I'm trying to plan a vacation to South America next April, and with airfare being what it is, would like to make the most of being down there. We're hoping to visit both Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands in about 10-12 days total.
Has anyone done this combo trip, or have advise as to the highlights to make sure to see? Which islands in the Galapagos offer the most variety, the "western" islands or the "eastern"? Is the 5-day cruise still worth it?
Thanks for the advice!