02.04.2011 8 °C
We have 3 weeks until our 16 day trip to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Island trip!
I started my research at http://wikitravel.org/en/Galapagos_Islands and found International Nature & Cultural Adventures that offered both the Galapagos Islands on a small yacht along with a tour to Machu Picchu. After looking at several other options, this seemed to be the right place.
Here is where the itinerary takes us:
Day 1 - Fly to Lima
Day 2 - Fly to Cuzco and tour around the city
Day 3 - Take a train to Machu Picchu and spend time at the ruins.
Day 4 - Hike up Huayna Picchu, spend time at the ruins
Day 5 - Morning by the ruins, then take the train back to Cuzco
Day 6 - Fly to Quito
Day 7 - Fly to the Galapagos Islands, visit the Charles Darwin research center
Day 8 - Day 15 - on board the Integrity yacht traveling to various islands
Day 16 - Fly home
I should have WiFi service the first 7 days and will blog along the way, but once we are on the boat you will have to wait until we are back for up dates. This is the first time I have let someone else do the planning for me so it feels a little weird, but It should be a fun trip!