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Easter Island Adventure

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Easter Island Adventure
Long before Europeans were able to sail the high seas, skilled Polynesian mariners had already ventured far into the ocean, exploring and colonizing even the most remote Pacific islands, among them Rapa Nui - more commonly known as Easter Island. This tiny triangle of land was the birthplace of a fascinating civilization who for generations have maintained their ancestor's habits and hav e kept their traditions alive. As an UNESCO world heritage site, these descendents can be seen today in hundreds of Moai (giant statues sculpted from rock) dotted along the island's breathtaking coast. Visitors from all over come to experience this island’s remoteness, stunning geography and rich culture. This four day exploration of Rapa Nui will allow you to experience all the attraction and mystery while being accommodated in comfort and style.

This 4 day itinerary allows you to pick the accommodation that is right for you. We offer three different Easter Island hotels that are each uniquely designed for a relaxing escape while you explore this historical region.
read more Long before Europeans were able to sail the high seas, skilled Polynesian mariners had already ventured far into the ocean, exploring and colonizing even the most remote Pacific islands, among them Rapa Nui - more commonly known as Easter Island. This tiny triangle of land was the birthplace of a fascinating civilization who for generations have maintained their ancestor's habits and have kept their traditions alive. As an UNESCO world heritage site, these descendents can be seen today in hundreds of Moai (giant statues sculpted from rock) dotted along the island's breathtaking coast. Visitors from all over come to experience this island’s remoteness, stunning geography and rich culture. This four day exploration of Rapa Nui will allow you to experience all the attraction and mystery while being accommodated in comfort and style.

This 4 day itinerary allows you to pick the accommodation that is right for you. We offer three different Easter Island hotels that are each uniquely designed for a relaxing escape while you explore this historical region.
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Day 1 - Arrival at Easter Island, Chile

Day 2 - Easter Island, Orongo Excursion

Day 3 - Easter Island, Anakena Beach

Day 4 - Easter Island depart home


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Day 1 - Arrival at Easter Island, Chile

Upon arrival at the Mataveri airport on Easter Island, transfer to the chosen hotel with a representative who will help with the check-in procedures. Later, drive to the resto red Ahu Akivi with 7 Moais, built in the middle of the island. Legend tells that these statues are representing the 7 explorers who were sent to Rapa Nui by the king Hotu Matua and are the only ones facing the ocean. Proceed to the un-restored Ahu Hanga Poukura. Then visit the topknot-quarry Puna Pau with its red scoria stone, where all the Pukaos were made. Also visit the ceremonial site of Tahai with 3 Ahus and restored statues, remains of boathouses, a boat ramp and other features. Here see the only statue with eyes and hopefully a stunning sunset. After all this excitement, head back to the hotel for a good evenings rest.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Altiplanico Hotel, Iorana Hotel or Posada de Mike Rapu
MEALS:
dinner

Day 2 - Easter Island, Orongo Excursion

Early this morning, drive up the extinct volcano Rano Kau. On the way appreciate a view over the whole island and see its distinct geological features, proceed to an outlook at the crater lake. Afterwards drive to the ceremonial village of Orongo. Here is where the birdman competition took place and you can see the spectacular petroglyphs related to this culture. See the 3 islets Motu Nui, Motu Iti and Motu Kao Kao opposite the coast. Drive down again to Ahu Vinapu (not restored) for some still proof of the influence of pre-inca architects in Easter Island culture. The day's last stop is Ana Kai Tangata cave with paintings. Then its back to hotel for the night.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Altiplanico Hotel, Iorana Hotel or Posada de Mike Rapu
MEALS:
breakfast

Day 3 - Easter Island, Anakena Beach

The day begins with a drive to the south coastto visit representative examples of un-restored platforms, Ahus: Vaihu and Akahanga. From there proceed to Rano Raraku, a quarry with almost 900 stone statues, 397 of them still lying or standing at the slopes of the extinct volcano with a crater lake. Next visit Ahu Tongariki (restored with 15 Moais), the most recent and largest restoration on the island. Drive to the east coast and visit Ahu Te Pito Kura and the “Navel of the World”. Last but not least visit the beach of Anakena with its restored Ahus: Nau Nau and Ature Huke. There you will have the opportunity to enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean and the only white sandy beach in the island before heading back to hotel.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Altiplanico Hotel, Iorana Hotel or Posada de Mike Rapu
MEALS:
breakfast

Day 4 - Easter Island depart home

Enjoy an early breakfast before taking a private Transfer from the hotel back to the airport.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
breakfast

Itinerary Notes

We may occasionally alter itineraries slightly for safety, or to take advantage of weather, wildlife, and unplanned discoveries. Our ability to be spontaneous makes our style of travel unique.

Arrival & Departure

The Easter Island adventure begins and ends at the Mataveri airport on Easter Island, Chile. Plan on arriving early on Day 1 as to not miss any of the planed tours and leaving after 12:00pm on the final day
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Prices listed are per person for double occupancy, unless noted otherwise. Contact the experts at AdventureSmith Explorations to book a departure.

$1450 - Altiplanico Hotel Double

$1950 - Altiplanico Hotel Single

$1195 - Iorana Hotel Double

$1495 - Iorana Hotel Single

$3655 - Posada de Mike Rapu - Raa Suite

$2695 - Posada de Mike Rapu - Varua Room


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Included

Transfers between local airport and your destination. Accommodation, Full board - 3 meals per day. Daily explorations with bilingual guides and equipment; boats, horses, vehicles and bicycles, Equipment varies at destination.

Exclusions

Airfare to Chile, excess baggage charges, taxes and port fees, airport international departure tax, gratuities to Naturalist Staff and crew, items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, and insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

Full payment required to confirm booking. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. The following cancellation penalties apply:
60-30 days prior to arrival at hotel - $200 per room.
29-10 days prior - 30% of the total reservation cost.
9-0 days prior - 100% of the total reservation cost.

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.

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