May 24 (Sa) - Depart Miami for overnight flight to Santiago.
May 25 (Su) - Arrive Santiago and transfer to the Marriott Hotel. Afternoon tour of the city with visits to the Pre-Colombian Art Museum and to San Cristobal Hill for a panoramic view of the city and the nearby Andes mountains. Join Marathon Tours for a small welcome reception at the hotel in the early evening.
May 26 (Mon) - Drive to scenic Maipo Canyon, an area known world-wide for its quality wine. We visit the Concha y Toro Vineyard's wine cellars and are given a detailed description of the wine making and aging processes. A wine tasting is also included. Afternoon at leisure.
May 27 (Tue) - Full day tour via motorcoach to Valparaiso, a very funky and infamous Chilean town. Lunch is included.
May 28 (Wed) - Depart hotel early this morning for transfer to the airport for Lan Chile 5-1/2 hour flight to Easter Island, one of the most isolated inhabited islands in the world. Arrive about 12:55pm and transfer to the Hotel.
May 29 (Thurs) - Full day of sightseeing around the island. We will visit Vaihu, an ancient ruin site; Ahu Akahanga, a huge platform with four fallen statues and according to legend herein lies the tomb of the first king of the island; Rano Raraku Quarry, the original source of the moais; past La Perouse Bay and the site of the largest standing moai; finally to Anakena, a beautiful archaeological zone and beach area.
May 30 (Fri) -Triathlon in the morning for those interested. Otherwise, plenty of time for sightseeing at your own pace or for reserving optional tours. In the afternoon there will be a 1/2 day tour of Orongo.
May 31 (Sat) - Mountainbike race in the morning for those interested. For others, the day is free to explore the island on your own! Relax all day or visit other historical sites and villages. Evening pre-race number and t-shirt pickup plus a pasta dinner at the hotel.
June 1 (Sun) - Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K race day! The start and finish is in the center of Hanga Roa, the main town on the Island. Evening award ceremony held at the gymnasium.
June 2 (Mon) - Rest those weary legs and enjoy a beach day or a day of relaxation along the waters of the Pacific! This evening enjoy a farewell dinner at Kaimana restaurant in Hanga Roa.
June 3 (Tue) - Depart hotel later in the morning for return flight to Santiago. Arrive in Santiago about 7:45pm and connect to your overnight flight back to Miami or continue to Machu Picchu (June 3-9).
June 4 (Wed) - Early morning arrival back in Miami.
NOTE: Personalized itineraries may be requested by enclosing a separate letter when submitting the deposit and tour application.