Easter Island-Santiago

    Day 1

    Day 1 - Friday, November 23, 2007 - Flight from Denver to Los Angeles to Santiago, Chile

    Our flight to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) was scheduled to depart at 7:10 on Friday morning so our friend Tim Templeton took us to Denver late on Thursday afternoon. What we did...

    Day 2

    Day 2 - Saturday, November 24, 2007 – Santiago, Central, People, and Flower Market, Bali-Hai Restaurant

    After a long day/night in the plane, we arrived at Santiago at 6:10 AM. We stood in a long line of Canadians to pay our US$100 reciprocity fee to enter into Chile. After paying...

    Day 3

    Day 3 – Sunday, November 25, 2007 – Fly to Easter Island, Reception at Mataveri Airport, Orientation

    On the Map, please click on Satellite/Hybrid

    It was a very short night after getting back to the hotel after our late dinner show last night. Our wake-up call came at 4:20...

    Day 4

    Day 4 – Monday, November 26, 2007 – Easter Island: Full Day Tour Visiting Vaihu, Akahanga, Basis of Poike and Volcano-Free Time

    We woke up with the sun coming up over the island and the roosters telling us it was time to get going. The temperature was 69 degrees and...

    Day 5

    Day 5 –Tuesday, November 27, 2007 – Easter Island Half Day Tour of Orongo, Ana Kai Tangata, Ahu Vinapu & Volcano

    The skies were a little cloudy when we woke up at 7:30. We had a great breakfast and lively conversation with Ed and Andy & Jack and then met...

    Day 6

    Day 6 – Wednesday, November 28, 2007 – Easter Island Half Day Tour of Ahu Akivi, Quarry of Puna Pau, & Volcano

    A very persistent rooster woke us up as the sun came up at 7:15 this morning. The skies were partly cloudy again today with a temperature of 68...

    Day 7

    Day 7 – Thursday, November 29, 2007 – Flight Easter Island to Santiago, Chile

    Today was a travel day but we had plenty of time to have our breakfast and finish packing our bags. Patricia and Chico were at the hotel at 9:30 AM to take us to the Mataveri...

    Day 8

    Day 8 – Friday November 30, 2007 – Full Day Private Tour of Cachapoal Valley Wine Route

    We began our day with breakfast at the hotel. We walked to the shopping center to get water and a few things we needed. At 10:30 Eduardo and our driver Marcelo picked us...

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Day 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve


The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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