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Enough Stairs For A Lifetime

In summary, this was a month well spent. We cannot praise highly enough Adventure life for their assistance in putting all this together.

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Pat Ryan
In summary, this was a month well spent. We cannot praise highly enough Adventure life for their assistance in putting all this together.
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Pat Ryan
Back on the mainland we spent two wonderful days at the Papallacta Hot Springs where we enjoyed numerous soaks in therapeutic pools, massages, and good food and drink. Our guide, Luis, was very …
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Pat Ryan
Back in Santa Cruz it was a shock to see so many large vessels on the water that could not enter the small coves where we hiked, snorkeled, and swam.
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Pat Ryan
The most impressive experience was seeing all the various forms of wildlife which had no fear of humans. We could literally get within a few inches of many species of birds, sea lions, iguanas and …
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Pat Ryan
We were highly impressed by the organization involved in visiting the national park that includes the Galapagos Islands. We sailed on "Flamingo", a vessel capable of carrying 20 …
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Pat Ryan
In Quito we spent a total of six nights over three different visits at a wonderful hostal (yes, that is the way it is spelled) called Mansion del Angel. Some services and merchandise require a 22% …
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Pat Ryan
Cusco and Arequipa are scenic towns, each having a central town square. The places are literally crawling with vendors, peddlers, and a few beggars. We were constantly approached by people trying …
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Pat Ryan
Our next stop was Arequipa, where we were assigned a new guide, Isabel, and on to Colca Canyon. The canyon is home to a flock of condors. Along with a hundred or so other tourists, we waited in …
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Pat Ryan
Our guide, Vidal, gets nothing but the highest praise. I have climbed enough stairs for a lifetime. I also wish to mention the numerous talented musicians we heard perform at many of our stops. I …
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Pat Ryan
Visiting the ruins fulfilled a long-time wish of Pat's. The setting is spectacular and awe-inspiring. We walked up and down countless steps and marveled at the sheer quantity of rock that was moved …
Pat and Mark.  Papallacta Hot Springs, Ecuador.
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Pat Ryan
From Cusco, Vidal and we were driven down through the Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo and then went by train to Machu Picchu.
The late Lonesome George - tortoise on Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
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Pat Ryan
Flying to Cusco, we were again met by our Adventure Life driver, Andy, and transported to our hotel where we were greeted by our superb guided, Vidal. The Monasterio is a very classy place. We soon …
Blue-footed booby bird - Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
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Pat Ryan
Down by the ocean we had lunch at Tony Roma's on a nice outdoor patio. We watched numerous hang-gliders soaring. Each one carried one tourist and was operated by a local guide. They launched from …
Alpaca trying to eat the button on Marks shirt, Colca Canyon
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Pat Ryan
There are many things to see, and one of the most impressive is the construction and decoration of churches. We are talking major ornamentation here that is mind-boggling in its detail and quantity. …
Mark and Pat at the ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru.
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Pat Ryan
Our flight from Miami to Lima, the most Colonial city in South America, was uneventful except for taking the shortcut through Atlanta. The logic of this escapes me, but traveling business class made …

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