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Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island, Chile

Luxury Atacama & Easter Island with explora Hotels

11-day tailor-made journey from £4,835 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Adventure and luxury in Chile’s wild remotes

Highlights

  • Stay at two luxurious explora hotels
  • Take in the wilds of the Atacama Desert on cycle rides and mountain hikes
  • Discover Easter Island’s enigmatic Moai statues and explore its spectacular underwater world
  • Enjoy included gourmet dining and an open bar at both explora hotels
  • Explore Santiago and stay at one of its finest hotels

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Atacama
  • 1 Night Santiago
  • 3 Nights Easter Island
  • 1 Night Santiago

About

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | History & culture | Natural world | Relaxation

With its vast deserts, Andean peaks and remote islands, Chile is a destination made for adventure. And, you’ll take in the best of it on this luxury itinerary, which pairs stays at two explora hotels – one set amid the austere beauty of the Atacama and the other in faraway Easter Island. At both, you’ll be treated to fine-dining and open-bar indulgences, coupled with a comprehensive array of excursions, designed to make the most of each location. Expect the likes of mountain hikes and cycle rides in Chile’s northern deserts while in Easter Island, you’ll enjoy everything from snorkelling to expert-led tours of the island’s unique cultural and historical treasures. There’s even time between stays to take in the delights of Chile’s capital – Santiago. Again, we’ve picked out a top hotel, perfectly located exploring the city, or as a base for a short tour of the country’s central wine lands.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Depart UK

Your holiday begins today, and you’ll kick things off in suitable style with included airport lounge access before your overnight flight to Santiago in Chile.

Days 2-4
The Atacama Desert

You’ll fly in to Chile’s mountain-framed capital this morning. But, the delights of the city will have to wait for another day as you connect onto a flight north to Calama – gateway to the Atacama Desert. On arrival, a private transfer will see you to your luxury hotel – the stunning explora Atacama. An oasis among a landscape of volcanoes, salt pans and giant sand dunes, it’s a genuine slice of luxury in a dramatic wilderness setting – a landscape you’ll explore with a full range of complimentary excursions. Indeed, with everything from horseback rides to the Valle de Luna to to canyon bike rides and overland tours that take you between volcanic hot springs and the explosive El Tatio Geyser, it’s a hotel that certainly lives up to its name. You’ll even have the chance to go stargazing, making the most of the clear desert sky to enjoy spectacular views of the Milky Way. But, it’s not all exploration. There’s time to relax, too, with a pool, outdoor hot tubs and a choice of spa treatments all available. And, to top it all off, you’ll be treated to indulgent full-board dining and an open bar, all included in the price.

Stay: explora Atacama (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Santiago

Fly south, between included private transfers, to arrive in the heart of Chile’s capital, nestled in a vast natural bowl surrounded by giant Andean peaks. To help make the most of your stay, we’ve included a night at one of the city’s finest hotels – the Singular. This luxury hotel is ideally located in historic Lastarria, one of the most culturally exciting corners of the capital. Successfully fusing 21st century design with French neoclassicism, the hotel embraces Santiago’s rich heritage and creativity. Rooms, which are among the most spacious in the city, and there’s a superb restaurant, which celebrates the best of Chilean gastronomy and wine making, a wellness centre and spa offering treatments and massages, a sauna and a Jacuzzi. If you can drag yourself away, the city itself offers a veritable treasure trove of attractions, from hilly parks to grand architecture and a several superb galleries and museums. As well as Lastarria, the neighbourhoods of Barrios Brasil and Bellavista are well worth a visit, not least for their lively pavement eateries and even livelier beer halls. Alternatively, use your half day to head to central Chile’s winelands. Speak to our specialists about our expert-led half-day tours.

Stay: The Singular, Santiago (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 6-8
Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

Return to the airport for your flight to Easter Island – a far-flung gem in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. On arrival, you’ll be met for the short transfer to your next luxury hotel – the explora Rapa Nui. This long-standing Wexas favourite, recognised for its comprehensive programme of island-exploring activities, is ideally located near Hanga Roa. Yet, as you look out from its seductive curves, it’s easy to forget that civilisation is so close at hand. The lodge has just 30 rooms, all with hot tubs and sweeping views to the Pacific Ocean and coast. There’s little in the way of technology, however, with TVs and WiFi conspicuous by their absence – it’s all part of the hotel’s philosophy of disconnecting from daily life. As with their Atacama offering, meals, drinks and guided tours are included in your stay, so you’ll want to head out to explore. And there’s much to choose from, whether you’re into hiking, cycling or snorkelling, or you’d prefer to join an expert historian for an in-depth look at the island’s unique cultural heritage, peeling back the layers of history surrounding Rapa Nui’s rich archaeological treasures those enigmatic Moai statues. There’s even the chance, for a supplement, to discover Rapa Nui’s underwater world on a scuba diving trip in stunning Hanga Roa Bay.

Stay: explora Rapa Nui, Easter Island (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Santiago

Further private transfers and a flight will see you back to Santiago for a further night in the capital. Take the chance to pick up some last-minute souvenirs and take in those sights you might have missed on your first stay. 

Stay: The Singular, Santiago (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 10-11
Depart for UK

A final private transfer sees you to the airport this morning in time for your overnight flight home. Or, you might choose to extend your holiday, perhaps venturing to Chile's iconic Torres del Paine National Park for a stay at the explora Patagonia Lodge, or with a flight north to Peru and the explora Valle Sagrado – a luxurious gateway to the ancient treasures of the Incas. It's perfect for exploring Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

11-day tailor-made journey from £4,835 incl. flights

Deluxe

Low Season

from £4,835 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £5,815 pp. incl. flights

Includes:

  • International return flights between the UK and Santiago
  • Domestic return flights between Santiago and Calama, and between Santiago and Easter Island
  • Private airport transfers in Santiago
  • 2 nights accommodation in a 5* (Deluxe) hotel on a B&B basis
  • 6 nights accommodation in 5* (Deluxe) lodges on a full-board basis, incl. local alcoholic drinks
  • Daily shared explorations in Atacama and Easter Island

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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