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Our Featured Chile & Easter Island Vacations combine Santiago Chile Tours with the most interesting other destinations of the country including Atacama, Easter Island, the Chilean Lake District, and Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. We also offer Best of Chile Tours, Australis Cruises, and Explora Chile Lodges for those seeking a more luxurious all-inclusive experience. You can choose your own departure date and c
These tours combine Santiago, the capital of Chile, with San Pedro de Atacama in the Atacama Desert and/or Easter Island. Santiago is one of South America's most modern cities. It sits between the Andes and the coastal mountain range in the country's central valley. San Pedro de Atacama is a small oasis village near the border with Bolivia that offers an excellent base to view Chile's best archaeological sites, and Easter Island is known for its colossal stone Moai statues whose origin is still a mystery.
The Chilean Lake District offers breathtaking views of snow capped volcanoes, glacial lakes, and ancient forests. It is the launching point for trips to the Island of Chiloe, cruises to Southern Patagonia, and lake crossings to quaint Andean mountain villages. Torres del Paine National Park is one of the best parks for outdoor enthusiasts in all of South America. Its Granite peaks tower above mountain lakes and glaciers, and provide a spectacular natural setting for camping, hiking, horseback riding and other activities.
Our Best of Chile Tours provide an excellent opportunity to explore two or more of Chile's most popular destinations including Santiago, Atacama, Easter Island, the Chilean Lake District, and Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. All of these tours can be customized upon request.
These Best of Chile tours combine some of Chile's most popular destinations including Santiago, Atacama, Easter Island, and Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia with a five day Australis Cruise. The cruise takes you from Punta Arena, Chile through the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel to Cape Horn, and finishes in Ushuaia, Argentina. All of these Best of Chile tours can be customized upon request.
Explora Chile Lodges offer you an opportunity to experience three of the most popular destinations in Chile - Atacama, Easter Island, and Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, in the most luxurious accommodations available. At Explora, you can choose from a menu of daily explorations depending only upon your fitness level and sense of adventure. You can also combine two or all three of these Explora Chile Lodges to create an amazing vacation.
CHILE & EASTER ISLAND VACATION EXTENSIONS
Our Chile & Easter Island Vacation Extensions include Easter Island Tours and a Chilean Patagonia Cruise.
Easter Island, known for its colossal Moai statues, is one of our most popular Chile excursions. We offer four or five day programs that include the following: one full-day excursion to the archaeological center of Akahanga, the quarry at Rano Raraku volcano, Ahu Tongariki, and Anakena Beach; one half-day excursion to the Rano Kau crater, the Orongo ceremonial village, and Vinapu; and one half-day excursion to Ahu Akivi, the caves of Ana Te Pahu, and Puna Pau, where the pukao (reddish stone headdresses) that some Moai wear were carved.
This fascinating cruise begins in Punta Arenas, Chile and continues via the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel to Ushuaia, Argentina. You will see massive glaciers flowing into the sea, colonies of Magellanic penguins, elephant seals, and other wildlife, and disembark in Cape Horn and Wulaia Bay. Cape Horn is the southernmost point of the continent, and Wulaia Bay is one of the most important indigenous sites of the region.