Moon Valley in Chile's Atacama Desert

Stepping into Chile’s History: 10-Day Chilean Excursion

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Easter Island, San Pedro de Atacama, Santiago, Valparaíso

Suggested Duration

10 Days

On this historically based 10-day adventure through Chile, you will uncover much of the history of this cultural wonderland. From the enigmatic stone statues of Easter Island to the colorful streets of Valparaiso, Chile is known as a country that is steeped in history and culture. Gaze up at the night sky with endless stars in the Atacama Desert, admire panoramic views of Santiago and the gorgeous Andes Mountains, and trek through Easter Island’s volcanic hills.

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Trip Highlights

  • Uncover the cultural history of the ancient Rapa Nui civilization with a live performance and gourmet meal
  • Marvel at the mysterious Moai statues of Easter Island as you watch the sunrise at Ahu Tongariki
  • Delight in a phenomenal trek through Easter Island’s volcanic hills and admire panoramic views over the island
  • Relax under a sky full of endless stars on a private stargazing tour in the Atacama Desert
  • Immerse yourself in the unique landscape of the Atacama Desert’s Moon Valley on an enthralling excursion
  • Explore Santiago’s historical sites and neighborhoods before visiting the infamous home of Pablo Neruda
  • Discover the fascinating history of South America’s many civilizations at one of Santiago’s top museums
  • Witness the charming street art of Valparaiso and sample the Maipo Valley’s finest vintages

Detailed Description

Imagine gazing out over the Pacific Ocean at sunset as you indulge in a Chilean meal on Easter Island. You will travel backward through time as you delight in a private tour of Santiago’s Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art before sipping on Chile’s highest quality wines and strolling through the colorful streets of Valparaiso, which are steeped in cultural street art. On this historically based, 10-day tour of Chile, you will immerse yourself in the ancient history and culture of this fascinating country.

Your adventure will begin on the enigmatic Easter Island, which is located off of Chile’s western coast in the heart of the South Pacific Ocean. Here, you will traverse the entirety of the island, uncover its hidden treasures, and explore the ancient culture that characterizes it. By visiting the Ahu Tongariki, you will have the wonderful opportunity to experience the world-famous ancient Moai statues at sunrise. Afterward, you will delight in a cultural performance of traditional Rapa Nui music and dance that will be accompanied by a delicious meal.

From Easter Island, you will fly back to Chile’s mainland, and you will arrive in the splendid Atacama Desert. Here, you will explore the desert’s most unique sites, such as the Valle de la Luna, where you will watch the sunset. In the evening, you will delight in a private stargazing tour that will allow you to discover the local myths of the desert sky constellations. Finally, you will arrive in Santiago, which is the stunning capital of Chile. Here, you will experience the modern-day culture of the country and its intriguing history as you traverse Santiago on a private city tour. From Santiago, you will enjoy an excursion to Valparaiso and the luscious Maipo Valley. On your historically based, 10-day tour of Chile, you will experience much of the best of this eclectic country while also uncovering its deep history.

Starting Price

$3,245 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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