At Adventures Within Reach we are often asked what else you can do after a trip to Machu Picchu in Peru‘s Andes mountains. For travelers with two to three weeks for travel time there are several excellent options including more great itineraries in Peru.
For travelers looking to cross two items off of their “bucket list,” an extension to the Galapagos is a great trip to combine with Machu Picchu. After departing Machu Picchu travelers fly from Cusco to Lima and then connect to either Quito or Guayaquil in Ecuador. After one night in either of these cities you get up early for the flight to the Galapagos.