The Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu, 3rd: Includes the Vilcabamba Trek & Lima City Guide (Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu: Includes Santa Teresa Trek,)

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9781873756867: The Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu, 3rd: Includes the Vilcabamba Trek & Lima City Guide (Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu: Includes Santa Teresa Trek,)

This title includes: historical background on the Incas; plans of all the main archaeological sites and comprehensive guides to Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu; routes from Cusco to Machu Picchu and hikes in the Urubamba Valley, on walking maps with walking times; points of interest; and details of where to stay and where to eat.

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Inside this fully revised and expanded third edition you will find:

Machu Picchu - Lost City of the Incas and one of the world's greatest sights

Cusco - where to stay, where to eat, and what to see in the ancient Inca capital

The Inca Trail, Santa Teresa Trek, Choquequirao Trek, Vilcabamba Trail, and hikes around Cusco - 12 hikes from two days to two weeks with 35 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).

Lima - street plans, what to see, where to stay and getting to Cusco

Practical information - planning your trip and getting to Peru from North America, Europe and Australasia

History of the Incas - plus ground plans of 13 Inca ruins

Green hiking - how to minimize your impact on a fragile region

Flora and fauna - full-color section

Language - Spanish and Quechua

65 maps and street plans

About the Author:

Richard Danbury studied philosophy at Cambridge University and trained as a barrister before practicing in criminal law. In a bid for freedom in 1998 he escaped to South America to reinvent himself as a travel writer, spending six months on the continent researching the first edition of this book. He first visited South America in 1992 and has also hiked in North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Married to Trailblazer author, Melissa Graham, with whom he wrote The Rough Guide to Chile, he now lives in London and works for the BBC.

This third edition was researched and updated by Alexander Stewart. Born in England, he left for Kenya aged only three months and spent the next fifteen years shuttling between Africa, Australia, and Europe. The wanderlust instilled during his formative years has never left him and he has now visited more than thirty countries in six continents. The author of Trailblazer's New Zealand--The Great Walks, he is currently based in London where he works as senior travel guide and map buyer at Stanfords, the travel bookshop.

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