Whether you're hiking the trails or getting to know Cusco, explore the heart of the Incan empire with this comprehensive, honest guide to Machu Picchu.
Make the most of your adventure 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
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 Sacsayhuaman, or set up camp on the riverbank after a day of rafting on the Rio Apurimac. Sample coca tea and local delicacies, or shop for handmade Peruvian weavings, pottery, and jewelry
Focused coverage of stopovers in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Lima
Essential planning information on agencies, tour guides, porters, dining, accommodations, deciding when and where to go, and making reservations
Expert perspective from Lima resident Ryan Dube
A guide to hazards, precautions, and gear, plus tips for avoiding altitude sickness
Transportation advice: How to find the best airfares and get around by bus, train, taxi, car, or motorcycle rental
A full-color foldout map of the region, with vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
Thorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, plants, culture, history, and customs
Handy tools including a Spanish phrasebook, visa information, volunteer opportunities, and tips for seniors, families with children, women traveling alone, and LGBTQ+ travelers
With MOON MACHU PICCHU'S expert insight, practical advice, and insider tips, you can forge your own path.