Peru, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands
Arequipa and Colca Canyon, Peru
Arequipa is a beautiful city in the "foothills" of the Andes
(only 7500 feet elevation).
Colca Canyon is one of the deepest canyons in the world.
See llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, guanacos, condors,
eagles, hawks, falcons, cuy (guinea pigs), churches,
a bridge built by Gustav Eiffel, unusual vegetables,
and a beautiful multi-colored convent.
Cuzco and the Sacred Valley, Peru
Cuzco is the ancient capital of the Incas.
There are amazing ruins both in Cuzco and in the
neighboring Sacred Valley.
See temples, ancient baths,
museums containing evidence of Inca
brain surgury and mummies, salt evaporation pools,
amazing stone work, and rainbows.
Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is an Inca town built in a spectacular
setting on an impossibly steep mountain.
The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
The Galapagos Islands are one of the most amazing places
on earth. These isolated islands are home to many
species found nowhere else on earth. See giant
tortoises, iguanas, boobies, frigate birds, friendly
sea lions, Sally Lightfoot crabs, pelicans, and albatrosses.
Quito, Otavalo, and Bellavista, Ecuador
Quito is the capital of Ecuador, high up in the Andes.
Otavalo is a quaint market town, and Bellavista is
a cloud forest reserve where there are 22 different
species of hummingbirds alone. Also see the
Mitad del Mundo (the middle of the world), marking
Underwater photographs from the Galapagos Islands.
Fish, sharks, friendly sea lions, penguins, and sea urchins.
All photos in chronological order.
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