Trip to Easter Island and the Atacama Desert

Special edition for associates, family and friends of the New Acropolis Association in the World

August 2021

Travel itinerary:

Day 1. Country of origin / Santiago de Chile

Flight to Santiago de Chile on behalf of the client.

Day 2. Santiago de Chile

Arrival in Santiago de Chile, assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit Santiago starting at Santa Lucía hill and continuing through the most important points of the city center: The Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral, the Municipality building, post office and the national historical museum are located. Then, to the Government Palace, with the opportunity to walk through the streets and more traditional neighborhoods. Accommodation.

Day 3. Santiago de Chile / Calama / San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Calama. Arrival and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. In the afternoon, visit the Valley of the Moon, famous for its salt sculptures such as the Three Marys. Next, visit the Valley of Death, an area of great geographical beauty, ending at the Kari viewpoint to watch the sunset from one of the highest points of the salt mountain range. Back to the hotel. Accommodation.

Day 4. San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast. Visit of the altiplanic towns of Tulor and Quitor. The village of Tulor, with an age of 3000 years, has an architecture of mud buildings in a circular shape. Quitor is an indigenous fortress built by the Atacameños more than 700 years ago to defend themselves from other peoples. Finally, visit the Plaza de San Pedro, where the church is located, the largest and most beautiful in the area. In the afternoon, departure to the Atacama desert, traveling sixty kilometers. Arrival in an area with turquoise lagoons and edges of salt crystals. They are usually populated by flamingos since they are within their migratory routes. Accommodation.

Day 5. San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast. Full day excursion to the Salar de Atacama, visiting the Chaxa lagoon, habitat of pink flamingos. Continuation to the altiplanic lagoons, located at 4500 meters above sea level, surrounded by imposing volcanoes caused by the rise of the Andes. Lunch and visit of the towns of Socaire and Toconao. Back to the hotel. Accommodation.

Day 6. San Pedro de Atacama / Calama / Santiago de Chile

Very early departure to geothermal field Tatio Geysers, to observe the fumaroles at its maximum boiling at dawn, one of the most impressive landscapes, invariable from the oldest ages on the planet. During our tour, we will reach the maximum altitude of our trip, at 5300 meters above sea level. Breakfast box lunch. Back to San Pedro, visit the town of Machuca, located more than 4000 meters above sea level. Transfer to the airport of Calama to depart in flight to Santiago. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.

Day 7. Santiago de Chile / Easter Island

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to depart in flight to Easter Island. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon to walk through the village of Hanga Roa, the only city built on the island, which serves as capital, where the Church stands out, decorated with elements of the Rapanui culture, the building of the Municipality and the Father Sebastian Englert Anthropological Museum . Accommodation.

Day 8. Easter Island

Breakfast. Departure to the east of the island to visit the Ahus of Akahanga, temples composed of platforms or stone altars. We follow the Rano Raraku volcano and its quarries where all the moais that exist on the island were carved. Next, visit the bay of Tongariki, which has fifteen huge moai and a multitude of petroglyphs sculpted in the rock of the place. Lunch box lunch. Visit to the beach of Anakena, place of arrival of the first settlers of the island, with its two beautiful temples decorated with moai. Back to the hotel. Accommodation.

Day 9. Easter Island

Breakfast. In the morning, visit the archaeological site of Vinapu, characterized by its large basalt slabs, reminiscent of the Inca buildings. Continue to contemplate the spectacular views of the Rano Kao volcano, and visit the ceremonial village of Orongo, where the Tangata Manu ceremony, the bird man, was held every year. Lunch box lunch. In the afternoon, visit of Ahu Akivi, in the center of the island, interesting for its location and for the legends that are told around its seven moai. Finally, we will visit the Puna Pau volcano, where the headdresses of the statues, called Pukao, were sculpted. Accommodation.

Day 10. Easter Island

Breakfast. Today we will visit some of the most remote points of the island, such as the Ahu Akahanga, the mooi Paro, which is the highest elevated statue of the island, or the Ahu Tahai, with several monuments decorated with moai, and which it keeps in the surroundings the remains of some primitive houses and old cooking ovens. Visit to Ahu Ari Arurenga, a platform located in the interior of the island, with a four-hand moai, which was used as a solar observatory. Lunch box lunch. In the afternoon, visit some of the ritual caves of the ancient rapanuis, accessible only if conditions permit, such as Ana or Tai or Ana Akahanga. Accommodation.

Day 11. Easter Island / Santiago de Chile

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to depart in flight to Santiago. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.

Day 12. Santiago de Chile / Country of origin

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to leave in flight back to our country of origin. End of trip and our services.

I would like to receive more detailed information about this trip

Price:

Price per person in double room, arriving directly at Santiago,
with domestic flights included: Price to be determined.

The price includes:

  • Airline tickets in regular line, economy class with the company Latam for the following air routes:

o  Santiago – Calama – Santiago.

o  Santiago – Easter Island – Santiago

  • 5 nights in **** Four Star Hotels in a double room.
  • 5 nights in Superior Guest House in double room.
  • Regimen of accommodation and breakfast.
  • 4 box lunch lunches during the excursions.
  • Transfers and excursions indicated in private vehicles.
  • Accompanying guide from Spain specialized in Easter Island.
  • Air rates.
  • Basic travel insurance (insurance coverage here).

Price does not include:

  • International flights from the country of origin.
  • Entrance fee to Rapa Nui National Park: $ 80.00 (direct payment at destination).
  • Tips for local guides: An estimate of € 15.00 is estimated.
    Drinks at meals, phone calls or personal expenses.
  • Any service that is not mentioned above.

​Other optional services:

  • Optional cancellation insurance: € 40.00 (Optional insurance coverage here).
  • Supplement for single room: Price to be determined.
  • Extra transfers airport-hotel and hotel-airport for those who do not arrive with the group from Madrid by way (on the minimum basis of 2 people): Price to be determined.
  • Extra nights in Santiago per person in a double room: Price to be determined.

General information for the reservation:

General conditions:

– The price of the international air ticket from the country of origin is not included, and it is borne by each traveler. We remain available to clients in case they wish us to handle this issue from our agency.
– They can request prices of international flights, without the consultation requires any kind of commitment on the part of the traveler, who can acquire their international tickets where it suits you best, regardless of whether you make the tour with us or your optional extensions.
– Airport taxes are subject to revision until the time of ticket issuance.
– In most countries of the world, hotels do not have triple rooms. In the case of wanting to sleep three people in the same room, the hotels include a portable bed in the double rooms, so from our agency we always recommend traveling in double or single rooms with supplement, for the convenience of travelers.
– The order of the visits could vary, if for organizational and logistics needs it was more advisable.

Cancellation fees:

– This trip is subject to special conditions of cancellation expenses on the total amount of the trip, in addition to being governed by the general conditions of the Law of Combined Travel.
– In case of hiring flights, once issued the air tickets can not be modified, nor canceled, so in case of cancellation, the costs are 100% of the air ticket, regardless of the expenses corresponding to the days of cancellation.

Reservations:

Reservation requests can be sent to any of these email addresses: juanadrada@larutadelascivilizaciones.com or harrycostin@yahoo.com, indicating the full name, as it appears in the passport, nationality, passport number, email and telephone contact.

Information request:

It can be done by email to any of the two previous addresses.
Calling by phone or WhatsApp to the trip coordinator Harry Costin, to the telephone number of Spain: +34 651 566 523.
Calling by phone directly to our office in Alicante, Spain, where we will also answer questions: +34 965 162 742.

Rhythms and means of payment:

General conditions:

– The price of the international air ticket from the country of origin is not included, and it is borne by each traveler. We remain available to clients in case they wish us to handle this issue from our agency.
– They can request prices of international flights, without the consultation requires any kind of commitment on the part of the traveler, who can acquire their international tickets where it suits you best, regardless of whether you make the tour with us or your optional extensions.
– Airport taxes are subject to revision until the time of ticket issuance.
– In most countries of the world, hotels do not have triple rooms. In the case of wanting to sleep three people in the same room, the hotels include a portable bed in the double rooms, so from our agency we always recommend traveling in double or single rooms with supplement, for the convenience of travelers.
– The order of the visits could vary, if for organizational and logistics needs it was more advisable.

Cancellation fees:

– This trip is subject to special conditions of cancellation expenses on the total amount of the trip, in addition to being governed by the general conditions of the Law of Combined Travel.
– In case of hiring flights, once issued the air tickets can not be modified, nor canceled, so in case of cancellation, the costs are 100% of the air ticket, regardless of the expenses corresponding to the days of cancellation.

Reservations:

Reservation requests can be sent to our email address juanadrada@larutadelascivilizaciones.com, indicating the full name, as it appears in the passport, nationality, passport number, email and contact telephone number.

Information request:

It can be done by email to the previous address.

Calling by phone directly to our office in Alicante, Spain, where we will also answer questions: +34 965 162 742.

Rhythms and means of payment:

First reservation deposit:

900.00 euros per person as a first payment to confirm the place.
Payments for optional services:
40.00 euros per person, just in case you want to hire the Optional Cancellation Insurance.
The places available at this moment are limited to 25 people, until next October 15, 2020. From there, the confirmation of new places will depend on the availability in the hotels and flights that we have reserved for the circuit, and the price may vary.

By deposit or bank transfer:

Bank Name: Banco Sabadell
Agency: Avenida Alfonso el Sabio, 14. 03004 Alicante. Spain
Swift: BSAB ESBB
Account no: 0081 1034 73 0001064010
IBAN: ES83 0081 1034 7300 0106 4010
Beneficiary: Juan Adrada Lozano – Travel the World.
Beneficiary Address: Virgen del Socorro, 13 – 6º right. 03002 Alicante. Spain.

And send the voucher by email.

In the case of having to make international transfers, many of our customers are lately using an online transfer system called TransferWise, which seems very cheap and effective. For more information you can access the website https://transferwise.com/es/. The page can be translated into many languages, including Portuguese.

By credit card:

Providing full name of the cardholder, card number, expiration date and security code.
Charges on credit cards will have an increase of 2% of the total amount for bank charges.
We can not carry out operations with American Express cards.

Other payment systems:
We can not accept other payment systems, especially money transfers by Western Union or any other system that forces us to have to go collect the money personally in a street office.

Second payment:
It will be done by the same means, before March 1, 2021.
800.00 euros per person as second payment.

Payments for optional services:
Full amount of XXX, 00 euros if you want to hire the individual room supplement.

Final payment:
Before June 1, 2021, sixty days before departure, the final payment will be made for the missing amount, including air tickets, airport taxes, extra transfers, optional excursions or any other service not included in the package. base price.

Payments in destination:
Tips for local guides: A forecast of 15.00 euros is estimated.
Entrance fee to the Rapa Nui National Park: $ 80.00.

Visa from Chile:
Travelers who need a visa to enter the country, are responsible for having their documentation in order before starting the trip, for which they must inform themselves about the necessary requirements by contacting personally the nearest Consulate to their place of residence. The passport must be valid for at least six months at the time of starting the trip.

The Path of Civilizations is a product of Viajes por el Mundo.
Virgen del Socorro, 13 – 6º Dcha. – 03002 Alicante – Spain

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