While I was in the Galapagos Islands, I talked to a couple of different travellers who were carrying very little luggage. I found out that because they were only on the islands for 4-7 days, they had actually left most of their luggage at their hotels in either Quito or Guayaquil so they wouldn’t have to carry it everywhere. They packed just the necessities for their short visit to the islands and didn’t have to worry about carrying everything the whole time.
I sure wish I had known this before I headed to the Galapagos! I could have traveled with a lot less over there for sure.
Funny enough, when I came back to my lovely hotel in Quito, Hostal Villa Nancy, the first thing they asked was ‘You were here last week right?’ … ‘Did you leave anything in our storage?’
Well, now I know for next time. If you are staying at the same hotel on both ends of a short trip, sometimes you can leave luggage with them in their storage room for short periods of time. Check it out as it might be useful to you sometime!
In fact, I may check it out today before I leave with Peru Through the Lens. There are certainly a few things that I could take out of my backpack to make it lighter while traveling for the next 12 days!