11 Nights / 12 Days
Start off withan insider´s lookat the history, culture and architecture of Santiago, before flying out to Easter Island. This remote volcanic island isfamous for its archaeological sites and carved stone human figures that rest on massive rock altars making this experience unlike any other. Flyback to Santiago and experience some of the culinary delights and gastronomy, whilst tasting some of the finest wines in the world. After a briefstop in Lima, head to the Sacred Valley and pass through the ancient ruins and markets, before taking an impressive train ride through thepicturesque scenery up to Machu Picchu and see why it is rightly, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
- EASTER ISLAND
- ISLA NEGRA
- AGUAS CALIENTES
Welcome to Santiago, the capital of Chile. You will be met at the airport and privately escorted to your hotel. Your sightseeing tour takes you downtown featuring ‘La Moneda’, current seat of Government, the former national congress, the 18th-century cathedral and Santa Lucia Hill. Nearby, housed in an exquisite 19th century wrought iron building, is the Central Market, famous for its seafood and seafood restaurants. Then you head up to the most charming and artistic side of Santiago, the neighborhoods of Lastarria and Bellas Artes featuring the Forest Park, the Fine Arts Museum and the National Library. You pass by the ‘Avenida Italia’ on the border of Providencia and Nunoa districts, one of the most popular parts of the capital for great dining, cultural events and historic heritage. You finish your tour exploring ‘El Golf’, a modern neighborhood that mixes residential areas, offices and banks. El Golf is also nicknamed ‘Sanhattan’ due to the predominance of high modern building in the area.
Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Easter Island. Welcome to Easter Island or ‘Rapa Nui’. You will be met at the airport and escorted to your hotel.
You will then make an excursion visiting the ceremonial site of Tahai with 3 Ahus and restored statues, remains of boathouses, a boat ramp and other features. Here we see the only statue with eyes re-inserted. In the nearby museum you will get an insight into the geology, geography and the history of Rapa Nui and its people. At the end of the tour you stop at the village of Hanga Roa to visit the church and the artisan market.
Drive southeast along the coastal road, with views of Poike and the whole coastline of black volcanic rock. The first stop is Vaihu where you have a look at the red-stone topknots of this Ahu (altar), here Moais lay face-down on the ground. On the way to your next site Ranu Raraku, you pass several Moais lying on the side of the road. The Ranu Raraku volcano was the quarry where all the Moais were sculpted. Your next stop is at Ahu Tongariki where you will be impressed by this giant Ahu and the 15 Moais on it. Then you have a break and visit Anakena, a big white sandy beach with a small palm grove.
Today you will be driven to the lookout point at the Rano Kao volcano, whose deep crater of lush vegetation contains a large fresh water lake covered with totora. In the ceremonial village of Orongo you can see many high-relief carvings of frigate bird-heated men are on the rocky outcrops. Here the competitions of the ‘birdmen’ were held at the summer solstice. The final station of your tour is Ahu Vinapu, where the interesting architectural style will remind you of the Inca’s masonry.In good time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Santiago.
After breakfast you start your journey through the valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca to visit the beach area of Vina del Mar, known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower lined streets. The next stop is at the port of Valparaiso, declared by UNESCO as a heritage site,for its ancient architecture. By taking a walk on Concepcion Hill you will have the chance to discover its brightly-painted buildings, narrow windy streets and funiculars that make it so picturesque. Afterwards you will be driven to ‘Isla Negra’, the family seaside resort where the famous Chilean poet and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Pablo Neruda, spent a significant part of his life. You will be able to see his impressive collection of boats, seashells, bottles, stones and many more interesting artifacts that he has collected on his travels around the world. With the impressive views from almost every part of his house, it is easy to see how he got inspired for his writings
Your farewell lunch takes place at Miguel Torres. At this stylish but casual wine-restaurant the cuisine is matched with the wine selection. That is the basic concept and the motivation that made two family-run companies join efforts. On the one side, the Sagardi Group, with its long European tradition in the gastronomic scene and its love for the earth and everything it produces. And last but not least ‘Miguel Torres’ which is a hundred year old winemaking company, and one of the most recognizable names in Spanish wine, as well as a pioneer for winemaking in Chile.
Afterwards you will be transferred to the airport in Santiago for your flight to Lima.
A morning transfer will take you to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.This morning you will walk past the major sites of interest in Cusco. You will visit the famous cathedral with its magnificently carved woodwork, ornate altar and many hundreds of canvases from the 17th-century Cusco Painting School. You continue exploring the cultural wealth of Cusco at the Temple of the Sun where we witness the incredible masonry of the Incas, an engineering feat that remains an enigma. Afterwards you walk along Hatunrumiyoc Street, named after the 12-angled stone clearly visible in the remaining walls of what used to be Inca Roca’s Palace. You make a last stop in San Blas artisan quarter. Its steep cobblestone alleys not only offer spectacular views of the city, but also are lined with workshops and galleries – a great way to soak in Cusco’s artistic atmosphere.As you are already in Cusco’s historic center we have included an entrance fee for the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. Hosted in a beautiful colonial casona, once residence of Count of Cabrera the museum is located only three blocks from Cusco’s main square. This casona holds the only museum in Peru dedicated to hold the arts of ancient Peruvian cultures and showcases an astounding pre-Columbian collection dating from 1250 B.C to 1532 A.D. The art and artifacts were made by the Wari, Chimu, Nasca and Inca cultures. Information labels for every artifact are available in English, Spanish and French allowing visitors to understand in which context of Ancient Peru were developed.
This morning you will explore Pisaq market in the Sacred Valley, which was originally a place where people from remote communities used to barter their products. Pisaq has evolved to become one of South America’s most famous souvenir markets. Make sure to sample some ’empanadas’ baked in traditional clay ovens.
Then, your visit continues to the Potato Park, a 30-min drive from Pisaq, this visit will provide you with an insight into the initiative of six communities and scientists to protect the potato diversity, the traditional Andean landscapes and indigenous knowledge. After a potato tasting and presentation about local varieties there is a short hike (approx. 30 min) to Kinsa Cocha, a sparkling dark blue lake nestled in between Andean peaks, ochre earth and potato fields, small adobe houses and herds of sheep and alpacas.Peru has currently more than 2,000 varieties of potato, but it is the only in the Andes region, where it was domesticated so that a wide variety of species are still cultivated.
Morning transfer to Ollanta train station. The 1 ½ -hour train ride takes you through the Sacred Valley of the Incas up to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival a small coach takes you up the steep roads to the entrance of the citadel. For centuries Machu Picchu remained undiscovered by the Spaniards and has only been found in 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. During a guided tour you will experience the uniqueness of the location and the genius that went into its construction, making this Inca site one of the seven new wonders of the world.After your guided excursion enjoy a well-deserved buffet lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. This restaurant across the entrance to Machu Picchu allows re-entering the citadel for a second visit after lunch.Return to Aguas Calientes to spend the night. Dinner is included in your hotel’s rate.
After breakfast you have the remainder of the morning free to roam around the majestic site of Machu Picchu and even climb Wayna Picchu (at 3000 m) and take some panoramic pictures from Machu Picchu (entrance fee for Machu Picchu, Wayna Picchu and the shuttle bus included).
In the afternoon you will return through the mountainous switchback passes to Ollanta, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Cusco by coach.
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco.Your sightseeing tour explores the modern districts of Lima and its historic center, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. As you wander the main plaza and Plaza San Martin it is hard not to wonder about its diverse architecture, which your guide will explain to you. We then proceed to Santo Domingo Monastery boasting fine carved choir stalls, the oldest of Lima. It was here that San Marcos University, the first in South America, was founded in 1551. From there you will head to ‘Casa Aliaga’, the oldest colonial house in Latin America. It has been owned by the family Aliaga and their descendants since Francisco Pizarro granted this ancient temple to one of his followers Jerónimo de Aliaga in 1535. It features a series of salons that represent life in Lima in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.
Transfer to the restaurant. (only with Spanish speaking driver)
Enjoy a sophisticated and creative lunch at “Cala”. A variety of seafood dishes are served in a magical setting, with the restaurant perched on the ocean’s edge. Attention to detail is not only reflected in the presentation of its contemporary Peruvian food but also in the service.
At proper time you will be transferred to the airport to take your international flight.
|Transfers from / to the airport, bus or train station|
|Accommodation based on TWIN in the selected hotel category|
|Private services with local English speaking guide, except services in Galapagos that are shared with other travelers with English/Spanish speaking guide|
|Train ticket: Ollanta – Machu Picchu – Ollanta in Vista dome Class (Superior Class)|
|Entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary (the order of the itinerary may be subject to change, to guarantee the best operation)|
|Airport Taxes & govt.taxes|
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|Vineyard tour (DAY 15)in SIC basis, shared with other travelers shared with other travelers with English/Spanish speaking guide)|
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|4.50% Service Tax will be applicable on Package Cost|
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|Entrance fees for the National Park in Galapagos|
|Transit Control Card INGALA|
|Original Passport Minimum Validity 6 Months|
|2 Photos 35×45 , White Back Ground , 80 % face Glow|
|Check In / Check Out time 14:00 Hrs and 12:00 hrs Respectively|
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|Accommodation in Superior Macizo Paine view|
|Transfer from Punta Arenas to Hotel Río Serrano (for arrivals at 14:00 hrs in Punta Arenas airport)|
|Transfer from Río Serrano Hotel to El Calafate|
| Following excursions with English/Spanish speaking guide
o Full day Paine
o Monte Ferrier
o Salto Grande Falls and Horns viewpoint
o Sarmiento Lagoon
o Mirador Condor
o Trek to the Base of Paine Towers
o Trekking Chorrillos Salmones
o Trekking Grey beach
o Horseback riding to Nutria River
o Navigation Grey Glacier (subject to weather conditions)
o Full board
o Open bar (except premium brands, extra wine during meals not included)
|Accommodation in standard room|
|Daily excursions (two half-day excursions or one full-day excursion with other guests)|
|Excursions are not included on departure day|
|Use of Uma Spa, including pool, sauna and steam room (massages, spa treatments and therapies atan additional cost)|
|– Regular transfers included to and from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales and Cerro Castillo (from/to El Calafate, Argentina at an additional cost)|
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