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Peru & Easter Island 2010

Since as long as I can remember I have always wanted to visit both Peru and Easter Island and have only now finally decided to go.

I fly into Lima Peru and then spend the next week seeing as many of the sites as possible in a short period of time, highlights include; the Nazca Lines, Lake Titicaca and of course Machu Picchu.

I then fly down to Santiago in Chile and then on to Easter Island, the small isolated island in the middle of the Pacific home of the giant Moai statues.

Peru and Easter Island 2010

Below you can view my photographs and trip journal from my travels around Peru and Easter Island.

Day One – Manchester – Lima
29th April 2010
 

Travel to Peru with a stopover at Newark.

   
Day Two – Lima – Nazca – Lima
30th April 2010

Paracas and Ballestas Islands
Sandboarding and Dune Buggies
Huacachina Oasis
Nazca Lines Flight

   
Day Three – Lima – Puno
1st May 2010

Flight from Lima to Juliaca
Sullustani
La Hacienda Hotel, Puno

   
  Day Four – Lake Titicaca
2nd May 2010

Sailing on Lake Titicaca
Uros Islands
Taquile Island

   
  Day Five – Puno – Cusco
3rd May 2010

Andean Explorer Train Ride
Cusco

   
  Day Six – Sacred Valley 
4th May 2010

Sacred Valley Tour
Pisac
Ollantaytambo
Chinchero
 

   
  Day Seven – Cusco – Machu Picchu 
5th May 2010

Train to Aguas Calientes
Machu Picchu

   
  Day Eight – Machu Picchu – Cusco 
6th May 2010

Machu Picchu Early Morning
Climbing Wayna Picchu
Train Ride back to Cusco
 

   
  Day Nine – Cusco 
7th May 2010

Cusco City Tour
Qorikancha
Saqsaywaman
Puca Pucara, Tambomachay & Q’enqo
 

   
  Day Ten – Cusco – Lima – Santiago 
8th May 2010

Cusco to Lima
Lima City Tour
Flight to Santiago

   
  Day Eleven – Santiago – Easter Island
9th May 2010

Santiago City Tour
Flight to Easter Island

   
Day Twelve – Easter Island
10th May 2010

South Tour
Ahu Hanga Tee and Aka Hanga
Rano Raraku
Ahu Tongariki
Anakena Beach and Hanga Roa

   
Day Thirteen – Easter Island
11th May 2010

West Tour
Hanga Roa and Ana Kai Tangata
Rano Kau and Orango
Vinapu and Puna Pau
Ahu Akivi, Ana Te Pahu and Kari Kari

   
  Day Fourteen – Easter Island
12th May 2010

4×4 Car Hire
Anakena Beach and Ahu Te Pito Kura
Papa Vaka and Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku
Hanga Roa

   
Day Fifteen – Easter Island
13th May 2010

Hanga Roa Museum
Rano Kau and Orongo
Ahu Hanga Kio’e and Ana Kakenga
Ana Te Pora, Ahu Tepeu and Ana Te Pahu

   
Day Sixteen – Easter Island – Santiago
14th May 2010

Flight from Easter Island to Santiago
Waiting around at Santiago Airport

   
Day Seventeen – Santiago – Panama – Newark
15th May 2010

Flight from Santiago to Panama
Flight from Panama to Newark
Flight from Newark to Manchester

   
  Day Eighteen – Manchester
16th May 2010

Arrive back home in Manchester

   
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