May 29th (SUN) or earlier - Depart your hometown for an overnight flight to Santiago.
May 30th (MON) - Arrive Santiago and transfer to the Renaissance Hotel. At noon, depart on a tour to Concho y Toro winery before returning to the hotel for a small welcome reception at the hotel in the early evening. Please be sure to book early morning flight arrivals to not miss the afternoon tour departure.
May 31st (TUE) - Full day tour via motorcoach to Valparaiso, a very funky and infamous Chilean town. Lunch is included in Vin del Mar.
June 1 (WED) - Depart hotel early this morning for transfer to the airport for Lan Chile 5-1/2 hour flight to Easter Island, one of the most isolated inhabited islands in the world. Arrive about 12:55pm and transfer to the Hotel. There will be a brief meeting in the hotel lobby upon arrival before the opening ceremony this evening.
June 2 (THUR) - Awake on the beautiful Isla de Pascua! Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning before a 3pm half-day tour of Orongo. This evening is the race briefing for the triathlon.
June 3 (FRI) - Full day of sightseeing around the island. We will visit Vaihu, an ancient ruin site; Ahu Akahanga, a huge platform with four fallen statues and according to legend herein lies the tomb of the first king of the island; Rano Raraku Quarry, the original source of the moais; past La Perouse Bay and the site of the largest standing moai; finally to Anakena, a beautiful archaeological zone and beach area. Triathlon in the morning for those interested (full day tour will be missed). Mountainbike entry pick up this evening.
June 4 (SAT) - Mountainbike race in the morning for those interested. For others, the day is free to explore the island on your own! Relax all day or visit other historical sites and villages. Evening pre-race number and t-shirt pickup plus a pasta dinner this evening.
June 5 (SUN) - Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K race day! The start and finish is in the center of Hanga Roa, the main town on the Island. Marathon Tours will have a celebration dinner at 5pm before the evening award ceremony held at the gymnasium.
June 6 (MON) - Depart hotel later in the morning for return flight to Santiago. Arrive in Santiago about 9:40pm. We recommend staying over night at the Santiago airport to connect to flights home on June 7th or join us for the Machu Picchu Extension (June 6-12th).
MACHU PICCHU EXTENSION ITINERARY
June 6 (MON) - Depart Easter Island for your flights to Santiago. Upon arrival this evening in Santiago, collect your luggage and check-in to the Holiday Inn Santiago Airport. Dinner is on your own this evening.
June 7 (TUE) - Early check out from the hotel to board flights from Santiago through Lima to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco transfer to Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel. The afternoon is free to explore this beautiful small town. Meals included: none.
June 8 (WED) - Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning and the beauty of Cusco before you trasnfer to the Ollanta Station to board your Vistadome train. Arrive at El Mapi Hotel and enjoy a lovely dinner this evening.
June 9 (THUR) - Awaiting you today is a high point in the world of tourism: Machu Picchu. Your adventure startsin the city of Aguas Calientes, where you board a bus that will take you to the archeological site of Machu Picchu. The tour includes discovery of all that this 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site has to offer. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own before descending to Aguas Calientes for buffet lunch at El Mapi. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner is on your own.
June 10 (FRI) - Today is our second and final day at Machu Picchu that offers Huayna Picchu & the Sungate Hike. This hike is moderately challenging. The peak shelters another archeological site, the Temple of the Moon. The underground galleries are wonderous. The one hour hike to the Sungate, the last part of the Inca Trail, will provide you with the royal view the Inca had when arriving to this citadel! This afternoon, we will depart for Ollanta Station where we will board our train in return to Cusco. Overnight at the Aranwa Hotel.
June 11 (SAT) - After breakfast tour this amazing colonial city built on the foundations of the Inca palaces. You will visit the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun, where you can appreciate the incredible masonry of the Incas. Then visit the Plaza de Armas and Cathedral with its carved woodworks and altars, before visiting Sacsahuaman, the underground cave and temple of Kenko.
June 12 (SUN) - After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flights to Lima. Your flights home from this tour should be booked Lima Airport.