Day 1 : Easter Island
Arrive in Santiago, Chile from your international flight. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon free or City Tour Santiago.
Day 2 : Easter Island
Transfer to airport, Fly to Easter Island.
Arrive to the remote and mysterious island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in the morning. Transfer to your hotel where you can relax and enjoy the fabulous views of Easter Island.
Day 3: Easter Island : Rano Raraku
After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel for your full day tour of some of the most striking scenes on the island. We take you first to Rano Raraku, an extinct volcano 18 km east of Hanga Roa (the main town), and the tallest Moai at Ahu Te Pito Kura. The tour includes a visit to Anekana Beach and an outdoor BBQ.
Day 4: Easter Island Tour: Orongo and Rano Kau
Full tour of Easter Island including the stunning Rano Kau Volcano and some of the best places to see the natural vegetation of the island. Continue to the sacred village of Orongo. This dramatic spot was the site of the Birdman ceremonies. Find out all about the fascinating stories of Rapa Nui on your full day tour.
Day 5: Easter Island Tour: Ahu Akivi
Dating back to 1500 AD, this is the first Ahu that was scientifically restored on the island in 1960 by William Mulloy and Gonzalo Figueroa. The 7-moai platform faces the equinoctial rising sun. According tolocal folklore, Ahu Akivi represents the seven young explorers who originally discovered the island.
Day 6 : Easter Island to Lima
You have most of this day at your leisure to enjoy the beauty of Easter Island some more before your afternoon flight to Lima, via Santiago. There we arrange a comfortable and convenient airport hotel.
Day 7: Lima/ Cusco
Fly over the Andes to the UNESCO Heritage city of Cuzco. After a chance to freshen up, we will take you on a Cusco City Tour to appreciate the mix of Incan and Colonial styles in the city. Includes visits to the huge Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Stay overnight in Cusco or take the short trip to the Sacred Valley for a comfortable night’s sleep at lower altitude.
Day 8: Sacred Valley Tour
Start your exploration of the Sacred Valley of the Incas — the vast valley below Machu Picchu where traditional lifestyle continues to this day. Start by visiting the charming town of Chinchero and see traditionally dressed locals in the handicrafts market at Pisaq.
After lunch alongside the Urubamba River, your tour ends in Ollantaytambo, a pretty village laid out in the traditional Incan format and dominated by an Inca fortress on the hills above the village. Overnight here so you can easily take the train to Machu Picchu the next day.
Day 9: Machu Picchu Tour
Catch the early train to Machu Picchu passing through lovely mountain scenery. Arrive with plenty of time to begin exploring the breathtaking Incan city. Your guide will take you around the site, then you will have time to explore Machu Picchu on your own – walking to the Inca Bridge, the Sun Gate, more photos or just quiet contemplation. Return to Cusco in the evening.
Option! Spend a second day at Machu Picchu to climb up the peak of Huayna Picchu … or do this tour in reverse, visiting Peru first!
Day 10: Fly Home
We take you to the airport for your flight to Lima and home.