CHILE’S PATAGONIA AND EASTER ISLAND

July 20, 2016



schedule of activities

DAYDATEDEPARTUREARRIVALACTIVITY
Day: Day 01 Date: Apr 23 - Sun Departure: MANILA Arrival: USA Activity: Our journey starts the moment we board our jet bound for USA. In-flight movies, & meals will be served as our jet whisks us to the sky crossing the International date line… And lands us in Los Angeles, California, USA and still we are in our first day. Transfer to our hotel for overnight at the Hilton airport hotel.
Day: Day 02 Date: Apr 24 - Mon Departure: LAX Arrival: PUNTA ARENAS Activity: Breakfast at the hotel. More free time in Los Angeles ‘til our transfer to the airport for our tonight’s flight to Punta Arenas, Chile.
Day: Day 03 Date: Apr 25 - Tue Departure: PUNTA ARENAS Arrival: -- Activity: … and lands us at Punta Arenas. This is the capital of Chile’s Region XII, and it has 120,000 inhabitants; its airport joins southern Patagonia with Santiago, and with various towns in Chile and Argentina. Transfer to our hotel to check – in, after we proceed to do a city tour visiting the main square Muñoz Gamero, along main streets and avenues, with many different monuments. Dinner and Overnight at our hotel.
Day: Day 04 Date: Apr 26 - Wed Departure: KING PENGUIN PARK Arrival: -- Activity: Breakfast in the hotel King Penguin Park is one of the most attractive reserves in Tierra del Fuego. The possibility to see and photograph these striking specimens on their habitat allows you to be part of a sight to witness. To reach this place, you should move to Punta Arenas in the morning to cross the “Estrecho de Magallanes” by ferry and arrive at Porvenir before noon. After a two hours trip from Porvenir, you will arrive the Penguin with a stay of 1 hour and 30 minutes. During low season you can appreciate about 35 specimens about 20 meters away, however, as the season progresses, the population increases. Box lunch The way back allows you to see various residences on the road with diverse wildlife watching reaching “Bahía Chilota” to board the ferry and walking the last 200kms to Punta Arenas arriving at 21: 30hrs approximately. Return to your hotel. Overnight at Cabo de Hornos Hotel .
Day: Day 05 Date: Apr 27 - Thu Departure: TORRES DEL PAINE Arrival: -- Activity: After breakfast, We board our motor coach to Torres del Paine national park where you will be transferred to one of the most beautiful hotels you will ever stay The Tierra Patagonia hotel spa and resort. This hotel is the most luxurious hotel in Chile, with compelling views of the sea and distant snowy peaks.
Day: Day 06 Date: Apr 28 - Fri Departure: TORRES DEL PAINE Arrival: -- Activity: CHOOSE YOUR EXCURSION
Day: Day 07 Date: Apr 29 - Sat Departure: TORRES DEL PAINE Arrival: -- Activity: CHOOSE YOUR EXCURSION
Day: Day 08 Date: Apr 30 - Sun Departure: TORRES DEL PAINE Arrival: SANTIAGO Activity: DRIVE TO PUNTA ARENAS FOR YOUR FLIGHT TO SANTIAGO
Day: Day 09 Date: May 01 - Mon Departure: SANTIAGO Arrival: EASTER ISLAND Activity: American buffet breakfast.
Transfer from hotel to Santiago airport.
Transfer to Rapa Nui airport to hotel. Entrance to Easter Island National Park. There’s no inhabited spot in the world quite so isolated as Chilean Polynesia. A mere dot in the vast Pacific Ocean, Easter Island (known as Rapa Nui in the people’s native language) is a one-of-a-kind destination whose very remoteness lends it unmistakable authenticity and an aura of mystery. It’s high time to come and uncover its secrets! Explore Rapa Nui’s pink-sand beaches, its volcanic cones and windswept grasslands, and of course, the monumental moai statues – over 1,000 of them bearing silent witness to a long-lost, complex society.
PM The Power of the Birdmen (Half Day)
Step back in time with us and you will be taken to a new era of Rapa Nui ́s pre-history. When the moai and the ahu were destroyed and chaos was imminent, a new order rose: the reign of the birdmen. Visit the sites of the annual ceremonies and see where an unrivalled competition of physical dexterity and strength gave power to the competitors able to obtain the first egg of the manutara ( =sooty tern).
Get to know the last centre of Rapa Nui ́ s pre- history.
¥ Duration of tour: 3 hours app.(half day tour)

¥ Difficulty: Easy.

Suggested Equipment: Raingear and Proper hiking shoes.
Dinner included at hotel
Day: Day 10 Date: May 02 - Tue Departure: EASTER ISLAND Arrival: -- Activity: Buffet breakfast.
Full Day Excursion Hotu Matu’a with Anakena
This guided excursion lasts between 6 and 7 hours, and is designed to follow the footsteps of Rapa Nui’s first King, Ariki Hotu Matu’a, during the colonization period. A total of five archaeological sites are visited — three in the morning and two in the afternoon. In the morning, guests will visit Akahanga, Rano Raraku and Ahu Tongariki.
Lunch.
After lunch, the tour continues towards the northern coast, visiting Te Pito Kura, which is known as the navel of the world. The last and final destination is Anakena, whereby tourists will be able to see two restored moai ceremonial centers and many archaeological artifacts (petroglyphs, ancient houses, etc.). Afterwords, a brief moment is taken in order to relax and enjoy the white sandy beach and the crystalline waters of Anakena.
Dinner included at hotel.
Day: Day 11 Date: May 03 - Wed Departure: EASTER ISLAND Arrival: SANTIAGO Activity: Buffet breakfast At the agreed time, transfer from Hotel Explora Rapa Nui to Easter Island airport together with other passengers for boarding your flight to Santiago. Overnight at Santiago.
Day: Day 12 Date: May 04 - Thu Departure: SANTIAGO Arrival: -- Activity: Breakfast at the hotel. A whole day city tour and free time for shopping.
Day: Day 13 Date: May 05 - Fri Departure: SANTIAGO Arrival: LAX Activity: Breakfast at the hotel, Transfer to the airport for our flight to Lax. …and lands us this morning in Los Angeles. You can either stay in Los Angeles or get your homeward connecting flight
NOTE: Tour Members may choose to stay more days in Los Angeles may do so and use your Los Angeles / Manila ticket on your desired date.
Day: Day 14 Date: May 06 - Sat Departure: LAX FREE DAY Arrival: -- Activity: FREE DAY
Day: Day 15 Date: May 07 - Sun Departure: FLIGHT TO MANILA Arrival: -- Activity: --
Day: Day 17 Date: May 09 - Tue Departure: ARRIVE MANILA Arrival: -- Activity: --

TOUR PRICE:  to be advised

INCLUSIONS:

  1. Round trip airfare from Manila on economy class (Business class optional).
  2. Stay in all 4 & 5 – star deluxe class hotel.
  3. Three (3) meals daily throughout the tour (buffet breakfasts, lunches & and dinners daily).
  4. Porterages on all hotels, piers, & airports.
  5. All tours, Excursion, & transfer by private deluxe motorcoaches.
  6. English speaking local Guides, meet & send-off Assistance.
  7. Round the clock services of Experienced Filipino Tour Escort

Chile Visa Requirements:

  1. Fully completed and signed application form
  2. 3 passport size photographs
  3. Confirmed itinerary or round-trip airline ticket
  4. For Tourism: bank certificate

*The consulate/embassy may request additional documents when deemed necessary.