Easter Island Adventure with the Moai

Called "Rapa Nui", it’s famed for archaeological sites, including nearly 900 monumental statues called Moai, created by inhabitants during the 13th–16th centuries.

A Private Luxury 8-Day Journey - Prices Start at $10,995 PP

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What's Included in your Easter Island Adventure with the Moai

  • One-Night each in Santiago, pre & post-Easter Island
  • Five-Nights at Easter Island (Breakfast and Dinner Included)
  • Luxury accommodations throughout
  • Internal Flights (Santiago to Easter Island and Back)
  • Private Luxury Transfers
  • Private Tours with expert local guides in each destination
  • Full support before, during and after your trip
  • Your Travel Designer available 24/7
Moai on Easter Island
Santiago Chile
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Use this Example Itinerary to Inspire Your Journey

Santiago Chile

Day 1 Santiago

  • Private transfer from airport to The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago

Offering five-star luxury in the prestigious Las Condes district, this hotel occupies an enviable location equidistant from Santiago’s beaches and ski resorts. Here, the array of Chile’s offerings is reflected in the details, from a perfectly crafted Pisco sour to an awe-inspiring view of the majestic Andes Mountains.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Afternoon: ½ day private walking tour

See the La Moneda presidential palace; Plaza de Armas; and the Museum of Pre- Columbian Art, which houses over 700 exhibits. After exploring the serene Lastarria neighborhood on foot, proceed to San Cristobal Hill’s funicular railway for a panoramic view of the city and the towering Andes Mountains. Then, visit the Pueblo de Los Dominicos Handicrafts Market.

 

Dinner reservations at the city’s best seafood restaurant known worldwide. (Dinner not included)

 

Moai Easter Island

Day 2-7 Easter Island

Depart Santiago for Easter Island

Easter Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated 2,300 miles from the nearest populated point, the 64-square-mile island exudes a Polynesian feel. Considered the world’s largest “open-air museum,” it is known for its Moai, or human-like stone statues, which remain mysterious even to archaeologists.

  • Private transfer from the hotel to Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa
  • Breakfast and Dinner Included

Hangaroa, a unique hotel, both for the environment, for its designs, materials, and history. Its identity is a magical appeal.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Walking tour of Hanga Roa. Learn about the local Rapa Nui culture. Pause for a Scenic Sundowner at the restored Ahu Tahai ceremonial complex, site of sturdy and fascinating statues.
  • After dinner at your hotel, let the festival begin.  Head to Hanga Vare Vare to see the first of the Tapati Rapa Nui activities, which feature verbal and visual performances. (Tapati Festival Week only)

  • Private tour and Visit to Ahu Vinapu, its incredible stone walls reminiscent of those built by the Incas. Ascend the Rano Kau volcano to the ceremonial village of Orongo, the center of the Birdman Cult. Here, a ceremony was held to elect the island’s religious leader, Tangata Manu. See the village’s meticulously restored, soft stone houses and the petroglyph-adorned cliff. Witness the Motu Nui, Motu Iti and Motu Kao-Kao, and take in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Tour Anakena Beach to see the partially restored Ahu Nau Nau and the Ahu Ature Huki, the first to be placed back on its ahu (ceremonial place) after it was toppled. Drive along the southeastern coast of the island, stopping at the Rano Raraku volcano, where most Moai were carved. 

  • Private ½ day tour to Explore the Ahu Akivi, seeing its seven Moai. Proceed to Puna Pau, the crater where the Rapa Nui carved red scoria to make the pukao (topknot) that was used to put heads on some of the Moai.

  • Navigate through the breathtaking Motu Nui, Motu Iti and Motu Kao-Kao islets.
    Motu Nui is the largest of three islets just south of Easter Island and is the most westerly place in Chile and all South America. All three islets have seabirds, but Motu Nui was also an essential location for the Tangata Manu cult which was the island religion between the Moai era and the Christian era.
Sanitago Chile Winery

Day 8-9 Depart Easter Island for Santiago

  • Depart Easter Island to Santiago
  • Private transfer from airport to The Ritz-Carlton Santiago

ACTIVITIES:

  • Day tour to the local wine district and tour Odfjell vineyard. Learn about each stage of the winemaking process, as well as organic and biodynamic farm management.
  • Enjoy a scenic, farewell Chilean-style barbecue lunch for a Chef’s Table experience.
  • Return to Santiago and relax before your flight home.

Return home with memories that last a lifetime!

Easter Island Chile

Prices Start At

$10,995 PP

Check out our Video of a Clients Trip February 2019

(Video 1:32 – Photos used courtesy of our clients)

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lisa crawford
Lisa Crawford

Luxury Travel Advisor, Founder, and CEO

With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment and travel industry, Lisa has built extraordinary global relationships. Lucky enough to be given the opportunity to travel at a young age with her family, she developed a passion for travel.  Years later her passion has become key to her long and successful career as a provider to high-end, luxury clientele worldwide in search of rare journeys and VIP experiences. 

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