Escorted Chile Tour 2

Santiago - Easter Islands - Torres del Paine

Description:
ITINERARY
Day 1: Santiago

Arrival in Santiago, reception and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Santiago

After breakfast, a city tour of Santiago including a visit to the Cerro San Cristobal viewpoint for a beautiful panoramic view of the city.

Day 3: Santiago – Rapa Nui Tour

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Rapa Nui, otherwise known as the Easter Islands. Reception and transfer to Iorana hotel complete with outdoor swimming pool and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.

Day 4:Rapa Nui Tour

After breakfast, a full day's tour visiting Vaihu, where eight toppled Moai lie, Akahanga, Rano Raraku volcano, where the statues are half buried, Ahu Tongariki, where the largest Ahu (or platform) is located, Te Pito Kura (a large rock believed to have been brought from Tahiti) and Ahu Nau Nau (where the Moai are in particularly good condition).

Day 5:Rapa Nui Tour

Half day's excursion to Rano Kau volcano, site of ancient petroglyphs and the ceremonial temple of Iorongo, Vinapu (site of meticulous stonework found nowhere else on the islands) along with the Anakai Tangata caves. Free afternoon.

Day 6:Rapa Nui Tour - Santiago

Half day's excursion to Ahu Akivi, the famous seven Moais, believed to be one of the last built around 1460 and measuring 14 feet in height and weighing 12 metric tons. The caves of Ana Tepahu and Puna Pau, a quarry, from where the red hats that are worn by some of the Moai were made is also visited today. Transfer to the airport for the return flight back to Santiago and transfer to your hotel.

Day 7. Santiago – Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Punta Arenas, located on the very tip of the continent. We continue our trip to the Penguin Sanctuary at Seno Otway. Arrival to Puerto Natales and transfer to your hotel for accommodation and dinner.

Day 8.Balmaceda – Serrano Glacier

After breakfast, full day excursion by boat to the beautiful Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers. Boxed lunch is included. Return to Puerto Natales and transfer to your hotel.

Day 9.   Torres del Paine

After breakfast, we travel into the Torres del Paine National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1978). This park is Chile's showpiece: a world biosphere reserve with all the diverse scenery of Alaska in only 180,000ha (444,600ac). The Torres Del Paine are spectacular granite pillars which soar almost vertically for more than 2000m (6560ft) above the Patagonian steppe. A visit to the Milodon cave; where in 1896 the scientific world was fascinated by the discovery of skin, bones and other parts of an extinct animal, the Milodon (Mylodon Darwini). The tour continues with visits to Lake Sarmiento, Nordennskjold, Pehoe, and Lago Grey; site of the Grey Glacier.

Day 10.  Torres del Paine -  Puerto Natales

A day of tour options ranging from easy to moderate treks. For the more adventurous, choose from mountain biking in the park to some difficult treks. Return to Puerto Natales for your final night’s accommodation.

Day 11. Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas – Santiago

After breakfast, transfer to Punta Arenas for your return flight to Santiago and connecting flight home.

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation in a choice of hotels, resorts and hosterias, including breakfast and taxes.
  • All private transfers, tours and excursions as per itinerary with local English speaking guides and a permanent English Speaking tour leader.
  • All entrance fees.
  • All internal flight tickets.

NOT INCLUDED

  • International return air tickets to South America.
  • Domestic and international airport taxes.
  • Meals not mentioned in your itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, etc.
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident.

For current availability contact us at info@amazingchile.com and we will send you the relevant trip dossier along with a 90 day fixed quote, terms and conditions.

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