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                     Treasure hunt on Easter Island                      

Discover Easter Island with your family and in a most unusual way is possible! Easter Island, its mysterious Moai, ancestral traditions, dances and songs, Polynesian intonations, there is no better a destination for a family life-size scavenger hunt! Follow your kids as they search for the centre of the world, at their side you'll discover if this important legend is a myth or a reality. Between surprising landscapes and fun activities, Esencia promises you an unforgettable journey on the world's most mysterious island.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Santiago de Chile - Valparaiso & Viña del mar - Concon
  • Day 2: Valparaiso & Viña del mar - Concon - Valparaiso & Viña del mar - Santiago de Chile
  • Day 3: Santiago de Chile - Hanga Roa
  • Day 4: Hanga Roa
  • Day 5: Hanga Roa
  • Day 6: Hanga Roa
  • Day 7: Hanga Roa
  • Day 8: Hanga Roa
  • Day 9: Hanga Roa - Santiago de Chile - Hanga Roa - Santiago de Chile
  • Day 10: Santiago de Chile

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Santiago de Chile - Valparaiso & Viña del mar - Concon

Personalized reception at the airport of Santiago in the Rapa Nui tradition (flower necklace, instruction for the treasure hunt).
Arrival in Santiago and private transfer to Valparaíso.
English-speaking guide.

Lunch in a vineyard included (no drinks)


Night at the hotel Boutique Casadoca ****

Included : english speaking guide, transfer arrival, lunch (no drinks), drinks, room & breakfast

Day 2: Valparaiso & Viña del mar - Concon - Valparaiso & Viña del mar - Santiago de Chile


Early morning awakening to go kayaking in one of the most beautiful bays in South America. After that, it is time to be initiated to surf in the rapanui tradition.

End of the day in a dreamlike landscape with immense sand dunes which offer adrenaline-packed descents in sand board. After that sports challenge, have a well-deserved aperitif at the top of a dune to watch the sun set on the bay.
Private transfer from Valparaiso to Santiago airport.

Night at the Holiday Inn Santiago Airport hotel ****

Included : english speaking guide, private transport, equipment rental, excursion (private), drinks, room & breakfast

Day 3: Santiago de Chile - Hanga Roa


Domestic flight from Santiago to Easter Island (time to be confirmed).

Transfer from the airport to the hotel.

Arrival at Hanga Roa, and visit of the village, following the mythical story of the settlement of the first inhabitant: the king Hotu Matua. This is when you will find out about the script you will follow during these couple of days in Easter Island. You will have to find the center of the world, its shape and its place. Each day on the island, there will be activities and ordeals, and their outcome will help you know more about this center of the world.

Night at the hotel Hanga Roa *****

Included : domestic flight, airport tax, english speaking guide, transfer arrival, entrance fees, room & breakfast

Day 4: Hanga Roa


Day at leisure to take time to discover and wander around Easter Island.
This morning, you will altogether (parents with children) sculpt what you think is the center of the world.

Night at the hotel Hanga Roa *****

Included : english speaking guide, private transport, equipment rental, room & breakfast

Day 5: Hanga Roa

Today, you will visit Hanga Roa's museum: the Anthropological museum Padre Sebastián Englert. It aims at preserving Easter Island's heritage. You will all learn a little of the RongoRongo language, and find clues in the museum that will help you figure out the shape of the center of the world.
Today you will go birdwatching: seagulls, frigate birds, and the nowadays very rare black stern. This last bird used to play a main role in Easter Island's traditions: each year, men swam to the Motu Nui Island, and tried to bring back one of its eggs, symbol of the creation of the human gender.

Night at the hotel Hanga Roa *****

Included : english speaking guide, entrance fees, private transport, equipment rental, room & breakfast

Day 6: Hanga Roa

In the morning, along with some local specialists, you will cook the famous Curanto in the traditional way using the “Ahi ma’a”, the traditional Tahitian oven. This oven is in fact, a simple pit dug in the ground layered with wood. Porous volcanic stones are placed over the wood layer. Once the wood has been consumed by the fire, the stones are transformed into an efficient heat source. Once the adequate temperature has been reached, the stones are covered with banana leaves. You will then enjoy the food you have prepared.
Now that you know how the center of the world looks like, you will have to find its place. You will spend this half day snorkeling and diving to make sure the center of the world is not under the sea. You will be able to spot 144 different species of sea grass, 111 different species of fish, and if you are lucky, even some turtles. The clue that you will find tells you the center of the world is on land.

Night at the hotel Hanga Roa *****

Included : english speaking guide, private transport, equipment rental, room & breakfast

Day 7: Hanga Roa


A car will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the departure point of the tour. Initially, you will ride along the north-western coast, visiting the Cave of Two Windows along the way. The tour continues to Ahu Akivi, which is one of the very few ceremonial platforms not located by the sea. Its seven Moais have been restored to their standing position and look towards the setting sun, to Hiva, the Pacific island that is presumed to have been the original home of the first Polynesian settlers here. After visiting the Ahu, you ride back to Tahai, where your hotel transfer is waiting.

Night under tent, sky observation if the weather allows it.
Included : english speaking guide, private transport, equipment rental, room & breakfast, excursion (private)

Day 8: Hanga Roa

In the morning, you will hike for half a day, and try to find all the clues dispersed along the way. Those clues will help you figure out where the center of the world is!

Finally, you found the center of the world. Your guide will explain the legend to you. Then, transfer to Orongo, where you will be rewarded. From this place, the view over the Rano Kau Volcano, ceremonial sites and the Pacific Ocean is breathtaking.

Night at the hotel Hanga Roa *****

Included : english speaking guide, private transport, guide (hiking), equipment rental, excursion (private), room & breakfast

Day 9: Hanga Roa - Santiago de Chile


Transfer Hotel - Airport organised by your hotel.


Domestic flight from Easter Island to Santiago (time to be confirmed, flight indicated in option).

Arrival in Santiago and private transfer to your hotel.

An English-speaking guide will accompany you during the transfer.

Night at the hotel The Aubrey ****

Included : english speaking guide, transfer departure, domestic flight, airport tax, transfer arrival, room & breakfast

Day 10: Santiago de Chile

Private transfer from your hotel to Santiago airport.
International flight from Santiago de Chile to Europe (time to be confirmed, flight not included).
Included : transfer departure

Boutique Hotel Casadoca   Concon

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

The Casadoca Boutique Hotel is a pioneer in the Concon area: it is an excellent option if all you are looking for is rest and amazing views, combined with luxury and confort. The inside of the hotel, with the chemineas, the books and the amazing view to the Pacific Ocean invites you to enjoy and rest while the garden outside offers fresh air, silence and nature.

Hotel Holiday Inn Airport   Santiago de Chile

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

The elegant contemporary design and the location are the best qualities of the Holiday Inn Hotel of Santiago. You can walk from it to the airport! Santiago, 5th city of South America is really attractive, for a lot of reasons: the amazing view from San Cristobal Cerro, the shopping at the Alto Las Condes Mall, strolling in the Bellavista neighborhood, or spending the night at the Municipal Theater. The hotel facilities offer comfort and modernity: indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym, international gastronomy etc.

Hotel Hanga Roa   Hanga Roa

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

The hotel Hanga roa eco village & spa is very well located on the main coast with sea view and very close to the city centre.

Hotel The Aubrey   Santiago de Chile

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

The Aubrey Hotel is the result of the combination of a unique history and a successful renovation. It is a real haven of peace which allows to escape from the turmoil of the Chilean capital city. Each one of the 15 beautiful bedrooms are decorated with taste and uniqueness, has its own private bathroom, and most of them have a terrace or a balcony. The garden, with the swimming pool, the jacuzzi and the falls, is a real oasis. The games of light turn your stay at The Aubrey into a real artistic experience.

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