16 days in Easter Island, Puerto Iguazu & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

16 days in Easter Island, Puerto Iguazu & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly to Foz do Iguacu, Bus to Puerto Iguazu
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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 4 nights
Bus to Foz do Iguacu, Fly to Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Hanga Roa, Chile

The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rano Raraku and Ahu Tongariki. Ahu Vinapu and Ahu Nau Nau will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anakena, explore the ancient world of Ahu Hanga Te'e, steep yourself in history at Papa Vaka, and stroll the grounds of Cementerio de Isla de Pascua.

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Mexico City, Mexico to Hanga Roa is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mexico City in March, Hanga Roa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cataratas del Iguazu - Lado Argentino and Jardin de los Picaflores. Popular historic sites such as La Aldea Fortin M'Borore and Catedral Virgen del Carmen are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Iguazu to Iguazu National Park to see Salto Bernabe Mendez about 32 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Iguazu Falls. There's still lots to do: trek along Sendero Macuco, stop by Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu, stop by Puerto Iguazu, and view the masterpieces at Tandem-roga espacio de arte.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hanga Roa to Puerto Iguazu in 17.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or fly. The time zone changes from Easter Island Standard Time (EAST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Puerto Iguazu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get some cultural insight at Copacabana Beach and Praia do Leme. Forte de Copacabana and Church of Our Lady of the Glory of the Outeiro will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Morro Dois Irmaos, explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, examine the collection at Museu da Republica, and take a stroll through Leme.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Iguazu to Rio de Janeiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Iguazu in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches
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Easter Island travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Volcanos
Shrouded in centuries of mystery, Easter Island remains one of the world's most geographically and culturally isolated places. Just over 6,000 people call the Chilean island home, with nearly double that number of visitors arriving each year to unravel the enigma of the island's giant stone heads, known as moai. Built by the island's original inhabitants, the Rapa Nui people, the monolithic moai continue to keep watch over the windswept coastline and serve as top Easter Island tourist attractions. During your Easter Island vacation, you can explore the hilly landscape on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback.