Easter Island (Rapa Nui) Short Break

4 Days | Travel to South America and discover the beauty of Easter Island

4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
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ZAR  18,980
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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 of 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.

Trip overview

Map of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) Short Break including Chile
Start
Easter Island, Chile
Finish
Easter Island, Chile
Theme
Short Breaks
Destinations
Chile
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
GGAE
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Take in the faraway feel of one of the world's most remote populated islands and ponder the magic and mystery of the moai monoliths that weigh up to 50 tonnes.
  • Learn about the heritage of the Rapa Nui people, the island's native Polynesians.
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of the local people, born from a mix of ancient travellers that arrived here from the Polynesian islands and from South America.
  • There is plenty of free time to stroll along Hanga Roa's main strip, sample the delicious local seafood or explore the island by bicycle.
  • Visit the beautifully located Orongo Ceremonial Village and Ahu Akivi for unparalleled ocean views.

Is this trip right for you?
  • On Short Breaks, you maintain a good level of independence and freedom, with the added bonus of having the details sorted out for you. You’ll have lots of free time and you won’t be accompanied by a Trip Leader. This means that all included activities and tours will be run by different local Intrepid partners, and these may operate independently from each other. The included activities and transfers will operate on a join-in basis, which means that you could have your Adventure all to yourself, or others may join you along the way. If you would prefer to travel in a group with a dedicated Trip Leader, just get in touch with your booking agent and they will take you through some alternatives.

Itinerary

Map of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) Short Break including Chile

Inclusions

Meals

3 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (3 nights)

Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Hanga Roa - Anakena day trip & picnic lunch
  • Hanga Roa - Ana Te Pahu cave & Ahu Tahai ceremonial site
  • Hanga Roa - Orongo Ceremonial Village
  • Hanga Roa - Ahu Akivi seven moais
  • Hanga Roa - Rano Kau volcano
  • Complimentary Airport Departure Transfer

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Important notes

1. 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 travelers in the group might change during the trip.
2. This trip will run with a minimum of one person and a maximum of 30 passengers, so you may be joined by other travelers 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 travelers during activities. Information may be delivered in English and Spanish, or just English depending on the requirements of the group.
3. This trip includes return airport transfers, please advise us of your flight details at time of booking.
4. After purchasing your flight to Easter Island with LATAM you will be sent a link to the following site, which includes a link to the Unique Entry Form (FUI): https://ingresorapanui.interior.gob.cl/
This form must be completed before travelling. After submitting the form, you will receive a confirmation email which must be presented to local authorities at the airport. Without this form you will not be permitted to embark.

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Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
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Chuxing · Traveled December 2023
Overall very satisfied with the trip, particularly the same guide throughout the trip was a big plus, so each day’s activities were known ahead of time. The guide was very knowledgeable and informative.
Review submitted 30 Dec 2023

Yuxian · Traveled December 2023
Travelers should know that you are not with an Intrepid tour leader but with a guide from a loccl company that Intrepid contracts with, and the sequence of your activities may not line up as the booking states. So the quality of tour will depend on the local guide. We had a Rapa Nui native guide who is very knowledgeable about local history.
Review submitted 02 Jan 2024

Theresa · Traveled December 2022
Intrepid made the arrangements and the locals executed resulting in a delightful, educational, and fun visit to Rapa Nui. From the moment I was met at the airport, to the return trip, everything went like clockwork. The tours (which differed in schedule from those advertised because of Christmas) were perfectly scheduled. I loved the accommodations.
Review submitted 01 Jan 2023

Joel · Traveled November 2022
Do not miss Rapa Nui. It is worth the trip. However, do make sure that there are flights in/out when you need. PreCovid this was not a problem. After the Covid re-opening flights are far and few between and may require a day or more extra stay (there is enough to do for a week). Also, make sure you understand why Intrepid calls this a "Short Break" as they seem to have less control over the tour than on the mainland and they are mostly a facilitating agency and not deeply involved in the tour
Review submitted 25 Nov 2022
Easter Island (Rapa Nui) Short Break
From
ZAR  18,980