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At Leisure: Easter Island

Easter Island

From the Orongo cave paintings and volcanic Rano Kau to iconic Ahus Vaihu and Rono Raruku - the ancient culture and beauty of Easter Island are discovered on this four day post-itinerary extension.

This post-itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with:

  • Best of South America

    • Day 1

      FLY TO EASTER ISLAND (3 NIGHTS)

      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 3 p.m.), 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

      EASTER ISLAND SIGHTSEEING

      Visit the fallen monolithic statues, Ahus Vaihu in the bay of Hanga Te'e, and Akahanga, where supposedly the famous king Hotu Matua was buried. Proceed to Rano Raraku, quarry of almost 900 stone statues, 397 of them still lying or standing at the slopes of the extinct volcano with crater lake. Visit Ahu Tongariki, the most recent and largest restoration on the island. Then visit Ahu Te Pito Kura and the "Navel of the World." Finally, visit the beach of Anakena with its restored Ahus Nau Nau and Ature Huke. There you will have the opportunity to enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean.

      Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Lunch)

    • Day 3

      EASTER ISLAND SIGHTSEEING

      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 centre 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 topknotquarry Puna Pau with its red scoria stone, where all the Pukaos were made.

      Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    • Day 4

      DEPART EASTER ISLAND

      Enjoy some free time this morning before transferring to the airport for your onward flight arrangements (not included in holiday price).

      Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Departure Notes:
    • Land & Intra Air: These prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Santiago-Easter Island, require purchase of Best of South America and require purchase of round-trip travel on a OneWorld® Alliance member airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If fl ying with another airline between your 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.
    Notes
    • * 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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