Overview & Highlights
There’s not really any argument: in terms of cultural magnificence, enigmatic history, uniqueness and stunning human creativity, Machu Picchu and Easter Island are respectively Peru and Chile’s most divine highlights. The Incas and the indigenous people of Easter Island couldn’t be more diverse, reflected in their history and their world views. But now you can combine the two, along with other stunning sights, on one two-week holiday. What seem to be isolated and remote places are in fact remarkably accessible: there are even direct non-stop flights from and to the UK.
Start your trip in Lima, the City of Kings and certainly the most regal capital in South America. Fly up into the Andes and continue to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru’s bucolic paradise, peppered with the vestiges of Inca civilisation. From there it’s a train journey through a dramatic canyon to Machu Picchu, where you spend the night close to the ruins so that you can benefit from a second visit fully to appreciate this extraordinary mountain-top site. From Imperial Cusco you fly to Santiago, Chile’s cosmopolitan and dynamic modern capital, and thence fly across the Pacific Ocean to isolated, Polynesian Easter Island, famed for the remarkable stone statues of huge heads standing guard over the rugged scenery and lonely beaches.
- Explore the ancient Inca heartlands of Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley
- Discover the modern, bustling cities of Lima and Santiago
- Step back in time whilst visiting the remote Easter Island
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Arrive in Lima. Transfer to hotel in Pacific-side Miraflores.
Guided tour of the capital.
Fly to Cusco and continue to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Full day guided tour in the Sacred Valley: Maras, Moray, Chincheros
Visit Ollantaytambo temple fortress, on to Machu Picchu.
Return to Ollantaytambo by rail and proceed back to Cusco.
Guided walking tour of Cusco.
Fly to Santiago de Chile and transfer to your central hotel.
Full day guided walking tour to Valparaiso and a vineyard.
Fly to Easter Island and your hotel in Hanga Roa town.
Introduction to Easter Island.
Further explorations of the island.
Discover the hidden gems of Easter Island.
Fly back to Santiago.
Transfer to airport for international flight.
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Travel by train to Machu Picchu
Walking tour of Cusco
Visit Sacsayhuaman Inca fortress
Visit Chinchero market
Explore Sacred Valley of the Incas
Day walks around Easter Island
See the Moai of Easter Island
Wine tour of the Central Valley
Walking tour of Valparaiso, Chile
Experience sunrise at Tongariki
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Millie Davies - Travel Expert
Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Sally Dodge - Travel Expert
A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.
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Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.