Travel to South America and discover the beauty of Easter Island

Journey to enigmatic Easter Island and be forever changed by the remote beauty and fascinating folklore of ‘Rapa Nui’. This unforgettable trip allows plenty of time to stand in awe and admire the many stone moai that have made this mystical island so famous. As the trade winds blow, view remnants of the past at ancient ceremonial sites and villages, as well as rock art depicting strange deities. For a dose the natural beauty, be blown away by the scale of a dramatic volcanic crater and uninterrupted views over the horizon. Rich in iconic legends, unique landscapes and blazing sunsets, this is an enthralling encounter of a lifetime.

Start
Easter Island, Chile
Finish
Easter Island, Chile
Countries
Chile
Themes
Short Breaks
Code
GGHE
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1 Max 30
Carbon offset
109kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Walk on the verge of an extinct volcanic crater
  • View the ruined ceremonial village of Orongo
  • Play on the pure white sands of Anakena Beach
  • Enjoy the charming village ambience of Hanga Roa
  • Meet the magical and mysterious stone moai

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2016 to 31 December 2016. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

Iorana! Welcome to Rapa Nui.

You are met upon arrival at Hanga Roa airport and transferred to your hotel. Transfers cannot be arranged on arrival, please advise flight or train arrival details at least 14 days prior to departure. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and spend as you wish.

After breakfast the next day we take a full day tour to Anakena. Visit examples of unrestored religious platforms: Ahus Vaihu in the bays of Hanga Te'e and Akahanga where the famous king Hotu Matua is believed to be buried. Continue to Rano Raraku, quarry of almost 900 stone statues, 397 of which are still lying or standing on the slopes of an extinct volcano.

Today also includes a visit to Ahu Tongariki and Ahu Te Pitu Kura, and ends with a visit to the beach of Anakena.

The next morning we take a half day tour to the ceremonial village of Orongo and the extint volcano of Rano Kau.

In the afternoon visit the seven moais at Akiv. Legend has it that these statues represent the seven explorers that were sent to Rapa Nui by the King Hotu Matua. Our day ends with a trip to Ana Te Pahu cave and the ceremonial site of Ahu Tahai.
Today is the last day of your trip. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in time to catch your flight.
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Inclusions

Meals
3 breakfasts
Transport
Private vehicle
Accommodation
Hotel (3 nights)
Included activities
  • Complimentary Arrival/Departure Transfer
  • Full day tour to Anakena
  • Half day tour to Orongo and Rano Kau
  • Half day tour to Akivi and the ceremonial sector of Tahai
  • Complimentary departure transfer

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Important notes

SHORT BREAK ADVENTURE:
This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader – our local representative fills this role – and the configuration of any fellow travellers in the group might change during the trip.
This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travellers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own. This trip is operated by one of our local partners in Easter Island and therefore you may be joined by a mixture of Intrepid-booked passengers and other travellers during activities.
Information may be delivered in English and Spanish, or just English depending on the requirements of the group.
The maximum number of travellers is indicative of maximum number of travellers during join-in activities only.

START TIME/FINISH TIME:
There are no activities planned on Day 1 or the final day of this trip, so you are free to arrive/depart at any time.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS INCLUDED:
This trip includes return airport transfers, please advise us of your flight details at time of booking

AGE RESTRICTIONS:
Age restrictions apply to this trip - minimum age 5.

Trip notes

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