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South America, Group Trip, June '18

uncover the mysteries of machu picchu & easter island

DESTINATION: Peru (Machu Picchu) & Chile (Easter Island), South America
DATES: June 2018
PRICE: available upon request - please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PACKAGE: All flights, Machu Picchu & Easter Island expeditions, 16 nights accommodation, all scheduled transfers
ADD ONS: Scuba diving on Easter Island, extra nights in Lima before or after the Machu Picchu excursion as well as Chile,
                      Santiago or the Maipo Valley
BOOKING: 50% deposit upon booking and balance due 3 months prior to date of departure. Terms & Conditions apply


** Salkantay Trek, Machu Picchu (5D / 4N) - click here
** Lake Titicaca (2D / 1 N) - click here
** Easter Island, click here


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The below destinations form part of the package - standard package inclusions listed below but add-on variations can be included.

LIMA (nights 1, 2 & 11)

Day 2:   Travel Sao Paulo to Lima, overnight Lima
Day 3:   Overnight Lima
Day 12: Fly Cusco to Lima, overnight airport, en-route to Easter Island


CUSCO (nights 3, 8 & 10)

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INCLUDED IN THE STANDARD PACKAGE: 3 nights in Cusco

Day 4:   Travel Lima to Cusco, afternoon free in Cusco, overnight
Day 9:   Overnight in Cusco only
Day 11: Overnight in Cusco only

Cusco is a colourful city located on the edge of southern Peru's Andes Mountains.  The former capital of the Inca Empire has remnants of its ancient civilization scattered throughout the town with a vibrant culture that mixes traditional Quechua customs and contemporary Peruvian traditions.  Cuzco, was the biggest city and capital of the Inca Empire before it was then taken by the Spanish conquerors; today it has an architecture that fuses the Inca with the Spanish style.

This should be your first cultural adventure en-route to the mystic and enigmatic Machu Picchu citadel (a cultural world heritage site), the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Choquequirao, the Inca Trail and the Manu National Parka Natural World Heritage Site and the best wildlife destination in the Amazon).

Cusco’s city center is a charming blend of colonial architecture and Quechua culture. The city’s population is largely indigenous, and walking its cobbled laneways will reveal the colorful outfits and crafts of the locals.  Seeing the city on foot is the best way to explore its small neighborhoods and major attractions, including some of Peru's most important cultural institutions, including the Museo del Sitio del Qoricancha, a museum dedicated to pre-Columbian cultures, and a number of contemporary art galleries. The Saqsayhuaman complex is one of the most important Incan sites in the region, and offer excellent views across the city.  There is also the San Pedro Market, a fascinating and authentic Peruvian experience and the Plaza de Armas for some of the best restaurants and shopping in the city.

THINGS TO DO IN CUSCO

Sacred Valley  /  Pisac, Ollantaytambo & Incan ruins  /  Inca Trail to Machu Picchu  /  Saksaywaman  /  Moray  /  Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption, Cusco  /  Coricancha  /  Tambomachay  /  Pikillaqta  /  Museo de Arte Precolombino  /  Church of the Society of Jesus  /  Twelve angle stone  /  Huchuy Qosqo  /  Museo Inka  /  Mercado Central de San Pedro  /  San Blas Temple  /  Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo  /  Choco Museo  /  UNSAAC-Yale International Center for the Study of Machu Picchu and Inca Culture / Templo de la Merced del Cuzco  /  Plaza Regocijo /  Museo de Sitio de Qoricancha /  Museo de Historia Regional  / Cuesta San Blas / Santo Domingo /  Convento y Museo de Santa Catalina  /  San Cristobal  /  Plaza San Blas  /  San Sebastian  /  Museo de Arte Popula  /  Museo de Arte Religioso  /  Museo Maximo Laura  / Tupac Amaru square  /  San Francisco Plaza Hotel  /  Coca Museum  /  Urpìcha  /  Iglesia, Museo y Convento de San Francisco  /  Ruinas  /  Milla Turismo  /  Tres Cruces De Oro  /  Arco de Santa Clara  /  Calle Loreto  /  Museo Municipal De Arte Contemporáneo  /  Direccion Desconcentrada de Cultura Cusco  /  Barrio de San Blas  /  Pikchu  /  Zoologico UNSAAC  /  Pares y Nones  /  arte mendivi 

** Cusco Bars & Restaurants
** Cusco Entertainment
** Arts & Culture in Cusco

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MACHU PICCHU - SALKANTAY TREK (nights 4, 5, 6 & 7)

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INCLUDED IN THE STANDARD PACKAGE: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (5 days / 4 nights)

DAY 5 : Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa
Day 6 : Soraypampa - Salkantay Pass - Huayrac Machay - Challway
Day 7 : Collpapampa - La Playa - Lucmabamba
Day 8 : Lucmabamba - Arqueological site Llactapata - Hydroelectric - Machu Picchu Pueblo
Day 9 : Hiking to Machu Picchu

The Salkantay Hiking trail is an alternative to the Inca Trail. The Sacred path is a cutting edge experience for adventure travelers looking for a little more privacy and authenticity. With more spectacular views, the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu offer a quiet and rich contemplation of Nature.  Read more. . . . 

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PUNO & LAKE TITICACA (night 9)

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INCLUDED IN THE STANDARD PACKAGE: Lake Titicaca excursio (2 days / 1 night)

Day 10: Puno and Lake Titicaca
Day 11: Taquile Island

PUNO, the capital of the Puno Province, straddles the border between Peru and Bolivia in the Andes Mountains, and is also located on the shore of Lake Titicaca.  One of the highest cities in Peru, Puno overflows with culture and history while it boasts endless views across Lake Titicaca, a dazzling sight with deep azure waters.

Lake Titicaca is one of South America's largest lakes and the world’s highest navigable body of water. Said to be the birthplace of the Incas, it is home to numerous ruins., while its waters are famously still and brightly reflective.  Around it is Titicaca National Reservation, sheltering rare aquatic wildlife such as giant frogs, but more importantly is its rich Inca myths and mysteries.  Read more . . . .

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EASTER ISLAND (nights 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16)

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INCLUDED IN THE STANDARD PACKAGE: Easter Island (5 days / 4 nights)

Day 13: Travel to Easter Island
Day 14: Full Day Tour: Anakena & Rano Raraku          
Day 15: Day free - scuba diving
Day 16: Half Day Tour: Orongo
Day 17: Half Day Tour: Orongo

A World Heritage site, Easter Island is not only a place of surreal natural beauty but also a guardian of the mysteries of the Rapanui people, who continue to fascinate the world with its silent but majestic stone Moais. This isolated volcanic island in its oceanic setting combines the beauty of the landscape and its archeological enigmas that fuse together in a captivating and mysterious communion.  Read more . . . .

 
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CHILE, SANTIAGO & MAIPO VALLEY

 


PACKAGE INCLUDES:

** Flights ex Johannesburg / Sao Paulo / Lima / Cusco / Lima / Santiago / Easter Island / Sao Paulo / Johannesburg
** Airport taxes
** Scheduled road transfers
** 16 Nights accommodation
    - Nights 1 & 2: Casa Andina Select Miraflores (Peru)

    - Nights 3, 8 & 10: Casa Andina Classic (Cusco Plaza)
    - Nights 4, 5, 6 & 7:
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
    - Night 9:
Lake Titicaca excursion
    - Night 11: Overnight @ airport (no accommodation)
    - Nights 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16: Hotel Puku Vai (Easter Island)
    - Night 17: Overnight Santiago Airport

MACHU PICCHU EXCURSION

** Transfers In / Out
** Transportation Cusco-Mollepata (start walking) 
** Professional bilingual tour guide English / Spanish
** Assistant tour guide (for groups of 9 or more people)
** Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
** 4 Breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 afternoon snacks & 4 dinners (vegetarion / vegan food on request at no extra costs)

** Professional cook
** Drinking water along the Inca Trail, only at meal times
** Dining tents with tables and chairs
** First Aid Kit
** Oxygen cylinder
** Horses to carry tents, food and cooking equipment
** Horse men
** Quadruple & waterproof camping tent (2 people per)
** One sleeping mattress per person (therma rest)
** One night in touristic hostel in Aquas Calientes (Machu Picchu Village)
** Return train tickets in Expedition Service (Machu Picchu Ollanta and bus to Cusco)
** Transfer to hotel

LAKE TITICACA EXCURSION

** Transfers In / Out
** Entrance fees to tourist centers
** Touristic transport to the attraction.
** Motorboat for our tour in Titicaca Lake.
** 1 Night in family home in Amantani Island
** 1 x breakfast, 1 x lunch and 1 x dinner in Amantani Island
** Bus round trip from Cusco – Puno - Cusco
** Lunch in Taquile Island
** Professional bilingual guide (English - Spanish) for all excursions

EASTER ISLAND EXCURSION (Read more. . . . .)

** 5 Nights accommodaiton, twin / double room sharing
** Buffet breakfast
** Welcome drink
** Excursions through Kia Koe Tours, including:
    ** private full day tour  - Anakena & Rano Raraku with a picnic lunch
    ** private half day tour - Akivi
    ** private half day tour - Orongo
** Return Airport transfers
** Free WiFi
** Vat and other taxes (Easter Island is a tax free zone)


PACKAGE EXCLUDES:

** Entrance to recreational sites, such as clubs, water springs, amusement parks etc.
** Unscheduled meals
** Others not specified in the itinerary
** Horses to assist with personal items
** Beverages

** Tips, service fees and gratuities
** Expenses of a personal nature
** Any item not previously mentioned
** Travel / medical and diver insurance
** National Park entrance fee @ USD 60 per person


ITINERARY


Day 1:
JOHANNESBURG TO SAO PAULO

** Fly Johannesburg to Sao Paulo, Brazil, departing 22:10pm and arriving 09:45am (overnight flight)


Day 2 / Night 1: SAO PAULO TO LIMA
** Fly Sao Paulo to Lima, Peru, departing 06:55am and arriving 08:50am
** Stay Casa Andina Select Miraflores including breakfast

Day 3 / Night 2: LIMA
** Day free
** Stay
Casa Andina Select Miraflores
including breakfast

Day 4 / Night 3: LIMA TO CUSCO
** Fly Lima to Cusco, departing 08:40am and arriving 10:00a
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** Stay Casa Andina Classic, Cusco Plaza, including breakfast

** Day to acclimatize

Day 5 - 9 / Night 4 - 8: MACHU PICCHU
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Start of 5 day / 4 night Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - click here to view)  
** Day 5: Transfer Hotel to Mollepata  /  Full day trek: Mollepata - Cruzpata - Soraypampa    
** Day 6:
Full day trek: Soraypampa – Huayracpunku - Collpapampa    
** Day 7:
Full day trek: Collpapampa – La Playa – Lucmabamba
** Day 8: Full day trek: Lucmabamba – Archaeological site of Llactapata – Hydroelectric – Machu Picchu
Town
** Day 9:
Full day at Machu Picchu (08:00am - 16:00pm) /  Return by train from Aguas Calintes – Ollantaytambo and then by bus to Cusco                         
             
** Overnight Cusco, stay Casa Andina Classic, Cusco Plaza, including breakfast

Day 10 / Night 9: LAKE TITICACA
**
Start of 2 day / 1 night Lake Titicaca excursion
** Day 10:
Transfer from bus station to the port of Puno @ 05:30 am
               
Full day cruise starts at 07:00am - Lake of Gods “ Titicaca”, Floating Island of Uros and Island of Amantani”
                ** Overnight in an accommodation house on Amantani Island
** Day 11: Taquile Island
                Return to Puno and take bus from Puno to Cusco
                ** Overnight Cusco, stay Casa Andina Classic, Cusco Plaza
, including breakfast
 

Day 12 / Night 11: CUSCO TO LIMA
** Fly Cusco to Lima, departing at 21:30pm and arriving 23:10pm
** Overnight at airport
** Transit airport 2 hours


Day 13 - 17  / Night 12 - 16: LIMA TO SANTIAGO TO EASTER ISLAND
** Fly Lima to Santiago, departing 01:55am and arriving 07:45am
** Fly Santiago to Easter Island, departing 09:25am and arriving 13:00pm
** Transfer airport to Hotel Puku Vai, Hanga Roa
** Stay Hotel Puku Vai (5 nights / 6 days / 3 days excursions)

Day 18 / Night 17: EASTER ISLAND TO SANTIAGO
** Transfer Hotel Puku Vai to airport
** Fly Easter Island to Santiago, departing 15:00pm and arriving 21:45pm
    ** Overnight Santiago transit airport

Day 19: SANTIAGO – SOA PAULO - JOHANNESBURG
** Fly Santiago to Sao Paulo, departing 12:30pm and arriving 17:30pm
** Fly Sao Paulo to Johannesburg, departing 18:30pm

Day 20: JOHANNESBURG
** Arriving Johannesburg 07:15am


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