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Easter Island: The Majesty and Mystery of Rapa Nui

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10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Apr 1, 2014
Meet Group Leader at 12:15 PM for orientation in the hotel lobby and then lunch.
You will be staying at the Hotel Plaza San Francisco that night.
Location: Santiago
Nearest airport: Arturo Merino Benitez Airport
Transportation to site: 1. Head south on Camino A Lampa toward Amrico Vespucio go 1.8 km 2. Continue onto Vespucio Norte Express for 1.1 km 3. Take the exit onto Costanera Norte. Travel 11.8 km 4. Take the exit toward Autopista Central for 450 m 5. Slight right onto Autopista Central for 1.0 km 6. Slight right onto Manuel Rodrguez and drive 1.1 km 7. Turn right onto Liber Bernardo O'Higgins Hotel Plaza San Francisco will be on the right. Total Distance is 18 km and takes approximately 25 minutes

End of Program
Apr 8, 2014
Ends after breakfast and flight from Easter Island to Santiago's Arturo Merino Benitez Airport.
You will be staying at the Hotel Otai the night before.
Location: Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
Transportation to site: 1. Head west on Te Pito O Te Henua toward Avareipua for 170 m 2. Take the 2nd left onto Atanu Tekena. Drive for 1.3 km 3. Turn right to stay on Atanu Tekena and travel 350 m 4. Turn left onto Policarpo Toro; go 850 m 5. Continue onto Rano Kau for 600 m 6. Turn left. The airport will be on the left Total Distance is 4 km and takes approximately 6 minutes.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located in the center of Santiago’s business and financial district, the Hotel Plaza San Francisco is within walking distance of museums, the opera house, the subway and shops. The hotel completed a renovation in 2007 and is reputed as Santiago’s premier hotel. Its Bristol Restaurant has received a variety of national and international culinary distinctions.

Contact info:
Alameda 816
Santiago, Chile
phone: +56 2 360 4444
web: www.plazasanfrancisco.cl

Room amenities: The rooms in Hotel Plaza San Francisco include minibars and safes. Televisions are equipped with satellite channels. All accommodations provide desks, complimentary newspapers, and multi-line phones with voice mail. Bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations with handheld showerheads, bathrobes, makeup/shaving mirrors, and hair dryers. All units feature refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Additional amenities include windows that open and complimentary toiletries.

Facility amenities: Hotel Plaza San Francisco has a full-service spa, an indoor pool, laundry service, fitness center, a sauna, restaurant, and bar/lounge. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. Business amenities include a business center, small meeting rooms, and a meeting/conference room. The property has designated areas for smoking.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 1:00 PM

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Otai means "In the Coast" in Rapa Nui language. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the Hotel Otai is a simple, quaint hotel located in the center of Hanga Roa and just a short walk to the coastline. (PLEASE NOTE: Hotels in Easter Island are basic by North American Standards. They are clean, safe and well-kept but all materials must be brought from the mainland by air or by monthly supply ship. Please set your expectations appropriately.)

Contact info:
Te Pito o Te Henua s/n
Hanga Roa
Rapa Nui-Easter Island, Chile
phone: +(563) 210-0250
web: www.hotelotai.com

Room amenities: Phone, hairdryer (to be requested at the reception desk), A/C, min bar, in room safe.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool, laundry service, television room and Internet access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after:
No special Road Scholar rates or discounts are available. Participants need to book directly with the hotel should they require post stay accommodations.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
7 nights of accommodations
20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
2 Performances
2 Flights during the program


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