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Program #21567RJ
18 Days | 17 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Cuzco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred valley are all above 12,000 feet.

Itinerary for Sep 9 — Sep 26, 2014

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Day One: Tuesday, September 09 - Departure from the U.S.
Depart From: Depart from the US on an overnight flight

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Sacred Valley’s most complete hotel: a mountain chalet-styled retreat with panoramic Andes views from every room and every angle. On more than 8 landscaped acres (3 hectares), it breathes an air of tranquility and relaxation. Unique among Sacred Valley hotels – most of which remain isolated in the valley, offering precious little for guests to do – it contains an extraordinary, full-service “Sacred Spa”, a domed Planetarium & Observatory for stargazing in the massive Southern Hemisphere sky, and gourmet restaurant and bar. The 85 inviting, spacious rooms overlook the property’s extensive gardens and feature either private balconies or sunny sitting areas. Equidistant between Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, the hotel is perfectly positioned for easy access to the valley’s abundant attractions and incomparable Inca ruins, including world-renowned Machu Picchu.

Contact info:
5to Paradero
Yanahuara, Peru
phone: +5184984765501
web: www.casa-andina.com/peru/hotels/valle-sagrado-hotels/valle-sagrado-hotels.php

Room amenities: Very ample (32 m² / 339 sq. ft), elegantly rustic, with thick white stone walls and wood-beam ceilings. Feature Queen or King beds and either balconies or a separate breakfast/sitting area, as well as carpeted or parquet wood floors & warm down bedding. Hair dryer available in room.

Facility amenities: Full-service Andean-style Sacred Spa, with native treatments Planetarium and Observatory with expert-guided shows & stargazing, Gourmet restaurant featuring local produce & ingredients, Andean specialties, wine & cocktail service, Bar, billiards/game room & TV lounge, Corporate and group meeting facilities & banquet room (180-person capacity), Children playground, Free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout hotel, Internet Centers with free high-speed Internet access, Room service, Usanzas handicrafts & gift shop, Ilaria and Aldo & Co jewelry shops, Miski alpaca goods shop, Crafts & textiles exhibition/market featuring local artisans, Laundry service, Globalnet ATM machine, Taxi service (to Cusco & Valley points of interest), Front desk available 24/7, No pets allowed.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Based on Availability
Additional nights are available on request. Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services after you enroll.


Day Two: Wednesday, September 10 - Arrival Cuzco and Transfer to the Sacred Valley /...
Arrival Cuzco and Transfer to the Sacred Valley / Orientation and Welcome Dinner

Morning: From the Cuzco airport take a scenic coach bus ride to Peru's Sacred Valley or Urumbamba.

Lunch: Light lunch at the hotel.

Afternoon: Check in to the hotel in Urumbamba and enjoy some time to rest and unpack. Later, we will gather in our private meeting room where the Group Leader will greet you with a warm welcome and introduce everyone. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Presentation "Introduction to Peru": this presentation will provide a foundation for your journey through the beautiful and culturally rich country of Peru - a land where ancient and modern cultures blend seamlessly together.

Dinner: Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Casa Andina Private Collection Valle Sagrado

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Sacred Valley’s most complete hotel: a mountain chalet-styled retreat with panoramic Andes views from every room and every angle. On more than 8 landscaped acres (3 hectares), it breathes an air of tranquility and relaxation. Unique among Sacred Valley hotels – most of which remain isolated in the valley, offering precious little for guests to do – it contains an extraordinary, full-service “Sacred Spa”, a domed Planetarium & Observatory for stargazing in the massive Southern Hemisphere sky, and gourmet restaurant and bar. The 85 inviting, spacious rooms overlook the property’s extensive gardens and feature either private balconies or sunny sitting areas. Equidistant between Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, the hotel is perfectly positioned for easy access to the valley’s abundant attractions and incomparable Inca ruins, including world-renowned Machu Picchu.

Contact info:
5to Paradero
Yanahuara, Peru
phone: +5184984765501
web: www.casa-andina.com/peru/hotels/valle-sagrado-hotels/valle-sagrado-hotels.php

Room amenities: Very ample (32 m² / 339 sq. ft), elegantly rustic, with thick white stone walls and wood-beam ceilings. Feature Queen or King beds and either balconies or a separate breakfast/sitting area, as well as carpeted or parquet wood floors & warm down bedding. Hair dryer available in room.

Facility amenities: Full-service Andean-style Sacred Spa, with native treatments Planetarium and Observatory with expert-guided shows & stargazing, Gourmet restaurant featuring local produce & ingredients, Andean specialties, wine & cocktail service, Bar, billiards/game room & TV lounge, Corporate and group meeting facilities & banquet room (180-person capacity), Children playground, Free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout hotel, Internet Centers with free high-speed Internet access, Room service, Usanzas handicrafts & gift shop, Ilaria and Aldo & Co jewelry shops, Miski alpaca goods shop, Crafts & textiles exhibition/market featuring local artisans, Laundry service, Globalnet ATM machine, Taxi service (to Cusco & Valley points of interest), Front desk available 24/7, No pets allowed.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Based on Availability
Additional nights are available on request. Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services after you enroll.


Day Three: Thursday, September 11 - Sacred Valley / Ollantaytambo / Presentation
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Presentation “The Rise and Fall of the Inca's ”: Your program lecturer, Jean Jacques Decoster, will detail the history of the Incan society.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant in Ollantaytambo.

Afternoon: Field Trip "Ollantaytambo Ruins and Town": Led by your Peruvian Study Leader explore Ollantaytambo fortress and town. Ollantaytambo is an archaeological park to which different functions had been attributed. It is considered a military construction strategically located to protect Cuzco from possible invasions. The town of Ollantaytambo is one of the few cities that still maintain the Inca system of urban planning.

Dinner: Enjoy a dinner in a Private Hacienda (Private home restaurant).

Lodging: Casa Andina Private Collection Valle Sagrado

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Sacred Valley’s most complete hotel: a mountain chalet-styled retreat with panoramic Andes views from every room and every angle. On more than 8 landscaped acres (3 hectares), it breathes an air of tranquility and relaxation. Unique among Sacred Valley hotels – most of which remain isolated in the valley, offering precious little for guests to do – it contains an extraordinary, full-service “Sacred Spa”, a domed Planetarium & Observatory for stargazing in the massive Southern Hemisphere sky, and gourmet restaurant and bar. The 85 inviting, spacious rooms overlook the property’s extensive gardens and feature either private balconies or sunny sitting areas. Equidistant between Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, the hotel is perfectly positioned for easy access to the valley’s abundant attractions and incomparable Inca ruins, including world-renowned Machu Picchu.

Contact info:
5to Paradero
Yanahuara, Peru
phone: +5184984765501
web: www.casa-andina.com/peru/hotels/valle-sagrado-hotels/valle-sagrado-hotels.php

Room amenities: Very ample (32 m² / 339 sq. ft), elegantly rustic, with thick white stone walls and wood-beam ceilings. Feature Queen or King beds and either balconies or a separate breakfast/sitting area, as well as carpeted or parquet wood floors & warm down bedding. Hair dryer available in room.

Facility amenities: Full-service Andean-style Sacred Spa, with native treatments Planetarium and Observatory with expert-guided shows & stargazing, Gourmet restaurant featuring local produce & ingredients, Andean specialties, wine & cocktail service, Bar, billiards/game room & TV lounge, Corporate and group meeting facilities & banquet room (180-person capacity), Children playground, Free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout hotel, Internet Centers with free high-speed Internet access, Room service, Usanzas handicrafts & gift shop, Ilaria and Aldo & Co jewelry shops, Miski alpaca goods shop, Crafts & textiles exhibition/market featuring local artisans, Laundry service, Globalnet ATM machine, Taxi service (to Cusco & Valley points of interest), Front desk available 24/7, No pets allowed.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Based on Availability
Additional nights are available on request. Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services after you enroll.


Day Four: Friday, September 12 - Exploring the Sacred Valley / Andean Countryside ...
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Field Trip "Cuyuni Village Cultural Discovery": Arrive to Cuyuni and explore how local life unfolds in the peaceful Andean Highlands. Drink in the culture during a walk along the ancient farming paths that pass through this primarily agricultural community. At various stops throughout the day, learn about the local agriculture, religious ceremonies, and textile production in this region.

Lunch: Typical Andean lunch at the restaurant run by the local community.

Afternoon: This afternoon continue exploring the Andean Community of Cuyuni and return to the hotel to rest and pack.

Dinner: At the hotel.

Lodging: Casa Andina Private Collection Valle Sagrado

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Smart and contemporary are the defining elements of this hotel, amidst the commercial village of Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), from where you can admire and interact with the quaint folksy town and get a different perspective. The hotel is efficient, playful and people friendly; it welcomes a wide range of guests expecting an uncomplicated visit.

Contact info:
Machu Picchu Puebla
Aguas Caliente, Peru
phone: +51 1 422 6574
web: www.elmapihotel.com/index.php

Room amenities: Each room is equipped with blackout curtains, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets, hypoallergenic pillows, cotton bath robes, natural herbal amenities, 32" flat screen TVs and tight-focus reading lights.

Facility amenities: HOT WATER POND Open to all (children under 12 must be supervised by a parent or guardian). GIFT SHOP The shop offers a wide selection of T-shirts, alpaca knits, outdoors gear and basic travel needs. COMPUTER ROOM •Desktop computer and printer available. •Open 24/7. •Complimentary internet.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Saturday, September 13 - Train to Machu Picchu Peubla (Aguas Calientes) / ...
Train to Machu Picchu Peubla (Aguas Calientes) / Presentation on the History of Machu Picchu

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Field Trip "Sacred Valley Girls Dormatory Project": In Ollantaytambo, learn about this educational initiative to provide secondary schooling opportunities to girls from mountainous communities surrounding the Sacred Valley. Visit with the dorm mother and director of the project.

Lunch: At the Sacred Valley Project.

Afternoon: After lunch, take a scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu. "Presentation "Intro to Machu Picchu": Your Study Leader will detail the history of the community and ruins of Machu Picchu. Before the presentation, take a brief walking tour of the small community of Aguas Calientes which sits below Machu Picchu and is known for its picturesque countryside, birds and the Mandoor gardens.

Dinner: At the hotel.

Lodging: El Mapi Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Perfectly convenient: under the colonial arcades of stately Plaza Regocijo & around the corner from Cusco’s beautiful Plaza de Armas. Guests of this hotel can’t get much closer to the restaurants, bars, and shops that mark the Plaza de Armas of Cusco. The hotel is a 10-minute taxi ride from the Cusco airport and 5-minute taxi from Cusco’s train & bus stations.

Contact info:
Portal E Spinar 142
Cusco, Peru
phone: +51 84 23 1733
web: www.casa-andina.com/peru/hotels/cusco-hotels/classic-cusco-plaza/hotel.php

Room amenities: In room safe, cable TV, Free high speed wi-fi internet access, direct dial telephone, hairdryer

Facility amenities: Restaurant, oxygen available upon request at the reception desk, free high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access throughout hotel,small Internet Centers with free high-speed Internet access, ATM machine, laundry service, foreign currency exchange,

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Sunday, September 14 - Machu Picchu / Train to Cuzco
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: This morning we beat the crowds and visit Machu Picchu, the most iconic site of the Inca world, and a renowned UNESCO world heritage site. Explore the agricultural and urban sides of Machu Picchu and learn the history of the Incan abandonment of the city and its construction during Spanish conquest in the sixteenth centure.

Lunch: At Machu Picchu.

Afternoon: We wrap up our visit of Machu Picchu and take an afternoon train from Machu Picchu to Cuzco. Upon arrival in Cuzco, we check in to our hotel.

Dinner: At the hotel.

Lodging: Casa Andina Classic-Cusco Plaza

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Perfectly convenient: under the colonial arcades of stately Plaza Regocijo & around the corner from Cusco’s beautiful Plaza de Armas. Guests of this hotel can’t get much closer to the restaurants, bars, and shops that mark the Plaza de Armas of Cusco. The hotel is a 10-minute taxi ride from the Cusco airport and 5-minute taxi from Cusco’s train & bus stations.

Contact info:
Portal E Spinar 142
Cusco, Peru
phone: +51 84 23 1733
web: www.casa-andina.com/peru/hotels/cusco-hotels/classic-cusco-plaza/hotel.php

Room amenities: In room safe, cable TV, Free high speed wi-fi internet access, direct dial telephone, hairdryer

Facility amenities: Restaurant, oxygen available upon request at the reception desk, free high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access throughout hotel,small Internet Centers with free high-speed Internet access, ATM machine, laundry service, foreign currency exchange,

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Monday, September 15 - Cuzco in Depth
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Field Trip "In Depth Discovery of Cuzco": Explore Cuzco with a local expert. Start the morning at the Almudena Cemetery. Later discover the iconic Cathedral. Its construction started in 1560 and finished in 1664. It contains the best manifestations of colonial goldsmith and wood carving, as well as a valuable collection of canvases from the Escuela Cusqueña (Academy of Cusco). Next, take a trip to the Korikancha Palace, which was the most important temple in the Inca Empire. The Korikancha Palace was dedicated to Inti, the Sun God. The walls and floors were once covered in sheets of solid gold.

Lunch: In Cuzco with our historian.

Afternoon: This afternoon you have a choice to enjoy some down time and relax in Cuzco on the square, do some shopping or some people watching, or make your own way back to the hotel. Alternatively, you can join your Study Leader to enjoy an optional continuation of the morning theme in more depth. This optional exploration will last about 2.5 hours and will involve further walking of up to 2 miles. Discover La Compania church, a Baroque church built in the 17th century. The sacristy holds its most precious treasure: an impressive, 50 pound, 4 foot high monstrance, encrusted with gold and jewels, and crowned with one large mermaid shaped pearl. This monstrance is considered to be the second largest in the world. San Blas: Duing Inca times, San Blas was a settlement for "Mitimaes" (ancient craftsmen of the Inca period) with a special command: yachay, Quechua for "teach and learn." Master craftsmen from all around the Inca Empire shared their knowledge.

Dinner: On your own.

Lodging: Casa Andina Classic-Cusco Plaza

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Slaviero hotel in Foz do Iguaçu has large suites, great location - downtown with easy access to the city main sights – besides an unforgettable panoramic view.

Contact info:
Rua Rui Barbosa, 394
Foz de Iguacu, Brazil
phone: +4530261800
web: www.slavierohoteis.com.br/en/foz-do-iguacu/slaviero-suites-foz-do-iguacu_39_hoteis.aspx

Room amenities: All room have a small kitchenette with refrigerator, cable TV and internet.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Tuesday, September 16 - Depart Cuzco and Fly to Iguazu Falls, Brazil
Note: Please note that today is a long travel day. The flight from Cuzco to Lima departs very early in the morning and the flight into Iguazu arrives in the evening. Please note that airline schedules are beyond the control of Road Scholar.

Breakfast: You will receive a boxed breakfast at the hotel which includes a breakfast sandwich, a juice box, fruit, yogurt, and cake.

Morning: Early morning transfer to the airport in Cuzco for the flight to Lima, and connection to Iguazu, Brazil.

Lunch: On your own during the layover at the airport in Lima, Peru.

Afternoon: Embark on your flight to Iguazu, Brazil.

Dinner: Late dinner at the hotel in Iguazu Falls.

Lodging: Slaviero Suites Foz do Iguacu

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Slaviero hotel in Foz do Iguaçu has large suites, great location - downtown with easy access to the city main sights – besides an unforgettable panoramic view.

Contact info:
Rua Rui Barbosa, 394
Foz de Iguacu, Brazil
phone: +4530261800
web: www.slavierohoteis.com.br/en/foz-do-iguacu/slaviero-suites-foz-do-iguacu_39_hoteis.aspx

Room amenities: All room have a small kitchenette with refrigerator, cable TV and internet.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Wednesday, September 17 - Iguazu Falls Argentinean Side
Breakfast: At the hotel

Morning: Field Trip "Exploring the Argentine Side of the Falls". The experience of seeing the falls from the Argentine side is completely different than from the Brazilian side and is well worth the experience. Led by a local expert discover the top of the falls.

Lunch: In the park at one of the local restaurants.

Afternoon: Field Trip Continues: The paths on the Argentine side are much longer than those on the Brazilian side as the Argentine falls represent 75% of the falls. Later we explore a local Indigenous community to learn about the original local inhabitants.

Dinner: At the hotel

Lodging: Slaviero Suites Foz do Iguacu

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Slaviero hotel in Foz do Iguaçu has large suites, great location - downtown with easy access to the city main sights – besides an unforgettable panoramic view.

Contact info:
Rua Rui Barbosa, 394
Foz de Iguacu, Brazil
phone: +4530261800
web: www.slavierohoteis.com.br/en/foz-do-iguacu/slaviero-suites-foz-do-iguacu_39_hoteis.aspx

Room amenities: All room have a small kitchenette with refrigerator, cable TV and internet.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Thursday, September 18 - Iguazu Falls Brazilian Side
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Presentation "The Atlantic Rain Forest and the Iguazu Biosphere": Led by a local naturalist, learn about the biodiversity and complexity of the Atlantic Rainforest in the Iguazu Basin. Later we leave the hotel for a morning visit to the Brazilian Falls. Led by a local expert, we walk the 1.5 mile paved path along the river bank to view the falls. The walk culminates with a spectacular 360 degree fall view. Be prepared to be wowed and to get wet- bring a plastic poncho.

Lunch: At the hotel.

Afternoon: Field Trip "Exploring the Bird Park": Featuring over 150 species of tropical Brazilian birds, the park is an ideal place to continue to learn about the biodervisty of the region.

Dinner: At the hotel.

Lodging: Slaviero Suites Foz do Iguacu

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: A hotel designed to enjoy the city through its most representative aspects; gastronomy, the expressiveness of its art, its events and lifestyle. A look that represents the union of the past and future of the city, reflected in the furniture and decor of the hotel, in the combination of colors and materials that present the beauty and memory of the place.

Contact info:
Avenida Callao 1764 Recoleta - C1024AAQ
Buenos Aires, NA Argentina
phone: +51 (11) 5533-4000
web: www.intersurrecoleta.com.ar/

Room amenities: Cable television, air conditioning, heating, safe deposit box, Wi-Fi internet connection, mini-bar, hair dryer, clock radio, 110 V and 220 V electricity supply, and music.

Facility amenities: Cable television, air conditioning, heating, safe deposit box, Wi-Fi internet connection, mini-bar, hair dryer, clock radio, 110V and 220V electricity supply, and music.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Friday, September 19 - Flights to Buenos Aires / Discovering Recoleta
Breakfast: Early morning breakfast at the hotel in Iguazu.

Morning: Take a morning flight from Iguazu (Argentinian Side) to Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel.

Lunch: On your own at the airport.

Afternoon: This afternoon discover the architecturally rich neighborhood of Recoleta by bus.

Dinner: Near the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Intersur Recoleta

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: A hotel designed to enjoy the city through its most representative aspects; gastronomy, the expressiveness of its art, its events and lifestyle. A look that represents the union of the past and future of the city, reflected in the furniture and decor of the hotel, in the combination of colors and materials that present the beauty and memory of the place.

Contact info:
Avenida Callao 1764 Recoleta - C1024AAQ
Buenos Aires, NA Argentina
phone: +51 (11) 5533-4000
web: www.intersurrecoleta.com.ar/

Room amenities: Cable television, air conditioning, heating, safe deposit box, Wi-Fi internet connection, mini-bar, hair dryer, clock radio, 110 V and 220 V electricity supply, and music.

Facility amenities: Cable television, air conditioning, heating, safe deposit box, Wi-Fi internet connection, mini-bar, hair dryer, clock radio, 110V and 220V electricity supply, and music.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Saturday, September 20 - Buenos Aires Discovery
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: This morning we set off with our coach and local expert to explore the San Telmo and La Boca neighborhoods of Buenos Aires.

Lunch: For lunch today we are joined by local residents who will share what life is like in this beautiful city.

Afternoon: This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the city or to make your way to the famous Recoleta market, located walking distance from the hotel.

Dinner: At a local restaurant. Participate in a tango lesson then enjoy a performance by the pros!

Lodging: Hotel Intersur Recoleta

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Destined to be one of the city’s most popular “hot spots,” the Hotel Atton Vitacura has taken Santiago by storm since opening its doors in August 2012. Sophisticated and modern, this 20-story masterpiece is a true testament that the finer things in life can come at an affordable rate which is sure to please any traveler. Located walking distance from business distric in Las Condes, and in front of Los Leones Golf Club and with a view of the breathtaking Bicentenario Park, the Atton Vitacura is the only option when it comes to having direct access to all of the wonders of Santiago.

Contact info:
Vitacura 3201
Vitacura
Santiago, NA Chile
phone: +011 56 2944 7800
web: vitacura.atton.com/default-en.html

Room amenities: Spacious and Quiet Guest Rooms, View of the Los Leones Golf Course, Personal Desk, King or Queen-size Bed, Studio Rooms Available Upon Request, Free Wi-Fi Internet, Cable TV, Minibar, Climate Control, Heater and A/C, Safe Deposit Box, Telephone, Hair Dryer, Smoking and Interconnected Rooms Available Upon Request, Handicapped Facilities Available.

Facility amenities: Complimentary Breakfast Buffet, Citadino Restaurant and Bar, Coffee Bar and Cafeteria, Free Wi-Fi, 24-Hour Business Center, 24-Hour Gym Facility, Laundry Service, Sparkling Outside Swimming Pool, Seven Spacious Meeting Rooms, Free Underground Parking, International Security Standards, Gift Shop, Transfer and airport pick up Available Upon Request (Extra cost will apply)

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Sunday, September 21 - Fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago / Discovering S...
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: This morning transfer to the airport to fly to Santiago, Chile.

Lunch: Late lunch in Santiago.

Afternoon: Led by a local expert discover the highlights of Santiago, the capital of Chile.

Dinner: At the hotel.

Evening: After dinner meet with an expert on Rapa Nui Culture to learn about the culture of this remote Island.

Lodging: Atton Hotel Vitacura

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Located just in Hanga, Cabanas y Hotel Tea Nui is close to Ahu Vai Uri, Ahu Kote Riku, and Museo Antropologico Sebastian Englert. Also nearby are Puna Pau and Vinapu. PLEASE NOTE: Hotels in Easter Island are basic by North American Standards, they are clean, safe and well kept but all materials must be brought from the mainland by air or by monthly supply ship. Please set your expectations appropriatly.

Contact info:
Avenida Pont s/n
Hanga Roa, Chile
phone: +56322551990
web: www.teanui.cl/?lang=en

Room amenities: Rooms open to balconies. The 12 guestrooms at Cabanas y Hotel Tea Nui include ceiling fans. All units feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. In addition, amenities available on request include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a coffee shop/café. A complimentary breakfast is served each morning. Complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access is available in public areas. The staff can arrange tour/ticket assistance and tour assistance. Additional amenities include multilingual staff, a garden, and secure parking. For a surcharge, guests have access to a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request). Onsite parking is complimentary.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: Please contact the hotel
We are not able to make additional night reservation for participants.


Day Fourteen: Monday, September 22 - Morning lecture / Arrive Easter Island and an Int...
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Transfer to the airport for flight to Easter Island.

Lunch: At a local restaurant in Hanga Roa.

Afternoon: Afternoon arrival in Easter Island. Check in to the hotel before heading out on your first exploration of this mysterious island. Led by your local expert, visit Hanga Roa town, Rano Kau, Orongo and Ana Kai Tangata cave.

Dinner: At a local restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Tea Nui

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Located just in Hanga, Cabanas y Hotel Tea Nui is close to Ahu Vai Uri, Ahu Kote Riku, and Museo Antropologico Sebastian Englert. Also nearby are Puna Pau and Vinapu. PLEASE NOTE: Hotels in Easter Island are basic by North American Standards, they are clean, safe and well kept but all materials must be brought from the mainland by air or by monthly supply ship. Please set your expectations appropriatly.

Contact info:
Avenida Pont s/n
Hanga Roa, Chile
phone: +56322551990
web: www.teanui.cl/?lang=en

Room amenities: Rooms open to balconies. The 12 guestrooms at Cabanas y Hotel Tea Nui include ceiling fans. All units feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. In addition, amenities available on request include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a coffee shop/café. A complimentary breakfast is served each morning. Complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access is available in public areas. The staff can arrange tour/ticket assistance and tour assistance. Additional amenities include multilingual staff, a garden, and secure parking. For a surcharge, guests have access to a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request). Onsite parking is complimentary.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: Please contact the hotel
We are not able to make additional night reservation for participants.


Day Fifteen: Tuesday, September 23 - Orongo and the History of the Birdman Cult
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy a full day exploration of Easter Island including Ahu Tahai, the Easter Island Museum, Anakena Beach, Rano Raraku and Ahu Tongariki.

Lunch: Savor a cooked picnic lunch on Anakena Beach.

Afternoon: Continue your exploration of the island.

Dinner: At a local restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Tea Nui

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Located just in Hanga, Cabanas y Hotel Tea Nui is close to Ahu Vai Uri, Ahu Kote Riku, and Museo Antropologico Sebastian Englert. Also nearby are Puna Pau and Vinapu. PLEASE NOTE: Hotels in Easter Island are basic by North American Standards, they are clean, safe and well kept but all materials must be brought from the mainland by air or by monthly supply ship. Please set your expectations appropriatly.

Contact info:
Avenida Pont s/n
Hanga Roa, Chile
phone: +56322551990
web: www.teanui.cl/?lang=en

Room amenities: Rooms open to balconies. The 12 guestrooms at Cabanas y Hotel Tea Nui include ceiling fans. All units feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. In addition, amenities available on request include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a coffee shop/café. A complimentary breakfast is served each morning. Complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access is available in public areas. The staff can arrange tour/ticket assistance and tour assistance. Additional amenities include multilingual staff, a garden, and secure parking. For a surcharge, guests have access to a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request). Onsite parking is complimentary.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: Please contact the hotel
We are not able to make additional night reservation for participants.


Day Sixteen: Wednesday, September 24 - Ranu Raraku Crater / Ahu Tongariki / Anakena Beac...
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: This morning enjoy some time at leisure to rest, go for a walk in town or go over to the small museum located on the outskirts of town. Your Study Leader will have suggestions ready for you.

Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Continue your exploration of Easter Island with stops at Ahu Vinapu, Puna Pau, and Ahu Akivi, gaining further insight into the history of the Rapa Nui people.

Dinner: Enjoy a traditional Umu cooked dinner and a cultural show.

Lodging: Hotel Tea Nui

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seventeen: Thursday, September 25 - Flight from Easter Island to Santiago / Free time...
Flight from Easter Island to Santiago / Free time in Santiago / Overnight departures to the US.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: This morning is at leisure in Rapa Nui. Pack your bags, or take a stroll through Hanga Roa to explore your favorite part of the small town one last time.

Lunch: Light packed lunch.

Afternoon: Early afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Dinner: Dinner on your flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Eighteen: Friday, September 26 - Arrival in the US
Note: We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Morning: Arrival in the US from overnight flight.


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15 nights of accommodations
42 meals: 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 13 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
19 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances
4 Flights during the program

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