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10 Days | 9 Nights
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Patricia Lucas Jan 16, 2015 at 12:15 PM

I'm getting ready for the Jan 26th adventure. I've built in 1 night in Miami 1/25 because one never knows about the weather affecting Chicago's airport! Would like to connect with others on this trip. Are you out there?

Jim Jeffers Jan 03, 2015 at 02:28 PM

Hope you guys have safe flights. From where do you fly? I will have flown from Columbia SC, tho I live in a Sun City Community near Bluffton, SC (Hilton Head Island is one of our suburbs).
Linda Niles Jan 03, 2015 at 02:30 PM

I fly from wichita, ks, changing planes in houston. hope you have a safe fight also.

TheHiker Dec 31, 2014 at 01:55 PM

Glad to hear from other participants. It is sure to be a wonderful experience! Am reading several books and viewed the DVD Easter Island: Underworld which concentrates on the caves. Sadly, Will not be arriving early.
Linda Niles Dec 31, 2014 at 02:01 PM

I won't be arriving early either - will arrive about 10:15 the morning we start touring! I'll try to track down the DVD - love the idea of seeing some caves.
Linda Niles Dec 31, 2014 at 09:47 PM

I found the dvd you mentioned on amazon!

Linda Niles Dec 31, 2014 at 01:22 PM

am in the feb. 23 group - very excited to see this amazing place.

Jim Jeffers Dec 31, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Will arr. SCL on 21 Feb, and stay at Plaza San Francisco. Probably will take a couple local tours. Does 'the hiker' have a name? Anyone else arriving early?
Linda Niles Dec 31, 2014 at 02:05 PM

not arriving early but look forward to meeting you - very excited for this trip

TheHiker Oct 30, 2014 at 05:18 PM

It is a lifelong dream of mine to visit Rapa Nui. Will be on the February 23, 2015 tour. Interested in comments from previous participants or those traveling on this tour.
Linda Niles Dec 31, 2014 at 01:34 PM

also on this trip

Patricia Lucas Apr 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM

I will be on the Jan 26, 2015 trip. I would be interested in hearing from those on previous trips about their experiences. Also would like to connect with anyone else on my trip. I know it's early but I didn't want to miss this trip. Also wanted to get out of Chicago during the winter!
Donna Beuttell Apr 16, 2014 at 01:11 PM

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Donna Beuttell Apr 17, 2014 at 09:55 AM

You are in for an amazing trip! The Moai are spectular. Our guide was Elena and she was outstanding. Days started at 8 am breakfast followed by lectures and/or tours. We walked a lot! Take shoes with treads, capris and t-shirts (
Donna Beuttell Apr 17, 2014 at 10:03 AM

(Posted before finishing - this comment section is difficult and I already wrote you 3 times with the same info). ...t-shirts, and a packable rain covering. The only rain we got was when we were coming back from the supermarket. We made a daily trip there to gett wine cuz we would run out every evening. We sat on the room's porch each evening between tours and dinner. We didn't plan ahead enough! Don't forget the sun screen. You don't need bug spray - there are none. The food was delicious especially fish and dessert. Good thing we hiked a lot. The hotel is nice.
Donna Beuttell Apr 17, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Donna Beuttell Apr 17, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Posted before finishine AGAIN! The supermarket is a left out of the hotel, to the corner, walk right and the store is halfway up the block . It's good to know. A few of us sat out on the room's porch every evening between tours and dinner and afterwords. In all, the trip was fantastic and it went by too quickly. Let me know if you have questions. If not, have a wonderful trip!

Maryann Grodin Mar 25, 2014 at 07:30 PM

Hi Elena - how are things on the island? Have the earthquakes effected the island? It is almost time! Who else is going? Let's talk! Ilooks like it will be warm and wet. Any packing advice Elena? Will there be more ants? Should we bring bug stuff? Can hardlybwait.
Maryann Grodin Mar 29, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Am packing to fly tomorrow. Elena, any
Maryann Grodin Mar 29, 2014 at 12:21 PM

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