Along the Inca Road

with Joan & Tony - Spring Break 2011

From the Amazonian rainforest to the highlands in the Andes we traveled and experienced Peru in comfort and sometimes in tears. In the jungle the mosquitos moved us in many mysterious ways, mostly painful. Arriving in Cusco (with an elevation over 10,000 feet above sea level) we found ourselves light-headed for the first day; until our lungs were able to handle the thin air.

We tackled the steep trails in Machu Picchu to locations most tourists do not venture to in this historic site. We sampled Cuy, roasted Guinea Pig and partook of Alpaca. In the Amazon we sampled a variety of fish, some only found in this huge river which stretches over 4000 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to its headwaters high in the Peruvian Andes. The headwaters of this river are found less than 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean in a small stream located over 18,000 feet above sea level.

Our exploring is broken into three segments, the Amazon, Lima and Cusco.

The Amazon

Day 1 LAX to Lima

Day 2 Lima to Iquitos

Day 3 On the Amazon River

Day 4 The Yagua and Fresh-water dolphins

Day 5 The Jungle Canopy

Day 6 The village of Indiana


Day 7 & 8 Back to Lima

Cusco - the highlands and Machu Picchu

Day 9 Cusco - the Sacred Valley

Day 10 Ollataytambo

Day 11 & 12 Machu Picchu

Day 13 Moray and the highlands

Day 14 Cusco

Day 15 Cusco

Day 16 Lima and back home

Selected readings on South American
-books and novels, from the past to the present

Slide shows & video to follow.

Galvan's Travels

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