Peru, Bolivia and Chile
South America
Proposed: Nov/Dec 2009  

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First off to Lima, Peru. Hike Inca Trail from Cusco to Machi Picchu.

Then train to Lake Titicaca. Enter Bolivia,stay in La Paz, visit Coroico via World Most Dangerous Road.

Then off to Salar de Uyuni for a 4WD road trip. Enter Chile.

At last fly to Easter Island via Santiago, Chile.

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Machu Picchu, Peru
(Inca Trail)

From Lima to Cusco, then I am going to hike up the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. It will take about 4 days up with a government registered tour guide, and then I will take the train back to Cusco, and to add to the fun, I am planning to take the 10-hour bus trip from Cusco ti Puno then to Titicaca.

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Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
(Lago Titicaca and Isla del Sol)

It is the world highest lake. The lake is big enough to disguise that it is an ocean. Start from the shore town Copacabana, I will take a ferry to visit and tour the Isla del Sol.

La Paz to Coroico, Bolivia
(World Most Dangerous Road)

I read so much on this road that I thought I am going to die on this trip. No. For 70km, the road winds every other 200 metres, switching back and forth on a cliff-hanging hillside.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

It is a dried-out salt lake for 10,000 years. Native villagers still harvest and mine the salt for living. I'll be joining a classic 4WD Jeep tour either from Tupiza to Uyuni or Uyuni to Tupiza.

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Easter Island, Chile
(Rapa Nui or Isla de Pascua)

Via Santiago, it's a 5-hour flight to Easter Island. I am planning to stay there for 5 days to explore. Cycling, Horseback riding and trekking would be the non-motorized means to tour the island.

Not planning to stay in Santiago on the way back.

Trip Plan: Dates & Budget Plan in Excel Spreadsheet

Duration: 23 days (15 business days, perfect for our 3 weeks annual vacation)

Budget: CAD ~$3500.00

Map: Map of South America
          or Map of Chile 1  / Map of chile 2 (PDF format)
          or Map of Easter Island 1  / Map of Easter Island 2
                / Map of Easter Island 3
          or Map of Bolivia / Map of Salar de Uyuni Area
          or Map of Peru
          or Map of Machu Picchu

Other Resource(s):

    Bus Information between Lima & Cusco
    Machu Picchu Overview
    Peru Rail: Cusco to Machu Picchu
    Peru Rail: Cusco to Lake Titicaca
    Transportation out of Cusco
    Transportation out of Puno
    Peru Treks, Outfitter for Inca Trail
    Inca Trail Description
    Inca Trail Map
    Book: Explore the Inca Trail, by Jacquette Megarry / Roy Davies
    Published by Rucksack Readers, 2002, ISBN 1-898481-12-1
                  Page 1-20  Page 22-41  Page 42-64  Trail Map

    Lake Titicaca Travel Information
    Salar de Uyuni Travel Information
    Train between Oruno to Uyuni / Tupiza
    Tonito Group, Salar de Uyuni Tour Agency
    Colque Tours, Salar de Uyuni Tour Agency

    Easter Island Travel Information
    PBS Online - Secrets of Easter Island
    Easter Island Foundation
    Lan Chile - Official Chilean Airline (Santiago SCL - Easter Island IPC)

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