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

Danbury, Richard; Stewart, Alexander

Editore: Trailblazer Publications, 2005
ISBN 10: 1873756860 / ISBN 13: 9781873756867
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Titolo: The Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu, 3rd: ...

Casa editrice: Trailblazer Publications

Data di pubblicazione: 2005

Legatura: Soft cover

Condizione libro: New


Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: INTRODUCTION (1) PART 1: PLANNING YOUR TRIP - With a group or on your own (Tours and trekking agencies , Porters, arrieros and guides), Getting to Peru (By air, Overland), Budgeting (Accommodation, food, transport), When to go and for how long? Route options (The classic Inca Trail,Variations on the classic trail, Shorter Trails, Chilca (Km77) up the Silque Valley, The Mollepata trek, The Vilcabamba Trail, The Choquequirau Trail, The Santa Teresa Trail, Combining or altering routes), What to take, Medical kit, Maps, Recommended reading, Internet sites, Pre-departure preparations, Fitness, Inoculations, High-altitude travel , Insurance (2) PART 2: PERU - Facts about the country, Geographical background, Historical outline, The people, Politics and economics, Culture; Practical information for the visitor, Documents and visas, Airport tax, Money, Getting around, Accommodation, Electricity, Time, Post and telecommunications, Holidays and festivals, Food and drink, Shopping, Safety, Drugs, Flora and fauna (Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Flora) (3) PART 3: THE INCAS - Pre-Inca civilizations, In the beginning, Pre-ceramic peoples, The Initial Period, Chavn, Mastercraftsmen, Tiahuanaco-Huari , The days before the Inca , Days of the Inca, Piecing together the jigsaw, The origins of the Incas, Oral history, Class and clans, Inca government, How they ran the empire, Spiritual life of the Incas, Inca culture, The fall of the Incas, Plague and civil war, Pizarro and Almagro, First contact, The trap, The great checkmate, The march on Cusco, Cusco: capital of the empire, Sow the wind, Reap the whirlwind, Vilcabamba, Reap another whirlwind (4) PART 4: LIMA - History, Arrival, Getting around, Orientation, Services, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, What to see, Shopping, Moving on (5) PART 5: CUSCO & AROUND - Cusco (History, Arrival, Getting around, Orientation, Services, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, What to see, Shopping, Moving on), Around Cusco, Ruins near Cusco (day hike: Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Salapunco, Puca Pucara, Tambo Machay) , The Sacred Valley (Pisac, Chinchero, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes) (6) PART 6: MINIMUM IMPACT & SAFE TREKKING - Minimum impact trekking, Environmental impact 160 - Economic impact, Cultural impact, Safe trekking, Safety in the hills, Health in the hills (7) PART 7: TRAIL GUIDE AND MAPS - Using this guide, Route descriptions, Route maps, Practicalities, Food and water, Tickets and prices, Getting to the trailheads, The classic Inca Trail (Km88 to Huayllabamba , Huayllabamba to Pacamayo camp, Pacamayo camp to the third pass, Third pass to Machu Picchu), Variations on the classic trail (Starting at Chilca, Starting at Km82), The shorter trail (Km104 to El Camino Segrado del Inca), Chilca up the Silque Valley (Chilca to halfway up, Halfway up to past Ancascocha , Past Ancascocha to valley turn, Turn in the valley to Paucarcancha ,Options from Paucarcancha) , The Mollepata trek (Mollepata to above Marcocassa , Above Marcocassa to Soray, Soray to the pass, The pass to Pampa Cahuana, Pampa Cahuana to Paucarcancha , Other trails near Machu Picchu, Chilca circuit, The full Mollepata, The Riverside trail), The Vilcabamba Trail (Introduction, Preparations, Timing and getting to the trailhead, The Vitcos walk, Huancacalle to Ututo, Ututo to Urpipata, Urpipata to Espritu Pampa, Espritu Pampa to Chaunquiri), The Santa Teresa Trail, The Choquequirau Trail (8) PART 8: MACHU PICCHU - The Lost City?, Practicalities, History, A guide to the ruins, Moving on (9) APPENDICES - A. Quechua and Spanish words and phrases, B. Glossary, C. Peruvian embassies, D. Train timetables, E. Bibliography, F. Peruvian tour agencies licensed for the Inca Trail (10) INDEX. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_1873756860

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Riassunto: The Machu Picchu is the top tourist attraction in South America, and the Inca Trail is the best known hike on the continent. This is an all-in-one guide for a hiking holiday in Peru on the Inca Trail. It includes information on planning and preparation, transportation, Lima and Cusco city guides (where to stay, where to eat and all attractions), a detailed hiking route guide, and fifty maps for the classic Inca Trail routes, the Choquequirau Trail, the Santa Teresa Trail and hikes around Cusco and the Urubamba Valley. It also contains a full guide to the ruins of Machu Picchu and a full-colour section on the flora and fauna of the area.

Sinossi: 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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