical farewell. Arrival in Santiago and Accommodation at new LQ HOTEL by LA QUINTA SANTIAGO Aeropuerto, located about (10 miles) from the heart of Santiago and just minutes from Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. (arrival and departure complimentary transfers offered by the hotel)Pass By: LQ Hotel By La Quinta Santiago AeropuertoOvernightMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: LQ HOTEL by LA QUINTA SANTIAGODay 5: Santiago - Punta Arenas - Puerto NatalesPass By: Puerto NatalesArrival at Punta Arenas Airport. Reception and transfer to the bus terminal to board the regular bus heading Puerto Natales (245 km/3 hours journey). Arrival in Puerto Natales, reception and transfer to your hotel.Accommodation at Hotel Martin Gusinde Pass By: Rodoviario Puerto Natales Bus StationTransfer to the bus terminal to board the regular bus heading Puerto Natales (245 km/3 hours journey). Pass By: Hotel Martín GusindeOvernightMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel Martin Gusinde Day 6: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park - Puerto NatalesStop At: Cueva del Milodon, Puerto Natales, Magallanes RegionWe will leave Puerto Natales to the north, and after a half an hour trip we will arrive at our first stop: the Cueva del Milodón Natural Monument. We will visit the main cave of a group of three caves, where more than 100 years ago were found the remains of this prehistoric animal.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Natales, Magallanes RegionThe travel continues towards the Torres del Paine National Park, enjoying the view of the Sofía Lagoon, Porteño Lake, Prat Mountain Range, Mesa Hill, Toro Range and Ballena Range.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lago Del Toro, Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes RegionAfter a 2 hours trip, we will arrive in the Lago del Toro viewpoint, located in the lake's south coast. From there, we will have a spectacular view of the lake and the Paine Range (also known as Paine Massif). Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Lodge Lago GreyWe will make a small hike by the Grey Lake's shore, from where we will have another perspective of the Paine Massif and the Cuernos del Paine. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Lago Pehoe, Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes RegionAfter lunch (not included) in a coffee shop inside the park, we will go to the Salto Grande area, a place where is located the Pehoé Lake viewpoint, where the glaciers of the Paine River unload its fast-flowing waters. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Laguna Amarga, Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes RegionAt the end of the tour, we will visit the Amarga Lagoon and the Sarmiento Lake viewpoint, to then go back to Puerto Natales. Duration: 1 hourPass By: Hotel Martín GusindeOvernightMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel Martin Gusinde Day 7: Puerto Natales - Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers - Puerto NatalesStop At: Puerto BoriesWe will begin our expedition in Puerto Bories where the Frigorífico Bories National Historical Monument, a structure from 1913 that stands out due to its industrial, post-Victorian English style. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Puerto ToroWe will continue the journey until reaching Guanaco Island, where we will see beautiful Magellanic dolphins, also known as toninas, a must-see wonder. The journey on the water will continue until we reach our main destination, Balmaceda Mountain, where we will be able to see the awe-inspiring Balmaceda Glacier. We will disembark in Puerto Toro where we will hike along the bank of the Témpanos Lagoon with our guide.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Serrano Glacier, Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes RegionAfter a short break, we will continue on to the Serrano Glacier, passing through a native forest of coigües (Nothofagus dombeyi), ñirres (Nothofagus antarctica), and ciruelillos (Embothrium coccineum) while enjoying the magnificent vegetation and the contrast between the sky and the sea ice. Once we have reached the Serrano Glacier, we will enjoy a whiskey with thousand-year-old ice while we take in a breathtaking panoramic view of the glacier. We will make one last stop at a Magellan Region estancia, where a delicious typical Patagonian lunch with roasted lamb will be awaiting us. After this we will go back to Puerto Natales.Duration: 3 hoursPass By: Hotel Martín GusindeOvernightMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel Martin Gusinde Day 8: Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas AirportPass By: Punta arenasTransfer to Natale ’s bus station to take your regular bus destination Punta Arenas Airport. (we recommend to book a flight after midday)Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 7x Breakfast
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Excursions
  • Entry/Admission - Ahu Akahanga
  • Entry/Admission - Ahu Tongariki
  • Entry/Admission - Ahu Te Pito Kura Easter Island
  • Entry/Admission - Ahu Nau Nau
  • Entry/Admission - Anakena Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Ana Kai Tangata
  • Entry/Admission - Rano Kau
  • Entry/Admission - Orongo
  • Entry/Admission - Ahu Vinapú
  • Entry/Admission - Ana Te Pahu
  • Entry/Admission - Cueva del Milodon
  • Entry/Admission - Torres del Paine National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Lago Del Toro
  • Entry/Admission - Lodge Lago Grey
  • Entry/Admission - Lago Pehoe
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna Amarga
  • Entry/Admission - Puerto Bories
  • Entry/Admission - Puerto Toro
  • Entry/Admission - Serrano Glacier
  • Entry/Admission - Hotel Martín Gusinde

What’s not included

  • Air tickets and Airport taxes
  • Entrance fee to Rapa Nui National Park, Milodon Cave and Torres del Paine National Park
  • Meals & extras
  • Gratitudes

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Easter Island - Mataveri Airport Pass By: Airport Mataveri Arrival in the Easter Island Airport. Reception in the Airport with a flower necklace and transfer to your selected hotel. The afternoon is at leisure. Accommodation Pass By: Hotel Puku Vai Overnight No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Puku Vai Hotel
Day 2: Easter Island Stop At: Ahu Akahanga Departing from HangaRoa's town at about 9:30 am, going to the southeastern and northeastern coast of the Island visiting the AhuVaihu temple, which is located 10 km from HangaRoa. It consists of a stone platform with 8Moai statues and 8 pukao dispersed in the proximities. Then, we will go to AhuAkahanga, so- called the "Platform of the king". The legend tells that HotuMatua'a's tomb is near this place. There, we will find 4 platforms, 12 Moai statues, 8 Pukao and towards the interior of this Ahu; it is possible to see the best-preserved village of the island. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Ahu Tongariki Later, we will go to AhuTongariki, with 15 Moai being the largest Ahu of the island. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Ahu Te Pito Kura Easter Island After that, we will meet AhuTePito Kura, which possesses the highest statue of the island raised in an Ahu, the MoaiParo (10 meters of height and 85 tons with a Pukao of 11,5 tons). Near this ceremonial temple is the great spherical stone that is identified as the Center of the World (TePito o TeHenua), as the legend tells, it was brought to the island by HotuMatua'a in his craft. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Ahu Nau Nau, Easter Island After that, we will arrive in Ahu Nau Nau, temple of a complex construction due to its different levels where we will find 5 Moai statues with Pukao. There, we will see petroglyphs in the backs of the statues. We will continue our excursion to the RanoRaraku volcano and quarry, where there was carved most of the Moai of the island, using the volcanic rock of its hillsides. There is an estimated number of 400 Moai in several stages of carved. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Anakena Beach, Easter Island There is an estimated number of 400 Moai in several stages of carved. Finishing our adventure, we will go to Anakena Beach. It is a beach of white sands chosen for the arrival of the ArikiHotuMatua'a and his sister Avareipua. Anakena is the name of a small cave in an adjacent gully. Duration: 1 hour Pass By: Hotel Puku Vai Overnight Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Box lunch Accommodation included: Puku Vai Hotel
Day 3: Easter Island Stop At: Ana Kai Tangata, Hanga Roa, Easter Island We will visit the Ana Kai Tangata natural cave where it is possible to appreciate some rupestrian art representing birds such as the manutara, and where it is possible to watch waves breaking upon the cliff. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Rano Kau We will continue our tour by visiting the Rano Kau volcano where we will be able to see the largest crater on the Island and one of the largest sweet water reservation of the area. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Orongo, Easter Island Finally, we will visit the Orongo Ceremonial Village, old and magnificent ceremonial city located in the western side of the RanoKau volcano. It features 53 elliptical houses made of sandstone and a small square window looking to the sea. In this place, the most important ceremony of the second period of Easter Island was carried out: the election of the Tangata Manu (Bird-Man), this ceremony stopped being performed 150 years ago, due to the arrival of the first Christian missioners. We will return to the village. We initiate the tour about 3:00 pm from Hanga Roa. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Ahu Vinapú visiting AhuVinapu, that it was used by the islanders in the year 1.200 A.C. including 3 Ahu. The first one has 6Moai statues demolished and painted in red. The second one has a supposedly feminine Moai which had two heads. Finally, the third Moai, the oldest one, features only removed stones. We will continue our way to the quarry of Puna Pau, archaeological site in the eastern side of HangaRoa. It is a small crater of red slag, from where the Pukao or hats of the Moai statues were obtained. Along its old exit, there are some incomplete and abandoned Moai. We will head to AhuAkivi, the first Ahu restored by the science in the island in the year 1960. The platform with 7Moai is characterized by being one of the few ones located in the center of the island, with its statues facing the rising sun. According the legend, these 7Moai would represent 7 young explorers sent before HotuMatua'a's arrival to investigate the island. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Ana Te Pahu Our adventure leads us to the cavern of TePahu, a place used as housing and temporary refuge in war times. Then, we will return to Hanga Roa. Duration: 1 hour Pass By: Hotel Puku Vai Overnight Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Puku Vai Hotel
Day 4: Easter Island - Mataveri Airport - Santiago Pass By: Airport Mataveri Transfer to the airport and typical farewell. Arrival in Santiago and Accommodation at new LQ HOTEL by LA QUINTA SANTIAGO Aeropuerto, located about (10 miles) from the heart of Santiago and just minutes from Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. (arrival and departure complimentary transfers offered by the hotel) Pass By: LQ Hotel By La Quinta Santiago Aeropuerto Overnight Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: LQ HOTEL by LA QUINTA SANTIAGO
Day 5: Santiago - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales Pass By: Puerto Natales Arrival at Punta Arenas Airport. Reception and transfer to the bus terminal to board the regular bus heading Puerto Natales (245 km/3 hours journey). Arrival in Puerto Natales, reception and transfer to your hotel. Accommodation at Hotel Martin Gusinde Pass By: Rodoviario Puerto Natales Bus Station Transfer to the bus terminal to board the regular bus heading Puerto Natales (245 km/3 hours journey). Pass By: Hotel Martín Gusinde Overnight Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Hotel Martin Gusinde
Day 6: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park - Puerto Natales Stop At: Cueva del Milodon, Puerto Natales, Magallanes Region We will leave Puerto Natales to the north, and after a half an hour trip we will arrive at our first stop: the Cueva del Milodón Natural Monument. We will visit the main cave of a group of three caves, where more than 100 years ago were found the remains of this prehistoric animal. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Natales, Magallanes Region The travel continues towards the Torres del Paine National Park, enjoying the view of the Sofía Lagoon, Porteño Lake, Prat Mountain Range, Mesa Hill, Toro Range and Ballena Range. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Lago Del Toro, Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes Region After a 2 hours trip, we will arrive in the Lago del Toro viewpoint, located in the lake's south coast. From there, we will have a spectacular view of the lake and the Paine Range (also known as Paine Massif). Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Lodge Lago Grey We will make a small hike by the Grey Lake's shore, from where we will have another perspective of the Paine Massif and the Cuernos del Paine. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Lago Pehoe, Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes Region After lunch (not included) in a coffee shop inside the park, we will go to the Salto Grande area, a place where is located the Pehoé Lake viewpoint, where the glaciers of the Paine River unload its fast-flowing waters. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Laguna Amarga, Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes Region At the end of the tour, we will visit the Amarga Lagoon and the Sarmiento Lake viewpoint, to then go back to Puerto Natales. Duration: 1 hour Pass By: Hotel Martín Gusinde Overnight Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Hotel Martin Gusinde
Day 7: Puerto Natales - Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers - Puerto Natales Stop At: Puerto Bories We will begin our expedition in Puerto Bories where the Frigorífico Bories National Historical Monument, a structure from 1913 that stands out due to its industrial, post-Victorian English style. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Puerto Toro We will continue the journey until reaching Guanaco Island, where we will see beautiful Magellanic dolphins, also known as toninas, a must-see wonder. The journey on the water will continue until we reach our main destination, Balmaceda Mountain, where we will be able to see the awe-inspiring Balmaceda Glacier. We will disembark in Puerto Toro where we will hike along the bank of the Témpanos Lagoon with our guide. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Serrano Glacier, Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes Region After a short break, we will continue on to the Serrano Glacier, passing through a native forest of coigües (Nothofagus dombeyi), ñirres (Nothofagus antarctica), and ciruelillos (Embothrium coccineum) while enjoying the magnificent vegetation and the contrast between the sky and the sea ice. Once we have reached the Serrano Glacier, we will enjoy a whiskey with thousand-year-old ice while we take in a breathtaking panoramic view of the glacier. We will make one last stop at a Magellan Region estancia, where a delicious typical Patagonian lunch with roasted lamb will be awaiting us. After this we will go back to Puerto Natales. Duration: 3 hours Pass By: Hotel Martín Gusinde Overnight Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Hotel Martin Gusinde
Day 8: Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas Airport Pass By: Punta arenas Transfer to Natale ’s bus station to take your regular bus destination Punta Arenas Airport. (we recommend to book a flight after midday) Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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