(Lima, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes, Cusco)
(Santiago, Easter Island)
Experience a spellbinding journey that will forever change you.
Behold two of ancient mans most mystifying legacies with this spellbinding tour of Peru’s legendary Machu Picchu and enigmatic Rapa Nui, otherwise known as Easter Island. In Peru, explore lands where sun-bleached ruins confess ancient secrets, lively town centers offer a rich cultural heritage, and where the locals have hearts as big as their smiles. Your time on Easter Island, one of the most isolated places on Earth, will be filled with history and myth as you explore the collection of ancient ruins, including the iconic moai, and wander eerie landscapes where quiet prevails and cliffs plunge into the sea. At night, retire in luxury accommodations that offer serenity and relaxation.
Trek the Pisac ruins overlooking the beautiful Urubamba River. Bike through Andean landscapes past archaeological sites and traditional villages. Journey by train through dynamic scenery and arrive in Machu Picchu where your personal guide will take you through the ancient ruins of the mysterious lost Incan city. Take a day to travel to Easter Island and rest before setting out on numerous expeditions that unveil the secrets of the ruins and the beauty of the land.
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Our local representative will meet you at the airport, walk with you to the lobby of the hotel and assist you with check-in.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Our local representative will meet you in the lobby of the hotel, walk with you to the airport, and assist you with airport check-in.
Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.
Our local representative will meet you for a transfer, with private vehicle and professional driver to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. Transfer time is approximately 2 hours
Take the rest of the day to acclimatize and enjoy time at leisure surrounded by the natural beauty of the Sacred Valley.
Enjoy a full day excursion to the Pisac ruins located on the top of a hill overlooking the Vilcanota (Urubamba) river, a series of terraces, canals, houses, food storage and temples can be seen in very good shape. The most notable is the “Intihuatana” or solar calendar made out of a big piece of red stone. Continue to visit the Pisac Market where artisans from all over the area congregate to sell their crafts. Buffet lunch in a countryside restaurant and visit to Ollantaytambo, a fortress built during the Inca Empire, excellent sample of military architecture. 8 hours in duration
Includes tourist ticket and entrance fees.
Enjoy a full day biking adventure to Maras. This is an excellent tour to do in one day, combining the Andean landscapes, archaeological sites, local culture and traditional villages. Moray has four circular terraces into the earth like an artificial crater. Maras is one of the most important salt mines of the region. Beautiful scenery!
Tour Itinerary: Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in the Sacred Valley and drive you to the village of Chequerec (Chinchero), which is where we start our ride. Passing the lagoon of Huaypo we arrive to the Arqueological Park of Moray, where we stay for more or less 20 minutes to enjoy the beauty of nature and archaeology. This part of the tour is very attractive because of its permanent ups and downs. Continuing our trip we arrive to Maras where a tasty picnic is waiting for us. After this great lunch you have new energies to continue for a 1 hour downhill ride that lets us feel the peace of the andean countryside. Enjoy the freedom! We then start again a downhill ride of about 40 minutes until we reach the town of Tarabamba, where we end our magnificent bike tour and you are driven back to your hotel. Helmets are included. NOTE: At any point during your biking adventure you may choose to jump back on the van should you feel you want to take a break or just continue by car.
You will be met at the hotel lobby by our local representative, and transferred by private vehicle and professional driver from your hotel in the Sacred Valley to the Ollantaytambo Train Station.
Upon arrival at the train station, board the Vistadome train for a 2 hour journey to the ancient ruins at Machu Picchu. En route to Machu Picchu the train travels along the Urubamba River with awe-inspiring views of the dramatic canyon.
Please note that your guide will travel with you onboard the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. This guide will also provide the private tour of Machu Picchu. After the tour the guide will explain all the necessary information and provide you with any entrances or tickets required for the rest of your time at Machu Picchu (evening and following day). The guide will return to Cuzco that evening.
Note: When staying overnight at Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes the following day will be at leisure, with no guide (unless otherwise specified). If you would like to have a guide please speak with your sales consultant about adding this service.
Note: Due to limited storage space on the train, passengers are asked to bring only one small piece of luggage. The rest of your luggage will be stored safely at your hotel and returned to you, either in Cuzco or Sacred Valley. Hand luggage on the train is limited to 11 pounds or 5 kgs.
Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will board the bus (shared service) up to Machu Picchu. The bus ride takes 30 minutes and once you get there you will enjoy a private guided tour of Machu Picchu. The Inca Citadel lies between Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu (“Young Peak” and “Old Peak”). The Inca Pachacutec built the Citadel using sharp stone blocks, fitted together perfectly. Houses, temples, a public square are all connected by narrow roads and steps cut into the mountainside. There are many theories as to the purpose of Machu Picchu; a temple to the sun? A fortress against jungle inhabitants? A sanctuary for the Incas? The mysterious lost city awaits you!
After the tour, enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge. Afterwards, take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes.
Please note: For itineraries including an overnight stay at the Sanctuary Lodge (instead of Aguas Calientes) you will simply return to the lodge after your tour.
For your convenience the bus ticket between Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu is provided. Buses depart about every 30 minutes, once the bus is full.
The entrance ticket to Machu Picchu is provided for your convenience. Please note that due to limited availability of permits (which are non-refundable) they cannot be requested until trip deposit has been received and complete and valid passport information is provided. As such, this activity can only be confirmed after time of booking. All efforts will be made to ensure that these be secured on the desired date(s). In the case of unavailability, alternative date(s) will be provided where possible.
For your convenience, the entrance fee for the hike to Wayna Picchu is included. A limited number of hikers are allowed each morning and there are two scheduled times to do this hike, 7am and 10am.
The eternal guardian of the Sanctuary, Wayna Picchu (meaning “Young Mountain’ in Quechua) towers over the Incan city, and an amazing view can be appreciated from the top. The route to the top of the mountain is treacherous, with very narrow pathways, and to conquer the summit is truly a rewarding experience! Along the route and at the top of the mountain are sacred structures and eye-catching terraces, built right against the slope’s edge. Depending on each person's hiking pace, this activity may take up to 3 hours. This activity is on your own; please speak to your sales agent about organizing a guide to accompany you. Please note that due to limited availability of permits (which are non-refundable) they cannot be requested until trip deposit has been received and complete and valid passport information is provided. As such, this activity can only be confirmed after time of booking. All efforts will be made to ensure that these be secured on the desired date(s). In the case of unavailability, either alternative date(s) will be provided where possible or arrangements to hike Montana Machu Picchu will be provided.
For your convenience the bus ticket between Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes is provided. Buses depart about every 30 minutes, once the bus is full.
Return to Cusco on the Vistadome train on your own (no guide). The train departs from Aguas Calientes at 3:25pm* and takes 4 hours to return to Cusco. Snacks are served on board. *Note train times and schedules may vary based on availability.
Our local representative will meet you with a private vehicle and professional driver for a train station transfer.
Our local representative will meet you for an airport transfer, with private vehicle and professional driver.
Private airport transfer in Santiago with a guide and driver.
Enjoy a shuttle airport transfer with a professional driver from Explora Rapa Nui
Visitors to Explora EN RAPA NUI may participate in the diverse explorations that are organized according to group size and guest preference. Every day, Explora offers easy to more difficult walks that, one by one, unveil the secrets and beauty of the island. These walks are combined with picnics on rocky outcrops or along the shore, always in mesmerizing sites. Each day guests may choose between 5 or more different explorations that are selected according to climatic conditions, guests’ preferences, length and difficulty.
HANGA OTEODuration: 4.5 to 5.5 hours (half-day).Walking 4 to 5 hours.Length: 13.5 km.Itinerary: Travel from explora EN RAPA NUI to Te Peu by van (15 min). Walk along a trail that borders steep cliffs and offers spectacular views. Visit natural bathing pools, cross locally owned fields and view numerous archaeological sites. Arrival at Anakena Beach. Picnic on the beach. Return by van to Casas Rapa Nui (20 min).Level: Medium.
Walk from the Te Peu ahu to Hanga RoaDuration: 2 to 3 hours (half-day).Walking 1.5 to 2.5 hours.Length: 6.5 km.Itinerary: Travel from Casas Rapa Nui to Te Peu by van (15 min). Walk along a trail that borders steep cliffs and offers spectacular views. View Motu Tautara and the astonishing Las Dos Ventanas cave. Arrive at Hanga Roa, first passing Tahai and ending at Pea. Numerous archaeological sites along the way. Return by van to Casas Rapa Nui (5 min).Level: Easy.
Ara O Te Moai, the moai routeDuration: 3 to 3.5 hours (half-day). Walking 2.5 to 3.5 hours.Length: 7 km.Itinerary: Travel from Casas Rapa Nui to Hanga Tetenga by van (15 min). Walk along Ara O Te Moai, the trail once used to transport the moai sculptures; view numerous overturned .moai along the way. Climb to Rano Raraku, the moai stone quarry, with views of the interior of the crater. Walk along the volcano’s edge and arrive at the natural rock pools at One Makihi. Picnic lunch. Return by van to Casas Rapa Nui (20 min).Level: Easy
Alturas del PoikeDuration: 4 to 4.5 hours (half-day). Walking 3 to 4 hours.Length: 8.5 km.Itinerary: Travel from Casas Rapa Nui to Piko Mahore by van (30 min). Walk along an upward sloping trail (300 meters) that borders a steep cliff, and pass through Maunga Parehe and the Maunga Tea-Tea. View the Vai Aheva fountain. Climb to Puka Katike and then walk down to Tongariki to view 15 moais. Return by van to Casas Rapa Nui (25 min).Level: Medium
Climb to TerevekaDuration: 3 to 4 hours (half-day). Walking 2 to 2.5 hours.Length: 6 km.Itinerary: Travel from Casas Rapa Nui to Rano Aroi by van (20 min). The walk begins at Rano Aroi, then climbs from Maunga Kuma to Maunga Terevaka to appreciate spectacular views of the island from its highest point. The trail continues northeast toward Anakena along high coastal ridges that gradually descend to the beach, where guests may swim. Return to Casas Rapa Nui by van (25 min).Level: Medium
The Tangata Manu RouteDuration: 2 to 3 hours (half-day). Walking 2 to 3 hours.Length: 7 km.Itinerary: Travel from Casas Rapa Nui to Vinapu by van (5 min). View Ahu Tahira. Walk along a trail that borders ascending steep cliffs (250 meters), arriving at the edge of the Rano Kau crater. Spectacular views of the ocean and the interior of the volcano. Walk along the crater to Orongo. Visit the significant ceremonial site of Tangata Manu (Bird Man) worship. Return by van to Casas Rapa Nui (5 min).Level: Easy
Te Pito O Te Henua, the navel of the worldDuration: 3.5 to 4.5 hours (half-day). Walking 3 to 3.5 hours.Length: 9.5 kmItinerary: Travel from Casas Rapa Nui to Ana Okeke by van (40 min). Walk along a descending trail that borders the northern coast of the island. View Ana Okeke, Maunga Parehe. Fishing cove “La Perousse,” local villagers and archaeological sites along the way. Arrive at the Ovahe beach. Return by van to Casas Rapa Nui (25 min).Level: Easy
Walk to Te Miro OoneDuration: 2.5 to 3 hours (half-day). Walking 2 to 2.5 hours.Length: 6.5 km.Itinerary: Travel from Casas Rapa Nui to Te Miro Oone by van (15 min). Walk along a trail that offers panoramic views of the southeast side of the island. Climb along Maunga Kahurea and continue along Ara o te Moai. Numerous moai along the trail, arrive at Hanga Te Tenga ahu. Return by van to Casas Rapa Nui (15 min). Level: Easy.
To Te Miro Oone by bicycleDuration: 2 to 3 hours by bicycle (half-day).Length:18 km.Itinerary: Travel from Casas Rapa Nui to Te Miro Oone on bicycle, along the principal route that crosses through pretty forested sections of the island. Descend toward the southern coast, with views of various motu and archaeological sites, following the coastal route until reaching Tahira. Return to Casas Rapa Nui from Vinapu.Level: Easy
Select from the daily optional explorations offered at Explora Rapa Nui selected according to climatic conditions, guests’ preferences, length and difficulty.
Located within Jorge Chávez International Airport, the Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada offers guests first class infrastructure and service that will make their stay in the capital a true pleasure. Thanks to its strategic location, you will be able to save time during your stay and optimize your rest. In this way, you will benefit from a perfect combination of time, pleasure and relaxation. Enjoy a delicious meal in the 24-hour restaurant featuring local and international cuisine. Take advantage of a 24-hour spa, which offers relaxing massages, a Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Connect to your friends and family using the free Wi-Fi Internet access, or cool off and go for a swim in the indoor pool. The caring staff is happy to take care of your every need, from assisting with meeting services to recommending the best places to visit in historical and colonial Lima.
Nestled in the Sacred Valley, located 2 hours from the city of Cusco, Tambo del Inka is the best hotel in Peru from which travelers can reach Machu Picchu, the mystical Inca citadel. The hotel features elegantly designed rooms and suites with mesmerizing views of the Andes and the Vilcanota river. Peruvian cuisine, recognized as one of the best in the world, may be appreciated in the spectacular Hawa restaurant, designed with a perfect balance of indigenous elements such as woods and textiles. It offers a unique opportunity to explore new flavours. Unwind and relax in their luxurious spa where you can choose from a stunning array of pampering massages and exclusive therapeutic treatments featuring ancestral Incan ingredients, all surrounded by sweeping views of the Andes.
Stay at Inkaterra luxury Machu Picchu Hotel, your ultimate cloud forest vacation paradise, an intimate casitas luxury hotel in sprawling Andean style village within twelve secluded acres of exquisite beauty. Follow stone pathways along the terraced hills, melding with the sacred energy of the mountains. Indulge in Inkaterra’s spa services which use sublime natural essences. A first-class restaurant boasts stunning views of the rushing Vilcanota River. Stay in an authentic Andean ambience of barefoot luxury. Accommodations range from the opulent Villas Inkaterra, with private terraces and plunge pools, plus round-the-clock butler service; to more intimate lodges that provide a perfect sanctuary for simple relaxation.
The Palacio del Inka Hotel reflects the luxury of colonial times. Guest Rooms are equipped with all necessary facilities to offer the perfect rest in palace style, combining comfort with an exquisite design inspired by history. Overlooking the grand colonial courtyard, the rooms of the “Cuatro Bustos” mansion are a jewel of great historical and cultural value.The Palacio del Inka Hotel is located opposite to the Temple of the Sun or “Koricancha”, and within walking distance to the main square. From here, you can visit one of the new wonders of the world, Machu Picchu, a place that will be steeped in the memory of every traveller.
Situated in the exclusive business area of Las Condes, in Santiago, the Atton El Bosque Hotel is perfectly placed for those who want easy access to the city. Clean and well-maintained, the rooms are decorated in neutral colors with modern effects. Each room includes air conditioning and heating systems, mini bar, and internet. Dine on authentic Chilean fare, and choose from a range of international dishes. Friendly service and hospitality are one of the highlights of this hotel.
The Explora Rapa Nui is a luxurious choice of accommodations on Easter Island. The hotel, which houses 30 rooms, is seated on a hill and 9.6 hectares of land facing the sea. Rooms are built with a rustic feel, while still using contemporary design techniques. All rooms include the required amenities of home. Dine at the hotel, which serves a range of international and local cuisine. The hotel has a refreshing swimming pool onsite. For those who like a little activity, plan a walk around the region and get to know the wonders of Easter Island.
Christina Adams ,
April 21, 2014
"I know it's silly to give all 10's, obviously every trip has it's ups and downs, but if it hadn't been for our Kensington Tours planning, guides and drivers we would have been lost! It was wonderful to be out in a strange new environment yet know we had a safety net and a friendly face. The places we visited were awesome but I think we'll remember most the people that we met. Thank you and I'll send photos soon! Sincerely, Christina Adams"
Frank Manna ,
April 21, 2014
"Our guided transfers were exceptionally accommodating even though our flights were considerably delayed. The Annavillanas Jungle Lodge was spectacular for location, accommodations and food. The Rio Carnival experience was unique and unforgettable and our seats were wonderful. Loved the location of our hotel in Rio.......right on the street of Copacabana Beach.......fantastic. "
Vivian Jennings ,
April 21, 2014
"Very pleased with organization. Not having to worry about connections or arrangements is wonderful. Great selection with hotels, Coral 1 and Napo Wildlife. Kensington puts all the details together to ensure a wonderful trip. Highly recommend the Galapagos and Amazon. "
Daniel More ,
April 21, 2014
"All was great. Guides were knowledgeable, personable, friendly... that's what really made the trip."
Marlin Barad ,
April 21, 2014
"Sofia, thank you for putting together a great trip. We certainly enjoyed ourselves very much. The planning and care was excellent. We hope we can do another trip with you all soon. Marlin Barad"
Laura Iyer ,
January 10, 2014
"We just returned last night from our Patagonia adventure and we had the time of our lives! Everything turned out perfectly. Guides were fun, on time and informative. The excursions were great for an active family and, of course, amazing. I thought after the glacier trek it can't get any better - but it kept surprising me and amazing me. My personal favorite was the horseback riding. I thought afterwards after everything we have seen the bike tour would have to be a let down - NOPE - it also was so exciting and our guide was a hoot! Meals were amazing and after so many active excursions no guilt in pigging out. I am so happy we took a little risk and went out of the way with our vacation this year. We will have this with us for a life time.
Catherine Dudley ,
January 10, 2014
"GREAT trip! We were very pleased with every aspect that Brandi set up for us including the tour of Quito and environs. Our guide spoke excellent English, the driver was courteous and we felt safe and well-informed throughout the day. We're still going through the 500+ photos that I took and the 1700+ photos that my son took. Galapagos was a fabulous trip and the Eclipse was a terrific way to navigate the islands.
Mark Dornfeld ,
November 11, 2013
"My wife and I had a wonderful trip, we really enjoyed ourselves. All the accommodations that you booked for us were exceptional and our drivers and guides were lovely. We had great weather the whole trip and only lost one activity due to high winds. As you know this is a beautiful part of the world so my camera was snapping all the time. We would definitely use your services in the future for this type of travel. Thanks for all you help and expertise........be well.....m.d."
Jack Gregory ,
November 11, 2013
I wanted to give you a little feedback on our recent trip to Peru.
In a word – EXCELLENT – especially the high quality people you work with in Peru. We have taken tours all over the world, S. Africa, France, England, Vietnam, China to name just a few, and the service we received in Peru was far beyond and of the other experiences we have had. The attention to detail was very much appreciated, picking us up at the airport, taking us back to the airport and complete, hassle free, handling of all our details truly made this a stress free experience.
Special thanks to:
-The entire reservation system and the people I came in contact with that process...every detail accounted for
-The people that looked after us in Lima
-Andre, the young man in Cusco who faithfully phoned every night just to make sure the day went well, my wife was well and that we knew what we had to do the next day.
-The Sumaq hotel in Aquas Calientes...you can tell the level of service by the details...I watched a waitress hold a high stool for a lady to prevent her from tipping backwards as she got on the stool, the lady didn’t even know the waitress did it....that’s client care.
-Especially Mariela, the tour guide in Cusco...highly knowledgeable, passionate, personable and shows great care for the people she guides.
Hainsworth Sherry ,
November 05, 2013
Clients were very impressed. Guides were amazing and accommodation was beyond expectations. They will definitely travel with you again and they have highly recommended Kensington Tours.
Hope I can work with you again the in the near future.
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