Atacama + Easter Island Round Trip (12 days + flights)

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This is a round trip to some of the wonders of Chile – Start from the capital Santiago and the Andean peaks, to go further north and visit the Atacama Desert, one of the most impressive destinations in the country, finally fly to the mysterious Easter Island in the middle of the Pacific.

Best travel time: This trip to Chile is a great experience all year round!

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  • 1
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    Arrival in Santiago de Chile

    Overnight: Santiago de Chile
    Today you will arrive in Santiago de Chile - your adventure at the end of the world can begin!
    At the airport, your guide will welcome you and take you directly to your hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure to get to know the capital. Your guide will advise you on things to do for this day in Santiago!
    El palacio de La Moneda
  • 2
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    Private City Tour in Santiago

    Overnight: Santiago de Chile
    After breakfast at the hotel, our representative will pick you up to guide you in a very interesting city tour. You will visit, among others, "La Moneda" (the government palace) the Cathedral, as well as other historical and modern sights of Santiago, ending up with a visit to the Cerro San Cristobal (San Cristobal Hill), climbing up with an historic cable car. From there you will have a wonderful view of the city with the Andes in the background. Accompanied by your guide, you may have lunch (not included) in one of the restaurants at the Mercado Central (Central Market), where you will find, among other typical Chilean products like fresh fish and seafood. If you wish, you can visit the famous “La Piojera” bar, where you should taste the most famous drink of the city - the "Terremoto" (earthquake). Since it is a private tour, we can arrange the tour according to your wishes, and your guide will be happy to provide you with further tips on your trip.
  • 3
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    Flight to Calama - Excursion to the Moon Valley and Death Valley

    Overnight: San Pedro de Atacama
    After breakfast, a private transfer will take you to the airport to check in for your flight to Calama.
    At the airport, you will be received and will continue into the desert to reach your hotel in the oasis of San Pedro de Atacama. You will have time to get to know the hotel for lunch, just before visiting the Moon valley and the Death Valley in the afternoon, two magical places where you will also enjoy a spectacular sunset over the dunes with the huge volcanoes in the background.
    El volcán Licancabur
  • 4
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    Altiplano Lagoons and Salar de Atacama

    Overnight: San Pedro de Atacama
    In the morning, you will start an excursion to the Altiplano Lagunas (highlands lagoons), Minique and Miscanti, which are part of the national park Los Flamencos, name derived from the multitude of flamingos that live here. These lagoons have their origin from the melting water of the volcanoes slopes. The water is of an intense blue and has white contours. Here we offer you a picnic lunch, which you can enjoy in the midst of this unique landscape. Afterwards we will continue through the desert to the Salar de Atacama, a huge and bright radiant desert and one of the largest salt reserves in the world. After returning to the hotel the rest of the day is at leisure.
    altiplano-chileno-lagunas-altiplanicas
  • 5
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    Geysirs El Tatio - Machuca - Astronomical Tour

    Overnight: San Pedro de Atacama
    Early in the morning, we start our journey towards Geyser del Tátio to reach this geothermal area in time for sunrise. At this time, the geysers are the most active and show the high volcanic activity of the region, with up to 30 meters high ascending steam jets. You can enjoy this true natural spectacle having a small breakfast right in front of it, and then you will have time to explore the surrounding area.
    The adventure continues on the paths of the high plateau, between birds, other animals and impressive landscapes to the village of Machuca.
    In the early afternoon, you will return to San Pedro, the rest of the day is at leisure to relax in the hotel or to explore the cute village.

    In the evening we offer an optional astronomical tour, an unforgettable experience where you will have the time to observe the stars and planets of one of the clearest skies of the world, in the Atacama desert.

    The possibility of carrying out the astronomical tour depends on the respective moon phase and on the weather conditions.
    Geiser del Tatio
  • 6
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    Return to Santiago

    Overnight: Santiago de Chile
    Have breakfast at the hotel and then at the appropriate time Transfer to the airport of Calama, where you will take the return flight to Santiago. Depending on the time of the flight you will have time to explore San Pedro, for example the colonial church or the artisan market, but It is also worthwhile a trip to the Pukara de Quitor, an ancient fortress of the Atacama population.
    Transfer to your hotel in Santiago and the rest of the day will be at leisure
    Iglesia colonial
  • 7
    Day
     

    Arrival on Easter Island

    Overnight:
    Have breakfast at the hotel and then at the appropriate time Transfer to the airport of Calama, where you will take the return flight to Santiago. Depending on the time of the flight you will have time to explore San Pedro, for example the colonial church or the artisan market, but It is also worthwhile a trip to the Pukara de Quitor, an ancient fortress of the Atacama population.
    Transfer to your hotel in Santiago and the rest of the day will be at leisure
  • 8
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    Excursion Ahu Vaihu - Vulcano Rano raraku - Anakena Beach

    Overnight:
    After breakfast at the hotel, a local guide will take you to a full-day excursion on the island. The first stop is at Ahu Vaihu, a complex of Moai with the largest number of statues on the Easter Island. You will continue to the Ahu Akahanga region, where the legends says that, next to a group of Moais is located the tomb of the famous King Hoti Matua.
    On Rano Raraku, you will discover one of the most important places of the Rapa Nui culture, where around 900 of the famous statues were created. You will then continue the journey to Ahu Tongariki and Ahu Te Pito Kura to finally arrive at Anakena Beach. Here you can see two recently restored platforms of the statues. This is also the ideal place to plunge into the waters of the Pacific and relax under the shade of the palm trees to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. The rest of the day, after returning to the hotel will be free.
    Moais Akivi
  • 9
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    Excursion Ahu Akuvi - South Coast - Puna Pau

    Overnight:
    Take your breakfast at the hotel and then join the excursion to Ahu Akivi. This is one of the most beautiful Moai platforms of the island, seven restored statues, which include some of the legendary first Moais that reached Rapa Nui with King Hotu Matua. You will visit the beautiful south coast of the island and Puna Pau, where you can see the Pukao - decorated Moai with a kind of reddish crown.
    Rest of the day free after returning to the hotel.
    Volcano Rano Raraku
  • 10
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    Excursion Volcano Rano Kau - Ceremonial Village - Ana Kai Tangata Cave

    Overnight:
    Today a local guide will pick you up at the hotel after breakfast and you will start your trip at the extinct volcano Rano Kau, from where you will enjoy a beautiful view of the whole island with its Pacific coast and the volcanoes close to the village of Hanga Roa. The second point of view makes it possible to see the crater lakes of the volcano better before moving on to the ceremonial village Orongo and then to Ahu Vinapu, with its architecture reminiscent of the villages of the Pre-Inca period. At the end of the day, visit the Ana Kai Tangata Cave, where you can see various rock paintings.
    After returning to the hotel, you can enjoy the rest of the day to enjoy one of the paradisiacal beaches of the island.
    Playa Anakena
  • 11
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    End of the tour on the Easter Island / Santiago de Chile - extend your trip!

    Overnight:
    After you your breakfast at the hotel, right on time you will be taken to the airport of the Easter Island, where you will fly to Santiago de Chile. Do not let your adventure end - ask us about the possibilities to extend your trip and get to know even more of Chile or our other destinations in South America!
     Isla de Pascua
  • 12
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    Return to Santiago

    Have breakfast at the hotel and then at the appropriate time Transfer to the airport of Calama, where you will take the return flight to Santiago. Depending on the time of the flight you will have time to explore San Pedro, for example the colonial church or the artisan market, but It is also worthwhile a trip to the Pukara de Quitor, an ancient fortress of the Atacama population.
    Transfer to your hotel in Santiago and the rest of the day will be at leisure.
    Kayaks Lago Mascardi

Detailed trip suggestion

What is included in this trip?

Day 1: Santiago de Chile
  • Private transfer from the airport to the accommodation in Santiago
  • Local guide in Santiago for transfer IN/OUT (English)
  • Accommodation in Santiago + Breakfast
Day 2: Santiago de Chile
  • Local guide in Santiago for city tour (English)
  • Transport for city tour in Santiago
  • Accommodation in Santiago + Breakfast
Day 3: San Pedro de Atacama
  • Private transfer from accommodation to the airport in Santiago
  • Flight from Santiago to Calama
  • Shared transfer TRANSVIP from Calama airport to accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama
  • Accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama + Breakfast
Day 4: San Pedro de Atacama
  • Excursion in Piedras Rojas + Highland Lagoons + Breakfast (Ientries included)
  • Accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama + Breakfast
Day 5: San Pedro de Atacama
  • Regular excursion to the Geyser El Tatio + Town of Machuca - inc. entry fees
  • Accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama + Breakfast
Day 6: Santiago de Chile
  • Shared TRANSVIP transfer from accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama to airport in Calama
  • Flight from Calama to Santiago
  • Private transfer from the airport to the accommodation in Santiago
  • Accommodation in Santiago + Breakfast
Day 7:
  • Private transfer from accommodation to the airport in Santiago
  • Flight from Santiago to Hanga Roa (IPC)
  • Regular transfer from apt.(IPC) to accommodation in Hanga Roa
  • Accommodation in Hanga Roa + Breakfast included
Day 8:
  • Accommodation in Hanga Roa + Breakfast included
Day 9:
  • Half day regular excursion Akivi - Ceremonial sector of Tahai (English)
  • Accommodation in Hanga Roa + Breakfast included
Day 10:
  • Half day regular excursion Orongo - Rano Kau (English)
  • Accommodation in Hanga Roa + Breakfast included
Day 11:
  • Regular transfer accommodation in Hanga Roa - apt. IPC (no guide)
  • Flight form Hanga Roa (IPC) to Santiago (SCL)
Day 12:

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