(Santiago, Easter Island)
Epic isolation. Ancient legend. Otherworldly scenery..
Get away from it all, literally, and discover Easter Island, the world’s most isolated stretch of land. A speck in the mighty Pacific Ocean, the remote island is abundant in archaeological treasures. Take in the immensity and power of the moai, the enormous stone heads and torsos that dot the eerie yet beautiful landscape. Roam the ancient hills and valleys blanketed in an almost mythical quiet, and explore Rapa Nui’s megalithic past. At night, rest in luxurious accommodations that offer style and sophistication..
Before exploring ancient ruins, explore the Casa del Bosque boutique winery on the outskirts of Santiago, and select from their “Reserva” and “Grand Reserve” wines. Head for Easter Island and view Motu Tautara and the dramatic Las Dos Ventanas cave. Trek the Ara O Te Moai, the trail once used to transport the famous moai sculptures and view numerous overturned moai along the way. Climb the moai stone quarry, Rano Raraku, which offers spectacular views of the interior crater. Continue walking along the crater’s edge until you come to the dazzling natural rock pools at One Makihi..
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Upon your arrival you will be met by a local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.
Welcome to Chile!
Private airport transfer in Santiago with a guide and driver.
9:00 - Travel out of Santiago into the Casablanca Valley, the youngest Chilean viticulture area which boasts the perfect trilogy: climate, soil and vines. Drive through the valley, with a stop at Casas del Bosque, a family boutique winery exclusively oriented to produce high quality wines. Here you will have the chance to choose 2 wines “Reserva” and 1 “Grand Reserve wine”. Continue to Matetic Vineyards located in the San Antonio Valley. The visit begins in the winery, where you will be cordially received by a bilingual guide who will brief about the process of organic and biodynamic agriculture, key concepts in the making of wines. While enjoying panoramic views of the vineyards, visitors will be taken through the entire process of winemaking and organic agriculture. The tour will end with a wine tasting in the underground tasting room where wines and accessories can be purchased.
Optional: Lunch at the restaurant Equilibrio of Matetic winery (not included)
Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.
Enjoy a shuttle airport transfer with a professional driver from Explora Rapa Nui
Visitors to Explora EN RAPA NUI may participate in the diverse explorations that are organized according to group size and guest preference. Every day, Explora offers easy to more difficult walks that, one by one, unveil the secrets and beauty of the island. These walks are combined with picnics on rocky outcrops or along the shore, always in mesmerizing sites. Each day guests may choose between 5 or more different explorations that are selected according to climatic conditions, guests’ preferences, length and difficulty.
HANGA OTEODuration: 4.5 to 5.5 hours (half-day).Walking 4 to 5 hours.Length: 13.5 km.Itinerary: Travel from explora EN RAPA NUI to Te Peu by van (15 min). Walk along a trail that borders steep cliffs and offers spectacular views. Visit natural bathing pools, cross locally owned fields and view numerous archaeological sites. Arrival at Anakena Beach. Picnic on the beach. Return by van to Casas Rapa Nui (20 min).Level: Medium.
Walk from the Te Peu ahu to Hanga RoaDuration: 2 to 3 hours (half-day).Walking 1.5 to 2.5 hours.Length: 6.5 km.Itinerary: Travel from Casas Rapa Nui to Te Peu by van (15 min). Walk along a trail that borders steep cliffs and offers spectacular views. View Motu Tautara and the astonishing Las Dos Ventanas cave. Arrive at Hanga Roa, first passing Tahai and ending at Pea. Numerous archaeological sites along the way. Return by van to Casas Rapa Nui (5 min).Level: Easy.
Ara O Te Moai, the moai routeDuration: 3 to 3.5 hours (half-day). Walking 2.5 to 3.5 hours.Length: 7 km.Itinerary: Travel from Casas Rapa Nui to Hanga Tetenga by van (15 min). Walk along Ara O Te Moai, the trail once used to transport the moai sculptures; view numerous overturned .moai along the way. Climb to Rano Raraku, the moai stone quarry, with views of the interior of the crater. Walk along the volcano’s edge and arrive at the natural rock pools at One Makihi. Picnic lunch. Return by van to Casas Rapa Nui (20 min).Level: Easy
Alturas del PoikeDuration: 4 to 4.5 hours (half-day). Walking 3 to 4 hours.Length: 8.5 km.Itinerary: Travel from Casas Rapa Nui to Piko Mahore by van (30 min). Walk along an upward sloping trail (300 meters) that borders a steep cliff, and pass through Maunga Parehe and the Maunga Tea-Tea. View the Vai Aheva fountain. Climb to Puka Katike and then walk down to Tongariki to view 15 moais. Return by van to Casas Rapa Nui (25 min).Level: Medium
Climb to TerevekaDuration: 3 to 4 hours (half-day). Walking 2 to 2.5 hours.Length: 6 km.Itinerary: Travel from Casas Rapa Nui to Rano Aroi by van (20 min). The walk begins at Rano Aroi, then climbs from Maunga Kuma to Maunga Terevaka to appreciate spectacular views of the island from its highest point. The trail continues northeast toward Anakena along high coastal ridges that gradually descend to the beach, where guests may swim. Return to Casas Rapa Nui by van (25 min).Level: Medium
The Tangata Manu RouteDuration: 2 to 3 hours (half-day). Walking 2 to 3 hours.Length: 7 km.Itinerary: Travel from Casas Rapa Nui to Vinapu by van (5 min). View Ahu Tahira. Walk along a trail that borders ascending steep cliffs (250 meters), arriving at the edge of the Rano Kau crater. Spectacular views of the ocean and the interior of the volcano. Walk along the crater to Orongo. Visit the significant ceremonial site of Tangata Manu (Bird Man) worship. Return by van to Casas Rapa Nui (5 min).Level: Easy
Te Pito O Te Henua, the navel of the worldDuration: 3.5 to 4.5 hours (half-day). Walking 3 to 3.5 hours.Length: 9.5 kmItinerary: Travel from Casas Rapa Nui to Ana Okeke by van (40 min). Walk along a descending trail that borders the northern coast of the island. View Ana Okeke, Maunga Parehe. Fishing cove “La Perousse,” local villagers and archaeological sites along the way. Arrive at the Ovahe beach. Return by van to Casas Rapa Nui (25 min).Level: Easy
Walk to Te Miro OoneDuration: 2.5 to 3 hours (half-day). Walking 2 to 2.5 hours.Length: 6.5 km.Itinerary: Travel from Casas Rapa Nui to Te Miro Oone by van (15 min). Walk along a trail that offers panoramic views of the southeast side of the island. Climb along Maunga Kahurea and continue along Ara o te Moai. Numerous moai along the trail, arrive at Hanga Te Tenga ahu. Return by van to Casas Rapa Nui (15 min). Level: Easy.
To Te Miro Oone by bicycleDuration: 2 to 3 hours by bicycle (half-day).Length:18 km.Itinerary: Travel from Casas Rapa Nui to Te Miro Oone on bicycle, along the principal route that crosses through pretty forested sections of the island. Descend toward the southern coast, with views of various motu and archaeological sites, following the coastal route until reaching Tahira. Return to Casas Rapa Nui from Vinapu.Level: Easy
Select from the daily optional explorations offered at Explora Rapa Nui selected according to climatic conditions, guests’ preferences, length and difficulty.
You will depart to the coast by Route 68, which connects Santiago with the port of Valparaíso in only 1.5 hours, located 120 km northwest. First, you cross the Curacavi valley, with its fruit trees plantations, vineyards, little fruit markets and restaurants. Then, the Casablanca valley, a wine making area, growing in fame, shows a green landscape that captivates visitors. You will reach the magical port of Valparaiso dubbed a World Heritage site by UNESCO. You will admire Valparaíso from the hills. Through walkways and terraces you will be witness, of the wonderful natural amphitheater that frames the bay, to the history of this port-city. Stroll through narrow alleys that meander through the hills, revealing in every corner, images that deserve worthy of a picture. You will also have the opportunity to experience the old funiculars that made this picturesque city famous. After visiting typical Valparaiso you head to Viña del Mar city and visit its beaches and main attractions. At the end of you tour you will return at the hotel at 5:00pm. Funicular ride included.
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The Explora Rapa Nui is a luxurious choice of accommodations on Easter Island. The hotel is seated on a hill and 9.6 hectares of land facing the sea, in a privileged location from which to explore the island. Rooms are built with a rustic feel and are designed to take full advantage of the silence, privacy, and spaciousness of the surrounding landscape, ensuring deep rest after a long day of exploration. To travel is to spend time, to arrive and to live. Architecture is permanence, freedom and safety. Explora Rapa Nui actively introduces travelers to the great scenery of Easter Island, through a well prepared exploration program. The hotel is a base built for linking man to temporary space- present and past- and the mysteries of nature. Rapa Nui has been the cradle of a unique and enigmatic culture that continues to endure today. This is the definition of isolation.
December 12, 2014
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