After an exhausting five days spent on my computer researching the places and destinations that we wanted to travel to and see in South America, I was struggling to put an itinerary together from so many different suppliers and travel companies. Given that we had only a short month in South America to tour Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia I realised some help was needed. Read More
If you are searching the web for information about the four day Inca Trail trek you will find hundreds of travel companies offering this popular experience in Peru. However, many of these companies are acting only as agents for the relatively few specialist trekking companies that actually operate the trek of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Read More
Day 3 – Inca Trail
Chaquicocha to Winaywayna – Inca Flats
Our reward from yesterday’s slog is a somewhat more leisurely scenic six hour day on what is called Inca Flats. In reality the “Inca Flats” means up, down, up down, and then there is a long slow drop of 1,200 metres to the third camping spot Winaywayna – where the luxury of a shower and cold beer awaits – bliss.
Inca Trail – Day 1
Km 82 (2720m) – Ayapata (3300m)
The big day has finally arrived. We are actually going to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. There has been little preparation apart from alcohol and coffee abstination, but we are feeling confident. We wake at 3.30am on the morning of the beginning of our trek tour along the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, it’s still dark and the street lights are on in Cusco. Read More
“Dear Guests – prepare for a Wet landing” – what the heck?
I thought this was a luxury cruise! Of course a wet landing merely means to get ones feet wet, after all we are in the remote and enchanted Galapagos Isles. We waste no time in wet landing on a small island, Rabida Island is known for its unusual red colored beaches, landing there at sunset to a welcome from the pelicans gives one an appreciation of the loneliness and wonder of this magical island. Read More
8 days aboard the Athala in the Enchanted Islands of the Galapagos 1000km off the coast of Ecuador
and a full circumnavigation of Isabella island. We are in one of the few boats that take this extended route. Whilst one of the more expensive trips, we decided to let go of the budget here and it we were well rewarded. Read More
Or at sea depending on your view. It’s so hard to choose a defining image or moment from our week long cruise in the Galapagos Islands, aka the Enchanted Isles.