South America is full of beautiful and mysterious places. Among them we have Machu Picchu with its mysterious architecture and the beautiful Galapagos Islands, which is home to many wonderful species that you cannot see elsewhere. If you are planning to visit South America, these are two places you shouldn’t miss! Here are some incentives on why you should visit Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands.
Mysterious Machu Picchu:Machu Picchu, also called the “Lost City of the Incas” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is very impressive, due to its stunning architecture with polished dry-stone walls fitted with masterful precision. It is without contest one of the most impressive world wonders. Nevertheless Machu Picchu is not only unique for its outstanding architecture but also because of its natural beauty and its wonderful surroundings. This Inca citadel is nested in the lush cloud forest of the Andes mountain that makes beautiful scenery. You can trek around to admire the stunning view from various places and enjoy all of its mystery and beauty. Machu Picchu is the kind of places you have to experience and visit to see the beauty of this magical site.
Beautiful Galapagos Islands:
This paradise on Earth is made of a group of islands located in the eastern Pacific Ocean and belongs to Ecuador. On a cruise there you will be able to rest and enjoy the beautiful scenery of volcanoes, lava cones and magma flows. You will also have the opportunity to visit places unlike any other, and get close to amazing wildlife that has no fear of man. You will be able to swim with the Galapagos tortoises, snorkel in warm blue waters with sea lions and other marine wildlife all year long. You can also do some birdwatching to see, among others, some Blue-footed Booby and Darwin’s finches. The Galapagos islands are the perfect place to relax and discover unique and beautiful landscape and wildlife.
If you’re going to travel all the way to South America to visit one of these destinations, you can add a lot of value to your trip by combining both of these destinations. In fact, many people travel to Ecuador and Peru in tandem, because each of these countries have amazing destinations and are located relatively close to each other – it’s only a 2.5 hour flight non-stop from Quito to Lima.
In our Peru to Ecuador tour, you will have the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu, the Galapagos, and other interesting sights along the way. Stop in Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire. You’ll then head to Ecuador to visit Quito, which is largest historical old town of the Americas, a multi-ethnic, artistic and cultural heritage destination. You will also visit some amazing places such as Peguche, with its traditional looms, and its Andean instruments, Magdalena and its wonderful people untouched by the urgency of modern life, and Otavalo and its craft fairs market. You will also take a train ride that crosses mysterious tunnels through the mountains, astonishing bridges and a unique biodiversity. You will then end this tour on a relaxing cruise among the Galapagos Islands where you will discover all of its amazing wildlife and beautiful landscapes.