Independent Santiago City Stay with Easter Island ( ILS2)

8-Day Package from Santiago to Santiago

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Hola, Santiago! We love your art galleries, daring designs, irresistible eateries, and electrifying nightlife, not to mention your perfectly poised setting between the snow-capped Andes and the Chilean coastline. You are everything we love about cosmopolitan Chile! This Independence by Globus vacation in Santiago takes you through the historic streets to trace the city’s bold history and legendary landmarks in the heart of its colonial core. Enjoy the independent I-time you deserve with free time to explore the legendary Chilean wine country, or the captivating coastal cities of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso. Follow your independent spirit further to explore the extraordinary archaeological treasures of Easter Island. Here, 1,000 massive and mysterious Moai statues stand silent – not sharing their secrets. Explore many more marvelous discoveries on the island, including its curious lava quarries and the lake-filled caldera of the Rano Kau volcano. One mystery is solved here, however. The best way to capture the best of Chile is on an Independence by Globus vacation with the time to explore as you wish.

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 Meals & Itinerary

 Meals

Buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN SANTIAGO, CHILE
• Welcome to Santiago, Chile’s scenic capital between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes. With a coastline over 2,650 miles long, Chile is more than 10 times longer than it is wide. With a distinctly European style accented with Latin flair, Santiago is one of South America’s most sophisticated and modern cities.

Day 2

SANTIAGO
• Located in the center of the country, Santiago has evolved as the country’s political, commercial, and cultural capital. Step back into the 16th century on your private tour, as your Local Guide traces the city’s history and heritage.
• Start at La Moneda, the official Government Palace, and nearby San Cristobal Hill with its landmark statue of the Virgin Mary. Your tour ends at the Plaza de Armas, the main square, with a visit to the 18th-century Cathedral.


Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

SANTIAGO
• Today is at leisure to explore Santiago as you please.


Breakfast Breakfast

Today’s I-Time Tips
Perhaps take a trip to the beautiful coastal region west of Santiago and the cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, or head into Chile’s famous wine country to visit some of its renowned wineries.

Day 4

SANTIAGO–EASTER ISLAND
• Fly to Easter Island, considered the largest open-air museum, boasting over 400 moai, ruins, and temples. Located 2,200 miles off the coast of Chile, this island is a territory of Chile but, feels more like Polynesia.
• Upon arrival, meet your Local guide who will take you to your hotel.


Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

EASTER ISLAND
• Your first stop on your tour will be Ahu Vaihu, where eight large moai lie in ruins.
• Continue on to Ahu Akahanga. According to legend, this is the burial site of the first king of Easter Island (Hotu Matu’a).
• Next, at the Rano Raraku quarry, you find 394 statues in various stages of completion. It appears that the moai production was abruptly abandoned, leaving us a frozen snapshot that reveals how the moai were carved out of volcanic rocks.
• At Ahu Tongariki, see 15 beautifully restored moai, and at Ahu Te Pito Kura, see the largest moai ever transported and erected.
• Last stop is the beach of Anakena, where King Hotu Matu’a first landed on Rapa Nui.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 6

EASTER ISLAND
• This morning, your tour visits the Rano Kau volcano, with a caldera that contains one of the island’s freshwater lakes.
• At the nearby ceremonial village of Orongo, see the restored houses and remains of an ancient ahu.
• Head to Ana Kai Tagata, an ancient cave with wall paintings on the rock.
• This afternoon, visit Ahu Akivi, with seven restored moais in the middle of the island. According to legend, the statues represent the seven scouts sent to Easter Island by King Hotu Matu’a.
• Finally, visit the Puna Pau topknot quarry with its red scoria stone, where the pukaos on top of the moai were made.


Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

EASTER ISLAND–SANTIAGO
• Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Santiago.
• Transfer to your hotel for your final night in Santiago.


Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8

SANTIAGO
Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning.


Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

VIVIANA CASTRO

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

" My name is Viviana, and I am from Santiago, Chile. I studied tourism at the University and I have been working as a Host for more than 10 years. I love my job, and I especially love it when my passengers tell me that it was a surprise for them how wonderful my country is. After studying tourism, I earned a degree in Quality Management Systems, knowing how important it is to be a professional in an industry where every day we use the word ¨Quality¨. We extend these services to all of our guests and I love sharing the hospitality of Santiago!"

Tour Director -  VIVIANA CASTRO

 Accommodations

SANTIAGO

SHERATON SANTIAGO HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
  Free Wifi

EASTER ISLAND

HOTEL TAHA TAI

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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