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Inca Trail FAQS

Inca trail FAQS If you want to Travel to Machu Picchu, you must know everything about it, starting for the Inca Trail. ¿How many routes exist? There are three routes that you can choose: The Mollepata, the classic and the one day Trail. The longest and most adventurous trail is Mollepata, in wich you can see […]

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HIKE MACHU PICCHU

Hike Machu Picchu and its incredible ruins built at the top of the mountains, because exploring the Peruvian Andes by hiking tours gives us the opportunity to appreciate the magnificence sanctuary of Machu Picchu, one of these fantastic ways it will be a great start at the moment of getting to there. As soon as you arrive […]

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Machu Picchu Treks

There are several Machu Picchu treks that offer magnificent landscapes along its trip. The Imperial City is surrounded by magnificent scenery that satisfies even the most demanding of adventurers who dare to cross it. Of course, the various types of trekking vary in difficulty, physical demand and duration. The most popular and famous is the […]

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INCA TRAIL TOUR

Is the most famous route, also known as Camino Inca, many tourists from all over the world come to experience this fabulous trek and to know the Majestic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. This trek lasts from 4 to 5 days; it begins at Km 82, near Ollantaytambo. has a length of more than 23 kilometers, […]

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HIKING THE INCA TRAIL

Hiking the Inca Trail is part of an unforgettable experience. The main attractive of this particular trek is the magnificent combination of Inca ruins, impressive mountains, plenty vegetation and extraordinary ecological diversity. The trail goes over high passes with unforgettable views, through cloud forest, and finally into subtropical vegetation. Also during the trek you will […]

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INCA TRAIL BOOKINGS

We will give you an idea how far ahead is enough to book Inca Trail: December, January, March: 2 months in advance, 3 or 4 months in advance for departures around Christmas and New year’s eve. April, October, November: 3 months in advance, 4 months in advance around Easter. May, September: 4-5 months in advance. […]

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INCA TRAIL AND GALAPAGOS

The Inca Trail and Galapagos Islands are two interesting destinations which present a wonderful wildlife and natural beauty that will fascinate you. The Classic Inca Trail is the most famous route which leads you to the Majestic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The trek takes around 4 or 5 days, during the walking you will be […]

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INCA TRAIL TREKKING

The Inca trail is consider one of the most famous treks in South America and it is at the top ten best treks around the world.Along the way there are several different ruins of fortifications in relatively good condition, visually dominating all the valleys. The route begins in the town of Cori-Huayra-china (Quechua: Quri Wayrachina) […]

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HIKING MACHU PICCHU

Certainly Hiking Machu Picchu is one of the most unforgettable experiences around the world. The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is located 130 kilometers northwest of Cusco and it is between two mountains and it was created well equipped with all necessary resources to operate without relying on outside their own fields, cattle, workshops and […]

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HIKING INCA TRAIL

Hiking Inca Trail which is the most famous trek in South America and is rated one of the top 5 treks in the world. In just 26 miles (43km) it is combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, subtropical jungle and, of course, a stunning Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels. At the end of the […]

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CUSCO INCA TRAIL

Cusco Inca trail tour is very popular in South America due to its exciting combination of adventure, nature and culture and the unforgettable experience that led you to be close of the stunning citadel that was created by an important civilization as was the Inca Empire which nowadays continue surprising to everybody around the world. Before to […]

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ALTERNATIVE INCA TRAIL

Discover the Alternative Inca Trail packages tours  that we have; it will help you to plan your travel vacation. There are three alternatives to get to Machu Picchu by the Inca Trail. The first and longest lasting 7 days which is quite difficult, due to it is reached 4.880 meters high. The second option is the […]

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INCA MACHU PICCHU

The Inca Machu Picchu is one of the most important tourist attractions that Peru has, many tourist come see the sanctuary and to learn more about this incredible place. Machu Picchu was declared Protected Natural Area by the Peruvian government, in 1981, due to the enormous cultural attractions and natural landscapes that the Sanctuary has. […]

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INCA TRAIL REGULATIONS

Inca Trail regulations are based on strict statements that all tourist must comply. These regulations were made in order to protect the environment and reduce deterioration of the place because of the excessive visits. Important Document given by the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary Management Unit (UGM) is the only one that assures the payment for […]

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INCA TRAIL TRAVEL INFORMATION

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (also known as Camino Inca or Camino Inka) consists of three overlapping trails: Mollepata, Classic, and One Day. Mollepata is the longest of the three routes with the highest mountain pass and intersects with the Classic route before crossing Warmiwañusca (“Dead Woman’s Pass”). Located in the Andes mountain range, […]

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SALKANTAY TREK

Salkantay It is a snowcapped mountain, located in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, in Cusco. In Quechua, Salkantay  means “Wild Mountain”. The Salkantay Trek pass through beautiful Andean landscapes, and have the chance to see condors and alpacas in their natural habitat. You can bathe in natural hot springs from the depths of the earth, see the […]

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INCA TRAIL GUIDE

The Inca Trail Guide gives you information about the trek that would be very helpful at the time you plan your trip. The Classic Inca Trail and Salkantay trek, both of them offer an impressive trek where you will appreciate the most fabulous landscapes, you will have the chance to experience the microclimates of different altitude which […]

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INCA TRAIL PERMITS

The maximum number of Inca Trail permits is 500, Click on one of the following links below to find out how many Inca Trail trek permits are still available. The link will take you to the Ministry of Culture’s website (www.machupicchu.gob.pe) which is the government institution in charge of selling the permits to the licensed tour operators. […]

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THE INCA TRAIL

The Inca Trail is the most famous trek in South America and is rated one of the top 5 treks in the world. In just 26 miles (43km) it is combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, subtropical jungle and, of course, a stunning Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels. At the end of the tour […]

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INCA LIFE

In less than a century, the Incas developed and knitted together a vast empire peopled by something like twenty million Indians. They established an imperial religion in some harmony with those of their subject tribes; erected monolithic fortresses, salubrious palaces and temples; and, astonishingly, evolved a viable economy – strong enough to maintain a top-heavy […]

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HUAYNA PICCHU

Huayna Picchu means “Young Mountain” and is located at the north of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. The mountain appears behind the lost city and is an important part of this great historical monument. Its highest point is 2700 meters and allows us to have splendid views of Machu Picchu and nearby mountain Although […]

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MACHU PICCHU HIKE

We have Machu Picchu Hike packages that you can book for your travel vacations. Visitors to Machu Picchu typically either hike the Inca Trail or leave by rail from Cusco or Ollantaytambo, either on a day trip, or overnight in Aguas Calientes. Overnighting allows you to visit the park early or late in the day and avoid the worst of the crowds, […]

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MACHU PICCHU PICTURES

Come and see the most wonderful Machu Picchu Pictures, you’ll take away great memories of Peru The city is in between the two mountains Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, with a wonderful view down two valleys and a nearly impassable mountain at its back. It has a water supply from springs that cannot be blocked easily, and […]

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MACHU PICCHU INCA TRAIL

The famous Machu Picchu Inca Trail Tours is part of an extensive Inca road system, more than 23,000 kilometers. Almost all of the principal trails were by the Incas. Inca Trail attracts many tourists from all over the world; it offers you different types of landscapes, Inca ruins, mountains, cloud forest and subtropical jungle. There are three routes to […]

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The Inca Empire

The Inca Empire rapidly developed a hierarchical structure . At the highest level it was governed by the Sapa Inca , son of the sun and direct descendant of the god Viracocha. Under him were the priest-nobles – the royal allyu or kin-group which filled most of the important administrative and religious posts – and, […]

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EXPANSION AND CONTROL

In Inca eyes the known world was their empire, and expansion therefore limitless. They divided their territories into four basic regions, or suyos , each radiating from the central plaza in Cusco: Chincha Suyo (northwest), Anit Suyo (northeast), Cunti Suyo (southwest) and Colla Suyo (southeast). Each suyo naturally had its own particular problems and characteristics […]

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HIKING THE INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the Peruvian best known trek, with an amazing mix of Inca ruins, mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest and rich subtropical jungle; for that reason when the travelers decide to go to Machu Picchu usually choose the most exciting way to do that. Exist the classic or traditional which lasts 4/3 […]

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INCA DRAWBRIDGE

The Inca drawbridge shows the fantastic architecture as an evidence of the skill and daring of the Inca builders which is located in the southeastern part of the citadel of Machu Picchu. During the tour, you can enjoy stunning views of the Urubamba Valley and the steps that Hiram Bingham continued to discover Machu Picchu. […]

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Arts and Crafts

Surprisingly, perhaps, Inca masonry was very rarely carved or adorned in any way. Smaller stone items, however, were frequently ornate and beautiful. High technical standards were achieved, too, in pottery . Around Cusco especially, the art of creating and glazing ceramics was highly developed. They were not so advanced artistically, however; Inca designs generally lack […]

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Inca Trail Orchids

In the history of Peru, orchids have been appreciated since pre-Columbian times by indigenous cultures. We can see the family of orchids in all their variety, are about 3,000 species, many of them grow in the rainforests of the Andes due to the microclimates and cloud forests that exist in this region. The extensive vegetation […]

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Intipunku

Intipunku is an important archaeological site, only those who take the hike to Machu Picchu have the possibility to pass through this unique gate, called “The Sun Gate”, which is located on the edge of the Agricultural Sector. When you get to Intipunku means that you get to the end. From there get to the […]

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Lares

Lares This remote and rarely visited region offers the trekker an insight into the real lives In Lares You’ll have the opportunity to see thatched stone houses surrounded by herds of llamas and alpacas. The advantage of this trek is that permits are not required and, in theory, you could just turn up in Cusco […]

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Ausangate

The western face of Ausangate Mountain   Ausangate is the most representative mountain of Cusco. Its climate is 6.372 on main sea level with large lakes with blue-green glow. There are also stone shrubs, which make the place look like a very modern paradise. Walking through the mountain of Ausangate is an indescribable adventure, and […]

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Choquequirao

Choquequirao Choquequirao comes from the Quechua word “Chuqui K ‘iraw”, which means Cradle of Gold, this archeological site, is known as the other Machu Picchu, due to its similar characteristics of its construction and structures that form a series of architectural complexes in the Valley of Vilcabamba; according to the history, it was the last […]

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THE TEMPLE OF THE SUN

Besides being the headquarters of the religious ceremonies, The Temple of the Sun was also an important scientific center. With a Semi-circular building located on the lower part of a hill, this archaeological site has one of the most beautiful Inca constructions inside a cave, where they joined perfectly each finely polished stones, leaving an […]

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Inca Trail Map

An Inca Trail Map could very helpful; we give you some information about it. The Inca Trail that links the Sacred Valley in Cusco to Machu Picchu is only a part of the extensive network of Inca roads. The best known is 4 or 5 days Inca trail, which begins at km. 82 in Piskacucho, […]

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INCA TRAIL HISTORY

The roads varied in quality and size, so much so that in the plains and mountains can be six to eight meters wide, while in the mountains the paving of large stone blocks averaging meter wide, but were much more daring and aggressiveness overcame the rugged Andean terrain. The Inca Trail in the section that […]

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The Inca religion

The Inca religion was easily capable of incorporating the religious features of most subjugated regions. The setting for beliefs, idols and oracles, more or less throughout the entire empire, had been preordained over the previous two thousand years: a general recognition of certain creator deities and a whole pantheon of nature-related spirits, minor deities and […]

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ECONOMY IN THE INCA EMPIRE OF PERU

The main resources available to the Inca Empire were agricultural land and labor, mines (producing precious and prestigious metals such as gold, silver or copper), and fresh water, abundant everywhere except along the desert coast. With careful manipulation of these resources, the Incas managed to keep building a strong economy in their Empire. Tribute in […]

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