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Peru & Chile explora

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,674

Explore the Atacama Desert and the Sacred Valley of the Incas while enjoying luxury accommodations on this journey across South America. Staying in explora lodges, you’ll experience the best in hospitality as you venture through some of South America’s greatest natural and historical landmarks.


This 9-day South American vacation takes you to explora’s exquisite properties in Chile and Peru. It includes luxury accommodations at these gorgeous hotels, private tours, and is perfect for travellers wanting an adventure in South America while enjoying the best in service.

Your trip to South America begins in Santiago, where you’ll stay a night before connecting to Calama Airport and transferring to explora Atacama in the heart of the San Pedro de Atacama. Set on 17ha of land that form an oasis in the middle of the desert, explora Atacama is a stunning hotel with a modern design that blends into the natural environment. This all-inclusive property puts you within easy reach of the desert and the Andean highlands, and lets you plan your own itinerary along 40 exploration routes over sand dunes, around salt pans, and beside volcanoes. Back at the hotel, you’ll experience modern rooms that are all about privacy and disconnecting from the stress of the outside world. Relax in the spa, enjoy BBQ at the outdoor Quincho, and head to the observatory to survey the night sky on a cloudless night. You’ll have two full days in the Atacama Desert to explore the wild. Go horseback riding across the sand, hike up to nearby volcanoes, or bike through the salt pans. explora's expert guides will plan each excursion around you and your interests.

Connect back to Calama and fly back to Santiago. From Santiago, connect to Cusco and venture into the Sacred Valley of the Incas and explora Sacred Valley. Like its Chilean counterpart, explora Sacred Valley is built around the natural environment and prizes silence and privacy within this gorgeous setting. Accommodations are all inclusive and the on-site guides and experts will ensure you have full access to the many wonders of the Sacred Valley. At the end of each day of adventure, return to the lodge to feast on delicious gourmet meals and relax in the bath house. Then retire to your room to rest and be refreshed without any intrusion from the outside world.

You’ll have a full day of leisure in the Sacred Valley. You can visit the Andean markets of Chinchero or venture to Ollantaytambo to explore the ruins of the Incan fortress that lie on the mountainside. Another day, you’ll head on a guided tour of two key sites in the Sacred Valley: the agricultural terraces of Moray and the salt pans of Maras. Marvel at the perfect concentric terraces of Moray and learn about the advanced agricultural methods of the Incas. At Maras, walk along the salt pans where Andean villagers gather salt right on the edge of the mountain and be amazed at the stark whiteness of these ancient terraces.

At the end of your stay in the Sacred Valley, you’ll connect back to Cusco to continue your onward journey. We strongly suggest you add on a few days to see Machu Picchu, the Incas’ grandest achievement and the most popular attraction in South America.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,674

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Day 1

Holiday Inn Santiago Airport

Sleek, contemporary design and a remarkable location make this hotel a perfect choice for your next visit to Santiago, Chile. Guests can literally walk to the airport terminal. You will enjoy peace and quiet when you stay here. Award-winning service is matched by updated amenities and recreational facilities with an indoor pool, sauna and a Fitness Center. Savor International cuisine in our restaurant and a cocktail in the Business Center. Experience the best!

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Holiday Inn Santiago Airport

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    Holiday Inn Santiago Airport



    Sleek, contemporary design and a remarkable location make this hotel a perfect choice for your next visit to Santiago, Chile. Guests can literally walk to the airport terminal. You will enjoy peace and quiet when you stay here. Award-winning service is matched by updated amenities ...

    Sleek, contemporary design and a remarkable location make this hotel a perfect choice for your next visit to Santiago, Chile. Guests can literally walk to the airport terminal. You will enjoy peace and quiet when you stay here. Award-winning service is matched by updated amenities and recreational facilities with an indoor pool, sauna and a Fitness Center. Savor International cuisine in our restaurant and a cocktail in the Business Center. Experience the best!

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 2

Santiago to Easter Island

Upon arriving in Easter Island you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

explora Rapa Nui

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    explora Rapa Nui



    Explora Rapa Nui lodge, in south eastern Rapa Nui, is situated on 23 acres of hillside paradise overlooking the ocean. The lodge boasts 30 comfortable rooms designed to maximize silence and privacy. Each room has a small living area, hydro massage bath and luxurious bedding. ...

    Explora Rapa Nui lodge, in south eastern Rapa Nui, is situated on 23 acres of hillside paradise overlooking the ocean. The lodge boasts 30 comfortable rooms designed to maximize silence and privacy. Each room has a small living area, hydro massage bath and luxurious bedding. All of the rooms also enjoy excellent views of the expansive Pacific Ocean.

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Day 3

Touring Easter Island

Each afternoon, one of your guides will meet with you in the lodge bar to tell you about the explorations planned for the following day and help you with the challenging task of choosing between all of the exciting options as listed below:

Walk to Hanga Oteo; From the Te Peu to Hanga Roa; Ara O Te Moai, The Moai Route; Alturas del Poike; Climb to Tereveka; The Tangata Manu Route; Te Pito O Te Henua, The Navel of the World; Walk to Te Miro Oone; To Te Miro Oone by Bicycle.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Days
Day 4

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 5

Depart Easter Island

Enjoy the island before transferring to the airport for your departure flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Holiday Inn Santiago Airport

Sleek, contemporary design and a remarkable location make this hotel a perfect choice for your next visit to Santiago, Chile. Guests can literally walk to the airport terminal. You will enjoy peace and quiet when you stay here. Award-winning service is matched by updated amenities and recreational facilities with an indoor pool, sauna and a Fitness Center. Savor International cuisine in our restaurant and a cocktail in the Business Center. Experience the best!

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Holiday Inn Santiago Airport

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    Holiday Inn Santiago Airport



    Sleek, contemporary design and a remarkable location make this hotel a perfect choice for your next visit to Santiago, Chile. Guests can literally walk to the airport terminal. You will enjoy peace and quiet when you stay here. Award-winning service is matched by updated amenities ...

    Sleek, contemporary design and a remarkable location make this hotel a perfect choice for your next visit to Santiago, Chile. Guests can literally walk to the airport terminal. You will enjoy peace and quiet when you stay here. Award-winning service is matched by updated amenities and recreational facilities with an indoor pool, sauna and a Fitness Center. Savor International cuisine in our restaurant and a cocktail in the Business Center. Experience the best!

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 6

Arrive Sacred Valley

You will be met at the airport, bus, or train station if travelling from Lake Titicaca and transferred to the explora Lodges in Sacred Valley. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

explora Lodge

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    explora Lodge



    explora Valle Sagrado is located in one of the region's most remote ancient corn plantations close to the Urquillos village. It is designed in line with its surroundings, generating a dialogue with the high Andean mountains around the valley, as well as the surrounding plantations ...

    explora Valle Sagrado is located in one of the region's most remote ancient corn plantations close to the Urquillos village. It is designed in line with its surroundings, generating a dialogue with the high Andean mountains around the valley, as well as the surrounding plantations that are still today being harvested by townspeople.

    Facilities

    • Hotel Shops
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

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Day 7

Sacred Valley

You can choose from the many included activities such as hiking, visiting nearby runs or mountain biking.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Sacred Valley

Visit the Incan agricultural experimental center of Moray, famous for its sunken amphitheater, made up of four circular terraces, which appear to fade away into the earth like an artificial crater. Then visit the impressive Maras salt pools formed by water emerging from a lake inside the mountain in the Urubamba Valley. An amazing view is offered of the evaporating ponds used for the extraction of salt. Learn about ancestral techniques, which are still used, in agricultural, irrigation and salt-recollection tasks, as well as in Andean festivals and rites.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

explora Sacred Valley

Services end today with a transfer back to Cusco airport for your onward travels. Please enquire with your South & Central America destination expert into options for visits to Machu Picchu, or extensions to Lake Titicaca and or the Amazon jungle, plus much more!

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DEPARTURES:

Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Transfers to and from airport (except Santiago)
  • Deluxe accommodations
  • All activities
  • All meals
  • Most drinks

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Machu Picchu visit in Peru
  • Santiago airport transfers – hotel is across from the terminal. Airport meet and greet assistance available on request
  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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