Atacama to Rapa Nui

Explore the natural beauty and embrace the thrilling adventures of Chile on a 10 day journey from the Desert to the Sea! Your experience begins in the raw and drastic landscapes of the Atacama Desert. Enjoy a few days here before heading to the charming capital city of Santiago. Admire the architecture, learn about the rich history. From there, continue on to Rapa Nui, Easter Island to dive deep into this unique island culture and beautiful landscapes mixed with ocean views. Your exploration will then guide you on a walk through the footsteps of ancient civilizations, as you uncover the mysteries of Easter Island, for the perfect ending to your adventure!

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Atacama Arrival

Atacama Arrival
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Accommodation: Casa Atacama
  • Meals: D

Welcome to Chile! Upon arrival in Santiago airport, you will catch your flight to Calama. Here, a shared transfer will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.


From wide, flat saltpans, to jagged mountains and an overly-dry atmosphere, there are few matches to Atacama's beauty in South America. Atacama's alien landscape continues for miles and miles in every direction. Traveling here very much feels like removing oneself from society, from civilization, from everything. Its expansiveness allows for tons of activities from hiking to off roading, so despite the huge emptiness of the high plateau, you'll never run out of things to do.

Days 2 - 4: Atacama

Daily Summary
  • Tour: Casa Atacama Activities
  • Accommodation: Casa Atacama
  • Meals: B, L, D

Casa Atacama Activities

Casa Atacama welcomes you to enjoy the mystical landscapes, stunningly diverse scenery and exhilarating adventures of the world’s driest desert. Their professional tour guides plan excursions for all interests and skill levels, from trekking and biking to archaeological outings and cultural tours.

Day 5: Atacama - Santiago

Atacama - Santiago
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Internal Transfer
  • Tour: Half Day Santiago City Tour
  • Accommodation: Hotel Magnolia
  • Meals: B

After breakfast, a shared transfer will drive you to Calama airport where you will catch you domestic flight to Santiago.

Arriving at Santiago airport a private transfer will be waiting for you to drive you to your hotel in Lastarria neighborhood.

Half Day Santiago City Tour

In the afternoon your private guide will pick you at your hotel to take you on a Half Day Santiago City Tour. You will be shown the highlights of Chile’s capital city, such as the historical city center, the San Cristobal Hill and the Bellavista neighborhood.


A city, which for many years has played second fiddle to Buenos Aires and Rio, Santiago is used to being the underdog metropolis in South America. However, since it's 200-year anniversary, public work projects have aimed to rejuvenate a once stale region, into a desirable destination in itself. The result is that now, more than ever, Santiago is turning into a city worth visiting. New and trendy restaurants, modern hotels, excited locals and bustling shops combine for the perfect gateway to Chile.

Day 6: Santiago - Easter Island

Santiago - Easter Island
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Internal Transfer
  • Accommodation: Hare Noi Hotel
  • Meals: B, L, D

After breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the airport in Santiago where you will catch your flight to Easter Island. Here you will be met by a shared transfer from Hare Noi who will take you to your hotel on the island. You will arrive in time to have lunch and enjoy an afternoon activity with the Hare Noi guides.

Easter Island

Easter Island, also known by the name "Rapa Nui" in the local language, is located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. This small island is one of the most isolated places on Earth and most famous for its fascinating 887 monumental statues, called "moai". The huge statues are scattered throughout the 15 mile long island, literally creating an open air museum. While you're not busy exploring the statues in disbelief, the island also features fabulous beaches for diving, snorkeling and surfing, offering opportunity for adventure in every way.

Days 7 - 8: Easter Island

Easter Island
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Hare Noi Hotel Activities
  • Accommodation: Hare Noi Hotel
  • Meals: B, L, D

Hare Noi Hotel Activities

You will have 2 full days to enjoy Hare Noi and the wonderful all-inclusive shared excursions they offer. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Easter Island’s fascinating archeology and culture have sparked the curiosity of travelers from all over the world. With a secluded location 3,500 kilometers from the coast of South America and over 2,000 miles from the nearest inhabited island, Easter Island is one of the most remote places on Earth.

The native Rapa Nui inhabitants have developed a rich cultural history here over the last 1,000 years. The ancient islanders are best known for their mysterious moai – monolithic human figures carved from stone – which can be seen on platforms around the island’s perimeter.

Hare Noi offers numerous excursions to help visitors make the most of their time on this fascinating volcanic island.

Day 9: Easter Island - Santiago

Easter Island - Santiago
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Internal Transfer
  • Accommodation: Hotel Magnolia
  • Meals: B

According to your flight schedule, a regular transfer will drive you to Mataveri airport in Easter Island to catch your flight back to Santiago. Upon arrival, a private transfer will be waiting for you to drive you to The Magnolia Hotel to enjoy your last night in Chile.

Day 10: Santiago Departure

Santiago Departure
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Meals: B

Although your adventure must come to an end today, you will be leaving with new friends, amazing experiences and memories to cherish for the rest of your life. Once you have checked out of your hotel in Santiago, you will be met by your driver and transferred to the airport in good time to board your international departure flight.

We wish you safe and happy travels home! (This service is on a private basis.)


Casa Atacama

Casa Atacama

Casa Atacama is located at the heart of San Pedro de Atacama and provides an oasis of calm and intimacy for those looking to unwind after a trek or simply to enjoy being away from it all. The décor is minimalistic and chic, while still preserving a genuine, local ambience with small artefacts and vivid detail. The 25 bedrooms are spacious and offer private inside gardens and terraces. Sustainability is a priority in this remarkable hotel through the use of solar panels for heating and light, as well as ecological facilities. The excursions are conducted in small groups and are tailored to suit different interests and fitness levels, with over 40 desert experiences to choose from. The Spa offers massages, reiki and reflexology, a sauna, an outdoor swimming pool and a Jacuzzi, all set in a wonderfully peaceful, natural environment.

Hotel Magnolia

Hotel Magnolia

Following a meticulous two year full renovation of a 1929 mansion in Santiago’s historic downtown, you will now find the world class Hotel Magnolia lying in the heart of the city center. This 42 room property is the first of its kind in the city’s “El Centro” neighborhood. This area features a seamless fusion of the city’s past and its future, offering historic beauty that blends together with the luxurious accommodations, gourmet restaurant, and a perfect location at the foot of the Cerro Santa Lucia hilltop park. Sit back and relax on the lovely rooftop outdoor terrace, to soak up the true essence of Santiago and make the most of your stay.

Hare Noi Hotel

Hare Noi Hotel

Hare Noi is located in one of the most exotic destinations of our country: Easter Island. Myth and reality merge in a unique landscape, in which both nature and energy of a culture like no other, give life to the most remote inhabited island in the world. Located 7 minutes from town and with a stunning view of the Rano Kau volcano, the hotel also offers a panoramic view of bay Hanga Roa o Tai and spectacular and exclusive excursions that will make guests to immerse themselves in the history of a unique place filled with ancestral traditions and customs.

Pricing and Details

Starting from $ 4,957 per person

*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.

Price Includes

  • Full support before, during & after your trip
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Tours/activities as mentioned
  • Transport as mentioned

Price Excludes

  • International & domestic flights
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides, drivers
  • Taxes and fees

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