(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.
Against a panoramic backdrop of the snow-capped Andes, W Santiago reinvents style and sophistication in the city's most fashionabe and trendsetting enclave, a fascinating universe of urban innovation amid cobblestone streets and glitzy skyscrapers.
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)
Fly directly from Santiago to Easter Island. Flights are subject to availability, ticket rates are subject to change. The flight duration is approximately 5.25 hours.
Enjoy a shuttle airport transfer with a professional driver from Explora Rapa Nui
The Explora Rapa Nui is a luxurious choice of accommodations on Easter Island. The hotel, which houses 30 rooms, is seated on a hill and 9.6 hectares of land facing the sea. Rooms are built with a rustic feel, while still using contemporary design techniques. All rooms include the required amenities of home. Dine at the hotel, which serves a range of international and local cuisine. The hotel has a refreshing swimming pool onsite. For those who like a little activity, plan a walk around the region and get to know the wonders of Easter Island.
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.
Fly direct from Easter Island to Santiago. Flights are subject to change based on availability, ticket rates are subject to change The flight duration is approximately 5 hours.
Enjoy a private full day excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Valparaiso and the pretty coastal town of Vina del Mar. Take in the great coastal views as you head along the Pacific coast and soak in the panoramic view of the port, before visiting the home of Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda, whose house is a true hideaway located on the upper part of town overlooking the port. The house is modeled on shipbuilding (Neruda's love for all things maritime is famous) and the gardens have many exotic plants, which make for a restful spot. Continue to the Prat Wharf before going to Vina del Mar where you can enjoy lunch facing the sea (lunch is on your own, not included). At day's end you will be brought back to your hotel in Santiago.
Christina Adams ,
April 21, 2014
"I know it's silly to give all 10's, obviously every trip has it's ups and downs, but if it hadn't been for our Kensington Tours planning, guides and drivers we would have been lost! It was wonderful to be out in a strange new environment yet know we had a safety net and a friendly face. The places we visited were awesome but I think we'll remember most the people that we met. Thank you and I'll send photos soon! Sincerely, Christina Adams"
Thomas Peyla ,
April 21, 2014
"I rated the quality of the accommodations an 8, but that is only because I chose to have more budget type accommodations. I was very happy with the hotels. The tours and guides were outstanding."
Susan Pope ,
April 21, 2014
"The arrangements all worked out very well, especially the drivers picking us up from airports and hotels. The hotels, although all in different categories, were mostly excellent. Eliza's Manor in Christchurch was especially good. My other favorites were the Novatel in Queenstown, the Grace in Sydney, and the Regent of Rotorua. My least favorite was the Quadrant in Auckland which was not located in a very convenient area. Provided breakfasts and boxed lunches were excellent too. We were unable to take three of the side trips....separate email coming. One suggestion would be that two very long days back to back should be avoided if possible, and travelers' ages taken into account. The trip to Milford Sound was an extremely long day and the Routeburn Trail hike was scheduled for the next day when it could have been on the following day which was free. We were happy to see so many different areas of New Zealand and experience everything from glow worm caves to fjords to a Maori hangi and geothermals."
Vivian Jennings ,
April 21, 2014
"Very pleased with organization. Not having to worry about connections or arrangements is wonderful. Great selection with hotels, Coral 1 and Napo Wildlife. Kensington puts all the details together to ensure a wonderful trip. Highly recommend the Galapagos and Amazon. "
Daniel More ,
April 21, 2014
"All was great. Guides were knowledgeable, personable, friendly... that's what really made the trip."
Marlin Barad ,
April 21, 2014
"Sofia, thank you for putting together a great trip. We certainly enjoyed ourselves very much. The planning and care was excellent. We hope we can do another trip with you all soon. Marlin Barad"
Laura Iyer ,
January 10, 2014
"We just returned last night from our Patagonia adventure and we had the time of our lives! Everything turned out perfectly. Guides were fun, on time and informative. The excursions were great for an active family and, of course, amazing.
I thought after the glacier trek it can't get any better - but it kept surprising me and amazing me. My personal favorite was the horseback riding. I thought afterwards after everything we have seen the bike tour would have to be a let down - NOPE - it also was so exciting and our guide was a hoot! Meals were amazing and after so many active excursions no guilt in pigging out.
I am so happy we took a little risk and went out of the way with our vacation this year. We will have this with us for a life time.
Catherine Dudley ,
January 10, 2014
"GREAT trip! We were very pleased with every aspect that Brandi set up for us including the tour of Quito and environs. Our guide spoke excellent English, the driver was courteous and we felt safe and well-informed throughout the day. We're still going through the 500+ photos that I took and the 1700+ photos that my son took. Galapagos was a fabulous trip and the Eclipse was a terrific way to navigate the islands.
Mark Dornfeld ,
November 11, 2013
"My wife and I had a wonderful trip, we really enjoyed ourselves. All the accommodations that you booked for us were exceptional and our drivers and guides were lovely. We had great weather the whole trip and only lost one activity due to high winds. As you know this is a beautiful part of the world so my camera was snapping all the time. We would definitely use your services in the future for this type of travel. Thanks for all you help and expertise........be well.....m.d."
Jack Gregory ,
November 11, 2013
I wanted to give you a little feedback on our recent trip to Peru.
In a word – EXCELLENT – especially the high quality people you work with in Peru. We have taken tours all over the world, S. Africa, France, England, Vietnam, China to name just a few, and the service we received in Peru was far beyond and of the other experiences we have had. The attention to detail was very much appreciated, picking us up at the airport, taking us back to the airport and complete, hassle free, handling of all our details truly made this a stress free experience.
Special thanks to:
-The entire reservation system and the people I came in contact with that process...every detail accounted for
-The people that looked after us in Lima
-Andre, the young man in Cusco who faithfully phoned every night just to make sure the day went well, my wife was well and that we knew what we had to do the next day.
-The Sumaq hotel in Aquas Calientes...you can tell the level of service by the details...I watched a waitress hold a high stool for a lady to prevent her from tipping backwards as she got on the stool, the lady didn’t even know the waitress did it....that’s client care.
-Especially Mariela, the tour guide in Cusco...highly knowledgeable, passionate, personable and shows great care for the people she guides.
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