Combine your expedition with a visit to one of the most mysterious places on earth—Easter Island. Home to silent sentinels of a long-lost culture, this tiny island is located 2,300 miles west of Chile in the Pacific Ocean and almost 1,200 miles from its nearest island neighbor. Learn about the ancient Rapa Nui culture that grew up in isolation. Where did these people come from and why did they carve more than 600 giant moai or stone statues?
Please note: the Easter Island extension is only available on select departures.
Important: your Easter Island extension flights must be booked through Lindblad Expeditions for an additional cost. Please call for full details on pricing and departure dates.
Day 1 - Disembark Ship / Santiago, Chile
Disembark the ship today and fly to Santiago (by charter, National Geographic Resolution, select National Geographic Explorer; by commercial via Buenos Aires, select departures National Geographic Endurance, National Geographic Explorer). On arrival, check in to our airport hotel. Dinner this evening is on your own. (B).
Day 2 - Santiago, Chile / Easter Island
This morning, grab an early breakfast and return to the airport to board your commercial flight to Easter Island. On arrival you’ll be greeted by local hosts and escorted to the Explora Rapa Nui hotel (or similar), your base for the next three nights. Enjoy an orientation by the expert local guides at the lodge and, time permitting, select your first excursion. (B, L, D)
Day 3-4 - Easter Island
Take advantage of the flexibility our hotel offers and have the pleasure of choosing from a variety of half or full day excursions by foot, by vehicle, or by bike. Consult with the local experts daily to maximize your opportunity to explore the island as you wish with your shipmates, with new friends, or on your own. Each corner of the island has its own unique qualities, history, geologic and archaeologic wonders, and of course, the mysterious moai. (B,L,D)
Day 5 - Easter Island / Santiago
Check out this morning and, time permitting, enjoy a final half day excursion. Or, remain and relax in the comfort of the hotel until noon check-out. At midday, transfer to the airport for a return flight to Santiago. Connect to late-night homebound flights. (B)
Costs & What's Included
Accommodation in Santiago and on Easter Island, transfers in conjunction with flights to/from Santiago and Easter Island, meals as indicated, excursions as indicated.
Meals not indicated, transfers not associated with flights or excursions, personal items, visa fees, gratuity to hotel staff and guides.
All airfares are not included. Flights for this extension must be booked through Lindblad. Limited Business Class availability.
National Geographic Endurance / select National Geographic Explorer: Buenos Aires-to-Santiago (one-way); Santiago/Easter Island/Santiago (round-trip)
National Geographic Resolution / select National Geographic Explorer: Santiago/Easter Island/Santiago (round-trip)