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zEaster Island + Patagonia (2019 Itinerary)

10 days

Never more than 16 guests + Guaranteed Departures

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Chile’s exceptional beauty + Rich culture

+ Plumb the mysteries of the moai, the colossal stone figures scattered across Easter Island.
+ Experience the unique culture of this isolated wind-swept island, settled 1,000 years ago deep in the Pacific.
+ Explore Santiago and tour the enchanting hideaway of the Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda.
+ Tailor your exploration of Patagonia’s amazing landscapes with our choice of naturalist guided excursions.
+ Sample the luscious organic wines of the Veramonte Winery before sitting down to lunch on this delightful vineyard estate.
+ Includes 1 UNESCO World Heritage site.

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On arrival, you’ll be escorted to the Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa. This afternoon, join our guide to tour the unusual archaeological site of Orongo. Set on the edge of a crater high above the sea, you’ll discover the ancient stone dwellings of what was once an important ceremonial village. This evening finds you at one of the island's most captivating sites where five moai stand silhouetted against the crimson sky. It's the perfect place for a champagne toast. Meals D

Explore Rapa Nui National Park c as our expert guide illuminates the history of the people who settled here 1,000 years ago and built the moai - the enormous stone figures scattered across the windswept vistas. Among the sites you’ll visit are the ancient quarry where the moai were carved, Ahu Tongariki with its 15 huge figures, and the historically important site of Ahu Akahanga where you’ll find 4 fallen moai. Meals B+L+D

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Onward to Santiago

Le Reve - Santiago, Chile

Fly to Santiago where you’ll be escorted to Le Reve, our lovely city-center boutique hotel. Meals B

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Chile’s Wine Country

Le Reve - Santiago, Chile

Journey into the famed Casablanca Valley for a tour of the Veramonte Winery. Sample fine organic wines including Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Primus – their proprietary blend of Carmenère and Cabernet Sauvignon. Learn how this award-winning vineyard is leading Chile’s organic wine industry and sit down to lunch here on the estate. Back in the city, the evening is yours to enjoy and dine where you wish. Meals B+L

Fly to Punta Arenas and embark on a scenic overland journey to the all-inclusive Patagonia Camp, set on Lake Toro facing the granite peaks of the Paine Massif. Your stay here includes a choice of expeditions. Depending on your interests and physical condition, you can choose from these full and half-day guided excursions that include gentle hikes, invigorating treks, kayaking, and fishing. Horseback riding, boating on Lago Grey and Zodiac expeditions to the Serrano Glacier can also be arranged. Meals B+D

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6

Enjoy your first of three full days exploring Patagonia’s soaring landscapes and pristine waterways with our Camp’s expert guides and naturalists. You might venture deep within Torres del Paine National Park or join an exclusive activity closer to Camp. Each evening, the Camp’s staff will present the excursions to be offered the next day. They’re led by our Camp’s superb naturalists, so you’ll learn much about Patagonia’s geology, flora and fauna. At the end of each day, you might relax at the bar with a Pisco Sour or a glass of fine Chilean wine. Or you might just retreat to your private terrace to enjoy the breathtaking views over mountain and lake. Meals B+L+D

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7

Delight in another day exploring the region’s soaring landscapes and pristine waterways. Accompanied by our Camp’s naturalists, you’ll learn much about Patagonia’s geology, flora and fauna. Back at Camp, you can relax with fellow guests at the bar – perhaps sipping a traditional Pisco Sour or enjoying a glass of fine Chilean wine. As before, our Camp’s naturalist team will describe the expeditions that will be offered tomorrow.  Meals B+L+D

Day
8

Arise once again to the breathtaking natural scenery that surrounds our Camp. Breathe in the pristine air and sit down to a hearty breakfast. Then embark on the naturalist guided expedition that you’ve chosen for your last day in Patagonia – perhaps an easy hike or a more challenging full-day trek deeper into these remote landscapes. End your day on a high-note, admiring the lake and mountain views from your private terrace. Then join your fellow Camp guests for another congenial dinner in the restaurant.  Meals B+L+D

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To Punta Arenas + Santiago

Le Reve - Santiago, Chile

Return to Punta Arenas for your flight to Santiago. Transfer again to Le Reve. Meals B

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10

Santiago + Departure

After breakfast and check-out, you’ll discover the highlights of the capital from La Moneda Palace and Plaza de Armas to the Cathedral and City Hall. Join residents shopping at the Mercado Central, delight in the city’s loveliest districts and visit La Chascona, the former home of South America’s greatest poet, Pablo Neruda. Ascend San Cristobal Hill to take in the views and then continue to the airport for your flight. Meals B

Extend Your Trip

Atacama Desert Adventure - Easter Island and Patagonia

4 days from $2,199

Between the mighty Andes and the Pacific, Chile’s Atacama Desert is one of the driest, most remote, and most hauntingly beautiful places on the planet. Featuring a luxury eco-lodge, our all-inclusive desert sojourn includes fine dining, complimentary house wines and spirits, all on-tour transportation and a choice of expertly guided cultural excursions and naturalist-guided adventures.

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Your Desert Adventure Begins

On arrival at the airport in Calama, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to our luxury desert lodge. The scenic journey to the Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa takes about 90 minutes and transports you from a lively Chilean town into a breathtaking wilderness of dramatic mountain ranges, hidden valleys and the bone-dry Atacama Desert. Settle in to your spacious, stylishly appointed guestroom and take in the mesmerizing views from your private terrace. This evening, you’ll sit down to a farm-to-table dinner prepared by our Lodge’s skilled chefs and accompanied by fine Chilean wines.  Meals D

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Tailor Your Stay in the Atacama

Choose from a wide variety of included excursions, and tailor your exploration to your own interests and personal taste for adventure. Led by experienced naturalists or culturally-savvy guides, you’ll be joined by just a small group of other Lodge guests so as to leave no trace. Cultural excursions usually combine traveling in a comfortable van and some walking or hiking; you can meet with villagers in the High Andes, discover ancient petroglyphs that reveal the development of the region’s ancient farming communities, or explore the 2,400-year-old archaeological site at Tulor.
 
Back at our luxury lodge, you’ll enjoy delightful dining accompanied by fine house wines, spirits and beverages. This evening, you might join an Astronomical Adventure! The Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on Earth; with such low humidity, nearly cloud-free skies, and the absence of ambient light, this is one of the best places in the world for stargazing. The Alto Atacama Desert Lodge also has the only open-air observatory in the region – with swivel chairs, a powerful telescope and an expert guide to enrich this activity. If the moon is full during your stay here, you can even join an exciting 2.5-mile night-time walk into the appropriately named Valley of Mars!  Meals B+L+D

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Another Day at Alto Atacama

With our luxury eco-lodge as your base, delight in another day of guided adventures and activities. Once again, you can choose from a variety of included excursions to pursue your personal interests. Guided excursions by van can take you quite far afield, if you wish… to explore a high-mountain geothermal field of bubbling mud pools, geysers and fumaroles; to learn about the geological forces that formed the ethereal landscapes of the Valley of the Moon, or to experience rural life in remote mountain villages. Longer, more challenging hikes and guided mountain biking expeditions are available for active travelers.
 
Again, fine dining back at Alto Atacama is accompanied by a selection of house wines, spirits and beverages. And in between meals and excursions, you might opt for a spa treatment, go for a swim in one of six spectacular pools, or just relax on your private terrace enjoying the captivating scenery. Meals B+L+D

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Back to Calama for Departure

After breakfast, we’ll take you back to the airport in Calama for your included flight to Santiago.  Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Machu Picchu

Enhance your trip to Peru with one of South America’s most inspiring sites, the fabled Lost City of the Inca! We include roundtrip rail transportation from Cuzco, a choice of fine hotels, an extensive afternoon tour of Machu Picchu and the opportunity for a second sunrise visit – before the day visitors arrive!

Classic Buenos Aires

Our 4-day Privately Guided Touring includes a choice of fine hotels, daily breakfast, private car airport transfers, and sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide.

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Save $1,000 per couple + $500 solo on all of our Small Group, Small Ship and Private Journeys when you pay-in-full at time of booking.

Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
  • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
  • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
  • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
  • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!

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