Machu Picchu & Galapagos at a Glance
When you travel to South America, beautiful landscapes and remnants of storied histories abound. A visit to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands ensures an action-packed South American adventure.
The Galapagos Islands offer an unparalleled exploration of South America's natural wildlife. You should bring your binoculars along so that you can keep watch for some of the region's most stunning animals, including marine iguanas, penguins, and giant tortoises. You'll also uncover the beautiful landscapes of seemingly uncharted territory, such as white-sand beaches and rocky cliff sides. Meanwhile, you can take part in diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking.
Machu Picchu is considered to be the prized gem of the Inca Empire. This ancient citadel provides insight into how the Inca people lived hundreds of years ago. Its isolation offered the ruins anonymity for hundreds of years. Today, although millions of tourists flock to the UNESCO World Heritage Site each year, it has maintained its beauty and mystique.