A complete guide to this famous South American trail includes all planning information trekkers need to begin their hikes, including a special section, new to this edition, on the seven-to-ten day hike to Vilcabamba.
Updated 2018 edition. Detailed topographic map 1:75.000 for hiking and trekking, printed as an atlas book (with overlapping pages). Covers the varios trekking routes/Inca trails in the Cusco area leading to Machu Picchu, including the Vilcabamba trail, Salkantay/Mollepata trek, Choquequirao trek to Machu Picchu, Santa Teresa trek, Huancacalle-Cachora via Choquequirao and other adjacent trails and paths. 20 meter contour lines, road network, trails & paths, transportation, food, campsites, shelters, guest houses & hotels. Mercator projection with both UTM and WGS84 coordinate grids. The map scale of 1:75000 (1 cm = 750 meters) provides a wealth of detail while keeping low the weight of the atlas itself. The large page format of 8.5x11in minimizes page count and along with an overlapping map design allows for comfortable navigation. The details included in the topographic maps of this atlas were specifically selected to be useful for trekkers, hikers and walkers of all interests, and make it easy to plan and enjoy both short excursions and hikes as well as long multi-day adventures along the main marked routes and/or adjacent trails and paths, which are also shown on the maps. With this ultralight atlas you will always have a detailed, reliable, information-rich, battery-independent, shatter-proof map for your adventure.
Guidebook to hiking and mountain biking in the Sacred Valley of Peru, including the Inca Trail. 40 routes (7 to Machu Picchu) visiting all major Incan sites discovered from Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Vilcabamba and in the remote region around Mount Ausangate. The routes are graded for difficulty, and most routes can be done on foot or by mountainbike and timings are given for each, as well as advice on whether it is preferable to undertake a particular route with a local guide or trekking agency, in the less well-known areas. The guidebook includes practical information on getting to and around the area, how to make the most out of any trip as well as plenty of background detail on the Incan history and places of interest explored on the routes. The Andes are the second highest mountain range in the world, after the Himalaya, but they have the most spectacular range of altitude - from 6000m down to just above sea level - making for some thrilling MTB descents on ancient Incan roads. The area also has a spectacular collection of ancient Incan sites, with new sites yet to be uncovered, and is still farmed by the direct descendants of the Incas, often seen in their colourful traditional dress in the local villages.
The Rough Guide to Peru is the ultimate travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions Peru has to offer. Discover the varied and exciting country of Peru whether exploring the breathtaking Machu Picchu, traversing a rainforest canopy walkway in one of the world’s richest jungles or hiking the Inca Trail, the Rough Guide to Peru makes sure you make the most out of your time in Peru. Packed with detailed, practical advice on what to see and do in Peru; this guide provides reliable, up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels in Peru, recommended restaurants in Peru, and tips on everything from shopping to festivals in Peru for all budgets. Featuring detailed coverage on a full range of attractions; from the Archbishops’ Palace and Nasca Lines, to the Valley of the Pyramids and scaling the Inca temple-fortress of Sacsayhuaman, you’ll find expert tips on exploring Peru’s amazing attractions with an authoritative background on Peru’s rich culture and history.Explore all corners of Peru with the clearest maps of any guide and practical Spanish language tips. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Peru.
Each of the graded walks are presented against a background of cultural, historical and environmental information: village life, festivals, natural history and, importantly, low-impact ethical travel. Information on what to take, health and safety, local guides, and pack animals, along with many other topics make this guide indispensable.
Provides information for the walker to plan and enjoy hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu in Peru, choosing from three routes taking from 2-7 days. This book includes advice on how to prevent and manage altitude sickness; background on Inca culture and the ruins; and advice on planning given changed Trail regulations.
Author: Gary R. Ziegler
Release Date: 2013-11-15
Genre: Social Science
Machu Picchu's Sacred Sisters shows how Inca monumental sites were carefully planned in accordance with astronomical alignments, and precisely placed in relationship to sacred rivers, mountains. It includes stories & notes from expedition journals interspersed with soundly researched & referenced facts, data & qualified interpretation.
Often referred to as Abaco, this cluster of islands, islets, and rocky outcrops forms an archipelago that stretches for more than 100 miles, from Walker''s Cay in the northeast Bahamas, all the way down to Hole in the Wall in the southwest. It is the second largest grouping of islands in the Bahamas. Abaco, aside from being the most affluent and most-visited of the Out Islands, is also the most developed.aMarsh Harbour, its capital city, is the third largest city in the Bahamas. But, with more than 650 square miles of almost deserted land and a total population of around 11,000, Abaco is hardly a bustling metropolis. Still, there''s plenty to see and do and the available amenities are, for the most part, modern. The Abacos are a mixture of isolated settlements and neat towns and villages that might have been lifted straight out of New England. Pastel-colored clapboard houses and white picket fences contrast sharply with bumpy, deserted roads. The Abacos offer sun-drenched beaches, warm ocean breezes, tropical trees and flowers, and quiet country lanes. More than 50 species of wild and tropical birds inhabit the islands, along with wild boar, several species of lizards and, in the surrounding waters, bonefish. Most of the men earn their living from the ocean. The Abacos offer all sorts of spectacular outdoor activities, including sailing, sport fishing, sea kayaking, snorkeling, wreck diving, boating, guided island hopping, beach picnics, all-day island safaris, bird-watching and nature tours, hiking, fishing, biking, shelling, and on and on. Most of the settlements on the Abacos sprang up along the east side of the main island. On the other islands, including Great Guana, Man-O-War Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Elbow Cay, and Little Abaco, a number of quaint little towns have grown up, named New Plymouth, Hope Town, Cooper''s Town and Treasure Cay. Photographs throughout. All the latest information on the best hotels in all price categories, restaurants, dive sites, dive operators, fishing guides and much, much more. You''ll find more information on these islands here than in any other guide. Reviews of the complete guide to the Bahamas, from which this is drawn: This is a highly informative guidebook that reviews both the obvious and obscure. The Bahamas has so much to offer and this book really manages to cover quite a bit. I highly recommend it for someone that wants an insight into each of the islands that make up the Bahamas. -- Globehounda Now in an updated fourth edition, The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos is a travel guide to the 700+ islands of the Bahamas as well as the Turks and Caicos. Fabulously illustrated with full color photographs on virtually every page, The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos lists the best hotels in different price ranges, restaurants, dive sites, dive operators, tours, fishing guides, historic forts and pirate hideouts, where one can walk through tropical forests or play with dolphins, find duty-free shops with bargains, and much more. An easy-to-use, reader-friendly field guide. Highly recommended for tourists and business travelers alike. -- Midwest Book Review"
Former Peru residents Ross Wehner and Renée del Gaudio cover the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the city of Cusco, and Peru's most popular destination, Machu Picchu. The husband-and-wife team offer their seasoned advice on can't-miss attractions, and offer unique trip ideas such as The Seven-Day Best of Cusco and Machu Picchu. Complete with tips on shopping in Pisac, hiking Huayna Picchu, and exploring the legendary "Lost City of the Incas," Moon Cusco and Machu Picchu gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Author: Ruth M. Wright
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
Release Date: 2004
The best all around guide for those who've been or who are going to Machu Picchu . . . . Absolutely indispensable --Don Montague, president, South American Explorers. This revised edition includes newly discovered sites and full-color illustrations of real-life scenes from National Geographic.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and “discovered” Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer’s perilous path in search of the truth—except he’d written about adventure far more than he’d actually lived it. In fact, he’d never even slept in a tent. Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams’ fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world’s most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what was Machu Picchu?
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Inca, and the Nazca lines are among the most-visited and awe-inspiring archaeological sites in the world. Bursting with beautiful full-color photos, Fodor's Peru provides expert insider advice on everything from the best guides to the Inca Trail to how to experience native cultures on Lake Titicaca. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Coverage of Lima, The Southern Coast, The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca, Cusco and The Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, The Amazon Basin, The Central Highlands, The North Coast and Northern Highlands, and Bolivia
Moon Travel Guides: The Trip of a Lifetime This jewel of Peru and heart of the lost Inca empire makes for a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Moon Machu Picchu is a comprehensive, honest guide to making the most out of your adventure. What You'll Discover in Moon Machu Picchu: Strategic trekking guides, including two or four days on the Inca Trail, five days on the Salcantay trek, and the Inca Jungle Trail Essential information on agencies, tour guides, porters, dining, accommodations, deciding when and where to go, and making reservations A guide to hazards, precautions, and gear, and tips for avoiding altitude sickness Focused coverage of stopovers in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Lima Unique ideas beyond the beaten path: Explore seldom-seen ruins like the Ollantaytambo Temple, and visit remote Quechua-speaking villages. Go horseback riding on a caballo de paso in the Sacred Valley, mountain biking to the hilltop fortress of Sacsayhuamán, or set up camp on the wild river banks after a day of rafting on the Río Apurímac Transportation advice: tips on finding the best airfares and getting around by bus, train, taxi, car or motorcycle rental, and even hitchhiking Thorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, plants, culture, history, and customs Handy tools including a Spanish phrasebook, visa information, volunteer opportunities, and tips for seniors, families with children, women traveling alone, and LGBTQ+ travelers Expert perspective from Lima resident Ryan Dubé A full-color foldout map of the region, with vibrant photos and additional maps throughout With Moon Machu Picchu's expert insight, practical advice, and insider tips, you can forge your own path. Exploring the rest of the country? Try Moon Lima or Moon Peru. Doing a tour of South America? Try Moon Colombia or Moon Patagonia.