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Vina del Mar - Easter Island

Chile has a coastline of over 3,000 miles, but at its widest is just under 200 miles. Santiago is the capital, located in the fertile central valleys bounded on the west by a coastal range of mountains and on the east by the mighty Andes Mountains, forming the frontier between Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. It is in these valleys that some of the finest wines of the Americas are produced. The Aquitania, Maipo, Cachapoal, Casablanca, Colchagua and San Fernando Valleys (just to name a few!) boast outstanding wines, each with unique characteristics created by the different microclimates. The quaint seaside resort of Vina del Mar and the intriguing Pacific port of Valparaiso are a scenic two-hour drive west of Santiago. Mysterious Easter Island lies alone out in the Pacific. The northern half of Chile is the Atacama Desert, home to rich mineral wealth as well as ancient pre-Colombian civilizations, whose relics are well-preserved in the world's driest desert. The beauty of the lush forests and pristine lakes of southern Chile, known as the Chilean Lakes Region, lure travelers from all over the world. The massive glaciers and rugged peaks of the Towers of Paine in the southernmost latitudes of the Patagonia rival the Rockies and Alaska for scenery.

Santiago has old and new alike, as demonstrated by the reflection of an old church in the mirror windows of a modern building.Basic Santiago
3-Days/2 Nights

Day 1: Arrive Santiago, capital of Chile. Meeting service at the airport and transfer to your selected hotel.
Day 2: Santiago City Tour - On a half-day motorcoach tour of Santiago, visit Santa Lucia Hill and San Cristobal Hill before stopping at Bellavista, Santiago’s Bohemian district, where you will find a variety of art galleries, restaurants and theaters. (B)
Day 3, Sun: Depart Santiago - Transfer to the airport, or extend your stay in Chile with additional destinations. For cruise passengers, the transfer is to/from Valparaiso Port. (B)

Hotel Selection
Tour Rates Per Person†
Basic Package
Extra Nights
(Airfare from North America to Santiago is not included; available upon request.)
Dbl
Sgl Supp
Dbl
Sgl Supp
Providencia - APR-SEP & DEC 01-31
Call toll free 1-800-326-5025
Providencia - MAR, OCT-NOV
Torremayor - ALL YEAR
Sheraton Four Points - MAR-SEP, DEC 01-28
Sheraton Four Points (Deluxe Room) - OCT-NOV
Radisson Plaza - MAR-SEP
Radisson Plaza - OCT-NOV
Ritz Carlton - MAY-SEP
Ritz Carlton - MAR-APR, OCT-FEB
Plaza el Bosque - MAY-SEP
Plaza el Bosque - MAR-APR, OCT-FEB
Sheraton San Cristobal Tower - MAR-APR, OCT-FEB
Special rates may apply for OCT & NOV, subject to availability
Supplement for one-way transfer to/from Valparaiso Port for Cruise passengers: 2 pax: $65, 1 pax: $140, 3 pax: $55
†Rates subject to change without notice

Suggested Optional Tours from Santiago
Wulff Castle, Vina Del Mar, Chile
Wulff Castle,
Vina del Mar
Full-Day Vina del Mar/Valparaiso Tour via motorcoach (lunch not included)
$115
Full-Day Colchagua Wine Valley with lunch
$245
Full-Day Colchagua Wine Train with lunch (SAT only)
$245
Maipo Valley/Aquitania Concha Y Toro Wineries (Except SAT & SUN)
$109
Full-Day Pablo Neruda Estate Tour (lunch not included)
$105
Full-Day tours via private car/van with driver & guide. Wine tours include 2 tastings.
Note: Many wineries are not open on Sundays, minimum 2 pax to operate.
2 pax
3-6 pax
Maipo Valley/Aquitania & Concha y Toro Wineries
$115
90
Colchagua & San Fernando Wine Valleys with lunch
$249
219
Casablanca Wine Valley, Vina del Mar & Valparaiso with lunch
$270
239
Casablanca Wine Valley with Vina del Mar & transfer to Valparaiso Port
$290
259
Passion for Neruda with lunch*
$119
125
Neruda Tour with lunch & transfer to Valparaiso Port**
$255
229
*Includes visits to Isla Negra and La Sebastiana
**Includes Isla Negra or La Sebastiana only
Rates subject to change without notice


Optional Tours Outside of Santiago

Vina del Mar
2 Days/1 Night

Day One: Valparaiso and Vina del Mar First stop on this two-day tour to Chile's Pacific coast is to the principal and oldest seaport, Valparaiso. Colorful Fishing Boats at ValparaisoSteep cog railways curve between the old houses that cling to the hillsides; the classic architecture of the nearby historic Naval Station maintains a sense of tradition in this modern port. Quaint Victorias for hire, Vina del Mar, ChileLunch stop (lunch is not included) at a local restaurant before driving to Vina del Mar, beach resort and the Chileans' favorite playground. Turn-of-the-century architecture faces palm-lined thoroughfares and mingles with the modern high-rises; trendy shops offer an array of elegant wares. While there, leave modern transportation behind and hire a horse-drawn Victoria. Overnight in selected hotel.
Day Two: Day at leisure to enjoy Vina del Mar before your return transfer to Santiago. (B) NOTE: Transfer to Santiago Airport will have an additional surcharge.

Hotel Selection
Rates Per Person†
Basic Package
Extra Night

Sailboats on Valparaiso Bay
Sailboats on Valparaiso Bay


House perched precariously on a cliff, Valparaiso, Chile
House perched on a cliff, Valpariaso

Hotel
Dates
Dbl
Sgl Supp
Dbl
Sgl Supp
San Martin (Standard)
Low Season
Call toll free 1-800-326-5025
High Season
San Martin (Sea View)
Low Season
High Season
Low Season
High Season
Del Mar (Sea View)
SUN-THUR
MAR-DEC 29
DEC 30-FEB 28
Del Mar (Sea View)
FRI & SAT
MAR-DEC 29
DEC 30-FEB 28
Del Mar (Superior Sea View) SUN-THUR
MAR-DEC 27
DEC 30-FEB 28
Del Mar (Superior Sea View) FRI & SAT
MAR-DEC 29
DEC 30-FEB 28
Sheraton Miramar (Classic) SUN-THUR
MAR-SEP 15
SEP 16-DEC 27
Sheraton Miramar (Classic) FRI & SAT
MAR-SEP 15
SEP 16-DEC 27
Sheraton Miramar (Superior) SUN-THUR
MAR-SEP 15
SEP 16-DEC 27
Sheraton Miramar (Superior) FRI & SAT
MAR-SEP 15
SEP 16-DEC 27
High Season: DEC 15-MAR 31 & JUL 01-31
Rates Include:
Motorcoach transfer Santiago hotel to Vina del Mar with Vina del Mar & Valparaiso tour with guide, accommodations in hotel of choice including tax, service & breakfast, return transfer to either Santiago hotel or airport.
Surcharges for cruise passengers: 2 pax: $65, 1 pax: $140, 3 pax: $55
Rate provides for a transfer from Vina del Mar Hotel to Valparaiso Port or vice versa.
†Rates subject to change without notice.

Colorful fishing boats at Valparaiso, Chile
Vina Del Mar, Chile at night
Colorful Fishing Boats at Valparaiso
Vina del Mar by Night



Easter Island
Discover its Wonders & Mysteries on one of
EcoAdventures 3 & 4-Day Tours

Mysterious Easter Island Moai facing out to sea.

Easter Island (Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeastern most point of the Polynesian triangle. A special territory of Chile annexed in 1888, Easter Island is widely famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapanui people. It is a World Heritage Site (as determined by UNESCO) with much of the island protected within the Rapa Nui National Park. Easter Island is one of the world's most isolated inhabited islands. Its closest inhabited neighbor is Pitcairn Island, with fewer than a hundred inhabitants, 1,290 miles to the West. It is 2,180 miles west of continental Chile at its nearest point. The island is approximately 15 miles long by 7.6 miles at its widest point, with an area of 63 square miles. There are three Rano (freshwater crater lakes), at Rano Kau, Rano Raraku and Rano Aroi, near the summit of Terevaka, but no permanent streams or rivers.

Easter Island Sunset
Sunset on Easter Island

The climate of Easter Island is subtropical maritime. The lowest temperatures are registered in July and August (64 °F) and the highest in February (maximum temperature 82 °F), the summer season in the southern hemisphere. Winters are relatively mild. The rainiest month is April, though the island experiences year-round rainfall. As an isolated island, Easter Island is constantly exposed to winds which help to keep the temperature fairly cool. Precipitation averages 44 inches per year. Occasionally, heavy rainfall and rainstorms strike the island, mostly in the winter months (June-August). Cyclones and hurricanes do not occur around Easter Island.

The Altiplanico Rapanui – Superior First Class A la Carte
Click here to see Altiplanico Rapa Nui's photo gallery

This hotel is ideally located ten minutes' walking distance to the town of Hanga Roa, yet set on four secluded acres with a panoramic views of the shoreline, on one of the world's most unique destinations. Altiplanico Rapanui is designed in the style of the traditional Rapanui boathouse, with luxurious gardens, a beautiful swimming pool overlooking the sea and large open spaces to relax. The sixteen spacious, elegant rooms are independent units, linked by exterior corridors of stone, sand, or grass. Each room has a private terrace, ocean views and doorways opening directly to the outside. Privacy is ensured by each unit being surrounded with circular stone planters of varying heights and diameters, and filling them with vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees. The bathroom shower opens to the exterior to feel nearer to nature, since the climate is very warm. Decoration is simple but careful and elegant; each room decor is unique. The restaurant is open at night, along with the bar. A single menu is offered nightly of hors d'oevres, main course, and dessert. The food is a mixture inspired by Peruvian, Chilean and above all Rapanui roots. The result is a cuisine of high quality, surprising variety, and above all, very original.

Explora en Rapa Nui - Posada de Mike Rapu – Deluxe+ All Inclusive
4, 5 & 7-Day Packages with open dates

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Click here to see Explora en Rapa Nui's photo gallery

The hotel is located on a hill on 24 acres of land facing the sea, about 13 miles from Hanga Roa - the only town on the island - and it will act as a base for exploring this attractive and mysterious island, home to a culture whose origins and evolution remain unexplained. Volcanic rock, native to the island and always used by the island's inhabitants in construction, and wood from the mainland are the principal building materials. The hotel has 30 guestrooms that spread out from central areas that house reception, living areas, a bar, a pool, massage salon and open-air Jacuzzis.



Hotel Selection
Rates Per Person
3-Day Tour
Extra Nights
One of the giant "Moai" on Easter Island
Dbl Sgl Dbl Sgl
Iorana or O'Tai (Standard Rm)
Call toll free 1-800-326-5025
O'Tai (Superior Rm)
Taha Tai
Iorana (Superior Rm)
MAR-APR, AUG-DEC
Iorana (Superior Rm)
MAY-JUL

1 to 6-Night All-Inclusive Packages Available

3 to 6-Night All-Inclusive Packages Available

Rates Include: Round-trip airport transfers; two half-day tours; one full-day tour with a boxed lunch; the hotel of your choice including tax, service and breakfast. All transfers and tours are basis seat-in-van/motorcoach. Airfares are available upon request.
One of the giant "Moai"
on Easter Island