Chile Itinerary – Santiago, Valparaiso, Vina Del Mar, Easter Island

Day 1 – Arrive in Santiago, go to accommodation. Depending on what time you arrive and where you are staying, take a walk nearby, check out the shops and restaurants.

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Day 2 – Hop on Hop off bus or book a half or full day guided City tour. I highly recommend the free walking tours and always tip well. The guides are very knowledgeable.

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Day – 3 Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso full day trip.

Lunch is provided on the tour.

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Day – 4 Book another city, or grab a map and go back to your favorite places. Or book another day tour. Day trip to Cajon del Maipo, Concha y Toro winery tours, or Portillo Inca Langoon.

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Day – 5 Free day to walk, shop or visit as many restaurants as possible. If that doesn’t interest you, there are many tours on Viator and Get your Guide, or ask at your accommodation reception.

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Suggested Activities: Day trip to Cajon Del Maipo, Concho y Toro, Maipo wine tours, Portillo Inca Lagoon at the Andes Mountains Artisan Markets, Hop on Hop off bus and cable car, or Museums, bike tours or a yoga class.

I highly recommend the Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos. Very thorough and informative exhibitions on the human rights violations and subsequent exodus of many Chilean citizens from 1973-1990.

Day – 6 Santiago – Easter Island. Airport for a 5 hour flight to Easter Island. Depending on when you get there, check into your accommodation, and take a walk around town.

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The main commercial area is very small. only a few streets and it’s walking distance from the airport. So, most hotels and hostels offer a shuttle service to pick up you and your suitcases. If not, you can probably walk or at least take a cheap taxi…sometimes just a person with a car offering you a ride for a few bucks. It’s very casual here.

Day -7- 11, Let’s see some Moai’s! There are many packages and tour bundles offered on Viator and Get your Guide. I usually choose to mix it up and opt for tours and free days to explore at my own pace. Depending on how much money you want to spend or how scheduled you want your experience, tours are great to ensure you see every possible site and learn the history and mysteries of this fascinating island. The island is made up of a commercial area, main residential area, park, and forbidden area. The Moai’s are spread out all over the island with tourist access to those in the park.

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Suggested Activities: 4 day tour, 2 day, full-day and half day tours with a guide and shuttle bus. Grab a map and rent a car, bike or walk to see the sites. If you need a break from the Moai’s, there are many water sports available. surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, and cultural shows every night.

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Day 12 – Easter Island to Santiago. Depending on when your flight leaves, take a last walk down the main street, shop for some Rapa Nui souvenirs or textiles. Or, have a nice meal.

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Day 13 – Last day in Chile. restaurants, shopping, tours, museums, yoga, or a last visit to a favorite restaurant.

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Day 14 – Santiago Home. Depending when your flight leaves, pack, get ready to go home.

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