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Chile and Easter Island

  • Route:
  • London Heathrow
  • Sao Paulo
  • Santiago
  • Calama
  • Santiago
  • Easter Island
  • Santiago
  • Sao Paulo
  • London Heathrow
14 DAYS from £2795pp

Tour Highlights

  • Santiago city tour
  • Visits to wineries in the beautiful Colchagua Valley
  • Explore the Tatio Geysers and witness a stunning sunset at Moon Valley, Atacama Desert
  • Spot Flamingos on the Chaxa Lagoon by the incredible Atacama Salt Flats
  • Witness the strikingly enigmatic statues of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
  • Relax on the white sands of Anakena beach
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Chile and Easter Island

From the cosmopolitan capital of Santiago, to the stunning mountain side vineyards of Colchagua and the unique landscapes in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile boasts some unforgettable highlights. Add to this mysterious Easter Island, one of the most isolated places on earth endowed with the striking moai statues, this 14 day magical tour offers the very best this region has to offer.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Santiago

Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Santiago.

    Day 2: UK to Santiago

    On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

    • Dinner

    Day 3: Santiago

    Set against a spectacular backdrop of snow-covered Andean peaks, this morning's tour of Santiago includes the city's historic heart, visiting beautiful baroque buildings and the provincial Santa Lucia Hill where Spanish conquistadors founded the city in the 16th century.

    • Breakfast

    Day 4: Santiago and Colchagua Valley

    Journeying south to Colchagua valley, discover where some of the country's very best red wines are produced. Located in one of the New World's finest wine regions, enjoy some samples of award winning cabernet sauvignons and wonderfully rounded merlots.

    • Breakfast & Lunch

    Day 5: Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama

    Fly to Calama in the Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth. The resulting eerie landscapes are beautiful beyond belief, boasting unworldly vistas and huge, clear night skies. Transfer to the oasis town of San Pedro and late afternoon climb the sand dunes of the Moon Valley to watch a mesmerising sunset.

    • Breakfast

    Day 6: San Pedro de Atacama

    This morning travel to the incredible Salar de Atacama, Chile's largest salt flat. Cross the crunchy crystalline edge of this immense basin to the Chaxa Lagoon, where dozens of flamingos forage in the mineral rich waters. Next, the nearby Miscanti and Menique Lagoons, with their intense blue-coloured waters, provide incredible views over the unique landscape. Return to San Pedro for the rest of the day at leisure.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 7: San Pedro de Atacama

    Rise before dawn to reach the dramatic Tatio Geysers and witness the gurgling craters forcing columns of white steam high into the skies above. Arriving back in San Pedro, the rest of the afternoon will be at leisure.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 8: San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago

    This morning transfer to Calama airport for your flight to Santiago. On arrival you will be met and taken to your hotel to spend the evening.

    • Breakfast

    Day 9: Santiago to Easter Island

    Departing mainland Chile, fly to Easter Island, a tiny island formed from volcanic rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Known as Rapa Nui to its native Polynesian settlers, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is the most remote inhabited island in the world.

    • Breakfast

    Day 10: Easter Island

    Today visit Ahu Tongariki, the island's largest Ahu (shrine) with 15 imposing moai statues that have become synonymous with Easter Island itself. The meaning and creation surrounding these sublime works of art have sparked lively debate for centuries. The tour concludes at the beautiful beach of Anakena where you can take a refreshing swim in the Pacific Ocean's warm waters.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 11: Easter Island

    Ascend the extinct Rano Kau volcano to the Orongo ceremonial village to discover where indigenous kings were once chosen following a gruelling competition. This afternoon, venture out to explore some more shrines and archaeological sites including Hanga Poukhura where toppled moai reveal tales of ancient battles.

    • Breakfast & Lunch

    Day 12: Easter Island

    Today has been left as a day of leisure.

    • Breakfast

    Day 13: Easter Island to Santiago

    Return to Santiago by flight and transfer to your hotel.

    • Breakfast

    Day 14: Santiago to the UK

    This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to the UK.

    • Breakfast
    Your Meals
    • Included Breakfast will always be served at your accommodation each morning during the tour.
    • Included Lunch and Dinner, where included, will be served in local restaurants or at your accommodation.

    Included in the Price

    • Included Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
    • Included Scheduled Flights from the UK.
    • Included All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
    • Included Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
    • Included All airport taxes and security charges.

    Important Information

    Visas

    If you are a British passport holder a visa is not required for entry into Chile. Further visa advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you to check with your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding required passport validity.

    Insurance

    You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Holidays is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

    Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
    Up to 17 days cover£42£79£135


    For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

    Payment

    If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

    Flight Information

    Your flight to Santiago International Airport is with TAM Airlines (JJ) departing from London Heathrow Terminal 3. Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage plus one item of hand luggage not exceeding 56cm x 40cm x 20cm in size and 1 personal item such as a handbag or laptop. Internal flights are with LAN airlines. Each passenger is entitled to 20kg of hold luggage plus one item of hand luggage not exceeding 5kg. Please be aware of the difference between the weight restrictions of international and internal flights. Weight restrictions will be finalised on E-ticket receipt. Check-in for your international flights should be at least three hours before departure. Flight times/numbers are for guidance only and are subject to change.

    Health and Vaccinations

    It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

    Physical Accessibility

    This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot, and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

    Group Size

    The minimum number of travellers in your group will be 10, and the maximum will be 30. If in the unlikely event there are less than 10 people booked on your tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

    Tour Guide

    This is a fully escorted tour with local guides throughout ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

    Currency Information

    The currency in Chile is the Chilean Peso, also known as CH$. US Dollars are widely accepted in Chile should you wish to keep an alternative currency on you.

    Personal Expenses

    You will need to take money with you to cover any personal purchases such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200 will be sufficient for the durations of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!

    Tour Dates & Prices

    Depart UKArrive UKPriceBook Now
    2017 Dates
    15 Feb 201728 Feb 2017£2895ppBook
    08 Mar 201721 Mar 2017£2895ppBook
    29 Mar 201711 Apr 2017£2795ppBook
    19 Apr 201702 May 2017£2795ppBook
    17 May 201730 May 2017£2895ppBook
    07 Jun 201720 Jun 2017£2995ppBook
    05 Jul 201718 Jul 2017£3095ppBook
    16 Aug 201729 Aug 2017£3095ppBook
    20 Sep 201703 Oct 2017£2995ppBook
    11 Oct 201724 Oct 2017£2995ppBook
    08 Nov 201721 Nov 2017£2995ppBook
    22 Nov 201705 Dec 2017£2995ppBook
    06 Dec 201719 Dec 2017£2995ppBook

    Travelling alone?

    We have a limited amount of rooms with no single supplement on this tour.

    Private Tours:

    If the group departure dates are not suitable for you and you would prefer a more personal and flexible experience then you can choose to book a private guide for your tour at a reasonable supplement.

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    Fact File

    • Currency: Peso
    • Average Flying time: 17 hours
    • Minimum temperature: 16°C
    • Maximum temperature: 31°C

    Here to help

    • Get in touch with one of our experts on Chile
    • 0800 781 4893 (free)
    • 0333 321 3144(mobile friendly)
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    Hotels and Accommodation

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    Hotel Otai

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    • London Heathrow
    • Sao Paulo
    • Santiago
    • Calama
    • Santiago
    • Easter Island
    • Santiago
    • Sao Paulo
    • London Heathrow

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