Ancient World Enigmas: Machu Picchu and Easter Island

Cities Visited

4

Duration

10 day(s)

Destination

Lima-Cuzco-Machu Picchu-Easter Island-Lima

Tour Overview

Day 1

Lima

Arrival to Lima and transfer to the hotel selected by Majestic Tours

Day 2

Cuzco

Lima: City tour (B): Buffet breakfast. Morning at leisure. In the afterrnoon City Tour: You will drive to the Plaza Mayor, where you will see the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace ,and City Hall. Then, you will visit the XVII century church and cloister of San Francisco. The tour continues to the modern residential suburb of San Isidro where a visit to the pre-inca pyramid of Huaca Huallamarca is included before continuing to downtown Miraflores, with its Park of Love to enjoy a splendid view of the Pacific Ocean. Overnight - Jose Antonio Hotel

Day 3

Machu Picchu

Lima to Cusco / Machu Picchu (B): Buffet breakfast. Transfer to Lima airport to take the flight to Cusco (Not Included). Upon arrival to Cusco, transfer to Ollantaytambo train station, located in Sacred Valley. After a one and a half hour trip in a Vistadome coach bus you will arrive to Aguas Calientes train station. Day at leisure. Overnight - Inti Inn Machupicchu

Day 4

Easter Island

Machu Picchu tour (B,L): Buffet breakfast. Transfer by bus to the top of the mountain and citadel of Machu-Picchu, one of the most renowned examples of Incan architecture, surrounded by lush cloud forest. Lost in history, it was not discovered until 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. After a 2-hour guided visit of the ruins, you will have a self-service buffet lunch at a local restaurant. Overnight - Inti Inn Machupicchu

Day 05

Return to Cusco (B): Buffet breakfast. Morning to enjoy a second visit of the ruins on your own (bus tickets and entrance to Machu Picchu included). Mid afternoon, return by train to Cusco city. Arrival in Cuzco. Meet and transfer to your hotel. Overnight - Jose Antonio Cusco Hotel

Day 06

Cusco city tour (B) : Buffet breakfast. Morning at leisure. The tour will show you the amazing colonial city built on the foundations of the Inca palaces. You will visit the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun, where you can appreciate the incredible masonry of the Incas, the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral with its carved woodworks, altars and paintings. Then you will be driven to the Inca fortress of Sacsahuamán, to the underground cave and temple of Kenko and to Tambomachay, known as the Baths of the Inca. Overnight - Jose Antonio Cusco Hotel

Day 07

Cusco to Lima – Easter Island (B): Buffet breakfast. Transfer from your hotel to Cuzco Airport to take a flight to Lima (Not included). Arrival at Lima Airport, reception and assistance to connect with your next LAM flight to Easter Island. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel. Overnight – Iorana Hotel

Day 08

Easter Island (B): Breakfast at hotel. Tour to Anakena and The Lost Culture of Rapa Nui with box lunch (7,5 hours) 9:30 This unique tour first takes you to the south coast in order to visit representative examples of the not restored platforms, Ahus Vaihu and Akahanga. Then we proceed to Rano Raraku, the quarry of almost 900 stone statues, 397 of them still lying or standing at the slopes of the extinct volcano with a crater lake. After this stop we visit Ahu Tongariki (restored with 15 Moais) which is the most recent and biggest restoration on the island. Next we drive to the east coast and visit Ahu Te Pito Kura and the “Navel of the World”. Last but not least we visit the beach of Anakena with its recovered Ahus Nau Nau and Ature Huke. There you will have the opportunity to enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean. Return to the hotel at 17:00. Overnight – Iorana Hotel

Day 09

Easter Island- Santiago (B): Breakfast at hotel Orongo Ceremonial Village (3,5 hours) 9:30 We drive up to the extinct volcano Rano Kau appreciating a view of the whole island and its distinct geological features. On top of the volcano we proceed to a breathtaking view of the crater lake. Afterwards we will drive to the ceremonial village of Orongo, where the birdman competition took place, and you can see the spectacular petroglyphs related to this culture and the 3 islands situated opposite the coast. Then we drive down again to Ahu Vinapu (not restored) and the Ana Kai Tangata cave to explore its paintings before we return to the hotel at 13:00. Overnight – Iorana Hotel

Day 10

Breakfast at hotel Transfer from your hotel to Airport. Arrival at Lima international Airport, reception and assistance to connect with your next flight to your destination. (Flights Not Included)

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