Easter Island - Easter Island Getaway
Ship: Silver Explorer
Voyage Number: E1201117014 (Pre-cruise)
Sailing departure: 17 November 2020
Program departure: 13 November 2020
Program Nights: 4 Nights
Start of Program: Santiago
End of Program: Easter Island
· Spend 5 days / 4 nights exploring the Easter Island
· Visit the Hanga Roa Village
· Visit the amazing Ahu Tongariki
· Explore Ahu Te Pito Kura
· Enjoy a spectacular folk-show at Kari-Kari
· Archaeological sites
· Enjoy an exclusive evening in a local Rapa home for the most typical Rapa Nui and Polynesian food
· Relax Casablanca and the beautiful Veramonte vineyard
Day 1 - SANTIAGO
Arrive in Santiago and depart for drive to Casablanca and the beautiful Veramonte vineyard. Located northwest of Santiago, along the Pacific coast and surrounded by the Cordillera de la Costa, the vineyard has a unique diversity of climate and soil. Dinner at hotel this evening.
Day 2 - SANTIAGO / EASTER ISLAND
After a leisurely breakfast, depart for your flight to Easter Island. Transfer to the Hanga Roa Eco Village & Spa. After a delicious and fresh light lunch enjoy an introduction of the local culture visiting the Hanga Roa Village, its market, church and fishing cove. This evening enjoy one of the most spectacular views of Easter Island, Ahu Ko Te Riku at sunset, and enjoy a cocktail at the same time!
Day 3 - EASTER ISLAND
Early morning at sunrise visit the amazing Ahu Tongariki for the best view and light for photography in the company of 15 moais. A special barbecue lunch will be awaiting you at Anakena beach. During the afternoon you have the option of visiting a beach for some leisure time or visit one of the archaeological sites such as Rano Raraku, Ahu Tongariki and Ahu Akahanga. Enjoy dinner with a spectacular folk-show will be presented by the most famous Group, the Kari Kari.
Day 4 - EASTER ISLAND
After your healthy breakfast, you will depart with your expert guides for a half day tour to visit the volcano Rano Kau. From the look out at the rim of Rano Kau we continue on to the ceremonial village of Orongo. This site is best known for the birdman cult ceremonies. The site was restored in 1974 by Dr. William Mulloy. This afternoon, enjoy a choice of different activities for you to explore the Island and its hidden treasures as you please. Early evening you will be transferred to a local Rapa Nui Home. This special event will give you an opportunity to savour the most typical Rapa Nui and Polynesian food, prepared in an earth-oven, locally called "umu". This way you will be able to discover part of the enchantment of the people. Enjoy aperitifs and a short welcome by a local folk-group adorned with body-paint; the earth oven will be opened the traditional way, asking for blessings of all present.
Day 5 - EASTER ISLAND
Morning breakfast at a private room and a lecturer by a renowned Archaeologist to wrap up all aspect of your visit and discoveries, bringing even more to life your recent experience. After this interesting lecturer you will transfer to the ship.
All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.
This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.
Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.
All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.