Exploring the Great White Continent - From Jonathan's Antarctica travel journal and the Professor Molchanov's Travel Log.
This was my second time in Lima. The arrival was much more comfortable than my arrival a few years ago -- an Adventure Life representative met us at the airport, whisked the luggage out of our hands, and maneuvered us calmly through the throngs.
I trekked on the Inca Trail, explored the cobbled streets of Cusco, and visited the islands of Lake Titicaca during my Peru adventure . . . and completely fell in love with the landscape, the people, and the culture.
Kurt and I spent a wonderful 2-weeks enjoying the adventures of Costa Rica and Panama. And getting married at Tranquilo Bay? Well -- that was just the icing on the cake.
My tour de Ecuador took me from Guayaquil & the coast to the incredible Galapagos Islands and finally to Quito & the highlands. I was overwhelmed by the natural diversity of this small country, not to mention the warmth of the Ecuadorian people.
Adventure-Life arranged an awesome tour for two of us old folk to the Galapagos, island-hopping; to the Oriente (Amazon); to Quito; to the Bosque Nublado (cloud forest). I am in awe that any company could do this complex travel at all, let alone arrange a trip with every day memorable.
We were on Samba for the voyage of June 9th thru the 16th. We had a wonderful experience. The entire Samba crew was dedicated above all to our safety, enjoyment and comfort. Boy did they deliver! Great cruise!
Traveled to Lima, Peru, then to Cusco to get ready for our amazing trek to Machu Picchu. Then off to Quito, Ecuador, to start our adventure to & at Sacha Lodge. Then back to Quito to start our adventure in the Galapogos Is. All so very wonderful!!
A mind blowing dive into the Ecuadorian Dream..... from trekking the lush paths and secluded waterways of the Amazon, to the awe-inspiring curiosity of the Galapagos Islands..... absolute heaven on Earth!