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Papeete to Lima (Callao)

Ancient Beauties, Hidden Gems | 16 Nights | Departs Feb 14, 2015

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Easter Island, Chile

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-Pitcairn Islands, PN

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Feb, 24

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Feb, 28

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Mar, 1

-Lima (Callao), Peru

Mar, 2

-Lima (Callao), Peru

Easter Island, Chile-port

Easter Island was given its name by the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen, who encountered the island on Easter Sunday, 1722. Although a Polynesian island in southeastern Pacific Ocean, it is an overseas territory of Chile. Easter Island is famous for its mysterious, monumental statues, called moai, created by the Rapanui people. A total of 887 monolithic stone statues have been inventoried. The native islanders who carved them used only stone hand chisels, mainly basalt toki, which still lay in place throughout the island.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • An Easter Island Cultural Journey
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Ancient Cultures of Easter Island
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Easter Island Mystical Moai Statues & Highlights
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Easter Island Panorama
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Trekking to Terevaka Mount
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent Choice
  • An Easter Island Cultural Journey

    Light Activity /Walking Regent Choice
    Duration: 3 hours
    Tour Code: ipc-004

    Learn the ways of Easter Island's first inhabitants, whose ancestors will demonstrate their ancient customs in the shadow of a mysterious moai statue site.

    Depart from the pier and enjoy a short drive through Hanga Roa, the island's sole town. Before long, you'll arrive at Tahai, a ceremonial site with five moais that vary in scale and shape, unlike most of the moais on Easter Island. The two largest figures may represent a mother and father or symbolize different leaders of the indigenous people. Their exact meaning remains a mystery, despite the efforts of American archaeologist William Mulloy, who excavated the site and is now buried nearby.

    Following your exploration of Tahai, you'll take a short walk to the coast where you'll meet your hosts, some may actually be descendants of the first settlers who arrived approximately 1,700 years ago from Polynesia. Today, the Rapa Nui people who live on Easter Island enjoy sharing with you their traditional culture and ancient ways. During the course of your visit, you'll discover all sorts of fascinating details about their history. Your hosts will also demonstrate typical dances and tell cultural stories using "kai kai," a form of string-figure artwork, to illustrate the essential points. If you're feeling adventurous, you can volunteer to have your body painted with "kie'a," a natural red pigment that was used in ancient ceremonies on Easter Island.

    Following this rare and fascinating cultural experience, you'll walk to the close-by restored hanga kio'e, before re-boarding your bus and and traveling through the village to the church which has some interesting woodcarvings. Afterwards, you'll transfer directly back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour approximately 2-hours of moderate walking/standing. At Tahai, there will be uneven ground and dirt paths to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Light-weight clothing with long sleeves; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; insect repellant; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guests should bring plenty of water from the ship as none is available during the excursion. There is no restroom availability on this tour. Several vehicles of differing sizes are used as transportation on this tour and only one guide goes with the group so there is no commentary on board the vehicles. However, at each stop, the guide will provide commentary for the entire group. Littering or touching the statues is strictly prohibited on Easter Island. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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