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CHILE / RAPA NUI (EASTER ISLAND)

The Atacama Desert and Easter Island: Different Worlds

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Program #3892RJ
20 Days | 19 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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. There’s 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.
Journey through two of the world’s most enchanting and mysterious locales: the Atacama Desert and Easter Island. Explore the varying differences between the civilization that thrived in the Atacama salt flat and the mysterious cultural phenomenon known as Easter Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Embrace Chile’s natural beauty as you immerse yourself in the history and culture of this ancient land.


Highlights

• Visit the pre-Inca fortress of Pukara de Quitor in Atacama.
• Explore the Atacama Salt Flat where flamingo colonies nest.
• Discover the significance of the Orongo Ceremonial Village on Easter Island.

Activity Notes

Walking over uneven terrain during field trips and excursions.

Itinerary Summary

Arrivals Santiago, 2 nights; fly to Calama, coach to San Pedro de Atacama, 4 nights; coach to Calama, fly to Iquique, 4 nights; fly to Santiago, 1 night; fly to Rapa Nui (Easter Island), 5 nights; fly to Santiago, 1 night; departures.

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Included
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17 nights of accommodations
52 meals: 17 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 17 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
20 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances
5 Flights during the program

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