Sunday, March 15, 2015

Incredible Machu Picchu And Galapagos Tours

By Lena Stephenson

When choosing where to go on vacation, the world offers many amazing options. Some people like to stick with the traditional favorites such as famous landmarks, amusement parks and popular beaches, all tried and true and safely inside the proverbial box. Many who seek unique adventure find that taking Machu Picchu and Galapagos tours provide them with a truly unexpected and highly memorable experience.

These types of South American excursions are structures in such a way to optimize the traveler's experience and provide incredible memories. Guides will lead the group through all of the high points at each of the sites, and time will be allotted for everyone to go one their own to delve into the local offerings. There is no shortage of things to do and ways to occupy one's days or evenings.

The versatility of these packages is a major benefit. Even though their physical locations are in close proximity, the destinations are worlds apart in so many ways. In essence, the plan provides two very different getaways rolled into one conveniently put together trip with a single set of travel and accommodation arrangements.

Each location is oozing with charisma and has something unique to offer to each and every visitor. Though completely different in their purpose and composition, they both give the individual an opportunity to take a figurative look back in time. One provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of an ancient people, the other a chance to see an ecosystem and evolutionary mix like no other place on Earth.

An almost pristine, well preserved fifteenth century structure sets nestled high on a hill in Peru's Andean Mountain range. Often called the "Lost City of the Incas", this site went virtually untouched by modern man for more than 400 years because of its remote location. Thanks to the efforts of multiple societies for historical preservation, visitors can take a step back in time to experience a bit of how the ancient civilization may have once operated.

Made up of several volcanoes, islets and 19 islands, the archipelago is unlike any other place on Earth, hosting animals and ecosystems that seem to be plucked from various points in time. Here, climates that are completely opposite exist together and wildlife that would normally never be found on the same landmass, thrive in perfect harmony. This is largely due to location and minimal exposure to modern man and his need to control and develop.

Guides will lead tourists through each site, pointing out and explaining the special features and other highlights of the area and providing insight as to their unique significance. Vacationers are also given free time to journey into the nearby villages to shop or partake in the locally offered activities. Both destinations are bursting with history and culture and offer endless beauty through nature and breathtaking vistas.

Dual destination trips such as these can easily double the fun of one's vacation experience. They are designed to get the maximum impact and most efficient use of planning so that the individual is free to relax and enjoy themselves. Without the stress of having to make multiple travel, lodging and accommodation arrangements, one can simply become immersed in the moment.

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