Experience Ancient Peru and the Galápagos Islands
South America is a wonderful place, full of culture, history and tropical landscapes. Two popular destinations on the western side are Peru, specifically Machu Picchu, and the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador.
Machu Picchu was discovered a hundred years ago by an explorer from Yale University who was investigating rumours of ancient Inca ruins in Peru (read more about the discovery here). In 2007, Machu Picchu was named One of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The mystery of the ancient site has fascinated historians and engineers alike. Historians try to uncover its purpose and why it was abandoned, while engineers ponder how the structures were built without the use of mortar, metal tools or the wheel.
Bucket List Adventure
Hiking to Machu Picchu is on many peoples’ bucket list and if you’re one of them, this could be the perfect time to start planning your trip and check it off. The classic Inca Trail takes four days and consists of three overlapping trails: Mollepata, Classic, and One Day. If you’re not an avid hiker, don’t worry, you can also take a bus!
Go to the Beach
To truly appreciate Machu Picchu, we recommend setting aside at least four days to explore the area as there are so many other wonders (besides one of THE Wonders) to take in. Meanwhile, the Galápagos Islands have an enchanting beauty all their own that should include at least five days, with an extra for travelling between the two destinations.
Look at that giant turtle!
The Galápagos Islands are home to unique wildlife and breathtaking ocean views. The animals that call these island home range from giant tortoises and penguins to swimming iguanas, making it a unique destination for animal lovers. Most of the islands are designated National Park land and are virtually untouched by humans. Boat tours, kayaking, snorkeling and biking are all popular activities to see these exciting islands in the Pacific Ocean.
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