TO CHILE & EASTER ISLAND
10 NIGHTS / 4 STOPS
A unique experience in the middle of the Pacific and the surprising surroundings of Santiago.
“Having already explored some amazing and very different parts of Brazil, we felt this time like discovering another South-American country. We opted for Chile and the mythical Easter Island. In addition to discovering the culture and traditions of the Rapa-Nui people during three amazing days, we also had a quick overview of Santiago, ventured into the Maipo Valley, tasted some wine in the Casablanca valley and fell in love with the vibrant town of Valparaíso. So four vacations in one! The variety of scenery surrounding Santiago (within a radius of 2hrs by car) is simply stunning and definitely worth exploring.“
NEW YORK – SANTIAGO
DOMESTIC FLIGHT & CAR
77oo km in 10 days
10 hours on the road & 10 hours in the air
AVERAGE BUDGET PER PERSON
TOTAL: $2550 / pp excl food and activities
$ 550 / pp for 10 nights excl. food and 4 hotel nights in Santiago (we stayed with our friends)
$1000 Intl flight – $500 /pp domestic flights
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP
5 h flight
EASTER ISLAND TO
5 h flight
2h by car
MAIPO VALLEY TO
2 h by car
GOOD TO KNOW
At the airport of Easter Island, you need to buy your park passes in order to visit the sites. These passes allow you to go to some sites only once and to others as many times as you’d like (cost per adult: 54.000 pesos=80$, cost per child over 5: 27.000 pesos=40$)
I would recommend discovering Easter Island the first day with a local guide who will tell you all about the history and mysteries about the island. It’s up to you afterwards to come back to the sites you enjoyed the most and take some more photos!
Easter Island seems far away from Europe or North America but once you are in South America it is much more accessible and worth a detour!
We went in September, the end of winter in Latin America. The weather was quite changeable on Easter Island and the mornings were very cold in and around Santiago. It might be worth choosing another period for traveling.
Only a few ATMs on Easter Island, bring cash.
Accept that everything is a little more expensive, there are only a few ships per week that deliver goods and Chile is 3,700 km away!
People can seem a bit harsh at first but this is more their outward appearance. Once you spend a little time on the island, you will feel that they enjoy sharing with tourists.
Our hired car didn’t have a GPS, so either ask before or tune Waze on your phone.