Introduction
Chile is the place to be when you want to turn off the plugged-in chatter of every day and feel truly away from it all. This adventure takes you to the very brinks of civilization with a visit to the high Atacama Desert and then to Easter Island, where the gigantic stone effigies glare over the Pacific. In between, you’ll have a chance to explore urban Santiago and go wine tasting at a vineyard in the long shadows of the Andes. But never fear. Even in the wildest settings, you’ll settle into the finest luxury inns and hotels. Throughout, you’ll have the fulltime company of accomplished local guides who help you make sense of cultures and environments that couldn’t be farther from the norm. As your guide Andres likes to say, “Chile helps you feel what you’ve never felt, learn what you never knew, and have the time of your life, too!”
Itinerary at a glance
DAYS 1-2 – ATACAMA DESERT
From your luxury hotel near San Pedro, you’ll explore the vast red desert’s natural and human history. With your expert local guide, you’ll visit a 12th century forest, meet a farm family, walk the streets of a 2,000-year-old village and catch sunset in the otherworldly Valley of the Moon. In a sod-roofed town, the local women will lay out a home-cooked lunch for you. At Los Flamencos National Reserve, you’ll spot flocks of flamingos tip-toeing in lagoons at the base of the snow-capped Andes.

DAYS 3-4 – SANTIAGO / CASABLANCA VINEYARDS
For height, the skyscrapers of Santiago can’t begin to compete with the Andes. You’ll get a feel for this lively capital on a walk that ranges from the modern to the elaborate Spanish colonial architecture. The nearby Casablanca valley is one of the world’s finest wine-growing regions. At a family-owned vineyard, you’ll go for a beautiful walk, talk with the wine-makers and enjoy a tasting in their cellars. You’ll also visit Valparaiso, the colorful port city known as the “Pearl of the Pacific.”

DAYS 5-8 – EASTER ISLAND
The first miracle of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is that the Polynesians in their fragile outriggers managed to find this volcanic dot in the Pacific Ocean more than a thousand years ago. You, of course, arrive by plane to marvel at the enigmatic moai sculptures that stand sentinel on the hills and beaches. From the comfort of sustainable resort, you’ll visit the 3,000,000-year-old volcano that gave birth to the island. You’ll watch the sun rise alongside the beachside rank of moai at Ahu Tongariki. On the slopes of Rano Raraku, you’ll walk amid the hundreds of statues, still standing in place where they were sculpted from the live rock…and then marvel at how one 80-ton sculpture was moved to the pink coral beach at Akahena. Your time on Easter Island draws to a close with a performance of traditional Rapa Nui music and dance.
Picture Yourself...
  • Spotting flamingos in an Atacama lagoon
  • Sharing lunch with a family in a pre-Inca village
  • Coming face-to-face with the moai on Easter Island
Chile: Easter Island, Atacama & Vineyards
Culture + Walking
8 Days / 7 Nights
Starting Point: San Pedro De Atacama - 12:00 pm - lobby of Cumbres Hotel

Ending Point: Santiago Airport - 9:25 pm - upon return from Easter Island


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Guest Reviews
“Traveling with Classic Journeys is the ideal way to see and immerse oneself in the local atmosphere.”
Nancy R.

“Classic Journeys has turned out to be a fantastic company to travel with - one I highly recommend. I truly feel as if I have been on vacation this past week.”
Marcia B.

“I’ve been on other tours before, but Andres is just so knowledgeable in every sense of the word. From the local politics to the surrounding environment, he is just on top of his game.”
Jeanne R., Peekskill, NY

“Classic Journeys excels in providing exceptional guides familiar with the local area.”
Bert and Jo Ann E.

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Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Jun 30-Jul 7, 2019$5995.00$1195.00
September 22-29, 2019$5995.00$1195.00


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Internal Air
This trip includes an internal flight which is priced separately from the land tour. The total cost for the internal flight is approximately $1100 per person.
What's Included
  • Accommodations for 8 days and 7 nights at our favorite luxury boutique hotels
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners
Above & Beyond Benefits
  • Invisible Check-In
    When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
  • Wine on Us
    In many regions, we uncork wonderful local wines at every dinner, compliments of Classic Journeys.
  • Perfect Pairings Dinners
    A special dinner prepared by one of our favorite chefs with a procession of wines tailored to each course.
  • Privileged Access Events
    One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
Chile: Easter Island, Atacama & Vineyards
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Chile's seasons are the reverse of the Northern Hemisphere. The Atacama Desert is magnificent throughout the year with an average temperature close to 72 degrees. Santiago has a quite dry, warm-summer Mediterranean climate from November to March. On Easter Island, you will experience subtropical weather and mild year round temperatures.


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Hotels
Cumbres San Pedro de Atacama

Fringed in desert greenery, this contemporary property takes maximum advantage of the stunning desert and Andes views. The generous rooms are decorated in updated native style with timbered ceilings and expansive windows.

Singular Santiago

In an elegant city neighborhood, but bounded by a lush forested park, this recently opened hotel has rooms decorated with a sophisticated blend of classic and contemporary style. Check out the spa and rooftop pool.

Hanga Roa Eco Village & Spa

Hanga Roa Eco Lodge and Spa is inspired by the most ethnic and natural elements of Easter Island. Your room will help you feel the magical energy of the island. They invite you to reading and resting, delivering wellness at its best.

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