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Highlights of Peru with Easter Island 2014

11 days with Brendan Vacations   Rating: First Class

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800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Arrive in Lima, Peru
Welcome to Lima! You will be met and transferred to your hotel, located in the exclusive San Isidro area (check-in time is 3 p.m.).

Day 2 Lima Free Time & Sightseeing
For guests arriving early this morning, you will be met and transferred to your hotel where rooms are ready for immediate check-in. At lunch time meet your Travel Director and head to Casa Diez Canseco, the private home of the Diez Canseco family. Enjoy a special Welcome Reception and a Be My Guest home-cooked Peruvian lunch before a city tour with a Local Expert. Immerse yourself in the colonial splendor of Lima’s old section including Plaza de Armas. Then see the Church of San Francisco. Later, your evening is free. (B, BG)

Day 3 Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley
Take a morning flight to Cusco and head into the Sacred Valley. Stop at Awanakancha, where you will see and pet llamas, alpacas and vicunas. Enjoy a picnic box lunch before visiting the Pisac Market. Then travel to your hotel, a former 18th-century monastery in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Learn about Peruvian weaving, a Local Specialty, and watch centuries-old methods of spinning, dyeing and weaving. (CB, L, D)

Day 4 Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu
Start the day with a visit to Ollantaytambo, an ancient Inca stronghold. Then, board the Vistadome train for your journey to Machu Picchu. “The Lost City of the Incas” was built about 1450 and abandoned 100 years later. Upon arrival, take a short ride to the entrance and begin your exploration of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B, D)

NOTE: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage can be taken. Your main suitcase will be stored and returned to you in Cusco.

Day 5 Machu Picchu / Cusco
Return to Machu Picchu for last impressions of the magnificent ruins on your own. Later, travel by train and coach to Cusco. Along the way, stop at a local chicheria and sample chicha, a Local Specialty. Learn why this Peruvian corn beer is made by women only. (B)

Day 6 Cusco Sightseeing & free time
Cusco is a city enveloped in myth and legend. Traces of its Incan and Spanish heritage can still be seen today. View Cusco’s most important landmarks, including the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the Church of Santo Domingo, built atop the foundations of the Inca Temple of the Sun, or Korikancha. Just outside of town, visit the ruins of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Later, gather for a Highlight Dinner of local dishes and watch ancestral dances. (B, HD)

Day 7 Cusco / Lima
Fly back to Lima. This afternoon meet a Local Expert, a curator from the Larco Museum, and learn about Ancient Peru societies. Then, gather for a Farewell Dinner in the museum’s garden restaurant. (B, FD)

Day 8 Depart Lima / Arrive on Easter Island
You will be transferred to the airport. Fly to Easter Island, the cradle of an ancient, enigmatic culture that remains to this day. The language, music, and many traditions are still alive among the island’s inhabitants, while the enormous, carved stone statues or moai tell of a more remote past. After checking in at your seaside hotel (check in is at 3 p.m.), spend the rest of the day getting to know the island your way. Take a swim in the pool at the hotel, stroll into town or just relax and enjoy your unique surroundings. (CB)

Day 9 Easter Island Sightseeing
Visit the ceremonial platforms and fallen monolithic moai at Ahu Vaihu, in the bay of Hanga Te’e, and Akahanga, where legend says the famous king Hotu Matua was buried. On to Rano Raraku, a quarry of almost 900 stone moai, 397 of them still standing or lying at the slopes of the extinct volcano with its crater lake. Your next visit is Ahu Tongariki, the most recent and largest restoration project on the island, with 15 huge moai. On to Ahu Te Pito Kura and, finally, Anakena Beach with its restored Ahus Nau Nau and Ature Huke. You might want to take a dip in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean before returning to your hotel. (B, L)

Day 10 Easter Island Sightseeing
Delve deeper into Easter Island’s singular history and culture today as your expert guide takes you to explore Rano Kau, an extinct volcano with stunning views of the island, and the village of Orongo, the ceremonial center of the mysterious Birdman cult. View the altars, quarry and some of the 480 cave paintings related to this fascinating group. Drive to restored Ahu Akivi, with seven moai, situated in the middle of the island. Your last stop today is the quarry of Puna Pau with its red scoria stone. This is where all the pukaos or topknot hats for the moai were made. (B)

Day 11 Depart Easter Island
Your time is free until you are transferred to the airport, where your vacation adventure comes to an end. (B)
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Map
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 All This Included
  • All internal air and round-trip transfers between the airports and hotels, including baggage handling at the airports
  • Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling
  • Free WiFi available on the coach and in hotels
  • 10 breakfasts, including 2 continental breakfasts (CB) and 5 full breakfasts (B); 3 lunches, including a Be My Guest lunch with wine (BG) and picnic box lunch (L); 4 dinners (D), including a Highlight Dinner with wine (HD), and a Farewell Dinner with wine (FD)
  • Services of an English-speaking Travel Director
  • A Brendan Vacations Bonus -  Internal Air: Flights between Lima/Cusco and Cusco/Lima and porter service at the airport
  • Sightseeing, special features, and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges and VIP entry
  • Headsets for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary
  • Hidden Treasure: A unique experience provided by your Travel Director
  • Portfolio of travel documents
  • Souvenir group photo and map
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Accommodations
Lima: Novotel Lima (F)
Sacred Valley: Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay (F)
Machu Picchu: Hatuchay Tower Machu Picchu (MF)
Cusco: Novotel Cusco (F)
Lima: Novotel Lima (F)
Easter Island: Taha Tai Hotel (MF)
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Notes
  • Machu Picchu is built on a steep hill. There and in other locations you will have to walk on uneven pathways or rocky terrain, and climb stairs with no handrails. You should be in good health and able to walk without assistance.
  • Land & Internal Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima/Cusco, Cusco/Lima and Lima/Easter Island and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM Airlines between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of May 1, 2013.
  • You may require a visa or be subject to an entrance fee to many South American countries. Airport departure taxes may also apply at some airports in South America. Please check with your travel agent or local consulate for current information.
  • 2015 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary modifications. Details will be available in Jul 2014.
  • Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for the December 20 and 27 departures.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.