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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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June 5, 2012

Inca Trail, Amazon and Galapagos - Customized Adventure Travel at its Best!

Travel to South America is quite a spectacular treat. Even more so when you get to customize your trip to see all of the highlights in one go! This spring, three Mountain Madness trekkers got to enjoy a combination of various excursions throughout Peru and Ecuador. 

The trekking team at the trail head. Betty Lewis photo

With everything so close by, it's easy to tack on a quick jump to the Amazon or a couple days with Darwin's natural wonders in the Galapagos. While on the Inca Trail, Betty, Paula and Jim shared the great experience of high altitude Peru. However, they were able to design their adventure to fit their desires and see different parts of this beautiful region.

The team wearing their Mountain Madness-Peru swag at Machu Picchu. Betty Lewis photo

Trekker Betty joined us on our classic Inca Trail trek in Peru, where she got to visit the cultural sites of Cusco and the Sacred Valley and then embark on the 4-day trek to Machu Picchu and the stunning ancient Inca sites. She then took a quick puddle-jumper to the gorgeous Amazon Rainforest for three days where she toured along the river and in the canopies while enjoying the luxurious accommodations. 

The impressive Amazon River. Betty Lewis photo

Canopy walks in the Amazon Rainforest! Betty Lewis photo

Then it was off to Ecuador! Sixto, a local Ecuadorian guide, took her through the sites of Quito where she visited local museums and churches and sampled some of the delicious local cuisine. Then it was off to the magnificent Galapagos Islands. Betty spent her days on the island with Omar, a great local guide who showed her the sites and took her on an exciting boat ride to the famous lava tunnels. She formed some new friendships with her guides on this, her third, trip with Mountain Madness, and hopes to embark on yet another adventure again in the future. 

Boarding the puddle jumper to Isabela Island. Betty Lewis photo

Beautiful sandy beaches. Betty Lewis photo

Darwin's massive tortoises. Betty Lewis photo

Stunning equatorial sunset. Betty Lewis photo

Trekkers Paula and Jim had a similar adventure, but instead combined our luxurious Inca Trail Deluxe trek with a day-tour of Quito and several days on the Galapagos Islands. Both groups were able to even customize their package down to the hotels, allowing for the ultimate experience and their ideal price. Call us now to find out how we can help you design the perfect South America adventure for trekkers and climbers, families and friends alike!