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Easter Island Rapa Nui - O'Tai Hotel

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 573

Escape to one of the most remote islands on the planet on this Easter Island vacation. Staying at Hotel O’Tai, you’ll enjoy comfortable accommodations as you explore this mysterious island, which is famously dotted with statues and temples from a past civilization.


This 3-day Chile vacation takes you to a comfortable hotel on Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui to its Polynesian inhabitants.

Easter Island or Rapa Nui is one of the world’s most isolated islands and certainly one of its most mysterious. It’s famous the world over for the iconic statues that dot the landscape (the moai) and the unknown nature of its historical decline continues to fascinate scholars and amateur historians. Of course, beyond the island’s fascinating Polynesian culture and the pervasive myths that surround the island, Easter Island is a gorgeous South Pacific getaway. During your time on Easter Island, you’ll stay at Hotel O’Tai, a family-friendly hotel situated two minutes from the sea on the island’s southwest. Its 40 comfortable and large rooms amidst verdant gardens offer a perfect base to explore the island’s historical icons and take advantage of the warm waters and incredible weather.

While staying at Hotel O’Tai, you’ll take a full day tour around the island to experience its mystical secrets and the white-sand beach of Anakena, where the first Polynesians settled the island. Beginning at Hango Road, you’ll head to the east coast and visit the temples of Ahu Akahanga and Ahu Tongariki. At Ahu Akahanga, you’ll see toppled moai litter the Earth, while Ahu Tongariki boasts restored statues that give you a glimpse into the heights of the island’s past. After exploring the temples, head to the volcanic slopes of the quarry of Rano Raraku to see where the stone that made the moai came from. After the tour, take advantage of the waters around the hotel to snorkel or scuba dive and see the colourful world beneath the waves.

This Chile vacation reveals the natural and historical wonders of Easter Island.


 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 573

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Day 1

Rapa Nui

On your arrival in to the Mataveri airport, from the mainland, you will be met with the traditional reception of a flower necklace and welcome drink made from fruits from the island - remember this is a Polynesian Island! After the warm welcome, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Please note this day is a full day of travel.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

OTai Hotel

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    OTai Hotel



    Hotel O'tai which means "In the Coast" was founded in 1968 with only 4 rooms. The hotel has now expanded to 40 rooms which are characterized by its friendly, family atmosphere. The hotel's location is surrounded by beautiful gardens of indigenous flora of Rapa Nui ...

    Hotel O'tai which means "In the Coast" was founded in 1968 with only 4 rooms. The hotel has now expanded to 40 rooms which are characterized by its friendly, family atmosphere. The hotel's location is surrounded by beautiful gardens of indigenous flora of Rapa Nui generating a nice sense of tranquility and harmony.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 2

Rapa Nui

Easter Island is one of the most isolated islands in the world but 1200 years ago a double-hulled canoe filled with seafarers from a distant culture landed upon its shores. Over the centuries that followed a remarkable society developed in isolation on the island. For reasons still unknown, they began carving giant statues out of volcanic rock. These monuments, known as "moai", are some of the most incredible ancient relics ever discovered.

Experience the beauty, mystery and dramatic scenery of Easter Island in this full-day tour to Anakena, a white sand beach said to have been the landing point of Polynesian chief Hotu Matu’a who first settled the island. The tour starts in Hanga Roa, from where we will explore the Southeastern and Northeastern coasts of the island, visiting the temples of Ahu, Akahanga and Tongariki.

Against an ocean backdrop, discover the original ceremonial site of Ahu Akahanga and ponder over its toppled moai. Then view restored statues at Ahu Tongariki, before exploring the volcanic slopes and quarry of Rano Raraku, where most moai originated and can be found. After a box lunch, finish the day by relaxing on the white sand beach of Anakena.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Onward Travels

Today after breakfast you have a chance for some last minute shopping before being transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Santiago.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Tours indicated in the itinerary
  • Guest welcome kit

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

TB CONDORTEAS15CS: RAPANUI 2OH 3D
10 Dec 2017

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