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THE BEST OF CHILE PATAGONIA & EASTER ISLAND (11 Days)

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An unforgettable journey through the breathtaking Torres del Paine, Patagonia and the mysterious Easter Island. A perfect combination for a dreamed vacation.

Your journey begins with a tour in one of the safest and most modern metropolis in Latin America, Santiago, a city surrounded by mountains, where the ancient and modern coexist. Then you will take a flight to Punta Arenas, towards Puerto Natales. Once there, visit Las Torres del Paine National Park. You will enjoy a breathtaking mountain range, crowned with glaciers surrounded by aquamarine lakes, flora and fauna. You will spend dreams days in the Chilean Patagonia, with its immemorial glaciers, high mountains, lakes and unexplored lands

The tour will continue towards the mysterious and stunning, Easter Island, a volcanic island with turquoise waters, which predominate along, the famous Moais, giant carved stone heads undaunted over time and full of mysteries. This tour will captivate you with its history, unique culture and landscapes.

Do not miss the opportunity to take this journey full of excitement and adventure.

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Day 1: ... / Chile

Transfer from the Airport to the Hotel. Private Service.

Overnight at Galerías Hotel.

Day 2: Santiago

PANORAMIC TOUR WITH CERRO SAN CRISTÓBAL:

Departing from our hotel, we drive to the civic center of Santiago to visit the Government Palace of La Moneda. We continue through the financial area and then we visit the heart of Santiago and the center of social life, the Main Square (Plaza de Armas) which is surrounded by historical buildings such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the main post office, and the National Historical Museum. Afterwards we will drive through the Barrio Bellavista with its many cultural activities, art galleries, theaters, restaurants and dance halls proceeding to the Cerro San Cristóbal, a very well-known recreational area with a fantastic view of the city.Shared Service.

Overnight at Galerías Hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Days 3: Santiago / Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales:

Transfer from the Airport to the Hotel. Private Service.

Air ticket Santiago - Punta Arenas.

Punta Arenas

Transfer from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales. During the months of November and March will be able to watch the grace of Magellan penguins in their environment. You will leave Punta Arenas to the north along the magellanic pampa for about 50 kilometers watching flocks of sheep and groups of rheas. We head toward Otway Sound through Kon Aiken livestock farming settlement and the Pecket coal mine. In the Otway sound there are marked trails for you to walk close to the penguins and their nests. In the months of October to April, you will visit La Magellanic estancia located 25 kilometres from Puerto Natales; it is an important centre of cattle raising and breeding of guanacos/alpacas. You will eat the original “asado al palo” with a tasty Magellanic lumb prepared by experienced "gauchos". Private Service

Puerto Natales

Overnight at Weskar Lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Puerto Natales

NAVIGATION TO BALMACEDA & SERRANO GLACIERS:

Departure from Puerto Natales Getting deep into Ultima Esperanza Sound you shall see a spectacular scenery of bays, mountains and waterfalls along with a great variety of birds like the condor and the cormorants in their nests. You should also enjoy watching the small young sea wolves in their colonies depending of the season. Once in the base of the Balmaceda Mountain you will disembark into the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park to start a short walk to the shore of a quiet and small lake which keep in its waters ices with romantic and fantastic shapes in the very feet of Serrano Glacier, which hangs from the high summits of the mountain. After an hour there, you will head back to the Estancia Perales for lunch and visit. Sail back to Puerto Natales, keeping unforgettable images and a feeling of calm and peace. Arrival to Puerto Natales around 17:30. Shared Service.

Overnight at Weskar Lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 5: Puerto Natales

TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK:

The National Park Torres del Paine is an absolute must when visiting Patagonia. You will see the most important spots of the Park. You will make a stop at the Milodon Cave. You will also visit the Amarga lagoon which was studied for its chemical, biological and physical features. You can enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the Paine mountain range and you may be lucky and see some red foxes and condors. You will admire the Nordenskjold and Pehoé lakes and go on a short hike to the Salto Grande waterfall. You will walk along the stunning area of the glaciers and see ice floes of the Grey Glacier walking through forests of lengas. You will be back in Puerto Natales around 20:00. Please take with you a rain jacket, sunglasses and comfortable shoes, because the trip includes some short hikes through the forests and the breathtaking territory of the Torres del Paine NP. Shared Service.

Overnight at Weskar Lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 6: Puerto Natales / Punta Arenas / Santiago:

Transfer from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas. Private Service.

Punta Arenas

Air ticket to Santiago

Santiago

Transfer from the Airport to the Hotel. Private Service.

Overnight at the Galerías Hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 7: Santiago / Easter Island

Transfer from the Hotel to the Airport (without guide). Private Service.

Air ticket Santiago - Easter Island.

Easter Island

Transfer from the Mataveri Airport to the selected hotel. Private Service.

Overnight at Taha Tai Hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 8: Easter Island

ANAKENA AND THE LOST CULTURE OF RAPA NUI

This unique tour first takes you to the south coast in order to visit representative examples of the not restored platforms, Ahus Vaihu and Akahanga. Then we proceed to Rano Raraku, the quarry of almost 900 stone statues, 397 of them still lying or standing at the slopes of the extinct volcano with a crater lake. After this stop we visit Ahu Tongariki (restored with 15 Moais) which is the most recent and biggest restoration on the island. Next we drive to the east coast and visit Ahu Te Pito Kura and the “Navel of the World”. Last but not least we visit the beach of Anakena with its recovered Ahus Nau Nau and Ature Huke. There you will have the opportunity to enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean. Return to the hotel. Shared Service.

Overnight at Taha Tai Hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch.

Day 9: Easter Island

ORONGO CEREMONIAL VILLAGE

You will be taken to the extinct volcano Rano Kau appreciating a view over the whole island and with its distinct geological features. On top of the volcano we proceed to a breathtaking view of the crater lake. Afterwards you will go to the ceremonial village of Orongo, where the birdman competition took place, and you can see the spectacular petroglyphs related to this culture and the 3 islands situated opposite the coast. Then you will go to Ahu Vinapu (not restored) and the Ana Kai Tangata cave with its paintings. Afterwards, return to the hotel. Shared Service.

Overnight at Taha Tai Hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 8: Easter Island

AHU AKIVI AND ITS 7 MOAI

This half day tour takes you to the restored Ahu Akivi with its 7 Moais, built in the middle of the island. From here you proceed to the Ana Te Pahu Cave, one of the biggest lava tubes of the island before you visit Ahu Tepeu (not restored) and afterwards the topknot-quarry Puna Pau. Return to the hotel. Shared Service.

Overnight at Taha Tai Hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 11: Easter Island / Santiago

Transfer from the Hotel to the Mataveri Airport. Private Service.

Air ticket Easter Island - Santiago.

Santiago

Transfer from the Airport to the Hotel. Private Service.

Overnight at Galerías Hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Día 11: Chile / ...

Transfer from the Hotel to the Airport (without guide). Private Service.

 

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