When is the best time of year to go to Machu Picchu and would that also be the ideal time to visit the Galapagos?
We are a fairly large group of 10 people traveling together. Should we just use a local travel agent down there to arrange transportation, accomodations, tours, etc., or use an agent in our local area (Washington State)? If going local down there, any recommendations?
Also, how much time would you recommend for touring in and around Machu Picchu and Galapagos?
Any recommended guidebooks?