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Explora – Easter Island 5

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Highlights

All-inclusive experience
Over 30 excursions to choose from
Explore Easter Island's amazing history & geography
Several diving and cycling itineraries
Breathtaking hikes through amazing landscapes

Tour Facts

Pricefrom $2,890
Duration5 Days / 4 Nights

Activity Level

Various Levels

Starts / EndsEaster Island / Easter Island
DepartsDaily
Location
Easter Island,Chile

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Tour Facts

Pricefrom $2,890
Duration5 Days / 4 Nights

Activity Level

Various Levels

Starts / EndsEaster Island / Easter Island
DepartsDaily
Location
Easter Island,Chile

Summary

Day
overnight & activities
1
Easter Island|Airport (IPC)|Explora Hotel
2
Easter Island|Anakena
3
Easter Island|Tahai
4
Easter Island|Birdman Circuit
5
Easter Island|Explora Hotel|Airport (IPC)

Full Itinerary

Day 1
Easter Island|Airport (IPC)|Explora Hotel
Upon arrival at Easter Island's airport (Mata Veri), we will head towards the serene embrace of Explora Hotel. As we weave through picturesque landscapes, we will catch initial glimpses of the island’s breathtaking natural canvas, a prelude to the immersive experiences that await. The drive promises to be refreshing, with windows framing snapshots of lush landscapes and azure skies, possibly escorted by a gentle ocean breeze inviting us to unravel the island's mysteries. As we approach the hotel, a sense of tranquility and anticipation will envelop us, setting a harmonious tone for the enriching adventures that lie ahead. The first impression of the hospitality and warmth of Explora Hotel Easter Island will be crystallized as we are welcomed into a space where luxury meets heritage, commencing a journey of discovery and luxury in the Pacific’s vibrant jewel.
Excursions: The hotel operates on an all-inclusive basis, providing you with a choice of over 30 full or half-day excursions. These range from leisurely walks to challenging hiking, diving and bicycle half and full day itineraries, catering to various fitness levels. Each evening presents an opportunity for you to handpick their next day's adventure. Seasoned guides are on hand to offer insights on the optimal excursions based on prevailing weather conditions and your desired adventure intensity. While the activities highlighted below serve as recommendations, remember that an array of alternative experiences awaits you throughout your stay.
Getting to Easter Island: Often, reaching Easter Island requires flying through Santiago, Chile. There are several trip extensions available if you choose to extend your trip. One of our adventure specialists will assist you in selecting the perfect trip-extension that matches your travel plans.
activities
:
Travel
meals
:
Dinner
Day 2
Easter Island|Anakena
Anakena Cycling
Activity Level 2 (Moderate)
4 hrs - 14.2 mi - 653 ft elev gain - 361 ft max alt
For the excursion to Anakena, we will start our journey cycling from the hotel towards the monumental Ahu Tongariki, renowned as the most impeccably reconstructed platform showcasing 15 intact majestic moai. The journey will evolve as we ride alongside the picturesque coastline leading to the historic Mahatua area. This segment promises a rich archaeological exploration where we will pay visits to several remarkable sites en route to Anakena, a location characterized by its pristine ruins, crystalline waters, and white sandy stretches. As we delve into this area, the opportunity to immerse oneself in the refreshing waters beckons, promising a rejuvenating experience before we return to Explora by van. Please be prepared with swimsuit to fully enjoy this luxurious natural coastline.
activities
:
Bicycle, Walk
meals
:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Easter Island|Tahai
Cycling to Tahai
Activity Level 2 (Moderate)
4 hrs - 9.5 mi - 755 ft elev gain - 807 ft max alt
The road to Tahai, a bicycle excursion that offers historical significance and natural beauty. Our journey will commence at the hotel, progressing uphill towards Ahu Akivi, a venerated platform adorned with seven moai meticulously positioned facing the expansive ocean, offering us a gaze into the ancient ways of sentinel structures. Following this, our pathway leads to the rich archaeological repository at Te Peu, where remnants of a venerable Rapa Nui settlement await our exploration, offering a tangible link to a time long past through its preserved ruins. Our final destination will be Tahai, a prominent town nestled on the western coast, marking the conclusion of our journey where we have the opportunity to absorb the unique blend of natural and historical richness it offers. This experience promises a profound insight into the island's rich heritage woven with the beauty of its landscapes.
activities
:
Bicycle, Walk
meals
:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Easter Island|Birdman Circuit
Birdman Hike
Activity Level 3 (Active)
4 hrs - 5.7 mi - 2,215 ft elev gain - 988 ft max alt
Beginning at the renowned Ahu Tahira, where stone structures are perfectly interlaced showcasing the brilliance of ancient architectural techniques, we will ascend to the edge of the imposing Rano Kau crater, the most expansive on the island. This vantage point provides an awe-inspiring backdrop as we journey through time to unravel the secrets held by the ancient ceremonial village of Orongo, the pivotal location where the historic Birdman competitions were fervently contested. Here, we will immerse ourselves in the depths of a rich cultural history, unraveling the tales of a tradition that stood as a significant event in the region's annual calendar, offering a deeper understanding of the ancient Rapa Nui civilization and their reverence for the birdman figure. This exploration promises not only breathtaking views but a glimpse into a revered tradition that stood testament to courage and spiritual belief.
activities
:
Hike
meals
:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Easter Island|Explora Hotel|Airport (IPC)
As we bid farewell to the team at Explora, we will drive back to Mata Veri airport for our flight to the mainland. The drive promises to be reflective as we traverse the familiar yet ever-enchanting landscapes that have graced our adventures over the past days. We will pass through lush landscapes and historical sites that hold centuries of secrets, a silent testimony to the rich heritage and enigmatic cultures that flourished on this remote island. As we approach the airport, the pristine blue waters surrounding the island might catch our eyes for one last time, encouraging reflections on the unforgettable experiences curated and cherished during your stay. This drive will not just mark the end of a journey but will hold the gentle promise of a return to this mystical island that has so much more to offer with each visit.
activities
:
Travel
meals
:
Breakfast
end of the itinerary
Important: Daily activities description subject to change

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Pricing Details

Rates shown are per person based on standard double room or cabin occupancy.
Prices in US$ and valid through December 31, 2024
Single occupancy subject to single supplement .
Credit card payments subject to 3% processing fee.

What is Included

Hotels as shown or similar
All meals as shown
Airport transfers as shown
Professional bilingual guides
Excursions as part of a group
Gratuities except to guides

Additional Budget Considerations

International flights
Domestic flights

Ship Categories

LUXURY CRUISES

Exquisite cruising experience, featuring top-notch amenities and personalized services. Plush accommodations, gourmet dining, and an excellent staff-to-guest ratio.

first class

High-quality cruising experience with a balance of comfort and luxury. Well-appointed cabins, a variety of dining options, numerous onboard activities, and attentive service.

mid-range class

Comfortable cruising experience with a balance between affordability and quality amenities. Ships offer cozy accommodations, a range of dining options, and a good assortment of activities. 

tourist class

Enjoyable cruising experience with basic amenities and services. They provide clean and comfortable accommodations and standard dining options.

budget class

Most affordable cruising option. While amenities and services are basic, these ships still offer clean accommodations and simple dining options.

About Your Adventure

Activity Levels

level 1 - easier

Activities: scenic drives, canoe rides, walks up to 1 hour. Trail conditions: cobblestones, pavement, gravel, or dirt paths. Some days require extended walking.

LEVEL 2 - MODERATE

Most travelers can join level 2 adventures without prior experience. Being generally fit is important. Activities include short hikes up to 3 hours, sea kayaking in calm waters, and rafting on Class I-II rapids.

LEVEL 3 - ACTIVE

Includes 3-6 hours of daily physical activity, like rafting and wilderness camping. Hikes cover 8-10 miles, including steep ascents or descents. Rafting features Class III rapids.

LEVEL 4 - CHALLENGE

Hikes up to 14 miles. Rugged terrain, exposure risk, altitudes over 10,000 ft. Rafting: Class IV-V rapids. Kayaking: 4-5 hrs daily, open water with waves and tides.

LEVEL 5 - extreme

For experienced adventurers. Trekking without vehicle support in rugged terrain above 10,000 feet. Long hikes, up to 12 hours, with significant altitude changes. Rafting in: Class IV-V rapids. Experience and doctor's certificate required.