The Machu Picchu Guidebook: A Self-Guided Tour

The Machu Picchu Guidebook: A Self-Guided Tour

Machu Picchu is one of the world s great travel destinations. Built in the midfifteenth century by Incan royalty and re-discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, this awe-inspiring site in the Andes of Peru is the stuff of legends.The Machu Picchu Guidebook has proven to be one of the most successful and acclaimed guidebooks to the popular archaeological treasure. In this comprehensive traveler s guide, the authors offer an almost step-by-step tour of the world-renowned Inca city, keyed to a detailed, full-color foldout map.This fully-updated and revised edition features a new artist s rendition of Machu Picchu, presented as a three-page foldout in glorious color. The painting, which first appeared as a supplement to National Geographic magazine, brings Machu Picchu to life by depicting the royal retreat as it appeared on the June 21st solstice ceremony in the year 1530, at the heightof the Inca empire. Further additions include a much-expanded chapter on the holy mountain of Huayna Picchu and an all-new chapter on the birds of Machu Picchu, which includes such species as the Inca wren, found only at this site.Whether you have three hours or three days to spend at Machu Picchu, this book is the one indispensable guide. No traveler should be without it.

  • Brand: Wright, Ruth M./ Zegarra, Alfredo Valencia/ Valencia Zegarra, Alfredo
  • ASIN: 1555663273

Frommer's EasyGuide to Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu (Easy Guides)

Frommer's EasyGuide to Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu (Easy Guides)

Frommer’s books aren’t written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. Frommer’s author Nicholas Gill has been covering Peru for over a decade and this book hits all the highlights, from iconic Machu Picchu to Lima's vibrant dining scene. He's checked out all of the country's best hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget, whether you’re a backpacker or on a splashy honeymoon. Most importantly, he’s not shy about telling readers what to see, and what they can skip without regret.The book includes a fold-out map, plus detailed maps throughout the guide, exact pricing, opening hours, and other important details that will make your trip smoother and less hectic. It features smartly conceived itineraries for travelers of varying types, along with savvy, sometimes sneaky, tips for saving money in ALL price ranges, whether you need to pinch pennies or are able to splash out a bit. This book has it all from budget to luxury and everything in between.

  • Brand: Gill Nicholas
  • ASIN: 1628872462

Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

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?

  • Brand: Plume Books
  • ASIN: 0452297982
  • UPC: 884868196811

Fodor's Essential Peru: with Machu Picchu & the Inca Trail (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor's Essential Peru: with Machu Picchu & the Inca Trail (Full-color Travel Guide)

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 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.

  • ASIN: 0147546982

Moon Machu Picchu: Including Cusco & the Inca Trail (Moon Handbooks)

Moon Machu Picchu: Including Cusco & the Inca Trail (Moon Handbooks)

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...

  • Brand: Dube Ryan
  • ASIN: 1631213857

Fodor's Peru: with Machu Picchu & the Inca Trail (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor's Peru: with Machu Picchu & the Inca Trail (Full-color Travel Guide)

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

The Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu: Includes Santa Teresa Trek, Choquequirao Trek, Lares Trail, Ausangate Circuit & Lima City Guide (Trailblazer)

The Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu: Includes Santa Teresa Trek, Choquequirao Trek, Lares Trail, Ausangate Circuit & Lima City Guide (Trailblazer)

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

Lonely Planet Peru (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Peru (Travel Guide)

# 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
  • ASIN: 1743215576

Navigating Machu Picchu: A Short Guide to Planning and Getting the Most Out of Your Trip

Navigating Machu Picchu: A Short Guide to Planning and Getting the Most Out of Your Trip

If you are going to Machu Picchu, planning a trip, or just thinking about it, this short book, with blank pages for your own notes, is just what you need. Based on two trips to Machu Picchu and several others to Peru plus extensive research, Dr. Montgomery puts in your hand--or on your tablet--the 3rd edition of a guide to Machu Picchu that includes the latest information about new regulations that the Peruvian government effected in July 2017. Although you now must have a tour guide, this book will prepare you for the visit and enrich your experience once you are in "the lost city of the Incas." Also included is information about traveling by train to Aguas Calientes, the village at the base of the mountain on which Machu Picchu sits and hiking the Inca trail--the only other way to get there. Useful information about Aguas Calientes, including lodging, shopping, and points of interest complete this short, notebook-sized guide.

  • ASIN: 1979736464

Insight Guides Peru

Insight Guides Peru

Inca ruins, Amazon jungle, and fascinating tribal customs make Peru a top destination for travelers interested in landscape and culture, as well adventure sports enthusiasts. This new edition of Insight Guide Peru is a comprehensive, full-color travel guide packed with inspiration and information. From national parks and natural wonders to unique cultural experiences, the Best of Peru has it covered. Lively features on Peru’s history and culture provide an in-depth introduction to what makes the country unique, while stunning photography captures its people, landscape and wildlife.Detailed full-color maps help you get around, while the travel tips section is packed with useful information on transportation, climate, festivals, and outdoor activities, and provides answers to such questions as when to go, where to stay and what to budget for your trip

  • Brand: Insight Guides
  • ASIN: 1780052545
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