South America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Machu Picchu and Galapagos

Jump to last reply

I am in the early planning stage for a family trip to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos. My wife and I are in our early 50's and we will be traveling with our two daughters (early 20's). We enjoy active vacations (hiking, kayaking, snorkeling) and plan to travel from Houston in late May or early June 2011.

We are assuming two weeks for the entire trip and our initial thought is to visit Machu Picchu first (Houston, Lima, Cusco, Manchu Picchu) and then fly to Quito and on to the Galapagos, thinking that the cruise will be less active than the Manchu Picchu visit and a nice way to relax before returning home. Does this reasoning make sense, and have we allocated enough time for both locations?

For the Galapagos, we are considering a five day cruise on the ARCHIPEL I. We found the boat on line through galapagosislands.com, and would like any advice on this boat and booking company from those of you that may have used them in the past.

8 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Lima-Paracas-Nazca: in 1 day?
  2. 2 Lima-Paracas-Nazca-Huacachina-Lima (bus/drive)
  3. 3 New Year's Eve in Lima
  4. 4 Bogota - Is it safe?
  5. 5 Tour guides needed for SugarLoaf and Corcovado? Transfer recs?
  6. 6 Para Ti, Brazil
  7. 7 New Years Eve: Rio or Buenos Aires?
  8. 8 4 weeks in Chile
  9. 9 Advice needed for Colombia
  10. 10 Chile and Argentina
  11. 11 Trip Report To Iguazu Falls, No Time To Tango
  12. 12 2nd Leg Retirement Trip
  13. 13 Trip Report In Celebration of Retiring: A Luxe Trip to Peru
  14. 14 Buenos Aires GTG, Tuesday, Jan.13
  15. 15 El valle de Elquí
  16. 16 Need a "just in case" Buenos Aires restaurant recommendation
  17. 17 Columbia Questions
  18. 18 Bogota
  19. 19 Planning 3 weeks in Columbia
  20. 20 Bus tickets from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Patagonia) in December?
  21. 21 Jewish sites and tour of Buenos Aires?
  22. 22 Trip Report Patagonia Trip Report: Kayaking, Riding and Hiking in the South
  23. 23 Galapagos in 5 days
  24. 24 Galapagos.. questions about cruises, seasons, Quito hotels
  25. 25 Trip Report Glover´s ongoing report - 2 months in Colombia
View next 25 » Back to the top