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.
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.
(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.
(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
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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