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Cities, Moonscapes & Mystic Easter Island

Chile in 12 Days, 10 Nights in Destination

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A complete and fascinating tour of Chile! From exploring modern cities and lunar landscapes on the mainland, to discovering the Moai magic of Easter Island.

Trip Highlights

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    Atacama Desert
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    Easter Island
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    Rapa Nui National Park
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    San Pedro de Atacama
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    Santiago de Chile

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

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  5. Breakfast only

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Accommodation: 10 Nights

Itinerary

Begin your Chilean adventure discovering the old-meets-new capital city of Santiago. Next watch the sunset over the striking lunar landscapes of Valley of the Moon in San Pedro de Atacama. Ready for an experience of a lifetime? Jet over to the remote pacific Easter Island, and discover its massive stone statues, mysterious ancient Moai culture, and fascinating volcanic landscapes.

1st Day: US - Night on board

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It's time to explore Chile’s diverse landscapes, cultures and breathtaking natural beauty. Arrive* at your US departure airport ready to check-in for an overnight flight to Santiago, Chile. Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Santiago de Chile

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Arrival at the airport in the Chilean capital of Santiago. Transfer to the hotel,  check-in and, depending on your time of arrival, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Why not familiarize yourself with this vibrant and cosmopolitan city, sample the local cuisine or enjoy cocktails in the trendy neighborhood of Bellavista. Overnight stay in Santiago.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Panamericana Providencia or similar
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722 Reviews

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3rd Day: Santiago de Chile

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Breakfast at the hotel. Start your adventure by taking part in a guided city tour - from the ‘Sanhattan’ skyscrapers to the old-world colonial architecture in a captivating fusion of old meets new.

Begin the tour walking down the city’s main avenue, visit the cobblestoned streets of Lastarria, get lost in the beauty of Santa Lucia Hill, and stop by a panoramic viewpoint to gaze across Santiago. From here, head over to the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Santiago, the former national congress, the imposing government house La Moneda and the Plaza de la Constitución.

Finally, visit the Central Market, a key gastronomic point of Santiago, and stop by a Lapis Lazuli store. To get to know more of the area, why not take part in our optional excursion*. Transfer to your hotel and overnight stay in Santiago.

*Optional Excursion to Viña del Mar & Valparaiso: Visit these two coastal cities located just 90 minutes from Santiago. Valparaiso is known for its vibrant cultural scene whilst Viña del Mar, which was originally a wine-making region, is today the most popular resort in Chile.

Important note: If you choose this optional activity, your Santiago city tour will be moved to either the first or the third day of the itinerary (depending on your flight schedule).

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Panamericana Providencia or similar
tripadvisor rating

722 Reviews

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Activities

included
City Tour of Santiago

Light

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Optional
Valparaíso & Viña del Mar Excursion

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4th Day: Santiago - Calama - San Pedro de Atacama

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Breakfast at the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, we will transfer to the airport for a flight to Calama. From there, we will take a car ride of approximately 2 hours to San Pedro de Atacama. Once in San Pedro de Atacama, we will take you to the hotel for check-in, and then you will have the afternoon free to explore at your own pace or enjoy a well-deserved rest and the surroundings. Overnight stay in San Pedro de Atacama.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
La Casa de Don Tomas or similar
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1233 Reviews

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5th Day: San Pedro de Atacama

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy today at your leisure. Take this time to relax and explore at your own pace. In the afternoon visit the Valley of the Moon, so named due to its resemblance to it. The Salt mountain range is the best place to watch the sunset, with its Mars and Moon Valleys, a product of the mineralogical folding that at sunset resemble a lunar landscape, part of the Los Flamencos National Reserve. Enjoy its extravagant shapes and fascinating surroundings. As the afternoon passes, enter the valley to enjoy one of the best views of the Andes Mountains and its volcanoes. Finally, at sunset, watch as the golden and red tones spread across the spectacular landscape, an unforgettable sight to behold.

If you want to discover more of the area, we recommend taking part in our optional full-day excursion to Tatio Geysers and the village of Machuca*. Overnight stay in San Pedro de Atacama.

*Optional excursion to Tatio Geysers and Machuca village: Embark on an exciting journey to beautiful Altiplano, early in the morning, to get a glimpse of the immaculate sunrise over the geothermal field of the Tatio Geysers where 70 fumaroles emerge from the ground in jets of steam and water. Later, take a stroll through the village of Machuca, home to traditional straw houses and artisans selling Andean crafts and delicacies.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
La Casa de Don Tomas or similar
tripadvisor rating

1233 Reviews

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Activities

included
Excursion to the Valley of the Moon

Moderate

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Optional
Tatio Geysers & Machuca Excursion

Active

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6th Day: San Pedro de Atacama

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today is free to enjoy at your leisure. Take in the dramatic landscapes and move around at your own pace. For a more indepth discovery of the area, we recommend taking part in a full-day optional excursion to the Altiplanic Lagoons*. Overnight stay in San Pedro de Atacama.

*Optional Excursion to Altiplanic Lagoons: Discover Miscanti and Miniques, lagoons surrounded by volcanoes, and the magnificent Salar de Aguas calientes, famously known for its red stones. Later, head to Chaxa Lagoon and the Andean town of Toconao where you can feast your eyes on a variety of exotic wildlife including flamingos. Lunch included.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
La Casa de Don Tomas or similar
tripadvisor rating

1233 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Altiplanic Lagoons Excursion

Active

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7th Day: San Pedro de Atacama - Calama - Santiago de Chile

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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to Calama airport for your return flight to Santiago. Once arrived, transfer to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is yours to relax and spend it as you see fit. Overnight stay in Santiago.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Panamericana Providencia or similar
tripadvisor rating

722 Reviews

See our full selection

8th Day: Santiago de Chile - Easter Island

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Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time, transfer to Santiago Airport for the next part of your adventure! Arrive at the magical Easter Island, and be met by a representative who will assist with your transfer to the hotel. After check-in, we recommend an optional excursion to Ahu Akivi*. Overnight stay on Easter Island.

*Optional afternoon excursion to Ahu Akivi: Discover the ancient islander’s connection with celestial and astronomical events visiting three archeological sites. Begin with a 20-minute trek to Ana te Pahu, a large underground cave located in the interior of the island. Continue with majestic Ahu Akivi, 7 restored statues which represent the seven explorers that arrived on the island to open the way to Ariki Hotu Matu'a. Continue to the Puna Pau quarry, the crater of an old volcano located 15 kilometers northeast of Hanga Roa.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Takarua Lodge or similar
tripadvisor rating

40 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Half day excursion to Ahu Akivi

Moderate

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9th Day: Easter Island

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on a full-day discovery of this magical island. Follow in the footsteps of the first King of the island, Ariki Hotu Matua. Visit five archeological sites beginning with Akahanga, Rano Raraku and Ahu Tongariki, key places in the Rapa Nui culture. Close the first part of the tour with time for lunch.

Resume the tour visiting Te Pito Kura, known as the navel of the world. This Moai is the biggest sculpture ever to have been transported from the Rano Raraku quarry and lifted over its ahu. Our last steps are reserved for Anakena, said to be the beach where the first ever king of Easter Island disembarked. End the tour here, relaxing and enjoying its white sands and crystal clear waters. Overnight on Easter Island.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Takarua Lodge or similar
tripadvisor rating

40 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Full Day Anakena Excursion

Active

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10th Day: Easter Island

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, discover the cliffs of the Rano Kau volcano and the ceremonial village of Orongo, where the BirdMan competition (Tangata – manu) used to be celebrated.

This fresh water crater has a privileged view of the Pacific Ocean and of the interior of the volcano, and the spiritual village has a path that takes visitors past restored houses, and to its cave art and petroglyphs.

Next, head out towards Vinapu. This mysterious ceremonial center has big slabs built out of basalt (volcanic rock) that fit perfectly on the back of its ahu. End the tour with an open invitation to learn more about the roots of the local people. Overnight stay on Easter Island.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Takarua Lodge or similar
tripadvisor rating

40 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Half day excursion to Orongo

Moderate

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11th Day: Easter Island - Santiago de Chile

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Breakfast at the hotel. Sadly, it’s time to bid farewell to the incredible Easter Island. At the agreed time, the transfer will take you to the airport to board your flight back to the capital. Overnight stay in Santiago.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Panamericana Providencia or similar
tripadvisor rating

722 Reviews

See our full selection

12th Day: Santiago de Chile - US

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Breakfast at the hotel*. It’s time to wrap up your Chilean adventure. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to board a flight back home to the US.

*Depending on the time of your departure flight you might not be able to enjoy breakfast this morning.

Included activities

Included

City Tour of Santiago

Included activity for day 3 in Santiago de Chile

Get to know Santiago from the skyscrapers of "Sanhattan" to the colonial-style architecture. Climb the Cerro de Santa Lucía and visit La Moneda, among other places, to finish at the Central Market.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Due to traffic restrictions in the city center, the activity will end at Plaza Turistour.

Excursion to the Valley of the Moon

Included activity for day 5 in Luna Valley

Head to the Valley of the Moon to gaze at the stunning geological formations, salt extraction mines and views over the Cordillera de la Sal, the Andes and its volcanoes, as you enjoy a delicious cocktail.

Duration 04:30h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Full Day Anakena Excursion

Included activity for day 9 in Easter Island

Explore Ahu Akahanga with its 12 moais, then visit Ahu Tongariki with 15 restored moais, and the Rano Raraku volcano, where you can see over 400 moais in various stages of carving. Enjoy the beach of Anakena with its white sands and turquoise waters.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Included
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The excursion schedule may vary depending on the day of arrival.

Half day excursion to Orongo

Included activity for day 10 in Easter Island

Explore Ahu Vinapu to see the wall of Ahu Tahira. Climb Rano Kau volcano, which has the largest and most beautiful crater on the island. Discover the Ceremonial Village of Orongo and learn about the Tangata Manu. Enjoy a beautiful, colorful sunset.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Valparaíso & Viña del Mar Excursion

Suggested activity for day 3 in Valparaiso

Valparaiso, Chile's vibrant port city, captivates with its colorful hills, street art, and bohemian atmosphere. Viña del Mar, adjacent, offers elegant beaches, gardens, and a lively cultural scene.

Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Optional
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Due to traffic restrictions in the city center, the activity will end at Plaza Turistour.

Tatio Geysers & Machuca Excursion

Suggested activity for day 5 in San Pedro de Atacama

Head to the Altiplano, setting off early to see the sunrise over the geothermal field of the Tatio Geysers, where 70 fumaroles emerge from the ground. Later, explore the Machuca and Putana wetlands, home to a variety of birds.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 04:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Optional
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Due to traffic restrictions in the city center, the activity will end at Plaza Turistour.

Altiplanic Lagoons Excursion

Suggested activity for day 6 in Patagonia Chilena

Visit Chaxa Lagoon, home to flamingos and exotic birdlife, and the lagoons of Miscanti and Miñique, surrounded by volcanoes. You will also see the red stones of the Salar de Aguas Calientes with lunch included.

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Optional
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The excursion schedule may vary depending on the day of arrival.

Half day excursion to Ahu Akivi

Suggested activity for day 8 in Easter Island

Visit Ahu Tahai, with its three restored platforms and the only moai with eyes made of white coral. Continue to Ahu Akivi to see its seven moai statues facing the sea. Head to Puna Pau to learn about the "Pukao" or hats of the moai.

Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Santiago de Chile - US.
  • Internal flights: Santiago - Calama, Calama - Santiago; Santiago - Easter Island, Easter Island - Santiago. *
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  • 10 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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  • 10 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English-speaking guide during the whole trip.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Meals and beverages not specified in the program and entrance fees to National Parks.

*Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

Maximum checked baggage limit on internal flights is 15kg.

This trip is not recommended for people with disabilities or limited mobility. If you have a disability or limited mobility and are interested in taking this trip, please contact our Customer Service Team to discuss the possibility of booking a private tour that may better fit your specific circumstances.

Important note regarding excursion schedules: Pick up and drop off schedules may vary depending on summer and winter hours, in any case we will always be confirming these schedules at the time of your reservation, in conjunction with the follow-up we provide.

Important note regarding excursion on Easter Island: the excursion itinerary on Easter Island may vary depending on the day of arrival. Half-day tours run on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, full-day tours run Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

To access the Rapa Nui National Park you must buy a ticket (80 USD) that can be purchased in advance through the official website or in person in cash.

  • Entry requirements

    Passport required for length of stay with one blank passport page.

  • Visa

    No visa is required for stays up to 90 days.

  • Currency

    Peso

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Electricity

    220V. Adapter required.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travelers coming from the U.S.

  • Time zone

    UTC - 05:00.

  • Tourist Office website

    https://chile.travel/en

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline's website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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