Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING TRAVEL MEMOIRWhat 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?
- Brand: Plume Books
- ASIN: 0452297982
- UPC: 884868196811
The Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu: Includes Santa Teresa Trek, Choquequirao Trek, Lares Trail, Ausangate Circuit & Lima City Guide
Lost to the jungle for centuries, Machu Picchu was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham 100 years ago. It's now probably the most famous sight in South America – and justifiably so. Perched high above the river on a knife-edge ridge, the ruins are truly spectacular. The best way to reach them is on foot, following parts of the original paved Inca Trail over passes of 4200m (13,500ft).This all-in-one guide includes hiking options from two days to three weeks with 60 detailed hiking maps showing walking times, camping places and all points of interest. Routes covered include the Inca Trail, Choquequirao, Santa Teresa and two new routes for this edition: the Lares Trail and Ausangate Circuit. Includes an introductory colour section and Machu Picchu section in colour.Practical information – planning your trek and getting to PeruLima and Cusco – street plans, what to see, where to stayThe Imperial Landscape – a reading of Inca history in the Sacred Valley, by explorer and historian, Hugh Thomson, author of The White Rock – An Exploration of the Inca Heartland. Two new routes for this edition: the Lares Trail and Ausangate Circuit.60 trail maps,10 town plans, 15 site plans
- ASIN: 1905864884
Fodor's Essential Peru: with Machu Picchu & the Inca Trail (Full-color Travel
Written by locals, Fodor's Essential Peru is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Peru travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting countries in South America.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. Fodor’s Essential Peru includes:•EXPANDED AND UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Special emphasis has been placed on trending Lima's dining scene and alternate Inca Trail-type hiking routes. Focused coverage on Peru's essential, must-see destinations includes new restaurants and hotels.•DETAILED COLOR MAPS: Full-size, easy-to-use maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.•ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Sample itineraries will help you plan and make the most of your time. We include tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about mu...
- ASIN: 0147546982
Lost City of the Incas (Phoenix
A special illustrated edition of Hiram Bingham's classic work captures all the magnificence and mystery of the amazing archeological sites he uncovered. Early in the 20th century, Bingham ventured into the wild and then unknown country of the Eastern Peruvian Andes--and in 1911 came upon the fabulous Inca city that made him famous: Machu Picchu. In the space of one short season he went on to discover two more lost cities, including Vitcos, where the last Incan Emperor was assassinated.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 1842125850
Frommer's EasyGuide to Lima, Cusco and Machu
When you’re planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip, you want to do it right. That’s why generations of travelers have turned to Frommer’s for the sort of candid advice, rich cultural context, and invaluable practical info that are crucial to planning a memorable journey. This thorough yet portable guide has all you need to hit the highlights of Peru, including the mysterious hilltop citadel of Machu Picchu. Informative and engaging tips show readers how to get there and get around, while relating the Incan landmark’s fascinating history and making stops for authentic local experiences along the way. The book also covers Peru’s vibrant coastal capital city of Lima as well as the blend of Incan and Spanish colonial influences in timeless Cusco. *Helpful maps, including a fully-detachable fold-out map*Strategic itineraries, including for families and weeklong stays, so you can make the most of your time *Authentic experiences to help you appreciate this unique culture like a local *Candid reviews of the best restaurants, attractions, tours, shops, and experiences―and advice on the ones not worth your time and money*Accurate, up-to-date info on transportation, useful websites, costs, telephone numbers, and more *Budget-planning help with the lowdown on prices and ways to save...
- ASIN: 1628874341
Moon Machu Picchu: With Lima, Cusco & the Inca Trail (Travel
Mystical, timeless, and full of adventure: embark on the trip of a lifetime to the jewel of Peru with Moon Machu Picchu. Inside you'll find:Strategic trekking guides, including two to four days on the Inca Trail, five days on the Salcantay, and an Inca Jungle Trail itinerary, plus focused coverage of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and LimaUnique experiences 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 riverbank after a day of rafting on the Río Apurímac. Sample coca tea and authentic local delicacies, or shop for handmade Peruvian weavings, pottery, and jewelryEssential planning information on agencies, tour guides, and porters, food and accommodations, packing suggestions, finding the best airfares, and getting around by bus, train, taxi, car, or motorcycle rentalHow to visit Machu Picchu respectfully, with tips on sustainability and helping the local economy, minimizing your impact, and avoiding over-tourism, with insight from Lima resident Ryan DubéA guide to hazards, precautions, and gear, including how to avoid altitude sicknessFull-color photos and detailed ...
- ASIN: 1640493166
Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails: 40 trekking and mountain biking routes in the Sacred Valley (Cicerone
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, 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.
- ASIN: 1852846313
Lonely Planet Peru (Travel
Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Peru is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Trek the ancient Inca trail, puzzle over the mystery of the Nazca lines, and wander the stone temples of Machu Picchu and indulge in local delicacies in Lima – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Peru and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Peru: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, food, drink, sport, politics Covers Lima, Amazon Basin, Huaras, Cordilleras, Central Highlands, Chan Chan, Cuzco & the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Canyon Country and more. The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Peru is our most comprehensive guide to Peru, and is p...
- ASIN: 1786573822
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes 3-D cutaway illustrations, floor plans, and reconstructions of must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of cities and towns. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru will help you to discover this country region by region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside and a journey to Machu Picchu in the Inca heartland. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, and practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. With hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and maps, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru shows you what others only tell you.
- ASIN: 1465468722
Life and Death in the Andes: On the Trail of Bandits, Heroes, and
Unique portraits of legendary characters along South America's mountain spine, from Charles Darwin to the present day, told by a mastertraveler and observer. The Andes Mountains are the world's longestmountain chain, linking most of the countries in South America. EmmyAward-winning filmmaker and author Kim MacQuarrie takes us on ahistorical journey through this unique region, bringing fresh insightand contemporary connections to such fabled characters as CharlesDarwin, Pablo Escobar, Che Guevara, and many others. He describes thefloating islands of Lake Titicaca, where people's lives depend entirelyon a reed that grows there. He introduces us to a Patagonian woman whois the last living speaker of her language, as he explores thedisappearance and sometimes surprising resiliency of indigenous cultures throughout the Andes. He meets a man whose grandfather witnessed ButchCassidy's last days in Bolivia, tracks down the ballet dancer who oncehid the leader of the brutal Shining Path in her home, and hears aharrowing story from the school teacher who gave Che Guevara his finalmeal. Through the stories he shares, MacQuarrie raises such questionsas, where did the people of South America come from? Did they create orimport their cultures? What makes South America different from otherconti...
- ASIN: B00P434HSY
Machu Picchu: The History and Mystery of the Incan
*Includes pictures of Machu Picchu and other important people and places. *Explains the history of the site and the theories about its purpose and abandonment. *Describes the layout of Machu Picchu, its important structures, and the theories about the buildings' uses. In 1911, American historian Hiram Bingham publicized the finding of what at the time was considered a “lost city” of the Inca. Though local inhabitants had known about it for century, Bingham documented and photographed the ruins of a 15th century settlement nestled along a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, placed so perfectly from a defensive standpoint that it’s believed the Spanish never conquered it and may have never known about it. Today, of course, Machu Picchu is one of South America’s best tourist spots, and the ruins have even been voted one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. But even though Machu Picchu is now the best known of all Incan ruins, its function in Incan civilization is still not clear. Some have speculated that it was an outpost or a frontier citadel, while others believe it to be a sanctuary or a work center for women. Still others suggest that it was a ceremonial center or perhaps even the last refuge of the Incas after the Spanish conquest. One of the most theor...
- ASIN: 1492312460
Moon Machu Picchu: Including Cusco & the Inca Trail (Moon
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 t...
- ASIN: 1631213857
The Last Days of the Incas
- ASIN: B000QGES8I
Fodor's Peru: with Machu Picchu & the Inca Trail (Full-color Travel
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· In-depth breakout features on Peruvian cuisine, The Sacred Valley, and Nazca Lines· 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
- Brand: Inc Staff Fodor s Travel Publications
- ASIN: 1101878010
Been There... Hiked That! - Machu Picchu, Peru - Inca Trail Notebook: Softcover College Ruled Composition Book, Lined Paper 100 pages (50 Sheets), 9 ... (Spanish Teacher School Supplies) (Volume
Machu Picchu Peru Books Always Bring a Smile! Softcover professionally designed lightweight notebook.Been There, Hiked That! quote for Inca Trail hiking or backpacking. Classic, famous photographic view of Huayna Picchu mountain ruins in Peru. Great for a wanderlust vagabond. Unique! Inspirational! Use as a writer's composition book, teacher's back-to-school or appreciation gift, office exchange party swap, or for the desk of any academic University or High School student. Use to stay organized or tear sheets out to use as stationery paper.Dimensions: 7.44 x 9.69 in (18.9 x 24.61 cm).Interior: 100 pages / 50 Sheets Contains thick white plain regulation college ruled paper with left margin line (medium width)Binding: Durable trade paperback binding (perfect bound). Bound similar to books found in your local library.Cover: Full color soft cover paperback has a tough construction with glossy print.Artwork: Cover art chosen from the best images and photography photos from original works of a professional graphic artist.Gift Basket Stuffers: Part of our Latin America Focus memorabilia gift accessories collection. (Please use Amazon search box to find matching office, clothing, mugs, water bottles, and other home products with this design.) Record your travel memories, training thoug...
- ASIN: 1987624645
Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu, 5th: includes Santa Teresa Trek, Choquequirao Trek, Vilcabamba Trail, Vilcabamba to Choquequirao, Choquequirao to ... & Lima City Guide (Trailblazer Travel
Lost to the jungle for centuries, Machu Picchu was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham 100 years ago. It’s now probably the most famous sight in South America – and justifiably so. Perched high above the river on a knife-edge ridge, the ruins are truly spectacular. The best way to reach them is on foot, following parts of the original paved Inca Trail over passes of 13,500ft. Now in its fifth edition, this best-selling book is an all-in-one guide for a hiking holiday in the Inca region of Peru. Includes how to book from North America, planning and preparation, getting to Peru, detailed Lima and Cusco city guides (where to stay, where to eat, what to see and how to get around); a history of the Incas by explorer and historian Hugh Thomson; health, safety and responsible tourism; comprehensive hiking information for a full range of routes with 40 highly detailed trekking maps in the classic Trailblazer style showing walking times, gradients and points of interest. There are guides to 15 Inca ruins including Machu Picchu itself. Includes 70 maps – 15 town plans, 15 maps of Inca ruins, 40 hiking maps.
- Brand: Alexander Stewart
- ASIN: 1905864558
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide
DK Eyewitness travel guides: award-winning guidebooksDiscover Peru with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you've even packed your case - see Machu Picchu at dawn, explore the stunning Inca Heartland, tuck into traditional Peruvian cuisine in Cusco or ride the rapids through Colca Canyon. The DK Eyewitness Guide to Peru covers the must-see sights and the hidden backstreets, so you won't miss a thing. * Gorgeous, all-new colour photography so you can imagine yourself there * Reasons to love Peru: incredible archaeological sites, natural wonders, beautiful beaches - what will yours be? * See Peru from a different angle - over 20 pages of fresh ideas for exploring this spectacular country * A year-long calendar of events in Peru gives a selection of celebrations and festivals for all seasons * Expert advice covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe * Over 15 detailed, colour maps help you navigate the country with ease * Expert tips to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds * The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop * Easy-to...
- ASIN: 0241368804
The Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu, 3rd: Includes the Vilcabamba Trek & Lima City Guide (Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu: Includes Santa Teresa
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. Coverage includes the Inca Trail, the Vilcabamba Trail, the Choquequirau Trail, the Santa Teresa Trail, and hikes around Cusco and the Urubamba Valley.
- Brand: Brand: Trailblazer Publications
- ASIN: 1873756860
Lonely Planet Peru (Travel
# 1 best-selling guide to Peru * Lonely Planet Peru is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Trek the ancient Inca trail, puzzle over the mystery of the Nasca lines, wander the stone temples of Machu Picchu or indulge in local delicacies in Lima; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Peru and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Peru: Color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, cuisine, music, the arts, nature Over 70 color maps Covers Lima, Amazon Basin, Huaras, Cordilleras, Central Highlands, Chan Chan, Cuzco & the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Canyon Country and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Peru, our most comprehensive guide to Peru, is perfect for both exploring top sight...
- Brand: LONELY PLANET PUBLICATIONS
- ASIN: 1743215576
Machu Picchu's Sacred Sisters: Choquequirao &
Machu Picchus Sacred Sisters: Choquequirao & Llactapata--shows how Inca monumental sites were carefully planned and designed in accordance with astronomical alignments, and were precisely placed in relationship to sacred rivers, mountains, and celestial phenomena. It includes stories and notes from expedition journals, which are interspersed with soundly researched and referenced facts, data, and qualified interpretation. The result is a book that conveys the excitement and adventure of extreme archaeology in the cloud-forested Andes. It also includes Trekking Routes, Field Notes, and Exploring Guide to Choquequirao.
- ASIN: 1555664571
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