15 day tour
North Chile & Easter Island

From € 2750,-

  • Explore the natural beauty of the Atacama desert
  • See the highland lakes, salt plains, geysers, volcanoes and flamingos
  • Visit magical Easter Island

During this 15-day tour through Chile you will discover the endless nature of this fascinating country and get acquainted with the traditions and customs of the Chileans. You will start your journey in Santiago de Chile. You will travel to the north and visit San Pedro in the Atacama desert with its overwhelming nature full of highland lakes, salt plains, geysers, volcanoes, flamingos and the magical Elqui Valley. You will get to know the central valley with its wine culture and the beautiful and magical Easter Island. You can also combine a visit to the south with Easter Island*.

Please note that flights to Easter Island are very scarce and it is best to book these as soon as possible to increase your chances of securing a flight during your trip.

 

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15 day tour of North Chile & Easter Island:

Route: Santiago de Chile – San Pedro de Atacama- La Serena – Santiago de Chile – Easter Island – Santiago de Chile

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Day 1 – Arrival in Santiago de Chile
Your journey begins in Santiago de Chile. At the airport, you will meet your local travel expert who will bring you to your hotel. Santiago is situated at an altitude of 500 metres and is surrounded by high mountains. Today you can discover the city on your own. You will spend the night in a comfortable hotel close to the city center.
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Day 2 – Santiago de Chile: city tour and visit to an organic wine house
Today you will discover Santiago through a guided walking tour. You will climb the Santa Lucia hill for a scenic view of the surrounding mountains, and visit some special churches, the Moneda presidential palace, the main square and the central market. Around lunch time you can stop by the central market to try some delicious seafood and enjoy a pisco sour. In the afternoon you will visit an organic winery in the Maipo Valley with the opportunity to taste some organic wines. In the evening you can visit the cozy Bellavista district with its many restaurants, bars and live music on weekend nights.

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Day 3 – Santiago de Chile to San Pedro de Atacama
Your flight to Calama will take about 2 hours. Here you will pick up your rental car and drive for about 2 hours through beautiful landscapes to San Pedro de Atacama, a small town situated in the heart of the Atacama desert. San Pedro breathes a traditional and comfortable atmosphere with its coloured houses and unpaved streets. If time permits, you can visit the Moon- and Mars Valley this afternoon. You can do the tour by bike or by bus. You will spend the night in a nice hotel in a quiet part of the centre.

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Day 4 and 5 – San Pedro de Atacama free days
You can spend the next two days exploring the area at your own pace. San Pedro de Atacama offers a great variety of interesting tours and excursions that allow you to enjoy the beautiful, unspoilt nature. You can visit a geyser at sunrise, see the highland lakes in different colours, look for flamingos and stop by the salt lakes where you can float yourself in the water. There are also various possibilities to climb volcanoes. A tour to one of San Pedro’s planetariums is another unforgettable experience. At the end of the day, you will leave your car in San Pedro de Atama and travel by luxury night bus to La Serena.

Day 6 – La Serena
You arrive in La Serena in the morning. This gives you plenty of time to discover the town and the beaches at the beautiful deep-blue Pacific Ocean. You will spend the night in a relaxing hotel close to the beach.

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Day 7 – La Serena – Pisco Elqui
Today you will pick up your rental car and will leave La Serena to discover the beautiful Elqui valley. You will find vineyards here, but not for wine production. This area cultivates white grapes for its pisco distilleries. You will spend the night in a special place close to Pisco Elqui where you can enjoy the incredible Elqui starry skies.

Day 8 – Pisco Elqui – La Serena
Today you will slowly return to La Serena. On your way, you can visit a pisco distillery, enjoy the beautiful nature or explore the sleepy colonial towns. You will spend the night in a nice hotel close to the beach.

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Day 9 – La Serena – Santiago de Chile
It will take you 5-6 hours to travel back to Santiago de Chile by bus. You will drive through the beautiful vast landscape with various views of the beautiful Pacific coast.You will spend the night in your hotel in Providencia.

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Day 10 – Santiago de Chile – Easter Island
Today a 5-and-a-half hour flight will bring you to Easter Island, the most remote island of the world. You will receive a traditional island welcome. In the afternoon you will have time to explore the only village on the island, Hanga Roa. After your first day of exploring, you will spend the night in a comfortable, centrally located hotel.

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Day 11, 12 and 13 – Easter Island tours and a free day to explore the island
For two full days of your stay, you will join a guided tour of Easter Island. During the tour, you will visit the most important sites on the island – Ranu Raraku, the open mine where the mysterious statues were built; Orongo, where the yearly birdman competition is held; Ranu Kau, the beautiful volcanic crater with the tortora reeds; Anakena beach with its sandy beach and standing Moai; and Tongariki, the 15 standing Moai.

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Day 14 Easter Island – Santiago de Chile
Today you will fly back to Santiago de Chile and spend one more night in your hotel in Providencia.

Day 15 – End of trip or travel further
After breakfast you have some free time to see more of the sights in the city. You can end your tour here, choose to extend it or continue your travels on your own.

Price details
North Chile & Easter Island

Travel duration
North Chile & Easter Island
15 days/14 nights
Travel costs
North Chile & Easter Island
Based on 2 persons travelling in low season
Including Overnight stay including breakfast, transfers, city tour Santiago Chile, visit to vineyard with wine tasting, 5 days rental car, including other delivery point
Excluding International & internal flights, entrance fees, optional tours/excursions, personal expenses, booking fee
Accommodation Chile Overnight stay in a double room
Flights At Better Places Travel, you book your own international flights. Your travel expert will gladly advise you on the best option. Read here for more information and tips.

This information is based on the above mentioned travel suggestion. All our tours are completely personalized, and costs will vary depending on availability, travel period, number and age of travellers, etc. Marion would be happy to help you design your ideal travel experience.

 

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