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Possibly the ulitmate South American adventure, combining Ecuador's Galapagos Islands with Peru's Machu Picchu will take you to an alternative realilty where bizarre wildlife approach you as you were a long lost friend and a world where 1500 years ago a mighty civilization erected noble cities made of massive stone structures in impossibly beautiful and inaccessible locations. With Adventure Life, you can custom build your very own combination trip of Peru and Ecuador to include just what you'd like to see at a price and schedule that fits your precise needs. Fly into Lima before flying to Cusco, the heart of the Inca empire, which you'll use as a base to explore the striking Sacred Valley before taking the train to Machu Picchu. Then fly to Quito, Ecuador and on to the remote Galapagos Islands. 

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Tips for Planning a Galapagos, Ecuador + Machu Picchu Peru Trip

A trip to the Galapagos and Machu Picchu is a trip-of-a-lifetime for many and Adventure Life can customize your trip to fit your precise interests, budget and schedule. Here are some trip planning tips:

Plan a minimum of two weeks
The logistics of getting to both remote destinations is time consuming. To get to Machu Picchu, one must fly first to Lima, then Cusco, then take a train. To get to Galapagos, one must fly to Quito (or Guayaquil) first, spend the night, then fly to the islands in the morning. Also, we recommend taking a Galapagos cruise of at least 5 days, as 4-day cruises are criticized for being too short. 8-day Galapagos cruises are considered ideal. 

Spend time in Cusco & Sacred Valley
Both of these must-see destinations are on the way to Machu Picchu and greatly add to the Inca experience, so plan on spending at least a day in each, or better, two.  

Explore Quito, Ecuador, the Northern Inca Empire
The colonial capital city of Quito, Ecuador has the best-restored historical district of any city in the Americas and is perched upon the slopes of a 15,000 foot active volcano. 

Discover the Amazon Rainforest
Easily escape to the Peruvian Amazon or Ecuadorian Amazon either from Cusco, Lima or Quito with a quick domestic flight into the most biodiverse place on the planet. 
 

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