The Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu, 3rd...


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Author  Richard Danbury
Publisher  Trailblazer Publications
Publication Date   November 1, 2005
Pages  336

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This guide features ten hikes from two days to two weeks with thirty-four detailed route maps showing walking times, camping places, and all points of interest. Best known is the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, which follows part of the old Inca highway over passes of 4200m (13,750ft). Discover the Vilcabamba Trail, a fascinating four-day hike to the ruins at Espiritu Pampa, last Inca capital; the trek to Choquequirau and the trail to Santa Teresa. Also included are hikes around Cusco and the Urubamba Valley.
Coverage consists of the following:
>Cusco--where to stay, where to eat, and what to see in the ancient Inca capital
>Lima--street plans, what to see, where to stay, and getting to Cusco
>Practical information--planning a trip and getting to Peru from North America, Europe, and Australasia
>History of the Incas--plus ground plans of twelve Inca ruins
>Green hiking--how to minimize impact on a fragile region
>Flora and fauna--full-color section
>Language--Spanish and Quechua
>Fifty maps and street plans

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