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Galapagos and Machu Picchu?

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Galapagos and Machu Picchu?

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!

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1. Re: Galapagos and Machu Picchu?

I did this same trip 3 years ago with Gap Adventures. They are Canadian based so I had a comfort level with them as far as making payments etc. and ensuring I was going to be safe as I was travelling on my own. You will find the trip on the website www.gapadventures.com listed as "Wildlife & Inca Encompassed". This trip also includes a couple days in the Amazon jungle. As far as the cruise itself, it was only 4 days but what wonderful days they were! I am planning on going back in the next year for at least a 7 or 10 day cruise. Machu Picchu won't disappoint either. I'd be happy to answer any other questions you have.

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Hello

i am also using GAP in April on the 18 day tour i have done a lot of research and a few calls to them and they seem to be a very good company.They have a very good rating in most forums also will advise you on where to go if you tell them your interests. Have a nice trip johnp

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4. Re: Galapagos and Machu Picchu?

Dear WX -

many people do this combo. Just make sure you don't breeze through so quickly you'll regret it. The combo, in so short a time, necessarily calls for a shorter Galapagos cruise. West Coast mom loved it so much she says she's going back - I understand her completely, but if your plan is to save on air fare and going down there just once, then maybe you should think of setting aside 2 full weeks so that you can do a full Galapagos cruise, then follow-up with MP. By the way, you might want to consider MP first, as anything after Galapagos is always a step down (I may be biased here ;-)

Warmest regards,

Heather Blenkiron

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