Friday, September 11, 2015

Thursday September 10th 2015

My telephone is apparently still on Santiago time so it woke us up two hours early.
Back to bed and then up again at 7:30.

The plan was to see the southern tip of the island before heading for the airport so we rented a taxi to be able to get there - and back.

The taxi driver drove us to the dormant volcano Ranu Kau, which was really cool to see. The crater looked amazing.


Next stop was further out to Orongo, where we got a lovely view of the small islands south of Easter island.


Then it was time to return to Santiago. The flight wasn't as bad as yesterday, but it was still long.
Back at the mainland of Chile, we were met by our driver.
He didn't even have a sign this time; he knew perfectly well which gringos he was here to pick up.

We are staying at the same hotel as two nights ago, the Le RĂªve Boutique Hotel. This time we are in room 203 (a mirrored replica of our last room).

1 comment:

Henke said...

The morning trip to the south point was nice. And cold. I really liked the crater, but even more the fantastic views of the ocean and the small islands outside the south shore. Also there were some impressive cliffs. Over there we visited an old home stead that was preserved and made into an outdoor museum.

Back in Santiago we returned to La Reve Hotel. The driver didn't speak english but he smiled alot. Was his name Hector? We opted for a quick take away dinner instead of a restaurant visit due to the late hour. No schnitzel for us.