Day 1: Santiago
Upon arrival at the Santiago International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 2: Santiago - Easter Island
Early transfer to the airport. Fly to Easter Island. Upon arrival you will be welcomed at the Mataveri airport with traditional flower necklaces. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in and in the afternoon get ready for your first adventure! Encounter spectacular Moais while exploring every corner of Hanga Roa village. Trek from Vaitiare to the striking Rano Kau volcano crater. Visit the beautiful ceremonial village of Orongo, a compound of fifty basalt elliptical houses. Descend to the Ana Kai Tangata cave whose walls contain representations of Manutara (sea swallow), the sacred bird of Rapanui. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 3: Easter Island
Today discover the path of the mysterious Moais. The expedition begins early in the morning with a visit to one of the least explored places in the island - Vinapu, with its Ahu Tahira whose perfection reminds us of the walls of Machu Picchu. After that, head to the east cost of the island and walk the Moais path. Admire the process of construction and transportation of these colossal sculptures and see the largest Moai in the island installed on the Ahu of Tongariki, the most striking Ahu of the island. From there we head to Rano Raraku volcano where you will see half buried Moais on the sides of the volcanic cone of Rano Raraku. See pieces that were never finished. Note: the Moai that you see sticking up out of the ground have bodies that extend down underground 20 - 40 feet, all the way to the waist!
Our final destination is the Anakena beach, an archeological site with petro glyphs, Moais, caves, different types of platforms, and the immensity of the Pacific Ocean as a backstage. If the weather allows, take a bath in the quiet turquoise water of Anakena Beach, a place where the true spirit of the island lives. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 4: Easter Island
Today, continue living the magic of Rapa Nui. See the west side of the island. Explore Anna Kakenga the cave of the two Windows. Head to the ancestral village houses of Ahu Te Peu that astonishes visitors with blocks of stones that fit perfectly together. Continue to Puna Pau where you will encounter the quarry where the Red Pukaos, Moai hats were produced. The excursion ends in lava tunnels and ancient caves used by the old Rapanui to hide during wartime. Return to the hotel to enjoy an incredible sunset alongside Moai Akapu.
Day 5: Santiago - Easter Island
Free morning. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the Mataveri airport to take a flight back to Santiago.
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