Location: Santiago, Valparaiso & Easter Island, Chile
Tour 1 Dates: January 14 – 22, 2021 2 Spaces Available
Tour 2 Dates: January 24 – February 3 Spaces Available
Cost: $6699 double occupancy, $1000 single supplement, $1000 deposit due upon registration.
Description: Easter Island is a remote volcanic island, famed for its mysterious stone statues called moai. The more than 900 statues are found all over this island of rugged coastlines and friendly local people. The statues were created by the island’s earliest inhabitants and there are many different theories about why they were created. Tom’s favorite way to capture the moai is using speed lights with gels to bring out the striking details of the statues against a beautiful sunset. We also plan to use speed lights to photograph the local people in Easter Island and on the Chilean mainland.
As a territory of Chile, there is no better approach to Easter Island than by starting in the Chilean capital of Santiago. We will spend the first day photographing in and above the city of Santiago and then day trip up the Aconcagua Valley to photograph the tallest mountain in South America. We will stop along the way to visit one of Chile’s famous wineries. Next we travel to the seaside town of Valparaiso, famous for its colorful hillsides of houses overlooking the coastline.
We fly to Easter Island the next day (flight included in price) and start our exploration of the statues, volcanos and stunning landscapes which make Easter Island a “must see” destination. The remoteness of this island makes for wonderfully unpolluted night skies. The beaches are pristine, the local culture is compelling. You may not want to come back!
Closest Airport: Santiago International Airport in Santiago, Chile
Included in the fee:
- 2 Full time tour leaders to assist the group during the trip
- Lodging for 10 nights
- Overland private bus transportation
- In country round trip flight from Santiago to Easter Island
- Meals as mentioned in itinerary: All breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D)
- Park entrance fees
Local bilingual guides for excursions as necessary
- Copy of Tom’s ebook Create Better Photographs
Participants will provide their own:
Personal expenses, tips, beverages during meals, other meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary description.
- International travel round trip to Santiago, Chile