Machu Picchu and Easter Island – Short Version
11 Days/10 Nights
From $2,299 per person
(Dbl. Occupancy, Not Incl. Airfare)
Machu Picchu and Easter Island are two of the most amazing archaeological sites in South America. Machu Picchu served as a center of worship, an astronomic observatory, and a private hacienda for the Inca Pachacutec. It was recently named as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Easter Island, located 2,200 miles west of Chile in the Pacific Ocean, is home to over 800 Moai statues, whose origin is still a mystery.
Lodging and Meals: This tour includes accommodations for 10 nights (2 nights in Lima, 3 nights in Cusco, 1 night in Machu Picchu, 1 night in Santiago, and 3 nights in Easter Island), and 13 meals (10 breakfasts and 3 lunches).
Best Time to Go: April-October.
Day 1: Lima.
Day 2: Lima-City Tour.
Day 3: Lima-Cusco-City Tour.
Day 4: Cusco-Sacred Valley-Awanakancha-Pisac Market-Ollantaytambo.
Day 5: Cusco-Machu Picchu.
Day 6: Machu Picchu-Cusco.
Day 7: Cusco-Santiago.
Day 8: Santiago-Easter Island.
Day 9: Easter Island-Rano Raraku-Anakena Beach.
Day 10: Easter Island-Orongo-Ahu Akivi.
Day 11: Easter Island-Santiago.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
A Note About Your Free Day in Machu Picchu
On your free day, you will be on your own. If you choose to revisit Machu Picchu, you will need to purchase a second entrance ticket, which currently costs $74 per person. If you are staying in Aguas Calientes, you will also need to purchase a round-trip bus ticket ($28 per person) for transportation to the site. The first bus departs at 5:30 AM. As an alternative to visiting Machu Picchu again, you can hike Huayna Picchu (a +/- 60 minute hike), or partake in another activity. The cost for hiking Huayna Picchu is $13 (in addition to the second entrance ticket). At the end of the day (mid-late afternoon), you will walk to the train station for the return ride to Poroy train station, where our local representative will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Cusco.
- South American Vacations’ expert pre-departure planning services and documentation.
- Airport/hotel transfers including baggage handling.
- Hotel accommodations including taxes and service charges.
- Meals as indicated on the itinerary.
- Excursion to Machu Picchu via Vistadome train and other excursions as indicated on the itinerary including all applicable entrance fees.
- Local, English-speaking tour guides.
Price Does Not Include
- International airfare.
- Domestic airfare.
- Meals not indicated on the itinerary.
- Gratuities, gifts and personal items.
- Travel insurance.
We will be happy to quote the cost of airfare and travel insurance, and to make these arrangements for you.
Group Private: In Peru, all transfers are private, and the city tour of Lima, city tour of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas excursion, and Machu Picchu guided tour are private for 4 Star, 5 Star, and Deluxe accommodation levels. In Santiago, all transfers are private, and in Easter Island, all transfers are private, and all tours are operated on a group basis for single passengers and 3 Star accommodations, and are private for 4 Star, 5 Star, and Deluxe accommodations.
Elevations: Cusco is 10,912 feet (above sea level), the Sacred Valley of the Incas is 8,944 feet, and Machu Picchu is 7,900 feet.
Passport/Visa: For Peru, U.S., Australian, Canadian, and EU citizens require a passport valid for at least six months from date of entry and return ticket for stays of up to 90 days. Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the Peruvian embassy in their country before traveling. For Chile, U.S., Australian, Canadian, and EU citizens (except Greece) require a valid passport (for the duration of your visit) and return ticket for stays of up to 90 days. Greek citizens can stay for up to 60 days. Australian, and Canadian citizens are required to pay a reciprocity fee (considered a multiple entry visa) of $95 and $132 respectively upon arrival (subject to change without notice due to currency fluctuations or other reasons). Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the Chilean embassy in their country before traveling.
Travel Insurance: In order to protect your travel investment from unforeseen circumstances that may arise before or during your trip, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. We offer Allianz Global Assistance’s Classic Comprehensive and other plans. The Benefits and Coverage Limits are summarized on our Travel Insurance page. Call your travel counselor if you have any questions or to purchase a plan.
To Book This Trip: We require a non-refundable deposit of $500 per person plus the cost of the airfare (if we arrange it for you). The balance of the trip cost is due 60 days prior to departure.
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