Yeeeeehaaaaw! I booked it...the dream trip of my life! I am as excited as TP when a new Belgium beer comes out. I can't believe that I am actually going to be able to do this!!!
I am also almost set to be able to send daily updates while I am on the trip via mobile phone....(yes I am nerd)
Day 1 Arrive La Paz (Boliva)
Day 2 Tiahuanaco / La Paz
Spend most of the day visiting the mysterious, 1000 year old Tiahuanaco ruins before returning to La Paz for the night.
Day 3-4 Puno / Lake Titicaca / Taquile Island
Enjoy spectacular views as we travel through the mountains to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Take a boat to visit the Uros and Taquile islands, and immerse yourself in Peruvian rural life with a homestay in a small local village.
Day 5-7 Puno / Cuzco
Travel from Puno to Cuzco through the high Altiplano region. With a friendly, colonial atmosphere, Cuzco offers nearby Inca ruins, cobblestone streets, museums, markets and churches.
Day 8 Ollantaytambo
Travel with our local guide through the Sacred Valley to Pisac and the picturesque town and Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo.
Day 9-12 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Begin a once in a lifetime journey on the ancient trail of the Incas with a morning trip to km 82, where our hike starts. Local porters and guides ensure that the trip is worry-free. Fascinating ruins and spectacular mountain scenery fill every day of the hike. On the final day, climb the steps to Intipunku, the 'Sun Gate', to watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu. Return to Cuzco on Day 12.
Day 13 - 14 Cuzco / Lima
Relax and explore the sights and sounds of Cuzco. Rafting, horseback riding and mountain biking are all possible options. Fly to Lima on Day 14 and explore the city.
Day 15 Lima / QuitoFly to Quito.
Flight is unescorted, not included and must be pre-booked.
Day 16-19 Galapagos
Visit several islands, viewing wildlife and soaking up the spectacular scenery. Each day, travel with our naturalist guide from the yacht to the islands, via a small, motorized launch. On land, explore the islands as our guide interprets the natural history and educates us on the fascinating wildlife. Most days snorkel among sea lions or just relax out on deck. Fly back to
Quito on Day 19.
Day 20 Depart Quito