CHILE’S PATAGONIA AND EASTER ISLAND
July 20, 2016
schedule of activities
|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.
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
- Round trip airfare from Manila on economy class (Business class optional).
- Stay in all 4 & 5 – star deluxe class hotel.
- Three (3) meals daily throughout the tour (buffet breakfasts, lunches & and dinners daily).
- Porterages on all hotels, piers, & airports.
- All tours, Excursion, & transfer by private deluxe motorcoaches.
- English speaking local Guides, meet & send-off Assistance.
- Round the clock services of Experienced Filipino Tour Escort
Chile Visa Requirements:
- Fully completed and signed application form
- 3 passport size photographs
- Confirmed itinerary or round-trip airline ticket
- For Tourism: bank certificate
*The consulate/embassy may request additional documents when deemed necessary.