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Tour to Chile & Peru: Machu Picchu and Easter Island

DETAILED ITINERARY

 

DAY 01: SANTIAGO – EASTER ISLAND

Fly from Santiago to Easter Island. Spend 4 nights at a hotel in or near the village of Hanga Roa


DAY 02
: EASTER ISLAND

A full-day shared tour will explore Rano Raraku, where the giant moai heads were carved out of the volcano’s quarry. It is still possible to see stone heads in different stages of construction. Continue to Ahu Tongariki, the largest platform which has 15 moai. Finally, to Anakena where there is time to relax on the the pretty white sand beach and admire its own platform of moai statues.

Meals included: Breakfast.


DAY 03
: EASTER ISLAND

Half-day shared excursion to Rano Kao volcano with it impressive crater lake and the Orongo ceremonial centre, at the top of the crater where over 100 petroglyphs can be found. Each year the Bird Man cermony takes place here.

Meals included: Breakfast.

 

DAY 04: EASTER ISLAND

Half day shared excursion to mysterious Ahu Akivi, where all the moai face the Pacific ocean. Continue to the Ana Tepahu caves and the Puna Pau quarry, where the Pukao (hairstyle) of the moai was carved.

Meals included: Breakfast.

 

DAY 05: EASTER ISLAND – LIMA  

Fly to Lima directly or via Santiago.

Arrival in Lima. Assistance and transportation to the selected hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast.

 

DAY 06: LIMA – CUSCO

Transportation to the airport to take the flight to Cusco.Reception on arrival and transportation to the selected hotel. In the afternoon , a guided sightseeing tour to visit: the Main Square, the Cathedral, the Santo Domingo Monastery, and the nearby ruins throughout the Inca Valley: Qenqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and the Sacsayhuaman Fortress built with gigantic rocks placed one on top of the other. Until this day, nobody knows how the Incas managed to carry them to that place.

Meals included: Breakfast.

 

DAY 07: CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY

The excursion will take you to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas” going through Pisac, with its typical market and picturesque cultivated terraces on the mountain slopes, also famous for its Sunday Fairs, when the indigenous mayors of the towns come to mass in their typical costumes and carrying the “Vayaroc”, a staff covered with silver that is a symbol of their authority. The excursion continues up the Urubamba Valley, to reach the highlight of the day, a visit to the Fortress of Ollantaytambo. Overnight at the selected hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast and Buffet Lunch.

 

DAY 08: SACRED VALLEY – MACHU PICCHU

Two-hour train ride to Machu Picchu. On arrival at Machu Picchu Station, transportation by bus to the Ruins, where the guided visit to the Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, begins.

Overnight at selected hotel in Machu Picchu Pueblo (small town at the foot of the hill).

Meals included: Breakfast and Buffet Lunch.

 

DAY 09: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Checkout of the Machu Picchu hotel. Free morning to visit the Machu Picchu ruins or climb the Huayna Picchu, the big mountain behind the ruins. Return to Cusco and transportation to the selected hotel. At night, you are free to visit any discotheque or pub near the Main Square, with lots of friendly people that will join you through unforgettable moments of fun and joy.

Overnight at the selected hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast.

 

DAY 10: CUSCO – LIMA

Private transportation to the Cusco airport to fly to Lima. Reception on arrival and transportation to the selected hotel.

In the afternoon, a guided sightseeing tour to visit the colonial zone of the city: the Plaza Mayor, the Lima Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Municipal Hall, the “Desamparados” train station and the old streets with their vice-royal mansions and Moorish style balconies. You will also visit the Church of San Francisco, with its convent, museum of colonial art, cloisters and catacombs.

The tour will continue across the most traditional residential and commercial areas: San Isidro & Miraflores with its Central Park. The tour ends with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and the beaches of Miraflores. Overnight at the selected hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast.

 

DAY 11: LIMA

Private transportation to the airport for your international departure flight.

Meals included: Breakfast.