Hi! I'm volunteering in Arequipa from 27th February til the 22nd May. I was hoping to hit Machu Picchu for definite, and also the Galapagos and the salt flats in Bolivia.
First of all, what's the best way to do Machu Picchu on a budget? Is it better to just stay in the town then get a train up for the day, or is it basically the same amount of money to do the 4 day inca trail tours?
Secondly, I really want to see the salt flats, but I don't really know a lot about how to get to them, or how much they cost etc. Is it possible to get a bus down to them, or a train?
I'm fairly sure after all this I will fly up to Quito and spend around 2 weeks there, part of which will be spent on a Galapagos tour (which I'm thinking of booking in Quito because the one's from here are so expensive) . Is there anything else in Quito that is worth doing whilst I'm there?