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Family Experiences: Easter Island

East Island Moai statues

Easter Island

Easter Island’s culture and history are explored on this five day post-itinerary extension, which ventures from the monolithic statues of Ahus Vaihu and Rono Raruku to the Orongo cave paintings and volcanic Rano Kau.

This itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with:

  • Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries

    • Day 1


      Fly to Easter Island, the cradle of an enigmatic culture that persists to this day. The language, music and many traditions remain alive amongst the island's inhabitants, while the enormous carved stone moai tell of a more remote past. After checking in at your seaside hotel (check in is at 3pm), enjoy the rest of the day on your own. Take a swim in the pool, stroll into town or just relax and enjoy the island breezes.

      Meal(s): (Continental Breakfast)

      Hotel: Taha Tai Hotel

    • Day 2


      Visit the fallen monolithic statues, Ahus Vaihu and Akahanga. Proceed to Rano Raraku, quarry of almost 900 stone statues. Visit Ahu Tongariki, the largest restoration on the island. Then visit Ahu Te Pito Kura and the "Navel of the World." Visit Anakena with its restored Ahus Nau Nau and Ature Huke and enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean.

      Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Lunch)

    • Day 3


      Delve deeper into Easter Island's singular history and culture today as your expert guide takes you to explore Rano Kau, an extinct volcano with stunning views of the island, and the village of Orongo, the ceremonial center of the mysterious Birdman cult. View the altars, quarry and some of the 480 cave paintings related to this fascinating cult. Drive to restored Ahu Akivi with seven Moais, built in the middle of the island. Visit the topknot-quarry Puna Pau with its red scoria stone, where all the Pukaos were made.

      Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    • Day 4


      Transfer to the airport for your onward flight arrangements (not included in holiday price).

      Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Departure Notes:
    • * Extension to Easter Island from Lima includes an additional overnight at the trip hotel in Lima before flying to Easter Island.
    • Land & Intra Air: These prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Easter Island (via Santiago), require purchase of Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries; and require purchase of round-trip travel on a OneWorld® Alliance member airline between your Australian gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your Australian gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of May 1, 2013.
    • 2015 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed July 2014.

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    Hotel Class Key
    • SF= Superior First Class, F = First Class, MF = Moderate First Class, ST = Superior Tourist, D = Deluxe and MD = Moderate Deluxe.
    • Hotels are subject to change.
    • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms.
    • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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