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Archeological Gems of South America

Peru & Chile in 16 Days, 14 Nights in Destination

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Visit Peru and Chile in an action-packed tour of South America's wonders. Visit Machu Picchu, discover vibrant Lima, & explore the Sacred Valley before heading to Santiago de Chile and Easter Island.

Trip Highlights

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    Easter Island
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    Rapa Nui National Park
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    Santiago Chile
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    Valparaiso
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    Viña del Mar
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    Cusco
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    Lima
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    Machu Picchu
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    Sacred Valley

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Accommodation: 14 Nights

Itinerary

Discover the cultures of Peru and Chile. Begin in Lima and try its iconic ceviche. Uncover the Sacred Valley and Cuzco before exploring Machu Picchu for an unforgettable bucket-list experience. Next, head south to cosmopolitan Santiago de Chile, discovering coastal Valparaíso and Viña del Mar before flying to Easter Island to explore the home of the Rapa Nui people.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board
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Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check-in for an overnight flight* to Lima. Night on board.

If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

2nd Day: Lima
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Arrive in Lima, the capital of Peru, situated on the Pacific Coast. Transfer* to the hotel, and spend the rest of the day exploring the city's colonial streets and magical plazas at your leisure. Overnight stay in Lima.

*If you want to have the hotel room available before 2:00 p.m., you can add early check-in at an additional cost in the next step of the purchase process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Arawi Miraflores Express or similar
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95 Reviews

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3rd Day: Lima
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy an informative and interesting city tour of Lima, including its Historic Centre and the Santo Domingo Convent. Start by exploring the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro before heading to the Historic Center. Visit the impressive Convent of Santo Domingo and walk to the Plaza de Armas to admire the exquisite colonial architecture that surrounds it. Stop in the Parque del Amor, from where you can take beautiful photos of the Peruvian coastline. Overnight stay in Lima.

*Optional visit to the Larco Museum: visit this private museum of pre-Columbian art to explore the history and culture of Peru through an array of outstanding collections of art pieces.

**Optional dinner at Huaca Pucllana: a famous establishment in Lima ideal to enjoy the best of Peruvian gastronomy in a one-of-a-kind setting that includes views of a pre-Inca pyramid.

***Pack of 3 optional excursions: make the most of your time in Peru by adding a pack of three great optional excursions, including a full day excursion to the Sacred Valley, a dinner and unforgettable show at Tunupa Cuzco and entrance to the Larco Museum.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Arawi Miraflores Express or similar
tripadvisor rating

95 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
City Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima

Light

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Optional
Pack of 3 Optional Excursions: Sacred Valley, Dinner Show & Larco Museum
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Optional
Visit to the Larco Museum

Light

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Optional
Dinner at Huaca Pucllana Restaurant

Light

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4th Day: Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Cuzco. Arrive in Cuzco, the former Inca capital, and transfer to the Sacred Valley. On the way, stop at Museo Sulca and savor the opportunity to explore this living museum where ancient customs and traditions have been preserved across the centuries. Watch local communities creating beautiful handmade textiles and soak up the beautiful views, unchanged by time. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, exploring the lively immaculate scenery of this iconic region. Overnight stay in Sacred Valley.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Agustos Urubamba or similar
tripadvisor rating

422 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Sulca Museum

Light

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5th Day: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, an exciting day awaits you in Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transfer to the village of Ollantaytambo to travel by train* to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu village) and enjoy the beautiful green mountain scenery along the way.

Once there, transfer by bus to the ancient Inca city of the Citadel for approximately a 2:30h visit which may take place in the morning or afternoon depending on availability. Enjoy the spectacular views of this Peruvian treasure built in the 15th century at an altitude of more than 2000 meters. 

Return by bus to Aguas Calientes and, depending on the return train schedule, you will have free time to explore the town at your own pace. Travel by train back to Ollantaytambo, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Sacred Valley.

*The reservation includes a standard category train (Expedition train or Voyager train). You have the option to add a supplement to travel on a higher category train (360º train or Vistadome train) in the next step of the booking process.

Important note: In order to offer this tour, it is the passenger's responsibility to send us a copy of his/her passport at least 55 days in advance; otherwise, we cannot guarantee the visit to Machu Picchu (tickets are limited and subject to availability).

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Agustos Urubamba or similar
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422 Reviews

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Activities

included
Machu Picchu Citadel Guided Tour

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Optional
Upgrade to a Panoramic Train
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6th Day: Sacred Valley - Cuzco
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off towards Cuzco, with the opportunity to enjoy the optional Sacred Valley excursion* along the way, to experience the best of the region. Arrive in Cuzco and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, enjoying the lively plazas at night. Overnight stay in Cuzco.

*Optional Essence of the Sacred Valley Excursion: Visit Chinchero and the PARWA Centre, to appreciate the colourful traditional textiles. Next, visit the church of Chinchero before heading to the Racchi panoramic viewpoint for a fantastic view across the valley. Explore Ollantaytambo and its Inca fortress. Lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco' included granting entrance to the Sacred Valley and surrounding sights.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Rojas Inn or similar
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282 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
The Essence of the Sacred Valley (with lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco')

Moderate

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7th Day: Cuzco
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on a fascinating half-day tour of Cuzco. Begin in the iconic Plaza de Armas, and visit the Cathedral. From here, walk to the Koricancha Temple, an impressive ancient Inca palace, in honour of the Sun God. Today, a Dominican church stands on the site. Finally, visit the lively San Blas neighbourhood, known for its artists, shops and artisan workshops. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, soaking up the atmosphere of the city and perhaps sampling the local cuisine.* Overnight stay in Cuzco.

*Optional dinner at Tunupa Museo Restaurant: A perfect occasion to enjoy a wonderful dinner in the heart of Cusco, with magnificent views of the Plaza de Armas and a lively and colorful show with live music and traditional dances.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Rojas Inn or similar
tripadvisor rating

282 Reviews

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Activities

included
Half-Day Cusco Tour

Moderate

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Optional
Dinner at Tunupa Museo Restaurant

Light

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8th Day: Cuzco - Lima
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Lima. Arrive, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Lima.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Arawi Miraflores Express or similar
tripadvisor rating

95 Reviews

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9th Day: Lima - Santiago de Chile
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Santiago de Chile.

Arrival at the airport in the Chilean capital. Transfer to the hotel to check-in and, depending on your time of arrival, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Why not familiarize yourself with this vibrant and cosmopolitan city? Sample the local cuisine or enjoy cocktails in the trendy neighborhood of Bellavista. Enjoy panoramic views of the Andes mountains that surround this South American metropolis. Overnight stay in Santiago de Chile.

Note: You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Torremayor Lyon or similar
tripadvisor rating

1291 Reviews

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10th Day: Santiago de Chile
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Breakfast at the hotel. Start your adventure by taking part in a guided city tour —everything from the “Sanhattan” skyscrapers to the old-world colonial architecture in a captivating fusion of old meets new.

Begin the tour at the hotel. Walk down the city’s main avenue, visit the cobblestoned streets of Lastarría, known for its colonial mansions, get lost in the beauty of Santa Lucia Hill and stop by a panoramic viewpoint to gaze across Santiago and learn more about the city's history. From there, head over to the Plaza de Armas, home to the Cathedral of Santiago (the former national congress), the imposing government house La Moneda and the Plaza de la Constitución.

Finally, visit the Central Market, a key gastronomic point of Santiago, and stop by a lapis lazuli store. These local handicrafts make a great gift to bring home. Return to your hotel and overnight stay in Santiago de Chile.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Torremayor Lyon or similar
tripadvisor rating

1291 Reviews

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Activities

included
City Tour of Santiago

Light

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11th Day: Santiago de Chile
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Breakfast at the hotel. Drive west towards the coast through the Casablanca Valley, admiring the landscapes of this important wine-growing region. This seaside area is a popular resort for Chileans living in Santiago, who frequently make the short drive for weekends or holidays.

Reach Valparaíso, a center of maritime trade and UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its vibrant cultural scene and distinctive colonial architecture. Take a guided tour of the city, seeing various eclectic neighborhoods as well as the three converted houses that make the Pablo Neruda Museum (entrance not included). Experience the steep hills that characterize "Valpo" and get lost in the brightly-colored maze of streets.

Next, visit Viña del Mar, which was originally a wine-making region, and is today the most popular beach town in Chile. Visit attractions such as the Reloj de Flores, located at the base of the Castle Hill. Also see the Fonck Museum, Quinta Vergara, and Los Cañones Beach. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Santiago.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Torremayor Lyon or similar
tripadvisor rating

1291 Reviews

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Activities

included
Valparaíso & Viña del Mar Excursion

Active

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12th Day: Santiago de Chile - Easter Island
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time, transfer to Santiago Airport for the next part of your adventure! Arrive at Easter Island, and be met by a representative who will assist with your transfer to the hotel. After check-in, enjoy a free afternoon to explore at your leisure. Overnight stay on Easter Island. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Vai Moana or similar
tripadvisor rating

277 Reviews

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13th Day: Easter Island
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on a full-day discovery of this magical island. Follow in the footsteps of the first King of the island, Ariki Hotu Matua. Visit several archeological sites located in the southern part of the island: Akahanga, Rano Raraku and Ahu Tongariki. These are key foundational places in the Rapa Nui culture, believed to be the place where the island's original settlers arrived. Close the first part of the tour with time for lunch.

Resume the tour visiting Te Pito Kura, known as the navel of the world. This Moai is the biggest sculpture ever to have been lifted and transported from the Rano Raraku quarry. Our last steps are reserved for Anakena, said to be the beach where the first king of Easter Island disembarked. End the tour here, relaxing and enjoying its white sands and crystal clear waters. Overnight on Easter Island.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Vai Moana or similar
tripadvisor rating

277 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full Day Anakena Excursion

Active

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14th Day: Easter Island
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, discover the cliffs of the Rano Kau volcano and the ceremonial village of Orongo, where the BirdMan competition (Tangata – manu) used to be celebrated. This fresh water crater has a privileged view of the Pacific Ocean and of the interior of the volcano, and the spiritual village has a path that takes visitors past restored houses, and to its cave art and petroglyphs. Next, head out towards Vinapu. This mysterious ceremonial center has big slabs built out of basalt  (volcanic rock) that fit perfectly on the back of its ahu. End the tour with an open invitation to learn  more about the roots of the local people. 

Why not take advantage of a free afternoon by going on an optional excursion to Ahu Akivi?* Overnight stay on Easter Island.

*Optional Ahu Akivi excursion: Departing from Hanga Roa, this tour visits Ahu Akivi, Ahu Vinapu, Puna Pau Quarry, and The Te Pahu Cavern. Ahu Akivi’s 7-Moai platform faces the equinoctial rising sun with each statue at a height of around 16 feet and a weight of around 18 tons. According to folklore, the seven statues represent the seven young explorers who left Hiva, a legendary Polynesian homeland.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Vai Moana or similar
tripadvisor rating

277 Reviews

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Activities

included
Half day excursion to Orongo

Moderate

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Half day excursion to Ahu Akivi

Moderate

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15th Day: Easter Island - Santiago de Chile
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Breakfast at the hotel. Sadly, it's already time to leave this incredible island. At the agreed time, the transfer will take you to the airport to board your flight back to the capital. Overnight stay in Santiago de Chile.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Torremayor Lyon or similar
tripadvisor rating

1291 Reviews

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16th Day: Santiago de Chile - UK/Ireland
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Breakfast* at the hotel. It’s time to wrap up your Chilean adventure. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to board a flight back home to UK/Ireland. 

*Depending on the time of your departure flight you might not be able to enjoy breakfast this morning.

Included activities

Included

City Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima

Included activity for day 3 in Lima

Enjoy an informative and interesting city tour of Lima, including its Historic Centre and the Santo Domingo Convent.

Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Included
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Please note that the museum is open until 18:00. If your flight arrives after 16:00 you will not be able to visit the museum.

Visit to the Sulca Museum

Included activity for day 4 in Cusco

Make a quick stop at the Sulca Textile House Museum and familiarize yourself with the fabrics and pieces from ancient Peru and their ancestral techniques dating all the way back to Pre-Columbian Inca.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Included
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Schedule determined by reserved frequency. Please note that the train transfer will be by Expedition or Voyager train, depending on availability.

Machu Picchu Citadel Guided Tour

Included activity for day 5 in Machu Picchu

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu, a true wonder of the world! Discover these ancient Inca ruins, perched high in the Andes, for a truly unforgettable experience!

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Active

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Half-Day Cusco Tour

Included activity for day 7 in Cusco

Embark on this tour of Cuzco and acquaint yourself with the most iconic locations of the city; from the San Pedro Market and the Plaza de Armas to the Cathedral and Koricancha Temple.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
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Please avoid booking the activities included in this package separately.

Pack of 3 Optional Excursions: Sacred Valley, Dinner Show & Larco Museum

Suggested activity for day 3 in Sacred Valley

Make the most of your time in Peru with this great value pack of three optional excursions including a full-day Sacred Valley excursion, an unforgettable dinner and show at Tunupa Cuzco and entrance to the Larco Museum!

Physical rating:

Light

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Visit to the Larco Museum

Suggested activity for day 3 in Lima

A must-see attraction in Lima, the Larco Museum is a privately owned museum of pre-Columbian art. Trace the history and culture of Peru as you walk through this historic gallery!

Physical rating:

Light

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Dinner at Huaca Pucllana Restaurant

Suggested activity for day 3 in Lima

A night to remember at this famous Lima establishment. Enjoy elevated Peruvian dishes in an elegant setting, with views of a pre-Incan stepped pyramid.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Upgrade to a Panoramic Train

Suggested activity for day 5

Explore the landscape with panoramic windows and an open-air observatory car where you can enjoy all the beauty of the landscape. This upgrade can be either to the 360ª Train or to the Vistadome, depending on availability.

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Lima, Santiago de Chile - UK/Ireland. *
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  • Internal flights: Lima - Cuzco, Cuzco - Lima, Lima - Santiago de Chile, Santiago de Chile - Easter Island, Easter Island - Santiago de Chile. **
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  • Train Journey from Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes on board the Expedition Train. ***
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  • 14 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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  • 14 Breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* If your destination is in the USA or Canada, or if your selected flights to a different destination have connections in the USA or Canada, it is mandatory to have an ESTA (for USA) or an eTA (for Canada) before travelling.

ESTAhttps://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

eTAhttps://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta.html 

** Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.


Maximum checked baggage limit on internal flights is 15kg.

*** You can choose to upgrade to a different train for this journey in the next step of the booking process.

You will be able to carry 1 piece of luggage per person weighing a maximum of 5kg. on board the train.

To access the citadel of Machu Picchu, you can bring a personal bag that does not exceed 40x35x20cm. In case it exceeds the indicated measurements, you will be able to keep it during the visit for a price of approx. 2$ per bag. Please note that it is forbidden to enter with plastic bottles or bags.

It is mandatory to send a copy of the valid passports of all passengers to customerservice@exoticca.com once you have made your reservation.

We strongly recommend you consult your healthcare provider regarding the possible effects of altitude sickness.

This trip is not recommended for people with disabilities or limited mobility. If you have a disability or limited mobility and are interested in taking this trip, please contact our Customer Service Team to discuss the possibility of booking a private tour that may better fit your specific circumstances.

Important note regarding excursion schedules: Pick up and drop off schedules may vary depending on summer and winter hours, in any case we will always be confirming these schedules at the time of your reservation, in conjunction with the follow-up we provide.

Important note regarding excursion on Easter Island: the excursion itinerary on Easter Island may vary depending on the day of arrival. Half-day tours run on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, full-day tours run Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

To access the Rapa Nui National Park you must buy a ticket (80 USD) that can be purchased in advance through the official website or in person in cash.

  • Peru
  • Chile
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with at least six months validity.

    • Visa

      No visa is required to enter the country.

    • Currency

      Peruvian Sol.

    • Language

      Spanish.

    • Electricity

      220V, 60 Hz.

    • Health

      Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.

    • Time zone

      GMT - 05:00.

    • Tourist Office website

      https://www.peru.travel/en-uk/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category.

    The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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