Easter Island adventure holiday

Description of Easter Island adventure holiday

Explore the highlights of Santiago and Easter Island on this week-long tailor-made holiday to Chile. 3* accommodation in locally-owned hotels, private airport transfers with your own personal guide, tours in Santiago and Easter Island, domestic flights, and 24-hour assistance throughout your holiday.

HOLIDAY OVERVIEW
You'll begin your holiday in Chile's cosmopolitan capital city, Santiago! Your private guide will be waiting to meet you at the airport and take you to your boutique hotel, perfectly located for sightseeing. You'll enjoy a city tour, before being flown across the Pacific to the mysterious Easter Island. Here, you'll have a number of guided tours to ensure you see the highlights, whilst having enough free time to relax and enjoy this beautiful island. We'll then fly you back to the mainland in time for your international departure.

NOTE
This is a completely tailor-made holiday which can be customised or amended in any way to suit your requirements and budget. No fixed departure dates or minimum numbers, and we can include private services throughout if desired. Can begin and end on any date to suit you.

INCLUDED
. 6-nights accommodation
. Breakfast everyday
. Private airport transfers
. Guided tours & entrance fees
. Domestic flights

NOT INCLUDED
. Meals not specified
. Travel insurance
. International flights* & airport taxes

*We can also compare and book international flights from any destination on dates to suit you.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Easter Island adventure holiday

Environment

In order to ensure we protect the environment and minimise our ecological footprint we recycle in our UK office and use recycled ink cartridges. We also minimise our waste by limiting the number of holiday brochures we print. Instead, we refer potential customers to our online resources and send most of our holiday information via email.

We always recommend overland travel using local transportation as opposed to short domestic flights where possible. In this case, the only way to reach Easter Island is by air, so we recommend a minimum of 3 nights there. This ensures tourists spend more time on the island, supporting the economy by purchasing meals and souvenirs from local businesses.

We use hotels on Easter Island that are committed to sustaining the environment, by using local stone in their construction and respecting the architectural style of the island, such as the Puku Vai hotel, and by focusing on sustainability and self-sufficiency, such as the Hanga Roa Eco-Village hotel.

Waste is a big problem on Easter Island, as there are no waste management facilities on the island so most garbage has to be carried back to the mainland by cargo plane. In a bid to improve things, our suppliers recommend visitors take re-usable drinks bottles with them to Easter Island, and use the recycling bins provided wherever possible. If it's not possible to dispose of something safely on the island we recommend visitors take the litter with them until it can be disposed of correctly.

Our guides understand the fragile nature of the sites of interest on Easter Island, and help visitors understand how to respect these sites. Whether that be to stay on the designated paths or not to touch the statues. In special cases guides may change the tour itinerary in order to protect the sites, for example, if weather conditions cause paths to become flooded or unsafe. We may also suggest sunset or sunrise tours, to limit the number of tourists at a site at any one time.

We are a member of Sustainable Travel International, a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting awareness, appreciation and respect for local people and the environment through education and outreach programmes.

Community

In order to ensure we have a positive impact on local economies and provide socially responsible holidays we only use local suppliers, which helps keep the money generated through tourism within local communities through employment of local guides, drivers and reps.

We always recommend locally-owned restaurants and hotels where possible, aiming to support local communities and give customers the opportunity to ‘travel like a local’. We also provide customers with a list of recommended restaurants tailor-made to their destination and dietary requirements but with a focus on family-run restaurants.

We include day trips in all our holidays, and try to offer a variety of tours to ensure tourists visit the popular sights as well some off-the-beaten-track places which don't benefit as much from tourism. Some of these tours involve transport by horseback rather than motor vehicle.

We regularly provide customers with alternative tour options, for those particularly interested in learning more about the cultural history of the island, its religious history, or ways in which communities carry on these cultural practices. Tours include a 'Umu' dinner party, with locals of the island who will demonstrate ancient cooking techniques and traditional meals.

We work with hotels with similar ethical beliefs, including the Hanga Roa Eco-Village, which supports local charities, working closely with and donating to educational programmes.

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