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Peru and Ecuador
For wildlife lovers, the combination of Peru and Ecuador is bound to tick all the boxes. Backed by the Amazon, a stone’s throw from the Galapagos and home to the mighty Colca Canyon, Peru and Ecuador combined are almost unmatched when it comes to biodiversity. From a mind-boggling array of bird life to a plethora of bright and beautiful butterflies, as well as the weird and wonderful inhabitants of the world’s largest tropical rainforest, Peru and Ecuador's wildlife offering knows seemingly no bounds.
Peru and Ecuador were once one Inca empire, dominated by the cities of Ingapirca and Cusco, and formed the beating heart of the Inca civilisation. A trip that combines both countries is the perfect way to get under the skin of South America's ancient past, as you hike along the Inca Trail or marvel at Machu Picchu.
For colonial charm, head to the Ecuadorian cities of Quito or Cuenca where you can peruse bustling markets, sample local cuisine and pick up a selection of brightly coloured textiles to take home. Or, for a taste of cosmopolitanism, Lima is a sophisticated city that boasts a wealth of attractions, world class museums and upscale shopping with Spanish influences woven into the very fabric of the city.
The best time of year to visit is during April and May, as, whilst the Galapagos basks in sunshine between December and March, these are also the wettest months in Peru. Logistically, the pair combine well too as you can fly to Lima and return home from Quito or Guayaquil.