Chile and Easter Island January 2021 Trip Guide for Tom Bol Photo Workshops

Day 1 - Arrive in Santiago, Chile

If you fly in this day we have arranged a private pick up at the airport to transfer you to the Hotel Cumbres Lastarria. Santiago is a city surrounded by mountains and traversed by the Mapocho River.

We will go up Cerro San Cristobal to get imposing views of the city and the Andes Mountains.

Meals: Welcome dinner at the hotel.

Hotel: Hotel Cumbres Lastarria

Day 2 - Aconcagua Valley & tour a hillside winery in the Andes

  • We take a full day excursion up the Aconcagua for views of the highest mountain in South America.
  • Tour the the Vina San Esteban Winery
  • Short hike on Cerro Paidahuen to photograph ancient petroglyphs

Meals: Breakfast and lunch provided

Hotel: Hotel Cumbres Lastarria

Day 3 - Explore Valparaiso, Chile

  • 7:00am - Breakfast at hotel
  • Take private coach to coastal towns of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar
  • Photograph Vina Del Mar known as the Garden City
  • Arrive in Valparaiso a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its picturesque houses perched on its seaside hills
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Cablecar tour of the hillsides for photo access

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided

Hotel: Hotel Fauna

Day 4 - Explore Valparaiso

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Explore the colorful streets of Valparaiso
  • Drive to Santiago and overnight at hotel near airport
  • Dinner on own

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Hilatam Hotel at Aeropuerto Santiago

Day 5 - Arrive in Easter Island

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Morning flight to Easter Island - another UNESCO World Heritage Site with 1042 basalt statues called Moais
  • Viist Ahu Tahsi - a ceremonial site with Moais on a platform
  • Sunset photo session with statues
  • Return to hotelier dinner

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Hotel: Hotel Altiplanico

Day 6 - Explore Easter Island

  • 7:00 am - Breakfast at hotel
  • Photograph several temples with statues
  • Visit and photograph Rano Raraku Volcano and Anakena Beach
  • Picnic lunch
  • Return to hotel for dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided

Hotel: Hotel Altiplanico

Day 7 - Photograph a Volcano on Easter Island

  • Breakfast
  • Photograph crater of Rano Kat Volcano on the southern tip of the island with tropical flowers and fruit trees.
  • Visit traditional stone houses
  • Picnic lunch
  • Visit Te Pahu Caves - empty lava tubes formed after volcanic eruptions with gardens of plantains, palm trees and avocados at the entrance.
  • Dinner at the hotel

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided

Hotel: Hotel Altiplanico

Day 8 - Return to Santiago, Chile

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Sunrise photo session at Ahu Tongariki statues
  • Afternoon transfer to airport and flight to Santiago.
  • Free time to explore Santiago further

Meals: Breakfast provided; lunch and dinner on own

Hotel: Hotel Cumbres Lastarria

Day 9 - Farewell and Depart

  • Breakfast at the hotel with a morning at leisure
  • farewell lunch
  • Transfer to the airport for return flights


Created By
Cree Bol


Created with an image by Luis Alfonso Orellana - "I was walking around Valparaíso’s hills where you can see lots of Street Art. It’s a great place to walk and explore because there are interesting and beautiful murals around every corner. I ended up in a small alley where every door was painted but these ones caught my eye, the colors just made me feel like a magical land is behind the doors."