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Chile and Easter Island

DURATION

15 days

ACCOMMODATION

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Cultural adventure with some light trekking

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LOCATION

South America, Chile, Easter Island

MEETING POINT

London or Santiago Airport

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Looking for a diverse Chilean adventure that leaves no stone unturned and offers you a rich diversity of experiences? You’ve just found it. 

On this Bucket List Company trip to Chile, you’ll contemplate cosmopolitan Santiago, amble through the arid landscapes of the Atacama Desert and witness the most stunning sunsets over salty lagoons. 

And that’s all before you’ve even set foot on Easter Island, where the magical ancient moai statues will enchant you like no other mystery has before. 

Dramatic, stark vistas like these only exist within the borders of the world’s longest country. It might be narrow too, but its wide spectrum of cultural and geographical variety will surprise you at every turn as you pack in so much on this unique adventure.

Just make sure you pack a jumper because it’s Chile over there (it’s not really, but it wouldn’t be a page about Chile without a terrible pun now, would it?)

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What's Included In Our Chile and Easter Island

All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary

Max 16 Travellers Per Group Max 16 Travellers Per Group

3* Hotels, Guest Houses and Refuge (Twin Share) 3* Hotels, Guest Houses and Refuge (Twin Share)

Private Transport & 4 Domestic Flights Private Transport & 4 Domestic Flights

13 Breakfasts & 5 Lunches 13 Breakfasts & 5 Lunches

Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip

Chile and Easter Island Itinerary

  • Day 1: TRAVEL FROM THE UK TO SANTIAGO

    TRAVEL FROM THE UK TO SANTIAGO If you’ve included group flights in your package, we’ll meet at Heathrow and start the journey together. It’s the best way to do it! Otherwise, we’ll see you in Santiago.  

  • Day 2: ARRIVE IN SANTIAGO

    ARRIVE IN SANTIAGO If you have transfers with us we will take you to the hotel. For those making their own way, we will see you in Santiago. In the afternoon, we’ll enjoy a detailed tour of downtown Santiago and find out what this place is all about! And in the evening? It’s wine-tasting time!

  • Day 3: BIKE TOUR OF SANTIAGO'S MOST BEAUTIFUL PARKS

    BIKE TOUR OF SANTIAGO'S MOST BEAUTIFUL PARKS We’ll spend five hours or so pedalling through six of Santiago’s most beautiful parks, taking in the city’s fascinating architecture and admiring the Andes mountains from afar as we go. No need to worry about packing a helmet; it’ll be provided for you (as well as your bike!) on the day.

  • Day 4: TRANSFER TO SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

    TRANSFER TO SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA We’ll take a private transfer to the airport for the two-hour flight to Calama, where our guide will meet us and take us on to San Pedro de Atacama. We’ll visit the nearby Cordiallera de la Sal (the “Salt Range” to you and me), and hike through vast dunes in the Moon Valley to catch a glorious sunset.

  • Day 5: ATACAMA RAINBOW VALLEY TOUR AND STARGAZING

    ATACAMA RAINBOW VALLEY TOUR AND STARGAZING We’ll set out to the Domeyko mountains and drink in the desert landscapes beneath the Andes. 3,500m above sea level, at the foothill of the mountains, lies the native village of Rio Grande. We’ll explore the village and talk to the local people before we transfer to Rainbow Valley. After a little education on volcanic rock formations, we’ll head to our hotel for dinner before a sublime astronomical tour that night. You won’t see stars like these anywhere else!

  • Day 6: LOCAL TOUR OF ATACAMA SALT FLATS AND LAGOONS

    LOCAL TOUR OF ATACAMA SALT FLATS AND LAGOONS The morning of Day 6 is free for exploring the local area or – if you’ve booked in advance – you’ll be heading up to watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon! In the afternoon the whole group will visit the Atacama Salt Flats and enjoy a stunning sunset over the salty lagoons.

  • Day 7: CLIMB TO THE PEAK OF CERRO TOCO

    CLIMB TO THE PEAK OF CERRO TOCO Close to the border with Bolivia and Argentina lies Cerro Toco, a dormant stratovolcano. We’ll take a 4x4 most of the way up before scaling the final 400m to the peak at 5,604m above sea level. The two-hour climb is more than worth the panoramic views from the summit, where you can see the Andes, the Atacama Desert and salt flats, the Domeyco Tange, and the Chajnantor flat too!

  • Day 8: VISIT THE VILLAGE OF CASPANA

    VISIT THE VILLAGE OF CASPANA At dawn, we’ll head to El Tatio; the world’s highest geothermal field and home to a series of hot springs that look simply incredible as the sun rises behind them. We’ll take our breakfast in the fresh air then drive across the Andean high plateaus to the native village of Caspana. There’s a lot to see in this pink and green village and we’ll make sure we squeeze in the 17th-century church while we’re there. After lunch, we’ll head to Calama airport for the flight back to Santiago.

  • Day 9: TO EASTER ISLAND!

    TO EASTER ISLAND! After a night in a hotel in Santiago, we’ll take the early 5-hour flight to Easter Island. Once we’ve checked in at the hotel, we’ll tour nearby Orongo village and the Ranu Kau Crater. Set between the sprawling crater and plunging cliffs, Orongo is the only place on the island where you can see historic stone dwellings – it’s well worth a visit!

  • Day 10: GETTING TO KNOW THE ISLAND

    GETTING TO KNOW THE ISLAND We’ll spend the day exploring this amazing island with our English speaking local guide. We’ll see it all: the fabulous Moais Ahu Tongariki monoliths in the Vaihu area, the Rano Raraku Crater, the ceremonial field of Ahu Te Pito Kura and Anakena Beach!

  • Day 11: ARCHEOLOGY AND WAR DANCING

    ARCHEOLOGY AND WAR DANCING The morning is free for you to enjoy the beaches or book in some extra activities, then we’re ramming the afternoon with archaeology galore! You’ll visit three ancient sites, hike through underground caves to witness old tribal residences and learn about the spiritual ceremonies that took place beneath the island’s famous statues. In the evening you’ll be treated to traditional Hoko war dances by some enthusiastic locals!

  • Day 12: SUNRISE OVER THE PACIFIC

    SUNRISE OVER THE PACIFIC We’ll rise before dawn to take a short drive to Ahu Tongariki, the largest set of sculptures on the island. Watching the sun rising in such stunning surroundings will leave you with no doubt that Easter Island is a very special place. Then the afternoon is yours to play with.

  • Day 13: A SUNSET INSTEAD

    A SUNSET INSTEAD Spend your day enjoying the beaches, dipping in the warm, turquoise sea (and even spotting the odd goldfish!). Feel free to add in more activities to make your time on Easter Island extra special. Then rejoin the group in the evening for sunset with drinks at Ahu Tahai.

  • Day 14: BACK TO SANTIAGO

    BACK TO SANTIAGO We’ll say goodbye to the island this morning and take a private transfer to the airport for our flight back to Santiago, and on to our hotel for the night. There’ll be time for a final exploration of the city and some souvenir shopping if you feel like it.

  • Day 15: THE FLIGHT HOME

    THE FLIGHT HOME This marks the end of our Chilean adventure.

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Bucketlister+ trips are a done-for-you service from start to finish. We organise everything for you. You’ll have a UK Guide with you every step of the way and the additional option to book UK Group Flights & Transfers through us. All you’ll have to do is pack your bag.

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