Salt On The Road
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Lima is the capital and largest city of Peru.
Cuzco is located in southeastern Peru near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. It is the capital of both the Cuzco Region and Province. It has an altitude of around 11,200 feet.
|Sacred Valley||2011-04-23||Sacred Valley
The Sacred Valley of Peru is fed by numerous rivers which descend through adjoining valleys and gorges, and contains numerous archaeological remains and villages. The valley was appreciated by the Incas due to its special geographical and climatic qualities.
|Machu Picchu||2011-04-23||Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, a pre-Columbian 15th-century Inca site, is located 7,970 feet above sea level. Archaeologists believe that it was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. Often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca world.
Back to Cuzco to complete the Peru segment of our trip.
|Galapagos, Ecuador||2011-04-27||Galapagos, Ecuador
The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed around the equator in the Pacific Ocean west of Ecuador. Wildlife is its most notable feature. The islands are geologically young and famed for their vast number of endemic species.
|Quito, Ecuador||2011-05-01||Quito, Ecuador
San Francisco de Quito, most often called Quito, is the capital city of Ecuador. Quito is also our last stop on our South American journey.