Travcoa Introduces New Program for Easter Island, Machu Picchu
By David Cogswell
July 17, 2012 10:19 PM
Travcoa is offering a new program in its Independent Journey series called Ancient Mysteries and Sacred Sites: Easter Island and Machu Picchu Independent Journey, which explores two UNESCO World Heritage Sites -- Easter Island and Machu Picchu. The 12-day program features Easter Island’s newest luxury resort, the Hangaroa Eco Village and Spa, and three luxury Orient Express hotels in Peru. As a launch promotion, Travcoa is offering savings of $1,000 per person for travel before Oct. 31.
Clients will spend three days on Easter Island, accompanied by a resident archeologist, and will travel to the massive moai statues; Aju Tongariki, the largest of the ahu stone platforms; Rano Raraku, a volcanic crater which served as a quarry for the island’s stone sculptures; and Rano Kau, an extinct volcano that houses a freshwater lake. Next, they will spend eight days exploring Peru, including Lima, the capital city; the mountainous city of Cusco; the Urubamba Valley, also known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas; and finally, the lost city of Machu Picchu, where they will participate in a privately guided tour of the ruins followed by a tranquil evening at the exclusive Sanctuary Lodge, the only accommodation at the site. After day visitors have departed, the guests will have the privilege of enjoying the sunset and sunrise at Machu Picchu without the crowds.
From North America, the program will depart every Saturday, connect in Lima, Peru and arrives at Easter Island early Sunday morning. Land is priced from $6,995 per person, double occupancy. Air is available through Travcoa. Travcoa is planning a webinar about South America on Wednesday, July 18 at 11 a.m.
For more information on Peru, visit Peru.