12 Day Classic Argentina & Chile with Easter Island

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12 Day Classic Argentina & Chile with Easter Island
Panamericano Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
NH Collection Plaza Santiago Santiago
Hotel Taha Tai Easter Island

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2017 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Sep 30  (Sold Out) $4869* $3789
Oct 14  (Sold Out) $4619* $3789
$4499* $3689
$4389* $3579
Dec 02  (Sold Out) $4459* $3579
$4789* $3529
Dec 30  (Sold Out) $4489* $3579

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.

Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Buenos Aires-Santiago, Santiago-Easter Island & Easter Island-Santiago.
Passport information must be submitted to Gate 1 Travel at least 60 days prior to departure.

Accommodation Details:
Triples at the NH Collection Plaza in Santiago will be accommodated in a twin and single room.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

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DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Argentina
Depart for Argentina

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Buenos Aires
Arrive in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires; transfer to your hotel. The city's beauty is apparent as you drive through this 19th century "Paris of South America" with its elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards, striking monuments and sprawling parks. The rest of the day is yours to get acquainted with this city that has a distinct European flavor
Overnight: Buenos Aires

DAY 3, Monday - Buenos Aires City Tour
Discover the city's highlights this morning on a tour that includes the Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Casa Rosada (government palace); see the balcony where Eva and Juan Peron made their speeches. Then, to the colorful La Boca neighborhood, a working class barrio, and the old quarters of San Telmo and Caminito, a mix of colonial style homes, narrow lanes, artists' lofts and very trendy cafes. Drive to the Recoleta Cemetery, final resting place of many of the wealthiest and most important Argentine historical figures. The grounds here cover more than four city blocks, filled with tombs adorned by works of local and international sculptors, and more than 6,400 mausoleums including the tomb of Eva "Evita" Peron, always heaped with flowers and letters from adoring fans. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring some of Buenos Aires neighborhoods and fabulous collection of shops before this afternoon's tango lesson with professional Argentine Tango Dancers. Tonight is at leisure, or, participate in the optional Argentine Dinner and Tango Show
Optional: Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show (PM)
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday – Full Day in Buenos Aires
Revisit some of your favorite places in the city today, shop for leatherwear and designer clothes, or, join the optional fun-filled Gaucho Party at the Santa Susana Ranch. Get ready for a rustic experience at a typical Argentine ranch (estancia), dedicated to agriculture and the breeding of cattle and horses. After a tour of the grounds, enjoy a typical barbecue lunch, followed by a folklore show with live music and dancing. Return to the hotel with time to prepare for this evening's "Farewell to Argentina" Dinner with your group at a delightful restaurant
Optional: Full Day Gaucho Party
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Fly to Santiago
This morning, depart Buenos Aires by flight to Santiago, the energetic capital of Chile. The remainder of the day is free for independent pursuits in this city that blends the old with the new
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday - Santiago City Tour
This morning's city tour takes you through the colonial neighborhoods of the city that contrast with the modern financial center, known as Sanhattan. Pass by beautiful residences that are part of the Barrio Universitario (University Area). In the historical center visit the lively Plaza de Armas, with its fountains, sculpture and intriguing people-watching opportunities. The tour continues with a drive along the green Parque Forestal with its stunning Fine Arts museum. Continue crossing the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista and climbing up San Cristóbal Hill to a viewpoint, for a magnificent panoramic view of the city with its backdrop of the towering Andes Mountains. This afternoon, join the optional excursion to the Undurraga Winery in the Maipo Valley, one of Chile's most important wine producing areas. Taste some of Chile's world-famous wines during the tour before returning to Santiago
Optional: Half Day Undurraga Winery Tour & Tasting (PM)
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Full Day in Santiago
On your last day in Santiago, time for independent pursuits. Alternatively, participate in the optional tour to the Pacific Coast to visit the picturesque port of Valparaiso, and Vina del Mar known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower-lined streets. On the return to Santiago, stop at some of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Tonight, it's an evening to share wonderful memories during a Chilean dinner at a local restaurant
Optional: Full Day Valparaiso & Vina Del Mar
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Fly to Easter Island
Depart Santiago this morning for your flight to Easter Island. Considered one of the most remote destinations in the world, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is notably acclaimed for its brilliant archaeological places and its enigmatic stone structures. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy a Welcome Cocktail
Overnight: Easter Island
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Sunday - Full Day Moai with Lunch
Drive to the south coast and visit examples of original platforms, Ahu Vaihu in the bay of Hanga Te’e and Akahanga, where supposedly the famous king Hotu Matua is buried. Proceed to Rano Raraku, one of the most important sites visited. This is the quarry of almost 900 stone statues, 397 of them still lying or standing at the slopes of the extinct volcano with Crater Lake. Then visit Ahu Tongariki most recent and biggest restoration on the island, with 15 re-erected statues standing on an almost 200 meter long platform. Drive to the east coast and visit original Ahu Te Pito Kura and the “Navel of the World”. Your last sightseeing of the day and maybe the most important, is the beautiful beach of Anakena with its restored Ahu Nau Nau and Ature Huke. There, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean. An interesting day winds down as you will be escorted back to the hotel
Overnight: Easter Island
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Monday - Ahu Akivi & Orongo Ceremonial Village
Start the day with a drive to the extinct volcano Rano Kau appreciating the view over the whole island and its distinct geological features. Once you reach the top of the volcano enjoy a simply breathtaking view of Crater Lake. Then drive to the ceremonial village of Orongo, where the birdman competition took place, and you can see the spectacular petroglyphs related to this culture and the three islands situated opposite the coast. Continuing on, drive down again to Ahu Vinapu and the Ana Kai Tangata cave with its indigenous paintings. Drive to restored Ahu Akivi with 7 Moais, built in the middle of the island. According to legend, these statues are representing the 7 explorers who were sent to Rapa Nui by the king Hotu Matua. Then visit the topknot quarry Puna Pau with its red scoria stone, where all the Pukaos were made. Also visit the ceremonial site of Tahai with 3 Ahus and restored statues, remains of boathouses and a boat ramp. Here you will see the only statue with eyes before returning to the hotel
Overnight: Easter Island
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Tuesday - Fly to Santiago
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Santiago. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure, perhaps revisit some of your favorite sites and relish the lively Santiago nightlife
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Wednesday - Depart Chile
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Featured Hotels

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NH Collection Plaza Santiago Image
Hotel Taha Tai Image

Optional Tours

Tonight enjoy an excellent dinner and tango show in downtown Buenos Aires. This has become a favorite of local residents as well as visitors and is the ideal setting for a delicious dinner and an alluring tango show. The Tango displays complete cultural expression, a plot of myths, values and traditions.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #3 11 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $79.00
01 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2019 $79.00
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Depart from the hotel towards Cardales to visit a traditional Estancia. An Estancia is the equivalent to a large rural estate similar to a ranch in the United States, mainly devoted to agriculture, cattle and breeding horses. Most have a main house and some straw-roofed constructions in which the dining-room and a traditional general store are located. The general store commonly called the 'pulperia' was a social gathering point for gauchos at sunset. Later, you can taste a typical Argentine barbecue (grilled beef, chicken, pork sausages, salads, dessert and coffee) in the dining-room.

As lunch is finished you will enjoy a folklore show with live music, dancing and a tango demonstration, followed by 'cuadreras' and ring races where gauchos show their skills as riders. For those willing to participate in the traditional activities there are horses and 'sulkies' to go around the ranch.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #4 11 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $99.00
01 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2019 $109.00
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This morning depart Santiago towards the Maipo Valley, one of Chile’s most important wine producing areas. Don Francisco Undurraga was one of the pioneers of wine making in Chile, and created the Viña Undurraga in 1885 with plants brought back from France and Germany. Today, with more than 125 years of tradition, Undurraga is present in more than 70 countries. Undurraga produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewürstraminer, Carménère, and Chardonnay. There is a tasting of different wines during the tour and the cost includes a souvenir glass. Afterwards, return to the hotel.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel; Tour duration is approximately 4 hours.

Day #6 20 Apr 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $49.00
01 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2019 $55.00
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Travel towards the Pacific Coast, through the valley of Curacavi & Casablanca, known for its vineyards. On arrival to the coast, visit the picturesque port of Valparaiso, founded in the XVI century on a total of 43 hills that are reached by narrow, windy streets, staircases and a series of lifts (funiculars) which now constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the eclectic architecture and urban development. Then the tour continues to Plaza Sotomayor and the pier. Later on, visit Viña del Mar known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower-lined streets. There will be time to enjoy lunch independently at a local restaurant. Before returning to Santiago, visit the most important beaches of the area.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Tour duration is approximately 8 hours.

Day #7 11 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $89.00
01 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2019 $89.00
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