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amybatt posted a topic in WorldwideHas anyone used a trip planner (similar to a safari planner) for Peru that they would recommend? I'm considering Machu Picchu later this year and would like to combine with either Amazon or Galapagos. I do not want a canned group tour, unless it's an extremely good tour with a very small group. Any advice is appreciated, even if it's things to avoid! Thank you!
Atravelynn posted a topic in WorldwidePink dolphins surface above the currents; Blue and Gold Macaws soar at sunrise; Machu Picchu is cloaked in emerald; copper coated howler monkeys observe from the treetops; Blue Morpho butterflies flit in the sunlight; Red and Green Macaws cling to clay licks; multi-colored kites dance high above Cuzco; Quechuas in their traditional brilliant red garments; and rows of vibrant textiles neatly folded in the market. A kaleidoscope! Red and Green Macaws at Heath River Wildlife Center Hopes of seeing pink dolphins and macaws brought me to Peru. I thought I’d locate someplace along a river where I could gaze up to see the macaws flocking to the clay banks and then glance down to see the pink dolphins swimming by. A plane ticket, the right river, a little head bobbing, and I’d have it. Wrong! The pink dolphins live in the rivers north of Iquitos and rapids deter them from heading south to places like Tambopata where Red and Green Macaws frequent the clay licks. In between the pink dolphins and the clay licking macaws is a span of around 1000 miles…and Machu Picchu. Now there’s an itinerary! So I sent out several inquiries on how to incorporate dolphins, Machu Picchu, and macaws into an under-3-week trip. George Ledvina from Green Tracks replied with the itinerary here. I researched and tweaked what Green Tracks had suggested, emailing like mad, creating spreadsheets and coordinating flights, at one point telling George adios--until I came to my senses and realized George had nailed it on the first take.