Zachary Stephen Layton is a biomedical engineer who loves to travel. Over the years, he has traveled to several interesting places in Central and South America together with his family and children. South America is home to some of the most exotic places on the planet. Whether you are interested in archeology, dining, culture or just enjoying the beauty of nature, you will find something interesting when you visit places in South America.
If you have never been on an island before, visiting the Galapagos Islands is highly recommended. The Galapagos Islands are popular for its colorful creatures such as lizards, seals, tortoises, and penguins. The islands have a very small human footprint making it another attraction. More than hundred years after Charles Darwin made his way to the islands aboard the legendary Beagle, adventurers still follow his footsteps to discover this amazing paradise.
If you are planning on visiting the Galapagos National Park, just remember it will cost you an entrance fee of around $100. This money is used to fund various conservation projects in the park.
Machu Picchu and Cusco
Take a trip to Machu Picchu and explore the ancient Inca temples. The verdant mountains in the background give the place a truly mystical look. If you are looking for a true adventure into the past, Machu Picchu is the pace to visit on your next trip to South America. If you are planning to visit Machu Picchu, you will have to make base camp at Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. You might want to rest after the hike to Cusco, before exploring the other attractions such as the Stargaze at the Cusco Planetarium and the Pre-Columbian Museum.
Zachary Stephen Layton has traveled around the world and is planning on traveling to the Middle East shortly.